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socialist vs communist?[edit]

Hi Againme. I finally understood your point. I've worked as an editor and writer with Petroni for a long time. We 99.9% of the time use socialist instead of Communist because we feel that that most people associate the word with Stalinism, Maoism and the Soviet Block, USSR, and Red China. Yes we are communists, but rhetoric style changes a bit with the times. Could have said revolutionary Marxist, for the sake of brevity, use socialist and thanks to the McCain, more people are wondering what the word means. Ciao4Now Gino5950 (talk) 16:19, 17 June 2009 (UTC)

Early Edition character article expansion[edit]

Thanks for contacting me on my talk page about expanding the article about Early Edition characters. It's great to see a fellow wikipedian interested in improving info about the show. To give you some background, I created the character list because I wanted to emulate the quality work and formatting done on the Prison Break wikipedia page. Unfortunately, I've neglected Early Edition while I've been attempting to raise Ozzie Smith to featured article status. Please feel free to expand the characters list as you see fit, and I'll try to work on it too after I get the episode list finished. Happy editing! Monowi (talk) 04:49, 13 September 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of "A girl who spreads light"[edit]

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Speedy deletion of "A story writer on the crucifix"[edit]

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the Category "Disambiguation" is not what you think[edit]

Thanks for your work creating Dab pages. But please don't tag them as you have been: you'll see, if you look at Category:Disambiguation, that it is not intended for Dab pages. Please use {{Disambig}} instead, which puts them in Category:Disambiguation pages where they belong, and explains to users what in the world the page is there for. Thanks, and i hope you'll continue paying attention to the need for Dab'n!
--Jerzyt 19:50, 13 November 2008 (UTC)

  • Thanks for the thot; i think i got them all.
    --Jerzyt 19:56, 13 November 2008 (UTC)
  • Funny you should ask: i was thinking yesterday about whether for instance Berlin, NH and Berlin, N.H. are redirects. I think for most editors with the interest, it's worth brainstorming about such classes of article that make the Rdrs likely to be valuable, and focusing on one where they find the subject matter interesting, so that it exposes you to articles on topics that you're interested in, presenting opportunities for mixing the Rdr work with article editing.
    In another direction, i frequently listen to NPR while editing, and stop to key in names of people i hear mentioned, to see if their bio exists. Usually it does, but often i've misspelled the name, or under- or over-abbreviated the article title. I always create a Rdr for my first few guesses, and often try to anticipate other readers' first few guesses, and create the missing ones. You'll see my response (intentionally not completely exhaustive) to an extreme case, in my contribs last weekend.
    --Jerzyt 20:36, 13 November 2008 (UTC)

Re "Task done!":
Now, that's a cool thing to have under your belt! I didn't look far, but the first thing i happened on is that that would include Christian Democratic Party (El Salvador), which has a Set Index Article at what Christian Democratic Party Rdr's to. I suppose in that case you found no task beyond looking to see it was done? Curious if you have any observations abt the SIA aspect of the matter.
--Jerzyt 22:42, 4 December 2008 (UTC)

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Monitoring short pages[edit]

the template {{longcomment}} is used by a patrolling editor after verifying that the short page being patrolled is OK. Short pages are often created along the lines of "She's my girlfriend and she's great." Many of those are caught by new page patrollers, some are not. The short page patrollers make quick work of those, but also short articles and dab pages or attempts at redirects end up being fixed and monitored and the template is added to that we don't have to look at the same stuff over and over again. Generally, you don't add it to your own work, you let someone else add it. Carlossuarez46 (talk) 21:16, 20 January 2009 (UTC)

Article names[edit]

Hello Againme, I do not think that you recent moves of various articles about Quebec political parties is consistent with Wikipedia:Naming conventions. I have explained my reasons at Talk:Rally for National Independence. I ask that you stop moving any more articles until this is resolved. Further, I propose to undo all of these moves, but I would like to hear your comments on the issue first. Thank you. Regards, Ground Zero | t 18:19, 26 January 2009 (UTC)

Fixing your mistakes[edit]

As explained at Talk:Rally for National Independence, you have made numerous page moves of articles relating to Quebec political parties that violate Wikipedia style. please correct your mistakes, rather than leaving them for other people to clean up. Thank you. Ground Zero | t 00:57, 28 January 2009 (UTC)

I have now undone all of the damage that you did and that you refused to clean up yourself. In the future, please do not take up other Wikipedians' time by recklessly making page moves. Ignorance of Wikipedia style and rules does not justify vandalism of this sort. Ground Zero | t 05:30, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

Just and edit to clarify that there was no vandalism or damaging going on from my part.--Againme (talk) 06:32, 7 February 2009 (UTC)
From years of contributions I've seen here, I have great respect for Ground Zero. Vandalism is too strong a term, for me, at this point but I do see his point that upon being informed that such translations are inappropriate and counter to the conventions at Wikipedia, you seemed intransigent about reverting. It seems that you continue to make such translations in other areas as well. If an organisation or other entity is primarily known in English under a foreign language name, it should be found under that name. To create a translation of that name and put the article there, is worse still. I trust, however, that you will refrain from such bold moves and seek to establish a consensus for such changes in the future. Best regards, DoubleBlue (talk) 20:55, 8 February 2009 (UTC)

names[edit]

hi. you might be interested in the ongoing naming debate at Talk:GPV, --Soman (talk) 17:29, 6 February 2009 (UTC)


Friendliness[edit]

Yes, I am in favour of the independence of Quebec, and in general all peoples on Earth if that is their will. -- Mathieugp (talk) 16:16, 7 February 2009 (UTC)

Good idea. We shall all be our own country. :-P DoubleBlue (talk) 20:47, 8 February 2009 (UTC)
Oh my!!!! We English are surrounded! lol :) --Againme (talk) 22:46, 8 February 2009 (UTC)

Pronunciation[edit]

I guess there are local variables on pronunciation that have nothing to do with the language used. "Houston" is pronounced "house-ton" in Georgia, and correctly. "Thames" is pronounced with the "Th" in Newport, RI, though it is English, and that is correct. No apologies need be made for either pronunciation. So maybe it has nothing to do with the language used. The point is, in an English version of Wikipedia, I don't have to be apologetic about pronouncing the word the way the locals do, which differs from the way the Spanish people now speak that same word. Pronunciation changes over time. There is no way anyone can prove that our pronunciation did not originally match the Spanish which may nave changed. Nor in the Spanish version of Wikipedia, should editors feel necessary to explain that the way they pronounce some word taken from English, "in Spanish." Of course, it is in Spanish! It is their encyclopedia! They only need take care that the pronunciation is accurate for Spaniards. If they pronounce "Lake George" (New York) as "Lake Horhay", that is fine with me as long as it suits most Spaniards. No apologies necessary. Student7 (talk) 18:32, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

Thank you for your answer.
I am curious how we know that Spanish is pronounced the same today as it was centuries ago. We know English, for example was spoken so differently from Shakespeare's time to Pope's, that if it were not for the latter, Shakespeare would have been forgotten. Then there's Chaucer. And Johnson's dictionary freezing the spelling just as the pronunciation changed much to pupils everlasting dismay to the present day. Student7 (talk) 23:00, 17 February 2009 (UTC)
Nor am I a linguist. But vowel pronunciation change. The worst is Arabic. I heven't heard of any language that changes that rapidly. But all change. Well maybe not Slavic since they consist of "all" consonants!  :) Student7 (talk) 23:24, 17 February 2009 (UTC)


Hi, about fairies[edit]

Your question about fairies, the following are unexplained

The Dorothy Inman photo, here: http://www.lavendise.com/photos/fairy8.jpg

There's more, I just have to find it. Thanks. Please leave my edit to the list of cryptids page as is. Thanks again.

--Isshii (talk) 13:17, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

hi[edit]

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Reply[edit]

Yep, I've known about that category for awhile. :-) Khoikhoi 20:52, 10 April 2009 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Interesting[edit]

I'm writing here so we don't stray too off-topic on the article talkpage. Well, I used to work in a media as well, but I stopped for a while in order to finish my education. Now, I can understand your concerns, but you really put them in an awful manner to start with. If I have to give my personal view, I'd say media are manipulating no matter if they talk about 1 or 1 mil. victims. But then again - every single life is precious and every single death - tragic. In that line of thought (the one that you should care only when the victims are more than a certain number) is not really humane. In this particular case, besides wiki rules and broad coverage of the subject by international media, you have two more factors, that you might have not been aware of. One the "National mourning" day (which happens to be today btw) and the fact that this accident can have great political and social consequences in the country. With European and national elections coming up this might be a deciding factor. But, nevermind, I'm glad we settled this and I'm open if you wish to discuss any media theories, obscurities etc. Cheers. --Laveol T 21:00, 29 May 2009 (UTC)

your message[edit]

Hello! wow I didn't realize that it was near that many! I thought only 21-23,000 Taliban and other forces were killed in Afghanistan? --98.156.123.135 (talk) 21:18, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

  • Oh that's right. I was forgetting about those captured. Umm the DOD may have a lit on that. Their site is pretty much the best when it comes to what's going on militarily in Afghanistan and Iraq. --98.156.123.135 (talk) 21:33, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

Reply[edit]

The nested parameter seen on a lot of talk pages is not used in the {{WPFarm}} template. I have not found its definition and so have not removed it when I have come across it. BlindEagletalk~contribs 21:01, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

Elephanstay question[edit]

yes it does mean american dollars, I got the Thai baht number and converted it then rounded it :) —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jack Condie (talkcontribs) 05:28, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

Yes, I'm sorta new to this so thanks for improving it --Jack Condie (talk) 00:41, 21 June 2009 (UTC)

List of insurgent fatality reports in Afghanistan[edit]

I wanted to tell you that I removed the infobox from the article, it has no place there, that infobox is specificly for the main article of the war. Also, check other lists of casualties of wars like: List of insurgent fatality reports in Iraq, or List of security forces fatality reports in Iraq, or List of security forces fatality reports in Afghanistan. We don't put infoboxes in those kinds of articles.

Also, the name of the article is List of insurgent fatality reports in Afghanistan. Like the article says - This is a partial list of insurgents killed in the War in Afghanistan. Please don't add the Pakistani Taliban deaths to the list, those are casualties inflicted in a separate war. If you want you can create an article called List of insurgent fatality reports in Pakistan and that can be used in the main article of the War in Pakistan. Hope you listen to my advice friend. Cheers!89.216.234.187 (talk) 20:11, 25 June 2009 (UTC)

Yes I am an established user, I have been working on Wikipedia for almost three years now, it is just that I change my ip every few days. I was the one who actualy created that article you are working on. You may see the war in Pakistan as the same one in Afghanistan, and in essence I agree with you, I totaly agree with you. But those two conflicts are treated as separate wars, one fought between the Afghan branch of the Taliban and NATO and one fought between the Pakistan branch of the Taliban and the Pakistani government. There exist two articles on Wikipedia, War in Afghanistan (2001-) and War in Northwest Pakistan. So my suggestion is this. Again, the name of the article is List of insurgent fatality reports in Afghanistan not Pakistan. I suggest you start an article called List of insurgent fatality reports in Pakistan. I will even help you expand that new article. And then we can use the number we come up with in this new article as a source for the overall number of Pak Taliban killed in the war in Pakistan. What do you say? Is it a deal?89.216.234.187 (talk) 03:36, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

Please note that in their above post, this IP editor has just admitted being the indefinitely blocked editor User:Top Gun (User:BobaFett85 who created the List of insurgent fatality reports in Afghanistan article is one of the many sock puppet accounts they've used to try to evade their block). I would suggest that you ignore their attempt to recruit you as a meatpuppet. regards, Nick-D (talk) 11:18, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
I didn't lie to you, I was a well known and established user for more than two years up until 10 months ago. Then I was indefinetly blocked by a user with whom I didn't agree on how to construct the South Ossetia war article. He used as an excuse a copy-paste violation, I copy-pasted a text from a news article so I could reword it later on. He used the fact that in my early days as an editor when I still didn't understand the rules I copy-pasted a lot. After I was explained that rule I didn't do it again for more than a year and a half except in that one instant. After that I didn't use registered nicknames anymore. Most administrators knew it was me but let me continue editing because I didn't do any disruptive edits. Then about two months ago I came into conflict with user Nick-D on how to construct the article American forces casualties in the war in Afghanistan, since he found out I was as a registered user an indefinetly baned user he, and only he, started hounding me like I'm an escaped convict to block me at every turn. I have only tried to update numbers of casualties from wars, with references, and have not done any disruptive edits. His accusation that I tried to make you a meatpuppet is unfounded. I only tried to make to you a suggestion on how we can make a specific distinction between the number of Taliban killed in Afghanistan and the number killed in Pakistan. That is all.89.216.236.242 (talk) 18:00, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
Listen, when I said established I ment, I edited Wikipedia for a long time, not that I am respected. I didn't try to deceive you.89.216.236.242 (talk) 18:05, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
Here's a gesture of good faith on my part. This reference provides the complete number of militants killed in Pakistan by year since 2003 [1], you can use it in the new article. Only 2009 is not included. You could use for 2009 the fact that 1,500 have died in Black Thunderstorm, at least according to the military.89.216.236.242 (talk) 18:14, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, autoboti@yahoo.com, what can I say, loved the Transformers when I was a kid.89.216.236.242 (talk) 18:22, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
I was directing the 'meat puppet' term at Top Gun, not you - I suggested that you ignore their attempt (which is related to them trying to evade their indef block) rather that you were in any way a puppet. No offense intended. I'm neither American nor the person who originally blocked Top Gun (and most of their block evading sockpuppet accounts) by the way. Nick-D (talk) 01:20, 27 June 2009 (UTC)
Please note that I have raised Top Gun's conduct and your creation of the article they requested at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard#Indef blocked editor asking other editors to create and edit articles for them. Nick-D (talk) 01:45, 27 June 2009 (UTC)

Pic on Elephantstay[edit]

Um Can you clean up the elephantstay article i tried to put a pic but its not in the right place --Jack Condie (talk) 03:16, 27 June 2009 (UTC)

List of insurgent fatality reports in Afghanistan[edit]

Please do not remove tags from articles without first addressing the issues they raise like you did in this edit. Please also note that tags saying that the article is semi-protected should not be removed as you also did in that edit, and removing the tag doesn't remove the protection. Nick-D (talk) 04:54, 1 July 2009 (UTC)


Việt Võ Đạo[edit]

Hello Againme

You moved Việt Võ Đạo to Việt-Võ-Đạo. Is there a reason why you did this ? A quick websearch shows that the common spelling is Việt Võ Đạo (without the dashes).

Thomas (talk) 20:07, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

Settler (Asimov)[edit]

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Chat[edit]

Sure. Lampman (talk) 15:48, 17 August 2009 (UTC)


Proposed deletion of Atmospheric beast[edit]

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Articles for deletion nomination of Atmospheric beast[edit]

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We won! haha! --Againme (talk) 17:04, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Sovereign states[edit]

Hey, I was referring to sovereign states that are not universally recognised by other states (also on the same article). Also getting too specific in the lead may not be desirable. The lead should be a general summary and more specific content can be placed in the article. Anyway, it seems you did it in good faith and I am pretty much indifferent about the change. Poliphile (talk) 20:12, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

Reports of black cougars in England[edit]

Hello Againme, In April you created the redirect

targeting a section that was added by an IP user and added to by another. The material was never sourced and after sitting with a {{fact}} tag for a couple of months it was removed.

Unless you have some sourced material you wish to add to the article, this redirect now appears useless and misleading. As the author, you can avoid WP:RFD via WP:CSD#G7, tagging it with, perhaps, {{db-author|rationale=redirected to unsourced material which was subsequently removed}}. What do you think? -- ToET 09:21, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

Oh, and the same applies for:

-- ToET 09:25, 16 September 2009 (UTC)

Re Tunicate[edit]

my 11 year old son has been on my account again. He is very into these things, he probably found it in Scientific American or something. I shall get him to do the reference.--Streona (talk) 10:29, 19 September 2009 (UTC)

Huay chivo[edit]

Hi Againme,

Just a note on your recent move of the Huay chivo page - it is not a proper name, rather a description of a class of supernatural beings/sorcerers, literally witch-goat, and was correct as was. Best regards, Simon Burchell (talk) 08:39, 21 September 2009 (UTC)

Paramount Leader?[edit]

Hey. I saw you added a bunch of text to two articles about Kim Jong-Il being declared the "Paramount Leader" of North Korea in the new constitution. But all the sources I've found say "Supreme Leader." Can you point me to some of your sources? — HelloAnnyong (say whaaat?!) 04:35, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

Just for clarification, I found this NYT article, which says "has officially made Kim Jong-il its 'supreme leader' ... The new Constitution defined one of several titles Mr. Kim holds, chairman of the National Defense Commission, as 'supreme leader' of the country." And this BBC article, which says "For the first time, the constitution refers to him implicitly as 'supreme leader'." A Google news search doesn't find any recent hits for "North Korea" and "paramount leader." — HelloAnnyong (say whaaat?!) 04:39, 30 September 2009 (UTC)

Youth of MPLA[edit]

I agree it is not a party in and of itself, the stub is by far the closest proper one. Do you know a closer one?--TM 21:23, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

Dündar Aliosman[edit]

Hi! It seems you recently created an unreferenced biography of a living person: Dündar Aliosman. Our verifiability policy requires that all content be cited to a reliable source. Please add references as soon as possible. Thanks! --LaraBot (talk) 00:10, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

It's referenced now. --Againme (talk) 18:34, 21 October 2009 (UTC)

Hey[edit]

I never touched the rap article. 76.239.23.133 (talk) 23:37, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Regarding your post on my talk page[edit]

Weird. All I was trying to do was mathify "6.25×1018", musta done something funky with find/replace and not realized it. Thanks for the catch. Erielhonan 18:59, 17 November 2009 (UTC)

AfD nomination of List of insurgent fatality reports in Afghanistan[edit]

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We won! --Againme (talk) 20:05, 25 December 2009 (UTC)

Tiered warning system[edit]

It worked, but...  :) Hello. Maybe you didn't know, but there is a tiered system of warning templates that you can use to warn vandals. The tier system starts with gentle nudges and proceeds to more stern messages. Using that system is so effective that most vandals stop long before the fourth warning. There are three additional benefits to using that system. The first, and most important, is that the wording of the lower level warnings are not so stern that they encourage more vandalism. Many will stop vandalizing after one or two warnings and may actually return to make positive contributions to Wikipedia. Secondly, many administrators prefer to see that a vandal had plenty of warning before blocking them. Once a vandal has had four warnings and continues to vandalize, then any administrator is fully justified in blocking the offending vandal. Finally, some popular vandal-fighting scripts are programmed to recognize standard warning templates left on a talk page and automatically apply the next-higher warning. If someone has used a personalized warning, the script doesn't recognize this and starts with the level 1 warning. This in effect lets the vandal get away with five warnings, instead of four, before being blocked. Oh, and the real reason to use the templates -- they're faster to use. Less typing. For instance, to warn a first offender, all you have to type is {{subst:uw-v1}} and the software does the rest for you. You don't even have to remember the formats of the different templates. A handy reference page for warning templates has been created at WP:WARN. Thank you for your vandal-fighting efforts. Hopefully this will make placing appropriate warnings easier and quicker for you. Take care and happy editing! 152.16.16.75 (talk) 11:15, 28 December 2009 (UTC)

LOL! Hey, your message worked, didn't it?  :) Still, the tiered system is easier and quicker to use, and even lets you include a link to the page that was vandalized. Its up to you whether or not you use the templates, but once you get used to them, they are soooo helpful. Happy editing! 152.16.16.75 (talk) 11:27, 28 December 2009 (UTC)

Block evasion[edit]

Please don't give block evaders a hand as you did in this edit (knowingly according to your edit summary). Nick-D (talk) 07:04, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

Mail[edit]

Did you get my e-mail I sent you? About that security forces article?89.216.234.244 (talk) 07:18, 21 January 2010 (UTC)

Yes, see the message right above yours... --Againme (talk) 14:54, 21 January 2010 (UTC)

"Communist" in quotations[edit]

I noticed that you changed "Communist" to "communist" in Mass killings under Communist regimes. This may be in line with MOS in many cases, but in quotations, I think we have to accurately quote, so "Communist" should stay "Communist" where the person being quoted wrote "Communist." Could you check all the quotes, or change them back? Thanks. Smallbones (talk) 21:13, 12 February 2010 (UTC)

Lead paragraph for June 29th[edit]

A presidential and parliamentary election to the Palestinian National Authority is intended to be held on some point in the future. The presidential election was supposed to have occurred in early January 2009. Legislative elections were to occur in 2010.[1] The elections could not be celebrated so far due to the intra-Palestinian conflict between Fatah and Hamas.

Taliban active fighters strength[edit]

On 3 March 2010, US estimate that 36,000 Afghan taliban militants are active in Afghanistan. These are some links.

http://www.nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-english-online/International/03-Mar-2010/MajorGeneral-Richard-Barrons-puts-Taliban-fighter-numbers-at-36000-report

http://www.upiasia.com/Top_News/US/2010/03/03/Taliban-fighters-estimated-at-36000/UPI-67591267620358/

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2010/03/03/Taliban-fighters-estimated-at-36000/UPI-67591267620358/

I think that first one link is best.Because The Nation newspaper is Pakistan's most popular newspaper and its also too much femous on internet.

Update the talibans strength and total strength of all militants which is 98,100 total militants in war in afghanistan article.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_in_Afghanistan_%282001%E2%80%93present%29119.152.29.16 (talk) 22:43, 20 March 2010 (UTC)

Coalition Casualties Update[edit]

http://www.icasualties.org/OEF/Index.aspx

1707 killed(US:1032, UK: 279, Others: 396)

8,938+ wounded(US: 5,393[2], UK: 3,545[3]) 119.152.83.251 (talk) 09:55, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

Please update war in Afghanistan(2001-present) article.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_in_Afghanistan_%282001%E2%80%93present%29

Stating the obvious?[edit]

Hoi. Was it really unclear to anyone that it means nearest from Earth? What else could it possibly have meant? Best regards, --Thogo (Talk) 00:01, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

(copied from my tp) Well, we do it a lot in Wikipedia, and I think is healthy. :) --Againme (talk) 18:34, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

Hm, well... I prefer to have only necessary information, but that's probably more a cultural difference. :p --Thogo (Talk) 19:09, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

Jose Rodriguez/José Rodríguez[edit]

Hello, Againme.

I see that you moved "Jose Rodriguez (intelligence)" to "José Rodríguez (intelligence)".

Although the new spelling is certainly the usual one in Spanish, and he was born in Puerto Rico, it is also the case that he lives in the United States, and that many residents of the United States drop the diacritics from their names.

As you probably know, Wikipedia policies and guidelines direct us to use the most common names in English-language sources. At least per Google, that's actually the old title, without diacritics ([2]).

So I guess it comes down to how he prefers to write his name. Do you have evidence of which form he uses? SamEV (talk) 23:04, 23 April 2010 (UTC)


Thank you for your response.

I hope you can see the wisdom of Wikipedia's simple rule. By accepting the predominant spelling in English-language sources, whether the verdict of the sources turns out to be wrong or right, ultimately, at least we can show we followed an objective and logical rule. (And remember: each Wikipedia has its own rules.) [And in any case where the personal choice is known, and by our respecting it, we] don't have to guess whether someone is spelling his/her name without diacritics due to [conscious] choice, simple carelessness, or lack of education—It becomes something with which we don't have to concern ourselves. And as for applying the rules of orthography over the personal choices of individuals: how defensible is that, really?

Maybe the thing to do should be to search websites that display scans of material that originally appeared in printed form, for example, Google Books, as well as newspaper and magazine websites. Printed sources tend to have no problem with special characters, so at those websites we get to see the spellings originally used in the printed versions. I suppose that most personal names have appeared in more than a few printed sources, so this should work for most names.

What do you think about that idea? SamEV (talk) 23:17, 24 April 2010 (UTC) [modified 00:00, 26 April 2010 (UTC)]


Hi!
"In conclusion: maybe your proposal is the best available in our unperfect world, but I fear that it could lead to supress most accent marks in names"
You don't have to worry about that, because we'll only use sources that do use diacritics. That way, we can have a high degree of certainty that if a name appears without diacritics in those sources, it's because it's not supposed to [have them], not because they don't use them at all.
I propose that we start assembling a list of high quality newspapers and magazines, to go along with Google Books. What do you think? In fact, we could use sources that are online only, if they also tend to use diacritics.
Obviously, we should do this randomly. I.e., we should not search for "José Rodríguez" in a particular source before we decide to add that source to the list, lest we rig the outcome, right? Instead, we should test each source with names that we're not considering in regards to article titles. We might ask a third person to suggest such names.
Your thoughts? SamEV (talk) 23:13, 26 April 2010 (UTC) [modified 04:14, 28 April 2010 (UTC)]


Hey, I should be getting more work done myself!
I think the most objective way to compile the list should be to simply grab the list of the top sources by circulation. For example, the top 10 newspapers and the top 10 magazines, in terms of circulation. If any newspaper in the top 10 doesn't use diacritics, we examine the 11th on the list. If it doesn't either, we look at the 12th, and so on, until we have the 10 highest-circulation newspapers that use diacritics. Likewise with the magazines.
WP has lists of circulation. Check out List of newspapers in the world by circulation and List of magazines by circulation. Many of those non-US sources are in English, and for the sake of a worldwide perspective I guess we ought to have some of them on our list.
So, if circulation is OK with you, let me know and I'll compile the list, which you should be able to verify. If you want to suggest a different criterion or method, please do! SamEV (talk) 04:14, 28 April 2010 (UTC)


How's it going?

BTW, you may have noticed that using a pre-existing list removes the need for a third party to suggest test names. SamEV (talk) 23:04, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

Hi! The cupacabras in India, references please?[edit]

Hi Againme..

I am trying to obtain the dates and issues of the local newspapers here from the last week on.

They are taking time to locate it since its almost 13 years back.(1997)

I am co-ordinating with them and trying to get updates as soon as possible.

Initially I was not in favor of putting the reference there without the newspaper articles, but I thought I could at least make aware of anyone browsing it that the chupacabra problem was or is not indigenous only to Puerto Rico or the U.S. Though the wounds are dry and healed in the minds, there is still a generation of people in my state here who vividly remember 1997 for its strange events. I sometimes wonder how the global or for that matter the Indian national media could overlook such a panicked population in an entire state.


Anyway I shall get those references ASAP.

If you feel it is better to put the location name only backed with references or proof, I say go ahead .

Better to present all facts and locations properly than to stimulate rumors.

OOPart[edit]

The reorganization looks fine to me - I wonder how long before somebody objects to the "fringe" terminology! - DavidWBrooks (talk) 17:58, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

Moving big rocks[edit]

Hi,
Veeeeery interesting question, isn't it? The Romans managed to move a 300+ ton obelisk (in one piece? I must ask) by barge to Rome. WP's now got a picture of what it took to set up in 1586AD (Saint_Peter's_Square). The obelisk article says that took "nearly 1000 men, 140 carthorses, 47 cranes." But when bigshots give orders, stuff moves. Oh, and it had to be exorcised first.

Moving stuff 3 times that size 1000 years earlier? Since I'm an amateur, I might guess about wheels, since they'd been around since 3000BC. But that might upset many old guys with beards, and people who dream of levitation. Twang (talk) 21:43, 3 May 2010 (UTC)

Oopart redux[edit]

I was just tweaking Oopart, and had to come here and say - boy, that article is w-a-a-a-a-a-y better now that you've reorganized it. Pat yourself on the back and give yourself a cigar. Nice job, indeed. - DavidWBrooks (talk) 14:05, 11 May 2010 (UTC)

Arab citizens of Israel[edit]

Please read the first footnote, and related source. "The Israeli Nationality Law came into effect on 14 July 1952. Between Israel's declaration of independence on 14 May 1948 and the passage of this bill four years later, there technically were no Israeli citizens. In this article, the term "Arab citizen" is used to refer to the Arab population in Israel, even in the period after the 1949 armistice agreement and before the passage of the Nationality Law in 1952." This makes it clear that the phrase is commonly, and deliberately, used to refer to people who were residents but not citizens; Israeli Jews, too, were technically not citizens in this period. RolandR (talk) 19:31, 5 June 2010 (UTC)

Talk pages[edit]

Hello, please do not edit other users' comments on the talk pages. You are welcome to copy edit in every article, but entries on a talk page should not be changed without the author's consent. Thank you, –Holt (TC) 08:47, 26 June 2010 (UTC)

New Template[edit]

  • Hello my fellow Wikipedians, I recently succeeded in getting some photos released into the public domain from the Puerto Rican State Historic Preservation Office and created the template for such images, upon User:Quazgaa's request. See:Good news. The template which I created to be used on the images from the Puerto Rican State Historic Preservation Office is the following: {{PD-PRGov-PRSHP}} Tony the Marine (talk) 07:46, 3 July 2010 (UTC)

Critic to page moving[edit]

Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. Although everyone is welcome to contribute constructively to the encyclopedia, articles should not be moved, as you did to Harthacnut, without good reason. They need to have a name that is both accurate and intuitive. We have some guidelines in place to help with this. Generally, a page should only be moved to a new title if the current name doesn't follow these guidelines. Also, if a page move is being discussed, consensus needs to be reached before anybody moves the page. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. Thank you. PatGallacher (talk) 17:55, 29 July 2010 (UTC)

Newsweek[edit]

Hello. This piece is about the American newsweekly. It has one bureau in Buenos Aires. (Frankly, it wouldn't want to shell out the money for two.) I know because I was formerly a bureau chief for TIME magazine, and had a number of friends at Newsweek. I'll see if I can find you a source online. MarmadukePercy (talk) 18:41, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

Ah, okay, that's pretty funny actually. I've had some friends who've left there fairly recently after coming over from TIME. I also have a couple friends still there. I wasn't surprised by the sale, obviously, as that had been telegraphed, but I must say that the sale price was pretty astounding. Hard to watch what's happening in the world of print journalism these days..... Take care. MarmadukePercy (talk) 18:49, 7 August 2010 (UTC)

Spanish profanity[edit]

Please use WP:RS citations to this article and see WP:V. ----moreno oso (talk) 14:58, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

August 2010[edit]

Information.svg Please do not add or change content without citing verifiable and reliable sources, as you did to Spanish profanity. Before making any potentially controversial edits, it is recommended that you discuss them first on the article's talk page. Please review the guidelines at Wikipedia:Citing sources and take this opportunity to add references to the article. Thank you. Additionally, please read WP:NPA: comment on edits and not editors. --moreno oso (talk) 15:15, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

I did not add anything!!! --Againme (talk) 15:16, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

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There is no controversy. This article has standed without references for this word for years.--Againme (talk) 15:21, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

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If you continue to make personal attacks on other people as you did at Spanish profanity‎, you may be blocked from editing without further notice. Comment on content, not on other contributors or people. Your edit summaries are very uncivil. I suggest you provide standard edit summaries. --moreno oso (talk) 15:34, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

For the record, I don't understand why this user continues to make threats in my Talk Page. I'm not personally attacking anyone (I did advice him not to be a zealot). Please see Wikipedia:Harassment. --Againme (talk) 15:37, 16 August 2010 (UTC)
Hello, Againme.
This is in regards to Spanish profanity. I just want to remind you that when challenged to source content that you add, you should do so, rather than insisting it stay simply because there's other unsourced content in the article. The previous content is by no means safe from challenge, but at least it forms part of the article's stable version.
Anyway, thank you for adding the source, and good luck. SamEV (talk) 22:39, 16 August 2010 (UTC)

Re:Hi![edit]

The short answer is that every usage of a non-free image must confirm with our non-free content criteria, and the basic objection here is criterion 8. While an image of a cryptid does add significantly to the article on the cryptid and can probably be used (provided it meets the other criteria), there is a longstanding consensus that using non-free content to identify/illustrate entries in lists like that does not meet NFCC#8. We also have this guideline on non-free content in lists, but that doesn't really apply to a list of this sort. Basically, that list article should only use free images. J Milburn (talk) 18:09, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

List of scientific Misanthropes[edit]

First. Thank you for your corrections.

I always expect my edits to be treated in a Mythanthropic (misanthropic) manner which can lead to many Mythunderstandings (misunderstandings).

It seems that we have our own crypto-puzzle to sort out here. Or should we leave it to the realms of the Mythtaken (mistaken) people who believe that Mythakes (mistakes) are not possible on such a well known and well travelled site such as one with these themyths. (themes - I know, it's crap but it kinda fits).


Ok. Is this a genuine error or should I get all mythty-eyed (misty-eyed) over an Easter Bunny waiting to hatch.


Seriously, I'd like to know. And again, thank you for your corrections. I spend a lot of time trying to find non-crypto refs (news reports and the like) so a few things pass me by. With all of our combined efforts, we can make this a viable portal again. Angry Mustelid (talk) 23:15, 8 September 2010 (UTC).

  • If you look at the coding of the message and click the links you will get the idea. If you type 'mis' as Myth then finish the word (such as mistaken - mythtaken) it fills the whole thing in as the link leading to the Myth page. I have filled in the words above.
  • (it works with dis as well. Disappointed - maybe, suprised definitely).
definitely disappointed in the mythtical properties of wikipedia

Angry Mustelid (talk) 12:02, 9 September 2010 (UTC)

Click the following Wikilinks.

then click these:
Sorry, but I can't really make it any clearer than that. Angry Mustelid (talk) 20:27, 9 September 2010 (UTC)

care to mentor a couple of my students?[edit]

Hi! Ive noticed some of your editing on Mexico-related articles Ive worked on... and your userpage. I am an English teacher in Mexico City. I'm teaching a very advanced Business English class this semester and Im going to have my students do some work in WP. I did something similar a couple of years ago. Im looking for people to adopt one or two of my "kids" and give them some help, mostly with navigating WP and some with their English. Please let me know if you can help out and thanks in advance! Thelmadatter (talk) 14:44, 9 September 2010 (UTC)

wow that was fast.... no problem. thanks anywayThelmadatter (talk) 14:46, 9 September 2010 (UTC)

Your user page / Categories[edit]

I've tweaked your user page to allow a link to the categories you created. This has shown that four of them have been deleted. It's fine to create categories, but then they must be used or they can be liable to deletion. Such deletion does not prejudice re-creation if the cat is going to be used on redirects. If you don't like the display of the redlinks, please feel free to revert my edit without further reference to myself. It's your user page, after all. Mjroots2 (talk) 07:58, 10 September 2010 (UTC)

Facíl[edit]

Stub categories don't count as an article being categorized, because the stub templates are temporary maintenance categories that are meant to be removed from the article as soon as it's passed stub length. An article is considered to be uncategorized if it isn't in at least one permanent topic category in addition to the stub template(s). Bearcat (talk) 03:14, 1 October 2010 (UTC)

en-dashes[edit]

You have misunderstood. The following are different things:

A - B
A – B

If you click on "edit", you will see that NEITHER of them is "spelled out". The first is a hyphen. The second is an en-dash. WP:MOS says the en-dash rather than the hyphen is to be used in certain contexts. Thus

John Xmith (1842-1915)

is wrong, but

John Xmith (1842–1915)

is right. You can achieve the second form either by spelling out the word endash preceded by an ampersand and followed by a hyphen, or else by using the version you see here that's not "spelled out". Either way, the hyphen, which is shorter than an en-dash, is incorrect. In Ogopogo, I changed a hyphen to an en-dash. 24.118.123.34 (talk) 17:28, 3 October 2010 (UTC)

John IV of France listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect John IV of France. Since you had some involvement with the John IV of France redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion (if you have not already done so). Angus McLellan (Talk) 22:04, 12 October 2010 (UTC)

The Early Asimov[edit]

I noticed you seem to have removed the merge tag from the most (all?) of the articles that are being discussed at Talk:The Early Asimov. You might want to replace them so that others will be aware of the discussion. JeepdaySock (AKA, Jeepday) 16:29, 2 November 2010 (UTC)

Burkinabe[edit]

Hello, I see you've been changing a lot of Burkinabè to Burkinabé. Is the former actually a misspelling? I had understood (and by no means am I an expert) that it was a variation. Compare, for example [3] and [4] (and try not to be too disturbed that Wikipedia turns up in google news results!) --BelovedFreak 21:19, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

Wikification Backlog Elimination Drive invitation[edit]

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Winston's Hiccup[edit]

Winston's Hiccup in this wiki article is most likely located in Jordan's southeast (or east-southeast) because there is also an online article mention of Wadi Sirhan--that lies in Saudi Arabia. The Hiccup supposedly created a large triangle shaped area of Saudi territory and this is where Southwest Jordan is located. Frankly, this is one of the strange ways that the colonial powers drew the map in the 19th and 20th century.

  • The British united Arab North Sudan and African South Sudan before giving Sudan independence in 1956 and only now is that mess being fixed after decades of civil war and civilian deaths. The Arabs and black Africans never liked each other in the first place. Iraq is another artificial British creation with Sunni, Shiite Arabs and Kurds unhappily living together.

With best Regards, --Leoboudv (talk) 07:18, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

Bolivian Trotskyists[edit]

Hi. The OST, PST and MST are just different names of different stages of history of the same. Thus a link from MST article to the OST article, rather than going through with merger, becomes a circular reference. Regarding names, please check and give input at Wikipedia:Naming conventions (political parties). I think it is important to have somewhat consequent naming schemes (like "SWP"="PST"), rather than exact translations. --Soman (talk) 21:52, 12 February 2011 (UTC)

palestine election[edit]

i just quoted the source, thought that one came otu later (seemed direct from the the PLO). but change if you must. also see national electoral calendar 2011(Lihaas (talk) 01:46, 13 February 2011 (UTC)).

like kosovo and the ICJ rule. 1. delcared independance, 2. reconigised by over 100 states.Lihaas (talk) 02:03, 13 February 2011 (UTC)
that make sense
your explanation says " "no later than september", in Spanish, antes del fin de septiembre, in Italian, entro September." entierh of the sources mention octover that is the definition of WP:SYnthesis and WP:ORLihaas (talk) 18:55, 13 February 2011 (UTC)
{{resolved}}?Lihaas (talk) 19:03, 13 February 2011 (UTC)

Infobox[edit]

Well, I deleted infobox from List of Beys of Tunis because the same infobox already exist on article Bey of Tunis. I think it's not nessecary on both places. If you want to restore it, go ahead. I think it's really not a big thing. Cheers! --Sundostund (talk) 22:59, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

Date[edit]

Unless I'm mistaken, we don't have a date. It may be held in 2011 or 2012. When we do not know which year, the standard is just to call it the "Next fooian election". Cheers, Number 57 15:32, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

It may be held within the next year, but we don't know when - we do not name articles based on either/or situations (otherwise the Next United Kingdom general election would be United Kingdom general election, 2011/2012/2013/2014/2015 as it may be in any of those years). Number 57 15:36, 16 May 2011 (UTC)

Viking Age[edit]

Just so you know, the reversion of your "proper edit" to Viking Age (the ndash) was unintentional and likely due to how Wikipedia handles edit conflicts. My apologies. Alphathon /'æl.f'æ.θɒn/ (talk) 15:17, 20 May 2011 (UTC)

Moving articles[edit]

Hello Againme, how are you? I have written hundreds of Hispanic and Puerto Rican related articles, among them Antonio Valero de Bernabé. If you need any help in moving an article such as was the case of "Valero de Bernabé", let me know in my "talk page" and I'll do it. It would be much faster then putting in a request. Take care. Tony the Marine (talk) 05:48, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

  • I was an active Marine from 69-75 (4 yrs. in the reserves), but you know the old saying "Once a Marine, always a Marine" (smile). Tony the Marine (talk) 15:21, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

Diacritics[edit]

Morning, dear Againme, have you notice the diference between the [[5]] and after you "corrected" this article? I will help you, links. I have seeen you are redirecting the "incorrects" articles, and I hope you will do the same with all those article appearing now as red links. Oscar 14:16, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

Be aware of this: In this article you "repaired" the Eduardo Concepcion link, but I would like to know if you are going to repair [[6]] (the others) as well, and the same with every single repaired link, even if red linked. Oscar 14:26, 13 June 2011 (UTC)

Spaces[edit]

Hi!

This Your edit gives me the hope that there might be a way to automatically remove superfluous blank spaces. Is that so, and if yes, what is the way? --Hans Dunkelberg (talk) 19:16, 27 June 2011 (UTC)

There has just begun a little discussion on spaces here, on the Manual of Style talk page. --Hans Dunkelberg (talk) 20:44, 28 June 2011 (UTC)
Take care, the link seems to direct to the very last contribution of the Manual of Style talk page, now, for some reason. You`d have to scroll up. --Hans Dunkelberg (talk) 20:46, 28 June 2011 (UTC)

Completely new abortion proposal and mediation[edit]

In light of the seemingly endless disputes over their respective titles, a neutral mediator has crafted a proposal to rename the two major abortion articles (pro-life/anti-abortion movement, and pro-choice/abortion rights movement) to completely new names. The idea, which is located here, is currently open for opinions. As you have been a contributor in the past to at least one of the articles, your thoughts on the matter would be appreciated.

The hope is that, if a consensus can be reached on the article titles, the energy that has been spent debating the titles of the articles here and here can be better spent giving both articles some much needed improvement to their content. Please take some time to read the proposal and weigh in on the matter. Even if your opinion is simple indifference, that opinion would be valuable to have posted.

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Moving issues[edit]

Hello. This message is being sent to inform you that there is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you. Hot Stop (t) 21:05, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

I'm not able to locate the related ANI thread for some reason, but your move of Raúl Ibañez to Raúl Ibáñez was wrong and contravened the discussion on the talk page. Sources show Ibanez with two diacritics in his name, not three (see here and here), and in Spanish, the "á" accent on the penultimate syllable isn't necessary because the second-to-last syllable is already accented without it. Please do not move that page again without first undertaking and completing discussion about the topic. Thank you. — KV5Talk • 21:44, 14 July 2011 (UTC)
Hi! It was my misktake. I apologize. It won't happen again. Againme (talk) 19:52, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

Referencing[edit]

Please provide citations for anything you want to include, and don't remove information that has been cited. Everyking (talk) 21:48, 31 July 2011 (UTC)

Template:Western Shara List of positions[edit]

Hello,
Template:Western Sahara lists of positions is being considered for deletion. Your input would be appreciated at this template entry in the templates for discussions page.
Best regards Tachfin (talk) 17:15, 9 August 2011 (UTC)

???[edit]

Huh? I don't understand... please explain this to me on my talk. Thanks. —Justin (koavf)TCM☯ 03:46, 11 August 2011 (UTC)

Ah Try purging the file. —Justin (koavf)TCM☯ 03:50, 11 August 2011 (UTC)

Categories for discussion nomination of Category:Redirects from Portuguese-language terms[edit]

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GOCE drive newsletter[edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Broken rifle[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

Moved to my User page! Thanks! --Againme (talk) 14:27, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

Idem! Thanks again! --Againme (talk) 19:55, 14 July 2012 (UTC)

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Copy-edit[edit]

Hi, may I request that you copy-edit these following articles:

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House of Knýtlinga[edit]

Hey, just saw your article. You should join the project. Thanks, from OKelly (talk) 09:07, 21 January 2012 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Talk:Pero (beverage)[edit]

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Would You like to Help?[edit]

Hi, I am starting Wikipedia:WikiProject Ravidassia. I would like to get help from people who are interested. You may sign up for the project on the [[7]]. McKinseies (talk) 15:11, 15 February 2012 (UTC)

GOCE March copy edit drive[edit]

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The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in their March 2012 Backlog elimination drive, a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on March 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on March 31 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goal for the drive will be to eliminate the remaining 2010 articles from the queue. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits more than 4,000 words, and special awards will be given to the top 5 in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", and "Number of articles of over 5,000 words". We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Dank, Diannaa, Stfg, and Coordinator emeritus SMasters. 19:25, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

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and concluding with current pope Xxxxx, a pope described in the prophecy as "Peter the Roman",

Proposed deletion of Либерално-Демократска Партија[edit]

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GOCE March drive newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors March 2012 backlog elimination drive update
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Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors March 2012 Backlog elimination drive! Here's the mid-drive newsletter.

Participation: We have had 58 people sign up for this drive so far, which compares favorably with our last drive, and 27 have copy-edited at least one article. If you have signed up but have not yet copy-edited any articles, please consider doing so. Every bit helps! If you haven't signed up yet, it's not too late. Join us!

Progress report: Our target of completing the 2010 articles has almost been reached, with only 56 remaining of the 194 we had at the start of the drive. The last ones are always the most difficult, so thank you if you are able to help copy-edit any of the remaining articles. We have reduced the total backlog by 163 articles so far.

Special thanks: Special thanks to Stfg, who has been going through the backlog and doing some preliminary vetting of the articles—removing copyright violations, doing initial clean-up, and nominating some for deletion. This work has helped make the drive a more pleasant experience for all our volunteers.

Your drive coordinators – Dianna (talk), Stfg (talk), and Dank (talk)

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GOCE March drive wrap-up[edit]

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Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors March 2012 Backlog elimination drive! This is the most successful drive we have had for quite a while. Here is your end-of-drive wrap-up newsletter.

Participation

Of the 70 people who signed up for this drive, 40 copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Special acknowledgement goes out to Lfstevens, who did over 200 articles, most of them in the last third of the drive, and topped all three leaderboard categories. You're a superstar! Stfg and others have been pre-checking the articles for quality and conformance to Wikipedia guidelines; some have been nominated for deletion or had some preliminary clean-up done to help make the copy-edit process more fun and appealing. Thanks to all who helped get those nasty last few articles out of the target months.

Progress report

During this drive we were successful in eliminating our target months—October, November, and December 2010—from the queue, and have now eliminated all the 2010 articles from our list. We were able to complete 500 articles this month! End-of-drive results and barnstar information can be found here.

When working on the backlog, please keep in mind that there are options other than copy-editing available; some articles may be candidates for deletion, or may not be suitable for copy-editing at this time for other reasons. The {{GOCEreviewed}} tag can be placed on any article you find to be totally uneditable, and you can nominate for deletion any that you discover to be copyright violations or completely unintelligible. If you need help deciding what to do, please contact any of the coordinators.

Thank you for participating in the March 2012 drive! All contributions are appreciated. Our next copy-edit drive will be in May.

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GOCE May copy edit drive[edit]

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Repost of Damián Fernández Beanato[edit]

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Damián Fernández Beanato listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Damián Beanato[edit]

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Damián A. Fernández Beanato[edit]

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Damián Fernández[edit]

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Damian Fernandez Beanato[edit]

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Damian Fernandez[edit]

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Damian Beanato[edit]

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Damian A. Fernandez Beanato[edit]

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Hola[edit]

Sos tan boludo que me muero. PeterCantropus (talk) 21:37, 2 May 2012 (UTC)

Re: Hi![edit]

You're welcome, I was fixing the links to articles I'd had moved and just made a few changes when I saw them. --xensyriaT 00:37, 11 May 2012 (UTC)

GOCE May mid-drive newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors May 2012 backlog elimination drive mid-drive newsletter
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Participation: Out of 49 people signed up for this drive so far, 26 have copy-edited at least one article. It's a smaller group than last drive, but we're making good progress. If you've signed up but haven't yet copy-edited any articles, please consider doing so. Every bit helps! If you haven't signed up yet, it's not too late. Join us!

Progress report: We're on track to meet our targets for the drive, largely due to the efforts of Lfstevens and the others on the leaderboard. Thanks to all. We have reduced our target group of articles—January, February, and March 2011—by over half, and it looks like we will achieve that goal. Good progress is being made on the overall backlog as well, with over 500 articles copy-edited during the drive so far. The total backlog currently sits at around 3200 articles.

Hall of Fame: GOCE coordinator Diannaa was awarded a spot in the GOCE Hall of Fame this month! She has copy-edited over 1567 articles during these drives, and surpassed the 1,000,000-word mark on May 5. On to the second million! – Your drive coordinators: Dank, Diannaa and Stfg

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Damián Alejandro Fernández Beanato listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Recreating deleted pages[edit]

GOCE May drive wrap-up[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors May 2012 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
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Participation: Out of 54 people who signed up this drive, 32 copy-edited at least one article. Last drive's superstar, Lfstevens, again stood out, topping the leader board in all three categories and copy-editing over 700 articles. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: We were once again successful in our primary goal—removing the oldest three months from the backlog—while removing 1166 articles from the queue, the second-most in our history. The total backlog currently sits at around 2600 articles, down from 8323 when we started out just over two years ago.

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Coodinator election: The six-month term for our third tranche of Guild coordinators will be expiring at the end of June. We will be accepting nominations for the fourth tranche of coordinators, who will also serve a six-month term. Nominations will open starting on June 5. For complete information, please have a look at the election page. – Your drive coordinators: Dank, Diannaa, and Stfg

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GOCE July 2012 Copy Edit Drive[edit]

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The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in their July 2012 Backlog elimination drive, a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on July 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on July 31 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goals are to eliminate the articles tagged in April, May and June 2011 from the queue and to complete all requests placed before the end of June. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits more than 4,000 words, and special awards will be given to the top 6 in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", "Number of articles of over 5,000 words", "Number of articles tagged in April–June 2011", and "Longest article". We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Dank, Diannaa and Stfg.

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GOCE July 2012 mid-drive newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors July 2012 backlog elimination drive mid-drive newsletter
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Participation: Out of 37 people signed up for this drive so far, 25 have copy-edited at least one article. It's a smaller group than last drive, but we're making good progress. If you've signed up but haven't yet copy-edited any articles, every bit helps; if you haven't signed up yet, it's not too late. Join us!

Progress report: We're almost on track to meet our targets for the drive. Great work, guys. We have reduced our target group of articles—May, June, and July 2011—by about 40%, and the overall backlog has been reduced by 264 articles so far, to around 2500 articles.

Copy Edit of the Month: Starting in August, your best copy-editing work of the month will be eligible for fabulous prizes! See here for details. – Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.

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GOCE July drive wrap-up[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors July 2012 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
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Participation: Out of 45 people who signed up this drive, 31 have copy-edited at least one article. Lfstevens continues to carry most of the weight, having edited 360 articles and over a quarter of a million words already. Thanks to all who have participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, will be available early in August here.

Progress report: We are once again very close to achieving in our primary goal—removing the oldest three months from the backlog. Only 35 such articles remain at press time. The total backlog currently sits at under 2400 articles, down from 8323 when we started out over two years ago. We are just two articles away from completing all requests made before July 2012 (both are in progress).

Copy Edit of the Month: Starting in August, you'll be able to submit your best copy-editing work for palaver, praise, and prizes. See here for details. – Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.

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GOCE news and September drive invitation[edit]

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The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in its events:

  • The August 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is currently in the submissions stage. Submit your best August copy edit there before the end of the month. Submissions end, and discussion and voting begin, on September 1 at 00:00 (UTC).
  • September 2012 Backlog elimination drive is a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on September 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on September 30 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goals are to copy edit the articles tagged longest ago and to complete all requests placed before the end of August. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits at least one article, and special awards will be given to the top six in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", "Number of articles of over 5,000 words", "Number of articles tagged longest ago", and "Longest article". This drive features a much easier signup process. We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.
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GOCE September activities[edit]

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A quick reminder of our current events:

  • The August 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is in the discussion and voting stage until midnight September 14 (UTC).
  • The September 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is in the submissions stage until midnight September 30 (UTC), when discussion and voting begin.
  • The September 2012 Backlog elimination drive is now underway! The event runs until midnight September 30 (UTC). The goal is to copy edit articles with the oldest tags and complete all requests placed before September. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who participates, with special awards given to the top five in the following categories: "Total articles", "Total words", "Total articles over 5,000 words", "Total articles tagged longest ago", and "Longest article". – Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.

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The Olive Branch: A Dispute Resolution Newsletter (Issue #1)[edit]

Welcome to the first edition of The Olive Branch. This will be a place to semi-regularly update editors active in dispute resolution (DR) about some of the most important issues, advances, and challenges in the area. You were delivered this update because you are active in DR, but if you would prefer not to receive any future mailing, just add your name to this page.

Steven Zhang's Fellowship Slideshow

In this issue:

  • Background: A brief overview of the DR ecosystem.
  • Research: The most recent DR data
  • Survey results: Highlights from Steven Zhang's April 2012 survey
  • Activity analysis: Where DR happened, broken down by the top DR forums
  • DR Noticeboard comparison: How the newest DR forum has progressed between May and August
  • Discussion update: Checking up on the Wikiquette Assistance close debate
  • Proposal: It's time to close the Geopolitical, ethnic, and religious conflicts noticeboard. Agree or disagree?
Read the entire first edition of The Olive Branch -->

--The Olive Branch 18:46, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

GOCE mid-drive newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors September 2012 backlog elimination drive mid-drive newsletter
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  • Participation: Out of 37 people signed up for this drive so far, 19 have copy-edited at least one article, about the same as the last drive. If you've signed up but haven't yet copy-edited any articles, every bit helps; if you haven't signed up yet, it's not too late. Join us!
  • Progress report: We're almost on track to meet our targets for the drive. Great work, guys. We have reduced our target group of articles—August, September, and October 2011—by about 44%, and the overall backlog has been reduced by 58 articles so far, to around 2600 articles. The biggest difference between this drive and the previous one is a stronger focus on large articles, so total word counts are still comparable.
  • Don't forget about the Copy Edit of the Month contests! Voting for the August contest has been extended through the end of the month. You don't have to make a submission to vote!
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GOCE September 2012 drive wrap-up[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors September 2012 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
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Participation: Out of 41 people who signed up this drive, 28 copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: We achieved our primary goal of clearing July, August, September and October 2011 from the backlog. This means that, for the first time since the drives began, the backlog is less than a year. At least 677 tagged articles were copy edited, although 365 new ones were added during the month. The total backlog at the end of the month was 2341 articles, down from 8323 when we started out over two years ago. We completed all 54 requests outstanding before September 2012 as well as eight of those made in September.

Copy Edit of the Month: Voting is now over for the August 2012 competition, and prizes will be issued soon. The September 2012 contest is closed for submissions and open for voting. The October 2012 contest is now open for submissions. Everyone is welcome to submit entries and to vote.

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GOCE fall newsletter[edit]

Fall Events from the Guild of Copy Editors
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The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in its events:

  • The October 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is currently in the submissions stage. Submit your best October copy edit there before the end of the month. Submissions end, and discussion and voting begin, on November 1 at 00:00 (UTC).
  • Voting is in progress for the September 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest. Everyone is welcome to vote, whether they have entered the contest or not.
  • NEW!! In the week from Sunday 21 October to Saturday 27 October, we are holding a Project Blitz, in which we will copy edit articles tagged with {{copyedit}} belonging to selected project(s). For the first blitz, we'll start with WikiProject Olympics and WikiProject Albums and add more Projects to the blitz as we clear them. The blitz works much like our bimonthly drives, but a bit simpler. Everyone is welcome to take part, and barnstars will be awarded.
  • November 2012 Backlog elimination drive is a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on November 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on November 30 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goals are to copy edit all articles tagged in 2011 and to complete all requests placed before the end of October. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits at least one article, and special awards will be given to the top five in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", "Number of articles of over 5,000 words", "Number of articles tagged in 2011", and "Longest article". We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.
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Proposed deletion of Russell Harley[edit]

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GOCE November 2012 copy edit drive update[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors November 2012 backlog elimination drive mid-drive newsletter
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  • Participation: Out of 31 people signed up for this drive so far, 22 have copy-edited at least one article. If you've signed up but haven't yet copy-edited any articles, every bit helps; if you haven't signed up yet, it's not too late. Join us!
  • Progress report: We're on track to meet our targets for the drive. We have reduced our target group of articles—November and December 2011—by over 50%, and 34 of the the 56 requests made in September and October this year have already been fulfilled. However, the rate of tagging for copy edit has increased, and this month we are just keeping the size of the backlog stable. So, all you copy editors, please do come along and help us!
  • The September 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest was won by Baffle gab1978 for his copy edit of Expulsion of the Acadians. Runner up was Gareth Griffith-Jones for his edit of I Could Fall in Love. Congratulations to both.
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Chariots of the Gods?[edit]

I removed "see out-of-place artifact)" as inappropriate. We have 'See also' sections for this, and it was already there. Dougweller (talk) 14:54, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

I've replied on my talk page, but that's not what our guidelines say - there's be no point in a see also section. Please try to change the guidelines before you do this again. Dougweller (talk) 15:04, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

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IN RESPONSE TO UFO COMMENT[edit]

If you look at history, dating prior to the 20th century, you'll notice whether on 1. cave markings 2. ancient stone writings, to 3. paintings and even literature cite phenomena than seem to imply what in our time we term "ufo". Having said that you are correct this last century has given us a great amount of info, and it may or may not stop. In the endwe certainly are not the only living and inteligent beings in this galaxy, so the question becomes not "if" but "when" will we have CONTACT, or have we already? Thanks for your comment--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 23:41, 2 January 2013 (UTC

Ancient astronauts like todays "ufo" cannot be taken 100% true, but even if 5 % istrue then you have ,,,,,,possibility, and thats all you need.--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 00:02, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

Againme, sorry to respond to another person on your talk page (remove this message if desired) but Ozzie, I am the primary author of (with much help from the editing community) Wikipedia's article on the cultural impact of extraterrestrial contact and I can tell you that from this and related research, that while it is widely accepted that there is intelligent life within our galaxy, and while extraterrestrial probes and artifacts within our Solar System are being seriously considered as means of contacting humans, that only a small percent of UFO stories have no likely explanation that is of terrestrial origin.

I'm nobody to deny the existence of other intelligent life (there are probably hundreds of such species in our galaxy), and this life may have visited Earth in the past, but I don't think they would directly show themselves to humans in their current and past pathetic states of civilization, let alone influence their culture. Wer900talk 01:32, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

Unfortunately , there I would disagree,,,,,,the airspace , and air controllers around one of the busiest airports in the US (if not the world) cannot afford to have an unknown on there screen http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/24/chicago-ohare-ufo-leslie-_n_692515.html........this link indicates at the begining of the article the state of mind of pilots and other professionals when they saw the object in question.--Ozzie10aaaa (talk) 17:48, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

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Rulers of Sparta[edit]

Just a heads-up; you've listed most of the recent Spartan rulers you created in the category Category:3rd-century BC Greek people, and I don't think they all fit. Just wanted to let you know. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 21:58, 12 February 2013 (UTC)

My pleasure. I hit a few of 'em, but may have made more of a hash than I realized; the ancient world isn't my strong suit, I'm afraid. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 22:03, 12 February 2013 (UTC)
Happy to be of help. Keep up the good work, and happy editing! --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 22:34, 12 February 2013 (UTC)

Abdication vs Resignation[edit]

I won't argue - but please try to discuss the matter. I think now it's bad - because information in Papal resignation contradicts Abdication - and it looks messy. I think that one version for both articles (for example A. is used for historical papacies (until Y century) and from them on proper term is R. or longer information) shall be included. (Well - mostly because there's also theological argument (I don't think we should treat Pope now as "standard" elected monarch..., at least not after 1870).

Also - using "I'm an XXX with YYY years of experience in ZZZ" is not a good argument in internet... - as it is most of the time impossible to confirm. More important for me is that you are a wikipedian with long experience and many edits - which means that you know what are you doing. ;) I won't edit it further - but please - discuss the matter for the sake of internal consistency of those two articles. BR Migatu (talk) 23:31, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

Hi! I thinkt that it's a good idea to include our talk into discussion. I agree that Wikipedia is not a Church ;) But also I think that we should pay same care to Church's naming convention as we are paying to other countries organizations. For example - we are not using terms like "forced resignation" or "abdication" for i.e. impeachment of US president - because procedure formally is known like that in US law (other differences here are of less concern - I only want to point out that we should use normative sources before narrative etc.). Besides that I disagree with the argument that "it would unecessarily cast more "democratic" patina on the Papacy than it deserves" - Papacy is really curious (and in many cases internally contradictory with itself) form of governmnent over... hm something between multinational "country", corporation and spontaneous group of followers. It has some elements of absolute monarchy (to the extremum with Papal infallibility ) but also of elective monarchy ("Monarch" is elected by electors), whats makes it even more convoluted it's the fact that membership is more or less voluntary and "ruling class" is forming from members during their lives. I don't think that simple saying that Pope is monarch like any other is precise enought. Church is definitely not a democracy - but also not a monarchy. The nearest idea I have for describing it's organization is "what if people in early medieval were trying to organize multinational zaibatsu" ;) I don't know how to solve this issue - and has classic "no time for nothing" problem right now - so community will have to sort this out without my radiant guidance ;) :P.

As of your credentials - still not sure - you can also be a reptillian from Mars trying to persuade us to follow your Dark Masters :P Migatu (talk) 17:06, 15 February 2013 (UTC)

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SEVENDIP[edit]

Sorry I hadn't gotten back to you on this subject for a long time. I found this source, which will probably be useful, although we need some external sources to establish notability. Wer900talk 18:31, 16 February 2013 (UTC)

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Papal conclave 2013[edit]

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Maratón de edición en la Legislatura de Buenos Aires[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Induced after-death communication[edit]

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ML?[edit]

Hi. Adhering to Marxism-Leninism isn't the same as being Marxist and Leninist. Trotsky opposed this term when it became commonly used in the Soviet Union after Lenin's death, he and his followers labelled themselves as 'Bolshevik-Leninists' instead. --Soman (talk) 01:46, 14 July 2013 (UTC)

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Dab'ed. --Againme (talk) 14:32, 18 July 2013 (UTC)

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as you asked[edit]

as you asked look at here Talk:Historical_exchange_rates_of_Argentine_currency — Preceding unsigned comment added by WiZaRd SaiLoR (talkcontribs) 22:41, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

GOCE February blitz wrapup[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors Wikipedia:WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors/Blitzes/February 2014 wrap-up
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Participation: Out of seven people who signed up for this blitz, all copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: During the seven-day blitz, we removed 16 articles from the requests queue. Hope to see you at the March drive! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Miniapolis and Baffle gab1978.

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March GOCE copyedit drive[edit]

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The March 2014 backlog elimination drive is a month-long effort to reduce the backlog of articles in need of copyediting. The drive begins on March 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on March 31 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goals are to copyedit all articles tagged in December 2012 and January 2013 and to complete all requests placed in January 2014. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copyedits at least one article, and special awards will be given to the top five in the following categories: number of articles, number of words, number of articles over 5,000 words, number of articles tagged in December 2012 and January 2013 and the longest article. We hope to see you there!

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Wikilinking[edit]

Hi, and thanks for your work on the English Wikipedia.

I noticed an article you worked on. Just a short note to point out that we don’t normally link:

  • dates
  • years
  • commonly known geographical terms (including well-known country-names), and
  • common terms you’d look up in a dictionary (unless significantly technical).

(This even applies for infoboxes.)

Thanks and my best wishes.

Tony (talk) 01:35, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for March 25[edit]

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GOCE March drive wrapup[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors March 2014 backlog elimination drive wrap-up newsletter
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The March 2014 drive wrap-up is now ready for review.
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Participation: Thanks to all who participated in the drive and helped out behind the scenes. 42 people signed up for this drive and 28 of these completed at least one article. Final results are available here.

Progress report: Articles tagged during the target months of December 2012 and January 2013 were reduced from 177 to 33, and the overall backlog was reduced by 13 articles. The total backlog was 2,902 articles at the end of March. On the Requests page during March, 26 copy edit requests were completed, all requests from January 2014 were completed, and the length of the queue was reduced by 11 articles.

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April blitz wrap-up and May copyediting drive invitation[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors April 2014 Blitz wrap-up
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Participation: Out of 17 people who signed up for this blitz, eight copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: During the seven-day blitz, we removed 28 articles from the requests queue. Hope to see you at the May drive! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Miniapolis and Baffle gab1978.

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William E. Burrows[edit]

nice article at William E. Burrows, I've expanded it a bit, please copyedit. 198.24.31.116 (talk) 16:08, 12 May 2014 (UTC)

GOCE June 2014 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors May 2014 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
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Participation: Thanks to all who participated! Out of 51 people who signed up this drive, 33 copy edited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: We reduced our article backlog from 2,987 articles to 2,236 articles in May, the lowest backlog total since we began keeping records in 2009! Since at least 300 new articles were tagged during May, that means we copy edited over 1,000 articles in a single month. Amazing work, everyone!

Blitz: The June blitz will run from June 15–21. This blitz's theme is Politics. Sign up here.

Election: You can nominate yourself or others for the role of Coordinator for the second half of 2014 here. Nominations will be accepted until June 14. Voting will begin on June 15 and will conclude on June 28.

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GOCE July 2014 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors July 2014 newsletter is now ready for review. Highlights:

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Just a heads up[edit]

Age of maturity listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Age of maturity. Since you had some involvement with the Age of maturity redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. JMJimmy (talk) 01:32, 7 July 2014 (UTC)

GOCE July drive and August blitz[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors July 2014 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
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Participation: Thanks to everyone who participated in the July drive. Of the 40 people who signed up this drive, 22 copy edited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: We reduced our article backlog from 2400 articles to 2199 articles in July. This is a new month-end record low for the backlog. Nice work, everyone!

Blitz: The August blitz will run from August 24–30. The blitz will focus on articles from the GOCE's Requests page. Awards will be given out to everyone who copy edits at least one of the target articles. The blitz will run from August 24–30. Sign up here!

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  2. ^ http://www.defense.gov/news/casualty.pdf
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