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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 with 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 for this drive 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 September 1, 2012, 00:00 UTC and ended on September 30, 2012, 23:59 UTC.

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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 (July, August, September, and October 2011) and to complete all requests made on the GOCE Requests page in July and August 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 July, August, September, and October 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
Stfg (48) Lfstevens (33) Thine Antique Pen
Miniapolis (30)
AngusWOOF (23) Torchiest (18)
Total
Words[n 1]
Lfstevens (126,916) Stfg (67,475) Miniapolis (62,458) Dementia13 (45,243) Thine Antique Pen (41,105)
5k+
Articles[n 2]
Lfstevens (13) Miniapolis (5) Thine Antique Pen (4) Stfg (3)
Dementia13 (3)
Torchiest (2)
Nouniquenames (2)
Oldest
Articles[n 3]
Stfg (44) Miniapolis (22) AngusWOOF (19) Thine Antique Pen (15) Torchiest (11)
Longest
Article[n 1][n 4]
Stfg (11,853) Lfstevens (10,871) Nouniquenames(10,622) Dementia13 (10,314) Torchiest (10,079)
  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 July, August, September and October 2011.
  4. ^ The number of words in the longest article you copy edited. Only one entry for any editor.
GOCE September 2012 Backlog Elimination progress graph (see also the full Progress Chart)
Progress Chart
Date
  • July–October
  • 2011 articles
  • remaining
  • Outstanding
  • tags
  • Change since
  • previous day
[N 1]
  • Change since
  • beginning
[N 1]
August 31, 2012 301 2653
September 1, 2012 285 2636 positive decrease 17 positive decrease 17
September 2, 2012 275 2618 positive decrease 18 positive decrease 35
September 3, 2012 263 2617 positive decrease  1 positive decrease 36
September 4, 2012 250 2609 positive decrease  8 positive decrease 44
September 5, 2012 240 2601 positive decrease  8 positive decrease 52
September 6, 2012 237 2609 negative increase  8 positive decrease 44
September 7, 2012 226 2601 positive decrease  8 positive decrease 52
September 8, 2012 216 2596 positive decrease  5 positive decrease 57
September 9, 2012 207 2599 negative increase  3 positive decrease 54
September 10, 2012 201 2599 Steady  0 positive decrease 54
September 11, 2012 196 2610 negative increase  11 positive decrease 43
September 12, 2012 189 2610 Steady  0 positive decrease 43
September 13, 2012 180 2604 positive decrease  6 positive decrease 49
September 14, 2012 173 2595 positive decrease  9 positive decrease 58
September 15, 2012 164 2598 negative increase  3 positive decrease 55
September 16, 2012 162 2599 negative increase  1 positive decrease 54
September 17, 2012 156 2616 negative increase  17 positive decrease 37
September 18, 2012 150 2637 negative increase  21 positive decrease 16
September 19, 2012 137 2595 positive decrease 42 positive decrease 58
September 20, 2012 125 2599 negative increase  4 positive decrease 54
September 21, 2012 114 2528 positive decrease 71 positive decrease 125
September 22, 2012 104 2500 positive decrease 28 positive decrease 153
September 23, 2012 93 2479 positive decrease 21 positive decrease 174
September 24, 2012 91 2450 positive decrease 29 positive decrease 203
September 25, 2012 68 2428 positive decrease 22 positive decrease 225
September 26, 2012 49 2409 positive decrease 19 positive decrease 244
September 27, 2012 39 2410 negative increase  1 positive decrease 243
September 28, 2012 26 2400 positive decrease 10 positive decrease 253
September 29, 2012 12 2363 positive decrease 37 positive decrease 290
September 30, 2012 0 2341 positive decrease 22 positive decrease 312
  1. ^ a b Change only refers to outstanding tags.

Reviewing[edit]

Dianna (Talk) will chair this group. The committee will inspect articles at random for quality control purposes. If you are interested in participating, please sign up below.

Procedure[edit]

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 direct any questions to Dianna (Talk).

Reviewers sign-up[edit]

Signing up[edit]

This event has concluded. Please do not modify this page. Comments should be made on the talk page.

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 July, August September or October 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

Torchiest talkedits[edit]

  • Total articles: 18
  • Total words: 25100
  • Rollover words: 2235

Stfg (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 48
  • Total words: 67475
  • Rollover words: 19491

Tdslk[edit]

  • Total articles: 13
  • Total words: 2132
  • Rollover words: 3524

Despayre[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0
  • Rollover words: 3662

Obtund[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Dthomsen8[edit]

  • Total articles: 8
  • Total words: 8135
  • Rollover words: 467

Dianna[edit]

  • Total articles: 7
  • Total words: 9438
  • Rollover words: 13158

Uploadvirus[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0
  • Rollover words: 1619

ankitaz2011[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

BDD[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 1,440
  • Rollover words: 11,282

Keilana[edit]

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

Miniapolis (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 30
  • Total words: 62,458
  • Rollover words: 7,550

Paulmnguyen[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 565

Spock of Vulcan[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Greenmaven (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0
  • Rollover words: 9031

Lfstevens (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 33
  • Total words: 126,916

Bddmagic (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

The Historian (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Icfasntw (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Laurinavicius (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

WikiCopter Returns[edit]

  • Total articles: 6
  • Total words: 1551

Dementia13 (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 12
  • Total words: 45,243
  • Rollover words: 16,493

Wilhelmina Will (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 10
  • Total words: 7580
  • Rollover words: 9194

Thine Antique Pen (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 30
  • Total words: 41105
  • Rollover words: 2304

Queenmomcat (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 3
  • Total words: 1410
  • Rollover words: 39396

Wahrmund (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 159
  • Rollover words: 323

Electric Catfish[edit]

  • Total articles: 3
  • Total words: 1554

WikiShagnik (ContribsTalk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 2958

AngusWOOF (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 23
  • Total words: 21551

AGK[edit]

  • Total articles: 3
  • Total words: 4099

GorillaWarfare (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 369

TBrandley[edit]

  • Total articles: 5
  • Total words: 15365

White Ash (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Geraldshields11 (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 2
  • Total words: 834

Tea with toast (話)[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 163
  • Rollover words: 2063

Backtable[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0
  • Rollover words: 2468

Nouniquenames[edit]

  • Total articles: 15
  • Total words: 16873
  • Rollover words: 229

Soulparadox (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 9
  • Total words: 12828

gameon123[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 6364

MattVariety (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 2
  • Total words: 4344

Demiurge1000 (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 5623
  • Rollover words: 2507