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Sorry (Sharpe's Skirmish)[edit]

I made a mistake, I should have checked the logs and been more careful. Good work on the article (diff) and if you spot any more incompetencies you can tell me directly. Sorry, GDonato (talk) 21:02, 8 September 2007 (UTC)

  • No problem - I still have some work to go on the article, particularly on the intro, plot and expanding the character list. While I have copy edited the old text for the intro and plot (until I have to to rewrite it) it is mostly blatant plagiarism and paraphrasing from the author's introduction) Cheers. AusTerrapin 21:09, 8 September 2007 (UTC)

ADM ribbon[edit]

I've lightened up the ADM ribbon to match the actual colour (well, as close as I can on my monitor anyway) - thanks for the prod! PalawanOz 23:03, 8 September 2007 (UTC)

Ah, yes[edit]

That's quite simple. If you look closely, Sharpe's Regiment (novel) uses the regular ' (%27) apostrophe, and the redirect, Sharpe’s Regiment (novel) uses the curly one, (%E2%80%99). All the articles are where they should be :) --Closedmouth 12:11, 9 September 2007 (UTC)

  • That explains it. Cheer's. AusTerrapin 13:11, 9 September 2007 (UTC)

ISBN 10 or 13[edit]

Response to your question on the {{Infobox Book}} talk page. :: Kevinalewis : (Talk Page)/(Desk) 10:32, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

Napoleonic[edit]

Response on my user talk page. :: Kevinalewis : (Talk Page)/(Desk) 16:30, 6 November 2007 (UTC)

Happy Wikibirthday (a day late)[edit]

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I saw from here that it's been exactly three years since you joined the project. Happy WikiBirthday! Keep up the good work, rʨanaɢ talk/contribs 07:46, 16 October 2009 (UTC)

Australian Army[edit]

Hi AusTerrapin, thanks for your input. Your suggestions are very helpful and I am in the process to change the graphic now - but some questions remain and some suggested changes I can not make as to keep all graphics within an uniformed standard; in detail:

  • Brigade is abbreviated Bde not Brig (BRIG is the abbreviation for the rank Brigadier).
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  • Regiment is abbreviated Regt not Rgt.
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  • Support is abbreviated Spt not Sup (Sup is the abbreviation for supply).
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  • Combat Service Support Brigade (CSS Bde) and Force Support Battalions (FSB) use the same military symbol as the CSSBs ie a rectangle with a wedge on the right side (the symbol for Combat Service support), not a straight line two thirds of the way down (the symbol for supply).
changed (thanks for pointing that out - it was unclear to me what functions FSBs have and therefore I choose the Supply symbol for them)
  • Special Forces - military symbol does not have a box around the SF.
this I did not change, as only Australia would then use this variation of the SF symbol, while all other graphics have the one with the box around it
  • Command is abbreviated Comd not Com.
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  • Reserve Brigades are not designated as Reserve Brigades in their title so if it is necessary to refer to their Reserve status, this should be at the end of the title, not in the middle.
changed (The "Reserve" text I kept to distinguish between active/reserve units of the Australian Army)
  • Under 4 Bde, it is the Royal Victorian Regiment (RVR) not the Victorian Regiment.
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  • Under 11 Bde, it is the Royal Queensland Regiment (RQR) not the Queensland Regiment.
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  • Combat is abbreviated Cbt, not C.
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  • Squadron can be abbreviated Sqn if necessary
I know
  • Abbreviations of Australian military units do not use full stops.
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Questions:[edit]

  1. Bn for Battalion is ok?
  2. for the 3rd Field Squadron of the 9th Combat Engineer Regiment - should I write "3rd Field Squadron" or "3rd Field Squadron, 9th Combat Engineer Regiment" or "3 Sqn 9th Combat Eng Regt" or which variation thereof??? the same question applies to the 13 Field Squadron, 13th Combat Engineer Regiment and the 35th Field Squadron of 11th Combat Engineer Regiment.
  3. also: I need a clear instruction as to what to do with units numbers: 1st or 1, 4th or 4 - and is there a difference between battalions, brigades and regiments??? i.e. do you write: 4th brigade or 4 brigade, 3rd regiment or 3 regiment, 7th battalion or 7 battalion; and with 2 numbers: "31st/42nd Royal Queensland Regiment" or "31/42nd Royal Queensland Regiment" or "31/42 Royal Queensland Regiment"... I saw all three variants... the less text there is, the easier it is for me to fit it in the text fields - so I always prefer to just write: 1, 3, 5, ecc. but! what is the official naming policy of the Australian Army???
  4. also: 7th Battery 3rd Field Regt or 7 Battery 3 Field Regt or 7 Bty 3rd Field Regt or 7th Bty 3 Field Regt... what is right?
  5. 16th (Aviation) Brigade or 16 Brigade (Aviation) or... ???
  6. any other changes? noclador (talk) 19:56, 17 May 2010 (UTC)

new version[edit]

A new version of the graphic is now online. I changed some details:

  1. Signals - I removed the "s" with some of the Signal units to bring them to a uniform spelling
  2. I removed the LRRP before the three Regional Force Surveillance units
  3. I wrote the 3 Engineer Squadrons as "x Field Squadron" as two of the three units seem to prefer this name (only the Field Squadron designation without regiment) on their homepages: 13, 35
  4. also I dropped all the ordinals to make more room for the regiments names - since ordinals are of little informational value, but a infantry regiments name are extra-relevant, I hope you agree with this mix of: no ordinals, Royal most of the times abbreviated to R and Regiment to Regt, and the rest as often as possible fully spelled out.
  • if there is any other change/point you wish to make - please feel free to do so. and if you have the time: could you also have a look at the New Zealand Army chart? thanks, noclador (talk) 00:45, 18 May 2010 (UTC)

file vs image[edit]

Just in case you hadn't noticed, I have replied. Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 12:27, 24 May 2010 (UTC)

Category:Recipients of the Commendation for Distinguished Service[edit]

Hi! In the above you have added:

Category:Recipients of Australian military awards and decorations|Distinguished Service (Class 3)|Distinguished Service Commendation|Distinguished Service Commendation

I thought "category" only had two fields. What are the third & fourth?
What is "Distinguished Service (Class 3)"?
Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 11:48, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

G'day Pdfpdf, Doh! Will fix. Class 3 is only a means of ensuring that all the Distinguished Service Awards appear under D and are grouped together in precedence order. DSC is class 1, DSM class 2 and CDS is class 3. I could just have easily used 'level', but was thinking of the 2 classes of the RRC at the time. Cheers, AusTerrapin (talk) 11:56, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
Well there you go! (I didn't know that!!) "You learn something new every day." Thanks, Pdfpdf (talk) 12:06, 20 June 2010 (UTC)
(P.S. OK, I give in. What is RRC? Pdfpdf (talk) 12:08, 20 June 2010 (UTC))
Royal Red Cross - its one of the UK Imperial awards and has been replaced in Australia by the Nursing Service Cross. The Royal Red Cross (Class I) uses the postnominal RRC and the Royal Red Cross (Class II) uses the postnominal ARRC (ie Associate Royal Red Cross). Normally one had to be awarded the ARRC (red enamelled cross with silver edge) before being eligible to be awarded the RRC (same design but edged in gold). I've fixed the surplus category fields now. Cheers, AusTerrapin (talk) 12:20, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

Categorisation for UNSW faculty members[edit]

Hi, you listed several people who are not alumni but faculty in the alumni category of the University of New South Wales. Hekerui (talk) 15:23, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

Indeed, technically you are quite correct. They were moved as part of a wider categorisation tidy up that I have been performing. Looking at entries for alumni on other universities, it has been common practice for faculty to be included in alumni and for there to be no separate category for faculty, hence why I categorised them the way that I did. The do not belong in the main university category. If you really don't want them in an alumni category, then please feel free to create and appropriately link a dedicated faculty page. Cheers, AusTerrapin (talk) 15:35, 20 June 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for your help![edit]

Thanks for your help on the table version of the honorary Knights and Dames page. If we keep plugging away a few names at a time for the next few days, we'll be done before we know it!--Jimbo Wales (talk) 22:34, 22 June 2010 (UTC)

simple:Mark Donaldson[edit]

Please don't remove links to other Wikipedias on this (or any) article unless the link to a page that does not exist or is incorrect. He may be from New Zealand but the French Wikipedia has an article on him too! - tholly --Talk-- 14:10, 25 June 2010 (UTC)

G'day Tholly, my removal of the French link to Mark Donaldson was entirely appropriate. There are two Mark Donaldson's. Mark Donaldson, VC is the subject of articles on the en: no: and simple: Wikipedias. Mark Donaldson, NZ All Black player is the subject of the fr: article and, now that I have created it, an en: article. The en:Mark Donaldson, VC page was subjected to continual inappropriate linking to the French page on the NZ rugby player. To fix this I have done a bunch of disambiguation work including raising the en:Mark Donaldson (rugby player) page, moving the French page to fr:Mark Donaldson (jeuer de rugby), linking fr:Mark Donaldson (jeuer de rugby) to en:Mark Donaldson (rugby player), removing fr:Mark Donaldson (jeuer de rugby) links to fr:Mark Donaldson and simple:Mark Donaldson and removing links on no:Mark Donaldson and simple:Mark Donaldson to fr:Mark Donaldson (jeuer de rugby). This ensures that each site only links to the appropriate corresponding individual. I have also provided a hat link on en:Mark Donaldson to en:Mark Donaldson (rugby player).

If you wish to correspond further, my primary page and talk page are on the English wikipedia (see links in my following signature). Cheers AusTerrapin (talk) 15:44, 25 June 2010 (UTC)

Ahh I see, my mistake, very sorry! I should have looked more closely at the content of the articles, sorry for confusion :) - tholly --Talk-- 16:23, 25 June 2010 (UTC)

email?[edit]

You don't seem to have email enabled. Is that correct?
FYI, I do. If you send me an email, I can reply to it.
Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 12:29, 27 June 2010 (UTC)

BTW: I replied. Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 14:08, 27 June 2010 (UTC)

Talk:List of Order of Odd Fellows lodges[edit]

Could you please refactor your final paragraph from [1], which I've collapsed for the time being? A simple solution would be removing all comments and assumptions about me.

I appreciate the time and effort you've made in explaining your perspective. I think you understand my perspective well. I don't think further discussion is going to get either of us to change our perspectives. --Ronz (talk) 16:24, 28 June 2010 (UTC)

Thanks! I responded to your comments at ANI, hoping we can move on. --Ronz (talk) 16:40, 1 July 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the strikeout and the clarification [2]! --Ronz (talk) 19:42, 7 July 2010 (UTC)

Mark Donaldson (rugby player)[edit]

Symbol question.svg Hello! Your submission of Mark Donaldson (rugby player) at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and there still are some issues that may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 05:19, 29 June 2010 (UTC)

pointless exercises[edit]

I've lost interest.
It all sounds like a waste of time, effort and energy to me.
Never-the-less, I VERY MUCH appreciate your contributions.
If there is something you feel I should pay attention to, something you feel I can add value to without alienating everyone else, or something you feel I can help you with, please "rattle my cage".
Otherwise, I'm staying away from this idocy - life is too short to waste time entertaining strange people and acknowledging their fantasies.
Many thanks, Pdfpdf (talk) 14:13, 2 July 2010 (UTC)

George S. Patton[edit]

Just a note following your latest edits, I have found a citation for his honorary CB in September 1944 but so far nothing in the London Gazette or Times about any other awards. I have added the CB citation to the Patton article. MilborneOne (talk) 20:04, 3 July 2010 (UTC)

Sorry Patton is not a page I watch but have just seen your talk page note - I will comment there, thanks. MilborneOne (talk) 20:06, 3 July 2010 (UTC)

DYK for Mark Donaldson (rugby player)[edit]

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Re: Date change[edit]

Sorry about that, was going by the UTC timezone, as I do everywhere on Wikipedia. Plus it would have looked esthetically strange to have seen July 5th before July 4th. Regards. EricLeb01 (Page | Talk) 14:24, 5 July 2010 (UTC)

Aaaaand, I just read the top of your user page. Sorry again. EricLeb01 (Page | Talk) 14:25, 5 July 2010 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Muhammad Hasan[edit]

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Ping[edit]

There is now work for you to do, I presume? Good Ol’factory (talk) 09:05, 24 August 2010 (UTC)

Order of the Black Star[edit]

Just added a new category Category:Officers of the Order of the Black Star to line up with the more accurate categorisation system. To support it I added a cat for the Order Category:Order of the Black Star to include the order and the receipents. Not 100% sure that is right way. As you have more experience in using more acurate category system any advice woule be appreciated, thanks. MilborneOne (talk) 19:44, 29 August 2010 (UTC)

G'day MilbourneOne, you got it. As a colonial order, the related categories should probably be dual categorised against Benin in addition to France. I am not a fan of the 'Orders of knighthood of X' as a category, it becomes quite messy when one needs to cover non-chivalric orders. My preference is for 'Orders of X' with membership grade categories used to identify knights and dames (eg Category:Knights Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath' is categorised as Category:Order of the Bath and as Category:British knights while Category:Companions of the Order of the Bath' is categorised only as Category:Order of the Bath). 'Orders of X' should then be categorised as 'Category:Orders by country|X' and 'Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of X'. These higher level linkages follow the schema archived on the WP:ODM talk page. The French category structure seems to have been developed in isolation of this schema, however I think it may be better to work with it for the time being - I am mulling over a proposal to post at WP:ODM for a comprehensive set of categorisation guidelines. My recent work in revamping the UK and Thailand schema has been useful in developing some thoughts on this. I just need to be able to drag myself away from other tasks long enough to write up the proposal. Cheers, AusTerrapin (talk) 13:49, 30 August 2010 (UTC)
Understood, thanks for the reply, I have noticed we have a few recipients of type cats that really need to be more accurate as has been done for UK and Thailand. Look forward to supporting your proposal! it would be good to have an example of the structure. MilborneOne (talk) 15:29, 30 August 2010 (UTC)

Scout and Guide awards[edit]

If you look in Category:Scout and Guide awards, you will see that we now have two categories for holders of the Silver Wolf, after you created one for B-P. I think I prefer your name, Recipients of the Silver Wolf Award, to the older name, Silver Wolf awardees, which has two entries. The naming in general is pretty chaotic and many of these categories are not populated by articles that should be there. I think we need to take this to the Scouting Project, to look at the issue of all similar categories, but I am too exhausted to do that tonight. --Bduke (Discussion) 11:50, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the heads up - I missed that. I have been quite extensively involved in categorisation of orders, decorations and medals as a member of of both WP:ODM and WP:CATP. Outside the realms of scouting, the convention is to use 'Recipients of X' for categories intended for those awarded decorations, medals, awards, etc. Orders are treated differently as one is not awarded an order, one becomes a member of it and thus the title for Category:Members of the Order of the Silver Elephant. I have raised a CfM and have placed a note on the Scouting Project's discussion page. If there are others that you think need to be added to this CfM, feel free however Category:Members of the Order of the Silver Elephant should be excluded for the reasons noted above. Cheers, AusTerrapin (talk) 15:44, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

[edit] File:CdnForcesDecoration+3rosettes.PNG[edit]

G'day Ctjj, you recently added File:CdnForcesDecoration+3rosettes.PNG to several images. Can you please confirm that the rosettes actually take up the full height of the ribbon in reality? This would be unusual, ribbon emblems usually only occupy 2/3 to 4/5 of the vertical height of the ribbon. Assuming that the rosettes are not supposed to occupy the full height of the ribbon, can you please update your image with better proportioned rosettes? Also, as a public domain image, the file would be better loaded to Wikimedia Commons and categorised as Ribbon bars of Canada so that it is grouped with other Canadian ribbons and is more easily found by others seeking ribbon images for their articles. Cheers, AusTerrapin (talk) 20:54, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

Good evening!

I hope that you are doing well. Your statement about the rosettes of the Canadian Forces decoration actually makes sence. I really just took an image of the rosette and added it on an image of the CD ribbon, and it seemed to fit. After looking closely to the following picture: http://www.cadets.ca/assets/0/121/423/1087/2343/10612/10752/27ee2c1b-fd8f-4275-86f4-5f021d2da7c0.jpg, I have noticed that the rosettes that I have used would be probably 2 milimetres too large. When I will have the time, I could correct the problem.

Good day to you. Ctjj.stevenson (talk) 22:53, 7 September 2010 (UTC)

Umberto[edit]

Ciao! I removed them as, in my opinion, their encyclopedical value is totally null. To know that boring list of empty noble titles, what does it give to the reader? The article doubles its size, with its knowledge value remaining the same. Anyway, let me know... Good work! --'''Attilios''' (talk) 23:29, 18 September 2010 (UTC)

Hi[edit]

Category:Australian_religious_and_humanist_awards

I dont understand the context of creating this category - its bit like chalk and cheese awards - any reason? SatuSuro 07:49, 20 September 2010 (UTC)

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Also, I have granted you the reviewer right as well; please see Wikipedia:Reviewing and Help:Pending changes for more information. Regards, Dabomb87 (talk) 16:53, 9 October 2010 (UTC)
Thanks. AusTerrapin (talk) 17:09, 9 October 2010 (UTC)

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Most highly decorated[edit]

Because I don't know the answer, I'm asking quietly first:
Are any of Keith Payne's foreign awards anywhere near the MG?
Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 10:03, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

G'day Pdfpdf, well spotted. The US Distinguished Service Cross is roughly equivalent to the Star of Gallantry and the Silver Star to the Medal for Gallantry, The Gallantry Cross with Bronze Star doesn't translate easily but is probably equivalent to a Commendation for Gallantry. He is therefore more highly decorated. I have updated the other entries which were a distortion from the reference cited which only said that Corporal Roberts-Smith was the most highly decorated member of the ADF (ie currently serving) which is true. Cheers, AusTerrapin. AusTerrapin (talk) 10:34, 23 January 2011 (UTC)

Categories for discussion nomination of Category:Winners of the Nykredit Architecture Prize[edit]

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Can you help me with how to correct an error in the list of OBEs/CBEs?[edit]

Hello AusTerrapin,

I'm taking a punt that you may be able to help with this, given your evident expertise. I hope you do not mind me asking; I have exhausted all avenues I can think of.

I simply want to move a deceased friend and colleague's entry under Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) to the Commanders (CBE) list. (It's an authoritative move; I'll be providing the verification page from the Australian Govt awards website.)

All I can see is this rather cryptic comment at http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Category:Commanders_of_the_Order_of_the_British_Empire&action=edit: "To list a page in this category, do not edit this category page. Instead, edit the page you want to list..." but I don't know how to get hold of the pages involved via the Edit tab.

I hope you will be able to help. Again my apologies if I am intruding.

Sincerely,

Clive Huggan Canberra, Australia —Preceding unsigned comment added by SCHolar44 (talkcontribs) 05:44, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

Hello Clive not sure AusTerrapin is around at the moment but if I can help, you cant change the actual category page you have to change the original article. To do that we need to know the name of your friend and find his/her article. The category will be at the bottom of that page. It would help if you could provide a reference or citation for the promotion from officer to commander, thanks. (I have removed your email to protect you from unwanted mail) MilborneOne (talk) 08:13, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

Thank you, MilborneOne -- including for removing my e-mail address; I realised my error just as I was heading out in a taxi!

Do I reply to you via "Edit" in User talk:AusTerrapin? Or should I do it another way? I'm very green with this side of Wikipedia.

I did visit your page and saw that you are ex-RAF, with an LSGCM. I'm ex-RAAF -- and your interests do, er, overlap somewhat.  :-)

The page which lists my old friend, John Paul Wild, is http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Paul_Wild. The page that lists him incorrectly as OBE is http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Category:Officers_of_the_Order_of_the_British_Empire&from=W -- hmm, I have looked at it and that should now be "listed": he has disappeared from there to the Commanders page (http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Category:Commanders_of_the_Order_of_the_British_Empire&from=W).

I wonder if this move between pages will be permanent? I guess it must have happened when I changed one of the category references in his Wikipedia page (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Paul_Wild) to "Commander" from "Officer". Ah! That's what is meant by "you have to change the original article"! [Sound of many pennies dropping].

You mentioned "It would help if you could provide a reference or citation for the promotion from officer to commander". The authoritative page is the Australian Govt honours and awards page: http://www.itsanhonour.gov.au/honours/honour_roll/search.cfm?aus_award_id=1064489&search_type=simple&showInd=true and I have cited it.

Btw, the placement on the wrong page was a typo, i.e. he was never an OBE.

Thanks indeed for your friendly assistance as I tentatively make my way! My next task is to master the coding citations in the Wikipedia style; it will come (I have started to study the appropriate Help pages). I have an article ready about Paul Wild's life achievements, based on a seminar that we held at the Australian Academy of Science.

SCHolar44 (talk) 08:53, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

Looks like you have sorted it out yourself, normally when you start a talk discussion it is better to stay on the same page otherwise the questions and answers appear all over the place. But if you have any other questions then please ask at my talk page. Apology for hijacking AusTerrapins talk page! MilborneOne (talk) 11:09, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

Many thanks for your offer. And apologies to you for my "uninvited lodger / cuckoo" act, AusTerrapin!

SCHolar44 (talk) 11:24, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

Numbers of Honorary awards of the Order of Australia[edit]

Hi! In July 2010 you made this addition to Order of Australia. It's not obvious to me how to get a separate count of the number of Honorary awards without doing it manually. Did you do it manually? If so, I commend you highly for wading through the list of about 3000 awardees! I also wonder if you are in the mood to update the counts? Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 10:32, 13 August 2011 (UTC)

G'day Pdfpdf, yes it was manually, however I cheated slightly. I ran a search on www.itsanhonour.gov.au for all awardees for each grade in turn and copied the resulting text into Excel, separated into columns and filtered for the honorary entries (they are marked). I used formulae to more efficiently copy text into columns (the original output was on successive rows) and I had to copy the OAM text in blocks as copying the full list caused my computer to crash. Not sure how I will go in the short term for updating, most of my free time is being consumed by looking after a new baby and working on my next Master's. AusTerrapin (talk) 20:27, 13 August 2011 (UTC)
That sounds like the sort of idiocy I indulge in, but I have neither a new baby, nor a Master's degree, occupying my time. I suggest you ignore updating it. What's there is indicative and sufficiently supports the assertion that "there's a lot of them". I was just hoping that you had discovered a more automated way to do it. You get back to your baby (they grow up too quickly - if you're not careful, it'll be a teenager before you notice), and I'll get back to doing my Income Tax. (Whoopee!) Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 00:52, 14 August 2011 (UTC)

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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. 19:28, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

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The Bugle: Issue LXXI, February 2012[edit]

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GOCE March drive newsletter[edit]

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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.

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The Bugle: Issue LXXII, March 2012[edit]

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Melbourne meetup[edit]

Hey all, just a reminder that there's a meetup tomorrow at 11am in North Melbourne. There are more details at the meetup page. Hope to see you tomorrow! SteveBot (talk) 03:42, 24 March 2012 (UTC)

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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The Bugle: Issue LXXIII, April 2012[edit]

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Melbourne Cup 1941[edit]

Thanks again for helping me sort out my article on Edwin A. Doss. It was a few years ago so maybe you won't remember. Anyway I've got some family folklore I want to clear up and was thinking maybe you might have some insight on it.

My father, Edwin Doss, took his fighter squadron from San Francisco to Australia a few weeks after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. The story he told me was that soon after arriving in Australia he dove his fighter plane into the stadium before the horse race (which I believe was the Melbourne Cup). He recalled looking up at the people in the stadium. He got into trouble of course and explained that he had done it because the Japanese invasion was imminent and it was no time to have a horse race. Also, he talked of several race horses dying during the incident.

Now, war fighters return from war with lots of stories but my father never ever played things up like that. That being said, I cannot find any reference to anything like this event ever happening. It might be a tall tale but if it is, it's the only tall tale my father ever told.

Know anything about this incident?

Thanks,

Jim Doss JamesDoss (talk) 23:26, 13 May 2012 (UTC)

GOCE May mid-drive newsletter[edit]

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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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The Bugle: Issue LXXIV, May 2012[edit]

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Date formats / Diamond Jubilee Medal for VC Winners[edit]

Prompted by seeing your recent edit, I continue to be confused by which date format to use. I've had YYYY-MM-DD changed to dd mmm yyyy, and dd mmm yyyy changed to YYYY-MM-DD. i.e. Whatever I do, someone complains. What are your thoughts/opinions on the topic? Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 15:47, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

I am in the habit of using the ISO format (YYYY-MM-DD) for citations because that was the guidance on the template cheat sheet - this was based around ease of identification for bots. Since then the guidance appears to have been watered down - I'm guessing people thought that trying to consistently enforce ISO dates was a lost cause.
Donaldson will be getting the Diamond Jubilee Medal, but I haven't put it up because without the supporting news article someoneone is going to complain that putting two and two together is WP:SYNTHESIS. Interestingly of Payne's now 24 medals, 6 have resulted from his VC action - the VC, DSC (US), and CG(RVN) and the three Jubilee Medals. Cheers, AusTerrapin (talk) 16:21, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

GOCE May drive wrap-up[edit]

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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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GOCE July 2012 Copy Edit Drive[edit]

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Ordre national du Mérite[edit]

You are correct about the circular issue. Article was downgraded to C. Fdutil (talk) 02:17, 27 June 2012 (UTC)

Bed-making[edit]

Thanks for the refs! PamD 18:20, 27 June 2012 (UTC)

Peter van Uhm‎[edit]

BTW: I haven't been able to confirm the grades of the Order of the Merit (Chile) or Order of the Polar Star (Sweden) yet. (Thanks for finding ref for Legion of Honour (France)). Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 06:42, 1 July 2012 (UTC)

Why would an army general be appointed Commander of the Naval Order of Merit (Chile)?
Do you have a reference?
Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 16:31, 1 July 2012 (UTC)
Excellent question, presumably there was a naval component to his relationship building with Chile in one or both of his senior Joint appointments (Commander Operations Command and Chief of Defence Staff). I am going of the ribbons displayed here and the ribbon you originally added with a rosette backed by a silver stripe. The only comparable one in the photo (bottom row, far left ribbon) is edged in red which is consistent with the Naval Order of Merit and is consistent with the sequence of decorations listed in the article. The alternative is that it is the blue ribbon (3rd row from top, far left ribbon) in which case the grade is Knight. I haven't found a textual reference for his award which would given a conclusive result. I have found several references which show that the blue sash edged in red is the Naval Order of Merit (#1, #2, and #3), and one which is to a Police Chief (#4). Cheers, AusTerrapin (talk) 17:31, 1 July 2012 (UTC)
a) Hmmm. Well, stranger things have happened, I suppose ...
b) It's handy when Kevin Piggott takes such nice high resolution photos!
Dutch UNIFIL medal Dutch former Yugoslavia medal
Dutch SFOR --|-- Dutch Officers' long service medal --|-- Dutch Army medal
Dutch Olympic cte NATO UNIFIL NATO SFOR French Military campaign medal
 ? Cmdr Polar Star Officer Legion of Honour  ?
Not there: AO; Mir Masjedi khan Ghazi; Cmdr Orange-Nassau
The lanyard is the Bronze Soldier - Haven't yet determined if there's an associated ribbon or not.
c) BTW: What was/were the award/s that the Chilean Admiral and Air General were wearing?
Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 18:25, 1 July 2012 (UTC)
Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 15:07, 3 July 2012 (UTC)
That's about as far as I can get at the moment. Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 13:24, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

Template:Did you know nominations/Genevieve LaCaze[edit]

Hi. I responded to Template:Did you know nominations/Genevieve LaCaze. Can you come back and finish the review? :) --LauraHale (talk) 05:02, 7 July 2012 (UTC)

A kitten for you![edit]

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Thank you for the DYK reviews. :D

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DYK nomination of Order of the Falcon (Czechoslovakia)[edit]

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DYK nomination of Orders, decorations, and medals of Chile[edit]

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GOCE July 2012 mid-drive newsletter[edit]

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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.

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GOCE July drive wrap-up[edit]

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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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The Bugle: Issue LXXVI, July 2012[edit]

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DYK for Orders, decorations, and medals of Chile[edit]

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GOCE news and September drive invitation[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXXVII, August 2012[edit]

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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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Military history coordinator election[edit]

The Military history WikiProject has started its 2012 project coordinator election process, where we will select a team of coordinators to organize the project over the coming year. If you would like to be considered as a candidate, please submit your nomination by 14 September. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact one of the current coordinators on their talk page. This message was delivered here because you are a member of the Military history WikiProject. – Military history coordinators (about the projectwhat coordinators do) 08:39, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

GOCE mid-drive newsletter[edit]

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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.
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Adding Category:Orders, decorations, and medals to pages[edit]

Hi, I've been reversing a few of these but thought I'd better check with you in case I'm wrong. Category:Orders, decorations, and medals is a container category that should only contain subcategories, not pages. If I am doing something wrong it can always be reversed.--Nyctc7 (talk) 04:51, 27 September 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for checking. This is not strictly the case - it is quite appropriate to have meta articles linked to this category, ie generic articles that describe the overarching system of orders, decorations and medals (eg Medal). However, articles that are specific to subordinate categories should be allocated to that category (eg British Honours System belongs under Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of the United Kingdom). In some cases the subordinate category may not have been created - this is not a justification for the article to be placed in a top level category (eg a new article describing the honours system of Burkina Faso would be categorised under Category:Orders, decorations, and medals of Burkina Faso but as that category doesn't presently exist it should be created (as part of a wider category schema it can be created as soon as there is at least one article to populate it)). Please review your recent changes and where appropriate correct. If there are specific articles you are uncertain of, feel free to ask. AusTerrapin (talk) 15:59, 27 September 2012 (UTC)
Thanks, that is helpful. Cheers,Nyctc7 (talk) 06:40, 28 September 2012 (UTC)

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GOCE September 2012 drive wrap-up[edit]

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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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The Bugle: Issue LXXVIII, September 2012[edit]

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GOCE fall newsletter[edit]

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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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The Bugle: Issue LXXIX, October 2012[edit]

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GOCE November 2012 copy edit drive update[edit]

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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!
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The Bugle: Issue LXXX, November 2012[edit]

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GOCE November drive wrap-up[edit]

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Participation: Thanks to all who participated! Out of 38 people who signed up this drive, 33 copy-edited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here. All the barnstars have now been distributed.

Progress report: We achieved our primary goal of clearing November and December 2011 from the backlog. For the first time since the drives began, the backlog consists only of articles tagged in the current year. The total backlog at the end of the month was 2690 articles, down from 8323 when we started out over two years ago. We completed all 56 requests outstanding before November 2012 as well as eight of those made in November.

Copy Edit of the Month: Voting is now over for the October 2012 competition, and prizes have been issued. The November 2012 contest is closed for submissions and open for voting. The December 2012 contest is now open for submissions. Everyone is welcome to submit entries and to vote.

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GOCE mid-December newsletter[edit]

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

  • The December 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is currently in the submissions stage. Submit your best December copy edit there before the end of the month. Submissions end, and discussion and voting begin, on January 1 at 00:00 (UTC).
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  • January 2013 Backlog elimination drive is a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on January 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on January 31 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goals are to copy edit all articles tagged in January, February, and March 2012 and complete all requests placed before the end of 2012. 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 January, February, and March 2012", and "Longest article". We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.
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Poogie Bell[edit]

Hi, I was tempted to write up a Poogie Bell stub and found your draft. Looks good to me, time to move it? :-) – Pladask (talk) 20:35, 14 December 2012 (UTC)

I second that. It's good work, give it a go. Blutfink (talk) 19:44, 26 December 2012 (UTC)

  • Thanks for the interest. I have held off moving it because I hope to put it in for a DYK nomination to raise awareness of this great musician and need a bit more materiel to successfully do this. Then I got distracted by other things... I will have another look shortly. In the meantime, if you have sourced materiel to add whilst it is still in user space, please feel free... AusTerrapin (talk)

The Bugle: Issue LXXXI, December 2012[edit]

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GOCE 2012 Annual Report[edit]

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GOCE mid-drive newsletter, January 2013[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXXXII, January 2013[edit]

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GOCE February 2013 newsletter[edit]

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Canberra meetup invitation: February 2013[edit]

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GOCE news: February 2013[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXXXIII, February 2013[edit]

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GOCE mid-March 2013 newsletter[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXXXIV, March 2013[edit]

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GOCE April 2013 newsletter[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXXXV, April 2013[edit]

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GOCE April 2013 newsletter[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXXXVI, May 2013[edit]

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GOCE May drive wrap-up[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXXXVII, June 2013[edit]

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GOCE June/July 2013 events[edit]

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GOCE July 2013 news report[edit]

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  • Participation: Out of 30 people who have signed up for this drive so far, 18 have participated. If you have signed up for the drive but have not yet participated, it isn't too late. If you haven't signed up for the drive, sign up now!
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The Bugle: Issue LXXXVIII, July 2013[edit]

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GOCE July 2013 copy edit drive wrap-up[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXXXIX, August 2013[edit]

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GOCE Blitz wrap-up and September 2013 drive invitation[edit]

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Participation: Out of sixteen people who signed up for this blitz, nine copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

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WikiProject Military history coordinator election[edit]

Greetings from WikiProject Military history! As a member of the project, you are invited to take part in our annual project coordinator election, which will determine our coordinators for the next twelve months. If you wish to cast a vote, please do so on the election page by 23:59 (UTC) on 28 September! Kirill [talk] 16:59, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXXXX, September 2013[edit]

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GOCE September 2013 drive wrap-up[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue XCI, October 2013[edit]

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GOCE Blitz wrap-up; join us for the November drive[edit]

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Participation: Out of eleven 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.

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Commander Forces Command (Australia)[edit]

Commander Forces Command (COMD FORCOMD) is a senior Australian Army appointment

  • Are you sure that it's not a Joint position?
  • (I'm of the understanding I had the impression that LCAUST was a Joint position, but I could be wrong ... ) - And yes, on reflection, that IS wrong.
  • Do you have any evidence to clarify whether it is a Joint or an Army position?
  • (I must admit that the fact that it's a merger of LCAUST and commander TC-A sort-of implies that it just might be an Army position ... )

Yours in incomplete knowledge, Pdfpdf (talk) 11:38, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

G'day Pdfpdf, yes, I am absolutely sure. Publicly available info can be found on the Army website and the other indicator is that all of the subordinate units/formations are Army units/formations. You may be getting confused with COMD 1 DIV who double hats as COMD DJFHQ. Whilst under current arrangements COMD DJFHQ is always an Army appointment, the appointment is unambiguously a joint role. Cheers, AusTerrapin (talk) 12:09, 6 November 2013 (UTC)
Re: DJFHQ, yes, I knew that. But also yes, I was probably letting that colour my memory of the LCAUST arrangement. Yes, I'm now reminded of the situation, and I'm now confident that you are correct. Thanks for that! Cheers, Pdfpdf (talk) 13:18, 6 November 2013 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue XCII, November 2013[edit]

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Category:Winners of the Nykredit Architecture Prize[edit]

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November 2013 GOCE drive wrap-up[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue XCIII, December 2013[edit]

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GOCE December 2013 Blitz wrap-up and January Drive invitation[edit]

December Notes from the Guild of Copy Editors
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The December blitz ran from December 8–14. The theme for this blitz was articles tied in some way to religion. Seven editors knocked out 20 articles over the course of the week. Our next blitz will be in February, with a theme to be determined. Feel free to make theme suggestions at the Guild talk page!

The January 2014 Backlog elimination drive is a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on January 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on January 31 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goals are to copy edit all articles tagged in October and November 2012 and complete all requests placed before the end of 2013. 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 October and November 2012", and "Longest article". We hope to see you there!

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GOCE 2013 Annual Report[edit]

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The GOCE has wrapped up another successful year of operations!

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The Bugle: Issue XCIV, January 2014[edit]

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GOCE February blitz wrapup[edit]

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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.

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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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The Bugle: Issue XCV, February 2014[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue XCVI, March 2014[edit]

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GOCE March drive wrapup[edit]

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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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The Bugle: Issue XCVII, April 2014[edit]

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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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The Bugle: Issue XCVIII, May 2014[edit]

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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.

Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Baffle gab1978, and Miniapolis.

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The Bugle: Issue XCIX, June 2014[edit]

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GOCE July 2014 newsletter[edit]

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

– Your project coordinators: Jonesey95, Baffle gab1978 and Miniapolis.

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The Bugle: Issue C, July 2014[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CI, August 2014[edit]

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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!

Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Baffle gab1978, and Miniapolis.

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