User talk:SMasters/Archive 36

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Thanks

SMasters, thank you for the award, which is both humbling and inspiring. Regards, Cinosaur (talk) 12:02, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

You're welcome. It's very deserving. Congrats and well done!.– SMasters (talk) 12:04, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

Immaculate Conception Church

Thanks for doing the review! I hadn't realised that you'd responded to my responses at the review — I forgot that the review was transcluded onto the talk page, so when I saw that the talk page didn't appear in my watchlist, I assumed that you'd not responded. Nyttend (talk) 12:24, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

No problems. Congratulations and thanks for all your hard work. – SMasters (talk) 12:31, 12 March 2011 (UTC)

Hi SMasters

Hello, SMasters. I'm sorry I haven't been active lately; I'm dealing with something in real life. I'm contacting you because I think it'd be best if I stepped down as a Guild of Copy Editors coordinator. The way things are right now, I won't be on Wikipedia regularly for a long time, so I think it'd be best if you found a new coordinator, one with more time on their hands. The UtahraptorTalk/Contribs 22:34, 13 March 2011 (UTC)

I am sorry to hear that. We will wait for SMasters to respond and decide how to proceed. --Diannaa (Talk) 03:35, 14 March 2011 (UTC)
I'm also very sorry to hear this, but I fully understand. I'll discuss with Diannaa and Tea with toast if we need another coordinator. If Tea with toast can help out with the Membership department, we might not need to appoint anyone else at this stage, but I would like to hear their views. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all your work and support for the Guild. Do not stay away too long and you know you are always welcomed at your "home" in Wikipedia. Good luck with all the RL stuff! – SMasters (talk) 03:51, 14 March 2011 (UTC)
P.S. Diannaa and Tea with toast, and you guys on IRC? – SMasters (talk) 03:56, 14 March 2011 (UTC)
No, I do not use the IRC channels. By the way, I am going to start a newsletter and will post a link once I have something started. --Diannaa (Talk) 20:24, 14 March 2011 (UTC)
here is a link to the initial draft of the newsletter. --Diannaa (Talk) 22:35, 14 March 2011 (UTC)
Thanks, I will go through it. After more thought on this, it might be good to appoint one or even two very active editors to help out. They might also be able to inject fresh ideas to the project. Diannaa, do you see anyone who might fit this profile? – SMasters (talk) 23:52, 14 March 2011 (UTC)
I have copyedited the newsletter. Do you want me to send them out or do you want to do this? – SMasters (talk) 00:47, 15 March 2011 (UTC)
We could run a by-election. If you would rather appoint, Torchiest has been actively helping out with questions, and Chaosdruid might be interested. You could also call for volunteers on the newsletter. Could you please send out the newsletter? I already have a list of commitments. Thanks. --Diannaa (Talk) 02:47, 15 March 2011 (UTC)
No problems, I will send them out. I think that we can just follow MILHIST and co-opt more coordinators. Having a by-election now would interrupt our ongoing drive. I will write to Torchiest and Chaosdruid to see if they are interested. Thanks for your thoughts! – SMasters (talk) 04:14, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── Perhaps it would be best if I finish this drive, then after the drive I step down and we have a mini-election. Or perhaps we could elect a temporary coordinator, then we could have a mini-election at the end of this month. Thoughts? The UtahraptorTalk/Contribs 21:47, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

I'm so sorry, I just saw this! If a few new messages come in at the same time, sometimes I miss earlier ones. If I do this again, please give me a nudge. Sure, you are welcome to help out till the end of the month if you like. No problems at all. – SMasters (talk) 09:31, 21 March 2011 (UTC)

TC 210 Mentor

Hi SMasters, Just checking in for the TC 210 wiki project. I'm part of the media cross-ownership group. Cthomas1264 (talk) 21:42, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for checking in! Give me a shout at any time if you need any help. Do you know when you guys will be starting work on the article? – SMasters (talk) 23:53, 14 March 2011 (UTC)

Ready to resume

In case you missed it, I am ready to resume the GAN review of Hoollongapar Gibbon Sanctuary. Thank for taking it up. – VisionHolder « talk » 01:49, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

Thanks, will get to it today or tomorrow. – SMasters (talk) 01:57, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

Cornucopia Award

Btw, what is the Cornucopia Award from WikiProject Food and drink that's mentioned on the Triple Crown page? I can't find it on the project page. If it's just a triple crown related to food/drink articles, then I'll nominate my work on Thomcord, which I already have a Four Award for. – VisionHolder « talk » 01:55, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

It is reserved for Wikipedia:WikiProject Food and drink. They need to get a project TC (i.e. a minimum of 5 individual TCs related to F&D) to qualify. – SMasters (talk) 02:01, 15 March 2011 (UTC)
The project seems to have enough FAs and GAs to qualify. Maybe you could organize the troops there and put in a nomination. The criteria is the same for the other WikiProject TCs. – SMasters (talk) 02:05, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

GOCE / Mid-drive newsletter

Guild of Copy Editors March 2011 backlog elimination drive
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Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors March 2011 Backlog elimination drive! Here is your mid-drive newsletter.

Participation
GOCE March 2011 backlog elimination drive progress graphs

So far, 79 people have signed up for this drive. Of these, 64 have participated. Interest is high due to a link to our event from the Watchlist page, and many new and first-time copy editors have joined us for the drive. If you signed up for the drive but haven't participated yet, it's not too late! Try to copy edit at least a few articles. Remember, if you have rollover words from the last drive, you will lose them if you do not participate in this drive. If you haven't signed up for the drive yet, you can sign up now. Many thanks to those editors who have been helping out at the Requests page. We have assisted in the promotion of seven articles to Good article status so far this month.

Progress report

We have already achieved our target of reducing the overall backlog by 10%; however, we have more work to do with the 2009 backlog. We have almost eliminated May 2009 and we only have some 700 articles left from 2009. It is excellent progress, so let's concentrate our fire power on the remaining months from 2009. Thank you for participating in the March 2011 drive. We anticipate it will be another big success!

Utahraptor resigns

The UtahraptorTalk to me has decided to step down from his position as project coordinator due to real-life issues.

Your drive coordinators – S Masters (talk), Diannaa (Talk) and Tea with toast (Talk)


Sent on behalf of the Guild of Copy Editors using AWB on 04:47, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

Co-opting

Hi

Thanks for considering me for co-opting, sorry I didn't reply earlier but I was watching some documentaries and only just noticed the message. I am off for the night, so probably no replies to messages for a few hours, but I cannot see any problems.

Can you give me an indication of roughly how much time and how many times per week would be needed?

Thanks Chaosdruid (talk) 06:09, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

Hey, no problems, it wasn't that long Face-smile.svg. I would say probably an hour or so per week? Maybe less. Unless you decide to become a mentor, but we have few takers at the moment. The most time consuming would be sending out welcome messages to new members (we do have a template for that). We only have a handful joining each week, so I don't think it will take that long. Other housekeeping issues (like helping to archive the Requests page) are quite minor, and quite a few people do it, but you may want to help out if it's not done. You will become one of the main contacts for the Guild, so the rest would be answering people's questions, mainly on our many talk pages. – SMasters (talk) 06:31, 15 March 2011 (UTC)
I got your note. I'd be willing to give it a shot, but what exactly would I be doing? You mentioned membership; do you mean just answering questions, or recruiting, or something else? Thanks. Torchiest talkedits 15:32, 15 March 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for getting back Torchiest. I moved this up here as I invited both of you to this position, so I thought it would be better to keep all this together as you both probably have the same questions. I am referring to the membership dept. of the Guild. I have listed some of the jobs above, but yes, we would also like to have a recruitment plan. Not necessarily to do the actual recruitment, but making the tools available. E.g., preparing an invitation template, recruitment ideas, etc. We would like to encourage more members to become part of the membership committee, and hopefully, they will take an active part in recruiting and welcoming. Our job as coordinators is that - provide guidance and coordination. Any more questions? Do I take both of your answers as affirmative? – SMasters (talk) 15:47, 15 March 2011 (UTC)
Okay, I'll give it a shot. Torchiest talkedits 16:24, 15 March 2011 (UTC)
Excellent! I'll wait for Chaosdruid's reply before making any official announcements. Welcome to the team! – SMasters (talk) 16:28, 15 March 2011 (UTC)
Hi - I accept also :¬) Chaosdruid (talk) 23:25, 15 March 2011 (UTC)
Glad to be aboard! Torchiest talkedits 13:00, 21 March 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for the note and the nice shiny badge :¬) Chaosdruid (talk) 13:48, 21 March 2011 (UTC)

Problem in newsletter delivery

Hi SMasters,

There seems to be an issue with the delivery mode of the latest newsletter Wikipedia:WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors/Newsletters/March 2011.

Instead of creating a new section on the talkpage containing the newsletter, as it usually does, it is attaching the template {{Wikipedia:WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors/Newsletters/March 2011}} to the bottom of the previous message—the result is it looks like it has created a new section, but it hasn't really.

I found this out when I went to surround the message with collapseboxes (as I usually do) and found that instead of collapsing the message on my talkpage, it collapsed the template page. See here.

Is there something being done differently that's causing this error?

Cheers, --jjron (talk) 09:15, 15 March 2011 (UTC)

Someone forgot to put the closing tag |} at the bottom of the message, so as far as the coding was concerned, the background template continues to whatever is added to the bottom, as it does not know where to end. It should be fixed now. Please don't put collapsible boxes on Wikipedia:WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors/Newsletters/March 2011 as it is transcluded to many pages. Let me know if you still have problems. Thanks! – SMasters (talk) 09:34, 15 March 2011 (UTC)
If you are talking about the double header, the header is included in the template this time round, so if you add yet another header, it will show up as two headers. – SMasters (talk) 09:36, 15 March 2011 (UTC)
I think the damage is already done on the user talkpages. Would need to be manually fixed once the message has been delivered. I know the template is trancluded to many pages, which is why I removed the collapsible once I realised the error had meant it had edited the newsletter itself, instead of the section on my talkpage. (Though I'm not even sure that's the problem. Just checked it on your talkpage, and clicking edit still goes to edit the newsletter page itself (try it) – it's just tacked onto the section above instead of being a separate section.) --jjron (talk) 13:20, 16 March 2011 (UTC)
A lot of newsletters are delivered like this. You simply need to put the dropdown code around the subst code - I have done it as an example here for you...User talk:Chaosdruid#GOCE newsletter Chaosdruid (talk) 13:55, 21 March 2011 (UTC)