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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 drive's lead coordinator is Torchiest (talk), and he is assisted by Baffle gab1978 (talk), Jonesey95 (talk), and The Utahraptor (talk). If you have any questions, leave a message on the drive's talk page. This drive begins on November 1, 2013, 00:00 UTC and will end on November 30, 2013, 23:59 UTC.

GOCE November 2013 final status.PNG

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 (August and September 2012) and to complete all requests made on the GOCE Requests page during September 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 August and September 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]

Leaderboard[edit]

  • Gold Star Award Leaderboard
1 2 3 4 5
Total
Articles
Aichik (77) PaintedCarpet (70) Miniapolis (28) JudyCS (26) Freebirds (20)
Total
Words[n 1]
JudyCS (89265) Vantine84 (74810) Aichik (69199) Miniapolis (63005) PaintedCarpet (54629)
5k+
Articles[n 2]
Vantine84 (9) JudyCS (8) Lfstevens (5) Miniapolis (2) PaintedCarpet (1)
Jonesey95 (1)
JustBerry (1)
Oldest
Articles[n 3]
PaintedCarpet (38) Aichik (28) Miniapolis (24) JudyCS (21) Vantine84 (11)
Diannaa (11)
Longest
Article[n 1][n 4]
JudyCS (24504) Vantine84 (11149) Lfstevens (8955) JustBerry (5921) PaintedCarpet (5793)
  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 August and September 2012.
  4. ^ The number of words in the longest article you copy edited. Only one entry for any editor.

Progress chart[edit]

GOCE November 2013 drive progress graphs.PNG
Progress Chart
Date
  • Aug/Sept
  • 2012 articles
  • Outstanding
  • tags
  • Change since
  • previous day
[N 1]
  • Change since
  • beginning
[N 1]
October 31, 2013 224 3104
November 1, 2013 214 3039 positive decrease 65 positive decrease 65
November 2, 2013 209 3004 positive decrease 35 positive decrease 100
November 3, 2013 200 2978 positive decrease 26 positive decrease 126
November 4, 2013 192 2938 positive decrease 40 positive decrease 166
November 5, 2013 183 2884 positive decrease 54 positive decrease 220
November 6, 2013 169 2857 positive decrease 27 positive decrease 247
November 7, 2013 165 2841 positive decrease 16 positive decrease 263
November 8, 2013 150 2805 positive decrease 36 positive decrease 299
November 9, 2013 145 2781 positive decrease 24 positive decrease 323
November 10, 2013 139 2746 positive decrease 35 positive decrease 358
November 11, 2013 135 2742 positive decrease  4 positive decrease 362
November 12, 2013 128 2734 positive decrease  8 positive decrease 370
November 13, 2013 121 2725 positive decrease  9 positive decrease 379
November 14, 2013 118 2736 negative increase  11 positive decrease 368
November 15, 2013 103 2693 positive decrease 43 positive decrease 411
November 16, 2013 99 2687 positive decrease  6 positive decrease 417
November 17, 2013 79 2685 positive decrease  2 positive decrease 419
November 18, 2013 72 2678 positive decrease  7 positive decrease 426
November 19, 2013 65 2668 positive decrease 10 positive decrease 436
November 20, 2013 52 2649 positive decrease 19 positive decrease 455
November 21, 2013 46 2643 positive decrease  6 positive decrease 461
November 22, 2013 32 2620 positive decrease 23 positive decrease 484
November 23, 2013 29 2624 negative increase  4 positive decrease 480
November 24, 2013 24 2625 negative increase  1 positive decrease 479
November 25, 2013 18 2621 positive decrease  4 positive decrease 483
November 26, 2013 17 2613 positive decrease  8 positive decrease 491
November 27, 2013 16 2608 positive decrease  5 positive decrease 496
November 28, 2013 13 2621 negative increase  13 positive decrease 483
November 29, 2013 10 2632 negative increase  11 positive decrease 472
November 30, 2013 7 2631 positive decrease  1 positive decrease 473
  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 August and September 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

Torchiest (talk edits)[edit]

  • Total articles: 8
  • Total words: 293

Stfg (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 3
  • Total words: 6523
  • Rollover words: 8057

Jonesey95 (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 4
  • Total words: 7,535
  • Rollover words: 2,475

JudyCS (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 26
  • Total words: 89,265
  • Rollover words: 217,989

Wahrmund (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 4
  • Total words: 5841
  • Rollover words: 1121

Matty.007[edit]

  • Total articles: 3
  • Total words: 1,707

Miniapolis[edit]

  • Total articles: 28
  • Total words: 63,005
  • Rollover words: 12,522

The UtahraptorTalk/Contribs[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

David Rush (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Bddmagic (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 6
  • Total words: 12,162

Aichik (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 77
  • Total words: 76,642

- tucoxn\talk[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 863
  • Rollover words: 2758

DThomsen8 (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 721

LivitEh?/What?[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 4514

GenQuest "Talk to Me"[edit]

  • Total articles: 7
  • Total words: 9352

Prof. Squirrel (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 7
  • Total words: 14,056

Diannaa[edit]

  • Total articles: 11
  • Total words: 7301
  • Rollover words: 757

Lfstevens (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 9
  • Total words: 42,225

Mr. V (tc)[edit]

  • Total articles: 18
  • Total words: 74,810

PaintedCarpet (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 70
  • Total words: 55,159

sssssss340[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 20

Tdslk (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 154
  • Rollover words: 2164

AngelaVietto (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Freebirds Howdy![edit]

  • Total articles: 20
  • Total words: 4,793

Greatpopcorn (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 11
  • Total words: 15269

JustBerry (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 5921

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.