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Supplied requested citation[edit]

Hi Lhynard,

FYI: I have made an edit to Eusebius of Caesarea to supply your requested citation. The text from which I got the citation suggests that it wasn't Eusebius's creed that the council accepted, but an alternative which was more pointedly anti-Arian. Needless to say, I added that fact to the article. I removed the citation tag, and am informing you in the hope that it meets with your approval. Muzhogg (talk) 21:55, 28 May 2009 (UTC)

Your welcome[edit]

Hi Lhynard,

Thanks for your kind note on my contributions to the Eusebius page. Evidently they were helpful, and I'm very pleased.

Obviously, you got the use of the talk-page right!

Regards, -- Muzhogg (talk) 21:57, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

Regarding your merger suggestion[edit]

See Talk:Hebrew grammar. Mo-Al (talk) 04:29, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

Talk:Sri Adhinathar[edit]

Message for you on the talk.--Redtigerxyz Talk 13:37, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

Request for copyedit![edit]

Hi, I'm curious if you would be interested in copyediting the Boys in Red accident article? It's an article that is pretty much finished but needs a good and thorough copyedit before being pushed off to FAC! Thanks for reading this and hope you are willing to help! --Kuzwa (talk) 22:26, 20 September 2009 (UTC)

Sure, but it's a long article, so it might be a few days before I have the time to edit it. I have a real life newletter to edit by Wednesday first. :) Lhynard (talk) 03:36, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you for the advice as far as editing a new page goes. I am interested in contributing to wikipedia but still trying to learn the ropes. Pole to Pole (talk) 03:34, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

No problem; it certainly is confusing at first. Lhynard (talk) 03:35, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

Re: Trans-Siberian Orchestra[edit]

Hi Lhynard,

Thanks for help. Slowly getting up to speed.

NightCastle-Megafan (talk) 11:57, 25 November 2011

No problem. The most important thing for you to learn is to use the "Show preview" button before accepting changes to ensure that nothing is broken. Lhynard (talk) 16:21, 25 November 2011 (UTC)
Hi Lhynard,
I am confused. This page (among others) is so filled with misinformation that it sometimes borders on fiction. For example the band has explained in countless interviews the 1990s onward the bands connection with Siberia but someone kept putting up the exact opposite and when taken down would put it back up asking that someone else fill in a citation. How can you fill in a legitimate citation that does not exist? Worse, while looking for legitimate citations I found numerous articles quoting Wikipedia word for word with completely wrong erroneous facts. Use any search engine and type in Wikipedia Accuracy and you will see the depth the of the problem. I have corrected numerous mistakes to have them immediately replaced for no or minor reasons. Just sticking to TSO, in a world where musicianship is dying and more kids are opting out of music, TSO is showing them it is still a viable career choice. The article over the years has been vandalized to the point of nearly being useless to any music student trying to understand how the band was formed, grew and thrived. Too many people, both students and professionals, use this as the first place they go to. I really believe that Wikipedia can be a world changing tool for the better but I am really starting to get frustrated. I know you are trying to help but there must be a better way before Wikipedia becomes so undependable as to be irrelevant.
Would really appreciate any advice as my I only have tonight off and really wanted to try to make a dent in this.
Thanks
NightCastle-Megafan (talk) 17:19, 25 November 2011 (UTC)
I trust that you are trying to make improvements, but you need to learn how things are done on Wikipedia. Wikipedia has a list of policies that can be found here. While you are trying to correct what you consider to be factual errors, you are violating numerous policies yourself.
It is good that you wish to correct factual errors. So do all of us here. But things have to have trustworthy and 'specific' sources for everyone to believe that they are true. Let's take your example about the name being said incorrectly to have no connection to Siberia. The fact that it was labeled with a {{Citation needed}} inline template tag is proof that others have doubted that statement as well. The tag says, "Hey, whoever put this statement here, prove that it is true." In this case, you have convinced me that it is not true. However, initially, your replacement statements did not seem true either at first, because they were not sourced well. I have now allowed your deletion of the infactual material, since your new material seems more trustworthy. But this was a 'process'; that's how Wikipedia works — it's a refinement, and your changes as is required multiple modifications before they were of quality high enough to be included. Wikipedia strives for quality as well as facts.
However, it is not just about facts or even quality; you should at least try to follow the proper procedures and policies. When you posted one revision, for example, in addition to spelling, layout, and gramamr issues, you violated all of the following policies:
In short, although I trust you have good intentions, your edits could be considered disruptive.
My best advice to you is to post the problems you see on the page with your suggested corrections, so that the community can discuss it before making changes yourself.
(One final note, the problems on the Trans-Siberian_Orchestra page — and I agree there are many — are not what vandalism is; vandalism is always intentional. See WP:Vandalism for more information.)
Good luck.
Lhynard (talk) 18:39, 25 November 2011 (UTC)

Roborovski hamster[edit]

Hi! I just noticed that you copy edited this article. I am trying to make Phodopus a good topic and I have already got Djungarian hamster to GA and I am shortly going to nominate Phodopus for GA. I was hoping to improve this article after I improve Campbell's dwarf hamster, so I would appreciate when I start working on it in a while any feedback you can give. Thank you. Puffin Let's talk! 23:10, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

Let me know when you are ready, and I'll give it a thorough copyedit. (I am a hamster lover and owner, but I don't know too much about the zoology, so my comments will likely be primarily grammar- and style-based.) ~ Lhynard (talk) 05:17, 28 November 2011 (UTC)
Hey, in the meantime, I've tagged some contradictions I've noticed and left clarifications for you within the article text as HTML comments. Good luck! ~ Lhynard (talk) 06:14, 28 November 2011 (UTC)

Re: Turn of the Century Project[edit]

But since when was 1889 the turn of the 20th century? Thanks. Martinevans123 (talk) 21:32, 27 November 2011 (UTC)

...Since as long as the 1900s have been the 20th century. (See Turn of the century for more info.) However, I usually find the phrase unnecessary and actually prefer your recent edit on Ludwig Wittgenstein to mine. (I've been trying to only minimally change things.) ~ Lhynard (talk) 21:49, 27 November 2011 (UTC)
Um yes, but turn of the century says 1890 - 1914? Thanks. Martinevans123 (talk) 21:55, 27 November 2011 (UTC)
I agree with you. Again, I prefer your deletion of the phrase; I was not the one who originally put "turn of the century". ~ Lhynard (talk) 23:38, 27 November 2011 (UTC)
That was me actually (= talk page stalker!) As his birth date is stated in the opening sentence, there's no need to refer to it again, in any terms, later in the introduction. Ghmyrtle (talk) 23:43, 27 November 2011 (UTC)
No worries. We all agree. Still unsure that the family really was "one of Europe's wealthiest families" - how many are in that list exactly? But if that's what Duffy says, then ... Martinevans123 (talk) 00:01, 28 November 2011 (UTC)
Sorry about that, Ghmyrtle; I didn't see your name in the middle of Martinevans' edits. :) ~ Lhynard (talk) 00:51, 28 November 2011 (UTC)

Phodopus[edit]

The article is written in British English, please remain consistent when you copy edit it. (Colour not color). Thank you. Puffin Let's talk! 19:56, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

I have not changed any British spellings, nor have I spotted any yet, but I'll keep this in mind. ~ Lhynard (talk) 19:59, 29 November 2011 (UTC)
A mild suggestion for the future: If you have any articles for which you care very much about the spelling, consider placing {{British English|small=yes}} on the talk page. ~ Lhynard (talk) 15:43, 1 December 2011 (UTC)
I am also concerned about some of the copy editing you did on it. "As a comparison, the well known golden hamster is 13 to 18 centimeters (5.1–7.1 in). "Well-known" is a peacock term and should not be included in the article, according to the GA criteria. "(The main articles for each species include further color variations.)" I am wondering why this is here. I thought that the main article banner was enough to be slightly self-explanatory as to what would be included in them. "(roughly 7 to 10 centimeters (2.8–3.9 in)) " I was told earlier that it's better not to include averages but to state later in the article the specific measurements. I appreciate that you are trying to help and I thank you for that but I do review GA articles and I know what to look for and when I saw these things, I had to notify you. I have removed the peacock term to be safe. Thank you. Puffin Let's talk! 20:03, 29 November 2011 (UTC)
I am fine with removing "well known", though I don't think it is necessarily a peakcock term (while it certainly can be).
Re: "(The main articles for each species include further color variations.)": It is my opinion that without such a statement, a reader might assume that there are not alternative color variations, but if others agree to remove it, it is fine by me.
Re: "'(roughly 7 to 10 centimeters (2.8–3.9 in))' I was told earlier that it's better not to include averages but to state later in the article the specific measurements.": I think you mean "abbreviations", not "averages"? Yes, it is true to avoid abbreviations after a first introduction. However, if one introduces a range with the word "from", it is best practice to spell out "to" (instead of using the en-dash) and the abbreviation. For example: "from 10 to 15 millimeters" vs. "10–15 mm". Since you had the word "from" there, I expanded everything.
As an aside, please give me a chance to finish copyediting before making any changes so that our edits don't overlap. Thanks!
I think it is turning into a good article; good work!
Lhynard (talk) 20:17, 29 November 2011 (UTC)
Also, can you be more specific as to what is so technical about the skeleton section? The words that are wiki linked are explained in the articles they are linked to and I have clarified two more details that were not wiki linked. The terms which may be technical have been explained in enough detail in my opinion, why do you not agree? Puffin Let's talk! 20:11, 29 November 2011 (UTC)
Obviously, such matters are subjective, but I have a PhD in the sciences, and not all of the statements are immediately clear. Don't take it personally. :) I like your clarifications; thank you. After I finish copyediting, I'll go back and see if I can make it less technical, but it does not hurt to let others have a stab at it; in fact, on Wikipedia, such things are preferred. ~ Lhynard (talk) 20:20, 29 November 2011 (UTC)
Ok, but I do not see how comparing to a Syrian hamster is most appropriate. I mean, the genus is Phodopus and the syrian is in some other genus. It would be easier to explain, that their common name (to pet shops etc...) is Dwarf hamsters, as implied by Dwarf, it implies that they are small, rendering the statement self explanatory. Also, things mentioned in the lead must be mentioned in the rest of the article, which is part of the GA criteria, I would suggest just leaving it, I see you have looked at Djungarian hamster which I improved earlier and there was no issue there so why does there have to be one here? Puffin Let's talk! 21:41, 29 November 2011 (UTC)
Good point about "dwarf" being self-evident. But, again, I was simply placing myself in the shoes of a normal reader; I see "smaller" and I immediately think, "How much smaller are these things compared to a 'normal' hamster?" I was not aware of the need to repeat every fact in the lead later in the article. I hardly think that means to repeat every single thought though. The lead mentions size, and you mention size again later. To me, that fulfills this criterion.
I have looked at Djungarian hamster, yes, but nowhere near as thoroughly. The points I raise are all simply suggestions that I think would be helpful, nothing more.
Lhynard (talk) 21:57, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

Phodopus (2)[edit]

Lhynard: You have added some useful things to Phodopus, but could I request that in future you please check the history and talk pages of articles before undertaking extensive work on them, and that you especially take care not to reverse stylistic decisions made and applied consistently by previous editors. Had you done so, you might have noticed that: Nikkimaria and I had been working with Puffin both during the peer review and afterwards; a GOCE copy edit was already done merely a day before yours (indeed, you have kicked that into the long grass on the talk page); that Oxford commas were consistently NOT in use before you arrived, a decision I made that is an option accepted under the MOS; and that I had applied spaced ndash, not unspaced mdash. Please see paragraph 4 of WP:MOS. It is wrong to trample on others' work like this. I would appreciate if you'd get rid of the Oxford commas, please, since I cannot without being subject to accusations of edit warring. Thank you. --Stfg (talk) 22:25, 29 November 2011 (UTC)

Hey,
I apologize for changing things. I did check the talk page — as is evidenced by how I reverted some of my own edits — but I did not even know of peer reviews. Sorry about that. I was aware that you and Nikkimaria had made edits, but there was no WP:GOCE copyedit finished tag on the talk page. However, you will note that I gave you credit for the copyedit in the tag I left, because I am in no way trying to take credit for all the work. I only made such a large edit myself in the first place because User:Puffin specifically asked me to (as can be seen above on this page).
I'll certainly go change things to the styles you all desire. I am well aware that Oxford commas are optional. However, they were not yet consistent, so I tried to make the whole article consistent. I am also aware of the two methods of dashing. Again, I only saw one in the whole article, so I could not build a basis of consensus and went with my preference. I did not know a decision had already been reached.
In short, I'll gladly fix the commas. I in no way meant to "tramble on" anyone else's work; I was only trying to fulfill Puffin's request for me to copyedit.
Regards,
Lhynard (talk) 22:43, 29 November 2011 (UTC)


Done and done
I think I got them all. If not, no one will accuse you of a copy war if you fix it. :)
As an aside, re-reading above, I see that Puffin only asked for feedback, not a copyedit. Oops. I seem to have been over-ambitious in my desire to improve things. :( ~ Lhynard (talk) 22:54, 29 November 2011 (UTC)
Thank you. That was a very kind reply. I hope I didn't bite too hard (and sorry if I did). --Stfg (talk) 23:29, 29 November 2011 (UTC)
Eh, that's what Band-Aids® are for! In all seriousness, though, thanks for helping me be a better Wikipedian. ~ Lhynard (talk) 00:16, 30 November 2011 (UTC)

A token of recognition[edit]

The Zen Garden Award Zen Garden Award for Infinite Patience
This is for staying cool and diplomatic when those you were helping were getting tense and excited. Best wishes, Stfg (talk) 19:37, 1 December 2011 (UTC)
Hey, thanks! ~ Lhynard (talk) 00:48, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

skeleton pictures[edit]

Thank you for the external links but the only seem to be of the Campbell's dwarf hamster. Puffin Let's talk! 09:14, 4 December 2011 (UTC)

Oh an also some of them are mongrels, not giving a pedigree idea of what a skull should look like. Puffin Let's talk! 09:48, 4 December 2011 (UTC)


TBR1[edit]

Hi, I'm working with Grant Van Der Voort and Patricia Stiklickas on TBR1. We weren't sure whether we should be/are allowed to be making the changes you suggest in your review or if we are supposed to leave it as it is while you review it. Please let one of us know. Thanks. JaimeeDavis (talk) 01:58, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

It would be easiest for me if you do not make any changes until I am finished, but please feel free to ask questions or give answers here or on the article's talk page. I'm trying to update the review page as I go so that you can watch the process. So far, it reads very well; I am impressed!
Thanks for asking.
Lhynard (talk) 02:01, 7 December 2011 (UTC)


Feel free to edit the article to your hearts content while I do not list a status of doing — such as now. I'm finished for the night and will continue tomorrow. ~ Lhynard (talk) 03:12, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

As far as your comment about changing the cortex, it should be cerebral cortex, so should we change that now or wait to do that as well. Also thank you for updating it as you do it. We are enjoying being able to read your comments. JaimeeDavis (talk) 02:05, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

I'll fix cortex now.
no problem Re: my minor edits
Lhynard (talk) 02:07, 7 December 2011 (UTC)


Now that you have finished assessing our article, are we allowed to make the changes you have suggested? JaimeeDavis (talk) 18:44, 8 December 2011 (UTC)

Yes, certainly! good work ~ Lhynard (talk) 18:46, 8 December 2011 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

Lhynard, thank you very much for reviewing our TBR1 page, your suggestions are great. We will edit our article today (Dec 7). We appreciate your help! Grant.vandervoort (talk) 06:38, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

Attack?[edit]

What attack? Where? 74.56.51.128 (talk) 21:27, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

here ~ Lhynard (talk) 21:33, 4 January 2012 (UTC)
That is not an attack. That was kindness because he was so angry and domineering. 74.56.51.128 (talk) 22:00, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

I defy you[edit]

To find anything that shows I've harassed anybody, anywhere. I am holding legitimate discussion with people just like any of you, explaining matters and situations. Since when did "disagreeing" give anyone grounds to threaten a ban? Look at the facts. Don't fall bias to the registered user just because they're registered. It's so obvious that's what's going on here, from the start. Wait, now is THIS post going to be smeared as "disruptive", too? Unreal. 74.56.51.128 (talk) 21:52, 4 January 2012 (UTC)

Good Article backlog elimination drive barnstar[edit]

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GOCE barnstar, January 2012 drive[edit]

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This barnstar is awarded to Lhynard for editing 12 articles with a total of 8486 words during the January 2012 GOCE drive. Thank you very much for participating! --Stfg (talk) 13:48, 3 February 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for your positive comment on my talk page concerning the backlog drive. It's really important that we maintain good relationships between editors. I have looked at a lot of talk pages, various conflicts, and I see how we all react to praise and blame. It's always great to get a compliment. The vast majority of us are doing the best we can. Thanks. --Greenmaven (talk) 19:40, 3 February 2012 (UTC)

GOCE drive wrap-up[edit]

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Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors January 2012 Backlog elimination drive! Here is your end-of-drive wrap-up newsletter.

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Guild of Copy Editors July 2012 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
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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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GOCE news and September drive invitation[edit]

Invitation from the Guild of Copy Editors
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The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in its events:

  • The August 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is currently in the submissions stage. Submit your best August copy edit there before the end of the month. Submissions end, and discussion and voting begin, on September 1 at 00:00 (UTC).
  • September 2012 Backlog elimination drive is a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on September 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on September 30 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goals are to copy edit the articles tagged longest ago and to complete all requests placed before the end of August. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits at least one article, and special awards will be given to the top six in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", "Number of articles of over 5,000 words", "Number of articles tagged longest ago", and "Longest article". This drive features a much easier signup process. We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.
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GOCE September activities[edit]

Reminders from the Guild of Copy Editors
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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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GOCE mid-drive newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors September 2012 backlog elimination drive mid-drive newsletter
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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.
  • Don't forget about the Copy Edit of the Month contests! Voting for the August contest has been extended through the end of the month. You don't have to make a submission to vote!
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GOCE September 2012 drive wrap-up[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors September 2012 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
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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.

– Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.

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GOCE fall newsletter[edit]

Fall Events from the Guild of Copy Editors
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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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GOCE November 2012 copy edit drive update[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors November 2012 backlog elimination drive mid-drive newsletter
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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!
  • The September 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest was won by Baffle gab1978 for his copy edit of Expulsion of the Acadians. Runner up was Gareth Griffith-Jones for his edit of I Could Fall in Love. Congratulations to both.
  • The October 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is in the discussion and voting stage until midnight November 30 (UTC). You don't have to make a submission to vote!
  • November 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is in the submissions stage until midnight November 30 (UTC), when discussion and voting begin.
  • Seasonal oversight: We had a slight fall from grace in the title of our last newletter, which mentioned the season in the northern hemisphere and thus got it wrong for the southern. Fortunately an observant GOCE member was ready to spring into action to advise us. Thanks! In future we'll stay meteorologically neutral.
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GOCE November drive wrap-up[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors November 2012 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
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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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Coodinator election: The six-month term for our fourth tranche of Guild coordinators will expire at the end of December. Nominations are open for the fifth tranche of coordinators, who will serve from 1 January to 30 June 2013. For complete information, please have a look at the election page.

– Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.

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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).
  • Voting is in progress for the November 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest. Everyone is welcome to vote, whether they have entered the contest or not.
  • From Sunday 16 December to Saturday 22 December, we are holding a Project Blitz, in which we will copy edit articles tagged with {{copyedit}} from January 2012. The blitz works much like our bimonthly drives, but a bit simpler. Everyone is welcome to take part, and barnstars will be awarded.
  • 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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Coodinator election: Nominations are open for candidates to serve as GOCE coordinators from 1 January to 30 June 2013. Nominations close on December 15 at 23:59 UTC, after which voting will run until the end of December. For complete information, please have a look at the election page.

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GOCE 2012 Annual Report[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors 2012 Annual Report
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The GOCE has wrapped up another successful year of operations!

Our 2012 Annual Report is now ready for review.

– Your project coordinators: Torchiest, BDD, and Miniapolis

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GOCE mid-drive newsletter, January 2013[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors January 2013 backlog elimination drive mid-drive newsletter
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We are halfway through our January backlog elimination drive.

The mid-drive newsletter is now ready for review.

– Your project coordinators: Torchiest, BDD, and Miniapolis

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GOCE February 2013 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors February 2013 events newsletter
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We are preparing to start our February requests blitz and March backlog elimination drive.

The February 2013 newsletter is now ready for review.

– Your project coordinators: Torchiest, BDD, and Miniapolis

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GOCE news: February 2013[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors Wikipedia:WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors/Blitzes/February 2013 wrap-up
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Participation: Out of 19 people who signed up for this blitz, 9 copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: During the six-day blitz, we removed over twenty articles from the requests queue. Hope to see you at the March drive in a few days! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Torchiest, BDD and Miniapolis.

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GOCE mid-March 2013 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors March 2013 backlog elimination drive mid-drive newsletter
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We are halfway through our March backlog elimination drive.

The mid-drive newsletter is now ready for review.

– Your project coordinators: Torchiest, BDD, and Miniapolis

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GOCE April 2013 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors March 2013 backlog elimination drive wrap-up newsletter
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We have completed our March backlog elimination drive.

The drive wrap-up newsletter is now ready for review.

– Your project coordinators: Torchiest, BDD, and Miniapolis

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GOCE April 2013 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors April 2013 events newsletter
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We finished the April blitz and are preparing to start our May backlog elimination drive.

The April 2013 events newsletter is now ready for review.

– Your project coordinators: Torchiest, BDD, and Miniapolis

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GOCE May drive wrap-up[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors May 2013 backlog elimination drive wrap-up newsletter
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We have completed our May backlog elimination drive.

The drive wrap-up newsletter is now ready for review.

– Your project coordinators: Torchiest, BDD, and Miniapolis

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GOCE June/July 2013 events[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors July 2013 backlog elimination drive wrap-up newsletter
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We have completed our June blitz and are about to commence our July backlog elimination drive.

The June/July 2013 events newsletter is now ready for review.

– Your project coordinators: Torchiest, BDD, and Miniapolis

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GOCE July 2013 news report[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors July 2013 backlog elimination drive mid-drive newsletter
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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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  • Progress report: Thus far we have reduced the number of May/June 2012 articles to just 124 articles, so we're on the right track. Unfortunately, for the first time in GOCE history, the number of articles in the backlog has actually gone up during this drive. While all participants are currently doing a fine job, we just don't have as many of them as we have had in the past. We have over 500 editors on our mailing list, but only 18 editors who have done a copy edit for the drive. If you're receiving this newsletter, it's because you have an interest in copy editing. Join the drive! Even if you only copy edit one article, it helps. Imagine how much progress we could make if everyone chipped in just one article.

– Your drive coordinators: Torchiest, Baffle gab1978, Jonesey95, and The Utahraptor.

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

Guild of Copy Editors July 2013 backlog elimination drive wrap-up newsletter
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We have completed our July backlog elimination drive.

The drive wrap-up newsletter is now ready for review.

– Your project coordinators: Torchiest, Baffle gab1978, Jonesey95, and The Utahraptor.

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

Guild of Copy Editors August Blitz wrap-up
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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.

Progress report: During the seven-day blitz, we removed 26 articles from the requests queue. Hope to see you at the September drive in a few days! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Torchiest, Baffle gab1978, Jonesey95 and The Utahraptor.

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GOCE September 2013 drive wrap-up[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors September 2013 backlog elimination drive wrap-up newsletter
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The September 2013 drive wrap-up is now ready for review.
Sign up for the October blitz!

– Your project coordinators: Torchiest, Baffle gab1978, Jonesey95 and The Utahraptor.

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

Guild of Copy Editors October Blitz wrap-up
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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.

Progress report: During the seven-day blitz, we copy edited 42 articles from WikiProject Film's backlog, reducing it by a net of 34 articles. Hope to see you at the November drive in a few days! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Torchiest, Baffle gab1978, Jonesey95 and The Utahraptor.

Sign up for the November drive!
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November 2013 GOCE drive wrap-up[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors November 2013 backlog elimination drive wrap-up newsletter
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The November 2013 drive wrap-up is now ready for review.
Sign up for the December blitz!

– Your project coordinators: Torchiest, Baffle gab1978, Jonesey95 and The Utahraptor.

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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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Coordinator election: Voting is open for candidates to serve as GOCE coordinators from 1 January through 30 June 2014. Voting will run until the end of December. For complete information, please have a look at the election page.

– Your drive coordinators: Torchiest, Baffle gab1978, Jonesey95 and The Utahraptor

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GOCE 2013 Annual Report[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors 2013 Annual Report
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The GOCE has wrapped up another successful year of operations!

Our 2013 Annual Report is now ready for review.

– Your project coordinators: Torchiest, Baffle gab1978 and Jonesey95

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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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March GOCE copyedit drive[edit]

Notes from the Guild of Copy Editors
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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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– Your drive coordinators: Jonesey95, Baffle gab1978 and Miniapolis

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GOCE March drive wrapup[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors March 2014 backlog elimination drive wrap-up newsletter
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The March 2014 drive wrap-up is now ready for review.
Sign up for the April blitz!

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

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Guild of Copy Editors March 2014 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
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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.

Blitz!: The April blitz will run from April 13–19, with a focus on the Requests list. Sign up now!

– Your drive coordinators: Jonesey95, Baffle gab1978 and Miniapolis

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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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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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GOCE July 2014 newsletter[edit]

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

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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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