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Random unsolicited comment[edit]

I'm glad your userpage denotes that your name is a combination of truth and aficionado, because I thought it was a portmanteau of truth and tornado. Anyway, happy editing! -RunningOnBrains(talk) 05:07, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

GOCE March drive wrap-up[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors March 2012 backlog elimination drive
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GOCE March 2012 Backlog Elimination progress graph

Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors March 2012 Backlog elimination drive! This is the most successful drive we have had for quite a while. Here is your end-of-drive wrap-up newsletter.

Participation

Of the 70 people who signed up for this drive, 40 copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Special acknowledgement goes out to Lfstevens, who did over 200 articles, most of them in the last third of the drive, and topped all three leaderboard categories. You're a superstar! Stfg and others have been pre-checking the articles for quality and conformance to Wikipedia guidelines; some have been nominated for deletion or had some preliminary clean-up done to help make the copy-edit process more fun and appealing. Thanks to all who helped get those nasty last few articles out of the target months.

Progress report

During this drive we were successful in eliminating our target months—October, November, and December 2010—from the queue, and have now eliminated all the 2010 articles from our list. We were able to complete 500 articles this month! End-of-drive results and barnstar information can be found here.

When working on the backlog, please keep in mind that there are options other than copy-editing available; some articles may be candidates for deletion, or may not be suitable for copy-editing at this time for other reasons. The {{GOCEreviewed}} tag can be placed on any article you find to be totally uneditable, and you can nominate for deletion any that you discover to be copyright violations or completely unintelligible. If you need help deciding what to do, please contact any of the coordinators.

Thank you for participating in the March 2012 drive! All contributions are appreciated. Our next copy-edit drive will be in May.

Your drive coordinators – Dianna (Talk), Stfg (Talk), and Dank (talk)

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Wonthaggi desalination plant[edit]

Hey, thanks for those updates to the article. They WERE needed. I do, however, take issue with your Edit summary. Miles, etc aren't "International unit". They are, these days, American units. Everybody else, except for Libya and Burma, has officially metricated (although the UK's process is very slow). Not meaning to be rude. Just very sensitive to this at the moment due to some nasty happenings at the UK metrication article. HiLo48 (talk) 12:35, 8 April 2012 (UTC)

GOCE May copy edit drive[edit]

Invitation from the Guild of Copy Editors
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The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in their May 2012 Backlog elimination drive, a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on May 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on May 31 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goal for the drive will be to eliminate January, February, and March 2011 from the queue. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits more than 4,000 words, and special awards will be given to the top 5 in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", and "Number of articles of over 5,000 words". We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Dank, Diannaa, and Stfg.

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Guðmundur Steinn Gunnarsson[edit]

Hi Truthanado, I spotted your comments here and I've had a go at creating a Guðmundur Steinn Gunnarsson article. All text is rewritten (definitely no copyvio) and I've used a variety of references, which I cited inline. What do you think of the article? If you've found other good sources in your searching and want to add material, I'd be pleased. Best wishes — Hebrides (talk) 12:44, 6 May 2012 (UTC)

Germans[edit]

Hi. I found an error in the article (see photo). Copernicus was not a German, he was from Poland. --Top811 my talk —Preceding undated comment added 15:49, 12 May 2012 (UTC).

GOCE May mid-drive newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors May 2012 backlog elimination drive mid-drive newsletter
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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!

Progress report: We're on track to meet our targets for the drive, largely due to the efforts of Lfstevens and the others on the leaderboard. Thanks to all. We have reduced our target group of articles—January, February, and March 2011—by over half, and it looks like we will achieve that goal. Good progress is being made on the overall backlog as well, with over 500 articles copy-edited during the drive so far. The total backlog currently sits at around 3200 articles.

Hall of Fame: GOCE coordinator Diannaa was awarded a spot in the GOCE Hall of Fame this month! She has copy-edited over 1567 articles during these drives, and surpassed the 1,000,000-word mark on May 5. On to the second million! – Your drive coordinators: Dank, Diannaa and Stfg

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GOCE May drive wrap-up[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors May 2012 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
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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.

Progress report: We were once again successful in our primary goal—removing the oldest three months from the backlog—while removing 1166 articles from the queue, the second-most in our history. The total backlog currently sits at around 2600 articles, down from 8323 when we started out just over two years ago.

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Coodinator election: The six-month term for our third tranche of Guild coordinators will be expiring at the end of June. We will be accepting nominations for the fourth tranche of coordinators, who will also serve a six-month term. Nominations will open starting on June 5. For complete information, please have a look at the election page. – Your drive coordinators: Dank, Diannaa, and Stfg

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GOCE July 2012 Copy Edit Drive[edit]

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The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in their July 2012 Backlog elimination drive, a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on July 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on July 31 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goals are to eliminate the articles tagged in April, May and June 2011 from the queue and to complete all requests placed before the end of June. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits more than 4,000 words, and special awards will be given to the top 6 in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", "Number of articles of over 5,000 words", "Number of articles tagged in April–June 2011", and "Longest article". We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Dank, Diannaa and Stfg.

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Peter Isaacson[edit]

Hi, I think it's courteous to ask people who've worked on the article before you nom for GAN -- I had planned to do so myself but only after getting a few more pieces of info from the library, and in consultation with the other main editor. Would you mind withdrawing it, and discussing next time? Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 11:56, 8 July 2012 (UTC)

Possibly unfree File:Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park sign.png[edit]

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park sign.png, has been listed at Wikipedia:Possibly unfree files because its copyright status is unclear or disputed. If the file's copyright status cannot be verified, it may be deleted. You may find more information on the file description page. You are welcome to add comments to its entry at the discussion if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. Stefan2 (talk) 01:22, 9 July 2012 (UTC)

Possibly unfree File:PittsfordVillageSignRt96.png[edit]

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Possibly unfree File:PerintonTownSignRt96.png[edit]

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GOCE July 2012 mid-drive newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors July 2012 backlog elimination drive 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!

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—May, June, and July 2011—by about 40%, and the overall backlog has been reduced by 264 articles so far, to around 2500 articles.

Copy Edit of the Month: Starting in August, your best copy-editing work of the month will be eligible for fabulous prizes! See here for details. – Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.

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Edits to Boeing 377[edit]

Hello, I noticed you changed the formatting for dates in this article from the American style (month-day-year) to the European style (day-month-year) of formatting dates. I changed all the dates back; please see Talk:Boeing 377 for a more complete explanation, and post your comments there. Thanks, Compdude123 19:11, 22 July 2012 (UTC)

GOCE July drive wrap-up[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors July 2012 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
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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).

Copy Edit of the Month: Starting in August, you'll be able to submit your best copy-editing work for palaver, praise, and prizes. See here for details. – Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.

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GCOR[edit]

"The introductory statement about Class I's west of the Mississippi has been modified, per you comment on the article's talk page." Are you sure your change is correct? --NE2 03:17, 29 July 2012 (UTC)

OK, but it's still unclear. Is it used on all Class I lines west of the Mississippi? Is it only used on lines west of the Mississippi in those systems that cross? Is it used on CSX, which doesn't cross it? In short, which railroads use it, and do any use it on only some of their lines? --NE2 03:39, 29 July 2012 (UTC)

You've been dnagged...[edit]

User_talk:Ferox_Seneca#DYK_for_Byron_Christopher    :-)   70.112.178.121 (talk) 02:28, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

GOCE news and September drive invitation[edit]

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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A barnstar for you![edit]

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I'm guessing this is not the first time you've done this, and it may not be the first time anyone has thanked you, but no matter--such editing needs to be heralded. Too many people around here write in a conditional tense when they mean the past tense, though why that is, I've never understood. I'm glad to see someone else who understands this. HuskyHuskie (talk) 22:59, 31 August 2012 (UTC)

GOCE September activities[edit]

Reminders from the Guild of Copy Editors
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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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"Above treeline"[edit]

I may change it if our own article does that, but as far as that usage goes I seem to have a lot of company. Daniel Case (talk) 02:37, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

And it looks like a bunch of our other articles don't use the article either:
And so forth. Perhaps I should say that the article is dropped when the word's part of a prepositional phrase. Daniel Case (talk) 02:45, 8 September 2012 (UTC)

GOCE mid-drive newsletter[edit]

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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Uncertain birth dates[edit]

I've reverted you at John J. Mullen (mayor). WP:MOSNUM doesn't require us to remove precision, and in this case we know from the available fact that the subject wasn't born in 1874. I'll update the examples at MOSNUM; if you disagree with my reasoning, I suggest that's the place to discuss the matter. Andy Mabbett (Pigsonthewing); Talk to Andy; Andy's edits 15:31, 23 September 2012 (UTC)

A page you started has been reviewed![edit]

Thanks for creating The Crooked Circle (1957 film), Truthanado!

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GOCE September 2012 drive wrap-up[edit]

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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Your GA nomination of Jackie Evancho[edit]

The article Jackie Evancho you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold Symbol wait.svg. The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needed to be addressed. If these are fixed within 30 days, the article will pass, otherwise it will fail. See Talk:Jackie Evancho for things which need to be addressed. Tomcat (7) 18:17, 17 October 2012 (UTC)

GOCE fall newsletter[edit]

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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Your reinsertion in Trial of the Knights Templar[edit]

We seem to have crossed each other with the revision you re-inserted. Since it was having the 54 templars burned in the wrong time period, I moved it down to the next paragraph where it makes it chonologically accurate.

The text was never meant to be removed, it was put into the proper paragraph. Now it is in both paragraphs so I am reverting it in the paragraph above. Thanks Mugginsx (talk) 15:33, 20 October 2012 (UTC)

Your welcome. No problem, it happens. Thanks Mugginsx (talk) 21:33, 20 October 2012 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of Jackie Evancho[edit]

The article Jackie Evancho you nominated as a good article has passed Symbol support vote.svg; see Talk:Jackie Evancho for comments about the article. Well done! Tomcat (7) 20:47, 3 November 2012 (UTC)

GOCE November 2012 copy edit drive update[edit]

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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GOCE November drive wrap-up[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors November 2012 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
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Participation: Thanks to all who participated! Out of 38 people who signed up this drive, 33 copy-edited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here. All the barnstars have now been distributed.

Progress report: We achieved our primary goal of clearing November and December 2011 from the backlog. For the first time since the drives began, the backlog consists only of articles tagged in the current year. The total backlog at the end of the month was 2690 articles, down from 8323 when we started out over two years ago. We completed all 56 requests outstanding before November 2012 as well as eight of those made in November.

Copy Edit of the Month: Voting is now over for the October 2012 competition, and prizes have been issued. The November 2012 contest is closed for submissions and open for voting. The December 2012 contest is now open for submissions. Everyone is welcome to submit entries and to vote.

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Coodinator election: The six-month term for our fourth tranche of Guild coordinators will expire at the end of December. Nominations are open for the fifth tranche of coordinators, who will serve from 1 January to 30 June 2013. For complete information, please have a look at the election page.

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GOCE mid-December newsletter[edit]

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

  • The December 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is currently in the submissions stage. Submit your best December copy edit there before the end of the month. Submissions end, and discussion and voting begin, on January 1 at 00:00 (UTC).
  • Voting is in progress for the November 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest. Everyone is welcome to vote, whether they have entered the contest or not.
  • From Sunday 16 December to Saturday 22 December, we are holding a Project Blitz, in which we will copy edit articles tagged with {{copyedit}} from January 2012. The blitz works much like our bimonthly drives, but a bit simpler. Everyone is welcome to take part, and barnstars will be awarded.
  • January 2013 Backlog elimination drive is a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on January 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on January 31 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goals are to copy edit all articles tagged in January, February, and March 2012 and complete all requests placed before the end of 2012. 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 January, February, and March 2012", and "Longest article". We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.
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Coodinator election: Nominations are open for candidates to serve as GOCE coordinators from 1 January to 30 June 2013. Nominations close on December 15 at 23:59 UTC, after which voting will run until the end of December. For complete information, please have a look at the election page.

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Duplicity[edit]

Hello. I was the person advocating the addition of the word "had" in the lead paragraph at Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, which you removed in this edit. In your edit summary you said that you were removing duplicity. I was a little surprised to see my suggestion labelled in this way: could you please explain why you felt this? To clarify: I am not being hostile here but I was genuinely surprised. Thanks and best wishes 138.37.199.206 (talk) 13:50, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

Thank you very much for the reply. For the current meaning of "duplicity", most dictionaries seem to give deceitfulness as the first definition, with duplication mentioned as a lesser or archaic definition. You appeared to be accusing me or others of intent to deceive; I am glad that you were not. As for the simple past, I cannot agree that it suffices, for the reasons already stated, and I am disappointed that you seemed to ignore the Talk page discussion of this. I am back off my largely unsuccessful break and will be replacing the "had"; please feel free to take it up on the Talk page if you disagree and it can all be aired again. With best wishes 138.37.199.206 (talk) 08:50, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

GOCE 2012 Annual Report[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors 2012 Annual Report
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The GOCE has wrapped up another successful year of operations!

Our 2012 Annual Report is now ready for review.

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GOCE mid-drive newsletter, January 2013[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors January 2013 backlog elimination drive mid-drive newsletter
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We are halfway through our January backlog elimination drive.

The mid-drive newsletter is now ready for review.

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Cindi Avnet[edit]

Hello and thanks for tagging this for notability back in 2008. It's still tagged 5 years later. You may want to take it to the Notability Notceboard or AfD to get it resolved. Best wishes, Boleyn (talk) 08:55, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

Rodrigo Bueno[edit]

Hey! I noticed you've been doin corrections on this article some days ago. I've previously posted the article on the Guild of Copy-editors page. I wonder if you're done since I want to nominate it for GA. Thanx.--Rod840 (talk) 18:49, 6 February 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for your help and taking the time to work on the article, really appreciated.--Rod840 (talk) 17:34, 9 February 2013 (UTC)

Deletion of serial commas[edit]

Please stop deleting serial commas, without good reason. Thanks.--Epeefleche (talk) 16:59, 10 February 2013 (UTC)

No need to jump around our talkpages. You can keep discussion here, where it started. Thanks. Nothing in the MOS supports you deleting the serial commas in an article, that consistently uses them. Nothing at all. I'm perplexed that you think the MOS supported your deletions of what was completely appropriate in the article as it was. The article was entirely consistent. Before your deletions. Plus, it is with regard to an American subject -- where use of such commas is the convention. --Epeefleche (talk) 23:47, 10 February 2013 (UTC)
I replied on you talk page because it is more convenient for you, and the way most Wikipedians have communicated with me in the past. Wikipedia automatically notifies you of a change to your talk page; you have to watch my talk page if I post it here. Having said that, I have no problem discussing here. As an American who has edited technical documentation as part of my job for more than 30 years, I can only tell you that a comma before the conjunction in a list of objects is not the convention in the U.S., it is the exception. In fact, documentation specialist are trained to avoid it, except where it is needed. The reason is historical and goes back to American colonial days and printing. Removing an unnecessary comma saved ink, as did simplifying the spelling of words (ex: programme to program, colour to color, etc.). FYI, when I edit serial commas, I do my best to assure that they are consistent within the article. I'm human and sometimes makes mistakes. If that's what you found, my apologies. Truthanado (talk) 00:01, 11 February 2013 (UTC)
People usually follow comments on pages where they've left one that call for a comment. Have it automatically added to their watchlists. In my experience. Jumping around pages makes it harder to follow. As to what is common in the US, I have to disagree. We tend to follow the approach of the Chicago Manual of Style, and Strunk and White's Elements of Style, and the United States Government Printing Office, all of which mandate use of the serial comma. My experience is as long as yours, and at a high level, and unless one is a journalist following AP and saving ink -- not our concern today -- convention is to use it. It's also not appropriate to -- where the page is completely in line with the MOS, to change it because you have no other reason than you like it. Defer to the initial editor there. That's what we do with dates, for instance, after years of discussion. It was consistent, it was completely within MOS, and it was in accord with the Chicago Manual of Style, and Strunk and White's Elements of Style, and the United States Government Printing Office as well as others. We're not an AP shop. Thanks, though. I know you had the best of intentions.--Epeefleche (talk) 01:29, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

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David Owen Dodd[edit]

I see by the edit history that you're responsible for an inconsistency. Mary Dodge's age is given as 15 in the intro and 16 later on. Also, I found a rather long article in the Arkansas Historical Quarterly you might find useful (added to Ext. links). Clarityfiend (talk) 14:20, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

Cooke and Wheatstone telegraph[edit]

I've begun the GA review for your nomination of Cooke and Wheatstone telegraph. This is clearly ripe for promotion, but I need your input on one small issue. Drop by the talk page and let me know your thoughts--thanks! -- Khazar2 (talk) 20:31, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

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About Devetashka cave[edit]

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