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Welcome & Help[edit]

Template:Welcomeg (decided to shorten this a bit: lots of handy links but it kind of clogs the whole talk page :P Mathijsvs (talk) 23:40, 12 January 2013 (UTC) )

Hangu, Pakistan[edit]

Nice job on this article; the subcontinental ones can be difficult (I worked like a dog copyediting Uttar Pradesh once, only to have all my edits reverted without explanation). A few observations:

  • Contractions like it's instead of it is make an article look unencyclopedic.
  • Try not to link sentence phrases with and unless the second phrase logically follows the first; while a series of short, choppy sentences should be combined if possible, sometimes short is good :-).
  • While mdy (month, day, year—"American-style") dates have a comma after the day, dmy (British-style) dates do not.

Thanks very much for your help; it's needed! All the best, Miniapolis 21:05, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for the feedback, really need it to keep an eye on how good I'm doing ;) Steadily working on Jean Monnet right now, I'll keep an eye on your remarks! Mathijsvs (talk) 23:23, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

GOCE mid-drive newsletter, January 2013[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors January 2013 backlog elimination drive mid-drive newsletter
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Dishonored[edit]

Hi Mathijsvs, Dishonored has now passed the GA process so is clear for copy editing towards an eventual FA move. Darkwarriorblake (talk) 11:11, 24 January 2013 (UTC)

  • Ok, I'll take a look at it asap :) Mathijsvs (talk) 11:29, 26 January 2013 (UTC)

Kanban copy edit[edit]

Hi Mathijsvs. This is just to let you know that Kanban, which you have in your "working" list for the drive, has now been copy edited by another editor. If you want to avoid this another time, putting the {{GOCEinuse}} tag on the article before you start would do the trick. Best regards, --Stfg (talk) 10:06, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

All the better, I had some trouble getting through it anyway ;) Mathijsvs (talk) 13:07, 30 January 2013 (UTC)

WP:GOCE January backlog drive award[edit]

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For copy editing over 12,000 words during the WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors January 2013 backlog elimination drive, please accept this Cleanup Barnstar from the GOCE. Thanks for all your hard work! —Torchiest talkedits 21:40, 2 February 2013 (UTC)
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This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Mathijsvs for copy editing ten of the oldest articles during the WP:GOCE January 2013 Backlog Elimination Drive. The oldest ones are often the most difficult, and we appreciate your efforts. —Torchiest talkedits 21:40, 2 February 2013 (UTC)
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This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Mathijsvs for copy editing an article of more than 5,000 words during the WP:GOCE January 2013 Backlog Elimination Drive. Thanks for taking on one of the big ones! —Torchiest talkedits 21:40, 2 February 2013 (UTC)

GOCE February 2013 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors February 2013 events newsletter
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GOCE news: February 2013[edit]

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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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Rollover count[edit]

Hi Mathijsvs, there's a link to rollover word counts on the Signing up section of the current drive page. I've filled in yours for you. Good luck! --BDD (talk) 06:17, 1 March 2013 (UTC)

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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Happy Easter!!![edit]

Happy Easter!

So a print encyclopedia, a strawberry shortcake, and a sycamore walk into a bar - wait, have you heard this one? (talk) 22:51, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

GOCE March drive barnstar![edit]

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For copy editing more than 4000 words during the Guild of Copy Editors March 2013 Backlog Elimination Drive, please accept this award along with our thanks. See you in May! —Torchiest talkedits 01:11, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

GOCE April 2013 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors March 2013 backlog elimination drive wrap-up newsletter
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GOCE Blitz wrap-up and September 2013 drive invitation[edit]

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

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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Please comment on Talk:Yelp, Inc.[edit]

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 Done Mathijsvs (talk) 14:28, 29 August 2013 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Yelp, Inc.[edit]

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 Done Mathijsvs (talk) 10:58, 22 September 2013 (UTC)

GOCE September drive barnstar[edit]

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This barnstar is awarded to Mathijsvs for copy edits as part of the GOCE September 2013 copy edit drive. Thanks for participating! Diannaa (talk) 03:19, 2 October 2013 (UTC)

Translation into Dutch[edit]

Hello, I was wondering if you could translate the page Van der Vlist into Dutch. The company is based in Holland and has multiple offices there. Thank you.Jburton.vdv (talk) 09:50, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

N Not done and not likely to be done I am no expert on the matter and so I hesitate to translate this, sorry. Mathijsvs (talk) 00:26, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Xiaomi[edit]

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 Done Mathijsvs (talk) 00:24, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

GOCE May 2015 copy edit drive recognition[edit]

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This barnstar is awarded to Mathijsvs for copy edits totaling over 4,000 words during the GOCE May 2015 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! – Jonesey95 (talk) 03:29, 3 June 2015 (UTC)

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.

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Please comment on Talk:Ask.com[edit]

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 Done Mathijsvs (talk) 10:02, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

June Blitz[edit]

I seem to stalk MiniApolis' talk page and saw your comment about the june blitz, so just to let you know - here it is! KieranTribe (talk) 09:34, 18 June 2015 (UTC)

Thanks Kieran! Appreciate it! Mathijsvs (talk) 13:56, 18 June 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Vivint[edit]

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 Done Mathijsvs (talk) 11:00, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Economy of Argentina[edit]

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N Not done and not likely to be done I am no expert on the matter and so I hesitate to get involved in this, sorry.Mathijsvs (talk) 10:57, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Bitcoin[edit]

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N Not done and not likely to be done I am no expert on the matter and so I hesitate to get involved in this, sorry.Mathijsvs (talk) 09:21, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:United States[edit]

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N Not done and not likely to be done - As a European citizen, I'm hesitant to involve myself in a debate on a US page, especially since it's about sources and notes, not my strong suit :) Mathijsvs (talk) 02:08, 23 August 2015 (UTC)

GOCE August 2015 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors August 2015 Newsletter
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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!

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Please comment on Talk:Monsanto legal cases[edit]

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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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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;
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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!

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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!

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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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Europe 10,000 Challenge invite[edit]

Hi. The Wikipedia:WikiProject Europe/The 10,000 Challenge has recently started, based on the UK/Ireland Wikipedia:The 10,000 Challenge. The idea is not to record every minor edit, but to create a momentum to motivate editors to produce good content improvements and creations and inspire people to work on more countries than they might otherwise work on. There's also the possibility of establishing smaller country or regional challenges for places like Germany, Italy, the Benelux countries, Iberian Peninsula, Romania, Slovenia etc, much like Wikipedia:The 1000 Challenge (Nordic). For this to really work we need diversity and exciting content and editors from a broad range of countries regularly contributing. If you would like to see masses of articles being improved for Europe and your specialist country like Wikipedia:WikiProject Africa/The Africa Destubathon, sign up today and once the challenge starts a contest can be organized. This is a way we can target every country of Europe, and steadily vastly improve the encyclopedia. We need numbers to make this work so consider signing up as a participant and also sign under any country sub challenge on the page that you might contribute to! Thank you. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 10:06, 6 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.

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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."

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