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April 2012

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:Guide to appealing blocks

Stale: RfC was already closed.

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Please comment on Wikipedia talk:Categorization

Resolved: Done.

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GOCE March drive wrap-up

FYI: Just a project newsletter.
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Guild of Copy Editors March 2012 backlog elimination drive
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GOCE March 2012 Backlog Elimination progress graph

Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors March 2012 Backlog elimination drive! This is the most successful drive we have had for quite a while. Here is your end-of-drive wrap-up newsletter.

Participation

Of the 70 people who signed up for this drive, 40 copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Special acknowledgement goes out to Lfstevens, who did over 200 articles, most of them in the last third of the drive, and topped all three leaderboard categories. You're a superstar! Stfg and others have been pre-checking the articles for quality and conformance to Wikipedia guidelines; some have been nominated for deletion or had some preliminary clean-up done to help make the copy-edit process more fun and appealing. Thanks to all who helped get those nasty last few articles out of the target months.

Progress report

During this drive we were successful in eliminating our target months—October, November, and December 2010—from the queue, and have now eliminated all the 2010 articles from our list. We were able to complete 500 articles this month! End-of-drive results and barnstar information can be found here.

When working on the backlog, please keep in mind that there are options other than copy-editing available; some articles may be candidates for deletion, or may not be suitable for copy-editing at this time for other reasons. The {{GOCEreviewed}} tag can be placed on any article you find to be totally uneditable, and you can nominate for deletion any that you discover to be copyright violations or completely unintelligible. If you need help deciding what to do, please contact any of the coordinators.

Thank you for participating in the March 2012 drive! All contributions are appreciated. Our next copy-edit drive will be in May.

Your drive coordinators – Dianna (Talk), Stfg (Talk), and Dank (talk)

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EdwardsBot (talk) 22:18, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

Dispute resolution survey

Resolved: Done.
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Dispute Resolution – Survey Invite


Hello SMcCandlish. I am currently conducting a study on the dispute resolution processes on the English Wikipedia, in the hope that the results will help improve these processes in the future. Whether you have used dispute resolution a little or a lot, now we need to know about your experience. The survey takes around five minutes, and the information you provide will not be shared with third parties other than to assist in analyzing the results of the survey. No personally identifiable information will be released.

Please click HERE to participate.
Many thanks in advance for your comments and thoughts.


You are receiving this invitation because you have had some activity in dispute resolution over the past year. For more information, please see the associated research page. Steven Zhang DR goes to Wikimania! 23:45, 5 April 2012 (UTC)

Blank this section if you must

FYI: Just a pointer to a related discussion.

You have new message/s Hello. You have a new message at WT:Stand-alone lists (television)'s talk page. --George Ho (talk) 03:19, 7 April 2012 (UTC)

Why must I blank it? Anyway, thanks for the note. — SMcCandlish   Talk⇒ ɖ∘¿¤þ   Contrib. 04:07, 7 April 2012 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:Notability (sports)

Resolved: Done.

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En dashes in work titles

Resolved: Done.

Hi! I was wondering if you might take a look at this discussion if you had the time/energy. You seem to be an authority on such things. Thanks! (In reponse to the almost inevitable accusations of illicit canvassing, I really don't care which way consensus goes, as long as there is a consensus.)danhash (talk) 18:27, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

Thanks! —danhash (talk) 20:17, 9 April 2012 (UTC)
No prollem. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. I'm not 'thority, just 'pinionated. >;-) I do think about, and read up on, this stuff a lot though. My bookshelf is an authority. I have almost every style guide worth mentioning. — SMcCandlish   Talk⇒ ɖ∘¿¤þ   Contrib. 20:20, 9 April 2012 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:Deletion policy

Resolved: Done.

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You have new message/s Hello. You have a new message at Wikipedia talk:Stand-alone lists (television)'s talk page. Message added 01:02, 12 April 2012 (UTC).

I don't think I have anything further to say on this right now. — SMcCandlish   Talk⇒ ɖ∘¿¤þ   Contrib. 00:07, 13 April 2012 (UTC)

Please comment on Template talk:More footnotes

Disregard: I'm the one who started this RfC in the first place.

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Please comment on Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Maps

Disregard: RfC was deferred.

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Science lovers wanted!

Resolved:  Declined. Too many irons in the fire on my part, but I agree this is a good idea.
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Hi! I'm serving as the wikipedian-in-residence at the Smithsonian Institution Archives until June! One of my goals as resident, is to work with Wikipedians and staff to improve content on Wikipedia about people who have collections held in the Archives - most of these are scientists who held roles within the Smithsonian and/or federal government. I thought you might like to participate since you are interested in the sciences! Sign up to participate here and dive into articles needing expansion and creation on our to-do list. Feel free to make a request for images or materials at the request page, and of course, if you share your successes at the outcomes page you will receive the SIA barnstar! Thanks for your interest, and I look forward to your participation! Sarah (talk) 00:44, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:What Wikipedia is not

Resolved: Done.

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Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons

Resolved: Definitely had something to say on that one.
Invitation to diacritics guideline discussion at WT:BLP
Hi, you were one of 100+ Users who has commented on a living person Requested Move featuring diacritics (e.g. the é in Beyoncé Knowles) in the last 30 days. Following closure of Talk:Stephane Huet RM, a tightening of BLP guidelines is proposed. Your contribution is invited to WT:BLP to discuss drafting a proposal for tightening BLP accuracy guidelines for names. In ictu oculi (talk) 00:04, 20 April 2012 (UTC)

Feel free to duplicate this invite on the pages of others who have commented, for or against. In ictu oculi (talk) 00:36, 20 April 2012 (UTC)

Please never do that again. Using cutesy pictures in an attempt to sway opinion is a clear case of WP:CANVASS. I'm even on your side of this debate, and I'm pissed off at you already. — SMcCandlish   Talk⇒ ɖ∘¿¤þ   Contrib. 19:36, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Get Smart!

Resolved: Done.

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GOCE May copy edit drive

FYI: Just projectspam.  Declined No time to participate in the drive this month.
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Invitation from the Guild of Copy Editors
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The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in their May 2012 Backlog elimination drive, a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on May 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on May 31 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goal for the drive will be to eliminate January, February, and March 2011 from the queue. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits more than 4,000 words, and special awards will be given to the top 5 in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", and "Number of articles of over 5,000 words". We hope to see you there!


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– Your drive coordinators: Dank, Diannaa, and Stfg.
EdwardsBot (talk) 18:50, 22 April 2012 (UTC)

Nomination of Filmizing for deletion

Resolved: Commented at the AfD.

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Filmizing is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Filmizing until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion template from the top of the article.. Schmidt, MICHAEL Q. 05:57, 24 April 2012 (UTC)

Thanks, but utterly doomed neologism articles don't need more eyes at their AfDs. They get flushed plenty fast. >;-) — SMcCandlish   Talk⇒ ɖ∘¿¤þ   Contrib. 19:25, 24 April 2012 (UTC)
Update: I looked into it after all, and it's an obvious keep-and-rename. — SMcCandlish   Talk⇒ ɖ∘¿¤þ   Contrib. 08:26, 29 April 2012 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia:Village pump (policy)

Disregard: No such RfC by the time I got there.

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Wikipedia Stories Project

Stale: Real life stuff got in the way of my actually participating in this; just not enough time.

Hi!

My name is Victor and I'm a storyteller with the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organization that supports Wikipedia. I'm chronicling the inspiring stories of the Wikipedia community around the world, including those from readers, editors, and donors. Stories are absolutely essential for any non-profit to persuade people to support the cause, and we know the vast network of people who make and use Wikipedia have so much to share.

I'd very much like the opportunity to interview you to tell your story, with the possibility of using it in our materials, on our community websites, or as part of this year’s fundraiser to encourage others to support Wikipedia. Please let me know if you're inclined to take part in the Wikipedia Stories Project.

Thank you for your time,

Victor Grigas

user:Victorgrigas

vgrigas@wikimedia.org

Victor Grigas (talk) 21:50, 25 April 2012 (UTC)

Sure. I come from a nonprofit org background myself. — SMcCandlish   Talk⇒ ɖ∘¿¤þ   Contrib. 01:47, 27 April 2012 (UTC)
can you send me an email? vgrigas@wikimedia.org and we can go from there :) 107.3.136.161 (talk) 03:06, 27 April 2012 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:Template messages

Resolved:  Done

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Doubt "Stalev image"

Resolved: Question answered

hi

I found on my talk page that I have new message from you about stalev image. I don't find any change but maybe I'm wrong. This is the message:

"Hello. You have new messages at User:SMcCandlish.

— SMcCandlish Talk⇒ ɖ∘¿¤þ Contrib. 05:58, 7 April 2012 (UTC)"

The last conversation we had was on 30 March and this message is 7 April but I don't find your new message. I also don't find the "stalev image" subject. Can you help me?--89Slh (talk) 11:45, 29 April 2012 (UTC)

Sorry, it was a broken link that was supposed to go here. — SMcCandlish   Talk⇒ ɖ∘¿¤þ   Contrib. 20:11, 29 April 2012 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Chernobyl after the disaster

Resolved: Done.

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Disambiguation link notification for April 30

Resolved: Fixed.

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