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Speedy deletion of The Sphinx:An Independent Magazine for Magicians[edit]

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A tag has been placed on The Sphinx:An Independent Magazine for Magicians requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A7 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article appears to be about a company or corporation, but it does not indicate how or why the subject is important or significant: that is, why an article about that subject should be included in an encyclopedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, such articles may be deleted at any time. Please see the guidelines for what is generally accepted as notable, as well as our subject-specific notability guideline for companies and corporations.

If you think that this notice was placed here in error, you may contest the deletion by adding {{hangon}} to the top of the page that has been nominated for deletion (just below the existing speedy deletion or "db" tag), coupled with adding a note on the talk page explaining your position, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the article meets the criterion it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the article that would would render it more in conformance with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Lastly, please note that if the article does get deleted, you can contact one of these admins to request that they userfy the article or have a copy emailed to you. Ironholds (talk) 02:46, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for joining WikiProject Magazines![edit]

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I noticed you added your name to the list of participants in WikiProject Magazines. We really appreciate your help! Here are some of the tasks we are currently working on:

  1. Assessing the articles in Category:Unassessed magazine articles and Category:Unknown-importance magazine articles.
  2. Expanding our top and high importance magazine articles.
  3. Recruiting more members!

Thanks again for joining us, Arbitrarily0 (talk) 03:45, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

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Notability of Richard J. Weibel[edit]

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Proposed deletion of Joe Berg[edit]

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Editspace[edit]

{{helpme}} I'm a little squishy on how to create user pages. I tried to create User:Buddpaul/editspace and it didn't take too well.Buddpaul (talk) 21:20, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

and then I tried to create User:Buddpaul/editcounter.....sheesh....I just don't know when to quit!!Buddpaul (talk) 21:25, 20 March 2009 (UTC)
You successfully created subpages, but perhaps not the content you would've liked. What exactly are you trying to create? Killiondude (talk) 21:31, 20 March 2009 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Aldo Colombini[edit]

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Dr. Octagonecologyst[edit]

Hi there. I need some help with the Dr. Octagonecologyst article. It's a current FAC, and reviewers have suggested that it has some prose problems. Can you help? (Ibaranoff24 (talk) 22:05, 31 March 2009 (UTC))

  • The lead of the article is meant to summarize the rest of the text, and as such, does not need that many citations. (Ibaranoff24 (talk) 02:30, 1 April 2009 (UTC))
    • The article has been copyedited by a couple of other editors. Would you reconsider you opposing vote? (Ibaranoff24 (talk) 18:48, 7 April 2009 (UTC))

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Copyediting request[edit]

I put in a request at Wikipedia:WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors, but thought I'd also ask a prolific editor who might be able polish the prose of a would-be featured article. Millennium '73 failed FAC last year mostly because folks said the prose wasn't up to FA standards. I fixed every specific example they gave, but I'm not sure what else needs to be done. Would you be willing to help?   Will Beback  talk  05:13, 13 April 2009 (UTC)

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Copyedit checking[edit]

Hi, I've noticed that we're 4 days into the drive now, and about 150 articles have been copyedited, but that nobody has checked an article yet... ɳorɑfʈ Talk! 01:34, 5 September 2010 (UTC)

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Please Fix My Page[edit]

I've gotten too busy adding userboxes and my page is whacked!! Bddmagic (talk) 04:21, 26 September 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedians by alma mater: University of Texas at Tyler[edit]

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GOCE barnstar[edit]

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For your copyediting efforts during the Guild of Copy Editors' September 2010 Backlog Elimination Drive, editing 16 articles with a combined total of 22,206 words, I have great pleasure in presenting you with this barnstar. On behalf of the Guild, thank you for your participation, and see you at the next drive. – S Masters (talk) 17:01, 4 October 2010 (UTC)

International Brotherhood of Magicians[edit]

Hi Bddmagic,

I've made extensive edits to IBM to give it better organisation and focus. I see that you've invested time in the article, too, and I want to assure you that my only goal is to improve the article for readers and bring it up to WP's high standards. Please forgive me if I've stepped on your hard work -- no harm intended.

Best Regards, Lambtron (talk) 15:34, 5 October 2010 (UTC)

Userpage design[edit]

Hi there. You indicated that you wanted your userpage to be redesigned. Do you still want it done? I would be happy to do so, but I charge a fee for my services:

  • 25 constructive mainspace edits. This means adding verifiably sourced content, not just spelling fixes, vandal reverts, that sort of thing.

or

  • 15 new pages patrolled. See here for quick instructions on how to get started. The most important thing is to start at the back of the log, with the oldest pages.

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If you would like me to design a userpage for you, please do one of the above, and leave a message on my talkpage with the relevant diffs (or a link to your patrol log), as well as any notes about colours or whatnot. → ROUX  23:48, 6 October 2010 (UTC)

GOCE copy edit drive[edit]

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November 2010 backlog elimination drive update[edit]

Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors Backlog Elimination Drive!
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GOCE November 2010 backlog elimination drive progress graphs

We have reached the midway point in our backlog elimination drive, so here is an update.

Participation report — The November drive has 53 participants at this point. We had 77 participants in the September drive. In July, 95 people signed up for the drive, and in May we had 36. If you are not participating, it is not too late to join!

Progress report — The drive is quite successful so far, as we have already almost reached our target of a 10% reduction in the number of articles in the backlog. We are doing very well at keeping our Requests page clear, as those articles count double for word count for this drive.

Please keep in mind the possibility of removing other tags when you are finished with an article. If the article no longer needs {{cleanup}}, {{wikify}}, or other similar maintenance tags, please remove them, as this will make the tasks of other WikiProjects easier to complete. Thanks very much for participating in the Drive, and see you at the finish line!


Your drive coordinators –The UtahraptorTalk to me/Contributions, S Masters (talk), and Diannaa (Talk)

Delivered by MessageDeliveryBot on behalf of The Utahraptor (talk) at 15:34, 14 November 2010 (UTC).

GOCE Drive – Final push[edit]

Greetings GOCE Backlog elimination drive participant, We are now coming up to the last few days of the drive, the last for 2010. Currently, it looks like we will achieve our target for reducing the backlog by 10%, however, we still have huge numbers for 2009. We have 55 participants in this drive. If everyone just clears 2 articles each, we will reduce the backlog by a further 110 articles. If everyone can just do 3 articles, we will hit 165. If you have yet to work on any articles and have rollover words, remember that you do need to copyedit at least a couple of articles in this drive for your previous rollover to be valid for the next drive. There are many very small articles that will take less than 5-10 minutes to copyedit. Use CatScan to find them. Let's all concentrate our firepower on the first three months of 2009 as we approach the end of this final drive for the year. Thank you once again for participating, and see you at the finish line! – SMasters (talk) 04:09, 25 November 2010 (UTC)

GOCE elections[edit]

Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors
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Elections are currently underway for our inaugural Guild coordinators. The voting period will run for 14 days: 00:01 UTC, Friday 1 December – 23:59 UTC, Tuesday 14 December. All GOCE members in good standing, as well as past participants of any of the Guild's Backlog elimination drives, are eligible to vote. There are six candidates vying for four positions. The candidate with the highest number of votes will become the Lead Coordinator, therefore, your vote really matters! Cast your vote today.

Sent on behalf of the Guild of Copy Editors via SMasters using AWB on 01:28, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

GOCE elections[edit]

Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors
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Elections are currently underway for our inaugural Guild coordinators. The voting period will run for 14 days: 00:01 UTC, Friday 1 December – 23:59 UTC, Tuesday 14 December. All GOCE members in good standing, as well as past participants of any of the Guild's Backlog elimination drives, are eligible to vote. There are six candidates vying for four positions. The candidate with the highest number of votes will become the Lead Coordinator, therefore, your vote really matters! Cast your vote today.

Sent on behalf of the Guild of Copy Editors via SMasters using AWB on 01:29, 1 December 2010 (UTC)

November 2010 Backlog Elimination Drive Conclusion[edit]

Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors Backlog Elimination Drive!
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We have reached the end of our fourth backlog elimination drive. Thanks to all who participated.

Stats

GOCE November 2010 backlog elimination drive graphs
  • 58 people signed up for this drive. Of these, 48 people participated in the drive.
  • Although we did not eliminate the months we planned to (January, February, and March 2009; and August, September, and October 2010), we did reduce the backlog by 627 articles (11.2%), which was over our goal of 10%.
  • 49 awards will go out to 33 of 48 participants. Check out the complete list of barnstar winners here.

Barnstars

If you copy edited at least 4,000 words, you qualify for a barnstar. If you participated in the September 2010 backlog elimination drive, you may have earned roll-over words (more details can be found here). These roll-over words count as credit towards earning barnstars, except for leaderboard awards. We will be delivering these barnstars within the next couple of weeks.

Our next drive is scheduled for January 2011. In the meantime, please consider helping out at the Wikification drive or any of the other places where help with backlogs is needed.

Thank you for participating in the last 2010 backlog elimination drive! We look forward to seeing you in January!

Your drive coordinators –The UtahraptorTalk to me/Contributions, S Masters (talk), and Diannaa (Talk)

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Wikipedia Campus Ambassadors wanted at LSU[edit]

Hi! I'm leaving you this message because you are listed as a Wikipedian in Louisiana. The Wikipedia Ambassador Program is currently looking for Campus Ambassadors to help with Wikipedia assignments at Louisiana State University, which will be participating in the Public Policy Initiative for the Spring 2011 semester. The role of Campus Ambassadors will be to provide face-to-face training and support for students on Wikipedia-related skills (how to edit articles, how to add references, etc.). This includes doing in-class presentations, running workshops and labs, possibly holding office hours, and in general providing in-person mentorship for students.

Prior Wikipedia skills are not required for the role, as training will be provided for all Campus Ambassadors (although, of course, being an experienced editor is a plus).

If you live near Baton Rouge and you are interested in being a Wikipedia Campus Ambassador, or know someone else from the area who might be, please email me or leave a message on my talk page.--Sage Ross - Online Facilitator, Wikimedia Foundation (talk) 17:08, 6 December 2010 (UTC)

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