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GAN backlog elimination drive

So here's where the coordinators' main job begins. You will go over each review and check against the good article criteria (having the criteria and review page in 2 different browser tabs is very useful). To coordinate effort and avoid duplication (plus letting the participants know our progress), mark review status with {{in progress}} or {{done}} in front of the user's name like this. Use asterisk (*) to mark questionable reviews and we'll examine the matter more closely. OhanaUnitedTalk page 15:30, 1 January 2012 (UTC)

On it. AstroCog (talk) 15:42, 1 January 2012 (UTC)
Ok, good suggestion, let's do spot check then. And if spot check reveals problematic reviews by some particular editors, then we'll closely examine their reviews one by one. OhanaUnitedTalk page 19:20, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

GOCE 2011 Year-End Report

Guild of Copy Editors 2011 Year-End Report
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We have reached the end of the year, and what a year it has been! The Guild of Copy Editors was full of activity, and we achieved numerous important milestones in 2011. Read all about these in the Guild's 2011 Year-End Report.

Highlights
  • Membership grows to 764 editors, an increase of 261
  • Report on coordinators' elections
  • Around 1,000 articles removed through six Backlog elimination drives
  • Guild Plans for 2012
  • Requests page report
  • Sign up for the January 2012 Backlog elimination drive!


Get your copy of the Guild's 2011 Year-End Report here
On behalf of the Guild, we take this opportunity to wish you Season's Greetings and Happy New Year. We look forward to your support in 2012!
– Your 2011 Coordinators: Diannaa (lead), The Utahraptor, and Slon02 and SMasters (emeritus).

Sent on behalf of the Guild of Copy Editors using AWB on 05:52, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

2nd opinion on review

Hi, where should 2nd opinions on Elim Drive noms that you have tagged be placed? Jezhotwells (talk) 04:08, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

I'm planning to ask for volunteers to add second opinions to the drive talk page and, if necessary, nominate the articles for reassessment. Was going to do it when I'm finished checking, but if you're up for it, you can go ahead and take a look at the ones marked so far. AstroCog (talk) 13:21, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

RE: Brisco episode list

That's Cool. :) QuasyBoy 20:34, 13 January 2012 (UTC)

Hello

I Wanna Go GA/2 is not finished yet, so how am I done? CalvinWatch n' Learn 01:12, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

Done, in the sense that I've checked your reviews. I'm not checking right now that all holds are resolved. Just checking for reviews that need second opinions. Cheers, AstroCog (talk) 02:05, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

Thanks!

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Thanks for your help getting W. E. B. Du Bois promoted to FA status. He was a great man, and deserves a great article. --Noleander (talk) 03:06, 24 January 2012 (UTC)
Agreed! It was my pleasure. Cheers, AstroCog (talk) 03:24, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

Note to self: AMNH Wikimedia?

Hey, AstroCog, contact Invertzoo about contacts at AMNH.AstroCog (talk) 16:18, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

/* A barnstar for you! */

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I, SarahStierch, hereby award you, Astrocog, with the Real Life Barnstar for your great talk at Wikipedia Day! Perfect timing, because I'll be working on notability guidelines for fine art soon! Thank you! SarahStierch (talk) 19:56, 28 January 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Good articles/GAN backlog elimination drives/December 2011

Hi,

I reviewed your reviews for the backlog elimination drive/December 2011 and they all seemed good to me except one Bridgewater Associates. It was subsequently tagged with [citation needed] and [not in citation given] some of which at least seemed justified. Would you take a look?

Also, thanks for all your hard work. It's much appreciated by me! Best wishes, MathewTownsend (talk) 00:29, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

Looks like I didn't see the additional tags after I made the review (and the source spot checks). I sent the article to GAR, since those tags haven't been addressed since December. That's about all I think I should do on that. Other than that, I'd say my review was fine. Cheers, AstroCog (talk) 01:46, 5 February 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the alert Astro, I'll attend to the cite tags on the Bridgewater article.-- KeithbobTalk 21:33, 5 February 2012 (UTC)
 Done-- KeithbobTalk 13:28, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you!

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In appreciation of all your work in making the GA backlog drive sucessful! Thank you! MathewTownsend (talk) 00:36, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

Delete Wikipedia:Good article reassessment/Bridgewater Associates/1

If you no longer need community reassessment then I can either close it (it will be keep, but will allow you to fail it with you individual re-assessment if warranted) or you could tag it for speedy deletion (author or technical might work). AIRcorn (talk) 02:25, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

Decided it was just as easy to close it as keep and since I commented it might have run into problems being speedied. AIRcorn (talk) 02:58, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

February 2012

Hi Astrocog,

Thank you for the notification. I know that the pictures have a copyright on the website. I have taken permission from the company to publish the pictures and the copyright holder will soon be sending an e-mail to Wikimedia commons for the confirmation. If the permission is not received, the pictures will automatically be deleted. Once again thank you for showing concern.
Inlandmamba (talk) 16:56, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

Give me some time before deleting the pictures. I'll ask the copyright holder website to send the e-mail to Wikimedia commons. If they don't send the permission within the next three days, I'll remove the images myself. Sorry for causing inconvenience.

Inlandmamba (talk) 17:10, 19 February 2012 (UTC)

OK, there wasn't a notice on the images that they would be vetted for commons licensing. You should put a comment the image pages or on their talk pages so that editors will know not to tag them, like I did. When you upload the images, there should be an option that a permission email is pending. Otherwise, you can't claim that they are your own work, which is what you did. Cheers, AstroCog (talk) 17:32, 19 February 2012 (UTC)
Hi Astrocog,

I placed the template and notified an OTRS volunteer about the situation. He has reviewed the case and has granted the permission. Sorry for not placing the OTRS permission tag earlier. Next time I'll keep that in mind :) Thanks
--Inlandmamba (talk) 19:18, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

GOCE March copy edit drive

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The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in their March 2012 Backlog elimination drive, a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on March 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on March 31 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goal for the drive will be to eliminate the remaining 2010 articles from the queue. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits more than 4,000 words, and special awards will be given to the top 5 in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", and "Number of articles of over 5,000 words". We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Dank, Diannaa, Stfg, and Coordinator emeritus SMasters. 19:27, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

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GOCE March drive newsletter

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Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors March 2012 Backlog elimination drive! Here's the mid-drive newsletter.

Participation: We have had 58 people sign up for this drive so far, which compares favorably with our last drive, and 27 have copy-edited at least one article. If you have signed up but have not yet copy-edited any articles, please consider doing so. Every bit helps! If you haven't signed up yet, it's not too late. Join us!

Progress report: Our target of completing the 2010 articles has almost been reached, with only 56 remaining of the 194 we had at the start of the drive. The last ones are always the most difficult, so thank you if you are able to help copy-edit any of the remaining articles. We have reduced the total backlog by 163 articles so far.

Special thanks: Special thanks to Stfg, who has been going through the backlog and doing some preliminary vetting of the articles—removing copyright violations, doing initial clean-up, and nominating some for deletion. This work has helped make the drive a more pleasant experience for all our volunteers.

Your drive coordinators – Dianna (talk), Stfg (talk), and Dank (talk)

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GOCE March drive wrap-up

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Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors March 2012 Backlog elimination drive! This is the most successful drive we have had for quite a while. Here is your end-of-drive wrap-up newsletter.

Participation

Of the 70 people who signed up for this drive, 40 copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Special acknowledgement goes out to Lfstevens, who did over 200 articles, most of them in the last third of the drive, and topped all three leaderboard categories. You're a superstar! Stfg and others have been pre-checking the articles for quality and conformance to Wikipedia guidelines; some have been nominated for deletion or had some preliminary clean-up done to help make the copy-edit process more fun and appealing. Thanks to all who helped get those nasty last few articles out of the target months.

Progress report

During this drive we were successful in eliminating our target months—October, November, and December 2010—from the queue, and have now eliminated all the 2010 articles from our list. We were able to complete 500 articles this month! End-of-drive results and barnstar information can be found here.

When working on the backlog, please keep in mind that there are options other than copy-editing available; some articles may be candidates for deletion, or may not be suitable for copy-editing at this time for other reasons. The {{GOCEreviewed}} tag can be placed on any article you find to be totally uneditable, and you can nominate for deletion any that you discover to be copyright violations or completely unintelligible. If you need help deciding what to do, please contact any of the coordinators.

Thank you for participating in the March 2012 drive! All contributions are appreciated. Our next copy-edit drive will be in May.

Your drive coordinators – Dianna (Talk), Stfg (Talk), and Dank (talk)

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You're invited to Wiki-Gangs of New York @ NYPL on April 21!

Wiki-Gangs of New York: April 21 at the New York Public Library
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Join us for an an civic edit-a-thon, Wikipedia meet-up and instructional workshop that will be held this weekend on Saturday, April 21, at the New York Public Library Main Branch.
  • Venue: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building (NYPL Main Branch), Margaret Liebman Berger Forum (Room 227).
  • Directions: Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street.
  • Time: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. (drop-ins welcome at any time)

The event's goal will be to improve Wikipedia articles and content related to the neighborhoods and history of New York City - No special wiki knowledge is required!

Also, please RSVP!--Pharos (talk) 17:09, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

GOCE May copy edit drive

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The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in their May 2012 Backlog elimination drive, a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on May 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on May 31 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goal for the drive will be to eliminate January, February, and March 2011 from the queue. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits more than 4,000 words, and special awards will be given to the top 5 in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", and "Number of articles of over 5,000 words". We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Dank, Diannaa, and Stfg.

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Main page appearance: The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.

This is a note to let the main editors of The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. know that the article will be appearing as today's featured article on May 7, 2012. You can view the TFA blurb at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/May 7, 2012. If you prefer that the article appear as TFA on a different date, or not at all, please ask featured article director Raul654 (talk · contribs) or his delegate Dabomb87 (talk · contribs), or start a discussion at Wikipedia talk:Today's featured article/requests. If the previous blurb needs tweaking, you might change it—following the instructions at Wikipedia:Today's featured article/requests/instructions. If this article needs any attention or maintenance, it would be preferable if that could be done before its appearance on the Main Page. The blurb as it stands now is below:

The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. is an American Western/science fiction television series created by Jeffrey Boam and Carlton Cuse. It ran for 27 episodes on the Fox network starting in the 1993–94 season. Set in the American West of 1893, the series follows its title character, a Harvard-educated lawyer-turned-bounty hunter hired by a group of wealthy industrialists to track and capture outlaw John Bly and his gang. Bruce Campbell plays Brisco, who is joined by a colorful group of supporting characters, including Julius Carry as fellow bounty hunter Lord Bowler and Christian Clemenson as stick-in-the-mud lawyer Socrates Poole. While ostensibly a Western, the series routinely includes elements of the science fiction and steampunk genres. The series earned high ratings at the beginning of its season, but later episodes failed to attract a substantial number of viewers. Fox canceled the show at the end of its first and only season. In 2006, Warner Home Video released a DVD set containing all 27 episodes, which was anticipated by fans and critics. The series has been remembered fondly by critics, who praise its humor and unique blend of genres. (more...)

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Excellent! AstroCog (talk) 03:21, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

GOCE May mid-drive newsletter

Guild of Copy Editors May 2012 backlog elimination drive mid-drive newsletter
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Participation: Out of 49 people signed up for this drive so far, 26 have copy-edited at least one article. It's a smaller group than last drive, but we're making good progress. If you've signed up but haven't yet copy-edited any articles, please consider doing so. Every bit helps! If you haven't signed up yet, it's not too late. Join us!

Progress report: We're on track to meet our targets for the drive, largely due to the efforts of Lfstevens and the others on the leaderboard. Thanks to all. We have reduced our target group of articles—January, February, and March 2011—by over half, and it looks like we will achieve that goal. Good progress is being made on the overall backlog as well, with over 500 articles copy-edited during the drive so far. The total backlog currently sits at around 3200 articles.

Hall of Fame: GOCE coordinator Diannaa was awarded a spot in the GOCE Hall of Fame this month! She has copy-edited over 1567 articles during these drives, and surpassed the 1,000,000-word mark on May 5. On to the second million! – Your drive coordinators: Dank, Diannaa and Stfg

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Peer Review of Texas State University–San Marcos

At the end of last year you performed the WP:GA review of Texas State University–San Marcos and offered a number of suggestions. In your final comments you suggested after performing a rewrite of the article that it be peer reviewed before being nominated for GA again. I made a pass through the article attempting to make it more similar to other GA and FA articles about universities. I put the article up for peer review back in March, but it was auto-archived due to no one taking it on. I've put it up for peer review again, but after a week no one has offered to look it over. I'd like for it to be reviewed this time around. The peer review volunteers list doesn't include any active editors who advertise an interest in university articles. I was wondering if you would be willing to perform the peer review of the article. If you are willing to do so, the peer review page is at Wikipedia:Peer review/Texas State University–San Marcos/archive2. I am definitely interested in seeing what could be done to the article at this point to move it towards a passable GA nomination. Thank you in advance for any comments or suggestions on getting a peer review completed. --TreyGeek (talk) 05:31, 27 May 2012 (UTC)

I don't have a lot of time right now, but if you don't mind being patient, I'll see what I can do in the next couple weeks. Cheers, AstroCog (talk) 20:13, 27 May 2012 (UTC)
No worries. Both attempts at using WP:PR has resulted in a backlog such that it is automatically archived. I'd like someone to review the article at some point, even if it isn't an immediate review. So, whenever you have a chance to look it over anf offer your suggestions, I'd appreciate it. You can leave your comments on the article's peer review page, the article's talk page or my talk page. They are all on my watchlist so I'll see your comments and will look into them to improve the article. Thanks. --TreyGeek (talk) 04:54, 2 June 2012 (UTC)

GOCE May drive wrap-up

Guild of Copy Editors May 2012 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
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Participation: Out of 54 people who signed up this drive, 32 copy-edited at least one article. Last drive's superstar, Lfstevens, again stood out, topping the leader board in all three categories and copy-editing over 700 articles. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: We were once again successful in our primary goal—removing the oldest three months from the backlog—while removing 1166 articles from the queue, the second-most in our history. The total backlog currently sits at around 2600 articles, down from 8323 when we started out just over two years ago.

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Coodinator election: The six-month term for our third tranche of Guild coordinators will be expiring at the end of June. We will be accepting nominations for the fourth tranche of coordinators, who will also serve a six-month term. Nominations will open starting on June 5. For complete information, please have a look at the election page. – Your drive coordinators: Dank, Diannaa, and Stfg

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GOCE July 2012 Copy Edit Drive

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Wikimedia New York City Annual Meeting Sat Jun 30

Join us at Jefferson Market Library on Saturday starting at 1pm for our annual meeting and elections, details at Wikipedia:Meetup/NYC!--Pharos (talk) 17:25, 29 June 2012 (UTC)

The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.

Regarding the recent edits by the tenacious anon. editor, you might want to take a look at this. ---RepublicanJacobiteTheFortyFive 02:32, 6 July 2012 (UTC)

Thanks for keeping an eye on it. Apparently this editor didn't work hard enough. Episode guide is on the Brisco "to-do list", but now that the main article is FA, I'd rather not see the old ep list creep back in. All are welcome to edit and work on the "placeholder" separate article I put in my userspace (see my user page), however. I don't have a lot of time to work on it right now, though... Cheers, AstroCog (talk) 02:59, 6 July 2012 (UTC)
Cheers to you, as well. I think he is so single-minded, he is not going to listen to reason, but maybe a talk page discussion can straighten him out. ---RepublicanJacobiteTheFortyFive 13:51, 6 July 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Universe Today (4th nomination)

Hi Astrocog. Because you participated in Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Universe Today (3rd nomination), you may be interested in Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Universe Today (4th nomination). Cunard (talk) 23:04, 7 July 2012 (UTC)

GOCE July 2012 mid-drive newsletter

Guild of Copy Editors July 2012 backlog elimination drive mid-drive newsletter
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Participation: Out of 37 people signed up for this drive so far, 25 have copy-edited at least one article. It's a smaller group than last drive, but we're making good progress. If you've signed up but haven't yet copy-edited any articles, every bit helps; if you haven't signed up yet, it's not too late. Join us!

Progress report: We're almost on track to meet our targets for the drive. Great work, guys. We have reduced our target group of articles—May, June, and July 2011—by about 40%, and the overall backlog has been reduced by 264 articles so far, to around 2500 articles.

Copy Edit of the Month: Starting in August, your best copy-editing work of the month will be eligible for fabulous prizes! See here for details. – Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.

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GOCE July drive wrap-up

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Participation: Out of 45 people who signed up this drive, 31 have copy-edited at least one article. Lfstevens continues to carry most of the weight, having edited 360 articles and over a quarter of a million words already. Thanks to all who have participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, will be available early in August here.

Progress report: We are once again very close to achieving in our primary goal—removing the oldest three months from the backlog. Only 35 such articles remain at press time. The total backlog currently sits at under 2400 articles, down from 8323 when we started out over two years ago. We are just two articles away from completing all requests made before July 2012 (both are in progress).

Copy Edit of the Month: Starting in August, you'll be able to submit your best copy-editing work for palaver, praise, and prizes. See here for details. – Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.

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GOCE news and September drive invitation

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The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in its events:

  • The August 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is currently in the submissions stage. Submit your best August copy edit there before the end of the month. Submissions end, and discussion and voting begin, on September 1 at 00:00 (UTC).
  • September 2012 Backlog elimination drive is a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on September 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on September 30 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goals are to copy edit the articles tagged longest ago and to complete all requests placed before the end of August. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits at least one article, and special awards will be given to the top six in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", "Number of articles of over 5,000 words", "Number of articles tagged longest ago", and "Longest article". This drive features a much easier signup process. We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.
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GOCE September activities

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A quick reminder of our current events:

  • The August 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is in the discussion and voting stage until midnight September 14 (UTC).
  • The September 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is in the submissions stage until midnight September 30 (UTC), when discussion and voting begin.
  • The September 2012 Backlog elimination drive is now underway! The event runs until midnight September 30 (UTC). The goal is to copy edit articles with the oldest tags and complete all requests placed before September. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who participates, with special awards given to the top five in the following categories: "Total articles", "Total words", "Total articles over 5,000 words", "Total articles tagged longest ago", and "Longest article". – Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.

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Adam Savage

Hi, I don't understand. What do you mean with "rv until link is fixed. Probably best to update the current image file, rather link to a new one"? Which link is out of order? Jan Arkesteijn (talk) 18:03, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

Pay no attention to me, I went back to the revision and saw that it was working properly. My mistake. I'm getting over a cold, so that's my excuse ;-) Cheers, AstroCog (talk) 20:14, 12 September 2012 (UTC)
Thanks. Jan Arkesteijn (talk) 20:20, 12 September 2012 (UTC)

GOCE mid-drive newsletter

Guild of Copy Editors September 2012 backlog elimination drive mid-drive newsletter
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  • Participation: Out of 37 people signed up for this drive so far, 19 have copy-edited at least one article, about the same as the last drive. If you've signed up but haven't yet copy-edited any articles, every bit helps; if you haven't signed up yet, it's not too late. Join us!
  • Progress report: We're almost on track to meet our targets for the drive. Great work, guys. We have reduced our target group of articles—August, September, and October 2011—by about 44%, and the overall backlog has been reduced by 58 articles so far, to around 2600 articles. The biggest difference between this drive and the previous one is a stronger focus on large articles, so total word counts are still comparable.
  • Don't forget about the Copy Edit of the Month contests! Voting for the August contest has been extended through the end of the month. You don't have to make a submission to vote!
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GOCE September 2012 drive wrap-up

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Participation: Out of 41 people who signed up this drive, 28 copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: We achieved our primary goal of clearing July, August, September and October 2011 from the backlog. This means that, for the first time since the drives began, the backlog is less than a year. At least 677 tagged articles were copy edited, although 365 new ones were added during the month. The total backlog at the end of the month was 2341 articles, down from 8323 when we started out over two years ago. We completed all 54 requests outstanding before September 2012 as well as eight of those made in September.

Copy Edit of the Month: Voting is now over for the August 2012 competition, and prizes will be issued soon. The September 2012 contest is closed for submissions and open for voting. The October 2012 contest is now open for submissions. Everyone is welcome to submit entries and to vote.

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GOCE fall newsletter

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The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in its events:

  • The October 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is currently in the submissions stage. Submit your best October copy edit there before the end of the month. Submissions end, and discussion and voting begin, on November 1 at 00:00 (UTC).
  • Voting is in progress for the September 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest. Everyone is welcome to vote, whether they have entered the contest or not.
  • NEW!! In the week from Sunday 21 October to Saturday 27 October, we are holding a Project Blitz, in which we will copy edit articles tagged with {{copyedit}} belonging to selected project(s). For the first blitz, we'll start with WikiProject Olympics and WikiProject Albums and add more Projects to the blitz as we clear them. The blitz works much like our bimonthly drives, but a bit simpler. Everyone is welcome to take part, and barnstars will be awarded.
  • November 2012 Backlog elimination drive is a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on November 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on November 30 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goals are to copy edit all articles tagged in 2011 and to complete all requests placed before the end of October. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits at least one article, and special awards will be given to the top five in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", "Number of articles of over 5,000 words", "Number of articles tagged in 2011", and "Longest article". We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.
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DYK for Star trail (photography)

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GOCE November 2012 copy edit drive update

Guild of Copy Editors November 2012 backlog elimination drive mid-drive newsletter
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  • Participation: Out of 31 people signed up for this drive so far, 22 have copy-edited at least one article. If you've signed up but haven't yet copy-edited any articles, every bit helps; if you haven't signed up yet, it's not too late. Join us!
  • Progress report: We're on track to meet our targets for the drive. We have reduced our target group of articles—November and December 2011—by over 50%, and 34 of the the 56 requests made in September and October this year have already been fulfilled. However, the rate of tagging for copy edit has increased, and this month we are just keeping the size of the backlog stable. So, all you copy editors, please do come along and help us!
  • The September 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest was won by Baffle gab1978 for his copy edit of Expulsion of the Acadians. Runner up was Gareth Griffith-Jones for his edit of I Could Fall in Love. Congratulations to both.
  • The October 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is in the discussion and voting stage until midnight November 30 (UTC). You don't have to make a submission to vote!
  • November 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is in the submissions stage until midnight November 30 (UTC), when discussion and voting begin.
  • Seasonal oversight: We had a slight fall from grace in the title of our last newletter, which mentioned the season in the northern hemisphere and thus got it wrong for the southern. Fortunately an observant GOCE member was ready to spring into action to advise us. Thanks! In future we'll stay meteorologically neutral.
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Wikipedia Goes to the Movies in NYC this Saturday Dec 1

You are invited to Wikipedia Goes to the Movies in NYC, an editathon, Wikipedia meet-up and workshops focused on film and the performing arts that will be held on Saturday, December 1, 2012, at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts (at Lincoln Center), as part of the Wikipedia Loves Libraries events being held across the USA.

All are welcome, sign up on the wiki and at meetup.com!--Pharos (talk) 06:52, 30 November 2012 (UTC)

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Many thanks! Nice to see you again! -- kosboot (talk) 15:01, 2 December 2012 (UTC)

WP Astronomy in the Signpost

The WikiProject Report would like to focus on WikiProject Astronomy for a Signpost article. This is an excellent opportunity to draw attention to your efforts and attract new members to the project. Would you be willing to participate in an interview? If so, here are the questions for the interview. Just add your response below each question and feel free to skip any questions that you don't feel comfortable answering. Multiple editors will have an opportunity to respond to the interview questions, so be sure to sign your answers. If you know anyone else who would like to participate in the interview, please share this with them. Have a great day. –Mabeenot (talk) 01:08, 6 December 2012 (UTC)

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Hand-coding

Hey all :).

I'm dropping you a note because you've been involved in dealing with feedback from the Article Feedback Tool. To get a better handle on the overall quality of comments now that the tool has become a more established part of the reader experience, we're undertaking a round of hand coding - basically, taking a sample of feedback and marking each piece as inappropriate, helpful, so on - and would like anyone interested in improving the tool to participate :).

You can code as many or as few pieces of feedback as you want: this page should explain how to use the system, and there is a demo here. Once you're comfortable with the task, just drop me an email at okeyes@wikimedia.org and I'll set you up with an account :).

If you'd like to chat with us about the research, or want live tutoring on the software, there will be an office hours session on Monday 17 December at 23:00 UTC in #wikimedia-officeconnect. Hope to see some of you there! Thanks, Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 23:25, 14 December 2012 (UTC)