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Confirmed[edit]

No problem. Happy editing. BencherliteTalk 17:22, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

Actually, I might as well give you a standard template so you've got the links for reference.

Welcome!

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BencherliteTalk 17:23, 17 February 2011 (UTC)
Thank you! Zakhalesh (talk) 17:23, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

good catch![edit]

Good catch on the Lawndale Art Center page. It looks like it has been a copyright violation from the start, tho I am unsure if we've ever had someone donate the content officially from their website. I didn't delete it outright, but blanked it and put up a copyright investigation notice so people can look at it in more detail. Syrthiss (talk) 18:39, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

No problem. Glad to be of assistance! Zakhalesh (talk) 18:39, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

Wait - don't delete![edit]

I'm just writing the article now! April8 (talk) 20:17, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

Please take off the speedy deletion message from any forums etc.! April8 (talk) 20:18, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

You're talking about Atzmus, right? I'd recommend that you either create an article with some information in it without creating an empty draft in the article space, or draft it in your user space so you can work on it and preview it before moving it in the public. I'm not going to delete it, there are just so many new articles with nothing on them, it's hard to tell which ones are real and which ones are just tests. I'll put an under construction-tag in the article. It won't get deleted if people see you're still working hard on it. Best of luck! Zakhalesh (talk) 20:22, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

Thanks! I just spent 1 1/2 hours writing the article in this internet cafe, only to find I had lost it, as I tried to save it! (Don't press "keep me logged in" in internet cafe, so got logged out by accident, need to be logged in to create article, tried backtracking, and now beginning again! (I've done masses of wikipedia edits, but never really a new page before) April8 (talk) 20:29, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

No problem! I hope it turns out good! Zakhalesh (talk) 20:30, 17 February 2011 (UTC)

Could you help me please ?[edit]

Hello, Could you help me with the page I have created ? Telling me what is not so good and stuff? All the informations are correct (I work for Grameen Foundation australia), but I don't know if all of them are put in a way that satisfy Wikipedia ... I don't want it to be deleted! Please could you help me with your experience?

Maiinajou

Hello. Unfortunately, I don't know much about the subject of the article (Grameen Foundation Australia) but fortunately, the article seems to be pretty good and I wouldn't delete it myself. Sourcing properly is the key here - try to find websites, newspapers, books about the subject. However, remember to remain neutral, especially because you're affiliated with the subject of the article. Best of luck and happy editing! Zakhalesh (talk) 18:10, 18 February 2011 (UTC)


Thank you very much for all those wise advices !
Best regards
Maiinajou — Preceding unsigned comment added by Maiinajou (talkcontribs) 13:29, 19 February 2011 (UTC)

Palestinian Christians[edit]

as you just witnessed, several IP numbers have been very active in wiki editing, often with severe POV and lack of civility. i started this page request, but so far, nothing has happened. some of the IPs have been banned, but only for a very short time (but they switch to another one anyway). any ideas of what to do? Soosim (talk) 17:07, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

Yep. We stick to the policies and guidelines, revert any edits that don't, and wait for the mediation to proceed. That's about the best we can do, I think. Zakhalesh (talk) 17:12, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

Came up with the right dough? Bigger dick? I don't know, must have been the best flow.[edit]

Ghostface Killah is more important than your wikipædophilia, you child-shtupper. 85.107.209.89 (talk) 19:13, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

Oh dear. Zakhalesh (talk) 19:16, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

My apologies[edit]

Looks like I somehow managed to revert an edit[1] you made to WT:AIV. I didn't notice I had done that until today, and I literally have no idea how I managed to do it in the first place. It must have been a fat finger error, as there obviously was no reason to revert your comment. My apologies.--Kubigula (talk) 05:27, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

No worries mate. I thought you were doing it to keep the IP from going berserk at me. See you round! Zakhalesh (talk) 15:37, 24 February 2011 (UTC)

Simutrans references[edit]

Hi, what kind of references do you want? We got one printed review... Here's an article with links: http://blog.simutrans.com/?p=323 VladimirSlavik (talk) 15:00, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

Looks quite good, feel free to add it in the article! Zakhalesh (talk) 09:09, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

Heckler & Koch HK21[edit]

This weapon is not, nor has never been used by Finnish Defence Forces. One website falsely claims otherwise and some users want to claim that this false claim is the truth. Obviously anyone can claim whatever from whatever, but isnt it claimers burden to proof without any doubt, that their claim is the truth? --91.153.26.148 (talk) 09:38, 5 March 2011 (UTC)

I've heard a lot of stuff about the truth. I, personally, have no expertise on which weapons the Finnish army does or doesn't use, so the best I can do is to stick to our guidelines. The information you removed was sourced, and your claims won't change it. On the other hand, since you probably know better than I do, I'm not going to argue about this. I'll mark the source as questionable so readers will know that the information may be false. Zakhalesh (talk) 18:14, 8 March 2011 (UTC)

Israel Apartheid Week[edit]

having a running disagreement with an editor about whether the specific dates for all years need to be listed or if it is sufficient to say that the event is held annually. can you look [at this] and let me know what you think? thanks. Soosim (talk) 18:28, 8 March 2011 (UTC)

Done, although I'm not too good at these things. I hope you reach a consensus. Zakhalesh (talk) 18:59, 8 March 2011 (UTC)

Marilu Henner[edit]

Hi! I work for Marilu Henner and she asked me to edit her to update her Wikipedia page. All information about her has been approved by her and sources are her as well as imdb etc. I am new to Wikipedia - how do I ensure that this information is protected and unchanged?

Also, the picture was changed too and Angela George (who we do not know) keeps changing it back to a very unflattering photo, one that Marilu does not approve.

Your help in this matter is greatly appreciated.

Thanks so much!

Erin — Preceding unsigned comment added by Eringobrown (talkcontribs) 19:45, 8 March 2011 (UTC)

You have several problems. First, you have a conflict of interest - your edits on Marilu Henner are very likely to be challenged as they aren't likely to be neutral, and if you pursue someone's private interests on an article, you'll most likely end up blocked. Protecting information and censoring images isn't an option, as no one, not even Marilu Henner herself, owns their Wikipedia article (see WP:OWN). Articles should only be built on reliable sources and consensus. Zakhalesh (talk) 19:59, 8 March 2011 (UTC)

what can I say to convince you to change with the best intentions of the people, humanity, and the poor in mind; please read what I have to say and they support democracy, freedom, liberty, and most of all the democratic party[edit]

 —Preceding unsigned comment added by 141.217.173.136 (talk) 17:10, 10 March 2011 (UTC) 

I removed your long soapboxing rant. It was too long and too out of topic to be of any interest to me. Zakhalesh (talk) 17:13, 10 March 2011 (UTC)

CITY MONTESSORI PUBLIC SCHOOL[edit]

I noticed you tagged the page as CSD:A7, schools are ineligible for that criteria. Thanks, ConconJondor (talk) 19:25, 10 March 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for correcting me! I was pretty sure that the WP:CSD page mentions schools under A7, and turns out I was right in that... except schools. Dang. Zakhalesh (talk) 19:30, 10 March 2011 (UTC)
Don't worry about it, I also did a bit of research (googled it) and found that there's an article for the school already, CSD:A10, so in the end we'll get the same result. ConconJondor (talk) 19:34, 10 March 2011 (UTC)
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Haminuhhumperdinkleboobityboo[edit]

Hi Zakhalesh. I had been watching that page since I tagged it as a hoax, and I have to say I applaud your effort to engage with the creator of that page in a helpful matter. Hopefully your helpful comments will guide him in the right direction. The only suggestion I can make is that in similar cases, you may consider engaging him on his own talk page, since if you engage on the article's talk page, your helpful words will get deleted along with the article in question. (Just in case he didn't get a chance to note your username before the page was wiped and he has additional questions or thanks to offer.) Cheers, 28bytes (talk) 20:53, 10 March 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for your friendly advice! I'll try to keep this in mind! Yours, Zakhalesh (talk) 16:52, 11 March 2011 (UTC)

re. Feliksas Baltušis-Žemaitis[edit]

Hi, Zakhalesh. I removed the category because collaborationism signifies working with the enemy against your own country.

Feliksas Baltušis-Žemaitis was an ethnic Lithuanian, but was never a Lithuanian citizen. He was a citizen of the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union. As a military officer, he served the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union, so he could not have been collaborator.

Zloyvolsheb (talk) 19:10, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

P.S. What do you think of moving the article to Felix Baltushis-Zhemaytis, a transliteration from the Russian that is likelier to occur in English-language sources than the Lithuanian Feliksas Baltušis-Žemaitis? His entire life was, after all, associated with service to Russia and the USSR, rather than the interwar Lithuanian republic, so I suppose that it makes sense to favor the phonetic Russian-style variant. Zloyvolsheb (talk) 19:14, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

I don't know enough about the subject to be of use, I'm afraid. I suppose you know better than I do. Zakhalesh (talk) 19:24, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

Referring to vandalism[edit]

Editing of others' talk pages without due cause is considered vandalism. Further more I did not remove or at least not intentionally remove anyone elses talk page comments. I reverted the talk page from it's last edit to bring back discussions that the previous user had removed.Serialjoepsycho (talk) 19:50, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

This edit of yours is on an article talk page and I see no vandalism in the comment you removed. Zakhalesh (talk) 19:54, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

When I revised the talk page the topics, NPOV and what is this was missing from the bottom of the page. My only reason to revise it was to bring back the discussion. I never intended to remove any users contributions to that discussion only to insure that discussion was on the talk page. Be it user error on my part, browser error, formatting error on the other users part, or what ever else my attempts were merely to bring the discussion back to the talk page. The message with my revision should very well make that clear. Thank you for your assistance.Serialjoepsycho (talk) 20:08, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

Alright, happens to everyone I guess. See you round! Zakhalesh (talk) 20:09, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

A7[edit]

Hi, on Samet Atasoy you have raised a CSD A7 but the text calls them a legendary figure rather than a 'real person' that the criteria of CSD A7 require. You might want to re-visit the article and choose another category. Thanks (talk) 18:26, 18 March 2011 (UTC)

Well, it seemed pretty much like a vanity article, and it's deleted already so the deleting admin must've agreed as well. Zakhalesh (talk) 18:28, 18 March 2011 (UTC)
I agree, though I would probably have thought it a hoax. Cheers (talk) 18:29, 18 March 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, hoax would've been suitable as well. We don't have a CSD criterion for madeup stuff, do we? Zakhalesh (talk) 18:32, 18 March 2011 (UTC)
There is always a fine line to tread, I tend to apply hoax or personal attack where a description of a fictional character tends to these categories. Unfortunately if someone makes up a load of rubbish about a fictional character (or thing) the onus tends to fall on the person raising for deletion to find a way of demonstrating un-verifiability. There are some good examples of cryptids than on first glance look like something someone made up one day (which in essence they are) but have turned out to be discussed in reliable sources. (talk) 18:38, 18 March 2011 (UTC)
Well, this was quite obviously a vanity article. In any case, your help is appreciated. See you round! Zakhalesh (talk) 18:42, 18 March 2011 (UTC)

Blackstone Apartments[edit]

I've declined your speedy for spam as the article seems to be quite a historical account of the building, and possibly well-referenced. (As they are hard copy, I can't check them.) If you feel there's a lack of notability, feel free to prod or AfD it - or to argue with me if you think I'm wrong. Peridon (talk) 18:51, 18 March 2011 (UTC)

Yeah, I think I overreacted a bit. I do think the article may be a bit slanted, and I'm not at all sure how notable can that apartment block be, but I'm not going to annoy the creator of the article with further persecution. Thanks for contacting me! Zakhalesh (talk) 18:57, 18 March 2011 (UTC)
You're welcome. It stops talk pages becoming endangered... Keep up the good work but be careful. Peridon (talk) 19:00, 18 March 2011 (UTC)

Katrina Patchett[edit]

Hi Zakhalesh. Thanks for patrolling new pages. I have placed a WP:BLPPROD tag on Katrina Patchett, which is all that is required for a totally unreferenced article of this kind, and if you use WP:Twinkle, the creator will be notified automatically. We are currently on a drive to improve the quality of New Page Patrolling - you can help: Please review the criteria at WP:CSD, and check out WP:NPP for up to date instructions on page patrolling, and don't hesitate to ask me for help anytime if you are still not sure about anything. --Kudpung (talk) 15:59, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

Hi. I would've placed BLPPROD tag myself, but since the creator of the article stated that they'd be adding refs soon, I didn't bother. I'll review the article soon to see if there's been any improvement. Zakhalesh (talk) 16:06, 20 March 2011 (UTC)
Hi Zakhalesh. Totally unreferenced BLP can be tagged immediately with WP:BLPPROD, and preferably while there is a chance the creator is online. Most BLP are created by WP:SPA and they never come back when they have finished. Do visit those pages I provided the links for - we have included a lot of new information. Keep up the good work! --Kudpung (talk) 16:16, 20 March 2011 (UTC)
I know I could've tagged the page for being unreferenced, and I've been quite trigger happy with it at times. However, as I said, I don't think it would've helped anything as the user said they were already adding refs. Unless the user bails out now, all that the template would've done was being an ugly block on top of the page while the user works. Well, I won't blame anyone for adding BLPPROD as it's certainly justified, but I personally preferred to not use it for now. Zakhalesh (talk) 16:22, 20 March 2011 (UTC)
WP:BLPPROD is quite different from a standard PROD. Unsourced articles get 10 days before they get procedurally deleted, while they only need the addition of just one proper, verifiable WP:RS to have the tag removed. The creator of a serious article will find that source in seconds flat - BLPPROD works wonders! --Kudpung (talk) 16:33, 20 March 2011 (UTC)
Yes, I know what BLPPROD is, and I've used it before. But as I said, I don't think it would've helped anything as the user said they were already adding sources. Zakhalesh (talk) 16:34, 20 March 2011 (UTC)
Creators say a lot of things when they are determined to get a spammy article into the Wikipedia. BTW, you might just like to check out who you tagged for Puppy place, and the article history ;) --Kudpung (talk) 16:52, 20 March 2011 (UTC)
I noticed right after I nominated it, I restored the pre-vandalized version. Zakhalesh (talk) 18:23, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

TB[edit]

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PROD Marriage in the world[edit]

Dear Zakhalesh,

I reverted the edit by user Alligator99 on the Marriage in the world article because the user hasn't provided a reason the remove the PROD template, as explained on their talk page. As you may have noticed, I did remove the vandalism notice on their talk page, which was placed automagically by Igloo.

Xionbox 18:49, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

Users may contest PROD without providing any reason, even article creators. See WP:PROD. Zakhalesh (talk) 18:53, 20 March 2011 (UTC)
Okay. Thank you for clearing this up for me. I'll be more cautious from now on. Xionbox 19:06, 20 March 2011 (UTC)
Happens to everyone :). Perhaps it would be better if some reason was needed, but on the other hand, AfD isn't much harder. The article'll be gone in a week, unless someone reworks it into something actually representing marriages around the world, not just a single POV. Zakhalesh (talk) 19:11, 20 March 2011 (UTC)

Republic of Ireland[edit]

I don't think the ethnic groups is relevant. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.138.230.182 (talk) 20:03, 21 March 2011 (UTC)

Mention it in the edit summary, or even better, start a thread on the article's talk page. I've got no objections for removing the section if you've got a proper reason to do so - someone else might, though. Zakhalesh (talk) 20:09, 21 March 2011 (UTC)

"NPA"[edit]

Hi, Zakhalesh. You caught me during my weekly look-in at this madhouse... There's a long, long story behind that edit-summary, involving that editor bullying, edit-warring and pushing his own bias & POV onto Wikipedia, all quite successfully, and all with the approval of the "community". (e.g., Though never contributing actual content, he is a rabid "Inclusionist" when it comes to any insignificant U.S. country-western song, but the harshest of "deletionists" when it comes to award-winning, nationally-released Japanese Pink cinema.) That edit-summary is just a little bit from one of many contributors who have been pushed over the edge of "civility", and driven off Wikipedia due to the biased actions of that editor (among other who behave similarly). His "civil" actions have cost Wikipedia the loss of a contributor of over 600 well-sourced articles on Korean, Japanese, & U.S. cinema (mainstream & not), etc. over 5 years/3 IDs. While my "incivil" comments do nothing but, hopefully, offend a bully. I'll leave now before I'm blocked... which I've come to enjoy ;) ... Dekkappai (talk) 19:51, 24 March 2011 (UTC)

Fine, I don't want to get dragged into this. I hope you get this settled peacefully. Zakhalesh (talk) 20:08, 24 March 2011 (UTC)


Possiable Confusion on Rothschild articles[edit]

I am deleting racist miteral on these articles, adn you are interfereing with my progress, please stop. --96.38.173.3 (talk) 15:02, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

The "racist" material you're deleting doesn't appear racist to me, and unlike you've claimed, is sourced. You've gotten your final warning, so don't remove any material again. Zakhalesh (talk) 15:04, 27 March 2011 (UTC)


I have every right to delete racist miteral. You have no athourity over me, you are not an admin. Please stop interfering with my progress.--96.38.173.3 (talk) 15:08, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

You have no right to remove sourced material and I never claimed to be an admin. Since your disruption continues, I have reported you for vandalism. Zakhalesh (talk) 15:18, 27 March 2011 (UTC)


Your accusations are groundless, andracist, and your report will fail. i have noting ffurther to say to you.--96.38.173.3 (talk) 15:20, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

Well, don't say anything to me, but please be kind and stop removing sourced information before getting blocked. Zakhalesh (talk) 15:22, 27 March 2011 (UTC)


i will remove sourced miteral when those sources are not reliable. It is done all the time on wikipedia. that is my final statement on this matter.--96.38.173.3 (talk) 15:26, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

Discussion before deleting tons of sourced material would be appropriate. Also, your claim of "unreliable sources" is rather bad - you've removed a boatload of them, including for example The Times. Zakhalesh (talk) 15:30, 27 March 2011 (UTC)


I made posts on the discussin area, but you arrogently deleted them. You are in the wrong here and i dont see productivity in talking to you.--96.38.173.3 (talk) 15:40, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

I did not delete any of your discussion area posts. You, on the other hand, refactored other editors' comments, which is in itself grounds for a block. Zakhalesh (talk) 15:42, 27 March 2011 (UTC)


I did post in the discussion area for the rothschild article. yo do not have a free hadn to makek up facts. I will say nothing further on this. htis nonsens should not be dignified with reponses.you are ot of line--96.38.173.3 (talk) 15:48, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

I did not remove any talk page comments of yours, unless we count the misplaced comment on the AIV page which was where it did not belong. You're the one who's making up facts about the articles being racist and sources being unreliable. I also find it rather funny that this is the third time you said you have nothing more to say. Zakhalesh (talk) 15:53, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

Myself[edit]

I am Anthony Bradbury, yes, and am the only one that I know. What you mean by the Anthony Bradbury is not quite clear to me. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 15:57, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

Sorry, I believe that you are thinking of Malcolm? --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 15:59, 27 March 2011 (UTC)
No, I'm fairly sure I've enjoyed some book of Anthony Bradbury, but then again, my brain could've just confused you with a ceratin other Bradbury. Zakhalesh (talk) 16:04, 27 March 2011 (UTC)
OK; but sadly, not me. --Anthony Bradbury"talk" 20:07, 27 March 2011 (UTC)

Removing posts on one's own talk page is not vandalism[edit]

I don't believe that your edit here is correct. 96.38.173.3's removal of material from User talk:96.38.173.3 is not vandalism. Removal of a comment is taken as proof that the user has read it. See Personal talk page cleanup at Wikipedia:Talk page guidelines. Exerting dominance over an editor on their own talk page may have inflamed the situation. -- Uzma Gamal (talk) 14:45, 28 March 2011 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) You are not correct, Uzma Gamal. In general, the talkpage of an IP is not usually considered the IP's own because of the shared nature of them. In addition, it looked to me like the edit you cited is problematic in that the IP changed the message written by another user (I Dream of Horses) to significantly change the message. Syrthiss (talk) 14:50, 28 March 2011 (UTC)
It wasn't vandalism for 96.38.173.3 to remove the prior post. It may have been better had you just remove "Thank you for your productive edits on he rothsschild aritcle. You are an asset to the wikipedia communtiy.I dream of horses." from the talk page. Your use of (talk page stalker) is offensive to me and violates Wikipedia:Assume good faith. Instead of attacking anyone and everyone, you might want to take a Wikibreak from your current efforts. -- Uzma Gamal (talk) 14:56, 28 March 2011 (UTC)
lol I was referring to myself as a talk page stalker. Your offense at me is offensive and I think you might want to take a wikibreak yourself! or not! nyahh! Syrthiss (talk) 15:00, 28 March 2011 (UTC)
Refactoring other people's comments most clearly is vandalism and I'm very much aware that only certain things should be restored if deleted by page "owner" (DB templates, Shared IP notices, sock investigations etc). I assume you didn't notice the refactoring of comment - if it hadn't been for that, I would've most gladly let the IP remove anything, no matter how much I was annoyed at their outburst against me and refusal to "get it". Zakhalesh (talk) 15:05, 28 March 2011 (UTC)
Oh, and yes - the talk page stalker template refers to the user of the template (as in "I'm not the person you sought but I'd like to comment a bit"). It is you who should assume good faith. Zakhalesh (talk) 16:01, 28 March 2011 (UTC)

Deleting Revision history[edit]

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Valley_School_(Technology_College)&action=history


Please could you delete all the "revision" history by "wiryjames" on this page, as it is offensive towards staff, and people at this school, Many thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by ZookeyGuy (talkcontribs) 15:03, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

I'm not sure why you ask me, because I can't. Only administrators can delete revisions. You should ask for that on WP:AN (I think) or contact an administrator in person just like you've done, except try to land for an admin this time ;) happy editing! Zakhalesh (talk) 16:29, 31 March 2011 (UTC)
And for the record, ZookeyGuy was indef blocked for being a vandalism-only account. Not so happy editing after all? Zakhalesh (talk) 16:34, 31 March 2011 (UTC)
He was probably happy until the time I blocked him. ;) Syrthiss (talk) 16:39, 31 March 2011 (UTC)
Well, their spirits might've been a bit down after learning that I'm not the Anointed Janitor they assumed I was :). Zakhalesh (talk) 16:44, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

Ronn Torossian[edit]

User was warned but continually blocks all users who warn him. Need admin assistance. Vandalism of BLP would include blog sources and libelous material correct ? In the article the sources dont even support what he claims it does in the actual article. greenbay1313 (talk) 18:42, 31 March 2011 (UTC) My understanding of BLP for libel purposes is libelous material can be removed immediately but article is locked. greenbay1313 (talk) 18:43, 31 March 2011 (UTC) User is biased and states as such.

Read WP:VANDAL, it explains what is vandalism and what is not. Also, I see none of those warnings or blocks - could you provide me with diffs of these? Zakhalesh (talk) 18:45, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

Have posted to various discussion boards and user continually discussed things I dont understand wikipedia terms. Am simply asking to review the page because of libel concerns regarding WIkipedia. The articles references dont state what the text does. --greenbay1313 (talk) 18:49, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

Because I don't know much about the subject, I'd appreciate the diffs that prove bad conduct on Ravpaka's part. Otherwise I'll just sit here fiddling my thumbs.Zakhalesh (talk) 18:52, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

He admiteed so on BLP page and if you read the Torossian page you will see multiple blog sources and inaccurate statements. Click on the sources and compare to what he states. greenbay1313 (talk) 18:55, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

I don't see any signs of admitting being a vandal (why would they do that anyway) or any other blatantly bad editing - on the other hand, there've been a lot of SPAs roaming around the article pushing their POV. If you don't provide those diffs about their bad editing, I'm not going to care at all. Not that it matters, because all I can do is reason with them. Zakhalesh (talk) 19:02, 31 March 2011 (UTC)
Greenbay has been forum and admin shopping this issue, and as a result there are a good number of complaints about this same issue in many places. Because the issue is mainly a BLP issue, I've been directing any discussion to Wikipedia:BLPN#Ronn Torossian 2. GorillaWarfare talkcontribs 20:32, 31 March 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, I noticed that too. Funnily enough, they're the second person in a row that mistook me for an admin. Something you guys haven't told me? Zakhalesh (talk) 04:19, 1 April 2011 (UTC)
It happens. Just an indication that you're a good editor, I suppose! GorillaWarfare talkcontribs 15:22, 1 April 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, many new editors also seem to be unsure on what Special Powers admins have. Even handing out warning templates & tagging pages for speedy may seem adminish to some... Zakhalesh (talk) 15:43, 1 April 2011 (UTC)

Help[edit]

Hi. Can you help me? I am being accused of vandalism without warrant. I have used reliable sources with my edits, and these complaints are ridiculous. I have also recently edited a paragraph on the Generation Y page to include various start dates. Please see my last few edits. CreativeSoul7981 (talk) 18:44, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

I'm sorry, I'm rather busy right now, but I'll see if I have time. Zakhalesh (talk) 18:45, 31 March 2011 (UTC)
It's no problem. I appreciate any help. I added my own response with proof and invite administrators to look at my edits. This anonymous user has been warned by another editor for deleting my comments on another user's talk page, and has been spamming several talk pages with the same complaints and soliciting other editors. Thanks again. Have a great day. CreativeSoul7981 (talk) 18:58, 31 March 2011 (UTC)
I added a response on the complaint board. CreativeSoul7981 (talk) 19:16, 31 March 2011 (UTC)
Good. Let's continue the discussion there. Zakhalesh (talk) 19:23, 31 March 2011 (UTC)

Articles copied from more than one source[edit]

Hi. Re that film article just now, where there is more than one source, you can actually put them both in the db tag, like this: {{db-copyvio|url=http://www.mysoju.com/japanese-movie/nada-sou-sou/ and http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0870944/plotsummary}}. Regards, JohnCD (talk) 18:54, 1 April 2011 (UTC)

Thank you, I'll bear this is mind. Zakhalesh (talk) 19:15, 1 April 2011 (UTC)

Hillard[edit]

I tried to ask for help, but I was ignored. Is the only thing here that anyone knows the delete key?

I asked where the information about the lawsuit should go, and was told Tolkien pages; the information was deleted from Trust and estate.  I was told to put it under the author.  I thanked the editor who told me to put it under the author's name, (but that thank you was overwritten by an edit. Gee, imagine that.It is a charming trait of Wikipedia gods to rewrite history)

So I put the author in as a stub as plainly as I could. So please, someone give me a place where I can get some feedback? Clearly no one is so dazzled about my interest in wikipedia as to mentor me, or but at least someone could explain what is so horrible about this author having a page talking about the legal issues raised by this book?

It is bizarre that Tolkien himself is sacred and is not allowed to be written as a character or that they would sue over the use of his name in a book.  It may not be that significant a book, but why is Tolkien so sacred he cannot be used as a fictional character? 

Or is it just that everything I touch has a target on it now? Why? When did the core of wikipedia turn despotic?

Surely there are published manuscripts where another author has gone on to extend the fictional worlds created by another author?

How many times have plays been rewritten (like the wiz) from alternative points of view and points in time, but how is Tolkien held sacred and apart from this? What is so bizarre about writing the author as a character and putting him into his own mythos? For G-ds sake, it is FICTION. No one is saying this was a true event-

WHat is the deal with all of these guardians (not Tolkien guardians, but Wikipedia guardians) who won't let a word be spoken about Tolkien when there are fictional treatments of real characters in all historical fiction and much contemporary fiction? Or did they just contribute a lot of money to wikipedia?

Not every work is archival, I am aware of that, but there is significance. Why are you sweeping under the rug a fight over the right of writers to use a historical figures in a piece of fiction? If it is just me, then rewrite it to your own taste, but at least stop unwriting news/history. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Freelance-writer-editor (talkcontribs) 15:21, 3 April 2011 (UTC)


I've asked an article you created to be deleted because the subject didn't satisfy the notability guideline, that's all. I know nothing about the rest of the story, so I suggest you discuss it on Tolkien's talk page. If you have questions of a more general nature, I suggest you ask WP:HELPDESK. Zakhalesh (talk) 15:27, 3 April 2011 (UTC)

In response to your suggestion[edit]

Posted a proposed Torossian article here for compromise. Welcome edits. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Greenbay1313/Sandbox greenbay1313 (talk) 20:30, 3 April 2011 (UTC)

It lacks the references. See WP:REFB for help with those. Zakhalesh (talk) 04:04, 4 April 2011 (UTC)
All of the references can be added before the page goes live. Rest assured they are all valid and accurate. Thoughts on the rest ? greenbay1313 (talk) 12:06, 4 April 2011 (UTC)
The article won't go live without references, rest assured. That would contradict our policy on verifiability. Zakhalesh (talk) 12:54, 4 April 2011 (UTC)

Yes of course I understand - So can you review it for concepts and then what you think is ok I can add references ? greenbay1313 (talk) 12:56, 4 April 2011 (UTC)

I don't consider myself much of a reviewer apart from technical matters, but any issues can of course be fixed after publication. However, I advise you not to move your draft in the article until it has references and some consensus has been established on which facts from the old article should stay and which ones should go. Zakhalesh (talk) 13:02, 4 April 2011 (UTC)

OK so whats your feedback to it ? Thats why I did it ? easy to add referencesonce we agree on content ? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Greenbay1313 (talkcontribs) 16:06, 4 April 2011 (UTC)

Writing an article works best if you write using sources instead of writing without sources and then trying to find sources to back up the claims. I'm sorry, but I can't agree with unreferenced content. If you want an honest appraisal of your version, I suggest you ask on the noticeboard once you've added the references, but note that many people there are angry with your behaviour. I think everyone deserves a fair chance at proposing changes to the article, but since the article will be edited by other people as well it should be reviewed by people concerned by it's current state first. Zakhalesh (talk) 16:48, 4 April 2011 (UTC)

As promised - Greatly appreciate commentary and feedback http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Greenbay1313/Sandbox greenbay1313 (talk) 19:34, 4 April 2011 (UTC)

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Casey Wescott[edit]

Hi Zakhalesh--just a note to let you know that I have made the article into a redirect to Fleet Foxes; I've explained why, at some length, in my edit summary. Thanks, Drmies (talk) 20:05, 7 April 2011 (UTC)

Precisely the result I expected, although I guess I could've done the redirect myself as well. Zakhalesh (talk) 04:03, 8 April 2011 (UTC)

Re: May I ask for reasoning?[edit]

  • Hi there Zakhalesh. Hmm, well, I thought the incident is not all that significant in the "big picture", just a relatively junior military officer indiscreetly mouthing off. Although it was covered by the media, there must be many hundreds, if not thousands of other newsworthy stories and incidents related to Halonen (she's been president for over ten years and prior to that, an MP and a minister), and to me, this incident doesn't seem be among the more important ones. As for other controversy, differences between her and the recent conservative governments should perhaps be pointed out. --KFP (contact | edits) 23:17, 8 April 2011 (UTC)
  • Uh, did you read the other controversy item? It's about Tarja Halonen's (allegedly) aggressive personality, not about her political stance. I don't remember hearing anything about the first item but the senior lieutenant being a jerk has been publicized widely. However, I appreciate your feedback. Zakhalesh (talk) 08:58, 9 April 2011 (UTC)
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Hello, The addition I put in the world music page was not copyrighted. I know the organisation Cultural Co-operation and I have written this addition to what I personally know. Please accept this addition. Thank you --User:panicfff —Preceding undated comment added 16:25, 15 April 2011 (UTC).

I found it on the Internet, and even if not copyrighted, it should at least be rewritten. Also, if you're affiliated with the organization, you should read about conflicts of interest. Zakhalesh (talk) 17:45, 15 April 2011 (UTC)

Extermination Camps[edit]

I wish that before you did this you had taken the trouble to see that you were changing a title that had existed as a consensus for years to a version that was being requested by an editor who was making multiple tendentious edits along the same lines for which he had no consensus and have now all been reverted, all that is except the page move you undertook without consensus. It will now require the intervention of an administrator to clean up the mess you made. --Steven J. Anderson (talk) 18:14, 16 April 2011 (UTC)

Terribly sorry, if it's of any interest to you I did the move at another editor's request which was, as far as I know, based on that 1. the article is only about German extermination camps and 2. it would follow the naming scheme of Nazi concentration camp. Zakhalesh (talk) 18:17, 16 April 2011 (UTC)
Ok, first of all, apologies for the snark. Second, I was wrong; I was able to move it back without administrator help. I knew this was done at another user's request, but it might have been better to look into the history a little more closely. The current title of the article has been stable for years which is usually considered an indication of consensus. Also, the requesting editor had been going through a number of articles changing "Nazi" to "Nazi-German" in what appeared to be some kind of tendentious campaign. I don't know if it had happened yet when you made the move, but all those edits have been undone, which is a strong indication that there was no consensus for those changes. Once again, I apologize profoundly for my intemperate reaction. --Steven J. Anderson (talk) 18:31, 16 April 2011 (UTC)
That's ok :) I'm going to be more careful in the future. Thanks for your advice! Zakhalesh (talk) 18:33, 16 April 2011 (UTC)

Should i go to bed barefoot or with socks on?[edit]

Some of my friends were saying its strange to go to bed barefoot but i think its wierd with socks so which do you do??? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lesley1997 (talkcontribs) 15:17, 17 April 2011 (UTC)

I'm a compromise person, I sleep with one sock on. However, let's not get too chatty and concentrate on the encyclopedia, ok? Zakhalesh (talk) 19:34, 17 April 2011 (UTC)


hello[edit]

There is no consensus, because I dont consent. I have repeatedly made use of other evidence and strong logical points to explain my argument -thus i am doing nothing wrong. I strongly recommend that you please go read the latest sentences i added to the talk page - you people have no basis for an argument here, and your "arguments" are not substantiated. I will now, as soon as I have free time, go take this matter to an admin, to push one thoery, as though it was a proven fact, and ignoring other theories (and I must add-more obvious ones) is an outrage, i will not lett this pass on as though it is nothing. You people just ignore my points and refuse to even think about them - whose fault is that?

Regards Smart Nomad (talk) 16:39, 18 April 2011 (UTC)

Consensus doesn't mean that everyone must consent. It's a consensus of arguments - your claims of "common sense" are opposed by credible researchers. Do not take this to an admin. Admins are for cleaning up bad articles and blocking disruptors, not for deciding content issues. You'll just end up embarrassing yourself. As I said, continue pushing your original research in the article and you're likely to be blocked for edit warring. Zakhalesh (talk) 16:42, 18 April 2011 (UTC)
In addition, since Wikipedia's verifiability policy is based on community consensus, yes, there is a consensus forcing us and you to stick to sources. Zakhalesh (talk) 16:44, 18 April 2011 (UTC)

Everything that you say and rever is against the wiki rule of: ignore all rules. I will not end up embarrasing myself, trust me, since I have developed a strong argument, based on reason and logic, and have shown the weakness of the other theory. I have also made use of other evidence and have explained my points in a clear, understandable manner; so I dont think I will be embarresed. What - are you scared of an admin intervening on this matter (because my only requests are: leave the section saying that it is possible that they were another ethnicity due to their features and leave the sentence that says they were linguistically Turkic, so that other possibilities are left open and so that nothing is pushed as fact (because nothing is proven) (and they are linguistically Turkic also, which isnt wrong) - those two things are a fair request and not too much to ask, neither has it changed the article in a drastic way. I have added more to the Cuman talk page.

Can't say I didn't warn you. I've reported your edit warring. Zakhalesh (talk) 17:18, 18 April 2011 (UTC)

Politics of Virtual thing[edit]

They did a c&p into userspace, so I moved that that to a new title (added a 2 on the end - how original...), and then moved the article itself to their title to preserve the history. When they're ready, I'll delete their c&p one. I've explained this to the two IPs who helped the newbie (and will probably turn out to be socks of someone absolutely dire, knowing my luck). Peridon (talk) 20:59, 18 April 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for helping them. Zakhalesh (talk) 04:03, 19 April 2011 (UTC)

about: Meskhetian Turks[edit]

I wrote:

added detail --- wikipedia patrollers must be neutral in every aspect *AND* in every article related to any ethnicity and religion, they do not have the luxury of denoting events they want as they wish.

you responded:

The source only states forced deportation, which, while cruel and in this case very much lethal, doesn't equal genocide.

Now:

There are tens of examples in which forced deportations have been claimed to be genocides. Many of them have been alleged as such just because national assemblies of some countries or some NGO's claim they are genocides, not because they are proven or universally accepted as such. Those articles credit sources of obviously subjective and unverifiable nature, some of them even being just newspaper articles. So, in your regard, they cannot be denoted as genocides, whereas in Wikipedia, all of them are claimed to be so.

So:

I hereby call upon Wikipedia officials to be neutral and objective.

And I let this unfair treatment of yours remain as something to bother yourself. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 178.30.111.117 (talk) 18:21, 19 April 2011 (UTC)

I'm not an "official" and you're being treated as well as everyone else. Now, about neutrality and objectivity, the best way to ensure that is by not mixing our own opinions in but sticking to the sources, which I have done. The source mentions nothing of genocide, so it's the wording we should use. Zakhalesh (talk) 18:29, 19 April 2011 (UTC)

Mila Jovovich - Anti-communist?[edit]

The woman had implied that her family was represed by the cummunist regime and that that's why they left SSSR in 1980 and the source that supports it is her speech at Gorbachov's birthday celebration.BHillbillies (talk) 19:10, 20 April 2011 (UTC)

Why are you contacting me instead of the article's talk page? I've left an explanation there why sources are necessary - in a nutshell, WP:BLP and WP:OR. Please respond there. Zakhalesh (talk) 19:13, 20 April 2011 (UTC)

Policewives.org[edit]

I have tried to make a Wikipedia page for Policewives.org a couple of times. I am a moderator on that site and was asked to do so by the owner of the site. Every time I try to it gets deleted for plagerism. I'm not plagerizing, I'm representing the site.

Policewives (talk) 00:32, 24 April 2011 (UTC)Jessica Policewives.org Moderator

I was about to reply but I see you've been given the user name block already and you've been warned about WP:COI, WP:NPOV et cetera, so you should be fine now. Sorry for the late reply though. Zakhalesh (talk) 16:22, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

Michelle Renee Fuller[edit]

I don't see why you deleted the information i stated that it was my girlfriend and someone i knew and that it had no details in it that offended anyone. Joephiss (talk) 04:55, 25 April 2011 (UTC) Joseph Stafford http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Joephiss

I'm not an administrator and I can't delete articles or read articles that were deleted. However, Wikipedia has a strict policy on content about living people which I and everyone else should adhere to - if it's unsourced, it's usually gone. Negative content (both blatant and subtle) and violations of privacy (outing of religion, sexual preferences, political stance) are often the first unsourced things to go. However, the reason the page itself was deleted was the lack of notability. As I said, I can't read deleted pages so I can't go back and see what I actually deleted, but courtesy deletion I've made in the past has been because of privacy concerns or unsourced information that could have negative effects on the person's image. Zakhalesh (talk) 16:28, 25 April 2011 (UTC)
Actually, seeing that you were warned by several editors about attacking, I'm fairly sure that it's what you actually did. Wikipedia does not host attacks against people, or unverifiable negative content. Zakhalesh (talk) 16:30, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

Testing the template on myself[edit]

Hello Zakhalesh and welcome to Wikipedia. Your editing pattern indicates that you may be using multiple accounts or coordinating editing with people outside Wikipedia. Our policy on multiple accounts usually does not allow this. If you operate multiple accounts directly or with the help of another person, please remember to disclose these connections. Zakhalesh (talk) 19:20, 26 April 2011 (UTC)

Hipster (Modern Usage)[edit]

I'm new to Wiki and I tried to add a minor and acccurate historical record to the entry on Hipster (Modern Usage). The edit read as follows: "As early as 1994 and 1995, the Hare Krishna devotees used the term to refer to a class of cool, laid back friendly Indie-loving kids who came to Lollapalooza (and other) concerts and who were predictably receptive to the books the Hare Krishna's would sell as concert-goers arrived in their cars. It was not uncommon for devotees to say "Oh there's a group a hipsters, I got them!."

The source for the accuracy of this edit was me. I was a Hare Krishna at the time and I was using the term in this way during this time. The most vivid memory I have of using the term in this way was during a Lollapallooza concert at Deer Creek amphitheatre Trip108 (talk) 15:53, 27 April 2011 (UTC) Trip108

Hello. Since you're a quite new user, you probably were unaware of our policy on original research (WP:OR) and verifiability (WP:V). In short, you should find a reliable source to back up this claim. Zakhalesh (talk) 15:07, 28 April 2011 (UTC)

Moving[edit]

hello,

to answer your question you raised on my talk page: Good question, but I think it is impossible, see also Help:Move, where it says, that it creates a redirect automatically. However, it is possible to CSD-tag them (that's why R2 and R3) existing. Regards. --♫Greatorangepumpkin♫T 20:05, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

Yeah, it's good that you noticed it because I might've missed it. Thanks! See you round. Zakhalesh (talk) 20:08, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

AIV[edit]

Just to let you know, t'was a good report, and UAA wouldn't have been the right place anyway. :P Blocked. =) --slakrtalk / 10:49, 30 April 2011 (UTC)

Yeah, I thought so too, username seems to be a rather mild issue for someone who keep creating blatant vandalism. Thanks! Zakhalesh (talk) 10:51, 30 April 2011 (UTC)
You're right though; the report was acted upon before I could comment "You are right" :P Yes Michael?Talk 10:59, 30 April 2011 (UTC)
Thanks :) Zakhalesh (talk) 11:00, 30 April 2011 (UTC)
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Freddie and the Dreamers[edit]

My attention has been brought to some recent edits on the Discussion page by user Quinn2go, the user is impersonating me and trying to discredit the page for reasons i know not, I would be greatful if you could posssibly trace the IP numbers I no longer visit this page as the content is a disgrace and & insult to the memory of my Friend Freddie Garrity, If I post to the page I always log in. You can contact me via email if this mis representation of myself & website persits info@quinntastic.co.uk I have a good idea who is behind the baby house rubbish published on the discussion board Peronally I would shut the site down for editing Regards Mike —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mikequinn10 (talkcontribs) 09:32, 3 May 2011 (UTC)

Hello Mike. I'm sorry, but I'm not a Wikipedia official or administrator of any sorts and I can't trace their IP or be of any assistance beyond removing any offensive or unconstructive editing. Zakhalesh (talk) 16:40, 3 May 2011 (UTC)
Are there any wiki official you know of who I can contact and make a complaint? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.159.104.154 (talk) 17:29, 3 May 2011 (UTC)
Eh, hold on, I'll look around and see. Meanwhile, I'd suggest you to read WP:BLP (biographies on living persons) which may contain something useful in this case - or maybe not, but it's worth a shot. Zakhalesh (talk) 17:37, 3 May 2011 (UTC)
Oh, by the way, Quinn2go is probably going to get blocked for persistent misconduct. Zakhalesh (talk) 17:41, 3 May 2011 (UTC)
Yet another attempt of somone trying to impersonate me "Quinntastic" user is not me, I guess its another attempt from the previous poster. this s beyond the joke now, By the way the Kasuals link on the article page has no reference or relavence to Freddie and the Dreamers, I believe its the same person sock puppeting.and needs removing from the page, —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mikequinn10 (talkcontribs) 23:23, 8 May 2011 (UTC)
Hello. As far as I can see, Quinntastic is likely to be a block-evading sock so I'm asking an investigation about it. However, I can't ask for them to be blocked simply because their name cotnains "Quinn", I'm afraid. Zakhalesh (talk) 15:41, 9 May 2011 (UTC)
But as you can appriciate my web site is Quinntastic & doesnt bode well for onlookers thinking I might be behind all the chilish behavior on here. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mikequinn10 (talkcontribs) 19:31, 9 May 2011 (UTC)
Nevermind, Quinntastic is blocked as well as a result of a severe case of sock puppetry. By the way, you should sign your posts with four tildes ~~~~ - it automatically turns into a signature with a timestamp like mine. Zakhalesh (talk) 16:08, 10 May 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for thatMikequinn10 (talk) 19:01, 10 May 2011 (UTC)
Don't mention it! If you see more socks (you can use the duck test to identify them), drop a mention either to me or WP:ANI. The latter may respond quicker and attract more eyes to the issue with the talk page soapboxer. Zakhalesh (talk) 19:14, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

GOCE drive newsletter[edit]

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Jonathan Norton[edit]

This page has been cleaned up with references given. What more is needed to help this page? It seemed you mentioned that there should be no self-promotion, yet on several biographies, that's all I see. With few references. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Kittieskarma (talkcontribs) 10:11, 9 May 2011 (UTC)

I checked the page and removed the unreferencedBLP tag (and replaced with refimprove because there's still work to be done) and removed the COI tag (because I don't think it's necessary to have it de-decorate the page when the issue is being settled). The article has peacocky stuff which needs to be replaced or sourced - for example, the very lead states that the artist's style is "innovative" and "creative". Zakhalesh (talk) 15:54, 9 May 2011 (UTC)

I will replace the words "innovative" and "creative" with "amazing" and "fabulous" with references from LA Record live review - February 9, 2011; American Pancake Website review - February 2, 2011; and Channel Surfing Lucinda Williams review - March 15, 2011 (Kittieskarma (talk) 03:06, 11 May 2011 (UTC)</kittieskarma>)

WP:ATA addition[edit]

It's nothing personal [2] but there are examples where this is justified. A large example is documented here. Take particular note of the AN/I discussion. This is just one of many such examples. --Tothwolf (talk) 21:25, 12 May 2011 (UTC)

Understood - however, I personally think that the nominator's faith is irrelevant. Good articles (ones that are about notable subjects and whose problems can be solved without deletion) should be kept and bad articles deleted, regardless of the nominator's motive. However, I guess this is just my opinion, so I won't be reinstating my edit. Zakhalesh (talk) 04:02, 13 May 2011 (UTC)
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Slow down[edit]

Hi, I can see you are doing a lot of work on WP, however, you are tagged Pacome Assi for speedy deletion. The article's timeline says it is no older than 15 minutes. 15 minutes is the maximum time limit for new articles to be tagged for deletion since some editors do not add all the content at once or before posting it. Please do well to edit the pages from down up. I made the same mistake and was blocked sometime ago. -- CrossTempleJay  talk 12:02, 15 May 2011 (UTC)

Where does it say that 15 minutes is the minimum? Special:NewPages mentions only A1 and A3. Wikipedia:Criteria for speedy deletion says that there's a consensus for 10-minute wait for A3, but says nothing about other templates. Zakhalesh (talk) 13:13, 15 May 2011 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/X-Men: Misfits[edit]

In regard to this AfD, do you believe the article should be deleted? Saying that the page is not eligible for A7 speedy deletion is not the same thing as asserting that the subject is non-notable. I couldn't tell whether you were calling for deletion of the article or just doing a procedural nomination. --Metropolitan90 (talk) 16:19, 15 May 2011 (UTC)

It is a procedural nomination, as the one who tagged it for speedy didn't seem to think that it's notable. I don't know whether the subject is notable, and the fact that the article is one sentence only doesn't really make it any easier to me to find out. I usually stick to being neutral when nominating procedurally - however, in its current state I find the article to be near useless. Zakhalesh (talk) 16:28, 15 May 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, I hadn't been sure whether you were neutral or not on this one. But as it turns out, after posting my comment above, I found that there is already another Wikipedia article about this same comic book. --Metropolitan90 (talk) 16:45, 15 May 2011 (UTC)
Yeah, I noticed. Great work! Zakhalesh (talk) 16:46, 15 May 2011 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of X-Men: Misfits[edit]

Okay Zakhalesh, I was never aware that another article of the same name was created, I will now go to the Del Rey Manga article, remove the link to my version of the article, and replace it with the original, better version. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Webslingspiderswing (talkcontribs) 18:01, 15 May 2011 (UTC)

Actually you can request it to be speedy deleted either as overlap or author-requested. Zakhalesh (talk) 18:20, 15 May 2011 (UTC)

How exactly? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Webslingspiderswing (talkcontribs) 21:12, 15 May 2011 (UTC)

Consensus on dashes[edit]

Hi, this is to let everyone who has expressed an interest in the topic that the discussion to arrive at a consensus has been opened at Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style/dash drafting, with discussion taking place at Wikipedia_talk:Manual_of_Style/dash_drafting/discussion. Apologies if you have already commented there, or have seen the discussion and chosen not to comment. Casliber (talk · contribs) 22:59, 6 June 2011 (UTC)

I did not write anything on anywhere so what the heck are you on about? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 222.155.154.31 (talk) 14:41, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

GOCE elections[edit]

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N9[edit]

I meant that it's just been introduced - not available for purchase. At least if saying that it's "upcoming" is incorrect I feel it should still be stated some other way that you can't get this thing anywhere yet. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Diblidabliduu (talkcontribs) 17:12, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

Hmm, I think you're right. Maybe the best way would be adding something in the lead about when it's expected to hit the shelves. I've heard rumours they'd be available as soon as in July, I'll check Google if I can find anything to source that with. Zakhalesh (talk) 17:16, 26 June 2011 (UTC)
It already states "Development status To be released (Q3 2011)" in the lower right corner. You should probably add that to the top so that you don't have to first revert my change and _then_ add it yourself --Diblidabliduu (talk) 17:31, 26 June 2011 (UTC).

GOCE drive invitation[edit]

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The latest GOCE backlog elimination drive is under way! It began on 1 July and so far 18 people have signed up to help us reduce the number of articles in need of copyediting.

This drive will give a 50% bonus for articles edited from the GOCE requests page. Although we have cleared the backlog of 2009 articles there are still 3,935 articles needing copyediting and any help, no matter how small, would be appreciated.

We are appealing to all GOCE members, and any other editors who wish to participate, to come and help us reduce the number of articles needing copyediting, as well as the backlog of requests. If you have not signed up yet, why not take a look at the current signatories and help us by adding your name and copyediting a few articles. Barnstars will be given to anyone who edits more than 4,000 words, with special awards for the top 5 in the categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", and "Number of articles of over 5,000 words".

>>> Sign-up now <<<

Sent on behalf of the Guild of Copy Editors using AWB on 09:36, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

GOCE drive newsletter[edit]

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The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in their September 2011 Backlog elimination drive, a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy editing backlog. The drive will begin on September 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and will end on September 30 at 23:59 (UTC). We will be tracking the number of 2010 articles in the backlog, as we want to copy edit as many of those as possible. Please consider copy editing an article that was tagged in 2010. Barnstars will be given to anyone who edits more than 4,000 words, with special awards for the top 5 in the categories "Number of articles", "Number of words", and "Number of articles of over 5,000 words". See you at the drive! – Your drive coordinators: Diannaa, Chaosdruid, The Utahraptor, Slon02, and SMasters.

>>> Sign up now <<<

Sent on behalf of the Guild of Copy Editors using AWB on 17:26, 21 August 2011 (UTC)

New Page Patrol survey[edit]

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New page patrol – Survey Invitation


Hello Zakhalesh! The WMF is currently developing new tools to make new page patrolling much easier. Whether you  have patrolled many pages or only a few, we now need to  know about your experience. The survey takes only 6 minutes, and the information you provide will not be shared with third parties other than to assist us in analyzing the results of the survey; the WMF will not use the information to identify you.

  • If this invitation  also appears on other accounts you  may  have, please complete the  survey  once only. 
  • If this has been sent to you in error and you have never patrolled new pages, please ignore it.

Please click HERE to take part.
Many thanks in advance for providing this essential feedback.


You are receiving this invitation because you  have patrolled new pages. For more information, please see NPP Survey. Global message delivery 14:00, 26 October 2011 (UTC)

GOCE newsletter[edit]

Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors
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Elections are currently underway for our third tranche of Guild coordinators. The voting period will run for 14 days: 00:01 UTC, 16 December – 23:59 UTC, 31 December. All GOCE members, as well as past participants of any of the Guild's Backlog elimination drives, are eligible to vote. There are five candidates vying for four positions. Your vote really matters! Cast your vote today.

Sent on behalf of the Guild of Copy Editors using AWB on 11:43, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

GOCE 2011 Year-End Report[edit]

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We have reached the end of the year, and what a year it has been! The Guild of Copy Editors was full of activity, and we achieved numerous important milestones in 2011. Read all about these in the Guild's 2011 Year-End Report.

Highlights
  • Membership grows to 764 editors, an increase of 261
  • Report on coordinators' elections
  • Around 1,000 articles removed through six Backlog elimination drives
  • Guild Plans for 2012
  • Requests page report
  • Sign up for the January 2012 Backlog elimination drive!


Get your copy of the Guild's 2011 Year-End Report here
On behalf of the Guild, we take this opportunity to wish you Season's Greetings and Happy New Year. We look forward to your support in 2012!
– Your 2011 Coordinators: Diannaa (lead), The Utahraptor, and Slon02 and SMasters (emeritus).

Sent on behalf of the Guild of Copy Editors using AWB on 07:39, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

GOCE March copy edit drive[edit]

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The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in their March 2012 Backlog elimination drive, a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on March 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on March 31 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goal for the drive will be to eliminate the remaining 2010 articles 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, Stfg, and Coordinator emeritus SMasters. 19:58, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

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GOCE March drive newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors March 2012 backlog elimination drive update
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Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors March 2012 Backlog elimination drive! Here's the mid-drive newsletter.

Participation: We have had 58 people sign up for this drive so far, which compares favorably with our last drive, and 27 have copy-edited at least one article. If you have signed up but have not 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: Our target of completing the 2010 articles has almost been reached, with only 56 remaining of the 194 we had at the start of the drive. The last ones are always the most difficult, so thank you if you are able to help copy-edit any of the remaining articles. We have reduced the total backlog by 163 articles so far.

Special thanks: Special thanks to Stfg, who has been going through the backlog and doing some preliminary vetting of the articles—removing copyright violations, doing initial clean-up, and nominating some for deletion. This work has helped make the drive a more pleasant experience for all our volunteers.

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

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GOCE March drive wrap-up[edit]

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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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GOCE May copy edit drive[edit]

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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.

>>> Sign up now <<<

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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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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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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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GOCE news and September drive invitation[edit]

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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[edit]

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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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The Olive Branch: A Dispute Resolution Newsletter (Issue #1)[edit]

Welcome to the first edition of The Olive Branch. This will be a place to semi-regularly update editors active in dispute resolution (DR) about some of the most important issues, advances, and challenges in the area. You were delivered this update because you are active in DR, but if you would prefer not to receive any future mailing, just add your name to this page.

Steven Zhang's Fellowship Slideshow

In this issue:

  • Background: A brief overview of the DR ecosystem.
  • Research: The most recent DR data
  • Survey results: Highlights from Steven Zhang's April 2012 survey
  • Activity analysis: Where DR happened, broken down by the top DR forums
  • DR Noticeboard comparison: How the newest DR forum has progressed between May and August
  • Discussion update: Checking up on the Wikiquette Assistance close debate
  • Proposal: It's time to close the Geopolitical, ethnic, and religious conflicts noticeboard. Agree or disagree?
Read the entire first edition of The Olive Branch -->

--The Olive Branch 19:40, 4 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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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.

– Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.

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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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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.

– Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.

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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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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.

– Your project coordinators: Torchiest, BDD, and Miniapolis

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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.

– Your project coordinators: Torchiest, BDD, and Miniapolis

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GOCE February 2013 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors February 2013 events newsletter
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We are preparing to start our February requests blitz and March backlog elimination drive.

The February 2013 newsletter is now ready for review.

– Your project coordinators: Torchiest, BDD, and Miniapolis

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GOCE news: February 2013[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors Wikipedia:WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors/Blitzes/February 2013 wrap-up
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Participation: Out of 19 people who signed up for this blitz, 9 copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: During the six-day blitz, we removed over twenty articles from the requests queue. Hope to see you at the March drive in a few days! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Torchiest, BDD and Miniapolis.

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GOCE mid-March 2013 newsletter[edit]

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

The mid-drive newsletter is now ready for review.

– Your project coordinators: Torchiest, BDD, and Miniapolis

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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.

– Your project coordinators: Torchiest, BDD, and Miniapolis

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GOCE April 2013 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors April 2013 events newsletter
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We finished the April blitz and are preparing to start our May backlog elimination drive.

The April 2013 events newsletter is now ready for review.

– Your project coordinators: Torchiest, BDD, and Miniapolis

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GOCE May drive wrap-up[edit]

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

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

– Your project coordinators: Torchiest, BDD, and Miniapolis

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GOCE June/July 2013 events[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors July 2013 backlog elimination drive wrap-up newsletter
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We have completed our June blitz and are about to commence our July backlog elimination drive.

The June/July 2013 events newsletter is now ready for review.

– Your project coordinators: Torchiest, BDD, and Miniapolis

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GOCE July 2013 news report[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors July 2013 backlog elimination drive mid-drive newsletter
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  • Participation: Out of 30 people who have signed up for this drive so far, 18 have participated. If you have signed up for the drive but have not yet participated, it isn't too late. If you haven't signed up for the drive, sign up now!
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  • Progress report: Thus far we have reduced the number of May/June 2012 articles to just 124 articles, so we're on the right track. Unfortunately, for the first time in GOCE history, the number of articles in the backlog has actually gone up during this drive. While all participants are currently doing a fine job, we just don't have as many of them as we have had in the past. We have over 500 editors on our mailing list, but only 18 editors who have done a copy edit for the drive. If you're receiving this newsletter, it's because you have an interest in copy editing. Join the drive! Even if you only copy edit one article, it helps. Imagine how much progress we could make if everyone chipped in just one article.

– Your drive coordinators: Torchiest, Baffle gab1978, Jonesey95, and The Utahraptor.

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GOCE July 2013 copy edit drive wrap-up[edit]

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

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

– Your project coordinators: Torchiest, Baffle gab1978, Jonesey95, and The Utahraptor.

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GOCE Blitz wrap-up and September 2013 drive invitation[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors August Blitz wrap-up
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Participation: Out of sixteen people who signed up for this blitz, nine copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: During the seven-day blitz, we removed 26 articles from the requests queue. Hope to see you at the September drive in a few days! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Torchiest and Torchiest, Baffle gab1978 and Baffle gab1978, Jonesey95 and Jonesey95, and The Utahraptor and The Utahraptor.

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GOCE September 2013 drive wrap-up[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors September 2013 backlog elimination drive wrap-up newsletter
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The September 2013 drive wrap-up is now ready for review.
Sign up for the October blitz!

– Your project coordinators: Torchiest and Torchiest, Baffle gab1978 and Baffle gab1978, Jonesey95 and Jonesey95, and The Utahraptor and The Utahraptor.

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GOCE Blitz wrap-up; join us for the November drive[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors October Blitz wrap-up
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Participation: Out of eleven people who signed up for this blitz, eight copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: During the seven-day blitz, we copy edited 42 articles from WikiProject Film's backlog, reducing it by a net of 34 articles. Hope to see you at the November drive in a few days! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Torchiest and Torchiest, Baffle gab1978 and Baffle gab1978, Jonesey95 and Jonesey95, and The Utahraptor and The Utahraptor.

Sign up for the November drive!
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