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Tidying Guild talk page archives[edit]

Hi all; as per my election pledge, I'm considering tidying some Guild talk page archives, starting with this page's archives. I propose here to merge the monthly-archived pages into yearly or six-monthly ones. Some of the archived pages are very short; merging them would considerably reduce the length of the archive box at the top of this page. I solicit your thoughts. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 01:35, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

I would suggest that you start in August, and start with the oldest archives first. Cheers! --DThomsen8 (talk) 02:14, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
Yearly archive pages are much easier to search and require less maintenance. Go for it. – Jonesey95 (talk) 20:44, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
Thanks both; I'll start this task in a few days, after the Drive is over. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 00:20, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

() yellow tickY Partly done - I've copied the 2008 pages to Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Guild_of_Copy_Editors/Archives/2008, and have marked the July, August, September, October and November pages for speedy deletion under {{Db-a10}}. There's no December archive and I doubt a history merge is necessary since the edits are just archiving bot edits and minor fixes; it's all in this page's history anyway. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 04:10, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

Thanks, Baffle; G6 (housekeeping) is also a good rationale for this kind of thing. All the best, Miniapolis 14:11, 2 August 2015 (UTC)
No worries; i wasn't sure which rationale to use; I'll remember that for next time, thanks. :-) Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 23:15, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

() I've merged all 2009 archives to Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors/Archives/2009; all merged pages are about to be tagged for speedy deletion as per Miniapolis above:

2010 now done as per above. Baffle gab1978 (talk) 23:24, 13 August 2015 (UTC)
2011 done. Baffle gab1978 (talk) 23:55, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
2012 done. The archive box is starting to look much slimmer now. ;-) Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 00:49, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
2013 done. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 00:43, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
2014 done, and that's the task completed, as of my timestamp. I'll add a line to the coordinators' task list to merge annually per below; hopefully that will stop the archive box getting too bloated in future years. I'll take a look at how we archive our other talk pages in a few days. Cheers all, and thanks for the feedback and comments. Baffle gab1978 (talk) 21:12, 16 September 2015 (UTC)
It looks like 2015 is still being archived by month. Are you willing to switch the Miszabot code to annual archives and merge 2015 in the same way? If not, I'll see if I can do it. – Jonesey95 (talk) 02:20, 17 September 2015 (UTC)
Yes, I can probably do that, though I need to check the bot's codes first. I'll set it to archive monthly to an annual digest page; I was thinking to merge at the end of the year, but setting the bot would be (hopefuly) maintenance-free. Any suggestions for our other talk pages? Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 22:07, 17 September 2015 (UTC)

Future talk page archiving[edit]

It's nearly done; only 2014 to complete. What should we do with our talk archives in the future? We could:

  • continue archiving monthly with no changes;
  • continue archiving monthly, then merge these into annual digests each January;
  • the bot could be set to archive to a yearly digest each month...

There's probably more options than I care to think about; please feel free to suggest something I've overlooked. Future software implementation could render this redundant, of course, but I'm opening this discussion to see what others (esp, coordinators) think. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 01:44, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

An annual archive page should be fine. Thanks for doing this grunt work. – Jonesey95 (talk) 03:55, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
I agree, and echo Jonesey's gratitude. All the best, Miniapolis 14:38, 2 September 2015 (UTC)
I like the third and second options - monthly will stop the flood on the talk page, and then compressing that together is more than helpful. Esp with single month archives for that current year. KieranTribe 11:23, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

Requests talk archives[edit]

I think Requests talk is the next archiving mess to deal with. These archive pages are a mish-mash of year/month combinations and aren't in any logical order. And I think it was me who set up archiving, so it's really my mess! :-o That page currently uses User:Cluebot III for archiving; I set it up the same way as my talk page for simplicity, and look where that's leading us!

When I'm back from my pending short break I propose to organise the archives into annual pages, as I've done with this page. A discussion on the future of archiving there would be useful; do we change the bot or the way it archives? What do folks (especially but not exclusively coordinators) think should occur there? Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 03:37, 8 October 2015 (UTC)

Yes please, annual archive pages, and set the bot to archive to the current year's annual archive page. Let me know if you want help. – Jonesey95 (talk) 05:10, 8 October 2015 (UTC)
I agree, and thank you both; it took me a while to figure out why my own talk page had stopped archiving :-). All the best, Miniapolis 13:36, 8 October 2015 (UTC)
yellow tickY Partly done. I've just merged the archives as annual digests and have requested speedy deletion of the relevent pages; also I've replaced the archive box with the template at the main GOCE talk page. I forgot I could copy by substing; you'd think I'd know that by now! I've yet to swap the archiving bot; I'll do that in the next few days as time permits. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 04:16, 29 October 2015 (UTC)
Thanks very much, Baffle. All the best, Miniapolis 16:28, 29 October 2015 (UTC)
I have changed the date format that Cluebot uses, so archives should go to the new "2015" page now. – Jonesey95 (talk) 00:53, 30 October 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Jonesey. :-) Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 02:08, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

Coordinators' talk archives[edit]

No worries; the other one to sort out is the Coordinators' talk page; it's been archived manually into numbered rather than dated pages, which I've yet to explore. Do you (plural) think it needs sorting out? It's not in quite the mess REQ/talk was, but it might be more useful as annual digests, and I think the live page needs reducing. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 20:24, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

It's not necessary, Baffle, but it'd be a big help if you wouldn't mind. You're good at this, and the ArbCom clerk thang has a steep learning curve :-). Thanks again and all the best, Miniapolis 23:30, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

British Pakistani listed at Requested moves[edit]


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British Pakistanis listed at Requested moves[edit]


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Might interest some people.[edit]

[[1]] - this might interest some of our editors who like to c/e new pages and come across this nonsense for 60% of companies... Poor you, I say to that. KieranTribe 09:37, 4 September 2015 (UTC)

WP Guild - wikilinked in October 27 Tip-Of-The-Day[edit]

Greetings! FYI, the new TOTD for Tip of the day/October 27 Basic copyediting, mentions this WP in the Read more".

This tip was recently added at the TOTD Schedule Queue and posted at the Tips library. Regards, JoeHebda (talk) 00:46, 18 October 2015 (UTC)

Great; thanks for letting us know! All the best, Miniapolis 13:40, 18 October 2015 (UTC)