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This Copy Editing Backlog Elimination Drive was a one-month-long effort of the Guild of Copy Editors to reduce the backlog of articles that require copy editing, signified by the {{copyedit}} tag or by a listing on the GOCE Requests page. Please make sure that you know how to copy edit and that you are familiar with the Wikipedia Manual of Style before you begin copy editing—these are specially important for articles listed on the Requests page. The drives are under the purview of the Guild's coordinators. The lead coordinator is Torchiest (talk), and he is assisted by BDD (talk) and Miniapolis (talk). If you have any questions, leave a message on the drive's talk page. This drive began on March 1, 2013, 00:00 UTC and will end on March 31, 2013, 23:59 UTC.

Status of "articles needing copy edit" category as of the end of the drive

The goals of this backlog elimination drive were to reduce the overall backlog by as many articles as possible, with a focus on those that have been in the queue for the longest (February, March and April 2012) and to complete all requests made on the GOCE Requests page before March 2013. Articles from the Requests page count towards your total whether they have a copy edit tag on them or not, so please feel free to select from there when you are in the mood for a better-quality article to edit. Articles tagged {{copyedit}} in February, March and April 2012, and all requests, will receive a bonus score of 50% over and above the article's word count. Awards will be given out to those individuals who help reduce the size of the backlog.

The backlog elimination drive is open to all, and you do not need to be a member of the Guild of Copy Editors to participate. However, you may want to consider joining, as membership has its benefits. For example, you can place a special "page in use" tag when you are copy editing, and another tag on the talk page when you finish. See the Templates page.

Please visit the Guild or the main drive page for a complete explanation of how to participate.

Full instructions, tips, and awards[edit]

Full instructions for participants, tips, help for new copy editors, useful tags, and details of the many barnstars available for the drive can be found on the main drive page. Please read this page carefully before you begin. To sign up, please use the form in the Signing up section below.

Progress[edit]

  • Gold Star Award Leaderboard
  • (update your own numbers)
1 2 3 4 5
Total
Articles
FoCuSandLeArN (129) Tdslk (100) Aichik (86) Jonesey95 (31) Buster40004 (27)
Total
Words[n 1]
FoCuSandLeArN (65,407) Tdslk (62,238) Miniapolis (53,128) Buster40004 (47,364) Jonesey95 (39,411)
5k+
Articles[n 2]
Miniapolis (4)
Tdslk (4)
Buster40004 (3) Montykillies (2)
Jonesey95 (2)
Tucoxn (2)
BDD (1)
FoCuSandLeArN (1)
AGK (1)
Richard asr (1)
Oldest
Articles[n 3]
FoCuSandLeArN (37) Buster40004 (27) Jonesey95 (25) Tdslk (24) BDD (20)
Longest
Article[n 1][n 4]
Miniapolis (14,465) Tucoxn (10,658) Tdslk (10,583) FoCuSandLeArN (10,351) Lfstevens (10,119)
  1. ^ a b For requests and older articles, please include only the actual word count, without the 50% bonus.
  2. ^ Number of articles of 5000 words or more. An article of 10K+ words counts as 2, of 15K+ as 3, and so on.
  3. ^ Oldest articles are those tagged in February, March, or April 2012.
  4. ^ The number of words in the longest article you copy edited. Only one entry for any editor.
Target articles (L) / total articles (R)
Progress Chart
Date
  • Feb/Mar/Apr
  • 2012 articles
  • remaining
  • Outstanding
  • tags
  • Change since
  • previous day
[N 1]
  • Change since
  • beginning
[N 1]
February 28, 2013 239 3124
March 1, 2013 219 3088 positive decrease 36 positive decrease 36
March 2, 2013 209 3086 positive decrease  2 positive decrease 38
March 3, 2013 195 3076 positive decrease 10 positive decrease 48
March 4, 2013 188 3071 positive decrease  5 positive decrease 53
March 5, 2013 177 3035 positive decrease 36 positive decrease 89
March 6, 2013 167 3027 positive decrease  8 positive decrease 97
March 7, 2013 157 3029 negative increase  2 positive decrease 95
March 8, 2013 151 3030 negative increase  1 positive decrease 94
March 9, 2013 141 3008 positive decrease 22 positive decrease 116
March 10, 2013 134 2999 positive decrease  9 positive decrease 125
March 11, 2013 122 2992 positive decrease  7 positive decrease 132
March 12, 2013 113 2986 positive decrease  6 positive decrease 138
March 13, 2013 101 2993 negative increase  7 positive decrease 131
March 14, 2013 99 2992 positive decrease  1 positive decrease 132
March 15, 2013 89 3001 negative increase  9 positive decrease 123
March 16, 2013 81 2991 positive decrease 10 positive decrease 133
March 17, 2013 74 2985 positive decrease  6 positive decrease 139
March 18, 2013 66 2975 positive decrease 10 positive decrease 149
March 19, 2013 59 2961 positive decrease 14 positive decrease 163
March 20, 2013 54 2948 positive decrease 13 positive decrease 176
March 21, 2013 50 2934 positive decrease 14 positive decrease 190
March 22, 2013 48 2919 positive decrease 15 positive decrease 205
March 23, 2013 47 2906 positive decrease 13 positive decrease 218
March 24, 2013 45 2904 positive decrease  2 positive decrease 220
March 25, 2013 40 2889 positive decrease 15 positive decrease 235
March 26, 2013 35 2876 positive decrease 13 positive decrease 248
March 27, 2013 32 2866 positive decrease 10 positive decrease 258
March 28, 2013 27 2857 positive decrease  9 positive decrease 267
March 29, 2013 19 2832 positive decrease 25 positive decrease 292
March 30, 2013 14 2826 positive decrease  6 positive decrease 298
March 31, 2013 13 2835 negative increase  9 positive decrease 289
  1. ^ a b Change only refers to outstanding tags.

Reviewing[edit]

GOCE coordinators and other experienced members of the Guild will carry out random checks to ensure that copy edits are of a satisfactory standard. If you are willing to help with this, please sign up below.

10% of a participant's copy edits from the backlog should be inspected. All copy edits from the Requests page should be reviewed, time permitting. Please choose articles at random, and do not inspect articles you have copy edited yourself. After checking an article, place a {{checked}} mark after the article on the listing and sign your username (just ~~~). If a rough consensus finds a copy edit is not of an acceptable standard, the tag will be re-added and the editor will be assessed a penalty of 1,200 words plus the length of the article reviewed. The reviewer may also give advice on how the edit could have been better, without penalizing the editor. Please raise any questions on the Coordinators' talk page.

Reviewers sign-up[edit]

Signing up[edit]

This drive has now concluded and is no longer open to sign-up.

Totals[edit]

When recording articles completed, please remember to remove any {{copyedit}} tag from that article—if you want it checked, you can request it on the drive talk page and someone will be along to do it. Do not list articles on which you have placed {{GOCEreviewed}} instead of copy editing them, or which needed no copy editing; they don't count. Please provide the full title, not an abbreviated version, and place any comments after the article title but before the word count. If the article is from the GOCE Requests page, place *R after the word count, or if it was tagged in February–April 2012, place *O after the word count. Please do not add the 50% bonus in these cases—we will apply the bonuses after the drive is over. Here is an example of a well-completed line:

# {{Completed}} [[Dark chocolate]] (yummy!) (1234) *O

Miniapolis (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 13
  • Total words: 53,128
  • Rollover words: 14,802

DThomsen8 (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 538
  • Rollover words: 2338

Lfstevens (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 32
  • Total words: 112,518

Assassin! No, Captain Assassin! ( T - C - G ) [edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Dianna[edit]

  • Total articles: 4
  • Total words: 1558
  • Rollover words: 7,277

Torchiest talkedits[edit]

  • Total articles: 9
  • Total words: 4538
  • Rollover words: 127

Wahrmund (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 745
  • Rollover words: 2679

Mathijsvs (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 4
  • Total words: 2310
  • Rollover words: 5822

- ʈucoxn\talk[edit]

  • Total articles: 3
  • Total words: 14,518
  • Rollover words: 995

Buster40004 Talk[edit]

  • Total articles: 27
  • Total words: 47,364
  • Rollover words: 709

--Demiurge1000 (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Jonesey95 (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 31
  • Total words: 39,411
  • Rollover words: 10,258

Smuckola (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Tdslk (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 100
  • Total words: 62,238
  • Rollover words: 8279

FoCuSandLeArN (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 135
  • Total words: 67111
  • Rollover words: 10,142

Richard asr (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 2
  • Total words: 8895

BDD (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 20
  • Total words: 26,317
  • Rollover words: 3990

AngusWOOF (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 7
  • Total words: 19771

Redsox9175 (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Aichik (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 86
  • Total words: 38,254

Lemmoid (talk)Lemmoid[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Theopolisme (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 5
  • Total words: 11,553

RuthLivingstone (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 8
  • Total words: 8930

dci | TALK [edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Montykillies (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 23
  • Total words: 34578

Sreesarmatvmtalkcontribs[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

AGK (talk · contribs)[edit]

  • Total articles: 3
  • Total words: 9999 (excluding word count increases for *O articles)

Soulparadox (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 10
  • Total words: 12,383

Stfg (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 2
  • Total words: 4933
  • Rollover words: 722

AnthonyW90 (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Dementia13 (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0
  • Rollover words: 4666

Bddmagic (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 2
  • Total words: 2101

Wilhelmina Will (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 13
  • Total words: 6995

Memento mori (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 1217

Applesauceeyes (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

InsaneStrawberry (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

The discussion above is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.