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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 was Stfg (talk), and he was assisted by Allens (talk) and Torchiest (talk). If you have any questions, leave a message on the drive's talk page. This drive began on November 1, 2012, 00:00 UTC and ended on November 30, 2012, 23:59 UTC.

November results.JPG

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 (November and December 2011) and to complete all requests made on the GOCE Requests page in September and October 2012. 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 November and December 2011, 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 (111) Tdslk (40) Dianna (32) Miniapolis (27) AngusWOOF (18)
Total
Words[n 1]
Lfstevens (203,601) Miniapolis (73,724) Prof. Squirrel (50,755) Stfg (35,795) MattVariety (28,234)
5k+
Articles[n 2]
Prof. Squirrel (9) Lfstevens (6) MattVariety (4)
Miniapolis (4)
Stfg (2)
Tdslk (2)
Demiurge1000 (2)
Dementia13 (1)
Oldest
Articles[n 3]
Lfstevens (91) Dianna (29) AngusWOOF (18) Miniapolis (14) Tdslk (8)
Longest
Article[n 1][n 4]
Prof. Squirrel (26,113) MattVariety (20,271) Tdslk (10,563) Lfstevens (8,088) Demiurge1000 (7,134)
  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 November and December 2011.
  4. ^ The number of words in the longest article you copy edited. Only one entry for any editor.
GOCE November 2012 Backlog Elimination progress graph (see also the full Progress Chart)
Progress Chart
Date
  • 2011 articles
  • remaining
  • Outstanding
  • tags
  • Change since
  • previous day
[N 1]
  • Change since
  • beginning
[N 1]
October 31, 2012 230 2791
November 1, 2012 226 2798 negative increase  7 negative increase  7
November 2, 2012 216 2785 positive decrease 13 positive decrease  6
November 3, 2012 207 2749 positive decrease 36 positive decrease 42
November 4, 2012 189 2733 positive decrease 16 positive decrease 58
November 5, 2012 183 2750 negative increase  17 positive decrease 41
November 6, 2012 178 2774 negative increase  24 positive decrease 17
November 7, 2012 176 2782 negative increase  8 positive decrease  9
November 8, 2012 171 2786 negative increase  4 positive decrease  5
November 9, 2012 164 2776 positive decrease 10 positive decrease 15
November 10, 2012 154 2764 positive decrease 12 positive decrease 27
November 11, 2012 141 2759 positive decrease  5 positive decrease 32
November 12, 2012 138 2786 negative increase  27 positive decrease  5
November 13, 2012 129 2797 negative increase  11 negative increase  6
November 14, 2012 122 2790 positive decrease  7 positive decrease  1
November 15, 2012 117 2792 negative increase  2 negative increase  1
November 16, 2012 100 2776 positive decrease 16 positive decrease 15
November 17, 2012 82 2766 positive decrease 10 positive decrease 25
November 18, 2012 72 2776 negative increase  10 positive decrease 15
November 19, 2012 68 2762 positive decrease 14 positive decrease 29
November 20, 2012 61 2783 negative increase  21 positive decrease  8
November 21, 2012 57 2819 negative increase  36 negative increase  28
November 22, 2012 54 2790 positive decrease 29 positive decrease  1
November 23, 2012 47 2780 positive decrease 10 positive decrease 11
November 24, 2012 39 2780 Steady  0 positive decrease 11
November 25, 2012 32 2780 Steady  0 positive decrease 11
November 26, 2012 20 2775 positive decrease  5 positive decrease 16
November 27, 2012 12 2768 positive decrease  7 positive decrease 23
November 28, 2012 6 2724 positive decrease 44 positive decrease 67
November 29, 2012 2 2716 positive decrease  8 positive decrease 75
November 30, 2012 0 2690 positive decrease 26 positive decrease 101
  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 November or December 2011, 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

Stfg (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 13
  • Total words: 35795
  • Rollover words: 20655

Torchiest (talk | edits)[edit]

  • Total articles: 4
  • Total words: 2532
  • Rollover words: 2555

BDD[edit]

  • Total articles: 4
  • Total words: 4,172
  • Rollover words: 1,442

Thine Antique Pen (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 35
  • Rollover words: 12464

Miniapolis (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 27
  • Total words: 73,724
  • Rollover words: 18,349

Wilhelmina Will (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 3
  • Total words: 1267
  • Rollover words: 5115

Queenmomcat (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0
  • Rollover words: 806

AFisch99 (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 1543

Lfstevens (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 111
  • Total words: 203,601
  • Rollover words: 529,023

Ankit MaityTalkContribs[edit]

  • Total articles: 3
  • Total words: 7946

Soosim (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Soulparadox (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 8
  • Total words: 14549
  • Rollover words: 7242

Tdslk (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 40
  • Total words: 27,718
  • Rollover words: 1656

Cocolacoste (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 4420

W1k1p3d1g1 (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

AngusWOOF (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 18
  • Total words: 17018
  • Rollover words: 9818

Rubimsome (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Tea with toast (話)[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 966
  • Rollover words: 2226

MattVariety (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 7
  • Total words: 28234
  • Rollover words: 2516

Dianna (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 32
  • Total words: 24490
  • Rollover words: 6134

MathMaven (talk  edits)[edit]

  • Total articles: 4
  • Total words: 3543

Wahrmund (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 3
  • Total words: 4131
  • Rollover words: 482

--Demiurge1000 (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 2
  • Total words: 13847
  • Rollover words: 2942

RichPiccone (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 2
  • Total words: 3107

Freebirdthemonk (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 4
  • Total words: 8,186

The UtahraptorTalk/Contribs[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 280

Tarheel95 (Sprechen)[edit]

  • Total articles: 4
  • Total words: 1346

Prof. Squirrel (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 2
  • Total words: 50,755

Dementia13 (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 2
  • Total words: 6999
  • Rollover words: 4358

SarahGarde (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 824

User:Zenith042 (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 2
  • Total words: 1940

TBrandley[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 3078
  • Rollover words: 3048

Coppaar (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 4
  • Total words: 3965

Cwmhiraeth (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 4
  • Total words: 4078

Nouniquenames[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0
  • Rollover words: 7254

DThomsen8 (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 7
  • Total words: 1090
  • Rollover words: 602

Francophonie&Androphilie (Je vous invite à me parler)[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 1080

Odie5533 (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 470

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.