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GOCE January Backlog elimination drive conclusion[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors January 2011 Backlog elimination drive
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Greetings from the January 2011 Backlog elimination drive! We have reached the end of the month and the end of another successful drive; thanks to all who participated.

Statistics
  • 54 people signed up for the year's first Backlog elimination drive. Of these, 40 participated.
  • One of our goals was to reduce the size of the backlog by at least 10%. We managed to reduce the backlog by 633 articles, or about 12%.
  • Another goal was to eliminate as many 2009 months as possible from the queue. We eliminated January, February, March, and April—4 out of 12 months is not bad! In addition, we eliminated 37% of all remaining 2009 articles from the queue.
  • Chaosdruid copy edited Kutch Gurjar Kashtriya for 32,711 words, which is the largest single article completed in one of our drives so far. This article counts as six 5000-K articles, and Chaosdruid wins the "most 5000-K articles" leaderboard category. Way to go! A complete list of individual results is here.
Barnstars

If you copy edited at least 4,000 words, you qualify for a barnstar. If you participated in the November 2010 Backlog elimination drive, you may have earned roll-over words (more details can be found here). These roll-over words count as credit towards earning barnstars, except for leaderboard awards. We will be delivering the barnstars within the next couple of weeks.

Thank you for participating in this year's first Backlog elimination drive! We hope to see you in March.

Your drive coordinators –S Masters (talk), Diannaa (talk), The Utahraptor (talk), and Tea with toast (talk)

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Changing class assessments of other projects[edit]

Please do not change the class assessments of other WikiProjects to "list", as you did to the WP:ANIME'S banner on a number of anime character lists. This is entirely inappropriate and contrary to WP:ANIME prior consensus on how to assess character lists. —Farix (t | c) 22:54, 10 February 2011 (UTC)

I really do apologize; I was unaware of the consensus. I did this only on the first few list articles that I have been tagging for the Fictional Character project, but after a few, I caught on to the trend and stopped doing it. Once again, I apologize for the inconvenience, and guarantee you that I meant no harm and am no longer doing it. かんぱい! Scapler (talk) 22:56, 10 February 2011 (UTC)

Happy Birthday[edit]

fictional characters[edit]

I have got to tell you I got a lot of fictional characters on my watchlist. And while watching I notice you tag these characters with the WikiProject like you are some kind of a bot. What's your secret? :) Jhenderson 777 23:30, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

Possibly by ignoring real life things that I should be doing ;). But honestly, I just have one edit frame open with the project banner to quickly copy, switch to the talk page of articles, and paste. Then figure out if they should go in Wikipedia:WikiProject Fictional characters/No real world content if they don't even have a sentence of real content. I'm just traveling through all of the categories under the fictional characters umbrella category. かんぱい! Scapler (talk) 01:45, 25 February 2011 (UTC)
Hi Scapler, my experience is similar to Jhenderson777's.  :) I have a question for you: if I were to add one or more sentences of real world content to any articles on your extremely enormous "no real world content" list, would it be OK for me to remove them from the list? If so, you could double-check, and re-add any that are insufficient. 129.33.19.254 (talk) 21:25, 28 March 2011 (UTC)
Feel free to remove any article from the list that has been improved or mistakenly been placed there; I don't pretend to own it; I merely want to make a reference for the project. Therefore, if an article now has real-world content, I welcome the help in taking it off the list. かんぱい! Scapler (talk) 21:27, 28 March 2011 (UTC)

Haywood and Mel By: Phillip Brown[edit]

Hi Scalper,

Your speedy delete tag was removed from Haywood and Mel By: Phillip Brown by the creator - I have added back a hoax tag. Acabashi (talk) 17:49, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

Alright. Thank you for letting me know and for handling it. かんぱい! Scapler (talk) 17:50, 25 February 2011 (UTC)

Shaykh zain siddiqi[edit]

I've declined the speedy because the text appears to be freely available under GNU according to the site it's on. (I've got into the habit of looking at the bottom of pages to detect Wikipedia mirrors when checking copyvio AND notability...). How notable the subject is, and the reliability of the source as a reference for itself are another matter.... Peridon (talk) 19:48, 17 March 2011 (UTC)

Nomination of List of Presidents of the United States who knew a language other than English for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article List of Presidents of the United States who knew a language other than English is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/List of Presidents of the United States who knew a language other than English until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on good quality evidence, and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion template from the top of the article. TM 15:25, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

a request[edit]

Hey Scapler you seem to be good at tagging articles of projects and I say that as a compliment. So I am just requesting you to tag Spider-Man related articles with this work group I created a while back. Jhenderson 777 20:59, 2 April 2011 (UTC)

I have tagged all the articles in Category:Spider-Man; sorry for the delay; I have been experiencing computer problems as of late which are making large-scale editing difficult. かんぱい! Scapler (talk) 06:18, 16 April 2011 (UTC)

The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q1 2011[edit]

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no real world content[edit]

Since that page should have just about every fictional character there. I think we should also use that page to determine which characters on that page deserve there own article and if not where they should go. It's crazy how many stubs or uncited articles there are. If you don't mind I might could start a discussion on that page just about that. Jhenderson 777 17:07, 8 April 2011 (UTC)

That would be great. In fact, that is the whole reason I started that page in the first place, to decide which should be expanded and which should be merged. かんぱい! Scapler (talk) 16:44, 16 April 2011 (UTC)

GOCE drive newsletter[edit]

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The Guild of Copy Editors – May 2011 Backlog Elimination Drive


The Guild of Copy Editors invite you to participate in the May 2011 Backlog Elimination Drive, a month-long effort to reduce the backlog of articles that require copy-editing. The drive began on May 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and will end on May 31 at 23:59 (UTC). The goals of this backlog elimination drive are to eliminate as many articles as possible from the 2009 backlog and to reduce the overall backlog by 15%. ! NEW ! In an effort to encourage the final elimination of all 2009 articles, we will be tracking them on the leaderboard for this drive.

Awards and barnstars
A range of barnstars will be awarded to active participants. Some are exclusive to GOCE drives. More information on awards can be found on the main drive page.

We look forward to meeting you on the drive! Your GOCE coordinators: SMasters, Diannaa, Tea with toast, Chaosdruid, and Torchiest

You are receiving a copy of this newsletter as you are a member of the Guild of Copy Editors, or have participated in one of our drives. If you do not wish to receive future newsletters, please add you name here. Sent on behalf of the Guild of Copy Editors using AWB on 08:02, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

That Other Page[edit]

Thank you for the chance to be mischievous. I... erm... took it for all it's worth. Crisco 1492 (talk) 13:04, 17 May 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for all your work on the Governor's of Guam pages[edit]

I'm working my way through them and enjoying the read. Learning a lot also. Thank you so much for your work. Sprinkler21 (talk) 00:02, 13 June 2011 (UTC)Sprinkler21

GOCE elections[edit]

Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors
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Elections are currently underway for our Guild coordinators. The voting period will run for 14 days and ends on June 30, 23:59 UTC. All GOCE members in good standing, as well as past participants of any of the Guild's Backlog elimination drives, are eligible to vote. The candidate with the highest number of votes will become the Lead Coordinator, therefore, your vote really matters! There is also a referendum to appoint a Coordinator Emeritus. Cast your vote today.

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DYK for William P. Cronan[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 18:03, 20 June 2011 (UTC)

No worries about water world[edit]

I noticed the article was duplicative, in part, so I userfied. I have found and settled on one location. I am going to go offline until tommorow. Please don't do anything drastic I will reply to any questions first thing. Thanks. GeoBardRap 03:05, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

I apologize if anything I did appeared drastic. It may have been unorthodox, but everything appears fine now. It just set off some red flags to see multiple articles at new page patrol with duplicate content. Sorry for any trouble, good night, and happy editing. かんぱい! Scapler (talk) 03:08, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the welcome![edit]

And the cookies! SwimFellow (talk) 00:59, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Ivan Wettengel[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 06:03, 22 June 2011 (UTC)

Henry Louis Larsen[edit]

Hi-I notice you started an article about Henry Louis Larsen. I found a citation from Our Campaigns website. His wife Elizabeth was a daughter of Colorado Governor Elias Ammons and the brother of another Colorado governor Tellar Ammons. Thanks-RFD (talk) 23:29, 23 June 2011 (UTC)

I believe I have a source on that somewhere. Unfortunately, the Ourcampaigns site is a wiki and not reliable itself. かんぱい! Scapler (talk) 04:43, 24 June 2011 (UTC)
Many thanks for your work on the Henry Larsen article-RFD (talk) 19:50, 24 June 2011 (UTC)
Many thanks for yours as well. It has been a long time coming, but we finally have articles on all the Guamanian Governors. かんぱい! Scapler (talk) 19:52, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

Colonel Thomas H. Green[edit]

I came across US Army Colonel Thomas H. Green. He ran the day to day operations of the military government in Hawaii after Pearl Harbor. He enforced martial law in the Territory of Hawaii. Thanks as always-RFD (talk) 19:53, 24 June 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Henry Louis Larsen[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 00:03, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

GOCE drive invitation[edit]

Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors
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The latest GOCE backlog elimination drive is under way! It began on 1 July and so far 18 people have signed up to help us reduce the number of articles in need of copyediting.

This drive will give a 50% bonus for articles edited from the GOCE requests page. Although we have cleared the backlog of 2009 articles there are still 3,935 articles needing copyediting and any help, no matter how small, would be appreciated.

We are appealing to all GOCE members, and any other editors who wish to participate, to come and help us reduce the number of articles needing copyediting, as well as the backlog of requests. If you have not signed up yet, why not take a look at the current signatories and help us by adding your name and copyediting a few articles. Barnstars will be given to anyone who edits more than 4,000 words, with special awards for the top 5 in the categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", and "Number of articles of over 5,000 words".

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Whitespace[edit]

My edits usually should be reviewed. Sorry for mistaking '1' for a whitespace, not sure how it happend. Thank you for fixing it. AgadaUrbanit (talk)

Oh, it's no problem. Thanks for improving the article! :D. かんぱい! Scapler (talk) 02:14, 5 July 2011 (UTC)


The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q2 2011[edit]

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Busybody.[edit]

Stop following my edits and being a busybody. I am adding factual information and removing non-factual information. There are not my opinions, they are facts. You are clearly monitoring this page to maintain a consistent image on it and assume anybody who changes things is biased. Miserlou (talk) 18:09, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

No sir, I am not; I am not following your edits, I can promise you that. I have never witnessed an edit of yours before today. Yes, I have Operation Anti-Security watchlisted, but that is it. Secondly, I am sure that I don't have to tell you that we run on verifiability and not on truth. What you added to the page may indeed be true, but you cannot just add it because it is. Making a link between two organizations because they share a name is inappropriate; if you add reliable sources that link then, then improving the article with them is great, but if you can't provide them, then saying there is a link is original research. Thirdly, removing sourced material from an article and stating that the source is wrong is not appropriate. I am also not assuming that you are biased, unlike you, I am assuming good faith. If you would care to bring it up on the talk page instead of accusing me of things and calling me names on my talk page, I would be happy to. かんぱい! Scapler (talk) 18:47, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Operation Anti-Security[edit]

Materialscientist (talk) 00:04, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

Edit warring[edit]

I have to say that your back-and-forth removal of a tag placed by 8digits on the Alan Grayson page is now edit warring, plan and simple. You keep removing the tag from the page and telling him to bring it to the talk page; I would urge you to do the same and bring it to the talk page. Now matter how right you may or may not be, edit warring by reverting a user five times is simply not acceptable. I have posted a similar message to his talk page as well. かんぱい! Scapler (talk) 12:47, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

Hi, Scapler. I found this message mistakenly placed on my talk page. I have no issues about the article to "bring to the talk page". Perhaps you meant someone else. Regards, Xenophrenic (talk) 17:53, 25 July 2011 (UTC)
There was no mistake, you and he keep simply undoing each others' edits; you are edit warring. かんぱい! Scapler (talk) 18:01, 25 July 2011 (UTC)
When is an edit not an "edit war"? Xenophrenic (talk) 18:04, 25 July 2011 (UTC)
No answer for the simple question? That's what I thought. You see, your nonsensical statement, "I would urge you to do the same and bring it to the talk page," is misplaced. I have nothing to bring to the talk page. I have no issues with the article. It is the other editor that apparently has issues with that article, because he has tagged the article, but he refuses to identify what those issues might be. The placement of a template in the article, without explaining what the perceived issue is, is inappropriate - and that will result in the template being removed until the issue is explained. Oh, look, yet another editor has "edit warred" on that article! I'll let you go now so that you can warn them. Best regards, Xenophrenic (talk) 18:22, 25 July 2011 (UTC)
First, assume good faith of me please; I was in the middle of finishing an edit to an article and had every intention of answering your question the moment I finished which I am doing now. What I MEANT with the talk page comment was to bring a dispute to the talk page instead of simply constantly reverting, or even go talk to the user on his user talk page. Dispute resolution is always preferable to back and forth. I have no opinion as of now on the dispute between you two, but as to "when is an edit not an 'edit war'?", the answer is when it doesn't run afoul of WP:EDITWAR. Constant overriding of one another without discussion IS edit warring and should be halted and discussed instead. The new user who has overriden 8digits is not edit warring; he has only reverted him once whereas you have done it five times without ever talking to him directly. Please cool down for a second and step back from the situation. かんぱい! Scapler (talk) 18:34, 25 July 2011 (UTC)
Thank you for your response. You say your comment on my talk page was meant to convey that I should bring a dispute to the talk page. That overlooks the obvious fact that I don't have a dispute to raise there. I'm not the editor claiming there is a problem, and then refusing to explain what that problem is so that it can be addressed by other editors. Your incorrect assertion that I have reverted an editor "without ever talking to him directly" reveals that you haven't read the edit summaries. Was that just an oversight on your part? Not only have I talked to him directly, (rem tag pending outline of specific concerns on the Talk page), but he has read my communications to him and even responded, (Please put in that outline of specific concerns on the Talk page or I am going to ask that this page be removed), nonsensical though his response may be. Since my edits have not run afoul of WP:EDITWAR, while 8digits' edits have, your message on my talk page was unproductive and unhelpful. Since you plead with me to assume good faith on your part, I'll assume your message on my talk page was inadvertantly placed due to misunderstanding of the situation, and not an intentional attempt at further disruption.
With that behind us, perhaps you would like to help address the original problem? An editor, 8digits, is repeatedly tagging a BLP article with a template indicating he feels it is written like an advertisement. I have reviewed that article, and I saw no indication that it is written like an advertisement. So I have requested that 8digits outline his specific concerns on the Talk page so that they can be addressed. AzureCitizen has also asked 8digits to please explain his concerns on the Talk page so that they can be addressed. 8digits has refused repeated requests to explain what his concerns are, and other editors can not read his mind, so his unexplained tagging has been reverted. 8digits' nonsensical edit summaries that request other editors to read his mind and transcribe his concerns on the Talk page for him appear to me to be tendentious editing. 8digits' certainly isn't being productive with his repeated tagging. Best regards, Xenophrenic (talk) 20:36, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

Hi, Scapler. I've again removed your personal attack from an article talk page. The personal attack is unproductive, it does not improve the Wikipedia article, and it is against policy. I've read your comment; if you feel you need to further discuss something with me, please feel free to do so here or on my user talk page. Continued personal attacks will result in a complaint being filed at the appropriate administrator's noticeboard — something I'm sure we'd both rather avoid. Regards, Xenophrenic (talk) 18:52, 30 July 2011 (UTC)

It was nowhere near a personal attack and you know it. 8digits said that article had a tone of an advertisement (something that I don't agree with by the way) and you responded "The page also says he's a U.S. Representative in Florida. That also sounds very encyclopedic to me. I've waved my magic wand and instantly made all 'advertisement' leave the article. Our work here is done. Good job." I said that your tone was sarcastic and unhelpful. Please tell me how that is a personal attack. You seem so morally opposed to a real conversation with this user and so deaf to criticism that I don't know what to do. If you honestly think that what you said there was an earnest attempt to handle a content dispute then go ahead and post something on the admin's noticeboard. I still think that you have been needlessly combative throughout this whole ordeal and will not be strong-armed into not telling you when are being uncivil. かんぱい! Scapler (talk) 20:06, 30 July 2011 (UTC)
Thank you for this edit. That was more than civil of you, and is definitely a turn onto the higher road. However, I respectfully disagree with you that referring to your fellow editors as children, sarcastic, unhelpfully getting into "pissing matches" instead of fixing the article, etc., is not a personal attack. WP:CIVIL, one of Wikipedia's 5 core policies, says otherwise. Granted, I've heard worse — and I'd really feel silly griping about just that on an admin board when I know you were just expressing frustration — but I raised the issue more to emphasize a point: You are expressing your frustration at the wrong editor.
Yes, "8digits" said the article had the tone of an advertisement. Yes, I did respond — but not how you say I did. You seem to have forgotten that the first four times 8digits made that assertion, I responded by requesting that he outline his specific concerns so that they could be addressed. Each time I did, he responded with an increasingly more nonsensical response, and refused to explain his concerns. When he finally went to the article talk page and posted something, again he refused to explain his concerns. I am not, as you have misperceived, "morally opposed to a real conversation with this user"; I am opposed to non-conversations and trolling. I'm also opposed to holding a conversation with myself. When 8digits decides to finally express a serious concern that is actionable, I'll be right there to address the concern. Until then I'll continue to respond to him in-kind, and I'll continue to boggle at you in disbelief when ever you instruct me to "fix the article" (when you know very well I see nothing to be fixed) or "bring the dispute to the talk page" (when you know very well that I have no dispute to bring anywhere). I have no quarrel with you, Scapler, and I realize that you were just trying to help with your suggestions — but directing those suggestions to me did not, and still do not, make any sense. You've explained why you were frustrated; now you know the source of my frustration.
  • "If you honestly think that what you said there was an earnest attempt to handle a content dispute..."
Attempt to handle a content dispute? Not sure where you got that idea. I have yet to see a "content dispute". When I see nonsensical suggestions to delete the whole article, except for the birthdate, I respond in-kind. If an actual dispute is ever defined, then it will be addressed appropriately. (I'm not holding my breath.) Finally, I apologize if my communications with you have been less than clear or amicable; that wasn't my intent. Regards, Xenophrenic (talk) 23:03, 30 July 2011 (UTC)
I admit that wording like "children" and "pissing match" were not appropriate to use, and I have removed them entirely from the talk page and focused more on the issue, namely that 8digits is not being specific enough for any concerns he may have to be addressed. Those particular portions of my comment that I removed were born out of frustration, which I say as an explanation and not as an excuse. I still take some issue with your wording in response to him, but I think that this was born out of similar frustration on your part toward him. 8digits is indeed being unresponsive to attempts to get him to engage in a dialogue of his issues, and you are not and were not ever the issue. I only entered into the issue after seeing back-and-forth on my watchlist on the Alan Grayson article (an article that I only watchlisted at all because it related to Daniel Webster (Florida politician), which I had a hand in editing) and sincerely only wanted to help resolve what seemed like an escalating situation. I truly apologize for taking an unbecoming tone at times and make no excuses for it. It was only after re-reading my comment on the talk page that I later saw that some of my remarks were, in fact, uncivil at times. I once again apologize for that. Further, after a quick perusing of your recent edits and talk page conversations (something I prefer to do with any editor that I engage in conversation with, so as to see where they may be coming from) you look like an excellent content editor who indeed strives for compromise in edit disputes, and commend you for that. かんぱい! Scapler (talk) 23:30, 30 July 2011 (UTC)

LulzSec[edit]

Can you add this vector logo to the LulzSec page: http://www.sendspace.com/file/4roq9s

Im not able to upload images since my account is new. The current vector logo is really bad.

Thanks!

--Remotetv (talk) 04:03, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

I am afraid that I am not comfortable downloading a file from SendSpace on the request of someone that I do not know. However, if you wait four days then you yourself will be autoconfirmed and be able to upload the file yourself. What are your complaints about the quality of the current vector logo exactly? かんぱい! Scapler (talk) 16:03, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

If you view the current logo at 2000px, it looks distorted: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/7c/Lulz_Security.svg/2000px-Lulz_Security.svg.png

I've had this account more than 4 days and Im not able to upload.

I uploaded it to imgh.us for you: http://imgh.us/lulll.svg

--Remotetv (talk) 17:10, 7 August 2011 (UTC)\

You must make ten edits as well to be considered autoconfirmed. As to the picture, is it merely the size/resolution that you consider a problem? In that case, I am afraid there is nothing that we can do. The LulzSec logo is being used under a claim of copyright fairuse and thus has to be lower quality so long as it is still usable. かんぱい! Scapler (talk) 17:15, 7 August 2011 (UTC)

GOCE drive newsletter[edit]

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Help please[edit]

Hi. I am Jivesh. I edit strictly Beyonce-related articles on Wikipedia. I was wondering if you could do a copy-edit of 1+1 (song) for me? Please reply on my talk-page. Waiting in anticipation. JiveshTalk2Me 11:48, 6 September 2011 (UTC)

DYK notice[edit]

Just FYI, as far as I can tell this was not "re-adding". According to your contribs, you had not added it in the first place. rʨanaɢ (talk) 15:07, 6 September 2011 (UTC)

If not, then it was simply a result of my unfamiliarity with the new DYK submission process. I created the separate template, but guess that I never completed the process by adding the template to the submission page. If you look at the submission page however, you will find that it was created on that date. かんぱい! Scapler (talk) 15:20, 6 September 2011 (UTC)
I know it was created on that date; I was just pointing out that, as you suspect, the reason it didn't appear on T:TDYK was because you hadn't completed the last step. rʨanaɢ (talk) 17:33, 6 September 2011 (UTC)
Thank you very much for pointing it out to me. Though apparently it takes some getting used to, the new format seems like quite an improvement in functionality. かんぱい! Scapler (talk) 17:36, 6 September 2011 (UTC)

DYK for Ahmed al-Senussi[edit]

HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 16:03, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

Occupy wall street[edit]

I invite you to explain a few things in the talk section of Ocuppy wall street-Alleged excessive use of force part. If you dont respond within few days I will undo your editing. Mrwho00tm (talk) 16:09, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

Absolutely. I will head over there right now. かんぱい! Scapler (talk) 17:42, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q3 2011[edit]

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The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter
Volume 4, No. 3 — 3rd Quarter, 2011
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MuZemike delivered by MuZebot 07:46, 6 October 2011 (UTC)

Hurricane Center[edit]

Hello Scalper. I see you immediately reverted the sentence about the $50 million national hurricane research center, with the edit summary "Source has nothing to do with the statement it is sourcing. That makes this a controversial unsourced opinion." The sourced link can be seen here. At the start, it mentions the $50 million national hurricane research center was spawned by the bill, and near the bottom of the first page, it says that Grayson thinks the project will create new jobs right away. So I'm a little puzzled as your edit summary that the source has nothing to do with the statement it is sourcing. There might be a better way to word it, but clearly there is a connection. Are we looking at the same source cite? Do you see something differently when you click on the link? Regards, AzureCitizen (talk) 02:36, 11 October 2011 (UTC)

I see the problem now. Because the reference name that you gave was already used by another in the article, the footnote actually linked here to an unrelated story. I have reverted my edit and fixed the syntax so that the reference pointed to the correct place. かんぱい! Scapler (talk) 02:53, 11 October 2011 (UTC)
I didn't notice that - it wasn't my edit to begin with either - I just saw the material had been deleted, followed the http link for the source, and then was unable to understand why it had been removed. Now it all makes sense; good job. AzureCitizen (talk) 02:57, 11 October 2011 (UTC)
Wow - I also overlooked the ref-name duplication. When I verified the cited source, I simply did a cut&paste of the URL into another window, and it obviously brought up the correct article. I never thought to check the already existing reference name. Thanks for the fix, Xenophrenic (talk) 03:08, 11 October 2011 (UTC)
No problem. Sorry that I failed to check the actual url. I suppose we all made undue assumptions, but at least it is fixed now. かんぱい! Scapler (talk) 13:18, 11 October 2011 (UTC)

NTC Member[edit]

Hey, I reverted your edit of the addition of the members of the NTC. This was for a couple reasons. One, because of the nature of Translating names from arabic to english, these articles might never be created with those specific names. Also, none of the articles have been created yet, so there wasn't really any rush at this point to add them. I would suggest that you create the specific articles for each person first and then add them to the template as the pages are created.Jeancey (talk) 14:18, 11 October 2011 (UTC)

I know all too well of the nature of transliteration of Arabic. Quite frankly, the source for the names of the NTC members comes from this Christian Science Monitor article. Looking at names of people who have been translated elsewhere, it uses a non-standard translation convention. However, I have found no other source that translates many of these names to English at all. Have you seen any? Also, fair enough on the redlink issue. I hope to create some of these articles soon, but the transliteration issue creates problems there as well. かんぱい! Scapler (talk) 14:26, 11 October 2011 (UTC)

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Categories for discussion nomination of Category:United States Navy vessels named after Presidents[edit]

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GOCE drive newsletter[edit]

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The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in their November 2011 Backlog elimination drive, 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). We will be tracking the number of 2010 articles (and specifically will be targeting the oldest three months), as we want to copy edit as many of these as possible. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits more than 4,000 words, and special awards will be given to the top 5 in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", and "Number of articles of over 5,000 words". We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Diannaa, Chaosdruid, The Utahraptor, Slon02, and SMasters.

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GOCE newsletter[edit]

Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors
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Elections are currently underway for our third tranche of Guild coordinators. The voting period will run for 14 days: 00:01 UTC, 16 December – 23:59 UTC, 31 December. All GOCE members, as well as past participants of any of the Guild's Backlog elimination drives, are eligible to vote. There are five candidates vying for four positions. Your vote really matters! Cast your vote today.

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High Commissioners of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands[edit]

Hi-I just started to work on articles involving the High Commissioners of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands: Edward E. Johnston and Janet J. McCoy. Edward Johnston died earlier this year and he was secretary of the Territory of Hawaii prior to statehood. Please let myself know what you think-thank you-RFD (talk) 01:10, 31 December 2011 (UTC)

GOCE 2011 Year-End Report[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors 2011 Year-End Report
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We have reached the end of the year, and what a year it has been! The Guild of Copy Editors was full of activity, and we achieved numerous important milestones in 2011. Read all about these in the Guild's 2011 Year-End Report.

Highlights
  • Membership grows to 764 editors, an increase of 261
  • Report on coordinators' elections
  • Around 1,000 articles removed through six Backlog elimination drives
  • Guild Plans for 2012
  • Requests page report
  • Sign up for the January 2012 Backlog elimination drive!


Get your copy of the Guild's 2011 Year-End Report here
On behalf of the Guild, we take this opportunity to wish you Season's Greetings and Happy New Year. We look forward to your support in 2012!
– Your 2011 Coordinators: Diannaa (lead), The Utahraptor, and Slon02 and SMasters (emeritus).

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The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q4 2011[edit]

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GOCE March copy edit drive[edit]

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The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in their March 2012 Backlog elimination drive, a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on March 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on March 31 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goal for the drive will be to eliminate the remaining 2010 articles from the queue. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits more than 4,000 words, and special awards will be given to the top 5 in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", and "Number of articles of over 5,000 words". We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Dank, Diannaa, Stfg, and Coordinator emeritus SMasters. 19:52, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

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Orphaned non-free image File:Victor "Sully" Sullivan.jpg[edit]

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GOCE March drive newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors March 2012 backlog elimination drive update
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Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors March 2012 Backlog elimination drive! Here's the mid-drive newsletter.

Participation: We have had 58 people sign up for this drive so far, which compares favorably with our last drive, and 27 have copy-edited at least one article. If you have signed up but have not yet copy-edited any articles, please consider doing so. Every bit helps! If you haven't signed up yet, it's not too late. Join us!

Progress report: Our target of completing the 2010 articles has almost been reached, with only 56 remaining of the 194 we had at the start of the drive. The last ones are always the most difficult, so thank you if you are able to help copy-edit any of the remaining articles. We have reduced the total backlog by 163 articles so far.

Special thanks: Special thanks to Stfg, who has been going through the backlog and doing some preliminary vetting of the articles—removing copyright violations, doing initial clean-up, and nominating some for deletion. This work has helped make the drive a more pleasant experience for all our volunteers.

Your drive coordinators – Dianna (talk), Stfg (talk), and Dank (talk)

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Ben Kenobi.jpg[edit]

File:Ben Kenobi.jpg (edit | talk | history | links | watch | logs)

This image's description is incomplete. I wonder if you can fix it. Thanks, George Ho (talk) 05:04, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

Done. Thanks for pointing that out. かんぱい! Scapler (talk) 06:03, 30 March 2012 (UTC)

GOCE March drive wrap-up[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors March 2012 backlog elimination drive
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Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors March 2012 Backlog elimination drive! This is the most successful drive we have had for quite a while. Here is your end-of-drive wrap-up newsletter.

Participation

Of the 70 people who signed up for this drive, 40 copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Special acknowledgement goes out to Lfstevens, who did over 200 articles, most of them in the last third of the drive, and topped all three leaderboard categories. You're a superstar! Stfg and others have been pre-checking the articles for quality and conformance to Wikipedia guidelines; some have been nominated for deletion or had some preliminary clean-up done to help make the copy-edit process more fun and appealing. Thanks to all who helped get those nasty last few articles out of the target months.

Progress report

During this drive we were successful in eliminating our target months—October, November, and December 2010—from the queue, and have now eliminated all the 2010 articles from our list. We were able to complete 500 articles this month! 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 March 2012 drive! All contributions are appreciated. Our next copy-edit drive will be in May.

Your drive coordinators – Dianna (Talk), Stfg (Talk), and Dank (talk)

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The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q1 2012[edit]

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Volume 5, No. 1 — 1st Quarter, 2012
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GOCE May copy edit drive[edit]

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The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in their May 2012 Backlog elimination drive, a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on May 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on May 31 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goal for the drive will be to eliminate January, February, and March 2011 from the queue. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits more than 4,000 words, and special awards will be given to the top 5 in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", and "Number of articles of over 5,000 words". We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Dank, Diannaa, and Stfg.

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GOCE May mid-drive newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors May 2012 backlog elimination drive mid-drive newsletter
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Participation: Out of 49 people signed up for this drive so far, 26 have copy-edited at least one article. It's a smaller group than last drive, but we're making good progress. If you've signed up but haven't yet copy-edited any articles, please consider doing so. 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, largely due to the efforts of Lfstevens and the others on the leaderboard. Thanks to all. We have reduced our target group of articles—January, February, and March 2011—by over half, and it looks like we will achieve that goal. Good progress is being made on the overall backlog as well, with over 500 articles copy-edited during the drive so far. The total backlog currently sits at around 3200 articles.

Hall of Fame: GOCE coordinator Diannaa was awarded a spot in the GOCE Hall of Fame this month! She has copy-edited over 1567 articles during these drives, and surpassed the 1,000,000-word mark on May 5. On to the second million! – Your drive coordinators: Dank, Diannaa and Stfg

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A kitten for you![edit]

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love the emoticons!!  :D don't know what I'd do without them

Mesouse (talk) 19:31, 28 May 2012 (UTC)

GOCE May drive wrap-up[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors May 2012 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
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Participation: Out of 54 people who signed up this drive, 32 copy-edited at least one article. Last drive's superstar, Lfstevens, again stood out, topping the leader board in all three categories and copy-editing over 700 articles. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: We were once again successful in our primary goal—removing the oldest three months from the backlog—while removing 1166 articles from the queue, the second-most in our history. The total backlog currently sits at around 2600 articles, down from 8323 when we started out just over two years ago.

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Coodinator election: The six-month term for our third tranche of Guild coordinators will be expiring at the end of June. We will be accepting nominations for the fourth tranche of coordinators, who will also serve a six-month term. Nominations will open starting on June 5. For complete information, please have a look at the election page. – Your drive coordinators: Dank, Diannaa, and Stfg

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GOCE July 2012 Copy Edit Drive[edit]

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The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in their July 2012 Backlog elimination drive, a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on July 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on July 31 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goals are to eliminate the articles tagged in April, May and June 2011 from the queue and to complete all requests placed before the end of June. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits more than 4,000 words, and special awards will be given to the top 6 in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", "Number of articles of over 5,000 words", "Number of articles tagged in April–June 2011", and "Longest article". We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Dank, Diannaa and Stfg.

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Emoticons[edit]

On this page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Scapler/emoticons You once had a ton of emoticons, can you please get them back :P? Because the emoticon list on wikipedia isn't as large as you once had :(

Thx in advance — Preceding unsigned comment added by 62.45.189.242 (talk) 20:27, 21 June 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Please fix the vandalism, all the emoticons are gone :(.

KeenWolfPaw (talk) 15:34, 23 June 2012 (UTC)

The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q2 2012[edit]

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GOCE July 2012 mid-drive newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors July 2012 backlog elimination drive mid-drive newsletter
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Participation: Out of 37 people signed up for this drive so far, 25 have copy-edited at least one article. It's a smaller group than last drive, but we're making good progress. 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—May, June, and July 2011—by about 40%, and the overall backlog has been reduced by 264 articles so far, to around 2500 articles.

Copy Edit of the Month: Starting in August, your best copy-editing work of the month will be eligible for fabulous prizes! See here for details. – Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.

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A kitten for you![edit]

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why newer version deleted?

Gendalv (talk) 12:47, 27 July 2012 (UTC)

GOCE July drive wrap-up[edit]

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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Any new work on Governors of Guam?[edit]

I really enjoyed your past work. Haven't seen much activity there lately. Sprinkler21 (talk) 03:32, 14 August 2012 (UTC)Sprinkler21

GOCE news and September drive invitation[edit]

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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]

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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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Nomination for deletion of Template:National Transitional Council[edit]

Ambox warning pn.svgTemplate:National Transitional Council has been nominated for deletion. You are invited to comment on the discussion at the template's entry on the Templates for discussion page. Gabbe (talk) 19:33, 2 October 2012 (UTC)

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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The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q3 2012[edit]

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GOCE fall newsletter[edit]

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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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Freedom of speech = New WikiProject[edit]

Hi there, I'm notifying you as I noticed your impressive work on the GA Quality article, Gyles v Wilcox. I've recently gone ahead and created WP:WikiProject Freedom of speech. If you're interested, here are some easy things you can do:

  1. List yourself as a participant in the WikiProject, by adding your username here: Wikipedia:WikiProject_Freedom_of_speech#Participants.
  2. Add userbox {{User Freedom of speech}} to your userpage, which lists you as a member of the WikiProject.
  3. Tag relevant talk pages of articles and other relevant pages using {{WikiProject Freedom of speech}}.
  4. Join in discussion at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Freedom of speech.
  5. Notify others you think might be interested in Freedom of speech to join the WikiProject.

Thank you for your interest in Freedom of speech, — Cirt (talk) 22:09, 25 October 2012 (UTC)

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]

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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.

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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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GOCE 2012 Annual Report[edit]

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The GOCE has wrapped up another successful year of operations!

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The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter (4th Quarter 2012)[edit]

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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.

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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.

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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]

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GOCE April 2013 newsletter[edit]

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The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q1 2013[edit]

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GOCE April 2013 newsletter[edit]

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We finished the April blitz and are preparing to start our May backlog elimination drive.

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LulzSec GA Review[edit]

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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.

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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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The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q2 2013[edit]

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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.

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

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We have completed our July backlog elimination drive.

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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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WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, October 2013[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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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.

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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]

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.

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GOCE 2013 Annual Report[edit]

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The GOCE has wrapped up another successful year of operations!

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WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Quarter 4, 2013[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.

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]

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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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The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q1 2014[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.

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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.

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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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The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q2 2014[edit]

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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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The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q3 2014[edit]

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The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter
Volume 7, No. 3 — 3rd Quarter, 2014
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GOCE October 2014 newsletter[edit]

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

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

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GOCE coordinator elections[edit]

Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors
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Candidate nominations for Guild coordinators to serve from January 1 to June 30, 2015, are currently underway. The nomination period will close at 23:59 on December 15 (UTC), after which voting will commence until 23:59 on December 31, 2014. Self-nominations are welcomed. Please consider getting involved; it's your Guild and it won't coordinate itself, so if you'd like to help coordinate Guild activities we'd love to hear from you.

Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Baffle gab1978, and Miniapolis.
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December 2014 GOCE newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors December 2014 Newsletter
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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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Removed tag edit[edit]

Do you think I have to apologize for making no discussion centering a template message, from my edit on Victor Sullivan in April 2012? TheGGoose (talk) 17:22, 18 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.

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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