User talk:RuthLivingstone

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Hello, RuthLivingstone, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like this place and decide to stay.

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Copy-edit?[edit]

Hi, I have an article up for FAC and there's some prose issues. I'm looking for a copy-editor who's unfamiliar with the article and topic to look over the article for any issues they see. If you are unfamiliar with the video game God of War, could you read it over and fix any issues you see with the prose? --JDC808 04:50, 11 February 2013 (UTC)

"Computer game"[edit]

Computer games are for computers, not arcades and consoles. --Niemti (talk) 01:55, 17 February 2013 (UTC)

You are absolutely right! The original lead section didn't even mention it was an electronic game - so was simply trying to make that clear, but chose the wrong adjective. Thank you for the correction. Looks much better now. RuthLivingstone (talk) 08:46, 17 February 2013 (UTC)

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) 22:42, 31 March 2013 (UTC)

GOCE March drive barnstar![edit]

Cleanup Barnstar Hires.png The Cleanup Barnstar
For your working cleaning up 12,000 words during the Guild of Copy Editors March 2013 Backlog Elimination Drive, please accept this token of appreciation from the Guild. We hope you'll be back in May to help again. —Torchiest talkedits 01:05, 4 April 2013 (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) 16:59, 24 November 2015 (UTC)