User talk:Shirik/Archives/2012/June

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GOCE May drive wrap-up

Guild of Copy Editors May 2012 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
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Participation: Out of 54 people who signed up this drive, 32 copy-edited at least one article. Last drive's superstar, Lfstevens, again stood out, topping the leader board in all three categories and copy-editing over 700 articles. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: We were once again successful in our primary goal—removing the oldest three months from the backlog—while removing 1166 articles from the queue, the second-most in our history. The total backlog currently sits at around 2600 articles, down from 8323 when we started out just over two years ago.

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Coodinator election: The six-month term for our third tranche of Guild coordinators will be expiring at the end of June. We will be accepting nominations for the fourth tranche of coordinators, who will also serve a six-month term. Nominations will open starting on June 5. For complete information, please have a look at the election page. – Your drive coordinators: Dank, Diannaa, and Stfg

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Edit filters

Thanks for cleaning up filter 464 (open proxies). Do you have a link (or links) to pages explaining the symbols/operators used in our edit filters, I mean things like \., \s, etc? Our help pages are rather poor on such details [1] [2]. Materialscientist (talk) 23:36, 6 June 2012 (UTC)

GOCE July 2012 Copy Edit Drive

Invitation from the Guild of Copy Editors
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The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in their July 2012 Backlog elimination drive, a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on July 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on July 31 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goals are to eliminate the articles tagged in April, May and June 2011 from the queue and to complete all requests placed before the end of June. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits more than 4,000 words, and special awards will be given to the top 6 in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", "Number of articles of over 5,000 words", "Number of articles tagged in April–June 2011", and "Longest article". We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Dank, Diannaa and Stfg.

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Hi Shirik. I noticed your name at Wikipedia:Peer review/volunteers#General copyediting. I have been working to get Grey's Anatomy to featured status, and the user who peer reviewed it says it needs a copyedit to finish it off. Furthermore, he recommended a user who has a FA where they were the primary copyeditor, and I noticed that you can account to that. That being said, I would be greatly appreciative if you could copyedit the article. It needs to be thorough, and I'm primarily concerned with comma usage, MOS compliance, quote issues (comma before closing quote or after), minor sentence phrasing issues, and wikilinking. Also, note that the article is written in American English, and there are two main characters on the show with the last name "Grey" (Meredith and Lexie), which is why I refer to them by first name throughout the article. I really hope you can do it, TRLIJC19 (talk) 15:56, 26 June 2012 (UTC)


Just for interest could you point me to what arbcom decision that this block was enforcing.As I understand it was community ban not arbcom.--Shrike (talk) 04:48, 27 June 2012 (UTC)

This enforcement action. --Shirik (Questions or Comments?) 04:53, 27 June 2012 (UTC)
Ok thank you for clafirication--Shrike (talk) 05:16, 27 June 2012 (UTC)

Can you please review this article, and tell me whats wrong?

Don Bosco Liluah - This is the article. I know its not good, but I want to improve it. Sadly, I have low Wikipedia experience, and would like some suggestions to help cleanup this page. Can you please give this article a quick review and tell me what I can do to help it out.

Thanks TheOriginalSoni (talk) 17:42, 27 June 2012 (UTC)