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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...for the heads-up on Smooth Island (Tasmania); whatever those two are up to, it's not copyediting. Since you and I are apparently running this show now, please feel free to move or archive as necessary; frankly, I can use the help :-). All the best, Anne Miniapolis 19:38, 18 February 2015 (UTC)

Hi Anne, sorry it took me a while to get on to this: RL popped up (nicely). I've had a look at the article and I think it's fine. The two editors were letting copy editing spill over into general article improvement, but at least it was article improvement they were doing, so all good. Cheers, Simon. --Stfg (talk) 11:58, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

GOCE March newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors March 2015 Newsletter
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Blitz: Thanks to everyone who participated in the February Blitz. Of the 21 people who signed up, eight copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: The blitz removed 16 articles from the requests list, and we're almost done with December 2014. Many thanks, everyone!

Drive: The month-long March drive begins in about a week. Awards will be given to everyone who copyedits at least one article from the backlog. Sign up here!

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Miniapolis, Jonesey95, Biblioworm and Philg88.

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Margaritis Kastellis[edit]

Thank you very much for your message. The composer was my uncle and it is out of a sense of duty to his memory that I drafted the article with what detail was available. I drafted and submitted the same article in French as well. Now, I do not have any death certificate of his but I know for sure that the year of his death was 1979 (November), when I was in Africa and that news reached me there quite late. You can understand that I feel very uneasy with the prospect of this article being deleted. Iwould very much appreciate if you could tell me what I can do for it to remain there. Unfortunately I do not have any written sources other than the thesis mentioned in my article. The scores I drew the list on were left to me and it was I who took care of submitting them to the Thessaloniki University, so they may be available to anyone wishing to study them. I, personally, am retired and live in Belgium (Brussels)and very fond of music.

ckpqt  — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ckpqt (talkcontribs) 14:03, 23 February 2015 (UTC) 
@Ckpqt: Hello there. First, please don't worry about the article being deleted. The deletion discussion has been closed, and the decision was to keep it. You don't need to do anything else about that. Now, about the date of death, the problem is that both the sources we have list it as 1972, and both seem to be reliable sources. Some things you might try: can you find an obituary in a newspaper or magazine? Or can you contact the people at the Ioannina web site and ask them for their sources for this date? Or can you contact other members of the family to find out if they know of suitable documentation?
Whatever you do, please don't change the date again until you have proper sources for it. And please would you read our guideline Wikipedia:Conflict of interest and understand the risks of writing about your relatives on Wikipedia. Please especially note the section on "Advice for editors who may have a conflict of interest" there. Rather than adding or changing things directly to the article, you can also make requests on its talk page. There you can explain that you are related to Margaritis and that you want a change made, and ask for it to be made by a neutral editor. Then someone will check it and make the change for you. Kind regards, --Stfg (talk) 14:42, 23 February 2015 (UTC)