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GOCE fall newsletter[edit]

Fall Events from the Guild of Copy Editors
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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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Wells's[edit]

Greetings, Quicksilver. Thanks for addressing me directly via my talk page on this matter, which has been discussed repeatedly on the “H. G. Wells” talk page as well as other related pages; e.g. that on “The War of the Worlds”. You'll note in the editing history that many others have changed the possessive form one way or the other. No, I don't write the possessive of the plural "boys" as "boys's", and were I referring to a plurality of Wellses I would punctuate the possessive as "Wellses' ", following “The Oxford Guide to English Usage” : "Nouns ending in s add an apostrophe for the plural possessive, add apostrophe s for the singular possessive" – so "Wells's". When I wrote ”established form” I meant to say established in the context of the discussion on the talk page; I think that the “apostrophe s” case is better supported at the moment. Support for Wells's is also given by The Chicago Manual of Style and The Australian Government Style Manual and by all of the printed biographies that I've consulted, and Wells himself used 's in his “Experiment in Autobiography” as in, for instance, “Henry James's”. Regards, --Mabzilla (talk) 14:49, 23 October 2012 (UTC)

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!
  • The September 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest was won by Baffle gab1978 for his copy edit of Expulsion of the Acadians. Runner up was Gareth Griffith-Jones for his edit of I Could Fall in Love. Congratulations to both.
  • The October 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is in the discussion and voting stage until midnight November 30 (UTC). You don't have to make a submission to vote!
  • November 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is in the submissions stage until midnight November 30 (UTC), when discussion and voting begin.
  • Seasonal oversight: We had a slight fall from grace in the title of our last newletter, which mentioned the season in the northern hemisphere and thus got it wrong for the southern. Fortunately an observant GOCE member was ready to spring into action to advise us. Thanks! In future we'll stay meteorologically neutral.
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GOCE November drive wrap-up[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors November 2012 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
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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.

Progress report: We achieved our primary goal of clearing November and December 2011 from the backlog. For the first time since the drives began, the backlog consists only of articles tagged in the current year. The total backlog at the end of the month was 2690 articles, down from 8323 when we started out over two years ago. We completed all 56 requests outstanding before November 2012 as well as eight of those made in November.

Copy Edit of the Month: Voting is now over for the October 2012 competition, and prizes have been issued. The November 2012 contest is closed for submissions and open for voting. The December 2012 contest is now open for submissions. Everyone is welcome to submit entries and to vote.

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Coodinator election: The six-month term for our fourth tranche of Guild coordinators will expire at the end of December. Nominations are open for the fifth tranche of coordinators, who will serve from 1 January to 30 June 2013. For complete information, please have a look at the election page.

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GOCE mid-December newsletter[edit]

End of Year Events from the Guild of Copy Editors
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The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in its events:

  • The December 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is currently in the submissions stage. Submit your best December copy edit there before the end of the month. Submissions end, and discussion and voting begin, on January 1 at 00:00 (UTC).
  • Voting is in progress for the November 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest. Everyone is welcome to vote, whether they have entered the contest or not.
  • From Sunday 16 December to Saturday 22 December, we are holding a Project Blitz, in which we will copy edit articles tagged with {{copyedit}} from January 2012. The blitz works much like our bimonthly drives, but a bit simpler. Everyone is welcome to take part, and barnstars will be awarded.
  • January 2013 Backlog elimination drive is a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on January 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on January 31 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goals are to copy edit all articles tagged in January, February, and March 2012 and complete all requests placed before the end of 2012. 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 January, February, and March 2012", and "Longest article". We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.
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Coodinator election: Nominations are open for candidates to serve as GOCE coordinators from 1 January to 30 June 2013. Nominations close on December 15 at 23:59 UTC, after which voting will run until the end of December. For complete information, please have a look at the election page.

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GOCE 2012 Annual Report[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors 2012 Annual Report
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The GOCE has wrapped up another successful year of operations!

Our 2012 Annual Report is now ready for review.

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GOCE mid-drive newsletter, January 2013[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors January 2013 backlog elimination drive mid-drive newsletter
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We are halfway through our January backlog elimination drive.

The mid-drive newsletter is now ready for review.

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Organ Club - AfD discussion[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Organ Club.  —Waldhorn (talk) 06:02, 22 January 2013 (UTC)

GOCE February 2013 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors February 2013 events newsletter
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We are preparing to start our February requests blitz and March backlog elimination drive.

The February 2013 newsletter is now ready for review.

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Cultivar names[edit]

In case you didn't notice the reversion at Narcissus (plant), please note that cultivar names are enclosed in single quotes as per MOS:QUOTEMARKS, based on Wikipedia:Naming conventions (flora)#CULTIVARNAMES. Peter coxhead (talk) 11:39, 18 February 2013 (UTC)

Meteor Crater[edit]

Hi, Hydrargyrum. On the Meteor Crater article, you recently made a couple of edits (nice catch on the Moon). In the first sentence of the lead you changed the primary "miles" to "km". If you glance through the article, I think you'll see that the non-scientific data (such as distance from Flagstaff to Meteor Crater, and the acreage of the land patent) are expressed in US customary units. Accordingly, I changed it back. Cheers, Richigi (talk) 02:46, 20 February 2013 (UTC)

GOCE news: February 2013[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors Wikipedia:WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors/Blitzes/February 2013 wrap-up
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Participation: Out of 19 people who signed up for this blitz, 9 copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: During the six-day blitz, we removed over twenty articles from the requests queue. Hope to see you at the March drive in a few days! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Torchiest, BDD and Miniapolis.

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re: your message[edit]

Hi Quicksilver, I've replied to your message here -- Marek.69 talk 23:31, 13 March 2013 (UTC)

Hi Quicksilver, I've replied to your message on my talk page -- Marek.69 talk 00:05, 14 March 2013 (UTC)

File:Eastman Chemical Company logo.svg listed for deletion[edit]

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GOCE mid-March 2013 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors March 2013 backlog elimination drive mid-drive newsletter
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We are halfway through our March backlog elimination drive.

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Orphaned non-free media (File:Goober 01.jpg)[edit]

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GOCE April 2013 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors March 2013 backlog elimination drive wrap-up newsletter
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Personal attack[edit]

I don't know if you meant to do this, but I have just noticed this edit, in which you call me a Marxist-Atheist... StAnselm (talk) 04:02, 15 April 2013 (UTC)

GOCE April 2013 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors April 2013 events newsletter
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We finished the April blitz and are preparing to start our May backlog elimination drive.

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Nomination of 2013 Cleveland, Ohio, missing trio for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article 2013 Cleveland, Ohio, missing trio is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/2013 Cleveland, Ohio, missing trio until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. --Guy Macon (talk) 16:54, 7 May 2013 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for May 19[edit]

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GOCE May drive wrap-up[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors May 2013 backlog elimination drive wrap-up newsletter
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Orphaned non-free media (File:DoRightCast.JPG)[edit]

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Note to self: Another instance of someone attempting to substitute File:Villainc.svg for the Dudley Do-Right of the Mounties cast in the Snidely Whiplash article. It already has been reverted and corrected. — QuicksilverT @ 22:57, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

Oh shit[edit]

Disregard that. I've been awake too long and tend to mix up users. Yabopomonofonomopo bay (talk) 10:34, 18 June 2013 (UTC)

GOCE June/July 2013 events[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors July 2013 backlog elimination drive wrap-up newsletter
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Possibly unfree File:City-of-Gilroy-seal.svg[edit]

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:City-of-Gilroy-seal.svg, has been listed at Wikipedia:Possibly unfree files because its copyright status is unclear or disputed. If the file's copyright status cannot be verified, it may be deleted. You may find more information on the file description page. You are welcome to add comments to its entry at the discussion if you are interested in it not being deleted. Thank you. Sfan00 IMG (talk) 19:08, 25 June 2013 (UTC)

NOTE: Issue resolved. Moved to Wikimedia Commons as File:City_of_Gilroy_seal.svg.

GOCE July 2013 news report[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors July 2013 backlog elimination drive mid-drive newsletter
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  • Progress report: Thus far we have reduced the number of May/June 2012 articles to just 124 articles, so we're on the right track. Unfortunately, for the first time in GOCE history, the number of articles in the backlog has actually gone up during this drive. While all participants are currently doing a fine job, we just don't have as many of them as we have had in the past. We have over 500 editors on our mailing list, but only 18 editors who have done a copy edit for the drive. If you're receiving this newsletter, it's because you have an interest in copy editing. Join the drive! Even if you only copy edit one article, it helps. Imagine how much progress we could make if everyone chipped in just one article.

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File:TheVenusProjectLogo.svg missing description details[edit]

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Sole Survivor[edit]

Since you made this edit, I'm curious. Were you planning on writing an article about Sole Survivor? I had intended to once I thought it was notable enough. I believe it is now but didn't want to write it if you already had anything in the works. I've already created an article about Dickens' other film Fish Out of Water. Dismas|(talk) 00:30, 2 August 2013 (UTC)

Got it. Thanks! Dismas|(talk) 03:19, 2 August 2013 (UTC)

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

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Eydie Gormé[edit]

Why did you blank the page Eydie Gormé? Your edit has been reverted, I assume that you did this by accident. Please be more careful when editing next time. Andrewpmk | Talk 15:19, 11 August 2013 (UTC)

Latvian help needed[edit]

Hello Hydrargyrum, I'm contacting you because we need some Latvian translators to help with the deployment of the new VisualEditor on lv.wikipedia. There are help pages, user guides, and description pages that need translating, as well as the interface itself. The translating work is going on over on MediaWiki: Translation Central. I also need help with a personal message for the Latvian Wikipedians. If you are able to help in any way, either reply here, or head over to TranslationCentral. Thanks for your time, PEarley (WMF) (talk) 18:19, 16 August 2013 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (File:City-of-Gilroy-seal-350px.png)[edit]

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

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

Progress report: During the seven-day blitz, we removed 26 articles from the requests queue. Hope to see you at the September drive in a few days! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Torchiest, Baffle gab1978, Jonesey95 and The Utahraptor.

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Re: US units come first?[edit]

Hydrargyrum, I'm puzzled as to why you contacted me. Are you asking me to revert my edit to Clifton Court Forebay? Or are you asking me to use a different style in future edit summaries? Since I don't know you, Hydrargyrum, I'll simply assume you're seriously concerned about these issues and try to address all of them.

  1. The general issue of how measurements are presented in enwiki is addressed by the WP:UNIT style guidelines, which state that In non-science US-related articles the main quantity is generally expressed in US customary units.
  2. When I wrote "US units", I was referring to the traditional system of measurement commonly used in the United States. This system is derived, though slightly different, from the traditional system of measurement used in England. To the extent that the two systems agree (as in feet) it makes just as much sense to refer to them as "US units" as "British" or "Imperial units". In the context of the style guidelines, the phrase "US customary units" is used, so it seems reasonable to use similar terminology when referring to those guidelines.
  3. You're quite right that the Metric System is legal for use in the United States, but I don't see why that matters here. Wikipedia is an international project, so its style would not be dictated by U.S. law, even if U.S. law specified a single system of units. (And it doesn't; the United States has been officially bi-unitary since the 1970s.)
  4. In my experience "U.S." and "US" are used interchangeably, even in the United States. Not that this should matter in an international project like enwiki. I notice that WP:ACRO admits either form of the initialism in enwiki articles. What's acceptable in articles should certainly be acceptable in edit summaries, which tend to be more terse.

I hope that addresses your concerns. —Stepheng3 (talk) 18:44, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

GOCE September 2013 drive wrap-up[edit]

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Disambiguation link notification for October 26[edit]

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

Guild of Copy Editors October Blitz wrap-up
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Participation: Out of eleven 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 copy edited 42 articles from WikiProject Film's backlog, reducing it by a net of 34 articles. Hope to see you at the November drive in a few days! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Torchiest, Baffle gab1978, Jonesey95 and The Utahraptor.

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Invitation to participate at Stalking Cat[edit]

Hello, I'm Just Tidying Up. I'm commenting because, at some point in the past, you contributed to the Stalking Cat article or talk page. I recently performed a major rewrite of Stalking Cat, and I am interested to increase further expansion and improvement of the article, with other editors. If you are interested in this topic, please join us at Talk:Stalking_Cat#Major_rewrite. Thank you. Just Tidying Up (talk) 14:59, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

November 2013[edit]

Information icon Hello, I'm Baseball Watcher. I wanted to let you know that I undid one or more of your recent contributions to Get Smart, Again! because it did not appear constructive. If you would like to experiment, you can use the sandbox. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. The reverted edit can be found here. Baseball Watcher 00:50, 20 November 2013 (UTC)

My apologies, I happened to jump the trigger a little early. Sorry and thank you for your understanding.Baseball Watcher 00:51, 20 November 2013 (UTC)

Discussion at Talk:The_Pink_Panther_(1964_film)#Release_year[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:The_Pink_Panther_(1964_film)#Release_year. Eric talk 15:24, 20 November 2013 (UTC)

File:City-of-Gilroy-seal-350px.png listed for deletion[edit]

A file that you uploaded or altered, File:City-of-Gilroy-seal-350px.png, has been listed at Wikipedia:Files for deletion. Please see the discussion to see why it has been listed (you may have to search for the title of the image to find its entry). Feel free to add your opinion on the matter below the nomination. Thank you. Stefan2 (talk) 22:43, 26 November 2013 (UTC)

Mirror edits on de = Seltsamkeit![edit]

Hi Hg- I noticed something odd that I wanted to run by you. In the course of looking into the possibility of taking over the username Eric on de.wp, I noticed that five of that account's eleven edits on de.wp are mirrors of edits I made to identically named articles on en. They occur at the same time and have my edit summaries. Do you know how that could happen, and if it's by design or glitch? Danke im Voraus--ich bin ahnunglos! Eric talk 21:40, 1 December 2013 (UTC)

(copied from my talkpage) Hi Hg- I just thought I'd ask you because of your long experience, especially across wikis. Didn't mean for you to do so much work! But thanks for taking a look at it. I agree with your conclusion that the duplicate edits are the result of some machine activity. As for the edit timestamps, I was assuming the edits were actually simultaneous, as mine are listed in UTC, and I was assuming the German ones were in CET. I was in touch with Folkvanger when I took over his commons:User:Eric account (see above section); maybe I'll check with him to see if he knows what might have made the mystery edits. Eric talk 00:07, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

Semi-Protected article, registered user[edit]

just made this account because a user who seems ridiculously possessive of an article, and doesn't want changes to his choice of colors of the charts he made for the article, got the article semi-protected after reverting my edits, probably by using sock accounts to vandalize it. So I want to know how to register this account. (I'm copying this over from the talkpage of the "Why create an account" article because you have experience with this editor) There is nowhere that explains this at this article, obviously missing information. Anonipus (talk) 23:56, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

I'm refering to this by the way:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:The_Walking_Dead_(TV_series)#Characters
And the possessive user who revered everything without any discussion (even though a discussion was started) is here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Walking_Dead_%28TV_series%29&diff=583526087&oldid=583524754
Anonipus (talk) 00:02, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

(back to your talkpage)

At the time you posted your comment on my Talk page, I had only a single encounter with user Drovethrughosts, and since I don't feel passionate about articles dealing with current television series, I decided at the time not to challenge him or insist on getting my edit incorporated into the article. If you feel strongly about it, drop him a line and suggest he participate on the article talk page and work on a group consensus about the way the table colors should appear. If he refuses to participate in the discussion, revert his changes to what the group resolved until he steps over the 3-revert-rule limit. If he's belligerent and uncooperative enough, the matter may be elevated to administrative arbitration, and depending on the findings, he could get his editing privileges temporarily suspended, or be permanently blocked from Wikipedia. In my experience, editors who repeatedly bully you also do it to others, so by the time they get to arbitration, they already have a long list of offenses and have accumulated quite a few enemies. What may seem a relatively small personal affront to you may just be the last straw that gets that user suspended or banned. As for your part, the best policy is to play it straight and keep the discussions civil.
Note that I am not a Wikipedia Admin, just a regular user, so other than giving some advice, there's no more than I can do. — QuicksilverT @ 05:46, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for your advice anyway. Anonipus (talk) 17:03, 4 December 2013 (UTC)

November 2013 GOCE drive wrap-up[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors November 2013 backlog elimination drive wrap-up newsletter
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GOCE December 2013 Blitz wrap-up and January Drive invitation[edit]

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

The January 2014 Backlog elimination drive is a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on January 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on January 31 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goals are to copy edit all articles tagged in October and November 2012 and complete all requests placed before the end of 2013. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits at least one article, and special awards will be given to the top five in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", "Number of articles of over 5,000 words", "Number of articles tagged in October and November 2012", and "Longest article". We hope to see you there!

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Reviewing your edits[edit]

Just a heads-up, it's useful to review your edits using the "changes" button before posting them, so mistakes like this don't happen ("Response to Media Claims Regarding NSA Relationship" in lead). -- intgr [talk] 11:46, 24 December 2013 (UTC)