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A beautiful trophy.
Will yours truly be a repeat-champion, will a first-year participant win the crown...
will we have our first three-time champion...
will someone finally do it after having come just short 14 years ago...
or something else?
Stay tuned!


The first round of the 2024 WikiCup, English Wikipedia's annual editing competition, has just concluded, and it's turning out to be an exciting one! This year saw 135 participants, the highest since 2017. Due to the high number of participants, a total of 30 points were needed to qualify to the next round, the most since 2014, and the third-highest of all time.[1] Due to a tie for the last spot, 67 users advanced (normally 64), including yours truly, the defending champ, who made it as the 30th spot![2]

A brief history

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See also: The WikiCup 2023.

The WikiCup began humbly in 2007 with 12 competitors, scoring being based primarily on edit counts and unique page edits. The competition adopted its present form in 2009, with points awarded for featured articles (FA), lists (FL) and pictures (FP), along with good articles (GA), In the news (ITN) and Did you know (DYK). There were 60 contestants that year and 120 the next, and the contest has taken place annually ever since.

Notable scores

135 users entered – 83 scored points – only 67 advanced. Here we have some notable scores and participants:

...Other Notables...

Concluding notes

Thank you to all those who have been greatly improving Wikipedia in the competition! Good luck to the remaining 67 in your (and my) quest to be the 2024 WikiCup champion in the remaining four rounds until October 31!

Notes

  1. ^ Per User:Hey man im josh/Wikicup stats. However, note that early on, such as in the 2009 competition which had the highest cutoff score, points could be accumulated in different ways, including by simply making an edit, which has since been discontinued.
  2. ^ Uh oh... I need to ramp up my game!
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Congratulations to those who have been involved in this WikiCup tournament. Haha, I listed my name but did not even compete. Hopefully next time. Abishe (talk) 03:09, 3 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Oh this is cool, I think this is the first time I've been mentioned in Singnpost! Hey man im josh (talk) 00:59, 9 March 2024 (UTC)[reply]




       

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