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Guild of Copy Editors June 2019 Newsletter
 

Hello and welcome to the June newsletter, a brief update of Guild activities since March 2019. You can unsubscribe from our mailings at any time; see below.

Election time: Nomination of candidates in our mid-year Election of Coordinators opened on 1 June, and voting will take place from 16 June. Coordinators normally serve a six-month term and are elected on an approval basis. Self-nominations are welcome. If you've thought of helping out at the Guild, or know of another editor who would make a good coordinator, please consider standing for election or nominating them here.

June Blitz: Our June blitz will soon be upon us; it will begin at 00:01 on 16 June (UTC) and will close at 23:59 on 22 June (UTC). The themes are "nature and the environment" and all requests.

March Drive: Thanks to everyone for their work in March's Backlog Elimination Drive. We removed copyedit tags from 182 of the articles tagged in our original target months October and November 2018, and the month finished with 64 target articles remaining from November and 811 in the backlog. GOCE copyeditors also completed 22 requests for copyedit in March; the month ended with 34 requests pending. Of the 32 people who signed up for this drive, 24 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

April Blitz: Thanks to everyone who participated in the April Blitz; the blitz ran from 14 to 20 April (UTC) inclusive and the themes were Sports and Entertainment. Of the 15 people who signed up, 13 copyedited at least one article. Participants claimed 60 copyedits. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: As of 04:36, 3 June 2019 (UTC), GOCE copyeditors have completed 267 requests since 1 January. The backlog of tagged articles stands at 605 articles.

May Drive: During the May Backlog Elimination Drive, Guild copy-editors removed copyedit tags from 191 of the 192 articles tagged in our original target months of November and December 2018, and January 2019 was added on 22 May. We finished the month with 81 target articles remaining and a record low of 598 articles in the backlog. GOCE copyeditors also completed 24 requests for copyedit during the May drive, and the month ended with 35 requests pending. Of the 26 people who signed up for this drive, 21 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Miniapolis, Baffle gab1978, Jonesey95, Reidgreg and Tdslk.

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Please comment on Talk:List of French supercentenariansEdit

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Aaj KalEdit

The page you've deleted as per the discussion on May 31 has be re-created by the user User:Krimuk2.0 Hope you'll take necessary action.--Joseph 💬 10:49, 5 July 2019 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Christchurch mosque shootingsEdit

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BalancierhebelkupplungEdit

"Thanks a lot" for deleting Balancierhebelkupplung now I had to find de:Balancierhebelkupplung again. Give potential translators a chance. also @Bermicourt: Peter Horn User talk 00:34, 16 July 2019 (UTC)

The English translation would be Balance lever coupler. Peter Horn User talk 01:00, 16 July 2019 (UTC)
Translation could also be Equalising lever coupler Peter Horn User talk 01:22, 16 July 2019 (UTC)
Hi Peter Horn. These pages were deleted after unanimous support for deletion after more than a week at a deletion discussion that you were informed of (it's possible a bot archived your talk page before you saw the notifications). While I appreciate your work to translate pages from other Wikipedias, those sorts of links are live and suggest to readers we have content here on the English Wikipedia where we don't. In the short term, that deletion discussion should provide links to the other pages you need. In the longer term, I'd recommend listing such pages in your userspace, where the notes will be helpful to you without being exposed to all readers. --BDD (talk) 13:05, 16 July 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for the suggestion. I'll gather things there. Peter Horn User talk 15:40, 16 July 2019 (UTC)
I don't yet have a userspace as such. Would I need to create one? Peter Horn:Userspace

Alternatively could these pages be listed on "request for translation"? Peter Horn User talk 15:52, 16 July 2019 (UTC)

(ping) "Userspace" means not a separate namespace altogether, but anything with "User:" in it. You could list them on your main user page, or create a subpage of anything you like, e.g., User:Peter Horn/Translation. See WP:UP and WP:UP#SUB for more information. And yes, you could list these at Wikipedia:Pages needing translation into English. --BDD (talk) 17:12, 16 July 2019 (UTC)

Please comment on Wikipedia talk:DisambiguationEdit

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2020s in filmEdit

You deleted that article in 2015, per this RFD, since the article was created too far in advance. With the 2020s coming up in a few months, I figure we're probably close enough to get the article started. I'm going to pattern it after 2010s in film. Feel free to re-delete if you like. Useight (talk) 01:22, 28 August 2019 (UTC)

My, how time passes! I don't think it's too soon. :) --BDD (talk) 13:20, 28 August 2019 (UTC)

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September 2019 GOCE NewsletterEdit

Guild of Copy Editors September 2019 Newsletter
 

Hello and welcome to the September newsletter, a brief update of Guild activities since June 2019.

June election: Reidgreg was chosen as lead coordinator, and is being assisted by Baffle gab1978, Miniapolis, Tdslk, and first-time coordinator Twofingered Typist. Jonesey95 took a respite after serving for six years. Thanks to everyone who participated!

June Blitz: From 16 to 22 June, we copy edited articles on the themes of nature and the environment along with requests. 12 participating editors completed 35 copy edits. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

July Drive: The year's fourth backlog-elimination drive was a great success, clearing all articles tagged in January and February, and bringing the copy-editing backlog to a low of five months and a record low of 585 articles while also completing 48 requests. Of the 30 people who signed up, 29 copyedited at least one article, a participation level last matched in May 2015. Final results and awards are listed here.

August Blitz: From 18 to 24 August, we copy edited articles tagged in March 2019 and requests. 12 participating editors completed 26 copy edits on the blitz. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: As of 03:00, 23 September 2019 (UTC), GOCE copyeditors had processed 413 requests since 1 January. The backlog of tagged articles stood at 599 articles, close to our record month-end low of 585.

Requests page: We are experimenting with automated archiving of copy edit requests; a discussion on REQ Talk (permalinked) initiated by Bobbychan193 has resulted in Zhuyifei1999 writing a bot script for the Guild. Testing is now underway and is expected to be completed by 3 October; for this reason, no manual archiving of requests should be done until the testing period is over. We will then assess the bot's performance and discuss whether to make this arrangement permanent.

September Drive: Our current backlog-elimination drive is open until 23:59 on 30 September (UTC) and is open to all copy editors. Sign up today!

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators, Baffle gab1978, Miniapolis, Reidgreg, Tdslk and Twofingered Typist.

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2019 US Banknote ContestEdit

  US Banknote Contest  
November-December 2019

There are an estimated 30,000 different varieties of United States banknotes, yet only a fraction of these are represented on Wikimedia Commons in the form of 2D scans. Additionally, Colonial America, the Confederate States, the Republic of Texas, multiple states and territories, communities, and private companies have issued banknotes that are in the public domain today but are absent from Commons.

In the months of November and December, WikiProject Numismatics will be running a cross-wiki upload-a-thon, the 2019 US Banknote Contest. The goal of the contest is to increase the number of US banknote images available to content creators on all Wikimedia projects. Participants will claim points for uploading and importing 2D scans of US banknotes, and at the end of the contest all will receive awards. Whether you want to claim the Gold Wiki or you just want to have fun, all are invited to participate.


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Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2019 November 7#Minneapolis stationEdit

Hi BDD,

The above seems like a great, and easy, non-admin close. I don't see your dab draft, though. What should the target dab article be titled? That way you, and/or me, can add in your draft post-close.

Cheers,
--Doug Mehus T·C 17:00, 19 November 2019 (UTC)

Disregard. I found it on Minneapolis station. I was looking on the RfD log date page. Smart. Is that what you guys normally do when consensus is to disambiguate? Doug Mehus T·C 17:09, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
Yes, that's the most common way of presenting a draft disambiguation page, though note that sometimes the closer does the work of making the disambiguation page, especially if it's just a few topics clearly mentioned in the discussion. --BDD (talk) 17:10, 19 November 2019 (UTC)
BDD, Yeah, I did do that for...oh geez, what was it...oh yeah, Trade dispute. Feel free to add to that or clarify that if you think it needs improving. I like disambiguate closes, in part, because I like disambiguation pages! Doug Mehus T·C 17:14, 19 November 2019 (UTC)

Thomas Tobiasz redirectEdit

Hi BDD,

I examined your evidence to the Thomas Tobiasz redirect and noted from the redirect's creator his rationale for creating it. It all seems like a plausible typo and may even be the correct spelling of the name. It's been relisted once already. Though you're the only person to have contributed, do you think it'd be challenged if I closed it? Rationale and evidence are sound.

Cheers,
--Doug Mehus T·C 16:06, 21 November 2019 (UTC)

It's a bit iffy for a non-admin closure, IMO, though if anyone were to close, it could only be between no consensus and outright "keep" at this point. If you're interested, you might check with the nominator. Use in a published book seems quite persuasive to me, and perhaps they'll feel the same. --BDD (talk) 16:15, 21 November 2019 (UTC)
BDD, Agree on the possible outcomes at this point, which are effectively the same thing—in terms of what happens to the article (different meanings, of course). I agree, the fact that the typo was used multiple times in the text of the book (not just a citation) suggests it may even be a common misspelling. I'll check with the nom and see if they'd be comfortable with that. Doug Mehus T·C 16:18, 21 November 2019 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2019 November 21#EvercrackEdit

Hey BDD. Just noting that I made a comment under your close at Wikipedia:Redirects for discussion/Log/2019 November 21#Evercrack. (I didn't ping or mention you in the comments' edits, so I'm, more or less, mentioning it here since I had not "pinged" you and I'm not privy if you are watching that page or not.) I mean, you'll probably see it's a "no response necessary/requested" situation, but informing you nonetheless. Steel1943 (talk) 16:36, 23 November 2019 (UTC)

Mm. I certainly didn't intend it as a rebuke or anything, though I don't really think the keep and retarget votes were in opposition there. The two post-relist votes reinforced that, of course. --BDD (talk) 22:08, 23 November 2019 (UTC)
...Yes, agreed. After the two votes afterwards, the consensus was definitely clearer and the early close was workable per WP:RELIST. Steel1943 (talk) 01:12, 24 November 2019 (UTC)

Trade and commerce linksEdit

Thanks for fixing all those trade and commerce links! Mr Serjeant Buzfuz (talk) 23:12, 2 December 2019 (UTC)

Happy First Edit Day!Edit

GOCE December 2019 NewsletterEdit

Guild of Copy Editors December 2019 Newsletter
 

Hello and welcome to the December 2019 GOCE newsletter, an update of Guild happenings since the September edition. Our Annual Report should be ready in late January.

Election time: Nominations for the election of a new tranche of Guild coordinators to serve for the first half of 2020 will be open from 1 to 15 December. Voting will then take place and the election will close on 31 December at 23:59 UTC. Positions for Guild coordinators, who perform the important behind-the-scenes tasks that keep our project running smoothly, are open to all Wikipedians in good standing. We welcome self-nominations so please consider nominating yourself if you've ever thought about helping out; it's your Guild and it doesn't run itself!

September Drive: Of the thirty-two editors who signed up, twenty-three editors copy edited at least one article; they completed 39 requests and removed 138 articles from the backlog, bringing the backlog to a low of 519 articles.

October Blitz: This event ran from 13 to 19 October, with themes of science, technology and transport articles tagged for copy edit, and Requests. Sixteen editors helped remove 29 articles from the backlog and completed 23 requests.

November Drive: Of the twenty-eight editors who signed up for this event, twenty editors completed at least one copy edit; they completed 29 requests and removed 133 articles from the backlog.

Our December Blitz will run from 15 to 21 December. Sign up now!

Progress report: From September to November 2019, GOCE copy editors processed 154 requests. Over the same period, the backlog of articles tagged for copy editing was reduced by 41% to an all-time low of 479 articles.

Request archiving: The archiving of completed requests has now been automated. Thanks to Zhuyifei1999 and Bobbychan193, YiFeiBot is now archiving the Requests page. Archiving occurs around 24 hours after a user's signature and one of the templates {{Done}}, {{Withdrawn}} or {{Declined}} are placed below the request. The bot uses the Guild's standard "purpose codes" to determine the way it should archive each request so it's important to use the correct codes and templates.

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators; Reidgreg, Baffle gab1978, Miniapolis, Tdslk and Twofingered Typist.

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Invitation to join the Fifteen Year SocietyEdit

Dear BDD,

I'd like to extend a cordial invitation to you to join the Fifteen Year Society, an informal group for editors who've been participating in the Wikipedia project for fifteen years or more. ​

Best regards, Chris Troutman (talk) 21:34, 4 December 2019 (UTC)

Thanks so much! Can't believe it's been so long. --BDD (talk) 22:39, 4 December 2019 (UTC)
Welcome to the group, BDD! I had to self-invite myself to the Fifteen Year Society. Well, actually, I used the Wikipedia talk:Fifteen Year Society talkpage, to which a member said I could add myself as they're not so formal. Doug Mehus T·C 03:21, 5 December 2019 (UTC)
Thanks! I had some vague sense that my WikiBirthday was late in the year, but this still crept up on me. Glad to hear you're an old hand too. --BDD (talk) 14:23, 5 December 2019 (UTC)
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