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Yay![edit]

Your userpage is now unprotected. Welcome back, my friend! Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 20:08, 18 February 2013 (UTC)

Cool :) Thanks. Chamal TC 14:32, 19 February 2013 (UTC)
Hey! Good to see you around. Finding some old familiar usernames has almost started motivating me to get back into the wiki-ring. Hope all's well! Juliancolton (talk) 01:56, 12 March 2013 (UTC)
Hi Julian, nice to hear from you! Hope you do get more active again, I'm sure the hurricane articles are missing you. Chamal TC 02:15, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

Welcome back![edit]

Hi there, I thought you were gone for good but it is great to see you back. I hope you will mostly be working on Sri Lanka related articles as many editors back from our day has left, however there are a few new ones coming through. WikiProject Sri Lanka has been pretty quiet but I have been maintaining it solely. Currently I am in the process of assessing each article so that things can be much more organised here. There are still disputes however greatly less so during the last 6 months or so, and people editing on an emotional basis has decreased dramatically. I thought I might give you an update from when you left, hope to see you editing again. :) --Blackknight12 (talk) 06:13, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

Hi Blackknight12, good to hear from you again :) I am planning to work on a couple of WikiProject Sri Lanka articles soon, although I don't think I will be as active as I was before since I have very little free time. Let me know if I can help with anything, and keep up the good work! Chamal TC 06:20, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

FYI[edit]

Welcome back. You might want to look at this.--obi2canibetalk contr 13:32, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

Thanks mate... wasn't expecting to come across a problem as soon as I got back. I don't know the background so I think I shouldn't get involved just now, but I will keep an eye on it. Chamal TC 13:41, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

The Light: Swami Vivekananda[edit]

FYI, there are responses at Template:Did you know nominations/The Light: Swami Vivekananda --Presearch (talk) 20:05, 21 February 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know. I've commented there, but I think somebody else will have to review it now. Chamal TC 08:14, 22 February 2013 (UTC)

Stone circles of Junapani[edit]

It strikes a chord. I thought we were working on some articles a few years back related to parks? Any way, I don't know what is not clear to the second reviewer about the hook in the above article which you had cleared.--Nvvchar. 07:52, 22 February 2013 (UTC)

Yes, we certainly did. Nice to hear from you again. I've suggested an alternative hook there, could you please check if it's suitable? Chamal TC 08:13, 22 February 2013 (UTC)

Thank you. It should sort out the issue now. Please let me know if want to write some articles related to Sri Lanka.--Nvvchar. 12:14, 22 February 2013 (UTC)

Hopefully. I don't have a lot of time to research so I'm sticking to the easy stuff for now :) I'll definitely ask when I could do with a bit of help. Chamal TC 13:13, 22 February 2013 (UTC)

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Rollback[edit]

Just wanted to let you know that I've approved your rollback request. As a former admin I am sure you know rollback policy well--if not just head over to WP:ROLL. Cheers, Malinaccier (talk) 16:52, 24 February 2013 (UTC).

Thanks, Malinaccier. Chamal TC 16:55, 24 February 2013 (UTC)
I believe you can request to have the admin tools back at WP:BN, if you want them... Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 19:29, 24 February 2013 (UTC)
Yes, but I thought I'd wait a while until I'm used to how things work again. Maybe in a few more weeks :) Chamal TC 23:43, 24 February 2013 (UTC)
I just was going to suggest the above, but putting you though an RFA be entertaining, knowing you'd pass it easy. Smiley.svg. –BuickCenturyDriver 08:36, 25 February 2013 (UTC)
Haha... maybe, but going through another is a lot of pressure. But unless I'm mistaken, I don't have to do another RFA since I wasn't gone more than three years; I'm just supposed to ask for the tools back from the Bureaucrats. Chamal TC 09:05, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

thank you[edit]

Thank you for the quick revert of recent damage to The Ragtime Dance. —Stepheng3 (talk) 01:33, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

Glad I could help. Chamal TC 02:08, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

Handling repetative vandalism[edit]

I removed this and am posting a help-me on my talk page instead.

Best Wishes, Aaronsilber (talk) 04:07, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

Hi, I've replied your query at your talk page. Chamal TC 04:15, 25 February 2013 (UTC)

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List of Presidents of Pakistan[edit]

Hi, welcome back! Could you have a look at Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of Presidents of Pakistan/archive1? Regards, Zia Khan 17:53, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

Done. I think it looks pretty good. Chamal TC 04:03, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
Thanks for that, BTW, I've addressed your concerns please have a look now. Zia Khan 15:05, 27 February 2013 (UTC)
I've commented there. It might take me some time to reply, but I'm watching it :) Chamal TC 15:35, 28 February 2013 (UTC)
Have addressed you concerns, please let me know if I missed something. Zia Khan 07:05, 4 March 2013 (UTC)
Done there! Zia Khan 08:42, 6 March 2013 (UTC)
I've commented there again. Chamal TC 04:10, 7 March 2013 (UTC)
Done there! Zia Khan 17:45, 8 March 2013 (UTC)

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A barnstar![edit]

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Ah, thanks! This is a pleasant surprise :) Chamal TC 14:51, 27 February 2013 (UTC)

DYK for List of international cricket five-wicket hauls by Chaminda Vaas[edit]

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Ouya[edit]

Hello,

you accidentally deleted my constructive edit on Ouya. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 128.138.65.215 (talkcontribs)

You changed "video game console" to "video game scam". Are you sure that was productive? The article adequately mentions the unproven speculation and accusations about it being a scam, but calling it a scam on the first sentence of the article as fact is rather against wikipedia's neutral point of view policy and clear misinformation. Chamal TC 14:40, 28 February 2013 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of international cricket centuries by Garfield Sobers/archive1[edit]

Hi, this list is at WP:FLC. Would you mind providing comments? Vensatry (Ping me) 17:08, 2 March 2013 (UTC)

Sure. I've left a comment there on a minor issue, but looks good overall. Chamal TC 04:46, 3 March 2013 (UTC)

Opinion[edit]

Hi, I need your opinion here. Zia Khan 05:17, 6 March 2013 (UTC)

I'd agree that the article is ineligible. DYK rules state that the expansion is calculated from the previous existing prose no matter how bad it is (unless it's a copyvio), which means we'll have to calculate from before you removed the unnecessary/irrelevant text, so it's not a 5x expansion. It's unfortunate, but that's how it works. Chamal TC 04:08, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For regaining your admin's tools. Zia Khan 05:21, 6 March 2013 (UTC)
Oh, thanks. Although I'm not sure if I've done anything yet to deserve it :) Chamal TC 04:09, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for G. S. Jayanath[edit]

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List of international cricket centuries by Michael Clarke[edit]

Hi, the list is at FLC. Looking forward to your comments here. Regards, Zia Khan 21:26, 16 March 2013 (UTC)

Will do in a day or two. Thanks for letting me know. Chamal TC 15:28, 19 March 2013 (UTC)

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Thank You!![edit]

Hey Chamal!!! Glad to know that you came back from a Wikibreak! And thanks for the advice as well! I've already gotten myself onto the Guest list in the Teahouse tanks to you!!! And please don't mind me stalking your talk page and all the edits you make!!! I wanna learn all there is to and so I'll be absorbing everything like a sponge!! The Wikimon (talk) 15:11, 19 March 2013 (UTC)

Good to hear that, and I hope you like the place. I stalk a lot of talk pages myself, so I don't mind that at all :) Chamal TC 15:38, 19 March 2013 (UTC)

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DYK for K. G. Shantha[edit]

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DYK for Sugath Chandrasiri Bandara[edit]

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Help Desk Rescue[edit]

Just to say thanks, I hit save and everything went haywire, I was OMG it's including the image but as I have low-broadband I couldn't wrestle control back from my browser and I was aware that this would fuck up the help page for all trying to access it. Thanks, it took me more than 10 minutes to get back to a WP page that would load (after clearing the cache, doing a Ccleaner, logging out and so on). Exactly the point I was trying to make to the OP though, hi-res images fuck you up. cheers! CaptainScreebo Parley! 13:14, 23 March 2013 (UTC)

No problem :) Actually the same thing started happening to me; I managed to stop the page loading just in time and hit the edit button straight away. Chamal TC 13:23, 23 March 2013 (UTC)

Teahouse Questions and Answers page edit notice in edit window[edit]

We have an edit notice that has been put together here that I believe is welcoming and to the spirit of the Teahouse. Could this be added now?--Amadscientist (talk) 06:43, 24 March 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know, I've replied there. We should probably wait a bit so that everybody gets a chance to see it. Chamal TC 09:36, 24 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Tyron Silvapulle[edit]

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Man you need to contact pest control....[edit]

I think you already know but this dude called Jpjazz is deleting stuff on your user page! I'm very dissapointed with that loser's attitude... I see that you blocked him, but how can he edit your user page??? Very pathetic... I'm sorry, but I'm writing a strongly worded message to him! BTW I'm The Wikimon, you might have forgotten, but you're on my watchlist! The Wikimon (talk) 15:56, 24 March 2013 (UTC)

Don't worry about it; I reverted an edit of his and looks like he decided to come here and mess things up. My userpage isn't protected, so anybody can edit it. Another admin blocked him anyway, so no worries :) Chamal TC 16:00, 24 March 2013 (UTC)

Ken Alibek[edit]

Hello Chamal N, your previous undo was indeed unconstructive. Please don't repeat it. Thank you. 141.136.242.52 (talk) 16:05, 24 March 2013 (UTC)

Really? You might want to look up the definitions of the words defecation and defection. Chamal TC 16:10, 24 March 2013 (UTC)

DYK for K. A. Gamage[edit]

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Can I...[edit]

request you for an autograph here? Face-smile.svg --Tito Dutta (contact) 08:40, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

Wow, I seem to do that a lot. Thanks for letting me know :) Chamal TC 08:41, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

I'd like to thank you[edit]

for cleaning up after me at List of statues of Queen Victoria. I had remembered the statue from my youth and was desperately trying to discover the sculptor and figure out how to format the chart when my ride arrived. I am without a car these days so not keeping a ride waiting is important. I start out my hour walk to work shortly because I don't have a ride today. But that is my problem, thanks for dealing with yesterday's one. Einar aka Carptrash (talk) 14:29, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

Glad I could help :) Chamal TC 14:32, 26 March 2013 (UTC)
I am not sure if you are the one who discovered the sculptor for me (and for all of us) but I just created a stub for him - another project that I probably should have done with more time on my hands, but . . . .......... Carptrash (talk) 15:00, 26 March 2013 (UTC)
Actually it was PrimeHunter who added the sculptor. But yeah, I'll take a look at the stub and see if I can find a few sources. Chamal TC 15:05, 26 March 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you :) Chamal TC 06:22, 29 March 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 25 March 2013[edit]

DYK for H. G. S. Bandara[edit]

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DYK for K. Chandana[edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thank you! Chamal TC 15:19, 2 April 2013 (UTC)

‎Coppercholride[edit]

Hello Chamal, congrats on the renewal of your admin rights again.

I need some help, User:Coppercholride has been reverting and edit warring with constructive edits that I have made. This trend has also been going on with other users, yet he seems adamant that he is right. I suspect there is no use in me trying to talk and discuss with him as he thinks I am on some kind of mission, and that it took a few days to just convince him to find some sources to back up what he was claiming (which he only did after User:Qwyrxian stepped in) in a previous discussion at Talk:Tamil Muslim#Ethnic origins of Sri Lankan Moors. He has reverted my constructive edits in the following three articles:

And has also engaged in the edit warring of the following articles with other editors:

The user is stirring up the neutrality and validity of these sensitive articles. You probably have the clearest idea of how sensitive these articles are, what is to be done next in order to stop this.--Blackknight12 (talk) 08:43, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

Hi Blacknight12, unfortunately I'm a bit busy these couple of weeks in RL, so I don't think I'll be able to look into this thoroughly. I can't say anything about the content dispute; as Qwyrxian says this is a complicated issue and I don't have the time right now to go over all the articles and editors involved. However, the recent edit warring is clearly a problem, and I've left a note on Coppercholride's talk page. Perhaps it would be a good idea to go for dispute resolution if it looks like a suitable consensus can't be reached. It looks like Pharaoh of the Wizards has taken a look at the issue recently; maybe he could offer some better help than me. Chamal TC 18:06, 3 April 2013 (UTC)

DYK for A. M. B. H. G. Abeyrathnebanda[edit]

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The Signpost: 01 April 2013[edit]

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Review request[edit]

Thanks for rechecking Template:Did you know nominations/List of sieges of Gibraltar‎, could you also please take a look at Template:Did you know nominations/King's Bastion, which is being held up for the same frankly idiotic reasons? Prioryman (talk) 09:16, 6 April 2013 (UTC)

Looks like Sagaciousphil has reviewed it already :) Chamal TC 03:06, 7 April 2013 (UTC)

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Thanks[edit]

Thanks Chamal, i now have some work to do.Alex's phone (talk) 16:13, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

Glad I could help. Hope you have fun with the translations :) Chamal TC 16:42, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

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Reverts[edit]

You and the other users should check the reference.... and maybe go live in that part of the world before you revert my posts. Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 129.127.54.166 (talk) 14:03, 9 April 2013

Your edits are in violation of Wikipedia's policies on neutral point of view and biographies on living persons. Also, we don't use Wikipedia articles as sources for another article (see WP:WPNOTRS). Chamal TC 14:11, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
What I have seen in previous instances, people using other Wikipedia links... also, in the edit page it clearly states that a hyperlink/URL is sufficient attribution. 129.127.54.166 (talk) 14:15, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
129.127.54.166, do have a look at wp:CIRCULAR and wp:OTHERSTUFFEXISTS. - DVdm (talk) 14:18, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
Another point is that adding another page in Wikipedia as a source is not justified buddy. You could ask readers to look up on that page but not add it as a reference. Please do sign your posts with the four ~s, or even better, please do become a registered user of Wikipedia! And for the record we don't need to go live in any part of the world to understand what's not correct! We understand your views we ain't gonna support unless you have a good source... Cheers... The Wikimon (talk) 14:19, 9 April 2013 (UTC)
(edit conflict × 2) Please read the pages I have linked in my previous comment. It doesn't really matter what you have seen other people do in other articles. The issue is here and now, and what you're doing is against Wikipedia policy. You have already been given plenty of warning and chances but if you continue, I'm afraid you will be blocked. Chamal TC 14:22, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

Admin needed within 4 hours[edit]

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DYK for Kokis[edit]

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Have an Enjoyable New Year !!![edit]

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Hope you had a great new year as well MediaJet, and thanks for the wishes Gerda Arendt :) Sorry for the delay in replying. Don't worry about the DYK; the date is not a big deal... looks like it's in the queue now though. Chamal TC 03:52, 20 April 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 15 April 2013[edit]

DYK for Kalu dodol[edit]

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Wikipedia:Featured list candidates/List of international cricket five-wicket hauls by B. S. Chandrasekhar/archive1[edit]

The wait is over as the list is at FLC :) Vensatry (Ping me) 14:31, 21 April 2013 (UTC)

Will take a look soon. Thanks for letting me know :) Chamal TC 15:12, 22 April 2013 (UTC)

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The Signpost: 20 May 2013[edit]

Hi Chamal[edit]

Nice to see you again on Wikipedia, and I remember you as an admin and am one of those guys who voted for you. Well, I have been away from being a wikipedian since 2010 end and now I don't actually remember how to work on this. Can you help me on this issue? Some articles for me to read and get started with editing? thanks alot! Sorry if I disturbed... Cheers!!! Pasanbhathiya2 (talk) 13:22, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

Jaffna kingdom[edit]

Hey Chamal, would you be able to step in here and mediate this? We have a user who it pretty close to being blocked for disruptive editing. If not, that's fine too! Thanks, Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 18:13, 30 May 2013 (UTC)

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DYK date request hook needing approval[edit]

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GOCE June/July 2013 events[edit]

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The Signpost: 26 June 2013[edit]

TemplateData is here[edit]

Hey Chamal N

I'm sending you this because you've made quite a few edits to the template namespace in the past couple of months. If I've got this wrong, or if I haven't but you're not interested in my request, don't worry; this is the only notice I'm sending out on the subject :).

So, as you know (or should know - we sent out a centralnotice and several watchlist notices) we're planning to deploy the VisualEditor on Monday, 1 July, as the default editor. For those of us who prefer markup editing, fear not; we'll still be able to use the markup editor, which isn't going anywhere.

What's important here, though, is that the VisualEditor features an interactive template inspector; you click an icon on a template and it shows you the parameters, the contents of those fields, and human-readable parameter names, along with descriptions of what each parameter does. Personally, I find this pretty awesome, and from Monday it's going to be heavily used, since, as said, the VisualEditor will become the default.

The thing that generates the human-readable names and descriptions is a small JSON data structure, loaded through an extension called TemplateData. I'm reaching out to you in the hopes that you'd be willing and able to put some time into adding TemplateData to high-profile templates. It's pretty easy to understand (heck, if I can write it, anyone can) and you can find a guide here, along with a list of prominent templates, although I suspect we can all hazard a guess as to high-profile templates that would benefit from this. Hopefully you're willing to give it a try; the more TemplateData sections get added, the better the interface can be. If you run into any problems, drop a note on the Feedback page.

Thanks, Okeyes (WMF) (talk) 22:00, 28 June 2013 (UTC)

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IRC office hours for wiki-mentors and Snuggle users[edit]

Hi. We're organizing an office hours session with the Teahouse to bring in mentors from across the wiki to try out Snuggle and discuss it's potential to support mentorship broadly. The Snuggle team would appreciate it if you would come and participate in the discussion. We'll be having it in #wikimedia-officeconnect on Wed. July 17th @ 1600 UTC. See the agenda for more info. --EpochFail(talkwork), Technical 13 (talk), TheOriginalSoni (talk) 17:19, 12 July 2013 (UTC)

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GOCE July 2013 news report[edit]

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  • Participation: Out of 30 people who have signed up for this drive so far, 18 have participated. If you have signed up for the drive but have not yet participated, it isn't too late. If you haven't signed up for the drive, sign up now!
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This week's articles for improvement - 22 July 2013 to 28 July 2013[edit]

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DYK RfC[edit]

  • As a listed DYK participant, you are invited to contribute to a formal Request for Comment on the question of whether Good Articles should appear in the Did You Know? slot in future. Please see the proposal on its subpage here, or on the main DYK talk page. To add the discussion to your watchlist, click this link. Thank you in advance. Gilderien Chat|Contributions00:27, 1 August 2013 (UTC)

The Signpost: 31 July 2013[edit]

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GOCE July 2013 copy edit drive wrap-up[edit]

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GOCE Blitz wrap-up and September 2013 drive invitation[edit]

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

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WikiProject Military history coordinator election[edit]

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Orphaned non-free media (File:Premadasa.gif)[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svg Thanks for uploading File:Premadasa.gif. The media description page currently specifies that it is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, it is currently orphaned, meaning that it is not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the media was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that will be useful. However, please note that media for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

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GOCE September 2013 drive wrap-up[edit]

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GOCE Blitz wrap-up; join us for the November drive[edit]

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November 2013 GOCE drive wrap-up[edit]

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GOCE December 2013 Blitz wrap-up and January Drive invitation[edit]

December Notes from the Guild of Copy Editors
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The December blitz ran from December 8–14. The theme for this blitz was articles tied in some way to religion. Seven editors knocked out 20 articles over the course of the week. Our next blitz will be in February, with a theme to be determined. Feel free to make theme suggestions at the Guild talk page!

The January 2014 Backlog elimination drive is a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on January 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on January 31 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goals are to copy edit all articles tagged in October and November 2012 and complete all requests placed before the end of 2013. 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 October and November 2012", and "Longest article". We hope to see you there!

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GOCE 2013 Annual Report[edit]

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The GOCE has wrapped up another successful year of operations!

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GOCE February blitz wrapup[edit]

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

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GOCE March drive wrapup[edit]

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Participation: Thanks to all who participated in the drive and helped out behind the scenes. 42 people signed up for this drive and 28 of these completed at least one article. Final results are available here.

Progress report: Articles tagged during the target months of December 2012 and January 2013 were reduced from 177 to 33, and the overall backlog was reduced by 13 articles. The total backlog was 2,902 articles at the end of March. On the Requests page during March, 26 copy edit requests were completed, all requests from January 2014 were completed, and the length of the queue was reduced by 11 articles.

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April blitz wrap-up and May copyediting drive invitation[edit]

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Participation: Out of 17 people who signed up for this blitz, eight copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

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GOCE June 2014 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors May 2014 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
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Participation: Thanks to all who participated! Out of 51 people who signed up this drive, 33 copy edited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: We reduced our article backlog from 2,987 articles to 2,236 articles in May, the lowest backlog total since we began keeping records in 2009! Since at least 300 new articles were tagged during May, that means we copy edited over 1,000 articles in a single month. Amazing work, everyone!

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Election: You can nominate yourself or others for the role of Coordinator for the second half of 2014 here. Nominations will be accepted until June 14. Voting will begin on June 15 and will conclude on June 28.

Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Baffle gab1978, and Miniapolis.

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GOCE July 2014 newsletter[edit]

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GOCE July drive and August blitz[edit]

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Participation: Thanks to everyone who participated in the July drive. Of the 40 people who signed up this drive, 22 copy edited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: We reduced our article backlog from 2400 articles to 2199 articles in July. This is a new month-end record low for the backlog. Nice work, everyone!

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GOCE coordinator elections[edit]

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Candidate nominations for Guild coordinators to serve from January 1 to June 30, 2015, are currently underway. The nomination period will close at 23:59 on December 15 (UTC), after which voting will commence until 23:59 on December 31, 2014. Self-nominations are welcomed. Please consider getting involved; it's your Guild and it won't coordinate itself, so if you'd like to help coordinate Guild activities we'd love to hear from you.

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December 2014 GOCE newsletter[edit]

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Drive: Thanks to everyone who participated in November's Backlog Elimination Drive. Of the 43 people who signed up for this drive, 26 copy edited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: The November Drive removed 26 requests from the Requests page and 509 articles from the {{copy edit}} backlog. We copy edited 83 articles tagged in the target months; July, August, and September 2013. Together with tag removals from articles unsuitable for copy editing, we eliminated July 2013 from the backlog and reduced August and September's tags to 61 and 70 respectively. As of 01:01, 1 December 2014 (UTC), the backlog stood at 1,974 articles, dipping below 2,000 for the first time in the Guild's history (see graph at right). Well done everyone!

Blitz: The December Blitz will run from December 14–20 and will focus on articles related to Religion, in recognition of this month's religious holidays in much of the English-speaking world. Awards will be given out to everyone who copy edits at least one of the target articles. Sign up here!

Election time again: The election of coordinators to serve from 1 January to 30 June 2015 is now underway. Candidates can nominate themselves or others from December 01, 00:01 (UTC), until December 15, 23:59. The voting period will run from December 16, 00:01 (UTC), until December 31, 23:59. You can read about coordinators' duties here. Please consider getting involved and remember to cast you vote—it's your Guild and it doesn't organize itself!

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The Bugle: Issue CV, December 2014[edit]

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GOCE holiday 2014 newsletter[edit]

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Blitz: Thanks to everyone who participated in the December Blitz. Of the 14 editors who signed up for the blitz, 11 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

January drive: The January backlog-reduction drive is just around the corner; sign up here!

Election time again: The election of coordinators to serve from January 1 to June 30, 2015 is now underway. The voting period runs from December 16, 00:01 (UTC), until December 31, 23:59. Please cast your vote—it's your Guild, and it doesn't run itself!

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Notification of pending suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

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The Signpost: 31 December 2014[edit]

GOCE 2014 report[edit]

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Our 2014 Annual Report is now ready for review.

Highlights:

  • Summary of Drives, Blitzes, and the Requests page;
  • Review the election results;
  • Membership news;
  • Changes around the Guild's pages;
  • Plans for 2015.
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The Signpost: 07 January 2015[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CVI, January 2015[edit]

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February 2015 GOCE newsletter[edit]

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Drive: Thanks to everyone who participated in January's Backlog Elimination Drive. Of the 38 people who signed up for this drive, 21 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: We were able to remove August 2013 from the general copyediting backlog and November 2014 from the request-page backlog. Many thanks, everyone!

Blitz: The February Blitz will run from February 15–21 and again focuses on the requests page. Awards will be given to everyone who copyedits at least one request article. Sign up here!

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Miniapolis, Jonesey95, Biblioworm and Philg88.

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The Bugle: Issue CVII, February 2015[edit]

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GOCE March newsletter[edit]

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Blitz: Thanks to everyone who participated in the February Blitz. Of the 21 people who signed up, eight copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: The blitz removed 16 articles from the requests list, and we're almost done with December 2014. Many thanks, everyone!

Drive: The month-long March drive begins in about a week. Awards will be given to everyone who copyedits at least one article from the backlog. Sign up here!

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The Signpost – Volume 11, Issue 12 – 25 March 2015[edit]

The Bugle: Issue CVIII, March 2015[edit]

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April 2015 GOCE newsletter[edit]

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March drive: Thanks to everyone who participated in last month's backlog-reduction drive. Of the 38 people who signed up, 18 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

April blitz: The one-week April blitz, again targeting our long requests list, will run from April 19–25. Awards will be given to everyone who copyedits at least one article from the requests page. Sign up here!

May drive: The month-long May backlog-reduction drive, with extra credit for articles tagged in December 2013, January and February 2014 and all request articles, begins soon. Sign up now!

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Miniapolis, Jonesey95, Biblioworm and Philg88.

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The Signpost: 22 April 2015[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CX, May 2015[edit]

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GOCE June 2015 newsletter[edit]

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May drive: Thanks to everyone who participated in last month's backlog-reduction drive. Of the 38 people who signed up, 29 copyedited at least one article, and we got within 50 articles of our all-time low in the backlog. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Coordinator elections: Nominations are open through June 15 for GOCE coordinators, with voting from June 16–30. Self-nominations are welcome and encouraged.

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Miniapolis, Jonesey95, Biblioworm and Philg88.

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GOCE August 2015 newsletter[edit]

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July drive: Thanks to everyone who participated in last month's backlog-reduction drive. Of the 24 people who signed up, 17 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

August blitz: The one-week April blitz, targeting biographical articles that have been tagged for copy editing for over a year, will run from August 16–22. Awards will be given to everyone who copyedits at least one article from the article list on the blitz page. Sign up here!

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators, Jonesey95, Baffle gab1978, KieranTribe, Miniapolis, and Pax85.

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The Bugle: Issue CXIV, September 2015[edit]

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WikiProject Military history coordinator election[edit]

Greetings from WikiProject Military history! As a member of the project, you are invited to take part in our annual project coordinator election. If you wish to cast a vote, please do so on the election page by 23:59 (UTC) on 29 September. Yours, Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 05:22, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

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October 2015 GOCE newsletter[edit]

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September drive: Thanks to everyone who participated in last month's backlog-reduction drive. Of the 25 editors who signed up, 18 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

October blitz: The one-week October blitz, targeting requests, has just concluded. Of the nine editors who signed up, seven copyedited at least one request; check your talk page for your barnstar!

The month-long November drive, focusing on our oldest backlog articles (June, July, and August 2014) and the October requests, is just around the corner. Hope to see you there!

Thanks again for your support; together, we can improve the encyclopedia! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Baffle gab1978, KieranTribe, Miniapolis and Pax85.

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The Signpost: 28 October 2015[edit]

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The Signpost: 11 November 2015[edit]

The Bugle: Issue CXVI, November 2015[edit]

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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The Signpost: 16 December 2015[edit]

The Bugle: Issue CXVII, December 2015[edit]

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The Signpost: 30 December 2015[edit]

Notification of pending suspension of administrative permissions due to inactivity[edit]

Information icon Following a community discussion in June 2011, consensus was reached to provisionally suspend the administrative permissions of users who have been inactive for one year (i.e. administrators who have not made any edits or logged actions in more than one year). As a result of this discussion, your administrative permissions will be removed pending your return if you do not return to activity within the next month. If you wish to have these permissions reinstated should this occur, please post to the Wikipedia:Bureaucrats' noticeboard and the userright will be restored per the re-sysopping process (i.e. as long as the attending bureaucrats are reasonably satisfied that your account has not been compromised, that your inactivity did not have the effect of evading scrutiny of any actions which might have led to sanctions, and that you have not been inactive for a three-year period of time). If you remain inactive for a three-year period of time, including the present year you have been inactive, you will need to request reinstatement at WP:RFA. This removal of access is procedural only, and not intended to reflect negatively upon you in any way. We wish you the best in future endeavors, and thank you for your past administrative efforts. MadmanBot (talk) 00:30, 1 January 2016 (UTC)

Guild of Copy Editors 2015 End of Year Report[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors 2015 End of Year Report
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Our 2015 End of Year Report is now ready for review.

Highlights:

  • Summary of Drives, Blitzes, and the Requests page;
  • New record lows in the article backlog and on the Requests page;
  • Coordinator election results;
  • Membership news;
  • Changes around the Guild's pages;
  • Plans for 2016.
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The Signpost: 13 January 2016[edit]

The Signpost: 20 January 2016[edit]

The Bugle: Issue CXVIII, January 2016[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXIX, February 2016[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CXX, March 2016[edit]

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The Signpost: 23 March 2016[edit]

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Guild of Copy Editors April 2016 Newsletter[edit]

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March drive: Thanks to everyone who participated in last month's backlog-reduction drive. Of the 28 people who signed up, 21 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

April blitz: The one-week April blitz, again targeting our long requests list, will run from April 17–23. Awards will be given to everyone who copyedits at least one article from the requests page. Sign up here!

May drive: The month-long May backlog-reduction drive, with extra credit for articles tagged in March, April, and May 2015, and all request articles, begins May 1. Sign up now!

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Miniapolis, and Baffle gab1978.

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The Bugle: Issue CXXII, May–June 2016[edit]

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June 2016 Guild of Copy Editors Newsletter[edit]

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Hello everyone, welcome to the June 2016 GOCE newsletter. It's been a few months since we sent one out; we hope y'all haven't forgotten about the Guild! Your coordinators have been busy behind the scenes as usual, though real life has a habit of reducing our personal wiki-time. The May backlog reduction drive, the usual coordinating tasks and preparations for the June election are keeping us on our toes!

May drive: Thanks to everyone who participated in last month's record-setting backlog reduction drive. Of the 29 people who signed up, 16 copyedited at least one article, 197 copyedits were recorded on the drive page, and the copyedit backlog fell below 1,500 for the first time! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

June Blitz: this one-week copy-editing blitz will occur from 12 June through 18 June; the themes will be video games and Asian geography.

Coordinator elections: It's election time again; how quickly they seem to roll around! Nominations for the next tranche of Guild coordinators, who will serve a six-month term that begins at 00:01 UTC on 1 July and ends at 23:59 UTC on 31 December, opens at 00:01 UTC on 1 June and closes at 23:59 UTC on 15 June. Voting takes place between 00:01 UTC on 16 June and 23:59 UTC on 30 June. If you'd like to assist behind the scenes, please consider stepping forward; self-nominations are welcomed and encouraged. All Wikipedia editors in good standing are eligible; remember it's your Guild, and it doesn't run itself!

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Miniapolis and Baffle gab1978.

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Guild of Copy Editors July 2016 News[edit]

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Hello everyone, and welcome to the July 2016 GOCE newsletter.

June Blitz: this one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 12 through 18 June; the themes were video games and Asian geography. Of the 18 editors who signed up, 11 removed 47 articles from the backlog. Barnstars and rollover totals are located here. Thanks to all editors who took part.

Coordinator elections: The second tranche of Guild coordinators for 2016, who will serve a six-month term until 23:59 UTC on 31 December, have been elected. Jonesey95 remains as your drama-free Lead Coordinator, and Corinne and Tdslk are your new assistant coordinators. For her long service to the Guild, Miniapolis has been enrolled in the GOCE Hall of Fame. Thanks to everyone who voted in the election; our next scheduled one occurs in December 2016. All Wikipedia editors in good standing are eligible; self-nominations are welcome and encouraged.

July Drive: Our month-long July Copy Editing Backlog Elimination Drive is now underway. Our aim is to remove articles tagged for copy-edit in April, May and June 2015, and to complete all requests on the GOCE Requests page from June 2016. The drive ends at 23:59 on 31 July 2016 (UTC).

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators: Jonesey95, Corinne and Tdlsk.

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The Bugle: Issue CXXIII, July 2016[edit]

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LavaBaron's editing restrictions[edit]

I am writing this message to you because you put yourself down as a regular admin at DYK.

Per this AN thread, LavaBaron is given editing restrictions on DYK. Any hook nominated or reviewed by LavaBaron must be reviewed by a second editor before it may be promoted to the main page. The restrictions are reproduced below as follows:

  1. A DYK article nomination or hook submitted by LavaBaron must be reviewed and accepted by 2 other editors before it may be promoted.
  2. Any DYK nomination reviewed by LavaBaron must also be reviewed and accepted by 1 other editor before it may be promoted.
  3. Any additional reviews by other editors, which are mandated by this restriction, shall count towards the QPQ of that editor.
  4. (To balance the maths) For each article submitted by LavaBaron to DYK, 2 QPQ reviews by LavaBaron are required, at least 1 of which shall be a nomination that had not yet been accepted by another editor.
  5. These restrictions shall initially last for a period of 3 months. At the end of the period, this restriction shall be reviewed.

--Deryck C. 13:45, 8 July 2016 (UTC)

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The Bugle: Issue CXXIV, August 2016[edit]

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Guild of Copy Editors September 2016 News[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors September 2016 News
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Hello everyone, and welcome to the September 2016 GOCE newsletter.

>>> Sign up for the September Drive, already in progress! <<<

July Drive: The July drive was a roaring success. We set out to remove April, May, and June 2015 from our backlog (our 149 oldest articles), and by 23 July, we were done with those months. We added July 2015 (66 articles) and copy-edited 37 of those. We also handled all of the remaining Requests from June 2016. Well done! Overall, we recorded copy edits to 240 articles by 20 editors, reducing our total backlog to 13 months and 1,656 articles, the second-lowest month-end total ever.

August Blitz: this one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 21 through 27 August; the theme was sports-related articles in honor of the 2016 Summer Olympics. Of the eight editors who signed up, five editors removed 11 articles from the backlog. A quiet blitz – everyone must be on vacation. Barnstars and rollover totals are located here. Thanks to all editors who took part.

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators: Jonesey95, Corinne and Tdlsk.

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Extended confirmed protection[edit]

Padlock-blue.svg Hello, Chamal N. This message is intended to notify administrators of important changes to the protection policy.

Extended confirmed protection (also known as "30/500 protection") is a new level of page protection that only allows edits from accounts at least 30 days old and with 500 edits. The automatically assigned "extended confirmed" user right was created for this purpose. The protection level was created following this community discussion with the primary intention of enforcing various arbitration remedies that prohibited editors under the "30 days/500 edits" threshold to edit certain topic areas.

In July and August 2016, a request for comment established consensus for community use of the new protection level. Administrators are authorized to apply extended confirmed protection to combat any form of disruption (e.g. vandalism, sock puppetry, edit warring, etc.) on any topic, subject to the following conditions:

  • Extended confirmed protection may only be used in cases where semi-protection has proven ineffective. It should not be used as a first resort.
  • A bot will post a notification at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard of each use. MusikBot currently does this by updating a report, which is transcluded onto the noticeboard.
Please review the protection policy carefully before using this new level of protection on pages. Thank you.
This message was sent to the administrators' mass message list. To opt-out of future messages, please remove yourself from the list. 17:48, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 29 September 2016[edit]

The Bugle: Issue CXXVI, October 2016[edit]

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The Signpost: 14 October 2016[edit]

The Signpost: 4 November 2016[edit]

The Bugle: Issue CXXVII, November 2016[edit]

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Two-Factor Authentication now available for admins[edit]

Hello,

Please note that TOTP based two-factor authentication is now available for all administrators. In light of the recent compromised accounts, you are encouraged to add this additional layer of security to your account. It may be enabled on your preferences page in the "User profile" tab under the "Basic information" section. For basic instructions on how to enable two-factor authentication, please see the developing help page for additional information. Important: Be sure to record the two-factor authentication key and the single use keys. If you lose your two factor authentication and do not have the keys, it's possible that your account will not be recoverable. Furthermore, you are encouraged to utilize a unique password and two-factor authentication for the email account associated with your Wikimedia account. This measure will assist in safeguarding your account from malicious password resets. Comments, questions, and concerns may be directed to the thread on the administrators' noticeboard. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 20:33, 12 November 2016 (UTC)

A new user right for New Page Patrollers[edit]

Hi Chamal N.

A new user group, New Page Reviewer, has been created in a move to greatly improve the standard of new page patrolling. The user right can be granted by any admin at PERM. It is highly recommended that admins look beyond the simple numerical threshold and satisfy themselves that the candidates have the required skills of communication and an advanced knowledge of notability and deletion. Admins are automatically included in this user right.

It is anticipated that this user right will significantly reduce the work load of admins who patrol the performance of the patrollers. However,due to the complexity of the rollout, some rights may have been accorded that may later need to be withdrawn, so some help will still be needed to some extent when discovering wrongly applied deletion tags or inappropriate pages that escape the attention of less experienced reviewers, and above all, hasty and bitey tagging for maintenance. User warnings are available here but very often a friendly custom message works best.

If you have any questions about this user right, don't hesitate to join us at WT:NPR. (Sent to all admins).MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:47, 15 November 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, Chamal N. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to impose binding solutions to disputes between editors, primarily for serious conduct disputes the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the authority to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail.

If you wish to participate in the 2016 election, please review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 22:08, 21 November 2016 (UTC)

The Signpost: 4 November 2016[edit]

The Bugle: Issue CXXVIII, December 2016[edit]

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Guild of Copy Editors December 2016 News[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors December 2016 News
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Hello everyone, and welcome to the December 2016 GOCE newsletter. We had an October newsletter all set to go, but it looks like we never pushed the button to deliver it, so this one contains a few months of updates. We have been busy and successful!

Coordinator elections for the first half of 2017: Nominations are open for election of Coordinators for the first half of 2017. Please visit the election page to nominate yourself or another editor, and then return after December 15 to vote. Thanks for participating!

September Drive: The September drive was fruitful. We set out to remove July through October 2015 from our backlog (an ambitious 269 articles), and by the end of the month, we had cut that pile of oldest articles to just 83. We reduced our overall backlog by 97 articles, even with new copyedit tags being added to articles every day. We also handled 75% of the remaining Requests from August 2016. Overall, 19 editors recorded copy edits to 233 articles (over 378,000 words).

October Blitz: this one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 16 through 22 October; the theme was Requests, since the backlog was getting a bit long. Of the 16 editors who signed up, 10 editors completed 29 requests. Barnstars and rollover totals are located here. Thanks to all editors who took part.

November Drive: The November drive was a record-breaker! We set out to remove September through December 2015 from our backlog (239 articles), and by the end of the month, we had cut that pile of old articles to just 66, eliminating the two oldest months! We reduced our overall backlog by 523 articles, to a new record low of 1,414 articles, even with new tags being added to articles every day, which means we removed copy-editing tags from over 800 articles. We also handled all of the remaining Requests from October 2016. Officially, 14 editors recorded copy edits to 200 articles (over 312,000 words), but over 600 articles, usually quick fixes and short articles, were not recorded on the drive page.

Housekeeping note: we do not send a newsletter before every drive or blitz. To have a better chance of knowing when the next event will start, add the GOCE's message box to your Watchlist.

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators: Jonesey95, Corinne and Tdslk.

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 00:30, 8 December 2016 (UTC)