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Welcome!

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The 2010-10-14 incident[edit]

Hi, I am new to this site and I have never done anything related to wiki in my life. I didn't even know that people could post information here with an account. I thought it was simply run by a bunch of people. I didn't know that you couldn't post a link. I got messages and I thought it was a simple confirmation that my post was there adn I was super excited to see my name up there. I posted a link to my own website to give people access to more information about myself...the author...and the book. Little did I realize that the messages I was getting was to tell me that I couldn't post a link. I thought it was to tell me it was posted...not that it had been deleted or the reason why. My browser was off to the right and I didn't know I could scroll down. Had I seen that, I wouldn't have posted the link in there. I thought that some sort of error was happening or that my post had to be approved. I tried talking to someone about it (Ian, who filed a report 20 minutes ago to block me) and he didn't believe me. I'm sorry and I made an honest mistake. If I do it again, feel free to ban me from your website forever. But I can tell you that I won't because I now know how the website works. It was an honest mistake and misunderstanding. Thanks for reading this. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ekael777 (talkcontribs) 18:30, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

User attempted to promote a non-notable book, completely ignored all warnings, says it was a mistake that he didn't read them. Seems kinda amazing that someone could edit here without being able to find the scroll bar. Ian.thomson (talk) 18:35, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

I messed up and just put a message in the wrong box. Sorry. Again...I'm new to this site and I am not familiar with how it works. I have no problem following rules and I know this rule now. So I won't be posting any links. Not sure what else I can say or do to prove my honesty. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ekael777 (talkcontribs) 18:41, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

I'm sorry for the confusion but I am learning how to navigate through this website. Again, I have never been on this website and didn't know. So am I just going to be blocked forever now? Should I simply close this account and forget about this? Please advise. (Ekael777 (talk) 18:55, 14 October 2010 (UTC))

Users aren't on 24/7, Mortense (who wasn't previously involved) could actually be doing something in real life. Ian.thomson (talk) 18:59, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

Well, I don't know who else to talk to. You seemed annoyed by me and don't believe me. So I don't know what to do. (Ekael777 (talk) 19:03, 14 October 2010 (UTC))

It's the honest truth. I didn't even know there was a chat/message thing for this website. I didn't do it on purpose. I don't know what else to say aside from I'm sorry and it won't happen again because now I know. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ekael777 (talkcontribs) 18:38, 14 October 2010 (UTC)

IRC[edit]

Good working with you on the WP:IRC page - any opinions about either additional clients, or what's going on with Wikivoices? --Lexein (talk) 19:32, 17 October 2010 (UTC)

I was missing (or maybe I overlooked it) mention of web-based IRC clients. For instance, http://webchat.freenode.net/ can be used to look at the Wikipedia related channels (say irc://irc.freenode.net/wikipedia) without the need to install any extra software on a computer. --Mortense (talk) 19:45, 17 October 2010 (UTC)
I only looked at WP:IRC because Wikipedia had never been more sluggish for me than today, and I heard somewhere that IRC was the place to go to in such cases to get information about what was going on (I think it was in one of Leo Laporte's podcasts - FLOSS Weekly, episode 7 with the Jimmy Wales interview?). Perhaps there should be some information about this for the channel that would have this information? Update: it is still sluggish as of 19:57:00 UTC. --Mortense (talk) 19:45, 17 October 2010 (UTC)
I am sad to admit I did not know what Wikivoices was at the time of reading. --Mortense (talk) 19:48, 17 October 2010 (UTC)
About Wikivoices: me neither. See WP:IRC#Accessing IRC section, "web-based" access, now more prominent. I actually took out extra mentions of the word client - it describes all of the UI/protocol tools, and is used in the topic paragraph: "popular clients include". ==Accessing IRC== could just as easily be == Accessing IRC - Clients== Maybe we could get a shortcut WP:IRCCLIENT to point to that section. I reordered the section to put help-seekers' needs first, then web-based, then client based. Thoughts? --Lexein (talk) 22:48, 17 October 2010 (UTC)
It is much, much better now. I tried to apply this iRosetta question to it. Shortcut WP:IRCCLIENT would be nice to have. It was the FLOSS Weekly episode 7, at 15 min 10 secs; MP3 file (26.2 MB). --Mortense (talk) 16:42, 18 October 2010 (UTC)
I'd like to copy or move this to Wikipedia_talk:IRC because there's no rationale there for the changes I made to the section. But it's your talk page... --Lexein (talk) 18:22, 21 October 2010 (UTC)
Please move or copy as you see fit. --Mortense (talk) 19:41, 21 October 2010 (UTC)

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Hej! Har du planer den 18. august?[edit]

Eller kan jeg lokke dig med til mødet med Odense Bys Museer? Det vil jo ikke gøre noget, hvis det også kunne være en chance for at møde andre wikipedianere... --Palnatoke (talk) 08:12, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

Ja, det er en glimrende ide og jeg har meldt mig til mødet. Tak for at gøre mig opmærksom på mødet. Hvordan fandt du frem til mig? --Mortense (talk) 10:59, 19 July 2011 (UTC)
Via dit brugerside-link til Odense. --Palnatoke (talk) 13:20, 19 July 2011 (UTC)
Jeg tænkte på før det. Hvordan blev du opmærksom på min profil-side? Var det via en af min rettelser på den danske Wikipedia? --Mortense (talk) 14:45, 19 July 2011 (UTC)

Social network poisoning[edit]

Given your edits, would you look at Talk:Social network poisoning? Thanks. Dougweller (talk) 05:06, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

I am not sure what edits you are referring to. Particular edits or my edits in general? Your arguments for deletion of Social network poisoning seems reasonable. --Mortense (talk) 07:49, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

Change at "Swami"[edit]

Like the change at swami! Editor2020 (talk) 17:22, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

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Thanks for pointing it out. The link should of course be Ajax (programming). I corrected it. --Mortense (talk) 18:30, 24 February 2012 (UTC)

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Fixed now! --Mortense (talk) 16:39, 4 November 2012 (UTC)

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Fixed! --Mortense (talk) 11:54, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

Arduino edit[edit]

Hi,

Can you explain the purpose of this edit? It doesn't really make much sense to me for Arduino#Arduino to direct to an anchor. Chris Cunningham (user:thumperward) (talk) 14:24, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

It is to have a (precise) link target. For instance, from article FTDI, for link "Arduino Uno" (near "such as the Arduino physical computing platform (up to before Arduino Uno).")
Or is it the naming that is the problem? --Mortense (talk) 15:18, 14 January 2013 (UTC)
I don't think it's necessary to link that deeply. However, if you think it's a good idea, the better approach would be to have Arduino Uno point at Arduino#Uno, and for the Uno row in the table to use {{anchor}}. Chris Cunningham (user:thumperward) (talk) 20:18, 14 January 2013 (UTC)

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Drive: Thanks to everyone who participated in November's Backlog Elimination Drive. Of the 43 people who signed up for this drive, 26 copy edited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: The November Drive removed 26 requests from the Requests page and 509 articles from the {{copy edit}} backlog. We copy edited 83 articles tagged in the target months; July, August, and September 2013. Together with tag removals from articles unsuitable for copy editing, we eliminated July 2013 from the backlog and reduced August and September's tags to 61 and 70 respectively. As of 01:01, 1 December 2014 (UTC), the backlog stood at 1,974 articles, dipping below 2,000 for the first time in the Guild's history (see graph at right). Well done everyone!

Blitz: The December Blitz will run from December 14–20 and will focus on articles related to Religion, in recognition of this month's religious holidays in much of the English-speaking world. Awards will be given out to everyone who copy edits at least one of the target articles. Sign up here!

Election time again: The election of coordinators to serve from 1 January to 30 June 2015 is now underway. Candidates can nominate themselves or others from December 01, 00:01 (UTC), until December 15, 23:59. The voting period will run from December 16, 00:01 (UTC), until December 31, 23:59. You can read about coordinators' duties here. Please consider getting involved and remember to cast you vote—it's your Guild and it doesn't organize itself!

Thank you all once again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve anything without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Baffle gab1978, and Miniapolis.

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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.

January drive: The January backlog-reduction drive is just around the corner; sign up here!

Election time again: The election of coordinators to serve from January 1 to June 30, 2015 is now underway. The voting period runs from December 16, 00:01 (UTC), until December 31, 23:59. Please cast your vote—it's your Guild, and it doesn't run itself!

Happy holidays from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Baffle gab1978 and Miniapolis.

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MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 16:44, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

GOCE 2014 report[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors 2014 Annual Report
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Our 2014 Annual Report is now ready for review.

Highlights:

  • Summary of Drives, Blitzes, and the Requests page;
  • Review the election results;
  • Membership news;
  • Changes around the Guild's pages;
  • Plans for 2015.
– Your project coordinators: Jonesey95, Miniapolis and Baffle gab1978.
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MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:55, 2 January 2015 (UTC)