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November 2010 Backlog Elimination Drive Conclusion[edit]

Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors Backlog Elimination Drive!
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We have reached the end of our fourth backlog elimination drive. Thanks to all who participated.


GOCE November 2010 backlog elimination drive graphs
  • 58 people signed up for this drive. Of these, 48 people participated in the drive.
  • Although we did not eliminate the months we planned to (January, February, and March 2009; and August, September, and October 2010), we did reduce the backlog by 627 articles (11.2%), which was over our goal of 10%.
  • 49 awards will go out to 33 of 48 participants. Check out the complete list of barnstar winners here.


If you copy edited at least 4,000 words, you qualify for a barnstar. If you participated in the September 2010 backlog elimination drive, you may have earned roll-over words (more details can be found here). These roll-over words count as credit towards earning barnstars, except for leaderboard awards. We will be delivering these barnstars within the next couple of weeks.

Our next drive is scheduled for January 2011. In the meantime, please consider helping out at the Wikification drive or any of the other places where help with backlogs is needed.

Thank you for participating in the last 2010 backlog elimination drive! We look forward to seeing you in January!

Your drive coordinators –The UtahraptorTalk to me/Contributions, S Masters (talk), and Diannaa (Talk)

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GOCE Barnstar[edit]

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This barnstar is awarded for your efforts during the November Backlog Elimination Drive. Thank you for participating! Diannaa (Talk) 00:11, 3 December 2010 (UTC)

March 2011 Backlog Elimination Drive[edit]

Hi. On behalf of the Guild of Copy Editors, I am inviting you to sign up for our March Backlog Elimination Drive. Win a barnstar! It's fun. --Diannaa (Talk) 01:47, 28 February 2011 (UTC)

Notification: changes to "Mark my edits as minor by default" preference[edit]

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A cup of tea for you![edit]

Meissen-teacup pinkrose01.jpg Before being driven mad by copyediting :). Cheers, and keep up the good work. Lectonar (talk) 12:03, 30 April 2013 (UTC)

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May 2013[edit]

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Busy little stinker, aren't they... :) I reported them on the Vandalism Noticeboard. --Scalhotrod (Talk) ☮ღ☺ 19:32, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

Ha, yeah. I've been more 'turn the other cheek' and 'WP:AGF' than you've been, but we've been sitting here pushing the same red button.
I'm trying to be more that way, but when I see repeated and conscientious vandal edits (it was different names added each time, that took effort) I turn to the Noticeboards. Cap was making edits so fast, I barely had time to post a warning before they hit 5 edits, but they made it to 6!. Best regards, --Scalhotrod (Talk) ☮ღ☺ 19:44, 8 January 2015 (UTC)

List of gangs in the United States[edit]

Hello Anon423, I saw your message on my talk page. According to the page rules, the gangs listed should have articles. Also gangs have to be notable according to the page rules. Almighty Saints is mix race gang, but is mostly a Latino gang. In my opinion, I don't think it should be listed because the page has already to many Latino gangs. I really like what you did by adding references. That should be a new rule. ----- BlueRedPurpleGreen (talk) 2:46, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

Alright, so I went ahead and put the Almighty Saints in the Hispanic/Latin section. They seem to be rather notable enough - they have their own page. And what is such a thing as too many Latino gangs? I don't know why it should be a consideration to limit how many gangs to list in each ethnic section: As I understand this page, whatever notable gangs exist, should go in the box. Some of the sections are long; some of them have only a few. If you think there should be a cap, by all means make a case. I say we just let them lie. I mean, how was this page put together? I don't think it came from any one definitive source. The most comprehensive single list I found was in my second reference, though it was immensely long and did not distinguish much about notability, and still was missing a whole bunch of them. --Anon423 (talk) 03:09, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

Gary Kubiak[edit]

I have no idea if you're the person I should be bugging, but the recent changes to Gary Kubiak's article (by PETEYTHEREF) are inaccurate. Gary Kubiak has not, I repeat not, been announced as the head coach of the Denver Broncos. Also, Wikipedia's "scoop" was derisively mentioned on a local radio station, which may have led indirectly to some more inaccuracies being inserted by IPs. I'm not particularly up on the rules and regulations of Wikipedia, so I figured I'd leave this on your doorstep, light it, ring the doorbell, and run away.  ~BizzeeBeever (t) 23:51, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Thanks. I'd said yes to PETEYTHEREF since he only needed autoconfirmed to clear the pending changes gate, and there was only one IP editor's innocuous-looking edit that had triggered the page for review. I figured I was really just saying yes to that IP editor, and if PETEYTHEREF wanted to edit, well, he was autoconfirmed and had a decent editing history, so it wasn't really my job as a reviewer to babysit him.
As for now, fortunately, some other people came along and duly fixed it. All I had to do was hit the accept button. --Anon423 (talk) 01:30, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
No, actually, I had to do a little more. The diff from the latest good version (your reversion to User:Scalhotrod's accepted) had an added section with a bit that was good, which I referenced, and a bit of speculative implication, which I removed. I think it's alright now. I do invite you to look it over again. --Anon423 (talk) 01:48, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
Hey, if a new claim is made and there's no source added, its gets reverted. Speculation just doesn't belong on WP unless its talked about in "past tense". We have ample time to wait and see when or if something becomes fact and then we can wait for the sources to back it up. Regards, --Scalhotrod (Talk) ☮ღ☺ 06:22, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, lesson learned. That was ugly. Similarly with Mata Amritanandamayi: I didn't really want to make a ruckus, but from what I copy-edited, that source didn't really say what that snippet did. Not directly. It was sort of implied, so I gave User:Amatulic the benefit of the doubt, especially given an established constructive editing history. But I wouldn't have added it myself had I been writing the article. Alright, I'm going to rewrite what I feel are the important bits of that section, from the two sources given. I feel I've cleaned up some of the wording. At least the references should be good. --Anon423 (talk) 00:05, 16 January 2015 (UTC)


On 2 August 2012, 25-year-old Bihari law student Satnam Singh Mann rushed Amritanandamayi's podium while she was giving blessings at her ashram. He panicking the crowd by screaming, reciting in Arabic according to police. He was subdued by devotees and security guards and handed over to Karunagapally police, who arrested him on charges of attempted murder.[1][2]

February 2015 GOCE newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors February 2015 Newsletter
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Drive: Thanks to everyone who participated in January's Backlog Elimination Drive. Of the 38 people who signed up for this drive, 21 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: We were able to remove August 2013 from the general copyediting backlog and November 2014 from the request-page backlog. Many thanks, everyone!

Blitz: The February Blitz will run from February 15–21 and again focuses on the requests page. Awards will be given to everyone who copyedits at least one request article. Sign up here!

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Miniapolis, Jonesey95, Biblioworm and Philg88.

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GOCE March newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors March 2015 Newsletter
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Blitz: Thanks to everyone who participated in the February Blitz. Of the 21 people who signed up, eight copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: The blitz removed 16 articles from the requests list, and we're almost done with December 2014. Many thanks, everyone!

Drive: The month-long March drive begins in about a week. Awards will be given to everyone who copyedits at least one article from the backlog. Sign up here!

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Miniapolis, Jonesey95, Biblioworm and Philg88.

To discontinue receiving GOCE newsletters, please remove your name from our mailing list.

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  1. ^ Devasia, T. K. (7 August 2012). "Kerala orders Crime Branch probe into
Bihar youth’s death". Khaleej Times (Khaleej Times). Retrieved 16 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Kerala: 'Ashram gatecrasher died after assault'". IBN Live (Cable News Network LP, LLLP). CNN-IBN. 14 August 2012. Retrieved 15 January 2015.