User talk:Sultec

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Welcome![edit]

Hello, Sultec! Welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions to this free encyclopedia. If you decide that you need help, check out Getting Help below, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there. Please remember to sign your name on talk pages by clicking Button sig.png or using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your username and the date. Finally, please do your best to always fill in the edit summary field. Below are some useful links to facilitate your involvement. Happy editing! —Vanderdeckenξφ 16:28, 21 August 2008 (UTC)
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Vanderdecken, thanks for populating my user page with good to know information. I am having much fun browsing the wikipedia namespace, slowly learning as I go. I am hoping that you see this message but am not sure how you will know to do so. Please do enlighten me. Sultec (talk) 09:48, 22 August 2008 (UTC)
After browsing about more I think I need to send you a talkback message. I will do so in hopes you tell me if I'm doing it right. --Sultec (talk) 15:49, 26 August 2008 (UTC)
Hey Sultec - unless there's a specific reason to keep it in one place, conversations between users like this are usually conducted between two talk pages. In this case, I post something on your talk page, you post a reply at the bottom of mine, in a new section, I post a reply on yours etc. You can use : at the beginning of a line to indent it one level - multiple :s generate multiple indents. The same goes for * to make bullet points and # to make a numbered list. Like I said, when messages go between talk pages, there's usually little need for that talk notice. It's good to see you've got the hang of signing your name - many new users seem to fail to grasp that for a while. Some users add the talk pages of people who they correspond with to the user's watchlist - that way, even if you reply on your own talk page the other user can see that you have. See you around. —Vanderdeckenξφ 20:04, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

Xfd stands for?[edit]

What does xfd stand for? Glossary says it's a generic term for deletion. That doesn't tell me what the initials stand for. --Sultec (talk) 00:06, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

Hi! "X for Deletion", where X can be articles, images, templates, etc... :-) Stwalkerstertalk ] 00:09, 25 August 2008 (UTC)
Hey there. The "fd" stands for "for deletion". The "x" stands for whatever it is. If it's an article, it's AfD; an image, IFD; a template, TfD; a category, CfD. Regards, Matthewedwards (talk contribs  email) 00:12, 25 August 2008 (UTC)

Adoption[edit]

Hey, Sultec. I saw your comment on JodyB's talk page, asking if he'd be willing to mentor you. Unfortunately, Jody is on an extended wikibreak and hasn't edited since May. If you're still interested in finding someone, take a look at Wikipedia:Adopt-a-User/Adoptee's Area/Adopters for a list of editors who are willing to take somebody on. Good luck! - auburnpilot talk 21:14, 26 August 2008 (UTC)

Email and undo[edit]

Sorry it's taken so long to get back to you, hectic week with school in a few days etc. To address the SUL template first: the reason is that both it and the barnstar are designed to 'float' - this means they shuffle themselves around the page and try to fit together compactly without large areas of space - obviously this is not what you want in this situation. There is a template that can help you here - called, helpfully, {{-}}. It creates an invisible line across the page and does not allow anything to cross it - if you put the code for the SUL template immediately below {{-}}, it will start below the line, and won't shuffle up to fit above it. Think of it like resetting the alignments to one start point. It can also be used on pages to stop things overlapping. It's often used at the end of a section in an article to prevent images from that section overlapping the header of the next one. You want to place it one line above the SUL template.

Your second query - I undid your edit as you didn't give any justification, and it was verified and source information that you removed. —Vanderdeckenξφ 15:55, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

Uncat applied but category already there[edit]

Copied from Fabrictramp's talk page

In the article/stub Integrated criminal justice information system You added an uncat tag but there was a category Criminal law stubs. Since I'm a new editor I don't understand the reason for the uncat tag. --Sultec (talk) 01:11, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

That category is just a maintenance category and will disappear automatically as soon as the stub tag is removed. The article also needs to be put into a permanent category, such as Category:Criminal law or one of its sub-categories. Hope that helps!--Fabrictramp | talk to me 18:28, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

WP:UNCAT summaries[edit]

To be honest, I'm not entirely sure. You might need to ask at the project page, or indeed the editor that added that wording. At a guess. I's hazard that it's in part project advertising, and in part, by way of documentation of such edits. Alai (talk) 14:33, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

Stubs categories and regular categories[edit]

Why do stubs need more categorization if they already have a category stub?

Because of the huge number of articles on wikipedia that are stub sized, we need more specific tags to help index and categorize all the various articles. See also Wikipedia:WikiProject Stub sorting -Optigan13 (talk) 02:22, 7 September 2008 (UTC)
Seems like a clumsy mechanism to have to go through a stub twice, once to categorize as a stub, then go back and put a regular category tage. --Sultec (talk) 03:36, 7 September 2008 (UTC)
Copied from help desk archives:
Why are stub categories not "proper"? -- Lenoxus 15:41, 16 March 2007 (UTC)
Because as soon as the article is expanded, the stub template will be removed and the stub category will disappear with it. Every article needs permanent categories that aren't dependent on stub (or any other) status. --Tkynerd 16:15, 16 March 2007 (UTC)

Adoption[edit]

Hi there. I have created your adoption subpage here (User:Addshore/Adoption/Sultec) The first thing I would like you to do is to fill in your interests at the top of the page. After that please pick the first lesson that you want to complete from the Required section on this page If you need any help through any of the courses please just ask me on my talk page. I hope you learn from this adoption. ·Add§hore· Talk/Cont 16:16, 9 September 2008 (UTC)

Hey again. I would just like to say that my internet is now working and I have marked all of the answers you have submitted. You have now completed the first set of courses. Feel free to start on the other two of your choice when you feel like it. ·Add§hore· Talk/Cont 17:49, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

stubtagtab doesn't seem to do much[edit]

I've tried installingUser:ais523/stubtagtab.js with mixed results. It does put an extra tab on an article page (only, doesn't work in user page sandbox) allowing you to enter a stub category via a popup box. The script seems to suggest that it should give more options but I'm not seeing that action.

stubtagtab is very simple, no options or anything, just the popup box. stubtagtab2.js is the one which has menus of stub tags; most people prefer that one instead. --ais523 14:31, 22 September 2008 (UTC)

Reply from Ian13[edit]

Mail-reply-sender.svg Thank you for your message on my talk page. I have replied to your message and would be grateful if you'd continue the discussion on my talk page. Ian¹³/t 15:52, 22 September 2008 (UTC)

checkmark[edit]

How do I add a checkmark character in the code? --Sultec (talk) 01:24, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

√ Like that? Just copy-paste that. Ten Pound Hammer and his otters • (Broken clamshellsOtter chirpsHELP) 01:31, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

If you're running Windows, hold the Alt key and press 2, 5, then 1 on the numpad (make sure numlock is on; press each number individually). Alt+251 creates √. Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :) 01:37, 30 September 2008 (UTC)
I think that that is technically a radical. I do not know the alt-code, but the unicode characters ✓ and ✔ produce ✓ and ✔, respectively. You might also be looking for {{done}} to display Yes check.svg Done. - Eldereft (cont.) 21:12, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

Template:User_Wikitravel[edit]

I don't understand how to use/put Template:User_Wikitravel on my userpage. --Sultec (talk) 02:45, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

Hey. Putting {{User Wikitravel}} on your userpage will work. Matt (Talk) 02:50, 1 October 2008 (UTC)
That worked just great, now how did you figure it out? I appreciate your help Matt. --Sultec (talk) 04:21, 1 October 2008 (UTC)
All templates, in fact any page on Wikipedia can be included on a page by putting two curly brackets ( {{ }} ) around the page name. Wikipedia will assume you're including a template though, so to include, say the article Google on a page, you'd use {{:Google}} to tell Wikipedia Google's in the article space. If you wanted to include my user page on a page, you'd use {{User:Matt.T}}. There are more practical uses though, for example on my talk page and user page I have a menu at the top. I've included this by inserting {{User:Matt.T/Menu}} at the top of each of those pages. Instead of having to update each page (my user page and my talk page) when I want to change the menu, I can update User:Matt.T/Menu and those changes will be displayed on my user page and talk page automatically. There's some cases where you should use subst: in between the first set of curly brackets and the page name to basically copy and paste code (ie: {{subst:User:Matt.T/Menu}}). Situations where you'd use subst: are explained here. I hope this helps, if you have any more questions feel free to ask on my talk page or insert {{helpme}} on your user talk. Have a great day, Matt (Talk) 05:21, 1 October 2008 (UTC)

Example[edit]

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If you click that it'll link to your table of contents.

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That, however, links to this section. See? Master of Puppets Call me MoP! :) 06:40, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

  • Yes, that seems to be a better explanation than what was on the template talk page. --Sultec (talk) 06:54, 2 October 2008 (UTC)


Copy code from one page to another[edit]

I would like to put a section of code (table) that is on one of my pages onto another without copy/paste. That way, if I changed it on one page, it would change on all the rest. I saw something like this in Help but can't find it now. A link to how to do that would be nicely instructive. Thanks, --Sultec (talk) 22:57, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

Hi Sultec. What you want to do is create a template. Prince of Canada t | c 23:01, 2 October 2008 (UTC)
And actually, Matt has already explained this in detail above. Prince of Canada t | c 23:02, 2 October 2008 (UTC)
I see where he did, I guess I missed it because I was focused on specifics too much. --Sultec (talk) 23:14, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

StrawberryNET.com[edit]

Hi,

It's Mandy who wrote the StrawberryNET.com article. StrawberryNET.com is just like amazon and eBay who sell online. I would like to add this article to make people know about e-Commerce and especially e-Commerce coordinating in HK. Shall you suggest any changes to my article in order to get it posted?

Many thanks, Mandy —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mandyngan (talkcontribs) 04:05, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

You would find better acceptance of articles if you read the warnings on your talk page. After you have done that, make the article on one of your subpages and then request reviews before posting it to the main namespace. I think you will find most editors helpful,even those enforcing policy. Best wishes, --Sultec (talk) 05:04, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Enquiry[edit]

Hi,

I just submit the article for your approval before going on live. However, I found out that it was uploaded to the wikipedia already. Sorry for that and I am not intended to do so. When I submit the article, I think the interface is a subpage for wikipedian's review. Please help me to fix the problem and Sorry again for my mistake.

Many thanks, Mandyngan (talk) 07:15, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

I've added information to StrawberryNET's talk page. You might also want to contact Matt.T, he's actually quite helpful. --Sultec (talk) 08:26, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Copy-editing request[edit]

Hi, I noticed you're a pretty experienced Copy Editor. The article No More Mr. Nice Guy (House) is currently a Good Article nominee placed on hold, and it requires some copy editing before passing. Would you like to take a look, don't feel obligated at all.

Thanks already, --Music26/11 11:23, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

Sure, I'd be happy to see what I can do. --Sultec (talk) 13:49, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
Thank you very much, the article has passed and is now a GA. --Music26/11 09:34, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

Hello, Fellow de-orphaner![edit]

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I noticed you added your name to the list of participants in WikiProject Orphanage. We really appreciate your help! The first things you could do to get started with us are:

  1. Read the Wikipedia:WikiProject Orphanage page, especially the section marked "Criteria". The page contains a lot of good advice to get you started, as well as the standard procedures we are using to de-orphan articles.
  2. Look at {{orphan}},{{do-attempt}}, and {{articleissues}} closely and make sure you know how to use them correctly. (It's not difficult, but it is easy to screw up. Trust me, I have.)
  3. Keep de-orphaning! Category:Orphaned articles contains all orphaned articles organized by month. Right now we're just trying to keep up with all the new orphans being created, so please start with the current monthly category. Once those are cleared out, we can start working on the backlog in reverse-chronological order.
Of course, you may have already known all of this, in which case sorry for the spam. Either way, let me know if there's any way I can help you contribute more to the project!

Aervanath lives in the Orphanage 03:19, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

Adoption Notice[edit]

Hey again Sultec. I was just wondering if you were going to resume the adoption process with me at any time. Please drop by to my talk page and let me know. Thanks. ·Add§hore· Talk/Cont 18:45, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

Just a quick note, If you want to continue your adoption feel free to contact me at any time. ·Add§hore· Talk/Cont 14:52, 14 December 2008 (UTC)
I do want continue with the adoption but have been lazing around, mainly chasing vandals. I did start an article. I am still trying to get my cleanup assignment numbers up. --Sultec (talk) 15:35, 14 December 2008 (UTC)
Ok well thanks for letting me know. Drop me in a message on my talk page when you think you have met a target I have set or when you have answers to a course. Thanks. ·Add§hore· Talk/Cont 17:00, 14 December 2008 (UTC)

Message[edit]

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Received talkback

RfA thanks[edit]

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Thanks for my third support!
If you want to reply to this message please use my talk page as watch listing about 150 pages is a bit messy
·Add§hore· Talk/Cont 19:26, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

Happy to do so, being an adopter is a good sign of an admin. I wouldn't want to go through the cross examination to be an admin. I imagine you'll see this on my next question here. --Sultec (talk) 20:42, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

moves and double redirects[edit]

{{helpme}} Have just moved a page and I notice this warning "Please check whether this move has created any double redirects, and fix the most serious ones. For this purpose, you can use the following text: #REDIRECT Night of Power (novel)"

So where am I supposed to put the #Redirect ?

--Sultec (talk) 00:31, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

  • On the original page. For instance, if the page went from X to Y to Z, X is a double redirect because it points to Y, which points to Z, and you'd have to put that on X so it points straight to Z. Don't worry about it, there is a bot that fixes double redirects. Ten Pound Hammer and his otters • (Broken clamshellsOtter chirpsHELP) 00:40, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

Request For Rollback[edit]

Hiya. I've granted your request. Please see WP:RBK or ask me if you need any help with the tool. Pedro :  Chat  10:59, 27 November 2008 (UTC)

You're welcome! Pedro :  Chat  15:46, 27 November 2008 (UTC)

Lithuanian Basketball League[edit]

Hey! I just wanted to let you know that the edit I made in Lietuvos Krepšinio Lyga was not vandalism and I was just trying to improve the article. Trickordeath 15:37, 02 December 2008 (UTC)

My apologies, on looking over the edits, I can see how I may have been too hasty, especially on a topic I'm not familiar with. --Sultec (talk) 14:22, 2 December 2008 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image (File:Nightofpowercover.jpg)[edit]

You've uploaded File:Nightofpowercover.jpg, and indicated that it's used under Wikipedia's rules for non-free images. However, it's not presently used in any articles. Wikipedia policy requires that non-free images be either used or deleted, so if this image isn't used in an article in the next week, it will be deleted.

This is an automated notice by FairuseBot. For assistance on the image use policy, see Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. 17:54, 6 January 2009 (UTC)

Copyedit Backlog Elimination Drive[edit]

Hi, as a member of the Guild of Copy Editors you're hereby notified of and invited to participate in the WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors/Backlog elimination drives/May 2010. Please help us eliminate the 8,000+ copyedit backlog! Participating editors will receive barnstars and other awards, according to their level of participation. ɳorɑfʈ Talk! 00:08, 22 April 2010 (UTC)

Grab some glory, and a barnstar[edit]

Hi, I'd like to invite you to participate in the Guild of Copy Editors July 2010 Backlog Elimination Drive. In May, about 30 editors helped remove the {{copyedit}} tag from 1175 articles. The backlog is still over 7500 articles, and extends back to the beginning of 2008! We really need your help to reduce it. Copyediting just a couple articles can qualify you for a barnstar. Serious copyeditors can win prestigious and exclusive rewards. See the event page for more information. And thanks for your consideration. ɳorɑfʈ Talk! 15:22, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

GOCE Backlog Elimination Drive Wrap-up[edit]

Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors July 2010 Backlog Elimination Drive. Thanks to all who participated in the drive! Over 100 editors—including Jimbo Wales—signed up this time (nearly triple the participants of the May drive). This benefited the Guild as well as the articles in need of copy editing. You can see from the comparison graphs that we increased the number of completed copyedits substantially. Unfortunately, we were not able to meet our goal of completely wiping out 2008 from the queue. We also were not able to reduce the backlog to less than 6,000 articles. We suspect people were busy with real life summertime things, at least in the northern hemisphere! We were able to remove the months of January, February, March, April, and May from the backlog, and we almost wiped out the month of June. We reduced the backlog by 1,289 articles (17%), so all in all it was a very successful drive, and we will be holding another event soon. We'll come up with some new ideas to try to keep things fresh and interesting. Keep up the good work, everybody!


Stats
If you copy edited at least 4,000 words, you qualify for a barnstar. If you edited in the May 2010 GOCE Backlog Elimination Drive, your word totals are cumulative for barnstars (not the leaderboard). Over the course of the next week or two, we will be handing out the barnstars.

GOCE backlog elimination drive chart up to 31 July
  • Eight people will receive The Most Excellent Order of the Caretaker's Barnstar (100,000+ words): Chaosdruid, Diannaa, Ericleb01, Lfstevens, Shimeru, S Masters, The Utahraptor, and Torchiest.
  • Bullock and Slon02 will receive The Order of the Superior Scribe (80,000+).
  • The Barnstar of Diligence (60,000+) goes to Derild4921, GaryColemanFan, kojozone, and Mlpearc.
  • The Modern Guild of Copy Editors Barnstar (40,000+) goes to A. Parrot, AirplanePro, Auntieruth55, Bejinhan, David Rush, and mono.
  • Nobody will receive The Old School League of Copy Editors award (30,000+).
  • The Tireless Contributor Barnstar (20,000+) goes to Backtable, Cindamuse, dtgriffith, Duff, e. ripley, Laurinavicius, NerdyScienceDude, and TEK.
  • The Cleanup Barnstar (12,000+) goes to Brickie, Casliber, cymru lass, December21st2012Freak, Nolelover, TheTito, Whoosit, and YellowMonkey.
  • The Working Man's Barnstar (8,000+) goes to Bsherr, Duchess of Bathwick, HELLKNOWZ, Mabeenot, noraft, Pyfan, and Richard asr.
  • The Modest Barnstar (4,000+) goes to Adrian J. Hunter, Airplaneman, Annalise, Camerafiend, Cricket02, Fetchcomms, Gosox5555, LeonidasSpartan, Paulmnguyen, Piotrus, SuperHamster, Taelus, and TPW.


Gold Star Award

Gold Star Award Leaderboard
Articles Words 5k+ Articles
1. Diannaa (248) Shimeru (200,392) Shimeru/Ericleb01 (13)
2. Slon02 (157) Diannaa (164,960) Chaosdruid (8)
3. GaryColemanFan (101) Chaosdruid (130,630) Derild4921 (7)
4. Torchiest (100) The Utahraptor (117,347) GaryColemanFan/Slon02 (6)
5. Shimeru (80) Ericleb01 (114,893) Bejinhan/The Utahraptor (5)


Coordinator: ɳorɑfʈ Talk! Co-coordinators: Diannaa TALK and S Masters (talk) | Newsletter by: The Raptor You rang?/My mistakes; I mean, er, contributions

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GOCE Invitation[edit]

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There are currently
2,336 articles in the backlog.
You can help us! Join the
September 2010 drive today!

The Guild of Copy-Editors – September 2010 Backlog Elimination Drive


The Wikipedia Guild of Copy-Editors invite you to participate in the September 2010 Backlog Elimination Drive, a month-long effort to reduce the backlog of articles that require copy-editing. The drive will begin on 1 September at 00:00 (UTC) and will end on 30 September at 23:59 (UTC). The goals for this drive are to eliminate 2008 from the queue and to reduce the backlog to fewer than 5,000 articles.

Sign-up has already begun at the September drive page, and will be open throughout the drive. If you have any questions or concerns, please leave a message on the drive's talk page.

Before you begin copy-editing, please carefully read the instructions on the main drive page. Please make sure that you know how to copy-edit, and be familiar with the Wikipedia Manual of Style.

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.

Thank you; we look forward to meeting you on the drive!
ɳorɑfʈ Talk! and S Masters (talk).

November copy edit drive[edit]

Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors Backlog Elimination Drive!
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The Wikipedia Guild of Copy-Editors invites you to participate in the November 2010 Backlog Elimination Drive, a month-long effort to reduce the backlog of articles that require copy-editing. The drive will begin on 1 November at 00:00 (UTC) and will end on 30 November at 23:59 (UTC). The goal for this drive is to reduce the backlog by 10% (approximately 500 articles). We hope to focus our efforts on the oldest three months (January, February, and March 2009) and the newest three months (September, October, and November 2010) of articles in the queue.

Sign-up has already begun at the November drive page, and will be open throughout the drive. If you have any questions or concerns, please leave a message on the drive's talk page.

Before you begin copy-editing, please carefully read the instructions on the main drive page. Please make sure that you know how to copy-edit, and be familiar with the Wikipedia Manual of Style.

Awards and barnstars

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

Thank you; we look forward to meeting you on the drive!
The UtahraptorTalk to me/Contributions, S Masters (talk), and Diannaa (Talk)

November 2010 backlog elimination drive update[edit]

Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors Backlog Elimination Drive!
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GOCE November 2010 backlog elimination drive progress graphs

We have reached the midway point in our backlog elimination drive, so here is an update.

Participation report — The November drive has 53 participants at this point. We had 77 participants in the September drive. In July, 95 people signed up for the drive, and in May we had 36. If you are not participating, it is not too late to join!

Progress report — The drive is quite successful so far, as we have already almost reached our target of a 10% reduction in the number of articles in the backlog. We are doing very well at keeping our Requests page clear, as those articles count double for word count for this drive.

Please keep in mind the possibility of removing other tags when you are finished with an article. If the article no longer needs {{cleanup}}, {{wikify}}, or other similar maintenance tags, please remove them, as this will make the tasks of other WikiProjects easier to complete. Thanks very much for participating in the Drive, and see you at the finish line!


Your drive coordinators –The UtahraptorTalk to me/Contributions, S Masters (talk), and Diannaa (Talk)

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GOCE elections[edit]

Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors
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Elections are currently underway for our inaugural Guild coordinators. The voting period will run for 14 days: 00:01 UTC, Friday 1 December – 23:59 UTC, Tuesday 14 December. All GOCE members in good standing, as well as past participants of any of the Guild's Backlog elimination drives, are eligible to vote. There are six candidates vying for four positions. The candidate with the highest number of votes will become the Lead Coordinator, therefore, your vote really matters! Cast your vote today.

Sent on behalf of the Guild of Copy Editors via SMasters using AWB on 02:03, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

November 2010 Backlog Elimination Drive Conclusion[edit]

Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors Backlog Elimination Drive!
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We have reached the end of our fourth backlog elimination drive. Thanks to all who participated.

Stats

GOCE November 2010 backlog elimination drive graphs
  • 58 people signed up for this drive. Of these, 48 people participated in the drive.
  • Although we did not eliminate the months we planned to (January, February, and March 2009; and August, September, and October 2010), we did reduce the backlog by 627 articles (11.2%), which was over our goal of 10%.
  • 49 awards will go out to 33 of 48 participants. Check out the complete list of barnstar winners here.

Barnstars

If you copy edited at least 4,000 words, you qualify for a barnstar. If you participated in the September 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 these barnstars within the next couple of weeks.

Our next drive is scheduled for January 2011. In the meantime, please consider helping out at the Wikification drive or any of the other places where help with backlogs is needed.

Thank you for participating in the last 2010 backlog elimination drive! We look forward to seeing you in January!

Your drive coordinators –The UtahraptorTalk to me/Contributions, S Masters (talk), and Diannaa (Talk)

Delivered by MessageDeliveryBot on behalf of WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors at 00:03, 3 December 2010 (UTC).

Project Iowa news[edit]

Hi, you are receiving this notice because you are a member of WikiProject Iowa. I hope you will take the time to check out the developing division called Communities (pre-named and previously red-linked). Keep up the good work.
Please click on the links in the GOOD NEWS notice. RifeIdeas Talk 19:24, 17 December 2010 (UTC)

GOCE Year-end Report[edit]

Season's Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors
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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 2010. Read all about these in the Guild's 2010 Year-End Report.

Highlights
  • Membership grows to 503 editors
  • 2,589 articles removed through four Backlog elimination drives
  • Our encounter with Jimbo Wales
  • Guild home pages reorganized and redesigned
  • Report on our inaugural elections
  • Guild Plans for 2011
  • New barnstars introduced
  • Requests page improved
  • Sign up for the January 2011 Backlog elimination drive!
Get your copy of the Guild's 2010 Year-End Report here
On behalf of the Guild, we take this opportunity to wish you Season's Greetings and Happy New Year. See you in 2011!
– Your Coordinators: S Masters (lead), Diannaa, The Utahraptor, and Tea with toast.

Sent on behalf of the Guild of Copy Editors using AWB on 06:46, 31 December 2010 (UTC)

Invitation to join WikiProject United States[edit]

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Hello, Sultec! WikiProject United States, an outreach effort supporting development of United States related articles in Wikipedia, has recently been restarted after a long period of inactivity. As a user who has shown an interest in United States related topics we wanted to invite you to join us in developing content relating to the United States. If you are interested please add your Username and area of interest to the members page here. Thank you!!!

--Kumioko (talk) 20:09, 4 January 2011 (UTC)

GOCE drive news[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors January 2011 backlog elimination drive
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Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors January 2011 Backlog elimination drive! The drive is halfway over, so here are some mid-drive stats.

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Participation
GOCE January 2011 backlog elimination drive progress graphs

So far, 43 people have signed up for this drive. Of these, 25 have participated. If you signed up for the drive but haven't participated yet, it's not too late! Try to copy edit at least a few articles. Remember, if you have rollover words from the last drive, you will lose them if you do not participate in this drive. If you haven't signed up for the drive yet, you can sign up now.

Progress report

We have eliminated two months from the backlog – January and February 2009. One of our goals is to eliminate as many months as possible from the 2009 backlog. Please help us reduce the size of this part of the backlog if you haven't already. Another goal is to reduce the entire backlog by 10%, or by 515 articles. Currently, we have eliminated 375 articles from the queue, so if each participant copy edits four more articles, we will reach that goal.

Thank you for participating in the January 2011 drive. We anticipate it will be another big success!

Your drive coordinators –S Masters (talk), Diannaa (Talk), The UtahraptorTalk to me, and Tea with toast (Talk)

Delivered by MessageDeliveryBot on behalf of WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors at 20:59, 16 January 2011 (UTC).

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)

Delivered by MessageDeliveryBot on behalf of WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors at 15:51, 5 February 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 08:56, 4 May 2011 (UTC)

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.

Sent on behalf of the Guild of Copy Editors using AWB on 08:09, 19 June 2011 (UTC)

January 2012 Newsletter for WikiProject United States and supported projects[edit]

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The January 2012 issue of the WikiProject United States newsletter has been published. You may read the newsletter, change the format in which future issues will be delivered to you, or unsubscribe from this notification by following the link. Thank you.

 
--Kumi-Taskbot (talk) 19:46, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle[edit]

Decemmber 8 - Wikipedia Loves Libraries Seattle - You're invited
Seattle Public Library
  • Date Saturday, December 8, 2012
  • Time 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Location Seattle Public Library Meeting Room 1 on Level 4, Central Library, 1000 4th Avenue, Seattle WA, 98104
  • Event An editathon on Seattle-related Wikipedia articles with Wikipedia tutorials and Librarian assistance on hand.
  • Hashtag #wikiloveslib or #glamwiki.
  • Registration http://wll-seattle.eventbrite.com or use on-wiki regsistration.

Yours, Maximilianklein (talk) 02:59, 1 December 2012 (UTC)

Reference source for addition to Lord's Prayer page[edit]

Item to be added to Lord's Prayer topic ASAP - metaphysical interpretation of the Lord’s Prayer: http://www.unity.org/resources/bible-interpretation/lords-prayer-1

2/18/14, 12:54 PMSultec (talk) 18:55, 18 February 2014 (UTC)

Request for comment[edit]

Hello Sultec, I'm here onbehalf of WP:ORPHAN in which you are also a participant. So, we want your opinion to a WP:ORPHAN related matter. It is a proposal by Technical 13. Please have a look here. Your opinion (i.e support, oppose etc) are very much appreciated there. Thank you. By Jim Cartar through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 03:02, 6 April 2014 (UTC)

Backlog drive[edit]

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Hello Sultec,

WikiProject Orphanage is holding a month long Backlog Elimination Drive to de-orphan articles which have orphan tags!
The goal is to eliminate the backlog of orphan articles. There are currently 120260 articles which have orphan tags. The drive is running from April 12, 2014 to May 12, 2014.

Awards will be given out for all editors participating in the drive in the form of barnstars at the end of the drive. To add your name in the participants list click here.
So start de-orphaning articles! Click here to see the list of articles need de-orphaning. Visit Suggestions for how to de-orphan an article to know more!

Thanks. Opt-out Instructions by Jim Cartar on behalf of WikiProject Orphanage through MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:20, 11 April 2014 (UTC)