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  3. Articles with the {{copy edit}} tag on are different from requests. You did the right thing by removing the tag, and nothing else needs doing. By the way, requests are sections within Wikipedia:WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors/Requests, not subpages of it, so a search like that would never work. You can see all requests (as opposed to tagged articles) by going to Wikipedia:WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors/Requests and doing a text search. Hope this helps. --Stfg (talk) 09:55, 1 February 2014 (UTC) (source)
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I've moved most old sections of my Talk page to User talk:Thnidu/Archive. 130424. 140202. 141128. 150222.

GOCE July 2013 barnstar[edit]

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This barnstar is awarded for participation in the WP:GOCE July 2013 copy edit drive. Thank you for taking part! Diannaa (talk) 23:35, 5 August 2013 (UTC)
@Diannaa: Oo! Oo! My first! I'm so excited! :-D No irony, no sarcasm here: I really am pleased. Thank you. --Thnidu (talk) 04:33, 6 August 2013 (UTC)

Cognitive Sociolinguistics[edit]

Please help us out with Cognitive Sociolinguistics, which needs links from other articles, improvements on the references, and a general checkup by an expert. (Good to see you at the CHF!)

@Dthomsen8: Sure. Good to hear from you! But you left the above note unsigned, and I had to go to the History page to see who it was from. --Thnidu (talk) 01:04, 27 November 2013 (UTC)

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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WikiProject Research Invitation[edit]

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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!

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.

To discontinue receiving GOCE newsletters, please remove your name from our mailing list.

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(Archived, dammit! 22:43, 26 April 2015 (UTC))


You're welcome, I often add a {{Reflist}} to check a ref, and then forget to remove it! Smiley emoticons doh.gif 220 of Borg 05:00, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

220 of Borg Which of course you recognized as just what I had done. ;-$ --Thnidu (talk) 08:52, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
Not immediately. Lots of red 'Cite error: ... ' messages in the references section, then I noticed there were two lists of references. One in the middle of the page. Hmm, a clue! (Thnidu did it in 'History' with a reflist. Cluedo!) - 220 of Borg 09:17, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

Join the team?[edit]

Just saw one of your edits and was reminded to peek in and check how you're doing ... very well, it seems. I'm putting together a team to help with copyediting questions at WP:TFA. Interested in theory? If so, I'll talk specifics. - Dank (push to talk) 15:17, 13 March 2015 (UTC) P.S. Saw that you just created User:Thnidu/Template:AHDEL ... although I check a lot of references when I need to dig, I'd have to say AHD is my go-to word reference ... thoughts on AHD? - Dank (push to talk) 15:20, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

Here's a for-instance: Pinker mentions on p. 6 of The Sense of Style that linguists have come up with some copyediting recommendations based on their study of what happens in short-term memory as a person reads. The requirements of "memory load" drive a lot of my copyediting decisions, but I'm not a linguist and I'm not sure where to look for readable accounts of these studies. Do you know what he's talking about, and do any citations or books come to mind? - Dank (push to talk) 19:14, 13 March 2015 (UTC)
team to help with copyediting questions at WP:TFA: Yes, I am.
Great, the discussion page is WT:TFAC. At the moment, I'm working on a short questionnaire. Soon, I'll post questions I have when copyediting, and I hope others will too. - Dank (push to talk) 18:30, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
AHD: Mine too, esp. since I no longer have from-home online access (through my now-former workplace) to OED Online.
Pinker: No, I don't. Does he provide any references, maybe in the back of the book?
--Thnidu (talk) 17:22, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
That's the problem ... I've read the first half of the references, but I'm not familiar with the lingo so I don't know which ones are likely to help. None of the titles say "memory load" or "short-term memory"; only one says "memory". I think I remember that he talks about memory load somewhere else in the book; I'll try to find that, and see if it has an endnote. - Dank (push to talk) 18:30, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
Dank: AHDEL: Would you take a look at it now? I think it's ready to use, after taking out the comments. I'm a bit concerned about the name, though, which keeps suggesting "delete" to me. What do you think about changing it to AHDict or AHDictE? --Thnidu (talk) 18:43, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
I'm not a template guy, but it looks good. I'd go with AHDict. - Dank (push to talk) 18:53, 14 March 2015 (UTC)


Hello Thnidu, I have fixed 1 problem with the category inclusion from the documention page (see edit history of doc), but I haven't checked the citation syntax itself (it looks OK, but I am no expert in citation templates). Best regards. GermanJoe (talk) 14:08, 15 March 2015 (UTC)

Neat page bookmarks[edit]

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Ohhh i am not vandal but can not speaking, reading and written in mandarin/chinese language. must delete mandarin/chinese language link??? Akuindo (talk) 11:11, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

@Akuindo: Delete it? You already deleted it, and without explanation! I have put it back.
I support Satusuro's advice at User_talk:Akuindo#Problem:
Are you sure you should be editing on wp:en? your english expression lets you down. you must be very careful if you have short level of english. Perhaps you should be editing in the language wikipedia of your original language. User:Satusuro (12:46, 8 November 2014 (UTC))
... and not here. --Thnidu (talk) 01:03, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
Ohhh i am sorry. i i accidentally. yeahhh. Akuindo (talk) 01:09, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
@Akuindo: So...
  • If your command of a language isn't good enough, don't edit text in that language.
  • From what I've seen of your English, it does not warrant the en-4 Babel userbox, "This user speaks English at a near-native level", that you have on your home user page. Your English level appears to be no higher than 2 (intermediate), and quite possibly only 1 (basic).
  • So if you edit English text, ask someone whose English is native or at least level 3 for help. In this Wikipedia, the Teahouse question page is a very good place to ask for help.
  • That doesn't mean not to do any editing. For instance, if you see a "citation needed" flag on material you know about, and you can supply a citation, then go ahead and do it.
  • And whatever editing you do, always explain it in the edit comment area.
I'll see you around the wiki! --Thnidu (talk) 01:52, 1 April 2015 (UTC)

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!

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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