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"Occupy Gaddafi"

Rainbow trout transparent.png Whack!

You've been whacked with a wet trout.

Don't take this too seriously. Someone just wants to let you know you did something silly.

This would have been a problem.......be careful next time. Buggie111 (talk) 19:31, 23 October 2011 (UTC)

Re: pmasters and conflict of interest

Hi,

I'm writing because you posted re conflict of interest and deletion on my talk page on 21/oct and I was wondering if I could ask you for some clarification on this.

I am a published author. In that area you could call me a professional. My published works are all well-reviewed and I like to get paid for my books. However, I also run my own wiki where I publish extensive, good-quality, well-researched and oft-cited articles for free. I don't have advertising on my website, except to list my own books.

Recently, as I was doing some research using Wikipedia, I noticed that some of the Wikipedia articles on topics I know well were sometimes much less extensive and complete than my own. I thought to add links to my own articles to the tail-end reference area of the Wikipedia pages, but these were promptly removed by other editors.

In the past I have attempted to revise and correct Wikipedia articles---including one which was mostly speculation and popular myth---and these corrections have also been promptly deleted. As a result I am extremely reluctant to spend time adding to or editing Wikipedia articles themselves due to past experience of hours of work just being chopped.

I have read Wikipedia guidelines on conflict of interest, but it seems I am missing something. If I do believe that something I have written usefully extends a topic, how can I mention that or include that in the discussion without mentioning who I am or where the article is located?

Thanks for your time,

Peter

Pmasters (talk) 20:52, 24 October 2011 (UTC)

pmasters reply

Hello,

Thanks for the detailed reply.

Shortly after I wrote that bio page on myself I realised that I shouldn't have done it. I hadn't really thought it through after one of my readers contacted me and said that while she could find info on other authors on Wikipedia, she couldn't find info on me. This was shortly after one of my major successes was published. I have since been hoping that someone would delete that page because until that happens no one else is likely to legitimately do so, and I haven't wanted to get involved myself in the process 'cos that would seem only to compound the problem.

I hunted up the "edit request" template you mentioned and followed and read various links on COI. I think I have a better understanding of the process involved. On the weekend I'll spend a bit more time on this and see what I can do.

Thanks again for your time. I appreciate it,

Peter

Pmasters (talk) 20:27, 25 October 2011 (UTC)

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Disambiguation help

Hello, True Pagan Warrior. I'm curious about this edit. You changed an internal link to Register (surname) to a redlink to Register (surname) (disambiguation). Register (surname) is a human-name disambiguation. Were you intending to create a link with (disambiguation) clearly spelled out in its name? If that is the case, you'll need to create that page as a redirect. It is my understanding that (surname) pages are already acceptable as a DAB-link, but I could be wrong. Happy editing, Cnilep (talk) 13:08, 1 November 2011 (UTC)

Portals

You might be interested in this RFC I started regarding the Portal space. Ten Pound Hammer(What did I screw up now?) 20:20, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

Thanks - I probably would have eventually gone down that road myself, but since you initiated the discussion I don't have to.  ;)--~TPW 20:37, 16 November 2011 (UTC)

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Kingston watching

According to the appropriate tool, you may be right. Alright, I think, I'll put it on my watchlist as well. Daniel Case (talk) 19:18, 17 November 2011 (UTC)

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Thank you for your diligence, and professionalism at the Jerry Sandusky page. (see what I did there?) Cheers. jheiv talk contribs 06:37, 19 November 2011 (UTC)

Lee Harvey Oswald

Hello,

In the debate about the Jerry Sandusky book, you mentioned Lee Harvey Oswald as someone not notable until November 22, 1963. Oswald defected to the Soviet Union in 1959 and received extensive coverage on the front page of many newspapers including follow-up stories. He also received national coverage in 1962 when he returned to the U.S. He received coverage in New Orleans in the summer of 1963 as an activist for the Fair Play for Cuba Committee. So, I think he was notable. Also, he had attempted to assassinate Edwin Walker that spring, but had not yet been caught for that crime. I get your point but you might want to pick a better example. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 14:50, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

No need to return to that debate. My point is for future reference. It would be interesting, though, to find some press coverage of the Sandusky book from the time it was published. By the way, I edited the article about the book toward NPOV language. Take care. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 15:07, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

Prod declined: William E. Andrew

Hi True Pagan Warrior. Just a reminder to check the page history when you are adding a Prod tag. This one had already been previously prodded and declined. Thanks, Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 20:57, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

Oh, you are quite right. It was me who was checking too quickly, and thought it was a regular Prod. My apologies. Paul Erik (talk)(contribs) 21:02, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

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Autopatrolled

Hi. The requirements for autopatrolled are quite clear here. I'll see what can be done about repeating them on the rights application page header. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 03:03, 28 November 2011 (UTC)

I have added to the application page edit notice for more clarity. --Kudpung กุดผึ้ง (talk) 03:10, 28 November 2011 (UTC)

Thanks! I did review that page before I applied, but I must have missed the "suggested standard" which I think you're referring to as a "requirement." I appreciate the guidance.--~TPW 03:14, 28 November 2011 (UTC)

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In an attempt to roll back apparent vandalism, you reverted my edit. How can we work together to include a more comprehensive view on the article?Questionable pulse (talk) 20:57, 3 December 2011 (UTC)

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Participation: Out of 49 people signed up for this drive so far, 26 have copy-edited at least one article. It's a smaller group than last drive, but we're making good progress. If you've signed up but haven't yet copy-edited any articles, please consider doing so. Every bit helps! If you haven't signed up yet, it's not too late. Join us!

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Participation: Out of 54 people who signed up this drive, 32 copy-edited at least one article. Last drive's superstar, Lfstevens, again stood out, topping the leader board in all three categories and copy-editing over 700 articles. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

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GOCE July 2012 mid-drive newsletter

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Participation: Out of 37 people signed up for this drive so far, 25 have copy-edited at least one article. It's a smaller group than last drive, but we're making good progress. If you've signed up but haven't yet copy-edited any articles, every bit helps; if you haven't signed up yet, it's not too late. Join us!

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Participation: Out of 45 people who signed up this drive, 31 have copy-edited at least one article. Lfstevens continues to carry most of the weight, having edited 360 articles and over a quarter of a million words already. Thanks to all who have participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, will be available early in August here.

Progress report: We are once again very close to achieving in our primary goal—removing the oldest three months from the backlog. Only 35 such articles remain at press time. The total backlog currently sits at under 2400 articles, down from 8323 when we started out over two years ago. We are just two articles away from completing all requests made before July 2012 (both are in progress).

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GOCE news and September drive invitation

Invitation from the Guild of Copy Editors
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The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in its events:

  • The August 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is currently in the submissions stage. Submit your best August copy edit there before the end of the month. Submissions end, and discussion and voting begin, on September 1 at 00:00 (UTC).
  • September 2012 Backlog elimination drive is a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on September 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on September 30 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goals are to copy edit the articles tagged longest ago and to complete all requests placed before the end of August. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits at least one article, and special awards will be given to the top six in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", "Number of articles of over 5,000 words", "Number of articles tagged longest ago", and "Longest article". This drive features a much easier signup process. We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.
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GOCE September activities

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A quick reminder of our current events:

  • The August 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is in the discussion and voting stage until midnight September 14 (UTC).
  • The September 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is in the submissions stage until midnight September 30 (UTC), when discussion and voting begin.
  • The September 2012 Backlog elimination drive is now underway! The event runs until midnight September 30 (UTC). The goal is to copy edit articles with the oldest tags and complete all requests placed before September. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who participates, with special awards given to the top five in the following categories: "Total articles", "Total words", "Total articles over 5,000 words", "Total articles tagged longest ago", and "Longest article". – Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.

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GOCE mid-drive newsletter

Guild of Copy Editors September 2012 backlog elimination drive mid-drive newsletter
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  • Participation: Out of 37 people signed up for this drive so far, 19 have copy-edited at least one article, about the same as the last drive. If you've signed up but haven't yet copy-edited any articles, every bit helps; if you haven't signed up yet, it's not too late. Join us!
  • Progress report: We're almost on track to meet our targets for the drive. Great work, guys. We have reduced our target group of articles—August, September, and October 2011—by about 44%, and the overall backlog has been reduced by 58 articles so far, to around 2600 articles. The biggest difference between this drive and the previous one is a stronger focus on large articles, so total word counts are still comparable.
  • Don't forget about the Copy Edit of the Month contests! Voting for the August contest has been extended through the end of the month. You don't have to make a submission to vote!
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GOCE September 2012 drive wrap-up

Guild of Copy Editors September 2012 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
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Participation: Out of 41 people who signed up this drive, 28 copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: We achieved our primary goal of clearing July, August, September and October 2011 from the backlog. This means that, for the first time since the drives began, the backlog is less than a year. At least 677 tagged articles were copy edited, although 365 new ones were added during the month. The total backlog at the end of the month was 2341 articles, down from 8323 when we started out over two years ago. We completed all 54 requests outstanding before September 2012 as well as eight of those made in September.

Copy Edit of the Month: Voting is now over for the August 2012 competition, and prizes will be issued soon. The September 2012 contest is closed for submissions and open for voting. The October 2012 contest is now open for submissions. Everyone is welcome to submit entries and to vote.

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GOCE fall newsletter

Fall Events from the Guild of Copy Editors
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The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in its events:

  • The October 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is currently in the submissions stage. Submit your best October copy edit there before the end of the month. Submissions end, and discussion and voting begin, on November 1 at 00:00 (UTC).
  • Voting is in progress for the September 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest. Everyone is welcome to vote, whether they have entered the contest or not.
  • NEW!! In the week from Sunday 21 October to Saturday 27 October, we are holding a Project Blitz, in which we will copy edit articles tagged with {{copyedit}} belonging to selected project(s). For the first blitz, we'll start with WikiProject Olympics and WikiProject Albums and add more Projects to the blitz as we clear them. The blitz works much like our bimonthly drives, but a bit simpler. Everyone is welcome to take part, and barnstars will be awarded.
  • November 2012 Backlog elimination drive is a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on November 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on November 30 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goals are to copy edit all articles tagged in 2011 and to complete all requests placed before the end of October. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits at least one article, and special awards will be given to the top five in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", "Number of articles of over 5,000 words", "Number of articles tagged in 2011", and "Longest article". We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.
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GOCE November 2012 copy edit drive update

Guild of Copy Editors November 2012 backlog elimination drive mid-drive newsletter
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  • Participation: Out of 31 people signed up for this drive so far, 22 have copy-edited at least one article. If you've signed up but haven't yet copy-edited any articles, every bit helps; if you haven't signed up yet, it's not too late. Join us!
  • Progress report: We're on track to meet our targets for the drive. We have reduced our target group of articles—November and December 2011—by over 50%, and 34 of the the 56 requests made in September and October this year have already been fulfilled. However, the rate of tagging for copy edit has increased, and this month we are just keeping the size of the backlog stable. So, all you copy editors, please do come along and help us!
  • The September 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest was won by Baffle gab1978 for his copy edit of Expulsion of the Acadians. Runner up was Gareth Griffith-Jones for his edit of I Could Fall in Love. Congratulations to both.
  • The October 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is in the discussion and voting stage until midnight November 30 (UTC). You don't have to make a submission to vote!
  • November 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is in the submissions stage until midnight November 30 (UTC), when discussion and voting begin.
  • Seasonal oversight: We had a slight fall from grace in the title of our last newletter, which mentioned the season in the northern hemisphere and thus got it wrong for the southern. Fortunately an observant GOCE member was ready to spring into action to advise us. Thanks! In future we'll stay meteorologically neutral.
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