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Thanks for your point. [1] TONY (talk) 17:17, 16 May 2008 (UTC)

Re plagiarism[edit]

Since it's getting a bit off-point for here, let me bring it here.

You're missing the point of what plagiarism is and is not and hence coming into conflict with other authors. It's not about "the exact words". That's the High School approximation to the idea of plagiarism and a prime example of applying the letter, rather than the spirit, of a policy (which is against policy). Plagiarism is about theft of ideas and/or credit. The principle of avoiding plagiarism is "credit where credit is due". If I paraphrased someone else's work (without using a single "exact phrase") and claimed it as my own that would be the most deceitful form of plagiarism. I found that writing a Doctoral thesis and considering how my ideas might be stolen gave me a broader perspective on intellectual property issues. Maybe you would also benefit from the exercise. Mentioning the source is not enough: hence inline citations. Dhatfield (talk) 15:57, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
"You're missing the point" Actually not. They're both wrong. What troubles me is both spirit & letter being ignored on WP. The principle behind plagiarism may be theft of ideas; the execution is (often) theft of words. I draw no distinction, because if you're stealing phrasing, it's not your work anymore.
"If I paraphrased someone else's work (without using a single "exact phrase")" Do I take you to mean you'd object to use of information contained in a source? How, then, do you do research? That is a paraphrase, no? Or did you mean only without citation?
BTW, since you seem to've gotten a bit bent out of shape over this, I'm prepared to believe it was inadvertent; take a look at some of WP's submarine pages, which are direct verbatim lifts from DANFS, & it's easy to suspect plagiarism everywhere. I've inadvertently borrowed, myself (an essay on the Pacific War used a view from Blair I'd read years before & adopted, without recalling it wasn't original to me), so I'm very careful about it, now, & sensitive other people may not be so careful. As noted, I take the approach quote & cite always, & there's no question that way. I imagine that makes me seem narrow-minded; just very careful. I didn't get burned for it; I don't want somebody getting burned badly for taking WP on faith if we're not careful enough about it.
One other thing. In retrospect, I should've brought the concern here in the first place, rather than put it on the talk page, but in looking at the page history, it looked like it came from an anon IP, & I wanted a public notice if an anon was copying. (I find the summary pages more than a bit confusing sometimes.) Trekphiler (talk) 21:42 & 21:49, 20 May 2008 (UTC)
No offence intemded. It was a bit bad form of me. Trekphiler (talk) 22:22, 20 May 2008 (UTC)

timelines[edit]

Sure thing. What do you have? —EncMstr (talk) 18:17, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks User:Dhatfield/Sandbox. Dhatfield (talk) 20:18, 21 May 2008 (UTC)
I took a couple swings at it, but couldn't get it to budge. That's in line with my frustration with the timeline facility: it doesn't behave intuitively. I'm not very experienced though, and assume I'm mostly to blame for its shortcomings.  :-(
Any reason not to use the .svg graphic? (You could put the timeline details and instructions for creating it offline on its description page.) —EncMstr (talk) 20:43, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

Tank[edit]

Thank you for the medal and the chevrons, although to be honest I had not expected it since I haven't written anything major for Wikipedia in almost a year (although, I plan to expand the Verdeja article, beginning tomorrow - an article on Spain's most successful tank program can not left in such a pity state!). I added two references to the Tank article, although none specifically state that ETC is the most mature of alternate technology to powder guns and liquid propellants. OTOH, the first reference offers a glimpse of ETC compared to EM, whilst the second reference details the integration of the XM291 into the turret of a modified M8 armored gun system. The ETC article needs to be updated, as there is a lot of information I have access to now and not before; new information can be read in an article, which I can't link because apparently invisionfree is blacklisted . So, after the Verdeja article (which I will try to get featued, like the T-26) I hope I have time to work on that ETC article some more. In any case, to avoid boring you with my life story, I will not let you be ... thank you again! JonCatalan (talk) 23:16, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

A question on the timeline you made for the article. The Challenger 2 was never retrofitted with a 120mm smoothbore gun. There are plans to retrofit Rheinmetall's 120mm L/55 tank-gun soon, and it has been covered in Janes. Unfortunately, I think it will block me linking it to you, but I could copy and paste it here, if you'd like. JonCatalan (talk) 23:24, 26 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the compliment![edit]

What brought you to my doorstep? :) Chris (クリス • フィッチ) (talk) 13:37, 1 June 2008 (UTC)

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Transcluding into an image frame[edit]

Is it possible to transclude a page into an image frame? I'd really like to put my clickable EasyTimeline (at the bottom of the page) into an image. Dhatfield (talk) 16:23, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

Sorry, that's not possible at this time. You'll have to make the image manually. ffm 16:25, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

Email as per Tank talk page[edit]

If you haven't read Tank's talk page yet, this was to send you some PDFs relevant to tank warfare in the 21st century. My email is <deleted>; if not interested, then just scratch out my email address. Thank you! JonCatalan (talk) 21:23, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

Montana class battleship[edit]

Another copyedit has occured within the article. Would you consider revisiting your comments at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Montana class battleship?

Thank you! =)[edit]

I'm hardly a pro; just a bit of a logical perfectionist? >_> Thank you for the pretty star (I don't want uglies on my page either. xD). MissMJ (talk) 20:51, 9 June 2008 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

Hi, Dhatfield. You've done a great job with the video. Thank you! I've never thought that kind of edit was possible.I've changed my vote to support orinal and edit. Maybe you'd support your edit too and it will pass. Best wishes.--Mbz1 (talk) 22:09, 11 June 2008 (UTC)

Image processing question[edit]

Hi Doug. May I please ask you, if it is possible to change the colors and reduce a noise to an image of a night sky with stars, Milky Way and a meteor, which was taken with ISO 1600? Thank you for your time.--Mbz1 (talk) 03:07, 14 June 2008 (UTC)

  • Thank you, Doug. Here's the image I processed myself Image:Orionid12n.jpg The colors are OK, but way too noisy. Here' the original image Image:Orionid and Milky way.JPG Thank you for your time.--Mbz1 (talk) 14:17, 14 June 2008 (UTC)
  • You've done great work! Thank you for your time and for your help.--Mbz1 (talk) 15:30, 15 June 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Tank schematic diagram[edit]

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An image uploaded by you has been promoted to featured picture status
Your image, Image:M1 Abrams-TUSK.svg, was nominated on Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates, gained a consensus of support, and has been promoted. If you would like to nominate an image, please do so at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates. Thank you for your contribution! MER-C 04:49, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Molecular mechanics[edit]

Thanks for offering to help! I've uploaded SVG and POV-Ray files. You can also download an Excel sheet with the original graphs: http://www.stanford.edu/~boas/forces.xls —Preceding unsigned comment added by Edboas (talkcontribs) 23:08, 16 June 2008 (UTC)

Thought you might want to know[edit]

Commons:Featured picture candidates/Image:M1 Abrams-TUSK.svg =) Lokal_Profil 09:12, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

re: Tank links[edit]

Hi Dhatfield, The links I removed were of low importance to this particular topic (eg, the Danish tank website and the website on the US Army's next generation of tanks - there are great links for articles on this particular topics, but not needed for these high-level article) or outright unencyclopedic (eg, the "private photos showing US tanks with humorous mobility problems in Iraq" and the videos which "while excellent, are advertorial in nature"). WP:EL states that links "should be kept to a minimum of those that are meritable, accessible and appropriate to the article" and I *think* that removing these links was in line with it. regards, Nick Dowling (talk) 11:11, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Komodo Dragon[edit]

Hi, Doug, may I please ask you, if you are up to edit this video too? I'll understand, if you do not want to deal with my videos and me any more. Thank you.--Mbz1 (talk) 01:07, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

Thank you very much! Great job as always!.--Mbz1 (talk) 20:13, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

Portal:Computer generated imagery[edit]

You have to remember that it's a really big topic. Things like MRI, catscan, structure of DNA or proteins can be a great addition towards pictures or articles. As for biography, I'm afraid I don't know much about people in this field. OhanaUnitedTalk page 18:26, 30 June 2008 (UTC)

I know, I'm only scratching the surface - amazing there isn't something out there already. I am going for fields where images are artificially created - minimal sensor / environment interaction, so no MRIs, no SEMs, no photos (despite the use of CCDs and microprocessors in cameras). I haven't been too consistent about that, thanks for the heads up. I believe molecular modeling is hidden in there somewhere, but thanks for the idea, I'll add more on this. Maybe I was going too far in avoiding personal bias MM PEF 3.png :) Dhatfield (talk) 18:43, 30 June 2008 (UTC)
I found this one (Image:Lone House.jpg). This picture, although looks like a normal scenic view, is actually generated by computer completely. It will be a great addition to the page. And just a reminder, portals are entry page for specific topics or areas. You should aim for a broad spectrum. Eliminating MRIs and some photos may not be good decision. OhanaUnitedTalk page 16:26, 1 July 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for your input. Lone House is Selected picture/1 :) There is a featured Portal:Photography and we need to restrict the scope to something manageable and definable - how to draw the line with photos? I actually thought a Portal:3D imagery, Portal:Computer Illustration, etc. would be more appropriate. Good to know that you don't see this topic as overly broad. We may extend once we have a viable 'first draft', but I personally feel that photography and SEMs get enough coverage and recognition. MRIs, maybe less so, and there is a good case to be made that they are more 'computer generated' since they are typically are a Radon transform of numerous individual scans - but that strays into Image Processing and opens a whole lot more doors. Dhatfield (talk) 19:08, 1 July 2008 (UTC)
Well, one thing for sure is that you won't expect an MRI picture to show up on Portal:Photography ;) OhanaUnitedTalk page 02:46, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

Awaiting your signature[edit]

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Largest theropods Thanks for your patience. :) DurovaCharge! 03:12, 1 July 2008 (UTC)

Always a pleasure to work with you. Dhatfield (talk) 19:31, 1 July 2008 (UTC)
(sigh) Thanks for giving this a go. DurovaCharge! 17:13, 4 July 2008 (UTC)
No prob. As I said, pleasure to work with you. Dhatfield (talk) 09:38, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

Thank You[edit]

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Tank Task Force[edit]

Hey,

I notice you're on a Wiki Break, so this is for when you come back in August. ;) I wrote my reasoning for the founding of a task force for tanks on the Military History WikiProject, which you can read here. I guess its success is dependant on membership, and given that the spectacular work you've done on Tank I wanted to extend an invitation. The task force wouldn't require editors that do 'heavy edits' - as in, entire articles - and, in fact, I would be looking more for active copy editors that do minor edits to maintain the quality of the article - but, really anything is fine. What I'm looking for is more or less detailed in that message I left on the WikiProject talk page (previously linked above). If you're interested it would be great if you could mention it there, and if not that's fine - but, it's worth a try. ;) Regardless, thanks for your time and patience! JonCatalán (talk) 16:27, 7 July 2008 (UTC)

The traditional rfa thank you message[edit]

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Dhatfield, it is my honor to report that thanks in part to your support my third request for adminship passed (80/18/2). I appreciate the trust you and the WP community have in me, and I will endeovour to put my newly acquired mop and bucket to work for the community as a whole. Yours sincerly and respectfuly, TomStar81 (Talk) 03:14, 9 July 2008 (UTC)

Thank you![edit]

For the new Icons for flagged revisions [2]. Greetings from Pillnitz, Conny (talk) 20:21, 19 July 2008 (UTC).

I'm glad you like them and hope they will be useful going forward. If you need any changes, I'm happy to help. Dhatfield (talk) 09:29, 20 July 2008 (UTC)

Graphics lab[edit]

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Nice timeline[edit]

Even if it does start in 1945 :) Most Wiki timelines are too long for something like that, so need to be vertical and not horizontal.One day when I have more time, I'll figure out how to do large vertical timelines, but I'm not sure why people call their articles "timelines" without the actual lines, because without the graphical timeline they are just lists--mrg3105 (comms) ♠♣ 01:24, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

The Australian Presidents Timeline is the best of the vertical timelines that I've seen. Be aware that they take some time (even days) to render in WP after a change, so I recommend the offline EasyTimeline tool for development work. Good luck. Dhatfield (talk) 09:09, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

Information graphics[edit]

Hi, could you give your opinion on the question Are all graphs and charts considered to be infographics?. Thanks. -- Marcel Douwe Dekker (talk) 12:28, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

Portal:Computer graphics[edit]

I am still wondering why the current draft Portal:Computer generated imagery isn't named Portal:Computer graphics? I added soem arguments, See here? Could you take a look at it. -- Marcel Douwe Dekker (talk) 12:56, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Agree completely. Detailed reply on the talk page - see you there. Dhatfield (talk) 13:49, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

Copyedits Domitian[edit]

Here are some notes on your recent copyediting of Domitian. I really appreciate your efforts in proofreading the text on grammar and spelling, BUT I can't always agree on your improvements. Some disputed edits:

  • Administration:
    • "Domitian" instead of "Domition". Minor spelling error of course.
    • "expelled from the Senate" instead of "expelled". Otherwise it might imply senators were somehow exiled altogether.
    • First sentence of the second paragraph. Besides being grammatically incorrect now (I suppose you meant "become" instead of "became"), the structure altered the original content of the sentence somewhat. The idea is that "Domitian was determined to govern the Empire conscientously" --> therefore --> "he became personally involved in all branches of the administration".
    • "qualities he found more often in men of the equestrian order". In your edit, the words "more often" were removed, BUT, it's not true that Domitian excluded senators/patricians from his government completely (e.g. Nerva), which is what your version otherwise implied.
    • "imperial policy" instead of "his imperial policies". I think it should be either "Imperial policy" or "his policies". There seems to be something wrong with "his imperial policies", though I can't quite put my finger on it.
    • Why choose "absolute power" over "autocracy"? I think using "autocracy" occasionally adds some variation instead of always using the word "absolutism" or "absolute power", no?
    • "became apparent to all that...", is a rather long-winded way of saying the same thing from the original.
    • "primarily at Alba". You removed primarily, but Domitian did in fact spend time in Rome prior to the completion of the Flavian palace. There were other palaces, like the one of Tiberius. So adding "primarily" seems more correct to me.
  • Economy:
    • "the fire of 79" instead of "a further fire". This is the fire which was earlier discussed in the "Ceremonial Heir" section.

Otherwise no further problems. --Steerpike (talk) 17:47, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

I have no argument with this. Please check all edits made during the copyedit for errors either minor or in terms of meaning. I make no claim to be an expert, or to be perfect :) Apologies that this creates work for you, but hopefully it leads to a FA. Dhatfield (talk) 20:22, 1 August 2008 (UTC)

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Panzer I A-Class Review[edit]

Hey,

Since you're a member of the Military land vehicles task force I just wanted to let you know that the Panzer I article is currently going through an [[A-class review. Your comments and support would be much appreciated, and would help the task force continue on its way to increasing the quality under its scope. Thank you! JonCatalán (talk) 16:49, 3 August 2008 (UTC)

TAM going through A-class review[edit]

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Window width of Portal:Computer graphics[edit]

Dhatfield, I am honored that you like my CG graphics well enough to include them in Portal:Computer graphics. Allow me to make a suggestion:

The Web standard for laying out pages now assumes a minimum monitor resolution of 1024 pixels across without requiring the user to scroll. MSNBC.com, ABC.com, and CNN.com all observe this practice. And all lay out their pages to give several pixels of slack. MSNBC requires 1011 pixels whereas both ABC and CNN require 1017 pixels. So someone with a 1024-pixel monitor can set their browser screen to utilize close to their entire computer monitor and then see entire Web pages without scrolling. Note that as you currently have it laid out, Portal:Computer graphics requires 1083 pixels.

Please also note two issues. First, the measurements I’ve cited here are based on Safari on a Mac; different browsers and OS will produce slightly different values. Note too that I have a 1440-pixel screen, so it’s not a matter of my having a problem here. It’s just that I normally set my Safari window’s width to barely “eat” CNN and rarely need to scroll anywhere on the Web. That’s the only reason I noticed.

Just some advise to make your portal a better place. Greg L (talk) 21:42, 12 August 2008 (UTC)

Well, our portal, technically. I've been a bit inactive recently, but I'll look into this ASAP. My main problem is that I have no idea how to lay out a portal properly (wikicode, html, etc.), but I'll give it a try. Thanks for the heads-up Greg. Dhatfield (talk) 21:21, 15 August 2008 (UTC)

String theory[edit]

Could you look @ your request about "String theory" images on the Graphics Lab? Things seem to have stalled, so a comment on what's still needed in the images may help finish things. Thanx, 68.39.174.238 (talk) 17:36, 17 August 2008 (UTC)

Thanks 68... I looked for it at the Lab and I assume it's been archived - should have been marked as resolved. Nice work by MissMJ. Dhatfield (talk) 10:36, 27 August 2008 (UTC)

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Cold War issues[edit]

Hi Dhatfield! Your issues raised on the Cold War talk page have been successfully adressed. Please have a look and see if there is anything else to fix. Thanks for giving us the opportunity to improve this article! All the best, --Eurocopter (talk) 20:31, 2 September 2008 (UTC)

Regarding the "Second Cold War" (1979–85) section, your copyedited version seems a little bit to much. In my opinion, the section is quite good as it is now, although it might face some minor copyediting issues. Thanks for all your hard work, but what the heck, if it's not broken don't fix! --Eurocopter (talk) 08:47, 4 September 2008 (UTC)
I will try to convince you that this article is broken and a substantial rewrite is necessary:
  1. As you noted, this article is a "top-importance article rated nr. 10 on WP:MHSP". It also covers a politically charged topic. As a result, it must be impossible to suggest bias of any kind and that means we must present all relevant facts when discussing an issue. Maybe I over-reacted to your pro-US bias by swinging too far in the opposite direction, but I don't think you can dispute that all I did was add facts.
  2. This article has failed prior FAC nominations due to (including other issues) POV problems. While copyediting may have been addressed to an extent, POV has not been substantially corrected. I say that because this article is clearly written from the point of view of a US national or supporter. That is a violation of one of WP's most basic policies. It will continue to fail FAC until this is addressed.
  3. The article as it stands has a number of contradictions with linked articles. Able Archer 83, a FA, comes to completely different conclusions regarding the significance of that exercise.
  4. You rely fairly heavily on Gaddis for citation - consider that he is no less subject to bias than anyone else.
  5. A relatively minor problem (but also a big problem) is the structure of the "Second Cold War" section. Afganistan is mentioned at the beginning and end of the section. As it stands there is no structure in this section either chronological or as topics. I used the fourth level headings to indicate that I was re-organising it by topic, but the headings themselves are not essential.
I have great respect for your work, but please consider this issue carefully because a failure to see bias is a natural consequence of bias. Dhatfield (talk) 14:40, 4 September 2008 (UTC)
Ok, I had no problem with the content of your copyedited version of the section. Sincerelly, my problem is that your copyediting style does not sound very well - we should use more broad phrases instead the many simple sentences used by you. My other problem was, that after your final copyedit version of the End of the Cold War section, the section itself needed another copyediting and referencing check. I have no problem with any improvement idea, as long as it is well executed until the end, considering all possible issues - in order to have this article promoted to FA, we have to take care of all the possible minor issues and tweaks. Thanks for your understanding, --Eurocopter (talk) 18:45, 4 September 2008 (UTC)
Editing is iterative and I'm neither perfect nor an expert. Fortunately there is no deadline. I don't want to be in conflict over this: do you want me to work on this article? Dhatfield (talk) 21:23, 4 September 2008 (UTC)
Yes, of course. Listen, in order to avoid any discussions we can proceed in the following way: make on the talk page a list of sentences which are biased in your opinion, together with your suggestion of improvement, and we would discuss them to find the best way of improvement. Agree? --Eurocopter (talk) 22:35, 4 September 2008 (UTC)
I'm afraid that won't work. Take a look at this diff [3] to get an idea of how much needs to be changed. Factual (especially addition of facts), style, structure, grammar & POV problems: the edits are extensive and necessary. I can't do those edits by "remote control" through the discussion page. If it weren't for my reluctance to interfere in the FAC process I would make the changes and they could be discussed as per the usual process for any established editor. Dhatfield (talk) 03:48, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
No offense, besides I've already said above, your style and structure are not appropiate for an FA. For example, you have to present facts in chronological order - in your copyedited version you've mentioned the Soviet invasion in Afghanistan (1979), after 1980 US presidential election, Able Archer 83 and KAL 007 - this "style" and "structure" won't help us very much in the improvement of the article. However, I've also found few good paragraphs within your sandbox which I might include them in the article. --Eurocopter (talk) 08:20, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
None taken, but I didn't see that the existing section is chronological, so I had organised by themes. In fact, you may want to look at whether other sections of the article are chronological. For example, in "Confrontation through detente", you write "As a result of the 1973 oil crisis,[94] combined with the growing influence of Third World alignments such as the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and the Non-Aligned Movement, less-powerful countries had more room to assert their independence and often showed themselves resistant to pressure from either superpower. Moscow, meanwhile, was forced to turn its attention inward to deal with the Soviet Union's deep-seated domestic economic problems. During this period, Soviet leaders such as Alexei Kosygin and Leonid Brezhnev embraced the notion of détente.[59] On November 13, 1968, during a speech at the Fifth Congress of the Polish United Workers' Party, Brezhnev outlined the Brezhnev Doctrine, in which he claimed the right to violate the sovereignty of any country attempting to replace Marxism-Leninism with capitalism."
A reference to the 1973 oil crisis is followed by a reference to the 1968 Brezhnev Doctrine. If I cannot see a rule, I cannot adhere to it. Dhatfield (talk) 12:32, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
If you'd look more carefully the paragraph is about the "struggle [of the two superpowers] to adjust to a new, more complicated pattern of international relations in which the world was no longer divided into two clearly opposed blocs" - this started before the next event described in this section, which is Operation Power Pack (1965). Indeed, I found a fact that did not respect the chronological order, and it was re-located ("On November 13, 1968, during a speech at the Fifth Congress of the Polish United Workers' Party, Brezhnev outlined the Brezhnev Doctrine, in which he claimed the right to violate the sovereignty of any country attempting to replace Marxism-Leninism with capitalism. During the speech, Brezhnev stated:[100] "When forces that are hostile to socialism try to turn the development of some socialist country towards capitalism, it becomes not only a problem of the country concerned, but a common problem and concern of all socialist countries". The reasons for adopting such a doctrine had to do with the failures of Marxism-Leninism in states like Poland, Hungary and East Germany, which were facing a declining standard of living, in contrast with the prosperity of West Germany and the rest of Western Europe.[101]") - this was placed after the Soviet invasion Czechoslovakia. The chronological order of the facts was demanded during the first FAC, and it seemed quite a fair demanding in my opinion. --Eurocopter (talk) 13:25, 5 September 2008 (UTC)
I would say that such comments within the FAC of this article are clearly disruptive and you are not assuming good faith in order to help promoting such an important article to FA. First of all, if you'd consult my userpage and my edits you will see that i'm not at all pro-US, actually I was even accused few times of being pro-Soviet/Russian. As you said, an editor involved in copyediting cannot vote in this FAC. So, please assume good faith, and consider withdrawing your comments and let us try to resolve these problems in a constructive way. Here's my proposal: you can make a new version of the sections which are POV in your opinion, and after that, I will send them to User:Twelsht for a thorough copy-edit. After this, I will add myself the new versions to the article. A positive answer behalf of you would mean very much to me, as i'm working hardly on this article since June, and I really want to see it passing this FAC. Best regards, --Eurocopter (talk) 22:02, 6 September 2008 (UTC)
My comments are not 'disruptive', they support an oppose vote. That is part of the process. Since I considered myself to no longer be copyediting the article, I felt I was free to vote. I wrote it as I saw it, which is the most we can ask of any reviewer. As for assuming good faith, you criticised my content, then changed your mind, then criticised my style (which I found ironic because your edits introduced four errors) and then you criticised my organisation of a section by topics as "not FA style" instead of telling me what the convention in the article is. It is quite common for articles to be organised by topics, rather than chronologically. At that point I stopped assuming anything. As for withdrawing my comments, I have marked them as 'Under review' on the FAC, to minimise the chance that they will be disruptive, but I will not withdraw my vote: I do not believe that this article should be featured at this stage - it is fatally flawed and the fact remains that other Wikiprojects rate it as B-class. I need to get some distance before working on the article further. I don't think that the required edits can be completed before the FAC concludes - this was why I was so confused when you ignored the work I had posted in the discussion and started the FAC in the first place. You understand that this puts me in an uncomfortable position: I do not believe this article should be featured as-is, but I cannot work on it without removing my vote. Two days left on FAC? My opinion is that it will pass the next FAC, not this one. Dhatfield (talk) 01:21, 7 September 2008 (UTC)
It doesn't matter what ratting has within other Wikiprojects. Please stop inventing such silly reasons in order to justify your disruption and bad faith assuming. In this manner, this article will never pass an FAC, as there will always be someone with disruptive scopes and biased thinking, who ruins everybody's work. I will withdraw the FAC as soon as possible and from now on I will stop any contribution to this article. It simply doesn't worth wasting my time... --Eurocopter (talk) 10:23, 7 September 2008 (UTC)
I'm sorry that you feel that way. As I said, I have great respect for your work, but I believe that it is against the spirit of WP say that anyone's opinion "doesn't matter". As for your accusation that I was disruptive, an oppose vote is 'disruptive' to passing FAC, by definition. I don't have a problem with that - many of my featured proposals have been opposed, ultimately resulting in higher quality standards. As you know, that's the nature of WP. Dhatfield (talk) 15:54, 7 September 2008 (UTC)
Hello. I'm interested in your opinion about the bias. Please provide some examples (lots of examples?) of what you think is pro US or whatever. I do have to object to the your rationale about why you think there is bias, as it doesn't really matter. If there's bias, please take steps to correct it. By the way, I have requested input from the other WikiProjects that have this article as an interest of theirs. Haven't heard anything yet. Do you know more specifically how to get these other projects to reassess the article? Thanks! Hires an editor (talk) 12:33, 8 September 2008 (UTC)
I'm working, so it's not easy for me to devote a significant amount of time to this during the week. I'm not sure I understand your reference to my 'rationale' - I listed a variety of specific issues both on this page and on the FAC. However, if you would like to see some changes I have suggested, please see User:Dhatfield/Sandbox (posted at the FAC four days ago) or this diff [4]. Contrasting this with the existing section gives quite a few examples of changes that I feel are necessary. Dhatfield (talk) 18:31, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

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Graphics help[edit]

Hey there! I was wondering if you could help me with a vector image that I am working on, seeing as you are very good on working with vector images. I am currently trying to promote it to a FP, but there is one part of it that I could use help with. The image is Image:Dynamite-3.svg; the part I need help with is with where the paper would fold over on the ends (I know the shadows not done and other things, but this part is really bothering me!). Some good references could be this and this. If you cant help, its totally cool, just let me know! --pbroks13talk? 04:30, 22 September 2008 (UTC)

Hi Pbroks, thanks for the compliment. Mainly it's just persistence. You are quite right that detail like this will either make or break an FPC so it's worth the effort.
  1. For the ends I suggest cutting an ellipse into 6th's and adding some crease shadows and highlights - which you do well. Once you have the segments you could add a few extra nodes for some organic wavyness. See Image:Dynamite-4.svg to get the idea. Sorry, it's a bit of a mess - I forgot to delete hidden layers.
  2. Remember that the end cap of an object in perspective is not a circle, or a vertical ellipse. Dynamite-4 looks 'wrong' because I slightly over-emphasised the perspective, but you get the idea.
  3. I recommend also adding a 'rim' highlight to the top left corner edge of the fold-over to emphasise the fold. See Image:Crystal energy.svg on the plug as an example of a very obvious rim highlight.
  4. I think that the edge of the cut-away should be red. This is kind of a convention that may make it easier for people to interpret. Also, the vertical interior of the cut-away could be a copy of your other (very nice) texture, maybe a bit darker - a shadow looks a bit wrong to me because the interior texture looks like it carries on under the shadow.
Hope this helps, I'm sorry I can't help more but I have work I'm avoiding, so back to the grind-stone. If you need anything else, please give me a shout and if you'd like me to 'peer-review' the image before FPC, I'll be more than happy too, but I may only be on every couple of days. Work for money is really interfering with my real work on WP. Dhatfield (talk) 17:08, 22 September 2008 (UTC)
First of all, thanks. I really appreciate you helping me. Yeah, I've been actually kind of busy lately, and any time I get to work on the image... I'm still getting pretty frustrated. I just still feel stuck. I'm trying to get it to look folded over, but its hard, especially when truing to keep it look realistically and not so geometrically. On top of that, I cant find good colors to fit. I updated what (little) I have at Image:Dynamite-3.svg, and, honestly, I could really use some more help. Hah, and don't worry, they haven't discouraged me. --pbroks13talk? 06:52, 25 September 2008 (UTC)

For all your fine work![edit]

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For all the work you did for the article Tank and your continued presence in relevant A-class reviews and peer reviews, besides all the work you've done in regards to images for relevant articles, you more than deserve this award. Thank you for the time you have been able to dedicate to the Military land vehicles task force! JonCatalán(Talk) 16:37, 22 September 2008 (UTC)

Thanks Jon, I'm honoured. Good work on the badge! How does one award this? Dhatfield (talk) 17:12, 22 September 2008 (UTC)

Oops, sorry didn't see this. The template is here. JonCatalán(Talk) 21:17, 24 September 2008 (UTC)
Thank you for reciprocating! ;) I wanted to ask you if there were any basic guides to working with Wikipedia images on photoshop to get them through an image FAC. I want to try to get some more images on tanks through FAC to see if the featured picture part of Portal:Tank could be diversified. I'm intent on learning this stuff myself, just because it would probably then be easier to get as many through as I wanted (if the image was good enough in the first place). Thanks, JonCatalán(Talk) 03:16, 25 September 2008 (UTC)
I strongly encourage learning how to retouch pictures but I wouldn't put good odds on getting Featured pictures unless your source images are spectacular - better than almost all of the tank images I've seen. The guys over at WP:FPC are so harsh I stopped proposing images or visiting. BTW, if you really want to get FPs, make vector diagrams. Anyway, you want to learn to retouch images? I learned to retouch by playing with Photoshop and more recently GIMP (GIMP is just as good for me) and reading online tutorials. There's a ton of stuff out there, but I'm not a retouching expert. User:Durova, now there's an image retouching expert - and she's very nice to work with, but quite busy. Why don't you propose a few images for restoration at the Graphics Lab, see how others do it and try to replicate the result they get and ask them how they did it if you get stuck. That's one good way to learn by doing and you get retouched images at the same time. I'm not always on WP these days but I'd be happy to do this with you if you like. Dhatfield (talk) 04:15, 25 September 2008 (UTC)

Easy timeline[edit]

Hi! Could you help me on the timeline for the List of forts in Mumbai? For some reason it does not show up! Oh, and yes, I would be interested in an SVG version of the timeline. =Nichalp «Talk»= 13:21, 28 September 2008 (UTC)

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RE:Barnstar[edit]

Thanks very much for the barnstar, it is much appreciated - Dumelow (talk) 19:03, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

Just noticed you created a very nice looking version of the map of the action. Thanks a lot for that the new version looks great. Thanks for recommending inkscape, i'll take a look at it - Dumelow (talk) 19:21, 5 October 2008 (UTC)
A pleasure, you've earned it. Dhatfield (talk) 04:20, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

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Oops?[edit]

Hey, I haven't logged in for several months, so I just now saw your request for the Utah teapot render (from June). You still think it needs it? -IG-64 (talk) 03:04, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

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No problem, I did this for the teapot in POV-ray, but it's not featured pic quality. What I'd really like to see is some top quality renders that we can get promoted to featured pic status so we can encourage 3D illustrators to contribute to WP. If you're up for it, subject matter is completely open.
Maybe a nice render of the the Stanford bunny or other well known model? [5]
Cheers. Dhatfield (talk) 01:31, 20 November 2008 (UTC)
I made some Utah Teapot renders some time ago for my own sake. Here's a link to one of them: http://i59.photobucket.com/albums/g295/IG-64_photos/3D%20Portfolio/09d3609c.jpg
It's actually a modification of the Utah teapot to make it more realistic in geometry. Perhaps I could so something like that only with the original model and some more contrast with the background? The Stanford bunny would also be an interesting project, however I don't know if I can find one that Max or Maya can open. -IG-64 (talk) 16:41, 22 November 2008 (UTC)
Any work you are willing to submit would be great. Dhatfield (talk) 22:52, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

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Abrams image suggestion[edit]

Hey, congratulations. I just happened to look at the main page with your image on it. It is top notch, and I hope you don't take it as criticism if I make a suggestion, to file away in case you decide to do any more work on it. The open hatch-cover labelled “hatch or cupola” is a bit imprecise, and might be confusing for some readers.

You may consider enlarging the hatch ring a bit, adding the periscopes, and labelling it “commander's cupola,” or “commander's all-round vision cupola” if there's room. Maybe the “commander's hatch” would be clearer if it were shown closed, or tilted a bit further open, and the “loader's hatch” added for completeness. I've found a few images which may serve you as a visual reference: #1, #2, #3.

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Thanks for the input Micheal. Always appreciated. Dhatfield (talk) 22:53, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

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Help with video?[edit]

Hi Dhatfield, May I please ask you to take a look at the video and, if you have a time improve the brightness and contrastFile:Slowsunrom Med Prog.OGG? Thank you.--Mbz1 (talk) 22:02, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

Hi Mila. For simple brightness and contrast I recommend Virtualdub. I wrote a custom script for video stabilization for you because that functionality is not available in a free (maybe not even in a commercial) video package. I would do the Vdub edits (it's very easy), but work has wreaked my wikilife. Dhatfield (talk) 15:16, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Electron shell renders[edit]

Hey, Dhatfield. I was on the electron shells page, and I saw your beautiful renders of the different shell levels (great work, by the way!) and was wondering if you might still have the original 3d file for those. If so, would you mind posting some sort of link where I might be able to download it? It would be a great help in a project of mine! Thanks. Ironic orange (talk) 23:10, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

The orbitals were created in Orbital Viewer - enjoy. http://www.orbitals.com/orb/ov.htm Dhatfield (talk) 18:12, 22 February 2009 (UTC)
Excellent! Thanks a lot! Ironic orange (talk) 23:41, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

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Roman–Parthian War map[edit]

Hello! Per your comments, I have added a map of the pre-war situation, where the primary cities and sites mentioned are also displayed, to the article. Would you care to have a look? Best regards, Constantine 11:03, 9 April 2009 (UTC)

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Hue chemical attacks[edit]

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Oil shale extraction[edit]

Hi, Dhatfield. I wonder if you are interested to assist bringing the Oil shale extraction article to the FA level. Your assistance for reviewing or editing this article is most welcome. Thank you in advance. Beagel (talk) 18:54, 22 May 2009 (UTC)

I will take a look. Dhatfield (talk) 17:24, 2 June 2009 (UTC)

Image help?[edit]

Me thinks you can help with this: at Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/ICBM diagram I had attempted to get a .svg shot of an ICBM with MIRV warheads up to FP status, but the nom was suspended and then closed before anyone had a chance to address the issues. Can you take a look and see if you can do anything about the suggestions on the page? I would appreciate it. TomStar81 (Talk) 22:53, 23 May 2009 (UTC)

Hi TomStar. I agree that the MIRV image should make it FA given some modifications for content and style. Unfortunately work and home commitments keep me away from the Wiki more than I would like. There are some excellent and very active SVG editors over at Wikipedia:Graphic_Lab/Image_workshop, and I recommed a visit there. User:pbroks13 would be my first choice. I will try to keep track of progress as far as possible, good luck and grats on the V2 POTD! Dhatfield (talk) 15:40, 2 June 2009 (UTC)
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Copy-editing Request[edit]

Hi Dhatfield,

I saw your user name on the list of copy-editors offering their services to WP:Military History, and after seeing your barnstar, I decided to ask you for help.

I recently made a peer review of Operation Badr (1973), and at least two editors recommended the article go through a copy-edit. Could you give it a level 1 copy-edit? As an extra I'd appreciate it if you could do some rewording to tone down POV language. Most of the neutrality issues are in the preparations section. Cheers. --Sherif9282 (talk) 19:00, 18 July 2009 (UTC)

Hi, I certainly will, please be patient. Dhatfield (talk) 15:10, 23 July 2009 (UTC)
Great! --Sherif9282 (talk) 14:36, 24 July 2009 (UTC)
Hey Dhatfield. Just inquiring: do you plan to implement your changes to the entire article in a single edit, or will you copy-edit it in sections? Thanks. --Sherif9282 (talk) 23:39, 28 July 2009 (UTC)
Hi again. I couldn't wait longer so I did some copy editing to the article because I want to begin a GAN. So when you make your copy edit to the article take into account these changes. Thanks. --Sherif9282 (talk) 13:20, 1 August 2009 (UTC)
Hi Sherif, Sorry I have not been more active, I was on holiday for a week and work is crushing me right now. I will revisit the article and reviews as often as possible. I think it is worthy of at least a GA review, best of luck. Dhatfield (talk) 17:24, 11 August 2009 (UTC)
Thanks!
Since no one seems to bother to open the GA review, I guess there's nothing to do than wait. So take your time. Cheers. --Sherif9282 (talk) 18:53, 11 August 2009 (UTC)
You may have more luck with a MilHist peer review. Honestly, I would not have found your GA review - I only look at WPMILHIST Copy-editing alerts. Dhatfield (talk) 19:34, 11 August 2009 (UTC)
I already did a peer review. I want to take the article to the next step towards FA. Right now I'm not sure if the article makes FA class. With your help I'm certain criterion 1(a) will be fulfilled, but I believe some users will voice concerns on a lack of reference. (I'm relying on only two secondary sources, and a third primary source backed where possible by the other two) My idea is that a GA will help me on the road to FA. The problem however is the huge backlog with the GA nominations. What do you think? --Sherif9282 (talk) 23:09, 11 August 2009 (UTC)
You could take it to A-class review. Sadly, a lack of references will be fatal in FAC. Dhatfield (talk) 22:24, 17 August 2009 (UTC)
What matters to me most is which would help me more on my way to FAC: An A-class review, or GAN? Obviously an A-class review would involve MilHist contributors, which would be very helpful. I'd do them both but this is discouraged it seems. What do you think? I just feel discouraged to undergo the A-class review until the article is thoroughly copy-edited. --Sherif9282 (talk) 10:05, 18 August 2009 (UTC)

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Cell membrane diagram[edit]

The cell membrane diagram as shown e.g. in cell membrane contains a spelling mistake. It should be "Hydrophobic tail" instead of "Hydropbobic tail". Thank you for your assistance. --129.69.94.117 (talk) 07:39, 3 November 2009 (UTC)

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Yermolayev Yer-2[edit]

Can you take a look at the Yermolayev Yer-2 article to see if I've made the necessary changes for you to promote it?--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 21:46, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

I still support promotion, but I don't think I should promote it since I'm the only reviewer. Dhatfield (talk) 22:06, 16 January 2010 (UTC)
GA's are only supposed to have single reviewers. A-class and FAC's are the only ones with multiple reviewers.--Sturmvogel 66 (talk) 22:26, 16 January 2010 (UTC)

Thankyou[edit]

The articles Battle of the Nile and Order of battle at the Battle of the Nile have both now passed their respective FAC and FLC, and as many of the points raised in these processes were applicable to both articles I wanted to thank you for your assisance and support. Regards--Jackyd101 (talk) 18:03, 26 January 2010 (UTC)

Congratulations, glad to have been a help. Dhatfield (talk) 02:07, 28 January 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Bodiam Castle/archive1[edit]

I have replied to your comments at the FAC. Nev1 (talk) 22:04, 28 January 2010 (UTC)

The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : XLVII (January 2010)[edit]

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Nominations for the March 2010 Military history Project Coordinator elections now open![edit]

The Military history WikiProject coordinator selection process has started; to elect the coordinators to serve for the next six months. If you are interested in running, please sign up here by 23:59 (UTC) on 8 March 2010! More information on coordinatorship may be found on the coordinator academy course and in the responsibilities section on the coordinator page.
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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : XLVIII (February 2010)[edit]

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Maps for Byzantine-Sassanid War of 602–628[edit]

I sent you the maps from the Roman Eastern Frontier. Also, thanks for the kind words on my talk page. I am also enjoying working with you. DemonicInfluence (talk) 00:54, 8 March 2010 (UTC)

It's cool, my work on that page has also stalled because of school :( DemonicInfluence (talk) 11:59, 13 April 2010 (UTC)

Looking back...[edit]

Looking back at Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Coordinators/September 2009, I remember you saying "Please consider a MilHist image resource / department." I had forgotten about this until I just reread it about two days ago. What form were you envisioning this should take? Something like the graphics lab or a repository of links to websites with many free milhist photos? —Ed (talkmajestic titan) 15:39, 16 March 2010 (UTC)

Coordinator elections have opened![edit]

Voting for the Military history WikiProject coordinator elections has opened; all users are encouraged to participate in the elections. Voting will conclude 23:59 (UTC) on 28 March 2010.
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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : XLIX (March 2010)[edit]

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Poke[edit]

Hey Doug, your input re an Image Dept. would be welcomed here. Thanks! —Ed (talkmajestic titan) 05:10, 19 April 2010 (UTC)

Copyedit Backlog Elimination Drive[edit]

Hi, as a member of the Guild of Copy Editors you're hereby notified of and invited to participate in the WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors/Backlog elimination drives/May 2010. Please help us eliminate the 8,000+ copyedit backlog! Participating editors will receive barnstars and other awards, according to their level of participation. ɳorɑfʈ Talk! 00:09, 22 April 2010 (UTC)

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V-B[edit]

Didnt get a chance before the FAC closed but thanks for the review and comments.--EnigmaMcmxc (talk) 09:30, 6 May 2010 (UTC)

Side note[edit]

Don't let my commentary derail Dana's efforts on the WWI article, I've just got one nerve left and this is why I probably am never going to ever, ever, ever bother putting any of the articles I lead the work on up for FAC because there are just too many egos that dive in. (not saying you are an "ego", but too many reviewers are -- and the rest seem to be disgruntled grad students with no life and I'm sick of them). I'm fond of accuracy, but I am just totally sick of the MiliHist WP politics and was utterly fed up during the A-class review with the way that someone would launch into the need for an entire dissertation on the evolution of the bullet or some equally irrelevant thing. Dana was the goddess of patience to put up with that. Nothing irritates me more than people who complain without offering solutions, and especially those who complain when they don't even know what they are talking about. That's probably why I dove in, I thought you were one of those people. Looks like you aren't, so if I was offensive, sorry. Montanabw(talk) 21:00, 26 May 2010 (UTC)

  • No problem. I've played the FAC / FPC game and gave up, I didn't have the patience and I have a lot of respect for those that do. I try to be a useful reviewer and get things over with quickly but I got a bit upset at claims of OR. It'll be resolved shortly. Doug (talk) 21:18, 26 May 2010 (UTC)
Sounds like a case of mistaken identity! (i.e. you were mistaken for the gamers...oh dear) It does take people some time to get to know who the respected folks are. and I know that I am often guilty of diving into an area where I do have expertise but people don't necessarily understand that I have expertise... especially when I am disagreeing with their (incorrect) contentions! I guess one of the skills to master on wiki is the suppression of the upward knee movement...I'm probably as prone to it as you! Montanabw(talk) 23:07, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

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comments on Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Indiana class battleship/archive1[edit]

Hello, Are you willing to have another look at Wikipedia:Featured article candidates/Indiana class battleship/archive1? The two points you raised have been addressed and I have also corrected several mistakes in the article, but I am sure another critical look from an experienced copyeditor like you will improve the article even further. Thanks Yoenit (talk) 12:39, 8 June 2010 (UTC)

The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : LII (June 2010)[edit]

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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter: Issue LII (June 2010)
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Catch up with our project's activities over the last month, including the new Recruitment working group and Strategy think tank

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Milhist's newest featured and A-Class content

Members

June's contest results plus the latest awards to our members

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LeonidasSpartan shares his thoughts on how, as individual editors, we can deal with frustration and disappointment in our group endeavour

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Ah, just saw that[edit]

Thanks for "keep up the good work". - Dank (push to talk) 17:19, 23 July 2010 (UTC)

Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history/Assessment/Rivadavia class battleship[edit]

Thank you for your constructive participation in the above review. Although the review still has a week or two to run, it may be eligible for early closure. If you get the chance, would it be possible for you to check back to see if your comments have been satisfactorily addressed? Thanks, EyeSerenetalk 07:50, 30 July 2010 (UTC)

GOCE Backlog Elimination Drive Wrap-up[edit]

Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors July 2010 Backlog Elimination Drive. Thanks to all who participated in the drive! Over 100 editors—including Jimbo Wales—signed up this time (nearly triple the participants of the May drive). This benefited the Guild as well as the articles in need of copy editing. You can see from the comparison graphs that we increased the number of completed copyedits substantially. Unfortunately, we were not able to meet our goal of completely wiping out 2008 from the queue. We also were not able to reduce the backlog to less than 6,000 articles. We suspect people were busy with real life summertime things, at least in the northern hemisphere! We were able to remove the months of January, February, March, April, and May from the backlog, and we almost wiped out the month of June. We reduced the backlog by 1,289 articles (17%), so all in all it was a very successful drive, and we will be holding another event soon. We'll come up with some new ideas to try to keep things fresh and interesting. Keep up the good work, everybody!


Stats
If you copy edited at least 4,000 words, you qualify for a barnstar. If you edited in the May 2010 GOCE Backlog Elimination Drive, your word totals are cumulative for barnstars (not the leaderboard). Over the course of the next week or two, we will be handing out the barnstars.

GOCE backlog elimination drive chart up to 31 July
  • Eight people will receive The Most Excellent Order of the Caretaker's Barnstar (100,000+ words): Chaosdruid, Diannaa, Ericleb01, Lfstevens, Shimeru, S Masters, The Utahraptor, and Torchiest.
  • Bullock and Slon02 will receive The Order of the Superior Scribe (80,000+).
  • The Barnstar of Diligence (60,000+) goes to Derild4921, GaryColemanFan, kojozone, and Mlpearc.
  • The Modern Guild of Copy Editors Barnstar (40,000+) goes to A. Parrot, AirplanePro, Auntieruth55, Bejinhan, David Rush, and mono.
  • Nobody will receive The Old School League of Copy Editors award (30,000+).
  • The Tireless Contributor Barnstar (20,000+) goes to Backtable, Cindamuse, dtgriffith, Duff, e. ripley, Laurinavicius, NerdyScienceDude, and TEK.
  • The Cleanup Barnstar (12,000+) goes to Brickie, Casliber, cymru lass, December21st2012Freak, Nolelover, TheTito, Whoosit, and YellowMonkey.
  • The Working Man's Barnstar (8,000+) goes to Bsherr, Duchess of Bathwick, HELLKNOWZ, Mabeenot, noraft, Pyfan, and Richard asr.
  • The Modest Barnstar (4,000+) goes to Adrian J. Hunter, Airplaneman, Annalise, Camerafiend, Cricket02, Fetchcomms, Gosox5555, LeonidasSpartan, Paulmnguyen, Piotrus, SuperHamster, Taelus, and TPW.


Gold Star Award

Gold Star Award Leaderboard
Articles Words 5k+ Articles
1. Diannaa (248) Shimeru (200,392) Shimeru/Ericleb01 (13)
2. Slon02 (157) Diannaa (164,960) Chaosdruid (8)
3. GaryColemanFan (101) Chaosdruid (130,630) Derild4921 (7)
4. Torchiest (100) The Utahraptor (117,347) GaryColemanFan/Slon02 (6)
5. Shimeru (80) Ericleb01 (114,893) Bejinhan/The Utahraptor (5)


Coordinator: ɳorɑfʈ Talk! Co-coordinators: Diannaa TALK and S Masters (talk) | Newsletter by: The Raptor You rang?/My mistakes; I mean, er, contributions

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GOCE Invitation[edit]

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There are currently
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The Guild of Copy-Editors – September 2010 Backlog Elimination Drive


The Wikipedia Guild of Copy-Editors invite you to participate in the September 2010 Backlog Elimination Drive, a month-long effort to reduce the backlog of articles that require copy-editing. The drive will begin on 1 September at 00:00 (UTC) and will end on 30 September at 23:59 (UTC). The goals for this drive are to eliminate 2008 from the queue and to reduce the backlog to fewer than 5,000 articles.

Sign-up has already begun at the September drive page, and will be open throughout the drive. If you have any questions or concerns, please leave a message on the drive's talk page.

Before you begin copy-editing, please carefully read the instructions on the main drive page. Please make sure that you know how to copy-edit, and be familiar with the Wikipedia Manual of Style.

Awards and barnstars
A range of barnstars will be awarded to active participants. Some are exclusive to GoCE drives. More information on awards can be found on the main drive page.

Thank you; we look forward to meeting you on the drive!
ɳorɑfʈ Talk! and S Masters (talk).

The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : LIII (July 2010)[edit]

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New parameter for military conflict infobox introduced;
Preliminary information on the September coordinator elections

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Milhist's newest featured and A-Class content

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July's contest results, the latest awards to our members, plus an interview with Parsecboy

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Opportunities for new military history articles

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Milhist A-class and Peer Reviews Jul-Dec 2009[edit]

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By order of the Military history WikiProject coordinators, for your devoted work on the WikiProject's Peer and A-Class reviews during the period July-December 2009, I am delighted to award you this Content Review Medal. TomStar81 (Talk) 01:44, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

Milhist A-Class and Peer reviews Jan-Jun 2010[edit]

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By order of the Military history WikiProject coordinators, for your good work helping with the WikiProject's Peer and A-Class reviews for the period Jan-Jun 2010, I hereby award you this Military history WikiProject Reviewers' award. Ian Rose (talk) 00:03, 2 September 2010 (UTC)

Keep track of upcoming reviews. Just copy and paste {{WPMILHIST Review alerts}} to your user space

The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : LIV (August 2010)[edit]

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The Military history WikiProject Newsletter: Issue LIV (August 2010)
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The return of reviewer awards, task force discussions, and more information on the upcoming coordinator election

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A recap of the month's new Featured and A-Class articles, including a new featured sound

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Our newest A-class medal recipients and this August's top contestants

Editorial

In the first of a two-part series, Moonriddengirl discusses the problems caused by copyright violations

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The Milhist election has started![edit]

The Military history WikiProject coordinator election has started. You are cordially invited to help pick fourteen new coordinators from a pool of twenty candidates. This time round, the term has increased from six to twelve months so it is doubly important that you have your say! Please cast your vote here no later than 23:59 (UTC) on Tuesday, 28 September 2010.

With many thanks in advance for your participation from the coordinator team,  Roger Davies talk 21:31, 16 September 2010 (UTC)

Erzherzog Franz Ferdinand FAC[edit]

I've nominated EFF for another FAC, and as you commented last time, I would like you to look her over again. Thanks! Buggie111 (talk) 01:39, 13 October 2010 (UTC)

GOCE copy edit drive[edit]

Writing Magnifying.PNG Greetings, the Wikipedia Guild of Copy-Editors invites you to participate in the November 2010 Backlog Elimination Drive, a month-long effort to reduce the backlog of articles that require copy-editing. The drive will begin on 1 November at 00:00 (UTC) and will end on 30 November at 23:59 (UTC). The goal for this drive is to reduce the backlog by 10% (approximately 500 articles). We hope to focus our efforts on the oldest three months (January, February, and March 2009) and the newest three months (September, October, and November 2010) of articles in the queue.

Sign-up has already begun at the November drive page, and will be open throughout the drive. If you have any questions or concerns, please leave a message on the drive's talk page.

Before you begin copy-editing, please carefully read the instructions on the main drive page. Please make sure that you know how to copy-edit, and be familiar with the Wikipedia Manual of Style.

Awards and barnstars

A range of barnstars will be awarded to active participants, some of which are exclusive to GOCE drives. More information on awards can be found on the main drive page.

Thank you; we look forward to meeting you on the drive!
The UtahraptorTalk to me/Contributions, S Masters (talk), and Diannaa (Talk)

The Military history WikiProject Newsletter : LV (September 2010)[edit]

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The results of September's coordinator elections, plus ongoing project discussions and proposals

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A recap of the month's new Featured and A-Class articles

Members

Our newest A-class medal recipients, this September's top contestants, plus the reviewers' Roll of Honour (Apr-Sep 2010)

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In the final part of our series on copyright, Moonriddengirl describes how to deal with copyright infringements on Wikipedia

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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)

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The Bugle: Issue LVI, October 2010[edit]

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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 01:34, 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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The Bugle: Issue LVII, November 2010[edit]

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GOCE Year-end Report[edit]

Season's Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors
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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 2010. Read all about these in the Guild's 2010 Year-End Report.

Highlights
  • Membership grows to 503 editors
  • 2,589 articles removed through four Backlog elimination drives
  • Our encounter with Jimbo Wales
  • Guild home pages reorganized and redesigned
  • Report on our inaugural elections
  • Guild Plans for 2011
  • New barnstars introduced
  • Requests page improved
  • Sign up for the January 2011 Backlog elimination drive!
Get your copy of the Guild's 2010 Year-End Report here
On behalf of the Guild, we take this opportunity to wish you Season's Greetings and Happy New Year. See you in 2011!
– Your Coordinators: S Masters (lead), Diannaa, The Utahraptor, and Tea with toast.

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GOCE drive news[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors January 2011 backlog elimination drive
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Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors January 2011 Backlog elimination drive! The drive is halfway over, so here are some mid-drive stats.

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Participation
GOCE January 2011 backlog elimination drive progress graphs

So far, 43 people have signed up for this drive. Of these, 25 have participated. If you signed up for the drive but haven't participated yet, it's not too late! Try to copy edit at least a few articles. Remember, if you have rollover words from the last drive, you will lose them if you do not participate in this drive. If you haven't signed up for the drive yet, you can sign up now.

Progress report

We have eliminated two months from the backlog – January and February 2009. One of our goals is to eliminate as many months as possible from the 2009 backlog. Please help us reduce the size of this part of the backlog if you haven't already. Another goal is to reduce the entire backlog by 10%, or by 515 articles. Currently, we have eliminated 375 articles from the queue, so if each participant copy edits four more articles, we will reach that goal.

Thank you for participating in the January 2011 drive. We anticipate it will be another big success!

Your drive coordinators –S Masters (talk), Diannaa (Talk), The UtahraptorTalk to me, and Tea with toast (Talk)

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The Bugle: Issue LVIII, December 2010[edit]

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GOCE January Backlog elimination drive conclusion[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors January 2011 Backlog elimination drive
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Greetings from the January 2011 Backlog elimination drive! We have reached the end of the month and the end of another successful drive; thanks to all who participated.

Statistics
  • 54 people signed up for the year's first Backlog elimination drive. Of these, 40 participated.
  • One of our goals was to reduce the size of the backlog by at least 10%. We managed to reduce the backlog by 633 articles, or about 12%.
  • Another goal was to eliminate as many 2009 months as possible from the queue. We eliminated January, February, March, and April—4 out of 12 months is not bad! In addition, we eliminated 37% of all remaining 2009 articles from the queue.
  • Chaosdruid copy edited Kutch Gurjar Kashtriya for 32,711 words, which is the largest single article completed in one of our drives so far. This article counts as six 5000-K articles, and Chaosdruid wins the "most 5000-K articles" leaderboard category. Way to go! A complete list of individual results is here.
Barnstars

If you copy edited at least 4,000 words, you qualify for a barnstar. If you participated in the November 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 the barnstars within the next couple of weeks.

Thank you for participating in this year's first Backlog elimination drive! We hope to see you in March.

Your drive coordinators –S Masters (talk), Diannaa (talk), The Utahraptor (talk), and Tea with toast (talk)

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The Bugle: Volume LVIX, January 2011[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LX, February 2011[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXI, March 2011[edit]

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GOCE drive newsletter[edit]

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The Guild of Copy Editors – May 2011 Backlog Elimination Drive


The Guild of Copy Editors invite you to participate in the May 2011 Backlog Elimination Drive, a month-long effort to reduce the backlog of articles that require copy-editing. The drive began on May 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and will end on May 31 at 23:59 (UTC). The goals of this backlog elimination drive are to eliminate as many articles as possible from the 2009 backlog and to reduce the overall backlog by 15%. ! NEW ! In an effort to encourage the final elimination of all 2009 articles, we will be tracking them on the leaderboard for this drive.

Awards and barnstars
A range of barnstars will be awarded to active participants. Some are exclusive to GOCE drives. More information on awards can be found on the main drive page.

We look forward to meeting you on the drive! Your GOCE coordinators: SMasters, Diannaa, Tea with toast, Chaosdruid, and Torchiest

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The Bugle: Issue LXII, April 2011[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXIII, May 2011[edit]

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GOCE elections[edit]

Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors
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Elections are currently underway for our Guild coordinators. The voting period will run for 14 days and ends on June 30, 23:59 UTC. All GOCE members in good standing, as well as past participants of any of the Guild's Backlog elimination drives, are eligible to vote. The candidate with the highest number of votes will become the Lead Coordinator, therefore, your vote really matters! There is also a referendum to appoint a Coordinator Emeritus. Cast your vote today.

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GOCE drive invitation[edit]

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The latest GOCE backlog elimination drive is under way! It began on 1 July and so far 18 people have signed up to help us reduce the number of articles in need of copyediting.

This drive will give a 50% bonus for articles edited from the GOCE requests page. Although we have cleared the backlog of 2009 articles there are still 3,935 articles needing copyediting and any help, no matter how small, would be appreciated.

We are appealing to all GOCE members, and any other editors who wish to participate, to come and help us reduce the number of articles needing copyediting, as well as the backlog of requests. If you have not signed up yet, why not take a look at the current signatories and help us by adding your name and copyediting a few articles. Barnstars will be given to anyone who edits more than 4,000 words, with special awards for the top 5 in the categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", and "Number of articles of over 5,000 words".

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The Bugle: Issue LXIV, June 2011[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue LXV, July 2011[edit]

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GOCE drive newsletter[edit]

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The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in their September 2011 Backlog elimination drive, a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy editing backlog. The drive will begin on September 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and will end on September 30 at 23:59 (UTC). We will be tracking the number of 2010 articles in the backlog, as we want to copy edit as many of those as possible. Please consider copy editing an article that was tagged in 2010. Barnstars will be given to anyone who edits more than 4,000 words, with special awards for the top 5 in the categories "Number of articles", "Number of words", and "Number of articles of over 5,000 words". See you at the drive! – Your drive coordinators: Diannaa, Chaosdruid, The Utahraptor, Slon02, and SMasters.

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The Bugle: Issue LXVI, August 2011[edit]

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Milhist FA, A-Class and Peer Reviews Jul-Sep 2011[edit]

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By order of the Military history WikiProject coordinators, for your devoted contributions to the WikiProject's Peer, Featured article candidacies and A-Class reviews for the period Jul-Sept 2011, the Military history WikiProject Reviewers' award. Cheers, Buggie111 (talk) 13:39, 1 October 2011 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXVII, September 2011[edit]

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GOCE drive newsletter[edit]

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The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in their November 2011 Backlog elimination drive, 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). We will be tracking the number of 2010 articles (and specifically will be targeting the oldest three months), as we want to copy edit as many of these as possible. 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: Diannaa, Chaosdruid, The Utahraptor, Slon02, and SMasters.

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The Bugle: Issue LXVIII, October 2011[edit]

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GOCE drive newsletter[edit]

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Elections are currently underway for our third tranche of Guild coordinators. The voting period will run for 14 days: 00:01 UTC, 16 December – 23:59 UTC, 31 December. All GOCE members, as well as past participants of any of the Guild's Backlog elimination drives, are eligible to vote. There are five candidates vying for four positions. Your vote really matters! Cast your vote today.

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The Bugle: Issue LXIX, November 2011[edit]

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GOCE 2011 Year-End Report[edit]

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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).

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Military Historian of the Year[edit]

Nominations for the "Military Historian of the Year" for 2011 are now open. If you would like to nominate an editor for this award, please do so here. Voting will open on 22 January and run for seven days. Thanks! On behalf of the coordinators, Nick-D (talk) and Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 22:57, 15 January 2012 (UTC) You were sent this message because you are a listed as a member of the Military history WikiProject.

The Bugle: Issue LXX, January 2012[edit]

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GOCE March copy edit drive[edit]

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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. 19:33, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

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The Bugle: Issue LXXI, February 2012[edit]

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GOCE March drive newsletter[edit]

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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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The Bugle: Issue LXXII, March 2012[edit]

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GOCE March drive wrap-up[edit]

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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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GOCE May copy edit drive[edit]

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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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The Bugle: Issue LXXIII, April 2012[edit]

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GOCE May mid-drive newsletter[edit]

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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The Bugle: Issue LXXIV, May 2012[edit]

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GOCE May drive wrap-up[edit]

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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[edit]

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The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in their July 2012 Backlog elimination drive, a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on July 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on July 31 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goals are to eliminate the articles tagged in April, May and June 2011 from the queue and to complete all requests placed before the end of June. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits more than 4,000 words, and special awards will be given to the top 6 in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", "Number of articles of over 5,000 words", "Number of articles tagged in April–June 2011", and "Longest article". We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Dank, Diannaa and Stfg.

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GOCE July 2012 Copy Edit Drive[edit]

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GOCE July 2012 mid-drive newsletter[edit]

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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[edit]

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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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The Bugle: Issue LXXVI, July 2012[edit]

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GOCE news and September drive invitation[edit]

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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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The Bugle: Issue LXXVII, August 2012[edit]

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GOCE September activities[edit]

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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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Successive over-relaxation[edit]

Hi Dhatfield, can you please explain this edit you made to Successive over-relaxation? It doesn't make any sense to me. Otherwise it is going to be removed. —Kri (talk) 12:22, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

I removed the claim since it didn't make any sense. Where did you get the equation from? —Kri (talk) 13:40, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

Military history coordinator election[edit]

The Military history WikiProject has started its 2012 project coordinator election process, where we will select a team of coordinators to organize the project over the coming year. If you would like to be considered as a candidate, please submit your nomination by 14 September. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact one of the current coordinators on their talk page. This message was delivered here because you are a member of the Military history WikiProject. – Military history coordinators (about the projectwhat coordinators do) 08:54, 10 September 2012 (UTC)

GOCE mid-drive newsletter[edit]

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[edit]

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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.

– Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.

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The Bugle: Issue LXXVIII, September 2012[edit]

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GOCE fall newsletter[edit]

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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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The Bugle: Issue LXXIX, October 2012[edit]

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GOCE November 2012 copy edit drive update[edit]

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!
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Minimisation[edit]

Thanks for your remark. The graph of error versus step size for verious methods is certainly interesting, but requires careful interpretation as the whole issue is complicated, indeed, floating-point arithmetic is maddeningly complicated in detail. I would have liked to see a description of the various factors, for instance, calculation in quadruple precision so as to be sure that the calculations of errors in double precision are accurate! If all calculations are in double precision, then since we're chasing the last possible bit of precision you have to worry over the calculations involving h (preferably interpreted in binary, so as not to be annoyed by binary-decimal issues: for instance, 10·15 is represented as 10·1499996185302734375 in single precision binary on the ibmpc et al, but 10·1500000000000003552713678800500929355621337890625 in double, which I noticed when printing a value to one decimal digit: 10·1 vs. 10·2), the precise calculation of the example function (and you should try a variety), and the precise calculation of the terms in the expression F(x) - F(x - h) etc. - all will mess with the precision of the result you are attempting to explore. Some compilers/systems enable calculation in 80-bit floating-point, the equivalent of REAL*10 as compared to REAL*8 for double and REAL*4 for single precision: if available, this would greatly ease the inspection of REAL*8 behaviour. REAL*16 for quadruple precision is rare, but some systems (Mathematica for one) allow specification of very high precision.

With regard to your mention of five-point stencil and minimisation, I'm not too clear on what you are attempting. By minimising, possibly you refer to minimising the error between the current (iterated) approximate solution on the actual solution of Laplace's equation across a grid of points, or similar. There is a large literature on this, and I have merely dabbled. In general terms, chasing a high-merit calculation at a grid point is probably not worth the effort, as the data at the adjacent positions are merely approximation to what they should be. Even so, there are plenty of many-point options (not just the four cartesian neighbours, but a larger disc) and associated formulae. I particularly note the existence of the four diagonal neighbours that, if the cartesian neighbours are one unit away, are sqrt(2) units away. Otherwise, they influence their central point only after a second iteration, amounting to being two units away. The overhead of incorporating them in an iteration's work is not great, but with still more points, it grows.

This problem can be attacked from the other direction: from the NxM grid of finite differences, generate a matrix of simultaneous equations of order NxM, and solve. Normally the labour would be great, but, this is a nearly diagonal matrix and can be solved easily (see Tridiagonal matrix and similar banded matrices) in effort of order NxM. Loosely speaking, about the same effort as iterating the finite-difference collection to a small tolerance, except that it gives near-exact results directly (that can then be polished with a few iterations).

Thus in general terms, if you are confronting an entirely new problem each time, then a simultaneous equations response might do well. If however the new problem is similar to a previous problem, then the previous problem's solution can be used as the starting point for the new problem's iteration, and convergence might be gratifying. NickyMcLean (talk) 21:05, 25 November 2012 (UTC)

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GOCE November drive wrap-up[edit]

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Participation: Thanks to all who participated! Out of 38 people who signed up this drive, 33 copy-edited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here. All the barnstars have now been distributed.

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GOCE mid-December newsletter[edit]

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GOCE February 2013 newsletter[edit]

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GOCE mid-March 2013 newsletter[edit]

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GOCE April 2013 newsletter[edit]

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GOCE April 2013 newsletter[edit]

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GOCE June/July 2013 events[edit]

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GOCE July 2013 news report[edit]

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

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The Bugle: Issue LXXXIX, August 2013[edit]

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

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A kitten for you![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, which will determine our coordinators for the next twelve months. If you wish to cast a vote, please do so on the election page by 23:59 (UTC) on 28 September! Kirill [talk] 16:50, 16 September 2013 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue LXXXXX, September 2013[edit]

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GOCE September 2013 drive wrap-up[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue XCI, October 2013[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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The Bugle: Issue XCIII, December 2013[edit]

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

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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!

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GOCE February blitz wrapup[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue XCV, February 2014[edit]

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Help me write an article?[edit]

Hello, I saw your name on the WikiProject Chemical Engineering page, and I was wondering if you'd be willing to help me with Mixing (process engineering). It still needs a lot of work, including citations, but I think it deserves the attention of the people in the project. Also, please comment on the merger I've proposed with industrial mixer. I figure that a section on froth flotation wouldn't be out of place. Thanks!RSido (talk) 03:21, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue XCVI, March 2014[edit]

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GOCE March drive wrapup[edit]

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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.

Progress report: During the seven-day blitz, we removed 28 articles from the requests queue. Hope to see you at the May drive! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Miniapolis and Baffle gab1978.

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The Bugle: Issue XCVIII, May 2014[edit]

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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!

Blitz: The June blitz will run from June 15–21. This blitz's theme is Politics. Sign up here.

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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The Bugle: Issue XCIX, June 2014[edit]

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GOCE July 2014 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors July 2014 newsletter is now ready for review. Highlights:

– Your project coordinators: Jonesey95, Baffle gab1978 and Miniapolis.

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The Bugle: Issue C, July 2014[edit]

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P4M1.png[edit]

Hello. In case you're not yet aware of that, please notice that your Image:P4M1.png has been deleted from Commons - probably because of a formal question - leaving a hole in all those tables that are using your beautiful set to show the shape of the atomic orbitals. I hope you'll be able to upload it back. Thank you. --Paginazero (talk) 09:26, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CI, August 2014[edit]

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GOCE July drive and August blitz[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors July 2014 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
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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!

Blitz: The August blitz will run from August 24–30. The blitz will focus on articles from the GOCE's Requests page. Awards will be given out to everyone who copy edits at least one of the target articles. The blitz will run from August 24–30. Sign up here!

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

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The Bugle: Issue CII, September 2014[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, which will determine our coordinators for the next twelve months. If you wish to cast a vote, please do so on the election page by 23:59 (UTC) on 28 September! Ed [talk] [majestic titan] 22:15, 23 September 2014 (UTC)

GOCE October 2014 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors October 2014 newsletter is now ready for review. Highlights:

– Your project coordinators: Jonesey95, Baffle gab1978 and Miniapolis.

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The Bugle: Issue CIII, October 2014[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CIII, October 2014, Redux[edit]

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The Bugle: Issue CIV, November 2014[edit]

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Nominations for the Military history Wikiproject's Historian and Newcomer of the Year Awards are now open![edit]

The Military history Wikiproject has opened nominations for the Military historian of the year and Military history newcomer of the year. Nominations will be accepted until 13 December at 23:59 GMT, with voting to begin at 0:00 GMT 14 December. The voting will conclude on 21 December. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 01:35, 7 December 2014 (UTC)

GOCE coordinator elections[edit]

Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors
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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.

Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Baffle gab1978, and Miniapolis.
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December 2014 GOCE newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors December 2014 Newsletter
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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!

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

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The Bugle: Issue CV, December 2014[edit]

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GOCE holiday 2014 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors Late December 2014 Newsletter
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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!

Happy holidays from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Baffle gab1978 and Miniapolis.

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GOCE 2014 report[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors 2014 Annual Report
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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.
– Your project coordinators: Jonesey95, Miniapolis and Baffle gab1978.
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The Bugle: Issue CVI, January 2015[edit]

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February 2015 GOCE newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors February 2015 Newsletter
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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]

Guild of Copy Editors March 2015 Newsletter
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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!

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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