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Backlog status at the end of the drive on May 31, 2014.

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 May 1, 2014, 00:00 UTC and ends on May 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 (January and February 2013) and to complete all requests on the GOCE Requests page from April 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 January and February 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
Lfstevens (602) PaintedCarpet (58) Onel5969 (55) HelicopterLlama (35) Miniapolis (24)
Total
Words[n 1]
Lfstevens (84,441) Onel5969 (75,495) Amortias (63,843) Miniapolis (54,176) Baffle gab1978 (49,275)
5k+
Articles[n 2]
Amortias (5)
Baffle gab1978 (5)
Miniapolis (4) Onel5969 (3) Dthomsen8 (2)
Oldest
Articles[n 3]
Onel5969 (21) Miniapolis (20) Esoxid (11) LukasMatt (7) Writeswift (6)
Longest
Article[n 1][n 4]
Dthomsen8 (14,734) Baffle gab1978 (11,380) Onel5969 (11,312) Amortias (11,167) Bddmagic (8,149)
  1. ^ a b For requests and older articles, please include only the actual word count, without the 50% bonus.
  2. ^ Number of articles of 5,000 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 January and February 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
  • Jan/Feb
  • old articles
  • Outstanding
  • tags
  • Change since
  • previous day
[N 1]
  • Change since
  • beginning
[N 1]
April 30, 2014 115 2987
May 1, 2014 105 2967 positive decrease 20 positive decrease 20
May 2, 2014 102 2948 positive decrease 19 positive decrease 39
May 3, 2014 93 2895 positive decrease 53 positive decrease 92
May 4, 2014 81 2862 positive decrease 33 positive decrease 125
May 5, 2014 77 2869 negative increase  7 positive decrease 118
May 6, 2014 74 2856 positive decrease 13 positive decrease 131
May 7, 2014 63 2799 positive decrease 57 positive decrease 188
May 8, 2014 57 2784 positive decrease 15 positive decrease 203
May 9, 2014 53 2738 positive decrease 46 positive decrease 249
May 10, 2014 47 2732 positive decrease  6 positive decrease 255
May 11, 2014 44 2709 positive decrease 23 positive decrease 278
May 12, 2014 41 2688 positive decrease 21 positive decrease 299
May 13, 2014 38 2652 positive decrease 36 positive decrease 335
May 14, 2014 31 2635 positive decrease 17 positive decrease 352
May 15, 2014 21 2599 positive decrease 36 positive decrease 388
May 16, 2014 17 2574 positive decrease 25 positive decrease 413
May 17, 2014 12 2554 positive decrease 20 positive decrease 433
May 18, 2014 7 2517 positive decrease 37 positive decrease 470
May 19, 2014 6 2501 positive decrease 16 positive decrease 486
May 20, 2014 3 2471 positive decrease 30 positive decrease 516
May 21, 2014 2 2462 positive decrease  9 positive decrease 525
May 22, 2014 1 2440 positive decrease 22 positive decrease 547
May 24, 2014 0 2409 positive decrease 31 positive decrease 578
May 25, 2014 0 2392 positive decrease 17 positive decrease 595
May 26, 2014 0 2368 positive decrease 24 positive decrease 619
May 27, 2014 0 2324 positive decrease 44 positive decrease 663
May 28, 2014 0 2304 positive decrease 20 positive decrease 683
May 29, 2014 0 2272 positive decrease 32 positive decrease 715
May 30, 2014 0 2256 positive decrease 16 positive decrease 731
May 31, 2014 0 2236 positive decrease 20 positive decrease 751
  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 January and February 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

Miniapolis (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 24
  • Total words: 54,176
  • Rollover words: 41,245

Jonesey95 (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 3
  • Total words: 2,757
  • Rollover words: 3,787

LazyBastardGuy[edit]

  • Total articles: 2
  • Total words: 6525
  • Rollover words: 3942

DThomsen8 (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 17
  • Total words: 26,594
  • Rollover words: 2689

LukasMatt (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 9
  • Total words: 8386

Etherealflux (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

JudyCS (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 2
  • Total words: 6,706
  • Rollover words: 248,440.5

Mehtabahmed1985 (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Onel5969 (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 55
  • Total words: 75,495
  • Rollover words: 46,523

Bddmagic (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 2
  • Total words: 8796

Acalycine(talk/contribs)[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 590
  • Rollover words: 5323

MatthewDBA (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0
  • Rollover words: 3,749

SuperHamster Talk Contribs[edit]

  • Total articles: 7
  • Total words: 13520

Weelilbit (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Esoxidtalkcontribs[edit]

  • Total articles: 13
  • Total words: 20,301

Greatpopcorn (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 2
  • Total words: 3197

Craigarian (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 2
  • Total words: 2467

~Helicopter Llama~[edit]

  • Total articles: 35
  • Total words: 37529

PaintedCarpet (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 58
  • Total words: 24,918
  • Rollover words: 3,409

Writeswift (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 7
  • Total words: 6,510

Baffle gab1978 (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 14
  • Total words: 51,975
  • Rollover words: 2,686.5 (ICBA with half a word!)

Prof. Squirrel (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 2
  • Total words: 5,769

Lfstevens (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 2
  • Total words: 4,441

Torchiest (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 10
  • Total words: 2818

Justin.Maciel (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Ogma the Scholar (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Tdslk (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 15
  • Total words: 13877
  • Rollover words: 2384

Amortias (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 21
  • Total words: 63843

--Demiurge1000 (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Rollover words: 4258

Carriearchdale (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 411

Japanese Rail Fan[edit]

  • Total articles: 4
  • Total words: 12752

ConcreteFancy (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

TheDinosaurRawr (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

BDD (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 267

Swestenb (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Diannaa[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 941
  • Rollover words: 2542

Jwoodward48wiki (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Wilhelmina Will (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 5
  • Total words: 1,449
  • Rollover words: 814

Sim5335 (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Dhtwiki (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 4
  • Total words: 6984

Primergrey (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Hustlecat (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 4
  • Total words: 5185

JustBerry (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 2
  • Total words: 1174

The UtahraptorTalk/Contribs[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Calvinwhitehurst (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Kolahana (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Rishidigital1055 (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

75*[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Raidriar[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

m12 (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 868

Emily shy girl (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 705

The event 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.