User talk:Stfg

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I no longer accept requests to carry out copy edits, though I may make very rare exceptions for classical music, sacred music and music theory articles that interest me. For topics other than these, I recommend using the Guild of Copy Editors Requests page.

GOCE February blitz wrapup[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors Wikipedia:WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors/Blitzes/February 2014 wrap-up
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Participation: Out of seven people who signed up for this blitz, all copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: During the seven-day blitz, we removed 16 articles from the requests queue. Hope to see you at the March drive! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Miniapolis and Baffle gab1978.

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There is a mop reserved in your name[edit]

Mop.png You are an exemplary editor—indeed remarkable.
You would be a good administrator in my opinion, and you are qualified!
You personify an Administrator without tools, and have gained my support; already!
  • Hello Stfg. I have often noticed that whenever you comment at a discussion, yours is timely, thoughtful, and rather complete regarding the issue at hand. I have wondered on several occasions why you were not an administrator yourself. I am certain your reasons are sound, but equally certain that I wanted to tell you myself; that I believe you would be well suited for the role, and that I think you are quite remarkable. We are very fortunate as a community to have a benefactor like you. Thank you for selflessly giving the finest of your gifts, and for bettering this encyclopedia with every edit you have so kindly saved. Sincerely.—John Cline (talk) 21:58, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
John, thank you!! I really appreciate the encouragement. I've thought carefully about this since you wrote, and I feel it probably isn't right for me to ask for a mop, at least not right now. Maybe in future, if Wikipedia became desperately in need of more admins, I might step up. For now, there are several admin areas where I have no experience at all, and several more where I have some, but not really as much as many people are looking for at RfA these days. I don't have any of the noticeboards on my watch list, for example. So there's quite a good chance I might fail anyway. Last but not least, I can do most of what I want to do (writing, copy editing, giving third opinions, commenting on community matters) without those tools, and I probably wouldn't use them very often at all. But sincerely, thank you for suggesting it and for the wonderfully encouraging feedback. Best wishes, Simon. --Stfg (talk) 15:44, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

Talk:San Ysidro McDonald massacre 3O[edit]

This was probably one of the most well-thought of 3Os I've ever seen: Talk:San Ysidro McDonald massacre. Smile.png Ugog Nizdast (talk) 11:29, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Hey, thank you, Ugog Nizdast! I appreciate the encouragement. Cheers, --Stfg (talk) 12:06, 21 July 2014 (UTC)

Third Opinion Service Award[edit]

The Third Opinion Award The Third Opinion Award
For your continued service at the Third Opinion Project. Given to each volunteer who has more than 50 edits at the project, with at least one edit in the last six months. Congratulations! You are the 15th recipient and the first one to be given it by someone other than TransporterMan. Thank you for your service to the project and to Wikipedia — Ugog Nizdast (talk) 16:24, 21 July 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, Ugog Nizdast. I think 3O is a very useful idea, and I'm glad to be involved. The atmosphere there is most supportive, thanks especially to you and TransporterMan. Cheers, Simon. --Stfg (talk) 08:55, 22 July 2014 (UTC)