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February 2011

GOCE January Backlog elimination drive conclusion

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Guild of Copy Editors January 2011 Backlog elimination drive
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Greetings from the January 2011 Backlog elimination drive! We have reached the end of the month and the end of another successful drive; thanks to all who participated.

  • 54 people signed up for the year's first Backlog elimination drive. Of these, 40 participated.
  • One of our goals was to reduce the size of the backlog by at least 10%. We managed to reduce the backlog by 633 articles, or about 12%.
  • Another goal was to eliminate as many 2009 months as possible from the queue. We eliminated January, February, March, and April—4 out of 12 months is not bad! In addition, we eliminated 37% of all remaining 2009 articles from the queue.
  • Chaosdruid copy edited Kutch Gurjar Kashtriya for 32,711 words, which is the largest single article completed in one of our drives so far. This article counts as six 5000-K articles, and Chaosdruid wins the "most 5000-K articles" leaderboard category. Way to go! A complete list of individual results is here.

If you copy edited at least 4,000 words, you qualify for a barnstar. If you participated in the November 2010 Backlog elimination drive, you may have earned roll-over words (more details can be found here). These roll-over words count as credit towards earning barnstars, except for leaderboard awards. We will be delivering the barnstars within the next couple of weeks.

Thank you for participating in this year's first Backlog elimination drive! We hope to see you in March.

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

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Template:Whisperback issue

Resolved: Raiser of issue fixed it himself later in the template's code.

Please see Template talk:Whisperback#Template causes following header to be indented. Thank you, rʨanaɢ (talk) 15:45, 6 February 2011 (UTC)

Albino bias page

Resolved: Just an FYI.

Made some updated comments to some (admittedly old) talk sections. Just FYI. --Dante Alighieri | Talk 22:29, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the note. I'll have a look-see. — SMcCandlish Talk⇒ ʕ(Õلō Contribs. 01:47, 18 February 2011 (UTC)

March 2011 GAN backlog elimination drive a week away

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WikiProject Good Articles will be running a GAN backlog elimination drive for the entire month of March. The goal of this drive is to bring the number of outstanding Good Article nominations down to below 50. This will help editors in restoring confidence to the GAN process as well as actively improving, polishing, and rewarding good content. If you are interested in participating in the drive, please place your name here. Awards will be given out to those who review certain numbers of GANs as well as to those who review the most. On behalf of my co-coordinator Wizardman, we hope we can see you in March. MuZemike

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2011 World 8-Ball Championship

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Can you provide the correct article name? I'm planning on maintaining one for the 2011 tourney. –HTD (ITN: Where no updates but is stickied happens.) 19:23, 22 February 2011 (UTC)

The official site uses "WPA World 8-Ball Championship", "World 8 Ball Pool Championship" (addl. word, no hyphen), "World 8 Ball Championship" (no hyphen), etc., etc., and the year is put both before and after it in different examples of usage on the same page. I would put our article at 2011 WPA World Eight-ball Championship (for reasons best explained at WP:CUESPELL), with redirects from 2011 WPA World 8-ball Championship, 2011 WPA World 8-Ball Championship, 2011 WPA World 8 Ball Championship, as well as WPA World Eight-ball Championship 2011, WPA World 8-ball Championship 2011, WPA World 8-Ball Championship 2011, and WPA World 8 Ball Championship 2011. The same redirs, without the date, should exist for the WPA World Eight-ball Championship article. And versions with "Championships" (plural) should exist for the main article and the by-year articles. I'd avoid any use of "Eight-ball Pool" (or variants thereof like "8 Ball Pool", etc), since that is actually a different game (the yellows-and-reds version, a.k.a. Blackball, with its own governing bodies). The phrase "(advertised as the Etisalat World 8 Ball Pool Championship 2011 for sponsorship purposes)" should probably appear in the lead. A pile of redirects could be created for that, too, but I'm not sure I'd bother. Fujaira World Eight-ball Championship and spelling variants should redir to WPA World Eight-ball Championship, since I'm pretty sure the event's been held there more than once. If you're bored you could link things like 2011 Fujaira World Eight-ball Championship and variants to the new article as well, but that might be overkill. Redirects don't hurt anything and can help people find stuff, but they can be a bit time-consuming to create. The official site is PS: Are you signed up as member of WikiProject Cue Sports yet? — SMcCandlish Talk⇒ ʕ(Õلō Contribs. 16:13, 23 February 2011 (UTC)
I just created it at 2011 WPA World 8-Ball Championship a while ago, but I do agree that "2011 WPA World Eight-ball Championship is a better name, and I redirected a couple of probable names already. As per cue sports project OK I'll sign up. Thanks for the suggestions! –HTD (ITN: Where no updates but is stickied happens.) 16:20, 23 February 2011 (UTC)
Cool beans. :-) — SMcCandlish Talk⇒ ʕ(Õلō Contribs. 06:26, 1 March 2011 (UTC)