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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 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 begins on May 1, 2013, 00:00 UTC and will end on May 31, 2013, 23:59 UTC.

Wikipedia articles needing copy edit
(refresh)
Subtotals
June 2013 31
July 2013 124
August 2013 182
September 2013 152
October 2013 121
November 2013 125
December 2013 122
January 2014 139
February 2014 140
March 2014 171
April 2014 124
May 2014 136
June 2014 239
July 2014 273
August 2014 302
Undated articles 2
All articles 2,383
Status of "articles needing copy edit" category as of the end of the drive

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 (April, May, and June 2012) and to complete all requests made on the GOCE Requests page before May 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 April, May, and June 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 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]

  • Gold Star Award Leaderboard
  • (update your own numbers)
1 2 3 4 5
Total
Articles
Lfstevens (603) Miniapolis (11) AngusWOOF (9) Jonesey95 (7)
Freebirds (7)
Mhbeals (4)
Total
Words[n 1]
Lfstevens (144,824) Miniapolis (31,272) Stfg (11,468) AngusWOOF (10,649) Dianna (7,090)
5k+
Articles[n 2]
Miniapolis (2)
Stfg (2)
Spock of Vulcan (1)
Dianna (1)
Tdslk (1)
Oldest
Articles[n 3]
AngusWOOF (9) Jonesey95 (7)
Freebirds (7)
Miniapolis (5) Mhbeals (4) Tdslk (2)
Longest
Article[n 1][n 4]
Stfg (11,468) Dianna (7090) Tdslk (5,340) Miniapolis (5,335) Spock of Vulcan (5,316)
  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 April, May, and June 2012.
  4. ^ The number of words in the longest article you copy edited. Only one entry for any editor.
GOCE May 2013 drive progress graphs.JPG
Progress Chart
Date
  • Apr/May/Jun
  • 2012 articles
  • Outstanding
  • tags
  • Change since
  • previous day
[N 1]
  • Change since
  • beginning
[N 1]
April 30, 2013 325 3061
May 1, 2013 320 3030 positive decrease 31 positive decrease 31
May 2, 2013 315 3008 positive decrease 22 positive decrease 53
May 3, 2013 308 2951 positive decrease 57 positive decrease 110
May 4, 2013 305 2919 positive decrease 32 positive decrease 142
May 5, 2013 303 2923 negative increase  4 positive decrease 138
May 6, 2013 300 2903 positive decrease 20 positive decrease 158
May 7, 2013 297 2860 positive decrease 43 positive decrease 201
May 8, 2013 295 2837 positive decrease 23 positive decrease 224
May 9, 2013 294 2808 positive decrease 29 positive decrease 253
May 10, 2013 287 2774 positive decrease 34 positive decrease 287
May 11, 2013 285 2747 positive decrease 27 positive decrease 314
May 12, 2013 280 2724 positive decrease 23 positive decrease 337
May 13, 2013 275 2699 positive decrease 25 positive decrease 362
May 14, 2013 272 2668 positive decrease 31 positive decrease 393
May 15, 2013 271 2657 positive decrease 11 positive decrease 404
May 16, 2013 269 2630 positive decrease 27 positive decrease 431
May 17, 2013 268 2616 positive decrease 14 positive decrease 445
May 18, 2013 266 2613 positive decrease  3 positive decrease 448
May 19, 2013 262 2579 positive decrease 34 positive decrease 482
May 20, 2013 260 2573 positive decrease  6 positive decrease 488
May 21, 2013 260 2566 positive decrease  7 positive decrease 495
May 22, 2013 260 2561 positive decrease 12 positive decrease 500
May 23, 2013 255 2534 positive decrease 27 positive decrease 527
May 24, 2013 252 2535 negative increase  1 positive decrease 526
May 25, 2013 248 2537 negative increase  3 positive decrease 524
May 26, 2013 248 2543 negative increase  6 positive decrease 518
May 27, 2013 247 2556 negative increase  13 positive decrease 505
May 28, 2013 247 2558 negative increase  2 positive decrease 503
May 29, 2013 243 2571 negative increase  13 positive decrease 490
May 30, 2013 240 2520 positive decrease 51 positive decrease 541
May 31, 2013 232 2484 positive decrease 36 positive decrease 577
  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]

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 April–June 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


Jonesey95 (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 7
  • Total words: 4,018
  • Rollover words: 8,646

Mhbeals (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 4
  • Total words: 4,631

Miniapolis (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 11
  • Total words: 31,272
  • Rollover words: 13,191

DThomsen8 (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0
  • Rollover words: 2876

czar · ·[edit]

  • Total articles: 6
  • Total words: 22273

Torchiest (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 1809
  • Rollover words: 665

Milesandkilometrestogo (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 1208

Mikemoral[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 307

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

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

AnthonyW90 (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Theopolisme (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0
  • Rollover words: 2,030

Acabashi (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 14
  • Total words: 10318

Lfstevens (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 5
  • Total words: 21, 712
  • Rollover words: 47772

Wilhelmina Will (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 5
  • Total words: 1134
  • Rollover words: 2995

Tdslk (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 3
  • Total words: 6741
  • Rollover words: 11632

Spock of Vulcan (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 2
  • Total words: 7055

- tucoxn\talk[edit]

  • Total articles: 3
  • Total words: 2,293
  • Rollover words: 2,772

ABudzier (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Wahrmund (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 3290
  • Rollover words: 3424

Freebirds Howdy![edit]

  • Total articles: 7
  • Total words: 6,539
  • Rollover words: 9,637

AngusWOOF (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 8
  • Total words: 10649
  • Rollover words: 8187

User:Purposeandthought (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

TheOneSean | Talk to me[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 0

Dementia13 (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 4443
  • Rollover words: 1428

Here.it.comes.again (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Jodayagi (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 41

Ethraen (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 5
  • Total words: 2630

BDD (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 2
  • Total words: 489
  • Rollover words: 3466

Soulparadox (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0
  • Rollover words: 383

Nishitpatira (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

InfinityBird (talk)InfinityBird[edit]

  • Total articles: 3
  • Total words: 0

Bddmagic (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 2
  • Total words: 6904
  • Rollover words: 2101

Lee Tru. [edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 460

Dianna (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 7090
  • Rollover words: 835

Paul M. Nguyen (chat|blame)[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 1007

Stfg (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 11468
  • Rollover words: 3801

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.