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Video games blitz[edit]

Hey, how far in advance are your blitzes (blitzen?) decided? If you don't have something lined up for April, might I recommend the video games WikiProject's backlog? [1] I've been whittling down the project's maintenance queues and it would be great to have some help with the copyedits. czar 04:44, 23 March 2016 (UTC)

We almost always decide on a topic and a date at least a couple of days before the blitz starts. That said, we haven't missed a blitz in years, so we are more on top of things than some wikiprojects (and you don't want to see the state of the to-do list for my house...).
This looks like a fun list for at least some of our editors. When we do technical topics like these, we often combine with another topic that is different enough that there is something for everyone. Remind us again here once the March drive is wrapped up. Thanks! – Jonesey95 (talk) 05:49, 23 March 2016 (UTC)
  • @Jonesey95, is this a possibility (now that we're getting close)? czar 16:06, 12 April 2016 (UTC)
Darn, I forgot. We set up April for Requests, since the backlog is getting a little large. Sorry about that.
You could mention it on the May Drive talk page once that drive gets started. Some editors might be interested. – Jonesey95 (talk) 16:59, 12 April 2016 (UTC)
... and it sounds good for June. All the best, Miniapolis 22:25, 12 April 2016 (UTC)
Good idea for June. How many such articles are available for copyediting?--DThomsen8 (talk) 18:05, 6 June 2016 (UTC)
Answering my own question, out of 1,500+ copyedits requested, only a handful are easily located. How would editors find the others?--DThomsen8 (talk) 18:36, 6 June 2016 (UTC)
Czar, I have set up the June blitz. It includes a list of video game articles generated by your query above. Thanks for the idea. – Jonesey95 (talk) 01:15, 7 June 2016 (UTC)
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On behalf of WP:VG, thanks for helping out with our copy edit backlog. Almost knocked out the whole thing! czar 04:07, 1 July 2016 (UTC)

Thanks—it's nice to be appreciated! Have fun and all the best, Miniapolis 14:02, 1 July 2016 (UTC)

Battle of Villers-Bocage[edit]

It's in Briteng so it's reconnoitre. Regards Keith-264 (talk) 14:44, 2 July 2016 (UTC)

Yes. Fixed. --Stfg (talk) 19:18, 2 July 2016 (UTC)

WikiProject Grammar[edit]

I propose merging Wikipedia:WikiProject Grammar into the GOCE project, because Wikiproject Grammar is inactive and has a similar scope to our project. Jjjjjjdddddd (talk) 01:44, 7 July 2016 (UTC)

Seems like you should ask at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Grammar first. That page has 92 watchers and a few relatively recent conversations. If they are OK with it, we should probably redirect their pages to here, unless they have some complex page hierarchy (I didn't investigate). – Jonesey95 (talk) 04:45, 7 July 2016 (UTC)
Merging the projects makes sense to me, since this one is active and that one isn't (at least judging by its talk page), and since their stated goals overlap with the Guild's. To garner a more general opinion the proposal could go to the Village Pump. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 18:56, 7 July 2016 (UTC)
Just a thought, though: it would be a pity if the Guild were to get dragged into angry debates about where and when commas should be used or omitted, which has been something that has happened to the grammar project. Also, let's not set ourselves up as a "grammar police". The GOCE is more about practical improvement to the prose of articles rather than these more academic (and apparently conflict-generating) things. Simon. --Stfg (talk) 21:34, 7 July 2016 (UTC)
Simon has a good point; we should look before we leap, and some WikiProjects are inactive because they've driven productive editors away. All the best, Miniapolis 22:17, 7 July 2016 (UTC)
So it might be a good idea to just scrap the grammar project entirely? Eman235/talk 05:29, 8 July 2016 (UTC)
Or redirect it to Wikipedia:Reference desk/Language as suggested by Jonesey on the grammar project's talk page. --Stfg (talk) 08:41, 8 July 2016 (UTC)
I agree that a redirect is preferable to just letting the project languish. Miniapolis 13:59, 8 July 2016 (UTC)

Section and inline tags[edit]

Does the drive apply to articles with inline and section copyedit tags, or only article tags? Should we add something for section and inline tags? Jjjjjjdddddd (talk) 00:43, 11 July 2016 (UTC)

Yes, it applies to those tags. Count the number of words in the section that you copy-edited (before you started editing). For inline tags like {{awkward}}, I usually find that I need to fix the whole paragraph around the tag. In that case, I will either (1) take credit for the size of the paragraph or (2) just fix the article, remove the tag, and get on with my life (and not take credit on the drive page for a small edit). Your choice. – Jonesey95 (talk) 01:31, 11 July 2016 (UTC)
Is it part of the article count? Jjjjjjdddddd (talk) 01:48, 11 July 2016 (UTC)
Yes. And the oldest article count, should it be an old tag. Tdslk (talk) 02:07, 11 July 2016 (UTC)
Thanks Jjjjjjdddddd (talk) 03:13, 11 July 2016 (UTC)

Notice of July drive[edit]

I don't know if this is only to be done by coordinators, but I changed the notice to say that the drive is complete. If I did wrong, sorry. Cheers, MediaKill13 (talk) 08:11, 4 August 2016 (UTC)

Thanks! – Jonesey95 (talk) 11:21, 4 August 2016 (UTC)