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Michael Ilyinsky v. Ana Romanova[edit]

Michael Ilyinsky v. Ana Romanova Just so you are aware, this has been filed as of today: Copies to: Micheal Ilyinsky, Ana Romanova, Marie Vladimirovna, Peter Brodmann (Hohenzollern-Sigmarigen)

Harry Binkow <harrybinkow@gmail.com> 6:10 PM (15 minutes ago) Michael Ilyinsky <michaeli@fuse.net>, Ana Romanova <ana7537@gmail.com>, an_zakatov@mail.ru, brodmann@hohenzollern.com Dear Mr. Ilyinsky, The residence of Elizabeth of Romania was sacked and almost destroyed in 1948. All artwork, documents and personal possessions were lost. Twenty years of investigations and research have lead both Ana Romanova and I to the same response given by the House of Hohenzollerm-Sigmarigen at Sigmarigen.

Correspondence and Statement: 17 July 2013 "Second, as far as we know there was a marriage between Elisabeth of Romania and Dmitri of Russia, but there is not save information, if they had children together. It also can be that children came into the marriage from the side of Dmitri of Russia which are not direct descendants of the marriage between Elisabeth and Dmitri". - Peter Brodmann, Group Prince of Hohenzollern, Investments and Finance. Deposition: 9 June 1990 "I contacted Mother Alexandra, Abbess of The Monastery of The Transfiguration in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania USA, on the 7 March 1988. By telephone, Ileana stated that she knew who Mrs. Romanova actually was, however, she would not speak of it over the phone or by mail. Ileana told her that she must come to the Monastery with her son, Christopher. In April of 1990, Mrs. Romanova barely survived another attempt on her life. She made arrangements to see Princess Ileana. On a Saturday, the 9 June 1990, Mrs. Romanova arrived at six o'clock in the evening for her appointment. After a long church service with choir, Ana Romanova was ushered into an office. Mrs. Romanova stated to Princess Ileana, "people are trying to kill me"! "I need to know who I am and why?" Princess Ileana stated, in the presence of an Orthodox Priest, and Ana Romanova's thirteen year old son, "you are the real Romanov Princess." Ana Romanova knew of Princess Ileana her entire life. In the foster family an almost daily statement was, "It is all Princess Ileana's fault!" In this appointment, Ana Romanova walked out on the Abbess even though Princess Ileana went after her on crutches and yelled several important pieces of information".* Signatures/Witnesses (2) Sealed - Notary Public The accuracy is to the best of any one's knowledge to date. There is absolutely no deception in the above statements or any reference to deception in the biography of Dmitri Pavlovich Romanov. Some historians know of certain information, and others closer to the actual story know a bit more. Ana Romanova is proud to have Dmitri as her father and Elizabeth as her mother. Ana Romanova is of the Russian Orthodox faith. I will add that I am confident you were not well informed about your grandfather having any other children. This is actually very common among divorced persons. One must take in consideration, at this time, to place the cart behind the horse and move forward. Please be advised that the appropriate legal action you wish to file will be met with a court order for a DNA test between you and your father's half sister, Ana Romanova. This will remedy your problem and concerns with a legal and accurate solution. Ana Romanova is ready to move forward immediately. Best regards, Harry Binkow Historian, Imperial Russia Biographer for Ana Romanova ADR/HB — Preceding unsigned comment added by Harry Binkow (talkcontribs) 23:42, 12 November 2013 (UTC)

I wasn't originally interested in anything but the formatting of Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia, but now that I look deeper, your edit history has me somewhat concerned. Unless you can provide reliable sources (not original research) for your claims on articles such as Grand Duke Dmitri Pavlovich of Russia or Elisabeth of Romania, you will have to accept that your additions may be removed by other editors (no matter how much you contribute to an article, you cannot own it). Please consult Wikipedia policies on sourcing, and consider adding any disputed information to the talk pages of articles in order to foster discussion about what should be included in the article pages themselves. clpo13(talk) 04:15, 13 November 2013 (UTC)
Is this your talk page? Where will I find individuals on my level of knowledge and experience? I do know approximately half of those here who are unaware of what I know due to the fact that they are librarians and do not get out very much. I am well aware of policies on sourcing. I have a MEd. in history and I am 60 years of age. I taught students on the university level such as yourself. I am the biographer for this lady who is 76 years of age. Her life has been extremely harsh, surviving numerous attempts on her life as well as incarceration in Buchanwald when she and Princess Mafalda of Savoy were arrested in Rome by the Gestapo. This case has thousands of documents that are not necessarily related to Elisabeth, however, I have shared her Certificate of Death, and photographs that no one has ever seen and no one has devoted their personal time and travel to obtain. I an learning how to scan them and place them here as reference. This has become a family issue as well. There is only one daughter of Elisabeth and Ana is it. Princess Ileana, the half sister of Elisabeth is the woman whotold Ana Romanova who she is. Ileana also had a difficult life and fled to the monastery where she remained for the rest of her life. If you are educated about Orthodox monastic vows you will understand that these person(s) drop their lives completely and serve God. The evidence is what it is. One does not erase an individuals life because of war and devastation. The pieces are here to be evaluated. The DNA is being posted. People go on the attack because of their lack of knowledge. Wikipedia thus far promotes only average. The edit history is active due to other editors who do not know or have little background of Elizabeth of Romania. I have spent 3 years corresponding with the royal houses of her family. They concur with what I have found. You may be concerned, however, the data base of history is not relevant to the number of times edits have been deleted simply for the poor knowledge of the editor. Editors are simply removing all that they personally are not aware of. You will one day comprehend more as you become educated on specific areas of history is this is what is to become your forte. History is but a story agreed upon. Not one have you know of Ana Romanova unless you have read the published books of Lillian Hellman and viewed her movie, "Julia" (1977) which won several Academy Awards. You are at Washington? Ana Romanova is a Grand daughter of Marie of Romania. There is a wonderful Museum, MaryHill which has many exhibits. She is in Spokane at this time. The photographs I personally own. What else should one identify with personal property? I am not a guru of Wikipedia. I will place many other thing here for you to review. No one else has taken the courtesy or professional consideration to elaborate on what type of reference(s) should be posted. There is currently, as posted above, a legal issue that will prove authenticity. In 1948 everything was destroyed. One can not make new documents that were originally prepared. The Nazi Regime actually forged many of them. The only people who know the truth is the Royal Houses themselves. They do not easily hand over secrets. The House of Hohenzollern-Sigmarigen is the only one that wishes to provide educated statement as to the truth. I am reaching out to each and every one of those that post derogatory remarks as well. One has called Ana Romanova a fraud with out even knowing her. This is the negative impact for Wikipedia and the readers. This is a life's work project for a woman that just learned of her mother. Do you understand what it is like finding this information out first hand?(75.137.7.130 (talk) 13:37, 13 November 2013 (UTC))

Owning IT[edit]

By the way. This all started last week, when I received personal correspondence from Michael Ilyinsky, a grandson of Dmitri Pavlovich. He insisted that he "owned it" with reference to the biography page here on Wiki. He demanded that I remove what I edited because he did not know about it. He also attacked the page overnight and wrote derogatory comments of "deception " on each paragraph. Can you imagine a 54 year old man still writing graffiti?

There are many "evil" people on Wikipedia, Clpo13. This is the issue. All readers would like to have the opportunity to know the truth. Would you be willing to assist in what materials I have to post? Would you review them in "talk". I am adding more files. The photograph of the Beach Reunion, 1937 at Ahlbeck is mine. I do own it. It was a gift from Ana Romanova. It clearly shows Elisabeth in the center, Dmitri on the right side with lion cub.

There is a lot of information a reader may enjoy learning. There are extensive articles in Romanian I am still translating.(75.137.7.130 (talk) 13:47, 13 November 2013 (UTC))

AWB degrades Gameplay of Pokémon maintainability[edit]

Hi Coly - How was this AWB Gameplay of Pokémon edit an improvement, please?

IMO, those in-wikicode whitespaces improved maintainability, by allowing better line-wrapping in the editor. Not irate, more puzzled.  – Ian, DjScrawl (talk) 11:47, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

Removing whitespace like that is AWB's default. I didn't realize those spaces had a benefit. I'll revert my changes. Sorry about that! clpo13(talk) 15:10, 14 November 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for the revert. Yes, I've seen Wikipedia:AWB do that a lot, this was the first time I'd noticed it do purely that. Does the whitespace-eradication feature have a switch? I wonder if this is a bug in AWB or my coding practice %)  – Ian, DjScrawl (talk) 16:37, 14 November 2013 (UTC)
Removing whitespace can be turned off as an option, though I suppose it's mainly up to the user of AWB to make sure that the changes they make are constructive. The AWB guidelines are to avoid making changes if they don't affect the rendering of the page. Spaces in wikicode apparently don't mess with the rendering. I'm new to it, so I'm still getting the hang of what changes it makes. clpo13(talk) 22:24, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

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rosie o'donnell[edit]

hello, I am gravy059, everything that was put in by me is true. there are new library of congress subject heading based strictly on my book. all my documentation is in book reprinted, from New Jersey open public records. she work and funded that adoption agency, she stated to larry king that she actually worked at that baby selling company. people should know, is this not what Wikepedia is all about? please reinstall my pieces please. it said error ,but I am computer illiterate and don't know what a tag from a htl number or whatever it is, thank u CLPO13 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gravy059 (talkcontribs) 04:16, 28 November 2013 (UTC)

ROSIE O'DONNELL[edit]

Dear Sir, yes you made a mistake I have every piece of proof as back up for everything I say and write about Rosie, you say you want to her bio accurate, but it is Wikepedia who is keeping an innacurarte page. hell, what is it about this site that would hide lies, deceit, and do it in covert way?Gravy059 (talk) 18:21, 2 December 2013 (UTC)

Please, please read the policies we have on biographies of living people, reliable sources, and verifiability. We have these policies in place for a reason. No one (to my knowledge) is covering anything up, but we can't have information added to biographies without that information being clearly and concisely sourced (this is to avoid legal issues from the subjects of those biographies, which is something that Wikipedia has dealt with before). That means following the guidelines regarding inline citations, including page numbers for book references so that readers can verify that the information is accurate. For especially controversial information, multiple sources are preferred. So far, you've simply linked to the Library of Congress search page. That's not enough, I'm afraid. A proper citation would be as follows (don't use this reference; it's only an example):

Archuletta, David (2009). Odyssey of an unknown father : the complete book on wrongful adoption. Tuscon, Ariz.: Wheatmark. pp. 135–136. ISBN 9781604941616. 

Again, please read through the policy pages and consider asking for help by placing {{Help me}} on your talk page with your question below it. Alternately, post at the Teahouse (for new editors), help desk (for help on how to edit Wikipedia), or reference desk (for help in gathering information). clpo13(talk) 18:46, 2 December 2013 (UTC)
hello, im sorry about all the trouble I just went to teahouse and spent an hour asking a question - no save page - now lost forever, that why im back here, sorry. I guess im just too computer illiterate to get my facts on rosies page. any takers? somewhere in cyber space is the following again... I would pay, donate, thru paypal to get my info abroad, its all true. I cant do it, fact, my name is david archuletta, my book is the one used by your example, same correct isbn, fact, it is the library of congress authorities and vocabulary subject heading for two workcat. [meaning this book got the ball rolling, I asked them.]
it is also at a few ivy league colleges and worldcat, goodreads, it has all factuaul concerns about rosie o'donnells involvement with 'Children of World Adgption Agency, I have, thru larry king live, in my book have refered to her as quoting, statements she worked and funded this agency, my book also references her adoption attorney, [I wont name him here - for now]... ... as for the things I want to see on her page is the simple fact that she indeed work and fund and make a quote about 100,000 dollar kids. this can be traced by documentating her comments to larry king live, excerpts from my book, [who would be responsible, if the library of congress took my book for truth? they would right? Larry king got his from the horses mouth, she said these things on cnn transscripts, that is where I got my info, the horses mouth... why would she sue your company for something the venerable Thomas Jefferson would highly tout as true if it be in his house so to speak. rosie would have to go thru first, larry king and cnn, and me along with the library of congress catalog, library of congress subject heading division, and the authorities and vocabularies division. how can saying and proving rosie O'Donnell saids these things hurt me. I wish she'd try. there is reason she don't= Children of the world adoption agency quit by corporate suicide, why because I proved its executive director, [id say her name, but anybody can google my name with children of the world, and they would find pages of pages of my saying this or that about rosie and her "Jersey Rules" attorney and this vile woman, A woman who still keeps adoption records in her own basement lest to forget not teaches our kids and threw away a tenured carreer in sociology. .Gravy059 (talk) 09:13, 3 December 2013 (UTC)[1]
I'm sorry the Teahouse didn't work out for you. The best advice that I can offer is to put a concise reference to pages in your book that refer to Rosie O'Donnell's affiliation with Children of the World on her article, following the guidelines on inline citations (specifically, place <ref>Your citation...</ref> after the content you're providing a source for). Your changes have been removed in the past because they were improperly cited, and controversial information on biographies of living people can be challenged and removed if not sourced. However, be aware that even if properly cited, someone might object to the information on the grounds of undue weight or, in your case, conflict of interest, considering that the sole source of this information is a book you wrote (finding other, unrelated sources would mitigate this). However, that alone does not necessarily indicate a conflict of interest, considering that your book is not self-published and you are writing about a subject that you have (presumably) done extensive research on for your book (for basic guidelines on what constitutes a conflict of interest on Wikipedia, see Wikipedia:Plain and simple conflict of interest guide). If someone does challenge or remove the information after it's been properly cited, don't revert (as that can be considered edit warring and can lead to being temporarily blocked from editing). Instead, bring the issue up under a new section on the talk page of the article, laying out your reasons for why you believe the information is important enough for inclusion in her article and what sources you have to back up your claims. Be ready to answer any objections in a clear and concise manner and try to come to a consensus about what to include on the main article page. If you have any other questions about Wikipedia procedure or policy, place {{Help me}} on your talk page, followed by your question. I hope this helps. clpo13(talk) 16:49, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

Castle in Antwerp[edit]

Thanks for the thanks re: Couwelaar Castle! But please don't do it that way again - translating with Google and then reporting it at WP:Pages needing translation into English. A badly translated (inaccurate or unreadable) article is worse than none, and it's hard to tell whether you've been inaccurate if you can't read the original (for example, this time Google did its usual thing of omitting bits of sentences). Instead, please do as it says at WP:Translation; either request a translation or make a stub and put an "Expand from X language" tag on it. It's a cute castle - I hope I can find some references to add. Yngvadottir (talk) 01:45, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

That makes sense. I will definitely go about it properly in the future. clpo13(talk) 01:49, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

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A kitten for you![edit]

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Thanks for your comment. I have been working as a general writter for several years. But your comment about links to an article taught me something new. Thank you!

I am know learning more about the concept of Wikipedia.

I have added the links you wished for. Does this mean that you will add your first comment now: notability date=December 2013

Merry christmas


Coniuncti-fortes (talk) 07:08, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

You're welcome, I'm glad you learned something new. Face-smile.svg Don't worry about the notability thing, though. When I added the orphan tag, I added that one by mistake. clpo13(talk) 15:39, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

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Maybach redirects[edit]

I created the wrong redirect, it should be just " #redirect Maybach Music Latino" without the word "group". That is the original page.--☾Loriendrew☽ (talk) 06:46, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

Yeah, I just figured that out. :( Guess I need to fix all those redirects. clpo13(talk) 06:47, 9 December 2013 (UTC)
Remind me to never do mass redirects from a tablet. I miss my mouse already. Sorry for my initial error, I found the original page in the middle of the mess that new editor made.--☾Loriendrew☽ (talk) 06:55, 9 December 2013 (UTC)
No worries. I dove right in without bothering to check if anyone else was working on it. It's all ironed out now. clpo13(talk) 06:57, 9 December 2013 (UTC)

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Questions regarding article[edit]

Hi Clpo13-

I appreciate all the help with the Jean Schensul page, which is for a final class assignment. I do not have any experience with Wikipedia, so thank you for the helpful links- I've been following them to the best of my ability, but I have absolutely no experience with formatting anything more complex than a word document.

If you could be so kind, could you tell me more about the messages you left on the article? I'm not looking to get them taken away today or anything, but what is the process that needs to happen for them to eventually be lifted? My assignment is now complete, but I'd like to learn a little bit more so I can keep an eye on this page, and much of the wikipedia articles about writing wiki articles are not the most clear.

Please, if you don't mind, message me back on my talk page. Again, I appreciate all the help you've been and hope I didn't make too much extra work for you.


Sailshire (talk) 00:31, 15 December 2013 (UTC)



Thank you so much.

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Tabor Album[edit]

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

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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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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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GOCE October 2014 newsletter[edit]

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

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

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Clarification motion[edit]

A case (September 11 conspiracy theories) in which you were involved has been modified by motion which changed the wording of the discretionary sanctions section to clarify that the scope applies to pages, not just articles. For the arbitration committee --S Philbrick(Talk) 19:19, 27 October 2014 (UTC)

Copyright checks when performing AfC reviews[edit]

Hello Clpo13. This message is part of a mass mailing to people who appear active in reviewing articles for creation submissions. First of all, thank you for taking part in this important work! I'm sorry this message is a form letter – it really was the only way I could think of to covey the issue economically. Of course, this also means that I have not looked to see whether the matter is applicable to you in particular.

The issue is in rather large numbers of copyright violations ("copyvios") making their way through AfC reviews without being detected (even when easy to check, and even when hallmarks of copyvios in the text that should have invited a check, were glaring). A second issue is the correct method of dealing with them when discovered.

If you don't do so already, I'd like to ask for your to help with this problem by taking on the practice of performing a copyvio check as the first step in any AfC review. The most basic method is to simply copy a unique but small portion of text from the draft body and run it through a search engine in quotation marks. Trying this from two different paragraphs is recommended. (If you have any question about whether the text was copied from the draft, rather than the other way around (a "backwards copyvio"), the Wayback Machine is very useful for sussing that out.)

If you do find a copyright violation, please do not decline the draft on that basis. Copyright violations need to be dealt with immediately as they may harm those whose content is being used and expose Wikipedia to potential legal liability. If the draft is substantially a copyvio, and there's no non-infringing version to revert to, please mark the page for speedy deletion right away using {{db-g12|url=URL of source}}. If there is an assertion of permission, please replace the draft article's content with {{subst:copyvio|url=URL of source}}.

Some of the more obvious indicia of a copyvio are use of the first person ("we/our/us..."), phrases like "this site", or apparent artifacts of content written for somewhere else ("top", "go to top", "next page", "click here", use of smartquotes, etc.); inappropriate tone of voice, such as an overly informal tone or a very slanted marketing voice with weasel words; including intellectual property symbols (™,®); and blocks of text being added all at once in a finished form with no misspellings or other errors.

I hope this message finds you well and thanks again you for your efforts in this area. Best regards--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 02:20, 18 November 2014 (UTC).

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GOCE coordinator elections[edit]

Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors
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Candidate nominations for Guild coordinators to serve from January 1 to June 30, 2015, are currently underway. The nomination period will close at 23:59 on December 15 (UTC), after which voting will commence until 23:59 on December 31, 2014. Self-nominations are welcomed. Please consider getting involved; it's your Guild and it won't coordinate itself, so if you'd like to help coordinate Guild activities we'd love to hear from you.

Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Baffle gab1978, and Miniapolis.
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December 2014 GOCE newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors December 2014 Newsletter
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Drive: Thanks to everyone who participated in November's Backlog Elimination Drive. Of the 43 people who signed up for this drive, 26 copy edited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: The November Drive removed 26 requests from the Requests page and 509 articles from the {{copy edit}} backlog. We copy edited 83 articles tagged in the target months; July, August, and September 2013. Together with tag removals from articles unsuitable for copy editing, we eliminated July 2013 from the backlog and reduced August and September's tags to 61 and 70 respectively. As of 01:01, 1 December 2014 (UTC), the backlog stood at 1,974 articles, dipping below 2,000 for the first time in the Guild's history (see graph at right). Well done everyone!

Blitz: The December Blitz will run from December 14–20 and will focus on articles related to Religion, in recognition of this month's religious holidays in much of the English-speaking world. Awards will be given out to everyone who copy edits at least one of the target articles. Sign up here!

Election time again: The election of coordinators to serve from 1 January to 30 June 2015 is now underway. Candidates can nominate themselves or others from December 01, 00:01 (UTC), until December 15, 23:59. The voting period will run from December 16, 00:01 (UTC), until December 31, 23:59. You can read about coordinators' duties here. Please consider getting involved and remember to cast you vote—it's your Guild and it doesn't organize itself!

Thank you all once again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve anything without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Baffle gab1978, and Miniapolis.

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GOCE holiday 2014 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors Late December 2014 Newsletter
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Blitz: Thanks to everyone who participated in the December Blitz. Of the 14 editors who signed up for the blitz, 11 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

January drive: The January backlog-reduction drive is just around the corner; sign up here!

Election time again: The election of coordinators to serve from January 1 to June 30, 2015 is now underway. The voting period runs from December 16, 00:01 (UTC), until December 31, 23:59. Please cast your vote—it's your Guild, and it doesn't run itself!

Happy holidays from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Baffle gab1978 and Miniapolis.

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GOCE 2014 report[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors 2014 Annual Report
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Our 2014 Annual Report is now ready for review.

Highlights:

  • Summary of Drives, Blitzes, and the Requests page;
  • Review the election results;
  • Membership news;
  • Changes around the Guild's pages;
  • Plans for 2015.
– Your project coordinators: Jonesey95, Miniapolis and Baffle gab1978.
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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.

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April 2015 GOCE newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors April 2015 Newsletter
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March drive: Thanks to everyone who participated in last month's backlog-reduction drive. Of the 38 people who signed up, 18 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

April blitz: The one-week April blitz, again targeting our long requests list, will run from April 19–25. Awards will be given to everyone who copyedits at least one article from the requests page. Sign up here!

May drive: The month-long May backlog-reduction drive, with extra credit for articles tagged in December 2013, January and February 2014 and all request articles, begins soon. Sign up now!

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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