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Star Wars (film)[edit]

Hi Mediran,

I'm Deadbeef from WP:GOCE and I've decided to take up copyediting Star Wars over the next few days to try to bring it up to GA or FA status. That said, it's a giant article; I'll be working primarily on copyediting and might need your help clarifying in certain points where the original text is confusing and I'm struggling to work it into solid prose. I've worked the lede so far (diff, if you want to take a look). As you can see, I've put one {{clarify}} tag on the following: It was selected to become part of the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in its first year of opening, becoming the most immediate addition at the time, as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant." I don't really get what that means, and I don't have too much free time to try digging through sources to make sense of it. If you could, please try to make it a bit more obvious what that sentence is going for.

I'll come back to this section with any concerns I have and will maintain a dialogue with you here in regards to improving it. Given your volume of edits to the page, I'll assume you're alright with that. I'll watch your talk page so unless you feel like you need to talk somewhere else, or there's some other development with the page, or if I'm being unresponsive, we can keep the conversation here. Thanks for bringing the article to GOCE's attention; let's make the sucker a FA again. Deadbeef 06:51, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

@Deadbeef: I'm very sorry for replying so late. Anyway, thank you so much for taking the article. Yes, it deserves a featured status. And about that one that seems unclear... It tells that Star Wars was the youngest "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" film selected by the LOC to be part of the Registry with no other film from the 1970s to be picked. This was in 1989, the first year of the Registry. Well, you can remove that part in the lead if you think it's too trivial. Hope this helps — Mediran [talk] 03:53, 23 December 2014 (UTC)
No worries. Anyways, I've tagged the Writing section with a couple of {{clarify}} tags; the first is on a sentence clause which is a confusing to someone who doesn't know much about film-production (i.e. me). In the second, please let me know (or edit yourself) what is meant by 'treatment'. I've also fixed my previous concern with your clarification. Thanks, Deadbeef 02:41, 24 December 2014 (UTC)
Also, in the Footnotes section, this is a bit ambiguous (didn't feel like tagging): 20th Century Fox will continue to control their interest to the first film for the foreseeable future. Please clarify what "interest" they will control. This is also not referenced in the source given; a new one will be needed. Deadbeef 03:49, 24 December 2014 (UTC)
There also seems to be the problem that Lucasfilm is given no context in the article. I was surprised to see it mentioned for the first time in the Premiere and initial release section: Lucasfilm hired Charles Lippincott as marketing director for Star Wars. As someone who isn't particularly familiar with the behind-the-scenes of the film beyond what I've read in the article, I'm confused as to what Lucasfilm is. Please add context. Sorry to turn this into a laundry list, but it is what it is. Deadbeef 05:01, 25 December 2014 (UTC)

Done! Just finished copyediting the last section. I can see you're still plugging away at the article; I'll stick around and help the article any way I see I can. I know you're working on it but don't forget to tick off the problems upthread. When you think it's ready for GAN let me know and I'll nominate it or give it my blessing; I think it's nearly there but I may want to run some last second tweaks before we send it. I have no intention of going anywhere until the thing is a FA, so don't be afraid to ping me about stuff about it (I may unwatch your talk page after a bit, though). Deadbeef 05:47, 27 December 2014 (UTC)

@Deadbeef: Yes, thank you so much Deadbeef. The article is not yet really complete because it still needs information about the costume, props and the miniatures used in the production. The soundtrack section also is missing some parts. I'll work on those later. I hope to get this an FA very soon. Of course with your help. Thanks — Mediran [talk] 09:57, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

Merry Merry[edit]

To you and yours
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@Bzuk: Thank you so much and merry, merry Christmas too! — Mediran [talk] 00:57, 23 December 2014 (UTC)

GOCE holiday 2014 newsletter[edit]

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

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Merry Christmas[edit]

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Thanks Chris! Merry Christmas too! And a Happy New Year as well. :) — Mediran [talk] 10:00, 29 December 2014 (UTC)

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Books and Bytes - Issue 9[edit]

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