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- 1 Precious
- 2 Books and Bytes - Issue 11
- 3 Cleopatra and Caesar
- 4 GOCE June 2015 newsletter
- 5 The Wikipedia Library needs you!
- 6 Cat-a-lot
- 7 Waterloo Elm
- 8 Books and Bytes - Issue 12
- 9 YGM
- 10 GOCE August 2015 newsletter
- 11 Replies
- 12 Peninsular War
- 13 Corey Haim
- 14 Books and Bytes - Issue 13
- 15 Wikipedia:Village pump (policy)/Archive 123#Titles of articles about ethnic groups of the United States
- 16 Simple request
- 17 October 2015 GOCE newsletter
- 18 JSTOR cleanup drive
- 19 A barnstar for you!
- 20 ArbCom elections are now open!
- 21 Books and Bytes - Issue 14
- 22 Closing the Gates at Hougoumont
- 23 Guild of Copy Editors 2015 End of Year Report
- 24 Thanks
Books and Bytes - Issue 11
Cleopatra and Caesar
Aloha. Could you take a quick look at Cleopatra and Caesar? It's still a rough work in progress, but I would like a nice English translation of Cléopâtre apportee a César dans un tapis, which more or less reads as Cleopatra brought before Caesar in a rug, but I'm wondering if you've got a more elegant (and accurate) translation. Thanks. Viriditas (talk) 03:24, 6 June 2015 (UTC)
- That’s certainly the gist of it, @Viriditas. Brought before has some connotation of a formal appearance, so simply brought to might be better for this surreptitious rendezvous—or perhaps brought to visit. And substituting carpet for rug might elevate the tone a bit. (Either carpet bag or bedroll would be somewhat closer to the original in Plutarch, but the object is thought to have been made of linen or leather, and anyway that would misrepresent the version of the story shown in the painting. The Greek word is stromatodesmon, derived from words meaning “bedclothes” and “bindings“.)—Odysseus1479 22:40, 7 June 2015 (UTC)
|Guild of Copy Editors June 2015 News
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, , and .
The Wikipedia Library needs you!
There's a thought, now. Only thing: it was working fine up until about four days ago, and for most of that time it was running in tandem with some other scripts; I don't believe I added anything new before it quit on me.
- Nope, didn't work. I removed all the scripts I'd added after it, to no avail. --Ser Amantio di NicolaoChe dicono a Signa?Lo dicono a Signa. 06:02, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
- Too bad, @Ser Amantio di Nicolao, sorry not to be more helpful. I wonder if it might have something to do with a site-software tweak. I see your posting on the Commons talk page hasn’t been answered … Maybe someone at WP:VPT can help; even if they aren’t familiar with the script they might have an idea of the sort of thing that may have been broken by any recent changes.—Odysseus1479 06:38, 27 June 2015 (UTC)
- Sorry if I stepped on your toes, @PBS; I guess your use of “someone” (as opposed to, say, “one” or “a user“) made me read the query as a request, despite the absence of any other indication such was intended. I plead the general precariousness of communication via keyboard. ;)—Odysseus1479 00:46, 9 July 2015 (UTC)
Books and Bytes - Issue 12
The Interior 15:23, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
- @Kudpung: both received. Never tried that before, but I’m game if it will help; just let me know.—Odysseus1479 03:11, 9 August 2015 (UTC)
|Guild of Copy Editors August 2015 Newsletter
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,, , , , and .
I think you were fooled by this edit. The edit changed the entry of a long citation which supported a short citation, for one which is not used in the article. I have undone it. -- PBS (talk) 17:12, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
Hallo, Odysseus1479...I reply You about Mr. Haim on Talk page of Portal:Canada. If You have time read it please. From my heart everything good. God bless You! Greetings from Cologne.:-D ( Sorry if i make something wrong with or in this talk page ) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 126.96.36.199 (talk) 15:14, 23 September 2015 (UTC)
Books and Bytes - Issue 13
Wikipedia:Village pump (policy)/Archive 123#Titles of articles about ethnic groups of the United States
|Guild of Copy Editors October 2015 Newsletter
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.
Thanks again for your support; together, we can improve the encyclopedia! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators, , , and .
JSTOR cleanup drive
Hello TWL users! We hope JSTOR has been a useful resource for your work. We're organizing a cleanup drive to correct dead links to JSTOR articles – these require JSTOR access and cannot easily be corrected by bot. We'd love for you to jump in and help out!
- @Nikkimaria: I thought I’d poke at a few of these, but I seem to have hit a wall right out of the gate: the above list is of WP articles, not JSTOR articles. I went to that page and the first item that caught my eye was Wow! signal; on going there I couldn’t find either “JSTOR“ or “dead link” anywhere, neither in the page as displayed nor in the wikitext. How does one find the broken links, other than by clicking everything in sight?—Odysseus1479 01:04, 17 November 2015 (UTC)
- Hmm. These links generally don't get flagged by the dead-link bot, but usually you can find them by searching wikitext. I'm not sure why this particular page doesn't have any. Nikkimaria (talk) 01:18, 17 November 2015 (UTC)
A barnstar for you!
|The Anti-Vandalism Barnstar|
|Thanks for reverting this vandalism! -AsceticRosé 04:36, 18 November 2015 (UTC)|
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Books and Bytes - Issue 14
Closing the Gates at Hougoumont
At the moment there is no image on commons of "Closing the Gates at Hougoumont", painted by Robert Gibb (1845 - 1932) in 1903. It is in the collection of the National Museum of Scotland. An internet search on the painting's title throws up lots of images, do you know of a suitable digital candidate that could be uploaded onto commons? -- PBS (talk) 21:36, 27 December 2015 (UTC)
- @PBS: I found a pretty good-sized square-on version: although it appears on a page with an ARR copyright statement, the EXIF metadata (according to Photoshop) shows it as PD, so I won’t even need to fall back on Commons policy on reproductions to upload it with a clear conscience, as far as UK law is concerned. One thing concerns me regarding the painting‘s US copyright status: it would not yet have been PD as of 1996—was it certainly published before 1923? Otherwise it would be protected in the US under the URAA provisions. I’m prepared to assume it was & proceed accordingly, but I have a couple of other things to take care of first; please remind me if I don’t get to it in the next week or so. (Incidentally, while searching I was surprised to find this brochure, incorrectly identifying a recent painting of the same episode, by Chris Collingwood, as Gibb’s. Evidently the event has inspired a few artists.)
- Oh, and sorry for not getting back to you about the Peninsular War a few sections above & a few months ago; that diff had nothing to do with me. You may have been thinking of Odysseus1479 03:12, 28 December 2015 (UTC) , where I might well have got the wrong end of the stick; nobody’s objected since you brought the question of directions up on the Talk page, so I’m sure whatever you did is fine.—
Guild of Copy Editors 2015 End of Year Report
|Guild of Copy Editors 2015 End of Year Report
Our 2015 End of Year Report is now ready for review.
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