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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. If you have any questions, leave a message on the drive's talk page. This drive begins on September 1, 2013, 00:00 UTC and ended on September 30, 2013, 23:59 UTC.

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 (June and July 2012) and to complete all requests made on the GOCE Requests page before August 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 June and July 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 (verified)
1 2 3 4 5
Total
Articles
Dthomsen8 (46) Lfstevens (42) JudyCS (40) Miniapolis (35) Tdslk (24)
Total
Words[n 1]
JudyCS (173,509) Lfstevens (104,202) Miniapolis (68,436) Dthomsen8 (26,062) Esoxid (24,956)
5k+
Articles[n 2]
JudyCS (18) Lfstevens (13) Ankit Maity (2)
Miniapolis (2)
Stfg (1)
Dthomsen8 (1)
Oldest
Articles[n 3]
JudyCS (34) Miniapolis (32) Esoxid (9) Tucoxn (8)
Jonesey95 (8)
Stfg (8)
Longest
Article[n 1][n 4]
JudyCS (18,650) Lfstevens (15,188) Ankit Maity (10,661) Dthomsen8 (9,802) Miniapolis (6,742)
  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 June and July 2012.
  4. ^ The number of words in the longest article you copy edited. Only one entry for any editor.
GOCE September 2013 drive progress graphs.png

Progress Chart[edit]

Progress chart
Date
  • June/July
  • 2012 articles
  • Outstanding
  • tags
  • Change since
  • previous day
[N 1]
  • Change since
  • beginning
[N 1]
August 31, 2013 145 3186
September 1, 2013 138 3184 positive decrease  2 positive decrease  2
September 2, 2013 133 3148 positive decrease 36 positive decrease 38
September 3, 2013 130 3136 positive decrease 12 positive decrease 50
September 4, 2013 128 3124 positive decrease 12 positive decrease 62
September 5, 2013 125 3122 positive decrease  2 positive decrease 64
September 7, 2013 114 3126 negative increase  4 positive decrease 60
September 8, 2013 112 3128 negative increase  2 positive decrease 58
September 9, 2013 106 3120 positive decrease  8 positive decrease 66
September 10, 2013 102 3117 positive decrease  3 positive decrease 69
September 11, 2013 100 3137 negative increase  20 positive decrease 49
September 12, 2013 92 3141 negative increase  4 positive decrease 45
September 13, 2013 88 3138 positive decrease  3 positive decrease 48
September 14, 2013 85 3142 negative increase  4 positive decrease 44
September 15, 2013 80 3151 negative increase  9 positive decrease 35
September 16, 2013 71 3147 positive decrease  4 positive decrease 39
September 17, 2013 67 3153 negative increase  6 positive decrease 33
September 18, 2013 60 3152 positive decrease  1 positive decrease 34
September 19, 2013 58 3144 positive decrease  8 positive decrease 42
September 20, 2013 56 3149 negative increase  5 positive decrease 37
September 21, 2013 52 3143 positive decrease  6 positive decrease 43
September 22, 2013 43 3145 negative increase  2 positive decrease 41
September 23, 2013 37 3160 negative increase  15 positive decrease 26
September 24, 2013 24 3151 positive decrease  9 positive decrease 35
September 25, 2013 21 3155 negative increase  4 positive decrease 31
September 26, 2013 11 3140 positive decrease 15 positive decrease 46
September 27, 2013 4 3139 positive decrease  1 positive decrease 47
September 28, 2013 2 3146 negative increase  7 positive decrease 40
September 29, 2013 0 3154 negative increase  8 positive decrease 32
September 30, 2013 0 3152 positive decrease  2 positive decrease 34
  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 (do remove the {{copyedit}} tag though). 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 June and July 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: 0
  • Total words: 0

DThomsen8 (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 46
  • Total words: 25,503
  • Rollover words: 2,864

Dianna[edit]

  • Total articles: 7
  • Total words: 9188
  • Rollover words: 3,569

JudyCS (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 40
  • Total words: 173,509
  • Rollover words: 57,725

Jonesey95 (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 8
  • Total words: 5,908
  • Rollover words: 1,613

Milesandkilometrestogo (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 3
  • Total words: 382
  • Rollover words: 7,073

AGK[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Pratyya (Hello!)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Wahrmund (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 2
  • Total words: 952
  • Rollover words: 169

Miniapolis (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 35
  • Total words: 68,436
  • Rollover words: 12,562

Wingsjo (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0
  • Rollover words: 2,232

Tdslk (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 24
  • Total words: 2034

Mathijsvs (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 1288

Livitup (talk · contribs)[edit]

  • Total articles: 2
  • Total words: 2121

czar [edit]

  • Total articles: 2
  • Total words: 804
  • Rollover words: 6,098

tucoxn\talk[edit]

  • Total articles: 8
  • Total words: 4194
  • Rollover words: 467

Ankit MaityTalkContribs[edit]

  • Total articles: 5
  • Total words: 22,505
  • Rollover words: 1,552

Stfg (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 11
  • Total words: 17540
  • Rollover words: 1747

Lfstevens (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 42
  • Total words: 104,098

Thebrownemdash (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

WeRegretToInform (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 2
  • Total words: 1393

Martinian (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 3
  • Total words: 3,089

Wilhelmina Will (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 11
  • Total words: 4638

Biggs Pliff (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 2
  • Total words: 1,833

RainCity471 (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 6
  • Total words: 1887

The UtahraptorTalk/Contribs[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0
  • Rollover words: 790

EnKP (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Ethraen (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 1763

Whitejac01 (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Wikid77 (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Ianthedeveloper (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Esoxidtalkcontribs[edit]

  • Total articles: 11
  • Total words: 24956

Johnston.josh (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Lemmoid (talk[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Peer3JoyYes2 (talk)Peer support in our school/communities/ New Jersey.[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Folklore1 (talk)[edit]

  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

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.