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Zhangjiang Tram[edit]

Zhangjiang Tram needs more work in the way of English grammar and syntax. I took a stab at it but I'm not entirely happy. Peter Horn User talk 22:52, 7 January 2012 (UTC)

I'll see what I can do; thank you for the suggestion. Queenmomcat (talk) 00:17, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

Abdurrahman Adbi Arnavut pasha[edit]

You are brave to try it, but you did good work on Abdurrahman Adbi Arnavut pasha, a hard article to improve. I have added to the talk page, and left a comment on the title. Pasha is a title or rank, and not a name, and probably should not be in the article title. --DThomsen8 (talk) 00:46, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

Thank you; there were more than a few moments in the editing work where I thought "How could I have thought I could finish this?" It does need attention from someone who knows more about the subject than I. Queenmomcat (talk)
It is not a copy editing task, but I never do a copy edit and leave the templates unattended. Every article should have at least one template. I learn a lot by looking at other articles to find out what templates I need. I did just enough GofCE work to qualify for a barnstar. --DThomsen8 (talk) 19:29, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

GOCE Drive wrap-up[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors January 2012 backlog elimination drive
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GOCE January 2012 Backlog Elimination progress graph

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

Participation

45 people signed up for this drive this time; of these, 35 participated. This is similar to the number of editors who helped out in November. Thanks to all who participated! Barnstars will be distributed in the near future.

Progress report

Recent drives have been focusing on the oldest three months in the backlog. During this drive we were successful in eliminating our target months—July, August, and September 2010—from the queue, and there are less than 300 articles remaining from 2010. End-of-drive results and barnstar information can be found here.

When working on the backlog, please keep in mind that there are options other than copy editing available; some articles may be candidates for deletion, or may not be suitable for copy editing at this time for other reasons. The {{GOCEreviewed}} tag can be placed on any article you find to be totally uneditable, and you can nominate for deletion any that you discover to be copyright violations or completely unintelligible. If you need help deciding what to do, please contact any of the coordinators.

Thank you for participating in the January 2012 drive! All contributions are appreciated. Our next copy edit drive will be in March.

Your drive coordinators – The Utahraptor talk, S Masters (talk), Diannaa (Talk), Stfg (Talk), Sp33dyphil (talk), and Dank (talk)

Help spread the WikiLove[edit]

Loves Messenger Stillman DAM.jpg Happy Valentine's Day
All the best for one of Wikipedia's best!

(Feel free to send this to your other Valentines)
--DThomsen8 (talk) 13:14, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

(beams with pleasure) Thank you! What a lovely way to start the day. (really.) Queenmomcat (talk) 16:04, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Cheering[edit]

Glad to be of help. Perhaps you need some cheering, especially if you are still seeking employment.--DThomsen8 (talk) 16:40, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

DAM[edit]

This painting is in the Delaware Art Museum, and I am a member of the Wikipedia:GLAM/Delaware Art Museum project, recruited by my friend User:Smallbones, who has accompanied me to two Wikipedia meet-ups in Manhattan. I am planning to go to Wikimania in Washington, DC, in July, perhaps with Peter (Smallbones). Can you consider that? Perhaps it might even be a networking way to look for work, if you are not yet employed, and in any case it will be fun.--DThomsen8 (talk) 16:50, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

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Elyssa Kroski[edit]

Please say hello to User talk:Ekroski, a librarian in Manhattan, and a newbie Wikipedia editor. We need more editors, especially female ones, and better yet, someone with both computer technical skills and librarian skills. She recently created an excellent article, which you can find through her contribs list. --DThomsen8 (talk) 16:34, 10 March 2012 (UTC)

Copy-edit help, Mithila (Nepal)[edit]

I have been working on Mithila (Nepal) during an AfD, doing copy-editing and other improvements, but it is hard work. If you could spend a few minutes doing some minor polishing, I would appreciate the help. --DThomsen8 (talk) 13:07, 11 May 2012 (UTC)

St. Joseph the Betrothed Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church[edit]

Did you copyedit this and forget to remove the CE tag? --Greenmaven (talk) 10:14, 22 May 2012 (UTC)

More that I started copyediting it and haven't come back for the final checkthrough to make sure it's done. (at least for now.) Thanks for the reminder. I'll finish it off today. Queenmomcat (talk)

Sussex County, New Jersey[edit]

After seeing what you needed to fix, it seems I have a problem with the word "official." Thanks for your help.--ColonelHenry (talk) 19:25, 1 July 2012 (UTC)

(snorts of laughter) Don't feel bad; there are some words I canNOT spell correctly despite being aware of the problem--guarantee, tongue and bureau always look wrong to me. Queenmomcat (talk) 20:06, 1 July 2012 (UTC)

Rollover words[edit]

Hi Queenmomcat. I saw your question in the edit summary on the drive page. Yes, you got the rollover words right. Cheers, --Stfg (talk) 13:11, 2 July 2012 (UTC)

Phew. Thank you; I figured it really was just that easy but wanted to make sure. Queenmomcat (talk) 13:15, 2 July 2012 (UTC)

Longest article[edit]

Hi Queenmomcat. I saw your edit summary. Just confirming that you were right to swap out Lfstevens's 2nd one (actually we edit conflicted as I was doing it too). Hope you're enjoying the drive. --Stfg (talk) 20:35, 7 July 2012 (UTC)

Phew again (though sorry about the edit conflict!); I'm not trying to do Lfstevens out of any glory, mind, more trying to make sure that Ankit Maity got zir fair share too. (and yep: enjoying the drive.)

Monasteries in Spain[edit]

Hi! I just wanted to say, as one of the past contributors to the article, thankyou so much for volunteering to clean up this article. It was a massive mess and your hard work has made the biggest difference. You're soo awesome :D--Coin945 (talk) 16:34, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

You're welcome! I'm not quite done... Queenmomcat (talk) 16:39, 11 July 2012 (UTC)

GOCE July 2012 barnstars[edit]

Most Excellent Order of Star Scribes.png The Most Excellent Order of the Caretaker's Star
For exceptional copyediting efforts during the Guild of Copy Editors July 2012 Backlog Elimination Drive, 48 articles to a grand total of 139,396 words, Queenmomcat is presented with this exclusive, brilliant, Most Excellent Order of the Caretaker's Star. Thank you for this magnificent contribution. --Stfg (talk) 11:30, 11 August 2012 (UTC)
Goce barnstar.png The Guild of Copy Editors' Award
Oldest articles – 1st Place
This Guild of Copy Editors Gold Star Award is awarded to Queenmomcat for copy editing the largest number (48) of articles from the oldest monthly cleanup categories during the Guild of Copy Editors July 2012 GOCE drive. Congratulations on achieving first place in this category. Thank you for your hard work. --Stfg (talk) 11:30, 11 August 2012 (UTC)
Goce silver barnstar.png Leaderboard Award – Number of articles edited – 3rd Place
This Leaderboard Award is awarded to Queenmomcat for copy editing 48 articles during the Guild of Copy Editors July 2012 GOCE drive. Congratulations on winning this prestigious award. Thank you for your efforts. --Stfg (talk) 11:30, 11 August 2012 (UTC)
Goce silver barnstar.png Leaderboard Award – Number of words edited – 2nd Place
This Leaderboard Award is awarded to Queenmomcat for copy editing articles to a total of 89,667 words during the Guild of Copy Editors July 2012 GOCE drive. Congratulations on winning this prestigious award. Thank you for your efforts. --Stfg (talk) 11:30, 11 August 2012 (UTC)
Goce silver barnstar.png Leaderboard Award – Number of 5k articles edited – equal 4th Place
This Leaderboard Award is awarded to Queenmomcat for copy editing 2 articles of 5000 words or more during the Guild of Copy Editors July 2012 GOCE drive. Congratulations on winning this prestigious award. Thank you for your efforts. --Stfg (talk) 11:30, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

Sabur Khan[edit]

I wanted to notify you that I have nominated this article for deletion, an article you recently edited and significantly changed. If you wish to participate with the discussion, click here. SwisterTwister talk 19:18, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

Ruefully, I have to agree. I'm not sure there's any way to save the article, nor am I convinced of its notability. Queenmomcat (talk) 20:33, 11 August 2012 (UTC)

GOCE September 2012 drive barnstar[edit]

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This barnstar is awarded to Queenmomcat for copy editing 3 articles to a cumulative total of 40,806 words during the Guild of Copy Editors September 2012 Backlog Elimination Drive. Thank you for your excellent contribution. --Stfg (talk) 16:20, 2 October 2012 (UTC)

Purple Mark[edit]

I tagged the article Purple Mark with the "Peacock" tag, and now I am being asked to point out where the adjectives used are not justified by the sources. Perhaps I am influenced by the colorful fashions and hair of Purple Mark to think that the language too colorful. I looking for a second opinion, and I would appreciate it if you respond right here, and not on my talk page. --DThomsen8 (talk) 00:49, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

Let me go check it out...back soon...Queenmomcat (talk) 14:56, 19 December 2012 (UTC)
Hmm. It's not so much the adjectives that bother me, but the qualifiers and the adverbs. (As you say, he is a colorful character in more ways than one!) "By his own account", his name derives from the time he was struck by lightning. He moved to Seattle "around" 1992. He "usually" dresses thus, and "attempts" to eat in corresponding colors. He worked at Bardahl until "at least" 2007 at what was "basically" an assembly line job. All that makes me think the original author, the one who's complaining, didn't have a lot of concrete background information upon which to base the article, and put in filler. As for the notability tag, while I suspect that I'm more lenient than most--Wikipedia is where I come to find out about just such footnote people as Purple Mark--this particular article seems a bit peripheral, even for Wikipedia. Are there many other articles about similar characters? Queenmomcat (talk) 16:00, 19 December 2012 (UTC)
I gather from your reply that I am justified in tagging the article with "This article may contain wording that promotes the subject in a subjective manner without imparting real information." The peacock words could easily be qualifiers and adverbs. You have helped me get ideas on how to respond to the author complaining about the tag. I have expected a deletionist to seek speedy deletion or to do an AfD any time now. I will be patient, especially since I have plenty of more serious issues to work on, until the new year. I believe there was or is an article on the Emperor of America, an eccentric living in San Francisco, but beyond that, no, I don't think there are many eccentrics with articles on Wikipedia. Ah, but what is the category? Thanks for your help. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!--DThomsen8 (talk) 02:52, 20 December 2012 (UTC)
Yes, the short version is "As an editor and as a user of Wikipedia, I believe the 'peacock' tag to be justified." And best of the season to you as well! Queenmomcat (talk) 17:05, 20 December 2012 (UTC)
The author of this article has removed the "Peacock" tag, saying that I have not provided examples and therefore the tag is not justified. I could try again, but maybe I could impose on your good nature, asking you to do it instead. This is still a very gentle approach; I could be asking for the AfD efforts of some well known deletionists instead. --DThomsen8 (talk) 02:53, 22 December 2012 (UTC)

Invitation to WikiProject Brands[edit]

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Hello, Queenmomcat.

You are invited to join WikiProject Brands, a WikiProject and resource dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of brands and brand-related topics.
To join the project, just add your name to the member list. Northamerica1000(talk) 17:09, 21 December 2012 (UTC)

GOCE 2012 Annual Report[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors 2012 Annual Report
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GOCE mid-drive newsletter, January 2013[edit]

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February 2013 Wikification Drive[edit]

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GOCE February 2013 newsletter[edit]

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GOCE news: February 2013[edit]

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GOCE mid-March 2013 newsletter[edit]

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GOCE April 2013 newsletter[edit]

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Love history & culture? Get involved in WikiProject World Digital Library![edit]

World Digital Library Wikipedia Partnership - We need you!
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Hi Queenmomcat! I'm the Wikipedian In Residence at the World Digital Library, a project of the Library of Congress and UNESCO. I'm recruiting Wikipedians who are passionate about history & culture to participate in improving Wikipedia using the WDL's vast free online resources. Participants can earn our awesome WDL barnstar and help to disseminate free knowledge from over 100 libraries in 7 different languages. Multilingual editing encouraged!!! But being multilingual is not a necessity to make this project a success. Please sign up to participate here. Thanks for editing Wikipedia and I look forward to working with you! 20:06, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

WP:FOOD Needs You![edit]

Hi there Queenmomcat! I've noticed you have yourself listed as a member of the Food and Drink Wikiproject. Unfortunately it looks like the project has been slowly sliding into inactivity except for a couple of people. That makes me a sad potato, and nobody likes a sad potato amirite?

If you'd like to turn my frown upside down, can you do two small things?

First off, go here and add {{Tick}} (YesY) next to your name if you're still part of the project.

Second, go to the project talkpage and participate in a discussion about how to make the project more active, and how to go about making articles in our area of interest a lot better.

You don't want to make me cry, do you? Potatoes have a lot of eyes you know. So come on, join in! :)

— The Potato Hose 18:29, 25 May 2013 (UTC)

Thanks much[edit]

Thanks for your help with BLT cocktail, much appreciated, — Cirt (talk) 14:55, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

You're welcome! It's an interesting idea.Queenmomcat (talk)

GOCE May drive wrap-up[edit]

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GOCE June/July 2013 events[edit]

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WP:GOCE invitation[edit]

Hi there. I wanted to drop you a note to see if you'd be interested in joining the Guild of Copy Editors July 2013 backlog elimination drive. In the past, you've been one of the biggest contributors to our drives, but I noticed you haven't participated recently. We've made lots of progress on the backlog, but have stalled out a bit recently. We need more help to keep pushing down the number of articles that still need copy editing. The current drive is already halfway over! Please consider joining it and chipping in a few articles. Thanks for reading this, and I hope to see you there. —Torchiest talkedits 13:37, 15 July 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for reminding me! I'll sign in, though see how much I've time for...Queenmomcat (talk) 12:09, 16 July 2013 (UTC)
I miss you too! Help us out.--DThomsen8 (talk) 21:24, 15 July 2013 (UTC)
Awww! Thanks. (Really!) It is nice to know someone wondered...I've had IRL editing jobs back to back for the past few weeks, so didn't have a lot of energy for other editing online. Queenmomcat (talk) 12:09, 16 July 2013 (UTC)

GOCE July 2013 news report[edit]

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

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

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GOCE September 2013 drive wrap-up[edit]

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

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November 2013 GOCE drive wrap-up[edit]

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GOCE December 2013 Blitz wrap-up and January Drive invitation[edit]

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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!

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GOCE 2013 Annual Report[edit]

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GOCE February blitz wrapup[edit]

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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.

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March GOCE copyedit drive[edit]

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GOCE March drive wrapup[edit]

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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:

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

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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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