|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.
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.
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Please comment on Talk:List of French supercentenariansEdit
The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:List of French supercentenarians. Legobot (talk) 04:34, 15 June 2019 (UTC)
Please comment on Talk:Christchurch mosque shootingsEdit
The feedback request service is asking for participation in this request for comment on Talk:Christchurch mosque shootings. Legobot (talk) 04:36, 15 July 2019 (UTC)
"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)
- 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)
- (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)