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GOCE March drive newslettere[edit]

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

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

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

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

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

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Urgent: DYK nomination for "Portsmouth FC Basketball Club"[edit]

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Page Curation update[edit]

Hey all :). We've just deployed another set of features for Page Curation. They include flyouts from the icons in Special:NewPagesFeed, showing who reviewed an article and when, a listing of this in the "info" flyout, and a general re-jigging of the info flyout - we've also fixed the weird bug with page_titles_having_underscores_instead_of_spaces in messages sent to talkpages, and introduced CSD logging! As always, these features will need some work - but any feedback would be most welcome.

AFC Backlog Drive[edit]

i think there has been a mistake[edit]

i just purchased this computer and moved into this apartment and somehow it says i edited a wikipedia page in 2011. that's odd because i never edited a wikipedia page in my life i'm confused by this. im not familiar with computers but i want to know what is going on.

GOCE February blitz wrapup[edit]

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

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

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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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Kostopoulos Software[edit]

Hello, I tried to provide some info about Kostopoulos Software but they were deleted due to adverisement reasons, as written to me by your system. Why providing info is advertising? If so, you have to delete all articles about companies, e.g. Microsoft, SCS Software? Why have them and delete only my pages? Please take it into consideration — Preceding unsigned comment added by 78.87.157.200 (talk) 10:38, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi there, thank you for you message. This edit, which also includes a URL to a website, looks to me as an attempt to advertise. Please see WP:ADV for more info. Regards, Hallows AG (talk) 10:43, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Thanks. will work on more to improve the article. Loved the cookies. :) have a question[edit]

I am trying to de-orphan the article and not sure how to do it. I have lots of internal links. I read the section on how to de-orphan, but can't figure out what to put in. I tried "m:" but that did not link. Any suggestions. Maybe you can do some for me and then I can see what you have done and do the rest. Thanks. BrianOrr2020 (talk) 06:20, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi there! The way to de-orphan an article is to introduce links to it to other articles. For example, if I add a link of Kenneth Megill here, I'm putting linking my talk page to that article. You could put links of your article into relevant articles, and once you've done that, you could remove the orphan tag. It's the {{Orphan|date=August 2014}} at the top of the editing page of the article. Hope this helps :) Hallows AG (talk) 07:00, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

I must be dense. I have lots of links in the article and they are all with ... and they show up as blue in the text. Am I missing something? — Preceding unsigned comment added by BrianOrr2020 (talkcontribs) 08:36, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi again! I meant links from other articles to the Kenneth Megill article :) You can add a link to Kenneth Megillto any article that is relevant to him.. that way it wouldn't be an orphan anymore.. Hope this clarifies. If there's anything just leave me another message! Oh and adding brackets to something (e.g [[WP:Be bold]]) would result it to linking to the corresponding Wikipedia page (e.g. WP:Be bold) Sorry if it's a bit confusing Hallows AG (talk) 08:46, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

back again -- got the orphan thing done -- and edited a few other articles on the way. Most of the cites that are links are only that -- will go through each and see if I can get something better. I know the problem -- the links won't work long. Another issue -- my e-mail address did not get confirmed -- it asks me to get a new one, but I want to use the one that is there. Any advice on how to get it confirmed? I click on confirm link but got no notice after about 10-15 minutes. I went back to the old e-mail that asked me to confirm and it said it had expired. I think I would like to become active in the community -- this is interesting an I think I can add some things. I will use you as my mentor if that is o.k. with you....you seem like a patient guy. — Preceding unsigned comment added by BrianOrr2020 (talkcontribs) 16:34, 31 August 2014 (UTC) BrianOrr2020 (talk) 04:20, 1 September 2014 (UTC)well -- I got my e-mail confirmed....so I think everything is set up. I still have one question out there for you -- is there a way to delete the drafts that were made? When I started I included materials I should not have -- and would like to delete them and start with the version you put up. Can I delete the early drafts? thanks.

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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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