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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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MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:41, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

Infobox Improvement[edit]

I just noticed that Sophie Hunter has notable relatives and this should be reflected in her infobox. All sources are in the family family section of the page. If you may be so kind to copy-paste this to the page, I would be very grateful and it would be a big improvement to her page.

|family =

There should also be an "Education" parameter aside from the already indicated "Alma Mater" as she went to St. Paul's Girls' School which is a notable school in the UK. I do hope you can include that too. THANKS! Keep up the good work on Wiki! 213.164.22.2 (talk) 06:08, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

It appears that someone has already added this information. – Jonesey95 (talk) 06:17, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

WorldCat url citations[edit]

Hi Jonesey,

This is my first use of talk, so I hope I am using it correctly.

Thanks for your correction in my citations (ISSN to ISBN). I had just started using the cite syntax in place of straight markup text, and it pointed out the error. I was in the process of fixing that when I found you had already done so in the Bron article.

However, you also removed a number of url links I had to the WorldCat index. Originally I had mistakenly put them on the ISSN's (acutally ISBN's), but found that if I used the url parameter in cite, they went onto the title instead -- which seemed okay since WorldCat tells you how to find copies of the book in question. However, you also removed that.

Given how useful WorldCat is, I would very much like to include links to it in my citations, but now I am not certain how to do in properly to Wikipedia standards. Is there another cite parameter that can be used? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ethersearch (talkcontribs) 00:04, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

You used the Talk page correctly, except that you should always sign your messages by placing four tildes, ~~~~, at the end of your message. You are welcome to reply here to try it out.
I used the ISSN and JSTOR templates to link to the appropriate destinations. Using a cite template, like {{cite book}}, will automatically link parameters like |issn= to the right place. If you don't use the cite template, ISSN will not link, but ISBN is magic and will link just fine, like this: ISBN 9785020098237.
Let me know if you have further questions. I spend a lot of time editing citations, so I can help. – Jonesey95 (talk) 00:48, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Thank you. I think also I have figured out how to include WorldCat links in cite templates -- with the oclc parameter. Ethersearch (talk) 01:50, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Yes, that will work. ISBN will also lead to WorldCat, and to many other sources as well. – Jonesey95 (talk) 01:51, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-10[edit]

16:42, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, Portland Oregon (March 7, 2015)[edit]

You are invited!

  • Saturday, March 7: Art+Feminism – noon to 5pm
    Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Portland Art Museum's Crumpacker Family Library (Mark Building, 2nd Floor; 1219 SW Park Avenue). Art+Feminism is a campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia. No Wikipedia editing experience necessary; as needed throughout the event, tutoring will be provided for Wikipedia newcomers. Female editors are particularly encouraged to attend. Attendees should bring their own laptops and power cords.

Hope you can make it! If you have any questions or require any special accommodations, please let me know.


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Draft:So Help Me God (album)[edit]

If you honestly believe that this constitutes "content", then there's something wrong, but that's your prerogative. It got moved to a draft space because it completely failed WP:NALBUMS, which I said when I re-directed it twice in my edit summaries, but was reverted both times, and in my reasoning for speedy deletion. 4 sources, 4 sentences, no release date, no sources for the "confirmed" track list songs = not eligible for main space. Just had to drop by and give you a little educating so you're aware for the future.  — ₳aron 09:27, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for linking to WP:NALBUMS. The following text is at the top of the page: "Important note: Failing to satisfy the notability guidelines is not a criterion for speedy deletion." I removed the CSD template with a detailed edit summary explaining how the criteria you cited were not valid. Nominating the article for deletion via PROD or AFD would have been reasonable, but CSD was not. Thanks for the educating, and happy editing! – Jonesey95 (talk) 15:45, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, Jonesey95. ---Another Believer (Talk) 18:18, 3 March 2015 (UTC)

Deletion tag[edit]

Hi. Please remove deletion tag from Mahmoud Reza Khavari, he was a very notable banker even before the embezzlement, he was chairman of Iran's biggest bank, Bank Melli Iran. As you can see here he has a profile on Bloomberg. also after the scandal, he has recieved a nationwide attention and coverage in Iran like his partner Mahafarid Amir Khosravi (see Farsi page). now 4 years after escape he is still a headline (see [12] [13] for example). he has also been notorious in Canada (see [14] [15] [16] for example) and has been subject to a speech in House of Commons of Canada. Pahlevun (talk) 19:53, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for the friendly note. As it says on the proposed deletion notice:
"If you can address this concern by improving, copyediting, sourcing, renaming or merging the page, please edit this page and do so. You may remove this message if you improve the article or otherwise object to deletion for any reason."
After you add these sources to the article to establish the person's notability, you may remove the proposed deletion tag yourself. – Jonesey95 (talk) 20:11, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
OK. thank you. Pahlevun (talk) 20:55, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

100 barnstars for you[edit]

Thanks for making me laugh with your use of an "ASCII barnstar" on User talk:Zhaofeng Li/reFill. Here are 100 barnstars for you: **************************************************************************************************** GoingBatty (talk) 21:25, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

You're welcome. It just came to me while I was typing, and it made me laugh too.
I did think of taking it too far by creating an ASCII barnstar template that could be substed to result in a single character, but I figured it would be CSD'd pretty quickly. Maybe I'll do that for April Fool's Day. – Jonesey95 (talk) 21:33, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
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For bringing humor to an otherwise drab and dreary day. GoingBatty (talk) 22:53, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

Capon Lake Whipple Truss Bridge[edit]

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Jonesey95, I hereby award you The Copyeditor's Barnstar for your comprehensive and thorough copyedit of Capon Lake Whipple Truss Bridge. Thank you for your continued extraordinary service to Wikipedia and to the Guild of Copyeditors. -- Caponer (talk) 22:41, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! A barnstar with a mop! It's perfect. – Jonesey95 (talk) 22:59, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

ISSN fix[edit]

Thanks for this and the other two fixes, but how did you know what number to use? I used the number given by the magazine itself. Mjroots (talk) 06:47, 10 March 2015 (UTC)

I looked up the number at worldcat.org. The number you entered, and that is apparently in the magazine (yikes!) is not mathematically valid. ISSNs, like ISBNs, have a "check digit" at the end that is a mathematical combination of the other numbers. It reduces the chance of typos. I have cleaned up a few thousand ISSNs on WP, and I found a number that were printed in magazines with incorrect values. I suppose it's possible that the agency issuing ISSNs made a mistake and sent an invalid number to the publication, but it seems more likely that someone typed the wrong number on the masthead in 1987 and nobody has thought about it since.
Unfortunately, there is not a publicly accessible database of ISSNs, but worldcat works pretty well. – Jonesey95 (talk) 14:24, 10 March 2015 (UTC)


Scottish Labour Party leadership election, 2014[edit]

Hi Jonesey, just wanted to say thanks for taking this on, and good work so far. This is Paul (talk) 18:26, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

You're welcome. There are a few phrases that seem like they might be proper UK English to me, like the "at" in "MPs in Scotland feared losing their seats at the 2015 UK general election". In the US, we would always say "in the election", not "at the election", so I have been changing it. Is "at the election" proper UK English? – Jonesey95 (talk) 19:49, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
I think they both tend to be used interchangeably, so it's ok if you change it. This is Paul (talk) 20:06, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Thanks again for the copyedit, you've done a great job. I'll add it to the GAN pile and hope for the best. Cheers, This is Paul (talk) 19:50, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

Berkhamsted, an apology[edit]

Yesterday you kindly cleaned up a duplicate arguement on a historical time line table within the Berkhamsted. When I looked at the table, I realised that I had repeated the actual text content of that line two lines down in more accurate detail and in a more logical place. Without thinking whether I should contact you first, I corrected my mistake.-- BOD -- 23:34, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

Sorry[edit]

We both need to copy everything added before hit save, Jonesey. It is a bit of a rush, I guess ... Hafspajen (talk) 23:43, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

Hafspajen: I posted a note on the Newsroom page asking why I don't see section edit links. If they were there, I Edit conflicts are not as fun as reading your prose.
I see that if I comment out most of the header, I get section edit links. I might do that temporarily so that we can work separately. – Jonesey95 (talk) 23:48, 20 March 2015 (UTC)
Well, try, but ... doubt it will work. Try to save often... it is better than make a lot of small editis and save, just try to save each entry, as soon you are ready. Like editing ANI a bit ... :)Hafspajen (talk) 23:50, 20 March 2015 (UTC)
It worked. I have removed it in case publication really happens at 00:00 UTC. – Jonesey95 (talk) 00:03, 21 March 2015 (UTC)
  • How did you do that? that would be good to apply even while working with the draft. We use to conflict each other a lot. Hafspajen (talk) 01:16, 21 March 2015 (UTC)
Nothing up my sleeve.... Ta-dah!Jonesey95 (talk) 01:21, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

You've got mail![edit]

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Go Phightins! 19:42, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

Go Phightins!, I'm going to pass on this opportunity. Thanks. – Jonesey95 (talk) 21:29, 5 April 2015 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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I am not sure if i have any authority to give this barnstar, but I am very grateful for your ongoing copyedit of the Berkhamsted article. -- BOD -- 07:10, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

Berkhamsted

Hi Jonesey, at the appropriate time, let me know when you would like me to clear up any clarifications or other questions. I am away from my computer until late GMT Tuesday, with limited access to to a very poor internet connection via an iPad. I am not good at composing good answers on my iPad.-- BOD -- 14:42, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

I should be done by Tuesday, at which point the article will be all yours. – Jonesey95 (talk) 16:29, 29 March 2015 (UTC)
i am so grateful for your improvements and happy to wait and simply answer any points that need answering. Personally I would rather not alter anything too much post copyedit in case the standard is not maintained.-- BOD -- 18:09, 29 March 2015 (UTC)
I have started working on the clarification/inconsistency notices you helpfully placed on the article, plus some of the areas raised in the copyedit discussion on the talk page. I hope I do not mess up your good work. Some of the more difficult areas, like the potted prose castle history I will leave to the weekend.-- BOD -- 18:52, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
Done. – Jonesey95 (talk) 02:54, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

I have completely redone the demography section, if you have any free time in your busy wikipedia schedule, I would naturally very much appreciate your check over.(I am not sure if you take requests from your talk page).-- BOD -- 20:34, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

oh oh I redid the castle section too. The page has benefitted by the good works of two other wikipedians after your copy edit.-- BOD -- 21:01, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for fixing an ISBN[edit]

Hi Jonesey!

Thank you so much for fixing my reference citation (ISBN). I'm new to Wikipedia and to book numbers (actually it is my first dealing with these numbers at all, so I had to read a bit to get to know what was the issue). But I'm very thankful to you for helping to fix this. All the best! --L7starlight (talk) 14:14, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

You're welcome! – Jonesey95 (talk) 14:20, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

March 2015 GOCE bling[edit]

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This barnstar is awarded to Jonesey95 for copy edits totaling over 60,000 words during the GOCE March 2015 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Miniapolis 14:01, 3 April 2015 (UTC)
Goce silver barnstar.png Guild of Copy Editors Leaderboard Award: Total Articles, 3rd Place
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Jonesey95 for copyediting 24 articles during the GOCE March 2015 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Miniapolis 14:01, 3 April 2015 (UTC)
Goce silver barnstar.png Guild of Copy Editors Leaderboard Award: Total Words, 3rd Place
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Jonesey95 for copyediting 29,234 total words during the GOCE March 2015 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Miniapolis 14:01, 3 April 2015 (UTC)
Goce silver barnstar.png Guild of Copy Editors Leaderboard Award: Long Articles, 2nd Place
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Jonesey95 for copyediting three long articles during the GOCE March 2015 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Miniapolis 14:01, 3 April 2015 (UTC)
Goce silver barnstar.png Guild of Copy Editors Leaderboard Award: Old Articles, 3rd Place
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Jonesey95 for copyediting 14 old articles during the GOCE March 2015 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Miniapolis 14:01, 3 April 2015 (UTC)
Goce silver barnstar.png Guild of Copy Editors Leaderboard Award: Longest Article, 2nd Place
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Jonesey95 for copyediting one of the five longest articles – 10,214 words – during the GOCE March 2015 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Miniapolis 14:07, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

...and thanks very much for doing all the other stuff (hope you understand Torchiest's instructions better than I do :-)). All the best, Miniapolis 14:01, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

Template editor[edit]

Just wondering if you would want to have the template editor right, so that you could edit protected templates yourself instead of having to do requests? -- WOSlinker (talk) 14:46, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

Support.
Trappist the monk (talk) 14:48, 3 April 2015 (UTC)
WOSlinker, I would like that. I would be happy to provide samples of edits that I have done to templates or their sandboxes if that is required for the process. – Jonesey95 (talk) 18:11, 3 April 2015 (UTC)
You now have it, so go and edit {{Death date and age}} if you want to. -- WOSlinker (talk) 18:33, 3 April 2015 (UTC)
Thank you. – Jonesey95 (talk) 18:54, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

Template editor boilerplate[edit]

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Your account has been granted the template editor user right, allowing you to edit templates and modules that have been protected with template protection. It also allows you to bypass the title blacklist, giving you the ability to create and edit edit notices.

You can use this user right to perform maintenance, answer edit requests, and make any other simple and generally uncontroversial edits to templates, modules, and edit notices. You can also use it to enact more complex or controversial edits, after those edits are first made to a test sandbox, and their technical reliability as well as their consensus among other informed editors has been established.

Before you use this user right, please read Wikipedia:Template editor and make sure you understand its contents. In particular, you should read the section on wise template editing and the criteria for revocation. This user right gives you access to some of Wikipedia's most important templates and modules; it is critical that you edit them wisely and that you only make edits that are backed up by consensus. It is also very important that no one else be allowed to access your account, so you should consider taking a few moments to secure your password.

If you do not want this user right, you may ask any administrator to remove it for you at any time.

Useful links:

Happy template editing! WOSlinker (talk) 18:42, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

A bowl of strawberries for you![edit]

Erdbeerteller01.jpg and champagne for you. Thanks for returning to the Berko page and cleaning up the new bits. -- BOD -- 08:04, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Featured Content[edit]

We would like to have a group discussion on Skype text chat with everyone on the FC team. In a few days, User:Go Phightins! will contact you privately to coordinate this. Please let him know about your availability if you are willing to participate. Thank you. Gamaliel (talk) 16:17, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

Gamaliel, thanks for the invitation, but as you can see above, I have already declined this invitation. Please let me know how it turns out. I am willing to continue copy editing when I am available. – Jonesey95 (talk) 23:30, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

Using French citation/reference templates in translated articles[edit]

Here's a link to a section of an article I'm working on, if you'd be kind enough to try your script on it. Thanks. [17]Dpendery (talk) 20:44, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

Done. I think it worked pretty well. Ask any time. – Jonesey95 (talk) 05:11, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, that worked great. One error message came up in the "date" parameter, which wants a legitimate English month value. It's no big deal to translate this manually, but if you'd be interested in adding that to the script, here are the values:
janvier January février February mars March avril April mai May juin June juillet July août August septembre September octobre October novembre November décembre December
You've been very helpful. Dpendery (talk) 09:50, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
You're welcome. I leave date corrections for a very skillful bot who does much better work than I do. – Jonesey95 (talk) 13:21, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

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.

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

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:29, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

Thank You[edit]

… For taking time to review The Dream (sculpture). Much appreciated! ----Another Believer (Talk) 06:03, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

It's always a pleasure to edit your work. – Jonesey95 (talk) 06:03, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

Tech News: 2015-17[edit]

15:31, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

GOCE April blitz[edit]

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This barnstar is awarded to Jonesey95 for copy edits totaling over 4,000 words during the GOCE April 2015 Copy Editing Blitz. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Miniapolis 13:43, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

Support request with team editing experiment project[edit]

Dear tech ambassadors, instead of spamming the Village Pump of each Wikipedia about my tiny project proposal for researching team editing (see here: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IdeaLab/Research_team_editing), I have decided to leave to your own discretion if the matter is relevant enough to inform a wider audience already. I would appreciate if you could appraise if the Wikipedia community you are more familiar with could have interest in testing group editing "on their own grounds" and with their own guidance. In a nutshell: it consists in editing pages as a group instead of as an individual. This social experiment might involve redefining some aspects of the workflow we are all used to, with the hope of creating a more friendly and collaborative environment since editing under a group umbrella creates less social exposure than traditional "individual editing". I send you this message also as a proof that the Inspire Campaign is already gearing up. As said I would appreciate of *you* just a comment on the talk page/endorsement of my project noting your general perception about the idea. Nothing else. Your contribution helps to shape the future! (which I hope it will be very bright, with colors, and Wikipedia everywhere) Regards from User:Micru on meta.

Tech News: 2015-19[edit]

15:20, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

Sad and beautiful story, isn't it?[edit]

By the way, have you visited the museums lately? EEng (talk) 16:42, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

Tragic, indeed. It sounds like he had a good time while it lasted, though.
I have visited the Museum of Silly Captions, and I even spent a little time trying to think of a few, but I spend next to no time at ANI and other initialism-ridden islands, so some of the jokes are lost on me. – Jonesey95 (talk) 17:07, 4 May 2015 (UTC)
The museums proper are down past the table of contents. EEng (talk) 18:48, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

Wikipedia Women's Health Information Edit-a-thon: Tuesday, May 12 at OHSU[edit]

You are invited!

  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015: Wikipedia Women's Health Information Edit-a-thon – 1 to 4pm
  • Wikipedia Edit-a-thon hosted by OHSU's Center for Women's Health in honor of National Women's Health Week
  • Location: Biomedical Information Communications Center (3280 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97239)
  • This edit-a-thon is intended to address some of these important differences and to generally improve women’s health information in key articles and topics. Areas for improvement have been identified in cooperation with WikiProject Medicine. Prior Wikipedia editing is not required; assistance will be available the day of the event. Attendees should bring their own laptops and power cords.

Hope you can make it! If you have any questions or require any special accommodations, please post to the event page.


Thanks,

Another Believer

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