Processed Issues12

This page shows a list of issues for that were approved or declined by our admins.

Template #1 Issue #1
Jun 2, 2017
This is not the author, it's the whole first paragraph.
Accepted by admin
Template #1 Issue #2
Jun 2, 2017
The article has an image that is not displayed.
Accepted by admin
Template #2 Issue #1
Jun 2, 2017
author 's name clearly presented at the top of the page

6.1. Author name
Author name is required only if it is presented in the source article in a clear way (at the top of the page, at the very end of the text, etc.), especially if there's a name of an actual person.
Author name is presented under the article in a dedicated block.
Suggested text is an ordinary article's paragraph with no identification as an "author name" at all.
What if the author starts the article with "By today morning..."?
Declined by admin
It seems that Bashir is being interviewed by Tony.
Template #2 Issue #2
Jun 10, 2017
you've got author from span with class "author", but it has style display:none, no content creator din not want to show this;
and there is clearly presented author
Hm, a semantically identified author, if present, seems a better candidate. Parsing *ordinary* article text is kinda unreliable.
Accepted by admin
What the user sees when viewing the original article in an ordinary browser has priority over invisible meta-information.
Accepted by admin
This issue was accepted by mistake but will not be declined since there's a newer version of the template in the contest.

See here for details:
Template #4 Issue #1
Jun 14, 2017
Rudimentary "By" prefix in the author name.
Accepted by admin
For's template handles it better:
Template #5 Issue #1
Jun 14, 2017
additional symbols in author
Accepted by admin
Template #5 Issue #2
Jun 14, 2017
empty paragraphs
Declined by admin
Template #6 Issue #1
Jun 15, 2017
must generate iv
Accepted by admin
Template #5 Issue #3
Jun 17, 2017
Wrong author! Here you can find articles written by this author.
And how's it wrong? It's clearly specified below the article:
Declined by admin
Template #7 Issue #1
Jun 18, 2017
Missing the real author name. It's right there in bold text.
‌‌ ‌‌Nikita Balakirev
not in all articles of this site author located in first paragraph - so i prefer to use author from meta.

In the first paragraph there can be anything you like

i think there is source in first paragraph, not author
Declined by admin
Nikita is right. There is no reliable way to extract the name of the author out of the first paragraph, because it's not done on the site in an consistent way.
Template #7 Issue #2
Jul 30, 2017
Unfortunately, this templates sets an entire paragraph as the author.
Accepted by admin
This issue was created as part of our final checks on the winning templates that had a very low number of issues reported during the contest (see If you think this issue was accepted as a result of an error, you still have time to submit an appeal. Thank you very much for taking the time and effort to participate in our contest! Results are coming soon.
‌‌ ‌‌Nikita Balakirev

Winning template has its own problem with authors too. Because of incorrect parsing part of text is determined like an author ("late afternoon" from deep paragraph instead of publisher username "adekunle" or " Is’haq Modibbo Kawu").
Admins please check it, thank you
Accepted by admin
Thank you for noticing that. It looks like all the problems with this domain started when our admin accepted this issue by mistake:

It appears that template #2 would have been a more reliable solution than attempting to extract data without any defining markup. We will reflect this in the next version of the checklist to prevent similar situations in future contests. Thanks again.
Template #9 Issue #1
Jul 31, 2017
Irrelevant text in the author field. If it isn't possible to reliably identify author names in the article body, it is better not to extract them.
I agree. And recently issues regarding author names not being extracted from publication text indeed were declined more often.

However, at the time when I was creating this template, admins were accepting such issues. So I was convinced that I have to extract author names, or the template would be rejected.

This seemed to work reliably. In this case it's clearly didn't.
My only hope is it's not a widespread issue :)
Declined by admin
Indeed, the series of issues that ultimately led to the current problem started here:, when Nikita Balakirev incorrectly claimed that template #2 was displaying an invisible 'author' and our admin accepted that issue by mistake. Sorry! In fact, template #2 was utilizing the username of the author that was visible at the bottom of the page along with a link to their other posts – which should have been considered acceptable. Instead, the mistakenly accepted issue led everyone on a wild goose chase and left us with templates that sometimes extract wrong info instead of the author. We will update the checklist with info regarding extracting data without clear markup to prevent this from happening in future contests.

We would have restored template #2, but will instead leave #9 in its place. We kindly ask you to roll back the change after the results are announced and either use the username again or omit the author altogether.