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March 2020 GOCE drive bling[edit]

The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to BluePenguin18 for copy edits totaling over 20,000 words (including bonus and rollover words) during the GOCE March 2020 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Reidgreg (talk) 22:06, 4 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for helping to reduce the copy-editing backlog by 75% in one month! – Reidgreg (talk) 22:06, 4 April 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

July 2020 GOCE drive bling[edit]

The Minor Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to BluePenguin18 for copy edits totaling between 1 and 3,999 words (including bonus and rollover words) during the GOCE July 2020 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Tdslk (talk) 18:16, 9 August 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Welcome to the GOCE![edit]

Hello BluePenguin18 and welcome to the Guild of Copy Editors (GOCE)! We are glad that you have decided to help us in our mission to improve the quality of writing on the English Wikipedia! Here are some links that you might find helpful to get started on your copy-editing journey!

You can help with copy-editing requests if you already have familiarity with the MOS and considerable English copy-editing skills, or start with articles tagged for copy editing to gain experience.

Thank you so much for joining the GOCE, we appreciate it!

For the GOCE, Puddleglum2.0(How's my driving?) 16:19, 22 March 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Guild of Copy Editors December 2022 Newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors December 2022 Newsletter

Hello and welcome to our latest newsletter, a quarterly digest of Guild activities since October. Don't forget you can unsubscribe at any time; see below.

Blitz: Our October Copy Editing Blitz focused on July and August 2022 request months; and articles tagged for c/e in December 2021 and January 2022. Seventeen of those who signed up claimed at least one copy-edit, and between them copy-edited forty-six articles. Barnstars awarded are here.

Drive: In the November Backlog Elimination Drive, thirty editors signed up, twenty-two of whom claimed at least one copy-edit. Both target months—December 2021 and January 2022—were cleared, and February was added to the target months. Sixteen requests were copy-edited and 239 articles were removed from the backlog. Barnstars awarded are here.

Blitz: Our seven-day-long December 2022 Copy Editing Blitz begins on 11 December at 00:01 (UTC)*. It will focus on articles tagged for copy-edit in February 2022, and pending requests from September and October. Barnstars awarded will be available here.

Progress report: As of 22:40, 8 December 2022, GOCE copyeditors have processed 357 requests since 1 January, there were seventy-four requests outstanding and the backlog stands at 1,791 articles. We always need skilled copy-editors; please help out if you can.

Election news: Nomination of candidates for the GOCE's Election of Coordinators for the first half of 2023 is open and continues until 23:59 on 15 December. Voting begins at 00:01 on 16 December and closes at 23:59 on 31 December. All editors in good standing (not under ArbCom or community sanctions) are eligible and self-nominations are welcomed. Coordinators serve a six-month term that ends at 23:59 on June 30. If you've thought about helping out at the Guild, please nominate yourself or any editor you consider suitable—with their permission, of course!. It's your Guild and it doesn't coordinate itself.

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers and best seasonal wishes from your GOCE coordinators, Baffle gab1978, Dhtwiki, Miniapolis, Tenryuu, and Zippybonzo.

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Sent by Baffle gab1978 via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:25, 9 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Invitation[edit]

It looks like you're also interested in health-related articles. A bunch of us hang out at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Medicine, and you're welcome to join us. We just started a casual contest around adding sources to articles, and you can also sign up on the Outreach dashboard if you'd like to. Don't worry – signing up is retroactive to the start of the contest, so there's no penalty for not learning about it until now. WhatamIdoing (talk) 00:42, 19 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Appreciate the invite @WhatamIdoing! Do all edits throughout the year count, or only those that occur for articles currently designed as assigned? As in, I am aware that I can self-assign articles, but do I need to always do so for the edits of adding sources to count? BluePenguin18 🐧 ( 💬 ) 00:59, 19 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You don't have to assign any articles. Any article that is tagged with the {{WikiProject Medicine}} banner (on its talk page) will automagically be counted. The dashboard even seems to re-calculate every day or so to pick up newly tagged articles. WhatamIdoing (talk) 01:09, 19 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Guild of Copy Editors 2022 Annual Report[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors 2022 Annual Report

Our 2022 Annual Report is now ready for review.

Highlights:

  • Overview of Backlog-reduction progress
  • Summary of Drives, Blitzes, and the Requests page
  • Membership news and results of elections
  • Closing words
– Your Guild coordinators: Baffle gab1978, Dhtwiki, Miniapolis and Zippybonzo
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Sent by Baffle gab1978 using MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:29, 6 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your GA nomination of Mycobacterium[edit]

Hi there, I'm pleased to inform you that I've begun reviewing the article Mycobacterium you nominated for GA-status according to the criteria. This process may take up to 7 days. Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments you might have during this period. Message delivered by ChristieBot, on behalf of Ealdgyth -- Ealdgyth (talk) 15:02, 16 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your GA nomination of Mycobacterium[edit]

The article Mycobacterium you nominated as a good article has been placed on hold . The article is close to meeting the good article criteria, but there are some minor changes or clarifications needing to be addressed. If these are fixed within 7 days, the article will pass; otherwise it may fail. See Talk:Mycobacterium and Talk:Mycobacterium/GA1 for issues which need to be addressed. Message delivered by ChristieBot, on behalf of Ealdgyth -- Ealdgyth (talk) 15:01, 20 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your GA nomination of Mycobacterium[edit]

The article Mycobacterium you nominated as a good article has passed ; see Talk:Mycobacterium for comments about the article, and Talk:Mycobacterium/GA1 for the nomination. Well done! If the article has not already appeared on the main page as a "Did you know" item, or as a bold link under "In the News" or in the "On This Day" prose section, you can nominate it within the next seven days to appear in DYK. Bolded names with dates listed at the bottom of the "On This Day" column do not affect DYK eligibility. Message delivered by ChristieBot, on behalf of Ealdgyth -- Ealdgyth (talk) 13:43, 27 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

A barnstar for you![edit]

The Original Barnstar
Neoscardovia arbecensis is a great page!! BoyTheKingCanDance (talk) 05:06, 15 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

DYK for Mycobacterium[edit]

On 17 March 2023, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Mycobacterium, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Mycobacterium bacterial species constantly remodel their cell wall layers to survive in stressful environments and avoid their host's immune defenses? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Mycobacterium. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Mycobacterium), and the hook may be added to the statistics page after its run on the Main Page has completed. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Aoidh (talk) 12:02, 17 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Guild of Copy Editors March 2023 Newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors March 2023 Newsletter


Hello and welcome to the March 2023 newsletter, a quarterly digest of Guild activities since December and our Annual Report for 2022. Don't forget you can unsubscribe at any time; see below. We extend a warm welcome to all of our new members, including those who have signed up for our current March Backlog Elimination Drive. We wish you all happy copy-editing.

Election results: In our December 2022 coordinator election, Reidgreg and Tenryuu stepped down as coordinators; we thank them for their service. Incumbents Baffle gab1978, Dhtwiki, Miniapolis and Zippybonzo were returned as coordinators until 1 July. For the second time, no lead coordinator was chosen. Nominations for our mid-year Election of Coordinators open on 1 June (UTC).

Drive: 21 editors signed up for our January Backlog Elimination Drive, 14 of whom claimed at least one copy-edit. Between them, they copy-edited 170 articles totaling 389,737 words. Barnstars awarded are here.

Blitz: Our February Copy Editing Blitz focused on October and November 2022 requests, and the March and April 2022 backlogs. Of the 14 editors who signed up, nine claimed at least one copy-edit; and between them, they copy-edited 39,150 words in 22 articles. Barnstars awarded are here.

Drive: Sign up now for our month-long March Backlog Elimination Drive. Barnstars awarded will be posted here after the drive closes.

Progress report: As of 12:08, 19 March 2023 (UTC), GOCE copyeditors have processed 73 requests since 1 January 2023, all but five of them from 2022, and the backlog stands at 1,872 articles.

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Baffle gab1978, Dhtwiki, Miniapolis and Zippybonzo.

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Guild of Copy Editors June 2023 Newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors June 2023 Newsletter

Hello and welcome to the June 2023 newsletter, a quarterly digest of Guild activities since March. Don't forget you can unsubscribe at any time; see below.

Election news: Fancy helping out at the Guild? Nominations for our half-yearly Election of Coordinators are open until 23:59 on 15 June (UTC)*. Starting immediately after, the voting phase will run until 23:59 on 30 June. All Wikipedians in good standing are eligible and self-nominations are welcomed; it's your Guild and it doesn't organize itself!

Blitz: Of the 17 editors who signed up for our April Copy Editing Blitz, nine editors completed at least one copy-edit. Between them, they copy-edited 24 articles totaling 53,393 words. Barnstars awarded are here.

Drive: 51 editors signed up for the month-long May Backlog Elimination Drive, and 31 copy-edited at least one article. 180 articles were copy-edited. Barnstars awarded are posted here.

Blitz: Sign up here for our week-long June Copy Editing Blitz, which runs from 11 to 17 June. Barnstars awarded will be posted here.

Progress report: As of 03:09 on 6 June 2023, GOCE copyeditors have processed 91 requests since 1 January and the backlog stands at 1,887 articles.

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Baffle gab1978, Dhtwiki, Miniapolis and Zippybongo.

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August 2023 Good Article Nominations backlog drive[edit]

Good article nominations | August 2023 Backlog Drive
August 2023 Backlog Drive:
  • On 1 August, a one-month backlog drive for good article nominations will begin.
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(t · c) buidhe 05:15, 30 July 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Septermber GOCE newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors September 2023 Newsletter

Hello and welcome to the September 2023 newsletter, a quarterly digest of Guild activities since June. Don't forget you can unsubscribe at any time; see below.

David Thomsen: Prolific Wikipedian and Guild member David Thomsen (Dthomsen8) died in November 2022. He was a regular copy editor who took part in many of our Drives and Blitzes. An obituary was published in the mid-July issue of The Signpost. Tributes can be left on David's talk page.

Election news: In our mid-year Election of Coordinators, Dhtwiki was chosen as lead coordinator, Miniapolis and Zippybonzo continue as assistant coordinators, and Baffle gab1978 stepped down from the role. If you're interested in helping out at the GOCE, please consider nominating yourself for our next election in December; it's your WikiProject and it doesn't organize itself!

June Blitz: Of the 17 editors who signed up for our June Copy Editing Blitz, 12 copy-edited at least one article. 70,035 words comprising 26 articles were copy-edited. Barnstars awarded are here.

July Drive: 34 of the 51 editors who took part in our July Backlog Elimination Drive copy-edited at least one article. They edited 276 articles and 683,633 words between them. Barnstars awarded are here.

August Blitz: In our August Copy Editing Blitz, 13 of the 16 editors who signed up worked on at least one article. Between them, they copy-edited 79,608 words comprising 57 articles. Barnstars awarded are available here.

September Drive: Sign up here for our month-long September Backlog Elimination Drive, which is now underway. Barnstars awarded will be posted here.

Progress report: As of 14:29, 9 September 2023 (UTC), GOCE copy editors have processed 245 requests since 1 January. The backlog of tagged articles stands at 2,066.

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators, Dhtwiki, Miniapolis and Zippybonzo.

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ArbCom 2023 Elections voter message[edit]

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Guild of Copy Editors December 2023 Newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors December 2023 Newsletter

Hello, and welcome to the December 2023 newsletter, a quarterly digest of Guild activities since September. Don't forget that you can unsubscribe at any time; see below.

Election news: The Guild needs coordinators! If you'd like to help out, you may nominate yourself or any suitable editor—with their permission—for the Election of Coordinators for the first half of 2024. Nominations will close at 23:59 on 15 December (UTC). Voting begins immediately after the close of nominations and closes at 23:59 on 31 December. All editors in good standing (not under current sanctions) are eligible, and self-nominations are welcome. Coordinators normally serve a six-month term that ends at 23:59 on 30 June.

Drive: Of the 69 editors who signed up for the September Backlog Elimination Drive, 40 copy-edited at least one article. Between them, they copy-edited 661,214 words in 290 articles. Barnstars awarded are listed here.

Blitz: Of the 22 editors who signed up for the October Copy Editing Blitz, 13 copy-edited at least one article. Between them, they copy-edited 109,327 words in 52 articles. Barnstars awarded are listed here.

Drive: During the November Backlog Elimination Drive, 38 of the 58 editors who signed up copy-edited at least one article. Between them, they copy-edited 458,620 words in 234 articles. Barnstars awarded are listed here.

Blitz: Our December Copy Editing Blitz will run from 10 to 16 December. Barnstars awarded will be posted here.

Progress report: As of 20:33, 10 December 2023 (UTC), GOCE copyeditors have processed 344 requests since 1 January, and the backlog stands at 2,191 articles.

Other news: Our Annual Report for 2023 is planned for release in the new year.

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Message sent by Baffle gab1978 using MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:53, 10 December 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thank you for expanding Mike Sadler! I’m not sure what happened but you left an incomplete sentence with your last edit. I think you meant to add in some more detail. Thriley (talk) 22:38, 12 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for the heads up, and I appreciate your further expansion of the article! BluePenguin18 🐧 ( 💬 ) 17:05, 13 January 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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DYK for Mike Sadler[edit]

On 20 February 2024, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Mike Sadler, which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that Mike Sadler (pictured) guided nighttime raids on enemy targets as a celestial navigator during the Western Desert campaign? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Mike Sadler. You are welcome to check how many pageviews the nominated article or articles got while on the front page (here's how, Mike Sadler), and the hook may be added to the statistics page after its run on the Main Page has completed. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

Ganesha811 (talk) 00:02, 20 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hook update
Your hook reached 53,205 views (2,216.9 per hour), making it one of the most viewed hooks of February 2024 – nice work!

GalliumBot (talkcontribs) (he/it) 03:28, 22 February 2024 (UTC)Reply[reply]