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DYK for Cucumber (TV series)[edit]

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 10:28, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Banana (TV series)[edit]

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 10:28, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Tofu (TV series)[edit]

Coffee // have a cup // beans // 10:28, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

Brilliant work[edit]

Thanks so much for creating the above articles! I can't believe it took us so long. They look great, thank you so much. Gareth E Kegg (talk) 16:19, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

AN/I[edit]

I have made this entry at WP:AN/I: [1]

— James Cantor (talk) 17:36, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

Blocked[edit]

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This blocked user's unblock request has been reviewed by an administrator, who declined the request. Other administrators may also review this block, but should not override the decision without good reason (see the blocking policy). Do not remove this unblock review while you are blocked.

Sceptre (block logactive blocksglobal blocksautoblockscontribs deleted contribscreation log change block settingsunblockfilter log)


Request reason:

Currently discussed at AN/I; no consensus for the block. Sceptre (talk) 19:34, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

Decline reason:

Your conduct was so far beyond the pale that Kevin would have been derelict in his duty had he not blocked you (and frankly I was about to do something similar). Regardless of the rights or wrongs of a situation, subjecting another editor and a named, living third party to a barrage of abuse on an article talk page and then at ANI is against just about every policy in the book, and doing it on a page subject to discretionary sanctions is asking for trouble. My advice would be to take the three days off and regain your sense of perspective. HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 19:45, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

If you want to make any further unblock requests, please read the guide to appealing blocks first, then use the {{unblock}} template again. If you make too many unconvincing or disruptive unblock requests, you may be prevented from editing this page until your block has expired.

Sceptre: regardless of how you feel about the COI or conversion therapy (and FWIW, I view it as drastically not okay,) this diff is ridiculously inappropriate on any page, let alone a page under arbcom sanctions. I have blocked you for 72 hours. Kevin Gorman (talk) 19:35, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

I personally don't think we should extend civility to child abusers and their sycophants, but, you know, you gotta do what you gotta do. It's weird, though; we used to ban people who made excuses for child abuse. Now we're blocking people for the exact opposite. Sceptre (talk) 19:37, 20 March 2015 (UTC)
Please don't dig yourself a deeper hole. If you continue down this path, somebody is likely to revoke your talk page access. Read my suggestion above. Best, HJ Mitchell | Penny for your thoughts? 19:45, 20 March 2015 (UTC)
I see how it is. We've got to protect people who abuse children, after all. I thought we were better than the Catholic Church, but hey, looks like I'm wrong. Sceptre (talk) 19:49, 20 March 2015 (UTC)
I have revoked your talk page access for your continued behavior. You may make future appeals through UTRS. Mike VTalk 19:51, 20 March 2015 (UTC)
  • Sceptre, I'm altering your initial block. Three days for this was really really lenient. I chose to make it really light on purpose because I know you are normally a productive editor, and I hoped that a brief block be enough to make you realize just the level of unacceptable your comment represented. Instead of getting the reaction I hoped, you tripled down on your initial comment, going as far as getting TPA revoked even after HJ explicitly warned you it'd happen if you kept going. Unfortunately, I can really only stand by the original short block length if I was confident that when you were unblocked you wouldn't do the same thing again - and your behavior makes me actively think you will do the same thing instead. I'm extending your original block to a month... but if you agree via email to not engage in a BLP violation like that again, I will significantly reduce your block. I'll be monitoring my email at least a few times most days, so I should be fairly responsive. You still have UTRS available to appeal the block if you aren't okay with the idea of agreeing not to conduct another similar attack. Kevin Gorman (talk) 22:23, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

Arbitration Enforcement request[edit]

I have filed a request concerning you at AE. Iselilja (talk) 22:48, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

Next meetups in North England[edit]

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April 2015 GOCE newsletter[edit]

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Kyle Behrens[edit]

I'm going to assume you meant to tag this as G10 (attack page). If not, please be more careful, that content was egregiously inappropriate and pages like that should be blanked/deleted as soon as possible. MusikAnimal talk 16:15, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

Yes. Sceptre (talk) 16:26, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride![edit]

You are invited to participate in Wiki Loves Pride!

  • What? Wiki Loves Pride, a campaign to document and photograph LGBT culture and history, including pride events
  • When? June 2015
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    1.) Create or improve LGBT-related articles and showcase the results of your work here
    2.) Upload photographs or other media related to LGBT culture and history, including pride events, and add images to relevant Wikipedia articles; feel free to create a subpage with a gallery of your images (see examples from last year)
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GOCE June 2015 newsletter[edit]

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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.

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OS X El Capitan edit[edit]

Hi Sceptre,

While I appreciate your start to the OS X El Capitan article, it was not the best choice for an new OS X article. I created the article OS X Mavericks (look back in the history), and have been a Mac user since I was 6, (I'm coming 24 this year, so I've seen a lot in the world of Apple) and OS X articles are usually some of the best Apple articles when they're given a chance. It takes time, but is well worth it. What I am getting to here is a redirect back to the OS X main page is not the best choice, especially when a new major version comes out.

Thanks for hearing me out. Haseo9999 (talk) 17:40, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

A redirect is preferable when we don't have enough content for an article, if only temporarily. Sceptre (talk) 17:41, 8 June 2015 (UTC)
I understand why that was done now. Thanks. Haseo9999 (talk) 17:51, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

Arbitration motion regarding Arbitration enforcement[edit]

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Change from announced time table for the Arbitration enforcement arbitration case[edit]

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Motion passed in AE arbitration case granting amnesty and rescinding previous temporary injunction[edit]

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Moving Burma to Myanmar - new 2015 poll[edit]

You participated in a Burma RM in the past so I'm informing you of another RM. I hope I didn't miss anyone. New move attempt of Burma>Myanmar Fyunck(click) (talk) 09:01, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

GOCE August 2015 newsletter[edit]

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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.

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Orphaned non-free image File:Past Doctors full.jpg[edit]

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Formal warning for personal attacks[edit]

In your comments in the discussion at user talk:Jimbo Wales#The Atlantic - How Wikipedia Is Hostile to Women you have made several comments that are personal attacks or borderline personal attacks, including casting aspersions. I understand you are passionate about the subject, but unless you are able to communicate civilly and without making personal attacks you will be blocked from editing.

I truly understand that being harassed is a real thing for female editors, and that dealing with people who deny this is frustrating to say the least, but ending the hostile editing environment requires civility from all editors, including you. Thryduulf (talk) 10:44, 23 October 2015 (UTC)

  • Yeah Sceptre, that was pretty revolting. I'm not one for civility blocks, but maybe I should be. Drmies (talk) 15:41, 23 October 2015 (UTC)
    Ah, Wikipedia, where saying that somebody calls people a cunt is worse than calling people a cunt. Wonderful priorities there! Sceptre (talk) 17:12, 23 October 2015 (UTC)
I mean, you said, and I quote, "If you think Wikipedia doesn't have a problem with women, you must be – pardon my French – fucking stupid;" [1] "Corbett is just one example of the misogynist scourge on Wikipedia;" [2] and "Personally, I'm just glad that Wikipedia has a large contingent of men who are have expert opinions on misogyny." [3] It seems like you have some beef with the editors involved and I would suggest taking a break.

October 2015 GOCE newsletter[edit]

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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!

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Thank you[edit]

I remember we talked around 2007 back when you were an admin. I don't remember what my account was at the time. Anyway, I see you are still contributing and have even gone through a sex change! Congrats and thank you for your many years of service. --SenatorJesseHelms (talk) 20:40, 19 November 2015 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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

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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.
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British politician sex listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Women's History Month worldwide online edit-a-thon[edit]

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Coloured title backgrounds for RDTs[edit]

Any reason that you are changing them from the standard  #be2d2c , and why those particular colours? Useddenim (talk) 05:06, 25 February 2016 (UTC)

Those are the colours used by West Yorkshire Metro to distinguish the Leeds suburban lines. Hope this helps. :) Sceptre (talk) 08:27, 25 February 2016 (UTC)
Would you be able to supply an WP:RS for them on {{WYM color}}? Useddenim (talk) 11:08, 26 February 2016 (UTC)
You have a point about the colours on {{WYM color}} not being sourced, so I've used the colours on the front page of each line timetable (route map for Leeds-Bradford). Sceptre (talk) 19:38, 26 February 2016 (UTC)

Ongoing conflicts listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Guild of Copy Editors April 2016 Newsletter[edit]

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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!

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"Women are everywhere"[edit]

Hi Sceptre. I'm an editor (not very active till now) of the Italian Wikipedia, where the gender gap is a real issue. I'm trying to participate to an IEG with the project "Women are everywhere". You will find the draft at this link https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Grants:IEG/Women_are_everywhere It would be great if you could have a look at it. I need any kind of suggestion or advice to improve it. Support or endorsement would be fantastic. Many thanks, --Kenzia (talk) 12:58, 8 April 2016 (UTC)

Precious anniversary[edit]

Three years ago ...
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... you were recipient
no. 468 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:20, 27 April 2016 (UTC)

Four years now! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 06:08, 27 April 2017 (UTC)

NBMB listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Parameter changed[edit]

You may have noticed that a number of your userpages are presently in Category:Fix. This is because that category is used temporarily to track deprecated usage of a certain parameter.

On User:Sceptre/modules/minicons.css please replace the 3 instances of "icon_nr" by "sortkey", and your pages will disappear from that tracking category and template usage will be optimized. Debresser (talk) 00:41, 25 May 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for the edit! Debresser (talk) 16:00, 25 May 2016 (UTC)

Wiki Loves Pride 2016[edit]

As a participant of WikiProject LGBT studies, you are invited to participate in the third annual Wiki Loves Pride campaign, which runs through the month of June. The purpose of the campaign is to create and improve content related to LGBT culture and history. How can you help?

  1. Create or improve LGBT-related Wikipedia pages and showcase the results of your work here
  2. Document local LGBT culture and history by taking pictures at pride events and uploading your images to Wikimedia Commons
  3. Contribute to an LGBT-related task force at another Wikimedia project (Wikidata, Wikimedia Commons, Wikivoyage, etc.)

Looking for topics? The Tasks page, which you are welcome to update, offers some ideas and wanted articles.

This campaign is supported by the Wikimedia LGBT+ User Group, an officially recognized affiliate of the Wikimedia Foundation. The group's mission is to develop LGBT-related content across all Wikimedia projects, in all languages. Visit the affiliate's page at Meta-Wiki for more information, or follow Wikimedia LGBT+ on Facebook. Remember, Wiki Loves Pride is about creating and improving LGBT-related content at Wikimedia projects, and content should have a neutral point of view. One does not need to identify as LGBT or any other gender or sexual minority to participate. This campaign is about adding accurate, reliable information to Wikipedia, plain and simple, and all are welcome! If you have any questions, please leave a message on the campaign's talk page.

Thanks, and happy editing! ---Another Believer (Talk) 20:44, 30 May 2016 (UTC)

June 2016 Guild of Copy Editors Newsletter[edit]

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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.

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Left 8 Dead listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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ITN recognition for Jo Cox[edit]

Gnome globe current event.svg On 16 June 2016, In the news was updated with an item that involved the article Jo Cox, which you nominated. If you know of another recently created or updated article suitable for inclusion in ITN, please suggest it on the candidates page. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 16:55, 16 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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Template:High Speed 2 RDT[edit]

Re this edit: it would be helpful to know exactly what the ‘Classic-compatible loop’ is (or means). Useddenim (talk) 17:58, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

Hey: the most recent plans call for HS2 to bypass Sheffield via the Rother valley, with two trains per hour leaving the main line to call at Sheffield and Chesterfield. Sceptre (talk) 18:03, 31 July 2016 (UTC)
Then wouldn't ‘Sheffield bypass’ or ‘Sheffield loop’ be a better label? Useddenim (talk) 10:20, 2 August 2016 (UTC)
The documentation uniformly says "classic-compatible", though; that's why I used it. Sceptre (talk) 14:28, 2 August 2016 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Criticism title[edit]

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FAC voluntary mentoring scheme[edit]

During a recent lengthy discussion on the WP:FAC talkpage, several ideas were put forward as to how this procedure could be improved, particularly in making it more user-friendly towards first-time nominees. The promotion rate for first-timers at FAC is depressingly low – around 16 percent – which is a cause for concern. To help remedy this, Mike Christie and I, with the co-operation of the FAC coordinators, have devised a voluntary mentoring scheme, in which newcomers will guided by more experienced editors through the stages of preparation and submission of their articles. The general format of the scheme is explained in more detail on Wikipedia: Mentoring for FAC, which also includes a list of editors who have indicated that they are prepared to act as mentors.

Would you be prepared to take on this role occasionally? If so, please add your name to the list. By doing so you incur no obligation; it will be entirely for you to decide how often and on which articles you want to act in this capacity. We anticipate that the scheme will have a trial run for a few months before we appraise its effectiveness. Your participation will be most welcome. Brianboulton (talk) 21:50, 29 August 2016 (UTC)

Guild of Copy Editors September 2016 News[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors September 2016 News
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Hello everyone, and welcome to the September 2016 GOCE newsletter.

>>> Sign up for the September Drive, already in progress! <<<

July Drive: The July drive was a roaring success. We set out to remove April, May, and June 2015 from our backlog (our 149 oldest articles), and by 23 July, we were done with those months. We added July 2015 (66 articles) and copy-edited 37 of those. We also handled all of the remaining Requests from June 2016. Well done! Overall, we recorded copy edits to 240 articles by 20 editors, reducing our total backlog to 13 months and 1,656 articles, the second-lowest month-end total ever.

August Blitz: this one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 21 through 27 August; the theme was sports-related articles in honor of the 2016 Summer Olympics. Of the eight editors who signed up, five editors removed 11 articles from the backlog. A quiet blitz – everyone must be on vacation. Barnstars and rollover totals are located here. Thanks to all editors who took part.

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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ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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Interview invitation from a Wikipedia researcher in the University of Minnesota[edit]

I am Weiwen Leung, a student at the University of Minnesota. I am currently conducting a study on how people on the LGBT+ Wikipedians group use and contribute to Wikipedia.

Would you be willing to answer a short 5 minute survey? If so, please email me at leung085@umn.edu. It would be helpful if you could include your Wikipedia username when emailing.

Thank you, Weiwen Weiwensg (talk) 19:28, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

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Guild of Copy Editors December 2016 News[edit]

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Hello everyone, and welcome to the December 2016 GOCE newsletter. We had an October newsletter all set to go, but it looks like we never pushed the button to deliver it, so this one contains a few months of updates. We have been busy and successful!

Coordinator elections for the first half of 2017: Nominations are open for election of Coordinators for the first half of 2017. Please visit the election page to nominate yourself or another editor, and then return after December 15 to vote. Thanks for participating!

September Drive: The September drive was fruitful. We set out to remove July through October 2015 from our backlog (an ambitious 269 articles), and by the end of the month, we had cut that pile of oldest articles to just 83. We reduced our overall backlog by 97 articles, even with new copyedit tags being added to articles every day. We also handled 75% of the remaining Requests from August 2016. Overall, 19 editors recorded copy edits to 233 articles (over 378,000 words).

October Blitz: this one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 16 through 22 October; the theme was Requests, since the backlog was getting a bit long. Of the 16 editors who signed up, 10 editors completed 29 requests. Barnstars and rollover totals are located here. Thanks to all editors who took part.

November Drive: The November drive was a record-breaker! We set out to remove September through December 2015 from our backlog (239 articles), and by the end of the month, we had cut that pile of old articles to just 66, eliminating the two oldest months! We reduced our overall backlog by 523 articles, to a new record low of 1,414 articles, even with new tags being added to articles every day, which means we removed copy-editing tags from over 800 articles. We also handled all of the remaining Requests from October 2016. Officially, 14 editors recorded copy edits to 200 articles (over 312,000 words), but over 600 articles, usually quick fixes and short articles, were not recorded on the drive page.

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RFC/discussion of article Thomas Mair (murderer)[edit]

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ITN recognition for Northern Ireland Assembly election, 2017[edit]

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Guild of Copy Editors February 2017 News[edit]

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Hello everyone, and welcome to the February 2017 GOCE newsletter. The Guild has been busy since the last time your coordinators sent out a newsletter!

December blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 11 through 17 December; the themes were Requests and eliminating the November 2015 backlog. Of the 14 editors who signed up, nine editors completed 29 articles. Barnstars and rollover totals are located here. Thanks to all who took part.

January drive: The January drive was a great success. We set out to remove December 2015 and January and February 2016 from our backlog (195 articles), and by 22 January we had cleared those and had to add a third month (March 2016). At the end of the month we had almost cleared out that last month as well, for a total of 180 old articles removed from the backlog! We reduced our overall backlog by 337 articles, to a low of 1,465 articles, our second-lowest month-end total ever. We also handled all of the remaining requests from December 2016. Officially, 19 editors recorded 337 copy edits (over 679,000 words).

February blitz: The one-week February blitz, focusing on the remaining March 2016 backlog and January 2017 requests, ran from 12 to 18 February. Seven editors reduced the total in those two backlog segments from 32 to 10 articles, leaving us in good shape going in to the March drive.

Coordinator elections for the first half of 2017: In December, coordinators for the first half of 2017 were elected. Jonesey95 stepped aside as lead coordinator, remaining as coordinator and allowing Miniapolis to be the lead, and Tdslk and Corinne returned as coordinators. Thanks to all who participated!

Speaking of coordinators, congratulations to Jonesey95 on their well-deserved induction into the Guild of Copy Editors Hall of Fame. The plaque reads: "For dedicated service as lead coordinator (2014, 1 July – 31 December 2015 and all of 2016) and coordinator (1 January – 30 June 2015 and 1 January – 30 June 2017); exceptional template-creation work (considerably streamlining project administration), and their emphasis on keeping the GOCE a drama-free zone."

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DYK for Manchester Gorton by-election, 2017[edit]

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WP:ANI[edit]

See Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents#Proposed interaction ban between James Cantor and Sceptre. A WP:Permalink for it it is here. Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 21:14, 17 April 2017 (UTC)

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On this day, 12 years ago...[edit]

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Community reassessment[edit]

Star Wars, an article that you or your project may be interested in, has been nominated for a community good article reassessment. If you are interested in the discussion, please participate by adding your comments to the reassessment page. If concerns are not addressed during the review period, the good article status may be removed from the article. Moxy (talk) 16:04, 27 May 2017 (UTC)

Premier League table[edit]

As you may know I maintain all top division league tables with consensus on how the notes should be (*short", "concise" and "consistent" for all note across all league). Detailed description on the qualification can be explained on the Premier League article (with source from UEFA or an other reliable site). Any further disruption to the league table without consensus will be considered unconstructive. Qed237 (talk) 18:42, 27 May 2017 (UTC)

@Qed237: I keep reverting you because you keep reintroducing information that you know is incorrect. Your voluntary maintenance of pages does not entitle you to dictate the terms of editing those pages to other editors. Sceptre (talk) 18:45, 27 May 2017 (UTC)
I dont own any article, but this has been discussed at WT:FOOTY on multiple occasions. Qed237 (talk) 18:49, 27 May 2017 (UTC)
You can always compare with other templates like Template:2015–16 La Liga table without excessive detail in notes. Qed237 (talk) 18:50, 27 May 2017 (UTC)

We're on Twitter![edit]

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Orphaned non-free image File:Young Master.jpg[edit]

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Orphaned non-free image File:Thirteenth Doctor.jpg[edit]

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Today's Wikipedian 10 years ago[edit]

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Death Cab For Cutie Photo Permission Request from Zumic[edit]

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Murder of Jo Cox[edit]

I suggest you don't do this again. If there are "plenty of sources" that call the incident a terrorist attack, then you've been here long enough to know the onus is on you to find and provide those sources. I've opened a discussion about this on the talk page, and you are free to contribute to that and add your thoughts as to why you feel the article should be added to those categories. This is Paul (talk) 16:38, 13 August 2017 (UTC)

Hello! There is a DR/N request you may have interest in.[edit]

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This message is being sent to let you know of a discussion at the Wikipedia: Dispute resolution noticeboard regarding whether the murder of Jo Cox can be classed as a terrorist incident. Content disputes can hold up article development and make editing difficult for editors. You are not required to participate, but you are both invited and encouraged to help this dispute come to a resolution. The thread is "Talk:Murder of Jo Cox".The discussion is about the topic Murder of Jo Cox. Please join us to help form a consensus. Thank you! --This is Paul (talk) 17:26, 13 August 2017 (UTC)

Terrorism[edit]

I think I may have actually removed it once before there were any sources for it. See my talk page comments. Of course, now there are. But we are pretty restrained about actually callings people or events terrorism, or used to be, maybe that's changed. Doug Weller talk 17:07, 14 August 2017 (UTC)

@Doug Weller: Sadly, I think our restraint in labelling things as terrorism only when white people do it; there's currently a dispute at Talk:Murder of Jo Cox where people are squeamish about calling a man who was arrested, charged, prosecuted, and convicted as a terrorist a terrorist, but as a counterpoint, we had no hesitation when it came to Omar Mateen. Sceptre (talk) 17:15, 14 August 2017 (UTC)
I've commented there, but my experience in the past has been caution about labelling Muslims terrorists. Doug Weller talk 19:01, 14 August 2017 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Thirteenth Doctor[edit]

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