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Transhumanist's Canada coverage chart[edit]

Note to self: This chart indicates possible holes in articles covering Canadian topics. PKT(alk) 12:21, 17 April 2011 (UTC)


February 2015 GOCE newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors February 2015 Newsletter
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Drive: Thanks to everyone who participated in January's Backlog Elimination Drive. Of the 38 people who signed up for this drive, 21 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: We were able to remove August 2013 from the general copyediting backlog and November 2014 from the request-page backlog. Many thanks, everyone!

Blitz: The February Blitz will run from February 15–21 and again focuses on the requests page. Awards will be given to everyone who copyedits at least one request article. 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 Miniapolis, Jonesey95, Biblioworm and Philg88.

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Big Smoke de-linkage[edit]

re this, how else to indicate that the name is not exclusive to Vancouver; though very much a common nickname, especially in the BC Interior and North. But the usage in English dates to London long ago, and a number of other places since; the link would lead to that, if used; maybe there's another way to put it without being too wordy?Skookum1 (talk) 09:24, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

I suppose the alternative would be to link to Big Smoke (disambiguation), but I don't see the point in having a link there at all in the context of a nickname for VCR. PKT(alk) 13:43, 20 February 2015 (UTC)

GOCE March newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors March 2015 Newsletter
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Blitz: Thanks to everyone who participated in the February Blitz. Of the 21 people who signed up, eight copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: The blitz removed 16 articles from the requests list, and we're almost done with December 2014. Many thanks, everyone!

Drive: The month-long March drive begins in about a week. Awards will be given to everyone who copyedits at least one article from the backlog. 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 Miniapolis, Jonesey95, Biblioworm and Philg88.

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Milacron Inc[edit]

Its been a year since the speedy deletion of the article. Since I am older and smarter, as well as having enough relevant information, is it Ok if I take a stab at it again? Korgi (talk) 13:41, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

Of course! The key is to be able to document why the company is notable. Make sure you are familiar with Wikipedia:Notability (organizations and companies) and Wikipedia:Reliable Sources, and that your article meets these guidelines. PKT(alk) 13:45, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

Invitation[edit]

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Thank you for using VisualEditor and sharing your ideas with the developers.

Hello, PKT,

The Editing team is asking for your help with VisualEditor. I am contacting you because you were one of the very first testers of VisualEditor, back in 2012 or early 2013. Please tell them what they need to change to make VisualEditor work better for you. The team has a list of top-priority problems, but they also want to hear about small problems. These problems may make editing less fun, take too much of your time, or be as annoying as a paper cut. The Editing team wants to hear about and try to fix these small things, too. 

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April 2015 GOCE newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors April 2015 Newsletter
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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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Dab contest[edit]

Come on now - with a little elbow grease, you could blow right by me. I see you came in third once in the Hall of Fame, but that was before we were giving out awesome free Wikipedia T-shirts to the top three finishers. That could be you! bd2412 T 18:57, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

It's that darned so-called "real life" that gets in the way, you know  :) PKT(alk) 20:23, 12 May 2015 (UTC)
I've heard of that. bd2412 T 20:44, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

June Dab contest: Gotcha babe.  :) PKT(alk) 00:32, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

GOCE June 2015 newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors June 2015 News
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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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Wondering if you can do me a favour[edit]

Since you are the closest person I know on wiki to the area, and since I'm no longer in Scarborough, I was wondering if you might have an opportunity at some point to get an image of Donald Cousens Parkway for me? I have a bunch, but they are on my semi-dead hard drive and irretrievable. Cheers, Floydian τ ¢ 06:02, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

No guarantees, but I'll see what I can do. I haven't added any photos to WP yet, and the Parkway's about 30 to 40 minutes from my home, if traffic's good. PKT(alk) 13:35, 17 June 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!

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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sent by Jonesey95 via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 14:43, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

thanks re: WP Canada disambiguating[edit]

Thank you for this edit updating worklist! And for your other edits disambiguating WikiProject Canada's dablinks. I have been working from the list without striking off completed ones, though maybe I should have. When I notice that a lot are done, or if you request it anytime, I'd run a new report updating the current page with just the remaining ones to fix. It boosts my morale today to see that you've been working on this! --thanks, --doncram 03:46, 20 September 2015 (UTC)

October 2015 GOCE newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors October 2015 Newsletter
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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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MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 13:54, 26 October 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

Hi,
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) 13:54, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Season's Greetings![edit]

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To You and Yours!
FWiW Bzuk (talk) 16:59, 25 December 2015 (UTC)

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

Guild of Copy Editors 2015 End of Year Report
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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.
To discontinue receiving GOCE newsletters, please remove your name from our mailing list. Newsletter delivered by Jonesey95 via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 17:41, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

Thanks![edit]

Glad to see someone appreciates my photography contributions to the encyclopedia. I look out for things that haven't been photographed at all or were not photographed properly whenever I visit new places. In this case, I knew I would be going up the CN Tower so I focused on Toronto-based landmarks, noticed that Corus hadn't been photographed yet, and was careful to take lots of pictures of it when I was up there. This was back when I owned a prosumer camera with an amazing 22x zoom lens. Unfortunately it got an aberration on the right corner somehow. The aberration was noticeable only at 1x or 2x zoom but that means it messes up most regular photos, so I turned in the camera for recycling and upgraded to my first real SLR after the Toronto visit. --Coolcaesar (talk) 04:55, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

Please give input[edit]

Thanks Vaselineeeeeeee (talk) 01:30, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

Article was deemed "speedy keep" soon after. :) Vaselineeeeeeee (talk) 04:02, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

Eccles Road railway station[edit]

Hi, re this edit. All pages edited by Bkendler (talk · contribs) are either unreferenced, poorly referenced, or have an unclear style, in many cases both. I've tried talking to them on their user page, but get no response other than reinstatement of bad edits. --Redrose64 (talk) 12:18, 13 February 2016 (UTC)

Parent, Ontario listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Parent, Ontario. Since you had some involvement with the Parent, Ontario redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you have not already done so. Cnilep (talk) 06:29, 16 March 2016 (UTC)

Guild of Copy Editors April 2016 Newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors April 2016 Newsletter
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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.

To discontinue receiving GOCE newsletters, please remove your name from our mailing list.

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Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre[edit]

Hello PKT,

I am from the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, currently updating our production history page. I noticed you had disambiguated a couple of links on our page, and would like to thank you for your efforts. Our main focus right now is in checking links, cleaning up formats, and ensuring proper attributions to the playwrights and creators are being given. Of particular interest is ensuring our page meets the Wikipedia standards and guidelines, as well as the standards for other theatre centre production histories throughout Canada. Given your experience in this area of Wikipedia, any advice or information that you could provide would be greatly appreciated, and help facilitate our mission to improve the article.

Thank-you.

MTCHistory (talk) 20:55, 11 May 2016 (UTC)

See also: Manitoba Theatre Centre production history PKT(alk) 13:17, 13 May 2016 (UTC)

2016 Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Search Community Survey[edit]

The Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation has appointed a committee to lead the search for the foundation’s next Executive Director. One of our first tasks is to write the job description of the executive director position, and we are asking for input from the Wikimedia community. Please take a few minutes and complete this survey to help us better understand community and staff expectations for the Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director.

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Thank you, The Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Search Steering Committee via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:48, 1 June 2016 (UTC)

Pontus Carlsson[edit]

Hi PKT. You unlinked the chess club Sollentuna SK. Why do you think that the club is not notable? They've been winning the Swedish Chess Championship 6 times (1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006 and 2007). Regards, --Gereon K. (talk) 17:04, 5 June 2016 (UTC)

Hello Gereon K. - is there an article for Sollentuna SK? In Wikipedia, that's the first question. The second question is whether or not it's likely that an article will be created and will meet notability standards, and I doubt that a chess club would do so. It is more likely that the club's players have articles in Wikipedia than the club will have. PKT(alk) 19:36, 5 June 2016 (UTC)
Red links have the purpose of inviting editors to write articles. en.wikipedia has 13 articles about chess clubs (Category:Chess clubs). Why should a club that has won the national championship 6 times not be notable? There are more than 1,000 articles about football clubs, several hundred baseball teams and so forth. --Gereon K. (talk) 19:43, 5 June 2016 (UTC)
Gereon K.; In my humble opinion, chess clubs don't generally have the cachet of football clubs, baseball teams (or hockey teams, for that matter). Regardless, you're free to go ahead and start the article for Sollentuna SK. Or, simply revert my edit if you feel strongly enough about it. PKT(alk) 19:58, 5 June 2016 (UTC)

June 2016 Guild of Copy Editors Newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors June 2016 News
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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.

To discontinue receiving GOCE newsletters, please remove your name from our mailing list.

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Geelong College[edit]

Hi PKT

I linked M.A. Buntine to his Wikipedia bio at Arnold Buntine but you reversed it. Was that a mistake? You might like to reverse your edit so that Dr Martyn Arnold Buntine (1898-1975), who was Principal of the Geelong College from 1946 to early 1960, is wiki linked.

Thanks Castlemate (talk) 00:22, 17 June 2016 (UTC)

Actually, the link I saw was to simply Arnold, not Arnold Buntine. I'll leave it to you to repair. PKT(alk) 01:02, 17 June 2016 (UTC)

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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