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Conflict of Interest[edit]

No, I am a retired professor, emerita. I need to fix that. I am not paid by the university or anyone else. I continue to write and to do research. I certainly try to maintain balance. From a conflict of interest viewpoint, my position is no different than the numerous advocates who have written on this page and it may be even less of a conflict because I am not even a member of any organization that advocates on this issue. I am an attorney who has filed briefs but I have filed them as an interested party only. I am not in any litigation and I have never represented anyone in any litigation on this question. I pay for the briefs myself. The advocates who have written here have done a good job of documenting one viewpoint, but only one. That is problematic. So I have added others. I have recently written an article on this issue. It is the leading article in the field but I have wide familiarity with the legal and scholarly discussion. If you want this page to be something other than one sided advocacy, it helps to have someone like me on board. Happy to answer any other questions.Olliemae (talk) 17:10, 26 January 2019 (UTC)

Olliemae, I understand. If you are W. Burlette Carter, though, then you need to be very careful about citing your own work on Wikipedia which can cause a conflict. In such cases, it's better to suggest edits on the article's talk page.
One other thing to bear in mind is that Wikipedia strives for a neutral point of View, which does have a tendency to treat articles with a certain "coldness" that might seem out of place or even adversarial in articles with subjects we care deeply about. The Pony Toast (talk) 17:31, 26 January 2019 (UTC)

Conflicts?[edit]

By the way, why would being a professor lead one to be biased? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Olliemae (talkcontribs) 17:20, 26 January 2019 (UTC)

Conflict of Interest[edit]

Hi there,

Thank you for the notice. I have no problem identifying who I am. I am Carter. As I said, I am a retired professor. I do history. I did not cite to my own website or my university's website or any website I control. I happened to write the article that directly is on point and its content to be cited and discussed in this piece. Otherwise the piece is incorrect. (It is also really, really biased.) Who else would even know the article exists and that it is relevant. (It came out in December and was not electronically available until Jan. 2019.) You should know that there are many folks who add their articles when they are relevant. If you don't want that, you should expressly say so. I tried to be balanced; serious researchers really want both sides represented. I made other changes to eliminate duplication and add additional info. but I would imagine those are not as objectionable. The issue seems to revolve around the history of bathroom sex separation and my article. I would encourage you to read the article to see if you think it relevant.

As for avoiding the appearance of conflicts, I hear you now. But I was a it misled because it appears that a lot of folks with conflicts have put information onto that page. I say this because only people with serious conflicts (e.g., advocacy group association etc) could have written the page as it originally existed. So you have a much, much bigger problem here. And if you will allow advocacy group supporters to write you have to figure out how the other side gets presented. As I look at the discussion pages now, not all of those people indicated those changes. I know that you want Wikipedia to be both balanced and accurate. The prior version of the article, without a doubt, was not either.

But I will definitely engage in discussion about the page. I am in fact really, really looking forward to it! Sorry I ruined your day! Thank you! Olliemae (talk) 17:59, 27 January 2019 (UTC)

You certainly didn't ruin my day. Wikipedia is incredibly happy to attract experts and academics such as yourself to contribute. And for sure, a lot of your edits provide really great citations to new uncited resources. I for one am really happy to have you here with us!
In the end, as WP:SELFCITE says, citing your own work "is allowed within reason...if it is relevant, conforms to the content policies...and is not excessive." My notice to you was meant as a caution, and I apologize if it appeared to be an admonition.
If you need anything from me, please don't hesitate to reach out :) The Pony Toast (talk) 21:44, 27 January 2019 (UTC)

Conflict of Interest[edit]

Thank you. I am glad to hear that there is some leeway here. There are still a few typos in the piece, and I need to clean up cites and add the pincites to the exact pages for journals I added. I will alert folks and do that this week, but I also will raise questions about parts of the piece I did not cut out but that I felt should be cut. For example, if a piece refers to advocacy groups, it should cite folks on both sides or none. One can wonder even whether such a thing is a good idea since a favorable citation (as opposed to a citation that is indirectly relevant) is advertising for the group. They all fund-raise--and there are few truly nonpartisan groups. Perhaps a separate pagefor the group is better. But the group can decide that.

I was in contact with Terry Kogan, by the way, (the person whose scholarship I criticize) by email. As a courtesy, I sent him a copy of my article. It had just come out electronically. He had already received it from someone.

I should add that I have a wide range of historical expertise including Slave and African-American history, women's history and US legal history. So I hope I can be helpful in other areas as well.

Thank you again and have a great evening. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Olliemae (talkcontribs) 02:17, 28 January 2019 (UTC)

Copying public domain material requires attribution[edit]

In the future, please add attribution when copying from public domain sources: simply add the template {{PD-notice}} after your citation. I have done so for List of Masonic Abbreviations. Please do this in the future so that our readers will be aware that you copied the prose rather than wrote it yourself, and that it's okay to copy verbatim. Thanks, — Diannaa 🍁 (talk) 13:42, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

Diannaa, Thank you very much. I went looking for that template because I couldn't remember what it was called. Cheers The Pony Toast 🍞 (Talk) 15:15, 29 January 2019 (UTC)

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GOCE 2018 Annual Report[edit]

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March GOCE newsletter[edit]

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Hello and welcome to the March newsletter, a brief update of Guild activities since December 2018. All being well, we're planning to issue these quarterly in 2019, balancing the need to communicate widely with the avoidance of filling up talk pages. Don't forget you can unsubscribe at any time; see below.

January Drive: Thanks to everyone for the splendid work in January's Backlog Elimination Drive. We removed copyedit tags from all of the articles tagged in our original target months of June, July and August 2018, and by 24 January we ran out of articles. After adding September, we finished the month with 8 target articles remaining and 842 left in the backlog. GOCE copyeditors also completed 48 requests for copyedit in January. Of the 31 people who signed up for this drive, 24 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Blitz: Thanks to everyone who participated in the February Blitz. Of the 15 people who signed up, 13 copyedited at least one article. Participants claimed 32 copyedits, including 15 requests. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: As of 23:39, 18 March 2019 (UTC), GOCE copyeditors have completed 108 requests since 1 January and the backlog stands at 851 articles.

March Drive: The month-long March drive is now underway; the target months are October and November 2018. Awards will be given to everyone who copyedits at least one article from the backlog. Sign up here!

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Hello and welcome to the June newsletter, a brief update of Guild activities since March 2019. You can unsubscribe from our mailings at any time; see below.

Election time: Nomination of candidates in our mid-year Election of Coordinators opened on 1 June, and voting will take place from 16 June. Coordinators normally serve a six-month term and are elected on an approval basis. Self-nominations are welcome. If you've thought of helping out at the Guild, or know of another editor who would make a good coordinator, please consider standing for election or nominating them here.

June Blitz: Our June blitz will soon be upon us; it will begin at 00:01 on 16 June (UTC) and will close at 23:59 on 22 June (UTC). The themes are "nature and the environment" and all requests.

March Drive: Thanks to everyone for their work in March's Backlog Elimination Drive. We removed copyedit tags from 182 of the articles tagged in our original target months October and November 2018, and the month finished with 64 target articles remaining from November and 811 in the backlog. GOCE copyeditors also completed 22 requests for copyedit in March; the month ended with 34 requests pending. Of the 32 people who signed up for this drive, 24 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

April Blitz: Thanks to everyone who participated in the April Blitz; the blitz ran from 14 to 20 April (UTC) inclusive and the themes were Sports and Entertainment. Of the 15 people who signed up, 13 copyedited at least one article. Participants claimed 60 copyedits. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: As of 04:36, 3 June 2019 (UTC), GOCE copyeditors have completed 267 requests since 1 January. The backlog of tagged articles stands at 605 articles.

May Drive: During the May Backlog Elimination Drive, Guild copy-editors removed copyedit tags from 191 of the 192 articles tagged in our original target months of November and December 2018, and January 2019 was added on 22 May. We finished the month with 81 target articles remaining and a record low of 598 articles in the backlog. GOCE copyeditors also completed 24 requests for copyedit during the May drive, and the month ended with 35 requests pending. Of the 26 people who signed up for this drive, 21 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

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September 2019 GOCE Newsletter[edit]

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Hello and welcome to the September newsletter, a brief update of Guild activities since June 2019.

June election: Reidgreg was chosen as lead coordinator, and is being assisted by Baffle gab1978, Miniapolis, Tdslk, and first-time coordinator Twofingered Typist. Jonesey95 took a respite after serving for six years. Thanks to everyone who participated!

June Blitz: From 16 to 22 June, we copy edited articles on the themes of nature and the environment along with requests. 12 participating editors completed 35 copy edits. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

July Drive: The year's fourth backlog-elimination drive was a great success, clearing all articles tagged in January and February, and bringing the copy-editing backlog to a low of five months and a record low of 585 articles while also completing 48 requests. Of the 30 people who signed up, 29 copyedited at least one article, a participation level last matched in May 2015. Final results and awards are listed here.

August Blitz: From 18 to 24 August, we copy edited articles tagged in March 2019 and requests. 12 participating editors completed 26 copy edits on the blitz. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: As of 03:00, 23 September 2019 (UTC), GOCE copyeditors had processed 413 requests since 1 January. The backlog of tagged articles stood at 599 articles, close to our record month-end low of 585.

Requests page: We are experimenting with automated archiving of copy edit requests; a discussion on REQ Talk (permalinked) initiated by Bobbychan193 has resulted in Zhuyifei1999 writing a bot script for the Guild. Testing is now underway and is expected to be completed by 3 October; for this reason, no manual archiving of requests should be done until the testing period is over. We will then assess the bot's performance and discuss whether to make this arrangement permanent.

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GOCE December 2019 Newsletter[edit]

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Election time: Nominations for the election of a new tranche of Guild coordinators to serve for the first half of 2020 will be open from 1 to 15 December. Voting will then take place and the election will close on 31 December at 23:59 UTC. Positions for Guild coordinators, who perform the important behind-the-scenes tasks that keep our project running smoothly, are open to all Wikipedians in good standing. We welcome self-nominations so please consider nominating yourself if you've ever thought about helping out; it's your Guild and it doesn't run itself!

September Drive: Of the thirty-two editors who signed up, twenty-three editors copy edited at least one article; they completed 39 requests and removed 138 articles from the backlog, bringing the backlog to a low of 519 articles.

October Blitz: This event ran from 13 to 19 October, with themes of science, technology and transport articles tagged for copy edit, and Requests. Sixteen editors helped remove 29 articles from the backlog and completed 23 requests.

November Drive: Of the twenty-eight editors who signed up for this event, twenty editors completed at least one copy edit; they completed 29 requests and removed 133 articles from the backlog.

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Progress report: From September to November 2019, GOCE copy editors processed 154 requests. Over the same period, the backlog of articles tagged for copy editing was reduced by 41% to an all-time low of 479 articles.

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Scoop[edit]

You might want to familiarise with deletion processes before you nominate other articles. Criteria for speedy deletion and the proposed deletion articles are recommended reading. In particular, you always must check an article's edit history before you place a PROD, as this procedure can only be used once. If you had checked, you would have found that Scoop (website) had been prodded before and this procedure was thus not available. Schwede66 19:04, 14 January 2020 (UTC)

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WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors 2019 Annual Report[edit]

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  • Automated archiving of requests;
  • Membership news and results of elections;
  • Annual leaderboard;
  • Plans for 2020.
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"The Most Annoying Thing in the Universe" listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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GOCE March newsletter[edit]

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Hello and welcome to the March newsletter, a brief update of Guild activities since December 2019. All being well, we're planning to issue these quarterly in 2020, balancing the need to communicate widely with the avoidance of filling up talk pages. Don't forget you can unsubscribe at any time; see below.

Election results: There was little changeover in the roster of Guild Coordinators, with Miniapolis stepping down with distinction as a coordinator emeritus while Jonesey95 returned as lead coordinator. The next election is scheduled for June 2020 and all Wikipedians in good standing may participate.

January Drive: Thanks to everyone for the splendid work, completing 215 copy edits including 56 articles from the Requests page and 116 backlog articles from the target months of June to August 2019. At the conclusion of the drive there was a record low of 323 articles in the copy editing backlog. Of the 27 editors who signed up for the drive, 21 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

February Blitz: Of the 15 editors who signed up for this one-week blitz, 13 completed at least one copy edit. A total of 32 articles were copy edited, evenly split between the twin goals of requests and the oldest articles from the copy-editing backlog. Full results are here.

March Drive: Currently underway, this event is targeting requests and backlog articles from September to November 2019. As of 18 March, the backlog stands at a record low of 253 articles and is expected to drop further as the drive progresses. Awards will be given to everyone who copyedits at least one article from the backlog. Help set a new record and sign up now!

Progress report: As of 18 March, GOCE copyeditors have completed 161 requests in 2020 and there was a net reduction of 385 articles from the copy-editing backlog – a 60% decrease from the beginning of the year. Well done and thank you everyone!

Election reminder: It may only be March but don't forget our mid-year Election of Coordinators opens for nominations on 1 June. Coordinators normally serve a six-month term and are elected on an approval basis. Self-nominations are welcome. If you've thought of helping out at the Guild, or know of another editor who would make a good coordinator, please consider standing for election or nominating them 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, Reidgreg, Tdslk and Twofingered Typist

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