User talk:DoctorJoeE

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Current Real-Life Workload: 6.5

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What is this "real life" that you speak of, and where can I download it?

Your recent edits[edit]

First of all, thank you for your excellent expansions to my additions to Poe Toaster! They made me curious about who you were, so I looked at your recent contribs and noticed an error. For the Brendan Dassey article you said that there's no such thing as unintentional homicide, and removed "intentional". However, there is unintentional, or accidental homicide, which usually receives a much lower penalty. It was a dark and stormy night. (talk) 00:22, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

Hi, It was a dark and stormy night. (Love your username, BTW.) I understand your point, but the generally-accepted definition of homicide is "the deliberate killing of one person by another" (accent mine). Yes, technically, there is such a thing as "unintentional homicide" — but usually (including here), it is referred to as involuntary manslaughter, because otherwise it sounds too much like an oxymoron. Thank you for pointing it out, however. DoctorJoeE review transgressions/talk to me! 00:39, 13 September 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for the copy edit. I basically copy and pasted from the AP article: "April 25, 2007: After 4 1/2 hours of deliberation, the jury convicts Dassey of being party to first-degree intentional homicide, mutilation of a corpse and second-degree sexual assault. Sentencing is scheduled Aug. 2." I don't know where the AP got that phraseology from. — Preceding unsigned comment added by It was a dark and stormy night. (talkcontribs) 01:16, 13 September 2016 (UTC)

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Books & Bytes Issue 34, May – June 2019[edit]

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New Page Review newsletter September-October 2019[edit]

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Hello DoctorJoeE,


Instead of reaching a magic 300 as it once did last year, the backlog approaching 6,000 is still far too high. An effort is also needed to ensure that older unsuitable older pages at the back of the queue do not get automatically indexed for Google.


A proposal is taking place here to confirm a nominated user as Coordinator of NPR.

This month's refresher course

Why I Hate Speedy Deleters, a 2008 essay by long since retired Ballonman, is still as valid today. Those of us who patrol large numbers of new pages can be forgiven for making the occasional mistake while others can learn from their 'beginner' errors. Worth reading.

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