The WikiCup is a championship that has taken place every year on Wikipedia since 2007. The cup is played and won by skill of editing. The purpose of the cup is to encourage content improvement and make editing on Wikipedia more fun. The 2012 WikiCup began on January 1; Signups for the 2012 WikiCup are now closed. Signups for next year's competition will open later this year. If you are interested in following the WikiCup, please add your name to Wikipedia:WikiCup/Newsletter/Send.
The plan for the layout of the 2012 tournament is as follows (please note that points reset to zero at the end of each round):
- January 1 to February 26 – We start with one group of all contestants, with the top 64 from that group progressing. Signups closed in mid-February.
- March 1 to April 28 – 64 contestants left – 8 groups of 8, the top two in each pool progressing, as well as the top 16 of all remaining users.
- May 1 to June 28 – 32 contestants left – 4 groups of 8, the top two in each pool will progress, as well as the top eight of all remaining users.
- July 1 to August 29 – 16 contestants left – 2 groups of 8, the top two in each pool will progress, as well as the top four of all remaining users.
- September 1 to October 31 – 8 contestants left – 1 group of 8, the top one will win!
For the full rules clarifying for what points can be awarded, see Wikipedia:WikiCup/Scoring. However, the spirit of the rules are more important than the letter, and the judges reserve the right to deny points to anyone deemed to be abusing the system, as well as remove persistently problematic users from the competition. The judges for the WikiCup are Şablon:Country data Lancashire Lancashire J Milburn and Netherlands The ed17 .
If you believe one of the contestants is abusing the spirit of the rules, intentionally submitting subpar articles with the aim of getting more WikiCup points, or anything similar, please contact one or both of the judges. They will look into the matter and take action if necessary.
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