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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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Wiki Loves Pride[edit]

You are invited! Wiki Loves Pride

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Blatant canvassing[edit]

Don't forget to say support. EEng (talk) 23:42, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for your understanding and help! I appreciate it a lot! :) 001Jrm (talk) 05:27, 2 August 2014 (UTC)


I'm contacting everyone who has commented but who hasn't taken an explicit Support or Oppose position (or if you did, I missed it). In the interest of bringing this discussion to resolution, it might be helpful if you could do that. Thanks. EEng (talk) 13:00, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

July GOCE drive[edit]

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Thanks, Jonesey, for copyediting a total of 10318 words during the Guild of Copy Editors July 2014 backlog-reduction drive! All the best, Miniapolis 19:01, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

Merge discussion for Wagon-wheel effect[edit]


An article that you have been involved in editing, Wagon-wheel effect, has been proposed for a merge with another article. If you are interested in the merge discussion, please participate by going here, and adding your comments on the discussion page. Thank you. (talk) 00:09, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

August 2014 blitz[edit]

Hey Jonesey! The last week of August is approaching. Is that when the August blitz will be, or has the blitz been cancelled? Cheers! Brandon (MrWooHoo)Talk to Brandon! 18:23, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Yes, next week. Real life has prevented me from setting it up. Maybe today. – Jonesey95 (talk) 20:16, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

GOCE July drive and August blitz[edit]

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

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

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

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

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Template:Citation Style documentation/editor[edit]

The error message for four editors shows only if you have .citation-comment {display: inline !important;} /* show all Citation Style 1 error messages */ set in your CSS. It also adds the page to a hidden maintenance category. Not sure if /how to document that. --  Gadget850 talk 22:45, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

So it does. I forgot that one was still hidden. I will comment out the note about the error. Exactly four editors still shows "et al.", as you can see if you log out and look at my Sandbox. We may be able to get rid of that holdover feature once the error category is cleaned out. – Jonesey95 (talk) 23:34, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

August GOCE blitz[edit]

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Thanks for copyediting a total of 3,385 words during the Guild of Copy Editors August blitz! Miniapolis 16:56, 31 August 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for fixing my error on abacus. I normally view the page after I edit to be sure there are no problems...I guess I did not this time. Thanks again. speednat (talk) 18:42, 2 September 2014 (UTC)
You're welcome! It's nice to be noticed. – Jonesey95 (talk) 20:09, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

An Odd Issue with Copernicus[edit]

I reverted your edit on the Copernicus page because it caused (or seemed to cause) some weird issue where it vanished the images. Don't know the tool you used, but maybe it needs tweaking? -- Veggies (talk) 23:41, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Veggies, I did not see anything wrong with the page after I edited it, and I still do not see anything wrong when I look at my edited version in the history. Nor do I see anything in my simple edit that could have caused image problems. Did you try to reload the page or WP:PURGE it before reverting? (I recommend one of the purge-related Gadgets.) I find that purging, in particular, fixes many odd display problems. I will redo my edit manually and I will check it again. – Jonesey95 (talk) 23:50, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
Very strange. Seems to look fine, now. I'll purge before resetting in the future. What a weird issue. Thanks. -- Veggies (talk) 07:39, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Correcting DOI error[edit]

Could you explain how you fixed this? I see that the DOI error is gone, but I'm not seeing any differences in the dif, just "jeb" highlighted in the previous and current page. Thanks.AioftheStorm (talk) 03:02, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

There was a hidden character of some sort before the "j" in "jeb". I couldn't see it, but I copied the whole DOI to a text editor on my computer and told it to replace all hidden characters with "zzz", and "zzz" popped up in front of the "j". I removed the junk, copied the remaining DOI value, and pasted it back into the article.
I don't see that problem very often, but I do see it often enough in my gnome work that I knew what was wrong when the DOI looked fine to the naked eye. – Jonesey95 (talk) 03:33, 10 September 2014 (UTC)
How interesting, thanks for letting me know :) AioftheStorm (talk) 04:13, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

A VERY THANKFUL barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for your help in editing the new article - Monarch butterfly migration. It needed your touch and I was really stuck in getting it finished off. Thank you! bpage (talk) 20:35, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
You're welcome. Good work on the hard work of writing the article! Expect to see BattyBot stop by the article in the next day or so to clean up some date formatting and do a bit of helpful tidying. – Jonesey95 (talk) 23:30, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
I just don't seem to grasp the intricacies of referencing. I APPRECIATE your work on this article very much. I want to maintain the consistency of referencing. So should I list sources in the bibliography if I refer to them a multitude of times? Do you know how to reference books on a Kindle? There are no page numbers, just funky location nos. Isn't there a bot or something that can set up a reference system for a whole article?
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For the Kindle book, I've never referenced one, but I would use "type=Kindle e-book|at=location ###" or something similar.
If you list the source in full in the Bibliography, like the Pyle and Oberhauser sources, you can use the short footnote (sfn) template, as you have done, to refer to them. You do not need to list the full details of a source in multiple places. Overall, the references in this article are better and more consistent than those in most articles I come across. You have done well. And no, there is no bot to do most of the work for you. There are a few that can tidy up a few things in an existing article, but the real work needs to be done by human editors – it's just like real life. – Jonesey95 (talk) 13:19, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

LCCN vs. Library of Congress Classification numbers[edit]

Hi. Regarding this recent edit at Georgian numerals — I understand there is a difference between LCCNs and the Library of Congress Classification, and the value you deleted was not in fact an LCCN as intended by the lccn= parameter. However, it seems a shame to discard this piece of information entirely. To the best of your knowledge, is there any legitimate way to include a source's Library of Congress Classification identifier in a {{cite book}} template? And if there is not, should there be? — Richwales (no relation to Jimbo) 06:40, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

You could put it in |id=, I suppose. Something like |id=LCC PK9106.H48 1995. – Jonesey95 (talk) 15:30, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

GOCE September 2014 bling[edit]

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Thanks for copyediting a total of 10,085 words during the Guild of Copy Editors September drive! All the best, Miniapolis 17:10, 5 October 2014 (UTC)

GOCE drive rollover count.[edit]

Greetings, Jonesey95! Since you were the leader of the September GOCE Backlog Drive, I figured you'd be the best one to consult on this matter. In the totals for the participants, I haven't been given a 50% bonus for the August 2013 article I copyedited, even though I specified the month it was from. As a result, my rollover count for the next drive is out by 200. "We could read for-EVER; reading round the wiki!" (talk) 17:03, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

Wilhelmina Will, corrected. Thanks for the note. In the future, remember to add "*O" for old articles and "*R" for requests (see the drive instructions at the top of every drive page). The drive statistics are produced by a semi-automated script that depends on these standard notations. Happy editing! – Jonesey95 (talk) 17:27, 10 October 2014 (UTC)
Ah, I see. Thanks! :) "We could read for-EVER; reading round the wiki!" (talk) 17:30, 10 October 2014 (UTC)

Translation issues[edit]

Please stop fixing trans_title= issues by misusing chapter= as you have done in two articles. See, for example, history on Polynomial interpolation. A title= should usually be matched with trans_title=. Glrx (talk) 04:02, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

That's a case of garbage in, garbage out. I had no way of knowing if the original editor intended to insert an English chapter title, or if a foreign-language chapter title was deleted at some point, or if the editor inserted |trans-chapter= instead of |trans-title=. I try to make changes that reflect what appear to be the original editor's intent, unless there is a clear error. In the cases you found, my choice was incorrect. Thanks for catching it. – Jonesey95 (talk) 06:05, 12 October 2014 (UTC)

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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Help on Loboc Church[edit]

I hope you could do some CE on the article. I already wrote a request on WP:GOCE. Thanks.--Carlojoseph14 (talk) 18:26, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

I don't work on a lot of articles from the GOCE Requests page, but I will take a look if I have time. – Jonesey95 (talk) 23:43, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. --Carlojoseph14 (talk) 02:52, 22 October 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for the tech edit :) JuliaRobertson (talk) 04:23, 26 October 2014 (UTC)
You're welcome. I'm just blowing the dust out and trying to keep things tidy around here. – Jonesey95 (talk) 04:24, 26 October 2014 (UTC)

GOCE October Blitz award[edit]

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Hi Jonesey95, thank you for copy editing 1,836 words in 1 article during the Guild of Copy Editors’ October Blitz. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 02:15, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for correcting my mistakes[edit]

Tournesol.png Thank you for correcting most of my citation mistakes at Alfa Romeo 8C and pointing out the one you couldn't correct. I have no idea why I put 1972 in the Vorderman citations; the Hull & Moore citations to another article in the same issue were correct. Thanks again! Sincerely, SamBlob (talk) 03:12, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

You're welcome. It takes a community to build an encyclopedia. Have fun editing that Alfa article. – Jonesey95 (talk) 03:14, 30 October 2014 (UTC)