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This Copy Editing Backlog Elimination Drive is 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 especially important for articles listed on the Requests page. The drives are under the purview of the Guild's coordinators. The drive's lead coordinator is Jonesey95 (talk), assisted by Baffle gab1978 (talk) and Miniapolis (talk). If you have any questions, leave a message on the drive's talk page. This drive begins on March 1, 2014, 00:00 UTC and ends on March 31, 2014, 23:59 UTC.

The goals of this backlog elimination drive are 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 (December 2012 and January 2013) and to complete all requests on the GOCE Requests page from January 2014. Articles from the Requests page counted 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 December 2012 and January 2013, 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 more information.

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]

Leaderboard[edit]

  • Gold Star Award Leaderboard
1 2 3 4 5
Total
Articles
Onel5969 (48) Miniapolis (28) Tdslk (21)
Newyorkadam (21)
Lfstevens (18)
Total
Words[n 1]
Lfstevens (145,215) Onel5969 (100,688) Miniapolis (81,549) Baffle gab1978 (41,791) MatthewDBA (29,166)
5k+
Articles[n 2]
Lfstevens (20) Onel5969 (7) Miniapolis (6) Baffle gab1978 (2)
MatthewDBA (2)
AngusWOOF (2)
Molly-in-md (2)
Oldest
Articles[n 3]
Onel5969 (38) Miniapolis (27) AngusWOOF (12) MatthewDBA (10) JudyCS (7)
Longest
Article[n 1][n 4]
Lfstevens (19,134) Miniapolis (15,739) Molly-in-md (12,708) AngusWOOF (10,639) Baffle gab1978 (10,098)
  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 December 2012 and January 2013.
  4. ^ The number of words in the longest article you copy edited. Only one entry for any editor.

Progress chart[edit]

Graphs of daily progress
Progress Chart
Date
  • Dec/Jan
  • old articles
  • Outstanding
  • tags
  • Change since
  • previous day
[N 1]
  • Change since
  • beginning
[N 1]
February 28, 2014 177 2915
March 1, 2014 167 2925 negative increase  10 negative increase  10
March 2, 2014 159 2904 positive decrease 21 positive decrease 11
March 3, 2014 153 2906 negative increase  2 positive decrease  9
March 4, 2014 149 2907 negative increase  1 positive decrease  8
March 5, 2014 140 2910 negative increase  3 positive decrease  5
March 6, 2014 134 2922 negative increase  12 negative increase  7
March 7, 2014 129 2930 negative increase  8 negative increase  15
March 8, 2014 126 2950 negative increase  20 negative increase  35
March 9, 2014 122 2956 negative increase  6 negative increase  41
March 10, 2014 120 2952 positive decrease  4 negative increase  37
March 11, 2014 119 2952 Steady  0 negative increase  37
March 12, 2014 115 2957 negative increase  5 negative increase  42
March 13, 2014 111 2956 positive decrease  1 negative increase  41
March 14, 2014 106 2974 negative increase  18 negative increase  59
March 15, 2014 101 2975 negative increase  1 negative increase  60
March 16, 2014 99 2966 positive decrease  9 negative increase  51
March 17, 2014 95 2968 negative increase  2 negative increase  53
March 18, 2014 87 2978 negative increase  10 negative increase  63
March 19, 2014 86 2971 positive decrease  7 negative increase  56
March 20, 2014 86 2982 negative increase  11 negative increase  67
March 21, 2014 79 2983 negative increase  1 negative increase  68
March 22, 2014 74 2980 positive decrease  3 negative increase  65
March 23, 2014 70 2994 negative increase  14 negative increase  79
March 24, 2014 66 2995 negative increase  1 negative increase  80
March 25, 2014 63 3000 negative increase  5 negative increase  85
March 26, 2014 58 2987 positive decrease 13 negative increase  72
March 27, 2014 53 2948 positive decrease 39 negative increase  33
March 28, 2014 46 2938 positive decrease 10 negative increase  23
March 29, 2014 41 2921 positive decrease 17 negative increase  6
March 30, 2014 37 2908 positive decrease 13 positive decrease  7
March 31, 2014 33 2902 positive decrease  6 positive decrease 13
  1. ^ a b Change refers only 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]

To sign up for the drive, click the button below. This will create a subsection in the Totals section for you to record your copy edits. The previous drive's rollover totals are located here, if you need to add them.


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 December 2012 and January 2013, 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

Minapolis (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 28
  • Total words: 81,549
  • Rollover words: 18,922

JudyCS (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 10
  • Total words: 28,261
  • Rollover words: 306,049

Jonesey95 (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 12
  • Total words: 3,636
  • Rollover words: 2,670

DThomsen8 (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 14
  • Total words: 2598
  • Rollover words: 41

PaintedCarpet (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 9
  • Total words: 2,755

► Philg88 ◄ Star.png talk[edit]

  • Total articles: 5
  • Total words: 6934

--Demiurge1000 (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: ?
  • Rollover words: 8028

Wahrmund (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 3
  • Total words: 1049
  • Rollover words: 1880

Torchiest (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Tarheel95 (Sprechen)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Lfstevens (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 18
  • Total words: 145,745

The Word Simplicity (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 5
  • Total words: 7938

Amanda138a (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Newyorkadam (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 21
  • Total words: 1,738

Clubclubclub (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Greatpopcorn (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Onel5969 (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 48
  • Total words: 100,688
  • Rollover words: 6,182

Tdslk (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 21
  • Total words: 7373
  • Rollover words: 2787

//Blaise Mitsutamatalk[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

AngusWOOF (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 12
  • Total words: 25,580

Depthdiver (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

- tucoxn\talk[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0
  • Rollover words: 1679

Carriearchdale (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 622

Brandonbecktxst (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

C1776M Talk[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 584

WilfredSwinton (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Ash devley (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 1495

Diannaa (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 15
  • Total words: 1502
  • Rollover words: 1,040

Stfg (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 2
  • Total words: 619
  • Rollover words: 6507

MatthewDBA (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 10
  • Total words: 29,166

Molly-in-md (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 4
  • Total words: 14,203
  • Rollover words: 3,913

PointsofNoReturn (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

BiryaniRanchero (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 2201

Wilhelmina Will (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 6
  • Total words: 3151
  • Rollover words: 1,663

LazyBastardGuy[edit]

  • Total articles: 5
  • Total words: 7942

EdwardFlint (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Baffle gab1978 (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 16
  • Total words: 41,818

Acalycine talk [edit]

  • Total articles: 8
  • Total words: 24,999

~FeedintmParley[edit]

  • Total articles: 5
  • Total words: 3530

StNicksRocks (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Safety Cap (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

czar [edit]

  • Total articles: 3
  • Total words: 5965

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.