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January 2014[edit]

Information icon Hello, I'm DMacks. I noticed that you made a change to an article, but you didn't provide a reliable source. It's been removed for now, but if you'd like to include a citation and re-add it, please do so! If you need guidance on referencing, please see the referencing for beginners tutorial, or if you think I made a mistake, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thank you. DMacks (talk) 20:31, 19 January 2014 (UTC)


Welcome...

Hello, King Of The Wise, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like this place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there.  Again, welcome! Dana boomer (talk) 17:20, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

GAN reviewing[edit]

Hi King of the Wise! I noticed that you reviewed the article on the Big Bang, and failed it because the article is already a featured article. In the future, if you ever come across that scenario (or one where the article is already a GA), you can simply remove the GAN tag from the talk page, without creating a review page. Just use an edit summary like "Article is already a FA, no need for GAN, removing tag" so that everyone knows what you're doing. Thanks! Dana boomer (talk) 17:20, 22 January 2014 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of A Whole Nother Story (Book)[edit]

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The article A Whole Nother Story (Book) has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

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Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. TheLongTone (talk) 18:12, 24 January 2014 (UTC)

Adding sources[edit]

Hi King Of The Wise. The references that you added to A Whole Nother Story appeared to be broken when opened. However it was because of an error. For e.g., a reference was added like <ref>[http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?docId=1000461501| amazon books of the month December 2009]</ref> while they should be added like <ref>[http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?docId=1000461501 amazon books of the month December 2009]</ref> (leaving one single space between the url and the name). I'd suggest you look at WP:CITE and for proper formatting, try using the Cite option from the editing bar. Thanks One hundred and twenty-seven (talk) 17:10, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

Advising another user[edit]

Hello, King Of The Wise. The other editors advising User:Rudra john cena on his talk page are very experienced editors (tens of thousands of edits), and most of them are also administrators. I see that you have said to him "You should definitely stop doing things you're ill-experienced at." I suggest that you might take your own advice and stop giving instructions to him. You, too, are not yet experienced enough to be doing so. Regards, --Stfg (talk) 15:32, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

(Please read this full) I did not give any instructions to anyone. Ok. I have been merely requesting him, and that too very politely not to do things i consider wrong, as a fellow wikipedian not as an arrogant, "thinks-he's-above-all". Ok i don't think there is anyone wrong with whatever i did. I merely asked him to stop doing things he was not being able to do well, thats all, so that he might, knowingly or unknowingly, not cause harm to anyone, myself or others. Allright. I know i am not an experienced wikipedian myself, but i have not been doing things i don't know. And i just told someone else not to do what was surely wrong, just requesting him, not ordering or instructing. And if you think he's a piteous, cute, shy little fellow who is just hearing accusations and keping quiet then you are tooooo wrong. He bited me back and not too politely, wrongly accusing me just coz' I pointed out his mistakes. I just deleted it from my talk page. He definitely spoke back. Also we are not all pouncing upon him, and not for no reason. He is been doing really wrong stuff. If you have not seen his talk page well than you might not know but he has, in the past, uploaded copyighted images to his name even citing himself as someone else. He has given himself undeserving service awards, stated himself as administrator and done many other wrong things. He became a good articles mentor when he himself did not know anything about it, nominating random pages and even going as far as nominating a featured article. He does not know about new page patrolling and has still been doing so adding sppedy deletion tags for no rason or wrong reasons. For this he was even complained of at the administrator's notice-board, where consensus was reached he should stop patrolling new pages. Still, he shows himself as new page patroller. It is because of all this that i merely requested him to not do what he's ill-experienced at. And what i said before that were polite rquests too. I have done nothing wrong, politely requesting him to stop showing false claims. Its nothing about me being experienced or not. I am really not an arrogant fellow. I have even said sorry to him in case anything I said hurt him. So please don't think i am the wrong one or bad guy and please see the full context of the talk before accusing anyone.

Still sorry if i said anything wrong, and sorry if i did anything wrong to that user. I'll not do it again. Thanks for telling me What you thought was right.

Thanks.  :) (please reply) King Of The Wise (talk) 16:52, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

The above is a massive personal attack. Many of your postings on his page have been expressed as instructions, more imperative than requests. Putting "please" or "therefore kindly" in front of an imperative doesn't stop it being an imperative. None of us is perfect (see about GAN reviewing above), but the way to handle this sort of thing is to allow experienced editors to provide guidance as appropriate. In this text-only environment, it's all too easy to come across as more aggressive than you intend, and that can lead to a personality clash that hurts everyone. The only way to avoid these things escalating is to disengage. This edit to his talk page was unhelpful because Rudra had already accepted the advice given by Laser brain and Anna Frodesiak (both of whom are administrators). It would be wiser at this stage to focus on your own Wikipedia activity, rather than trying to comment on anyone else. --Stfg (talk) 19:08, 28 January 2014 (UTC)

Hey, what is your problem. I have understand by the advice given by Laser brain and Anna Frodesiak. I don't think that your advice is needed. And what is you trying to tell me by this "You should definitely stop doing things you're ill-experienced at." I don't think you are also experienced much. Give your advices to yourself rather than giving others. So, don't advice me any more. Instructions given by the above mentioned Users are far more politer than yours. Please don't give me any more instructions. Beside this you have told me to remove my patrolling user box. I don't understand what is your problem. I have patrolled some pages and then retired, that means I am a former patroller so being a former patroller I have the right to keep the user box.

Don't attack other users like this. I have gone through your user page and found that you are just a teenager, you must respect others as they maybe far more older than you in real life. I think you understand what fellow user means. Fellow are your friends in Wiki. I think you must respect other users with polite words rather than ill words. Stfg has already adviced you. So stop personal attack, Regards-- Rudra john cena (talk) 06:23, 29 January 2014 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: Juan de Miralles[edit]

Hello King Of The Wise. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Juan de Miralles, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: The article makes a credible assertion of importance or significance, sufficient to pass A7. Thank you. ϢereSpielChequers 14:53, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

Your GA nomination of A Whole Nother Story[edit]

The article A Whole Nother Story you nominated as a good article has failed Symbol unsupport vote.svg; see Talk:A Whole Nother Story for reasons why the nomination failed. If or when these points have been taken care of, you may apply for a new nomination of the article. C679 19:47, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

Talk:Toy Story 3/GA1#Criteria 6b[edit]

You are invited to join the discussion at Talk:Toy Story 3/GA1#Criteria 6b. UBStalk 00:42, 15 February 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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HAHA I AM NOT A CHOR MAN ! I am the greatest person on this planet Sushrutchandra (talk) 16:49, 19 February 2014 (UTC)

THANKS for the remainder of TS3


Hey can you tell me about the venue for the UP Genius Awards competition. Thank You. Sushrutchandra (talk) 12:57, 22 February 2014 (UTC)Sushrutchandra

IRC cloak request[edit]

Hello Everyone

A barnstar for you[edit]

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For being a very good reviewer at Toy Story 3. UBStalk 12:01, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

Regarding GOCE copyedit request[edit]

Hello,

You requested the Guild of Copy Editors review your page entitled A Whole Nother Story. I have completed copyediting today and invite you to review the changes. The major issues were linguistic, but I also cleaned up the initial section and deleted some repeated reviews. I hope the changes meet with your approval, and I will check again with fresh eyes tomorrow. Good luck on your application for good article status.

TheFurorDivinus (talk) 19:49, 24 February 2014 (UTC)

In terms of writing tips, there are a few fundamentals to keep in mind for article writing. No matter how much you love or enjoy the topic you're working on, positive adjectives "excellent, good, funny" are just as inappropriate as negative ones. This is bias, and the most experienced writers struggle to keep their opinions out of factual text, so don't feel like you're alone in that:) Another area to watch is repeating your quotes. If you're about to put a direct quote from a source in your article, there's no reason to write the exact same message before it. "The reviewers found it humorous by saying, 'This book was quite humorous'"....let the quote speak for itself.
I pared down the lead because it contained a synopsis of the plot that was immediately followed by a section entitled "Plot." A lead should only touch each of the major subject headings in your article...like an abstract for a scientific study. You don't have to beat your readers over the head by repeating details unless the article is VERRRRYYYY LONNNGGG...and then you have to wonder why its so darn long.
Style is individual, and writing gets better with experience. Don't be afraid to use complex sentences or elements of grammar, like colons, serial commas, etc. When in doubt, read the sentence out loud and ask yourself whether someone listening to you would still be paying attention when you stopped talking:) If the answer is no, rewrite.
Hope that's helpful. You want people to read your article on Wikipedia and then go read Dr. Soup, right? Not because you're selling him but because you've presented an article that contains interesting information and a reader wants to go discover more about your subject. We are all of us here (okay, that's optimistic) to engage people in discovery of their world through factual record of all the world contains. Otherwise, why bother?

TheFurorDivinus (talk) 20:29, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

DVD Covers[edit]

Please don't add DVD covers just to show what they look like. That fails WP:NFCI. Thank you. Andrzejbanas (talk) 14:27, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

Hi. You bring up some good points! I don't think every article should include a DVD picture though either. Besides, covers change from country to country and region to region. Perhaps we should bring this up on WP:FILMS? Andrzejbanas (talk) 17:19, 25 February 2014 (UTC)
Hello again friend! I've brought up the discussion at WP:FILMS. Perhaps you should chime in there? Andrzejbanas (talk) 18:15, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

Toy Story Good Topic[edit]

Now that all the three theatrical films in the Toy Story Trilogy are GA's (very likely that the third film is the final entry), can Toy Story be made a Good Topic, just like James Bond? Kailash29792 (talk) 15:57, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

Kailash, I see you want this to happen. But i think there might be some complications in Toy Story's the path to Good Topic status. I'll suggest you connect to The wikipedia help IRC chat. Go here - http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=wikipedia-en-help. It will be easier to talk there. (please reply with yes or no) King Of The Wise (talk) 16:07, 25 February 2014 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Toy Story 3 DVD set cover.jpg[edit]

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Pinocchio[edit]

Hi, sorry about this but it is English wikipedia so a big list of titles in other languages is inappropriate. We could do that for every film and book ever made and it means nothing on English wikipedia. The crew section you added was too bloated not to mention unsourced, but you could mention a few of the art directors etc in prose in the production section rather than a list so long as you source it, but imdb isn't considered a reliable source in articles even if you can retrieve it from there.♦ Dr. Blofeld 11:50, 25 March 2014 (UTC)

Lead versus lede[edit]

As regards this comment, I would invite you to read Wikipedia's article on the matter. Cheers! =) ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 16:52, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

Dear User:Dinoguy1000, Sorry! I really didn't knew that. I just read that article!! I never knew we could call it lede. Sorry for that comment. Hope you're not thinking of me as an arrogant brat who thinks he is too intelligent (i know my username might sound like that but that is just for fun). And thanks for telling me. :)

Btw what do you think of my view in your page move request?

King Of The Wise (talk) 18:07, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

It's not a problem. Just be more careful about jumping to conclusions in the future. =)
If I had a strong/relevant opinion on your comment, I'd've already replied in the discussion. As it stands, I'm more interested in seeing if anyone else has an opinion or further relevant information. ディノ千?!? · ☎ Dinoguy1000 18:43, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

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Speedy deletion nomination of Chin-china ki babla boo[edit]

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JMHamo What the hell!! I did not create no such page, unless in my sleep. How the hell is it showing that i created it? Please do delete it and delete it fast.

Thanks much[edit]

Thanks for your help with the talk page classification of List of awards and nominations received by Penn & Teller: Bullshit!.

Much appreciated,

Cirt (talk) 16:49, 7 April 2014 (UTC)

Ant on a rubber rope[edit]

By "stick to the usual examples" I mean that we're not to invent examples on our own. We summarize the existing literature, basically. Also, while it is true that we can plug in other values, this is not covered by WP:CALC. HTH and happy editing. Paradoctor (talk) 15:05, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

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Pixar franchises[edit]

If "Finding nemo is not a franchise yet too!," then Finding Nemo (franchise) shouldn't exist either. A "franchise" usually consists of more than just two movies and related tie-ins. Otherwise, most of the films on this list would qualify as well. Trivialist (talk) 13:15, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

The point of a separate "franchise" article is to give an overall summary of the whole thing, and list some or all of the various things that have been produced. In the case of The Incredibles, the article about the movie already does that.
Also, you said, "That's the reason you won't find articles like Bad Boys (franchise) or Kick Ass (franchise) or Jewel Thief (franchise) or Jack Frost (franchise) or, well you get my point[...]" Why not? There have been two Bad Boys movies with a third rumored, two soundtracks, and a video game. Kick-Ass is a comic book series that was adapted to two films and a game. Those seem closer to a media franchise than The Incredibles. Trivialist (talk) 18:15, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

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Some baklava for you![edit]

Baklava - Turkish special, 80-ply.JPEG Thank you for helping my student and fixing my broken link! It takes a Village ... Crtew (talk) 03:47, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for helping out.[edit]

I'm currently in hurry to push the article into the mainspace since it documents a current event (dispute). Anyways, thanks again for the edits.

Hazbulator™ 17:29, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

February 2015 GOCE newsletter[edit]

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

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

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

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

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GOCE June 2015 newsletter[edit]

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

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

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

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GOCE August 2015 newsletter[edit]

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

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

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

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October 2015 GOCE newsletter[edit]

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

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

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

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

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ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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You appear to be eligible to vote in the current Arbitration Committee election. The Arbitration Committee is the panel of editors responsible for conducting the Wikipedia arbitration process. It has the authority to enact binding solutions for disputes between editors, primarily related to serious behavioural issues that the community has been unable to resolve. This includes the ability to impose site bans, topic bans, editing restrictions, and other measures needed to maintain our editing environment. The arbitration policy describes the Committee's roles and responsibilities in greater detail. If you wish to participate, you are welcome to review the candidates' statements and submit your choices on the voting page. For the Election committee, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:03, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

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

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

Highlights:

  • Summary of Drives, Blitzes, and the Requests page;
  • New record lows in the article backlog and on the Requests page;
  • Coordinator election results;
  • Membership news;
  • Changes around the Guild's pages;
  • Plans for 2016.
– Your project coordinators: Jonesey95, Miniapolis and Baffle gab1978.
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Guild of Copy Editors April 2016 Newsletter[edit]

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

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

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

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

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June 2016 Guild of Copy Editors Newsletter[edit]

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

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

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

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

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

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Guild of Copy Editors July 2016 News[edit]

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

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

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

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

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

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Guild of Copy Editors September 2016 News[edit]

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

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

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

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

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

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ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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

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

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

Guild of Copy Editors December 2016 News[edit]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Guild of Copy Editors February 2017 News[edit]

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Hello everyone, and welcome to the February 2017 GOCE newsletter. The Guild has been busy since the last time your coordinators sent out a newsletter!

December blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 11 through 17 December; the themes were Requests and eliminating the November 2015 backlog. Of the 14 editors who signed up, nine editors completed 29 articles. Barnstars and rollover totals are located here. Thanks to all who took part.

January drive: The January drive was a great success. We set out to remove December 2015 and January and February 2016 from our backlog (195 articles), and by 22 January we had cleared those and had to add a third month (March 2016). At the end of the month we had almost cleared out that last month as well, for a total of 180 old articles removed from the backlog! We reduced our overall backlog by 337 articles, to a low of 1,465 articles, our second-lowest month-end total ever. We also handled all of the remaining requests from December 2016. Officially, 19 editors recorded 337 copy edits (over 679,000 words).

February blitz: The one-week February blitz, focusing on the remaining March 2016 backlog and January 2017 requests, ran from 12 to 18 February. Seven editors reduced the total in those two backlog segments from 32 to 10 articles, leaving us in good shape going in to the March drive.

Coordinator elections for the first half of 2017: In December, coordinators for the first half of 2017 were elected. Jonesey95 stepped aside as lead coordinator, remaining as coordinator and allowing Miniapolis to be the lead, and Tdslk and Corinne returned as coordinators. Thanks to all who participated!

Speaking of coordinators, congratulations to Jonesey95 on their well-deserved induction into the Guild of Copy Editors Hall of Fame. The plaque reads: "For dedicated service as lead coordinator (2014, 1 July – 31 December 2015 and all of 2016) and coordinator (1 January – 30 June 2015 and 1 January – 30 June 2017); exceptional template-creation work (considerably streamlining project administration), and their emphasis on keeping the GOCE a drama-free zone."

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

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

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