User talk:Tdslk

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Welcome[edit]

Welcome!

Hello, Tdslk, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{helpme}} before the question. Again, welcome! The High Fin Sperm Whale 22:02, 10 March 2010 (UTC)

Rekers[edit]

Please move to discussion, WP:BLP articles should be written conservatively not tittilating and in a tabloid style, please discuss on the talkpage. Off2riorob (talk) 18:05, 5 May 2010 (UTC)


GOCE barnstars[edit]

Tireless Contributor Barnstar.gif The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
For your copyediting efforts during the Guild of Copy Editors' September 2010 Backlog Elimination Drive, editing 19 articles with a combined total of 28,948 words, I have great pleasure in presenting you with this barnstar. On behalf of the Guild, thank you for your participation, and see you at the next drive. – S Masters (talk) 16:28, 4 October 2010 (UTC)


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For copy editing the following article of 10K words or more:

during the Guild of Copy Editors September 2010 backlog elimination drive. Thank you for your efforts! – S Masters (talk) 16:28, 4 October 2010 (UTC)


September barnstar[edit]

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This barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copy editing articles totalling over 4000 words during the GOCE September copy edit drive. Thank you for participating! Dianna (talk) 04:56, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

Please slow down the "disambiguations"[edit]

Hi, please slow down with your botanical "disambiguations"! You seem to be assuming that all of the world's knowledge is already in Wikipedia, but for botany that is far from the case. I've only just started looking at your edits from one day, and the first two that I've looked at are wrong. It would be much better to leave things alone, please. Nadiatalent (talk) 15:07, 22 November 2011 (UTC)


Your edit to Cactus[edit]

I notice that you made a copy-edit to Cactus. I'm assuming that you're from the US, since I realize that "southwest" is the US style rather than the British "south west" or "south-west". I'm making major changes to this article, which should be in American English, and I'm sure that being British I will make some WP:ENGVAR mistakes, however hard I try not to. So if you do have time to check occasionally, I would be grateful. Peter coxhead (talk) 22:16, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Your edit to Andes[edit]

Tdslk, thanks a lot for your kind advice. Now I shifted it to "Dry Andes". I think that is the accurate place indeed for that information. Hopefully you agree. Tulino (talk) 15:32, 24 February 2012 (UTC)


Decapitalization of common names[edit]

If you are going to decapitalize the common names of plants (which, as noted at Wikipedia:Naming_conventions_(flora)#Scientific_versus_common_names, does not have consensus within WP:PLANTS), then you need to do so consistently. So you might like to finish off Pseudotsuga menziesii var. menziesii where you seem to have stopped before the end of the article. Peter coxhead (talk) 06:59, 15 April 2012 (UTC)

A bowl of strawberries for you![edit]

Erdbeerteller01.jpg Thank you for your kind words on my talk page. Congratulations on the stupendous copyediting effort; Wikipedia would be quite useless (and extremely weird) without it. Nadiatalent (talk) 17:37, 7 June 2012 (UTC)


German Peasants' War[edit]

Hello Tdslk. Dianna has pointed out to me that User:Lfstevens is copy editing German Peasants' War, perhaps from the requests page, and that you have also edited it, presumably from the copyedit tag that you removed yesterday. Please would you and he touch base to agree how you'd like to proceed? I'd be happy for you both to take credit for the article as a Request, with the 50% bonus, if that's what you agree. Please let me know if any help is required with this. Kind regards. --Stfg (talk) 23:00, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

I edited it because it had been tagged, I didn't actually realize it was on the requests page (but I'll happily take the bonus!). I'm done editing it now, and it looks like User:Lfstevens went through the whole thing, so it should probably be marked as done on the requests page. Tdslk (talk) 23:15, 15 July 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. Yes, do take the bonus, and so can Lfstevens. I'll look at the article tomorrow and probably archive the request, crediting you both in the archive. Best, --Stfg (talk) 23:18, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

Uttar Pradesh[edit]

Hi,Tdslk.I'd requested this page for copy editing but,got no reply.Can you do copy editing for it.(reply on my talk page if possible. Thank You -25 CENTS VICTORIOUS 07:37, 25 July 2012 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Hello, Tdslk. You have new messages at 25 Cents FC's talk page.
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I've respond 25 CENTS VICTORIOUS 06:51, 26 July 2012 (UTC)


A cupcake for you![edit]

Choco-Nut Bake with Meringue Top cropped.jpg Thank You very much for the c/e work on the article Uttarakhand.You have done some fabulous stuff there.The article is pretty much on its way to FA.Still,if some issue arises i might trouble you again,please bear with me.Thanks again for the wonderful copyedit. Ayanosh (talk) 19:13, 29 July 2012 (UTC)

GOCE July 2012 barnstars[edit]

Copyedit Barnstar Hires.png Copy Editor's Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copy editing articles totalling over 40,000 words during the Guild of Copy Editors July 2012 Backlog Elimination Drive. Your contributions are greatly appreciated. -- Dianna (talk) 02:01, 11 August 2012 (UTC)
Goce silver barnstar.png Leaderboard Award – Number of 5K articles edited – 3rd Place
This Guild of Copy Editors Silver Award is awarded to Tdslk for copy editing three articles of 5,000 words or more during the Guild of Copy Editors July 2012 GOCE drive. Congratulations on winning this prestigious award. Thank you for your efforts. -- Dianna (talk) 02:01, 11 August 2012 (UTC)
Goce silver barnstar.png Leaderboard Award – Number of oldest articles copy edited – 6th Place
This Guild of Copy Editors Silver Award is awarded to Tdslk for copy editing 13 of our longest-tagged articles during the Guild of Copy Editors July 2012 GOCE drive. Congratulations on winning this prestigious award. Thank you for tackling so many of these difficult copy edits. -- Dianna (talk) 02:01, 11 August 2012 (UTC)
Goce silver barnstar.png Leaderboard Award – Number of articles edited – 5th Place
This Guild of Copy Editors Silver Award is awarded to Tdslk for copy editing 40 articles during the Guild of Copy Editors July 2012 GOCE drive. Congratulations on winning this prestigious award. Thank you for your efforts. -- Dianna (talk) 02:01, 11 August 2012 (UTC)
Goce silver barnstar.png Leaderboard Award – Longest Article – 2nd Place
This Guild of Copy Editors Silver Award is awarded to Tdslk for copy editing German Peasants' War (12,122 words) during the Guild of Copy Editors July 2012 GOCE drive. Congratulations on winning this prestigious award. This was the second-longest article edited during the drive. -- Dianna (talk) 02:01, 11 August 2012 (UTC)
CopyeditorStar10k.PNG The 10k Copy Edit Barnstar
This special 10k Copyedit Barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copy editing German Peasants' War (12,122 words) during the Guild of Copy Editors July 2012 GOCE drive. Your efforts are appreciated! Dianna (talk) 02:01, 11 August 2012 (UTC)


GOCE September 2012 drive barnstars[edit]

Modest Barnstar.png The Modest Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copy editing 13 articles to a total of 5,656 words during the Guild of Copy Editors September 2012 Backlog Elimination Drive. Thank you for your contribution. --Stfg (talk) 15:33, 2 October 2012 (UTC)


Thank you[edit]

Just wanted to write a quick thanks for your copy editing help on the Agaja article. Your edits were fantastic and helped out a lot. Thanks for all the hard work, it is sincerely appreciated. AbstractIllusions (talk) 03:04, 26 November 2012 (UTC)


GOCE November 2012 drive barnstars[edit]

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This barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copy editing 40 articles for a cumulative score of 38279 words during the Guild of Copy Editors November 2012 Backlog Elimination Drive. Thank you for your fine contribution. --Stfg (talk) 14:35, 3 December 2012 (UTC)
Goce silver barnstar.png Leaderboard Award – Number of articles edited – 2nd Place
This Leaderboard Award is awarded to Tdslk for copy editing 40 articles during the Guild of Copy Editors November 2012 GOCE drive. Congratulations on winning this prestigious award. Thank you for your efforts. --Stfg (talk) 14:35, 3 December 2012 (UTC)
Goce silver barnstar.png Leaderboard Award – Longest article – 3rd Place
This Leaderboard Award is awarded to Tdslk for copy editing Elephant (10,563 words) during the Guild of Copy Editors November 2012 GOCE drive. Congratulations on winning this prestigious award. Thank you for your efforts. --Stfg (talk) 14:35, 3 December 2012 (UTC)
Goce silver barnstar.png Leaderboard Award – Number of 5k articles edited – equal 4th Place
This Leaderboard Award is awarded to Tdslk for copy editing 2 articles of 5000 words or more during the Guild of Copy Editors November 2012 GOCE drive. Congratulations on winning this prestigious award. Thank you for your efforts. --Stfg (talk) 14:35, 3 December 2012 (UTC)
Goce silver barnstar.png Leaderboard Award – Number of oldest-category articles – 5th Place
This Leaderboard Award is awarded to Tdslk for copy editing 8 articles from the oldest monthly copyedit categories during the Guild of Copy Editors November 2012 GOCE drive. Congratulations on winning this prestigious award. Thank you for helping us achieve our drive goal. --Stfg (talk) 14:35, 3 December 2012 (UTC)


A barnstar for you![edit]

Original Barnstar Hires.png The Original Barnstar
At least one editor in the Wikipedia Education Program identified you specifically as being a helpful editor! Thanks for being so welcoming to a newbie! JMathewson (WMF) (talk) 20:31, 18 December 2012 (UTC)

December Blitz barnstar[edit]

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Please accept this barnstar for copy editing articles for a grand total of 582 words during the Guild of Copy Editors December 2012 Blitz. Merry Christmas! Stfg (talk) 15:50, 23 December 2012 (UTC)

The "five Cs" summarise the copy editor's job[edit]

Thank you for your advice. I shall follow it.
Do you advise me to remove it from the guild's Talk? –
 – Gareth Griffith-Jones |The Welsh Buzzard| 19:35, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

I don't think the section needs to be deleted from the guild talk page. If you leave it there, it will eventually get archived. Maybe add a brief note to say that further discussion should occur at talk:copy editing? Tdslk (talk) 19:42, 28 December 2012 (UTC)
Thanks –
 – Gareth Griffith-Jones |The Welsh Buzzard| 20:08, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

Thanks from JODOSMA[edit]

Thanks for the tip about the curly brackets. I only started just over a week ago and I think I'm hooked--Jodosma (talk) 20:47, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

WP:GOCE January backlog drive award[edit]

Cleanup Barnstar Hires.png The Cleanup Barnstar
Thanks for your help during the WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors January 2013 backlog elimination drive! For copy editing over 12,000 words, I present you with this award on behalf of the GOCE. We appreciate all your work, and look forward to seeing you again in March! —Torchiest talkedits 21:35, 2 February 2013 (UTC)


A barnstar for you![edit]

Copyeditor Barnstar Hires.png The Copyeditor's Barnstar
for editing Siddhachakra which was poorly copyedited in past.. Thanks.. Nizil (talk) 21:13, 25 February 2013 (UTC)


I have expanded lead section as you suggested. Please copyedit it. I have added one line of history/legend, one on structure, one on ritual. Should I do anything else? Thanks..--Nizil (talk) 10:26, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

February 2013 blitz barnstar[edit]

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Thanks for participating in the Guild of Copy Editors' February 2013 blitz! For copy editing over 6000 words in a week, I present you with this award on behalf of the Guild. We look forward to your help in the future! —Torchiest talkedits 13:35, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

Rodrigo Bueno[edit]

Hey! Referring to the expression Argentinian Association of Spectacle Journalists, I think the proper word in English is Entertainment Journalist, since they of journalist cover all sorts of popular culture. Many thanks for working on the article!

Greetings--Rod840 (talk) 16:37, 1 March 2013 (UTC)


A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks behalf all. that you have see check Page "Limi" Mr.wangdue (talk) 10:24, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

Federman, Michigan[edit]

Hi Tdslk!

You asked me about why I added a copy edit tag on the article Federman, Michigan. The article does look fine. Sorry for the mistake and thanks for catching it. By the way, how did you come by that article? Thanks again.

Sosthenes12 (talk) 17:31, 18 March 2013 (UTC)Sosthenes12

Hi Sosthenes, I'm a member of the Guild of Copy Editors, which is working to reduce the backlog of articles with the copy edit tag. When an article is tagged it is automatically added to the list that we work from. Tdslk (talk) 17:58, 18 March 2013 (UTC)

Happy Easter!!![edit]

Happy Easter!

So a print encyclopedia, a strawberry shortcake, and a sycamore walk into a bar - wait, have you heard this one? (talk) 22:48, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

A five-start performance![edit]

Goce silver barnstar.png Leaderboard Award—Total Words—2nd Place
I award this barnstar to Tdslk for copy editing 98,632 total words in the GOCE March copy edit drive. Wow! --BDD (talk) 17:53, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
Goce silver barnstar.png Leaderboard Award—Total Articles—2nd Place
I award this barnstar to Tdslk for copy editing 109 articles in the GOCE March copy edit drive. Thanks for participating! --BDD (talk) 17:53, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
Goce silver barnstar.png Leaderboard Award—Most Old Articles—3rd Place
I award this barnstar to Tdslk for copy editing 24 old articles in the GOCE March copy edit drive. Thanks for participating! --BDD (talk) 17:53, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
Goce silver barnstar.png Leaderboard Award—Largest Article—3rd Place
I award this barnstar to Tdslk for copy editing Waco siege, the third largest article (10,583 words) in the GOCE March copy edit drive. Thanks for participating! --BDD (talk) 17:53, 3 April 2013 (UTC)
Goce barnstar.png The Guild of Copy Editors' Award
Most 5k Articles – 1st Place
This Guild of Copy Editors Gold Star Award is awarded to Tdslk for copy editing the largest number of articles (4) of 5000 or more words during the Guild of Copy Editors March 2013 GOCE drive. Congratulations on achieving first place in this category. Congratulations! --BDD (talk) 17:53, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

GOCE March drive barnstar![edit]

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For copy editing more than 80,000 words during the Guild of Copy Editors March 2013 Backlog Elimination Drive, I hereby present you with the Order of the Superior Scribe of Wikipedia Award on behalf on the Guild. Thank you for all your hard work, and we hope to see you again in May! —Torchiest talkedits 00:43, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

GOCE April 2013 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors March 2013 backlog elimination drive wrap-up newsletter
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We have completed our March backlog elimination drive.

The drive wrap-up newsletter is now ready for review.

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A cheeseburger for you![edit]

Cheeseburger.png Considering what a copyediting Ninja you are, you must be hungry!! Bddmagic (talk) 20:38, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

Discussion of proposed move of Fouta Djallon to Futa Jalon/Jallon[edit]

Information.svg An article that you have been involved in editing, Fouta Djallon, has been proposed to be moved to either Futa Jalon or Futa Jallon. If you are interested in this discussion, please participate by going to the disussion page and adding your comments. Thank you.--A12n (talk) 04:30, 5 April 2013 (UTC)



Minor growl[edit]

Jim Ramsbottom- concur totally, speedy it if you wish. I do take objection to the template you placed on my talk page- it was totally OTT and the use of a second ==Heading== instead of a ===Subheading=== breaks the formatting of the TOC. Including the patronising text about welcoming all contributions is just unprofessional. You need to use a different template when addressing editors with 10K+ edits to their name.

Other than that keep up the good work- come round for a coffee some time. -- Clem Rutter (talk) 11:07, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

WP:GOCE May backlog drive awards[edit]

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This award is hereby presented to Tdslk for tirelessly editing more than 20,000 words during the Guild of Copy Editors May 2013 backlog elimination drive. Thank you and congratulations! We'll see you in July! —Torchiest talkedits 00:42, 3 June 2013 (UTC)
Goce silver barnstar.png Leaderboard Award: Oldest articles—5th Place (tie)
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for editing two of the oldest articles in the backlog during the GOCE May 2013 Backlog Elimination Drive. Many thanks for your help! All the best, Miniapolis 19:20, 3 June 2013 (UTC)
Goce silver barnstar.png Leaderboard Award: Longest article—5th Place
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for editing a 5,040-word article during the GOCE May 2013 Backlog Elimination Drive. Thanks again and all the best, Miniapolis 19:20, 3 June 2013 (UTC)
Goce silver barnstar.png Leaderboard Award: Most 5K articles—3rd Place (tie)
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for editing a 5K article during the GOCE May 2013 Backlog Elimination Drive. Thanks again and all the best, Miniapolis 19:20, 3 June 2013 (UTC)


Wikipedia edit-athon at Portland Art Museum[edit]

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You're invited to attend the upcoming "Wiki Loves Libraries" edit-athon. The event will be held from 1–4pm on Sunday, October 13, 2013 at the Portland Art Museum's Crumpacker Family Library, located on the second floor of the Museum's Mark Building (formerly the Masonic Temple).
The edit-athon will focus on the local arts community (but you can work on other topics as well!). It will also kick off the Oregon Arts Project, an on-wiki initiative to improve coverage of the arts in Oregon. Details and signup here!

--Another Believer (Talk) 04:10, 13 September 2013 (UTC)

Just a reminder about this weekend's event! --Another Believer (Talk) 16:13, 7 October 2013 (UTC)

GOCE September 2013 barnstars[edit]

Minor Barnstar.png The Minor Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copy edits as part of the GOCE September 2013 copy edit drive. Thanks for participating! Diannaa (talk) 03:17, 2 October 2013 (UTC)
Goce silver barnstar.png Guild of Copy Editors Leaderboard Award: Total Articles, 5th Place
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copyediting 24 articles during the GOCE September Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! – Jonesey95 (talk) 03:20, 3 October 2013 (UTC)


WP:GOCE November backlog elimination drive barnstar[edit]

Minor Barnstar.png The Minor Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copy edits as part of the GOCE November 2013 copy edit drive. Thanks for the great work! – Jonesey95 (talk) 06:12, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

Invitation to User Study[edit]

Thank you for your interest in our user study. Please email me at credivisstudy@gmail.com. Wkmaster (talk) 08:54, 27 January 2014 (UTC)

Thank You[edit]

Thank you for attending today's ArtAndFeminism event at PSU, and for assisting other people. It is always nice to see familiar faces and have others on hand to help out! Much appreciated. --Another Believer (Talk) 02:11, 2 February 2014 (UTC)


GOCE January drive[edit]

Cleanup Barnstar Hires.png The Cleanup Barnstar
Thanks for copyediting a total of 14,787 words during the January backlog drive. See you in March and all the best, Miniapolis 22:00, 3 February 2014 (UTC)


PR Like Revisions[edit]

If you are going to display the information, make sure it tells both sides of the story. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 12.207.209.98 (talk) 00:52, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

Right. I'm trying my best to neutrally report facts, not tell a side to a story. What are you doing? Please see my further comments at talk:Accretive Health. Tdslk (talk) 01:16, 25 February 2014 (UTC)


GOCE March drive awards[edit]

Working Man's Barnstar.png The Working Wikipedian's Barnstar
Thanks for copyediting a grand total of 10,384 words during the March GOCE drive. We really appreciate your help! All the best, Miniapolis 20:51, 1 April 2014 (UTC)


Goce silver barnstar.png Leaderboard Award: Total Articles—3rd Place
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copyediting 21 articles during the GOCE March 2014 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations! Miniapolis 20:51, 1 April 2014 (UTC)

Reminder: Feminist Art Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at PNCA[edit]

Hope to see you there! --Another Believer (Talk) 21:25, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

Thank you for coming. Always good to see familiar faces and have experienced users available to help, if needed. Much appreciated! --Another Believer (Talk) 16:30, 21 April 2014 (UTC)


GOCE May 2014 barnstar[edit]

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This barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copy editing articles totalling over 12,000 words in the Guild of Copy Editors' May 2014 backlog elimination drive. Thanks for participating! Diannaa (talk) 21:11, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

Laconic[edit]

"You might find a few people there with opinions about capitalizing things." Classic! Face-smile.svg --Stfg (talk) 22:21, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

A little more help with Winton Capital Management[edit]

Hi there Tdslk, thank you again for your help with my earlier request for the Winton Capital Management article. I am looking for help with another request I've posted on the Talk page, this time to make some updates to the introduction. Since you last helped me on the Winton article User:Stalwart111 made some other edits on my behalf, which you can see the discussion about here, and I think the introduction should be brought in line with these changes. I have checked with him to see if he could help with the introduction as well, however he appears to be busy elsewhere. I'm hoping you can help with this final request as you have some familiarity with the article now. Cheers, WWB Too (Talk · COI) 02:19, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Hi WWB Too and Tdslk. Apologies, I've been editing fairly constantly over the last few weeks and completely missed the ping for the edit you made to my talk page. I can help out if you like but I won't stand in the way if Tdslk wants to have a look. Feel free to ping me. Cheers, Stlwart111 07:16, 6 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for your help Tdslk, and your willingness to help, Stalwart. As I mentioned on the Winton Talk page all of the requests I have for that article are now complete. However, I do have a Winton-related request I would appreciate help with if either of you have more time to offer.
A few weeks ago I posted a request on the David Harding Talk page looking to make some factual updates based on the recent leadership changes at Winton, as well as some other recent press. I've left a message on WikiProject Biography and with an editor who helped me on that article last year but have yet to hear anything. The full request is here if either of you wanted to take a look. Cheers, WWB Too (Talk · COI) 20:14, 6 June 2014 (UTC)
Hi again Tdslk. Thanks for the help on the David Harding article. I've left one follow up comment on the Talk page about correcting Harding's title in the article. If you're busy, let me know and I'll check in with Stalwart. Cheers, WWB Too (Talk · COI) 22:26, 10 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks again. There's actually one last bit left to be done, if it isn't too much. I noticed that the article still states that Harding is president as of 2013.
What do you think about removing and as of 2013 is its president.[2] from the last paragraph of the Winton Capital Management section? Cheers, WWB Too (Talk · COI) 15:44, 12 June 2014 (UTC)
Hi again, Tdslk. I was able to locate a source that can be used to update the annualized return rate in the David Harding article. I've replied in detail about this on the Talk page in order to keep our conversation centralized for the benefit of other editors. Let me know if you have any questions. Cheers, WWB Too (Talk · COI) 17:46, 16 June 2014 (UTC)
Hey, sorry this thank-you is so delayed; I was out of town and mostly away from Wikipedia for the last week and a half. I see that you made those final updates to the David Harding article. Thank you very much for your help. I have no more requests for that page for the time being so I've closed the request edit tag. Cheers, WWB Too (Talk · COI) 18:24, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

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July GOCE drive[edit]

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Congratulations on your first-place finish in the total-articles category of the Guild of Copy Editors backlog-reduction drive. Thanks for your help! All the best, Miniapolis 15:09, 2 August 2014 (UTC)


Goce silver barnstar.png Leaderboard Award: Longest article—3rd Place
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copyediting a 10,258-word article during the GOCE July 2014 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations! Miniapolis 15:09, 2 August 2014 (UTC)
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I award you this Copy Editor's Barnstar for insisting on clear, comprehensible, and grammatically correct articles. Thanks for copyediting a total of 54,339 words in the July GOCE drive! All the best, Miniapolis 15:09, 2 August 2014 (UTC)

Allison Baver: I was in the process of correcting and updating her page. I filled out all of the appropriate information for references. Why did you delete everything? If I made a mistake please help me. — Preceding unsigned comment added by AllisonBaverPR (talkcontribs) 01:49, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

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!

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Feminist+Queer Art Wikipedia Edit-a-thon: Saturday, September 13, Portland, Oregon[edit]

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You are invited to the Feminist+Queer Art Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, to be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from noon–4pm at the Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC), located at 1001 SE Division (97202).

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Thanks again for attending and helping out at today's edit-a-thon. It really helps to see familiar faces and have experienced editors on hand to assist others. Until the next meetup!, ----Another Believer (Talk) 23:40, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

Élisabeth Cibot[edit]

The article about Élisabeth Cibot has two inline citations, a bibiography of her two books, and much more. Please consider removing the BLPPROD tag.--DThomsen8 (talk) 02:11, 18 September 2014 (UTC)

GOCE September 2014 bling[edit]

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GOCE October 2014 newsletter[edit]

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GOCE October Blitz award[edit]

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Hi Tdslk, thank you for copy editing 238 words in 1 article during the Guild of Copy Editors’ October Blitz. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 02:23, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

Happy Halloween!!![edit]

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GOCE November copy editing drive awards[edit]

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This barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copy edits totaling over 8,000 words during the GOCE November 2014 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! – Jonesey95 (talk) 06:21, 8 December 2014 (UTC)
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This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copyediting 15 articles during the GOCE November 2014 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! – Jonesey95 (talk) 06:21, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

Another couple of changes for David Harding[edit]

Hi there Tdslk, as you may recall, you helped me earlier this year with some updates for the David Harding (finance) article and I was hoping you might be able to assist again. There are a couple of edits that I'm requesting for the article, to add in some more recent noteworthy events for Harding: his entry into the "Hedge Fund Hall of Fame" and his foundation's donation to create a math gallery in the Science Museum in London. If you have a moment, would you be able to review my edit request and make the additions if you feel they're reasonable? Cheers, WWB Too (Talk · COI) 15:56, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

GOCE coordinator elections[edit]

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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.

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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!

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GOCE December blitz award[edit]

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This barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copy edits totaling between 1 and 1,999 words during the GOCE December 2014 Copy Editing Blitz. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! – Jonesey95 (talk) 15:41, 23 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!

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GOCE 2014 report[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors 2014 Annual Report
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Our 2014 Annual Report is now ready for review.

Highlights:

  • Summary of Drives, Blitzes, and the Requests page;
  • Review the election results;
  • Membership news;
  • Changes around the Guild's pages;
  • Plans for 2015.
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Stylization of the "common name"[edit]

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GOCE January 2015 drive[edit]

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This barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copy edits totaling over 20,000 words during the GOCE January 2015 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Miniapolis 14:22, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
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This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copyediting 48 articles during the GOCE January 2015 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Miniapolis 14:22, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
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This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copyediting 23,157 total words during the GOCE January 2015 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Miniapolis 14:22, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
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This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copyediting 1 long article during the GOCE January 2015 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Miniapolis 14:22, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
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This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copyediting 11 old articles during the GOCE January 2015 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Miniapolis 14:22, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
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This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copyediting one of the five longest articles – 5,864 words – during the GOCE January 2015 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Miniapolis 14:22, 3 February 2015 (UTC)

February 2015 GOCE newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors February 2015 Newsletter
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Drive: Thanks to everyone who participated in January's Backlog Elimination Drive. Of the 38 people who signed up for this drive, 21 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: We were able to remove August 2013 from the general copyediting backlog and November 2014 from the request-page backlog. Many thanks, everyone!

Blitz: The February Blitz will run from February 15–21 and again focuses on the requests page. Awards will be given to everyone who copyedits at least one request article. Sign up here!

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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!

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Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon, Portland Oregon (March 7, 2015)[edit]

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    Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Portland Art Museum's Crumpacker Family Library (Mark Building, 2nd Floor; 1219 SW Park Avenue). Art+Feminism is a campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia. No Wikipedia editing experience necessary; as needed throughout the event, tutoring will be provided for Wikipedia newcomers. Female editors are particularly encouraged to attend. Attendees should bring their own laptops and power cords.

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GOCE March 2015 drive[edit]

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This barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copy edits totaling over 12,000 words during the GOCE March 2015 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! – Jonesey95 (talk) 13:07, 3 April 2015 (UTC)
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This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copyediting 12,902 total words during the GOCE March 2015 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! – Jonesey95 (talk) 13:23, 3 April 2015 (UTC)
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April 2015 GOCE newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors April 2015 Newsletter
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March drive: Thanks to everyone who participated in last month's backlog-reduction drive. Of the 38 people who signed up, 18 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

April blitz: The one-week April blitz, again targeting our long requests list, will run from April 19–25. Awards will be given to everyone who copyedits at least one article from the requests page. Sign up here!

May drive: The month-long May backlog-reduction drive, with extra credit for articles tagged in December 2013, January and February 2014 and all request articles, begins soon. Sign up now!

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Wikipedia Women's Health Information Edit-a-thon: Tuesday, May 12 at OHSU[edit]

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  • Tuesday, May 12, 2015: Wikipedia Women's Health Information Edit-a-thon – 1 to 4pm
  • Wikipedia Edit-a-thon hosted by OHSU's Center for Women's Health in honor of National Women's Health Week
  • Location: Biomedical Information Communications Center (3280 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97239)
  • This edit-a-thon is intended to address some of these important differences and to generally improve women’s health information in key articles and topics. Areas for improvement have been identified in cooperation with WikiProject Medicine. Prior Wikipedia editing is not required; assistance will be available the day of the event. Attendees should bring their own laptops and power cords.

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Reference errors on 6 May[edit]

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WP:IELE "Interlanguage" has a specific meaning[edit]

  • Hi I guess you mean the word "interlanguage" in WP:IELE to suggest cooperation b/w speakers of 2 languages, but the term has a specific meaning which might evoke connotations of "poor editing skills" etc. See interlanguage, though that article kinda sucks. • ArchReader 04:55, 13 May 2015 (UTC)
Oh dear. Thanks for pointing that out to me. Yes, I did intend to imply cooperation between two languages. I had also considered using "cross-language" at one point; perhaps it is not too late to change the name. I see that you are a linguistics expert. Do you have any other thoughts and suggestions for the Wikiproject? They would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Tdslk (talk) 06:22, 13 May 2015 (UTC)
  • It's not too late to change; just page-move all the relevant pages. Also, you can copy the format of existing wikiproject pages to yours. For example, there should be a place to join, a page that lists all members, etc. • ArchReader 06:28, 13 May 2015 (UTC)
Okay. I just moved the page, and will get to work on fixing the text. There's a place to join under each language subpage. I thought it would be more efficient to group participants by language. Tdslk (talk) 06:38, 13 May 2015 (UTC)
  • I would put one and only one place to join, with an added question about what area one wishes to edit. Make it easy to see/find, too... • ArchReader 07:35, 13 May 2015 (UTC)

Re: Wikipedia:Wikiproject Cross-language Editing and Learning Exchange[edit]

Hey, sorry for the delay. I was in Berlin for the Wikimedia Conference. But, I've now had a chance to look over your project and I think the purpose is definitely clear and the formatting looks great. Most WikiProject capitalize the "P" in "project", but I don't think it is required. I think now it is just the problem of gaining traction and traffic. I would definitely drop a note at Wikipedia:WikiProject X and announce its start. You may even see if any of the ideas/tools being discussed there are applicable to WP:CLELE. I would also post announcements at other language-related projects and pages here and at Meta. I'm sure there are some Babel-related pages at the latter. I saw you posted a note on the Signpost talk page, which is great. Be on the lookout for editors who like translating articles and invite them to participate, and also consider posting an invite at the Teahouse in case there are newbies or experienced Teahouse participants who would like this concept as well. Congrats on getting the project launched and I wish it great success! Of course, feel free to let me know if you have other questions or concerns, and hope to see you again soon. ---Another Believer (Talk) 21:08, 19 May 2015 (UTC)