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GOCE templates

Guild of Copy Editors templates:

  • To leave a note for editors on the requester's talk page before beginning a copy-edit (optional):
  • To post a notice at the top of an article saying the article is undergoing a major copy-edit and requesting that no one edit the article while the notice is posted:
  • To post a notice near the top of an article's talk page indicating that a copy-edit has been completed (note that either of these is usually placed after all the various WikiProject templates, if there are any):
{{GOCE|user={{subst:REVISIONUSER}}|date={{subst:date}}}} This will add the copy-editor's user name and date automatically.
{{GOCE|user=Corinne|date=15 April 2017}}To add correct date manually, for example, if you are placing the template a day or two after you completed the copy-edit and you want the template to show the date you actually finished the copy-edit.
  • To leave a note on requester's talk page saying copy-edit has been completed:
{{GOCEtb|article = Name of article here|sign = ~~~~}}
  • To add, at the top of an article's talk page, the WikiProject banner shell (to group together all WikiProjects connected to the article) and the GOCE template saying a copy-edit has been completed, with the date completed and by whom it was completed:
{{WikiProject banner shell |
{{WikiProject template1}}
{{WikiProject template2}}
{{GOCE template}} i.e., the third or fourth template above that starts "GOCE user"
  • To add WikiProject banner shell (and GOCE template) to the talk page of an article on a living person:
{{WikiProject banner shell |blp=yes |
{{WikiProject Biography|living=yes |listas=Case, Nic}}
{{GOCE|user=Corinne|date=19 February 2016}}
Note: The "listas=Last name, First name" of the subject of the article is only needed once among the banners at the top of the talk page.
  • To place a notice at the top of an article saying that an active copy-edit is underway:
  • {{GOCEinuse}}
  • {{In use}} – a generic in-use session
  • {{In use|time=~~~~~}} – generic in-use but showing in time/date, and last edit time/date
  • {{In use|30 minutes to fix the information in the History section|time=~~~~~}} – customize the message regarding your in-use intentions and duration. When you save an edit the timekeeper resets to the current time.
  • {{in use|section}} – to declare a section in-use session

To format a quote so that it appears in green text, useful for quoting something in a discussion: {{tq|Type quote here.}}
"This is an example quote, optional quotation marks inside curly brackets."
"This is an example quote, optional quotation marks outside."
This is an example quote with no quotation marks. Usually used like this.
The quote will appear in green. Optional quotation marks go inside the curly brackets if they are part of the quote, outside if they are not. Quotation marks are usually not used with this template. The green text makes it clear that it is a quote.

Not a template, but another way to highlight text, useful for highlighting text in a discussion. Select color from "Web colors" link below.: <span style="color: purple">Text goes here.</span>
Here is an example with purple text: Text goes here..

To format a block quote that requires an attribution (that is, the person who said it). This particular example also includes a reference: {{quote|Quote goes here|Attribution goes here}}
{{quote|This doesn't have to be liberal versus pro-business debate.|Andrew Morgan, director<ref></ref>}}
Note: To omit the attribution, remove the second pipe like this: {{quote|Quoted text[1]}}. If the 2nd pipe is removed then the reference will hang on the quoted portion instead of on the attributed portion. Multiple references may be used, and they may be of any WP approved style. Of course, a reference is not always necessary in a quote. In that case, just use: {{quote|Quoted text}} or {{quote|Quoted text|Attribution text}}

To format a block quote and keep the line break structure, poem or otherwise:

{{quote|quote=Put quoted text here without double quote marks here.|source=Put source of quote here}}

Be sure to leave the equals signs in place.

Here is an example:

{{quote|quote=<poem>Their names discover what their natures are,
More hard than stones, and yet not stones indeed.</poem>|source=I.i.181-2}}

How to create a diff from two adjacent edits

  1. Go to Revision History, and find the edit.
  2. Left-click on "Prev".
  3. Look up at top of page at the URL. Toward the end there should be two numbers, something like this: revision&diff=695592676&oldid=695592296
  4. Use this template,
    Type two curly brackets;
    type "diff", followed by a pipe;
    type the exact title of the page (no underline is needed).
    Next, from the URL, put the larger/higher number (representing the newer version) to the left (i.e. first) and the smaller/lower number (representing the older version) to the right (i.e. second). You can just highlight the sequence of numbers and "&oldid=" that appear near the end of the URL, click "Copy", then paste after the pipe that follows the page title, and then change "&oldid=" to a pipe.) A label (such as "this", "this edit", or "here") following a pipe is optional.
    Finally, type two closing curly brackets. Here is an example:

{{diff|User talk:Corinne|695573832|695552708|comparing a newer page to an older page by version numbers}}
Or you could just put one number after "prev" (from a URL in which you see prev&oldid=695552708):
{{diff|User talk:Corinne|prev|695552708|Optional label here}}
Or you can use the template to compare any two nonadjacent page versions by taking one page version number from one nonadjacent page and one page version from another nonadjacent page.

To hat, or collapse, a section:
{{collapse top|top title goes here|bg=}}
The material you want to hat (hide from view) goes here. (Can be a template.)
{{collapse bottom}}

En-dash and em-dash templates
Click on each template link below for template documentation:

  • Non breaking space: {{nbsp}}
  • No-space breaking em-dash (but is sticky on the left): {{nsmdns}} (no-space m-dash no-space as a mnemonic)
  • No-space ndash: {{ndash}} or {{nsndns}}
  • Spaced non-breaking en-dash: {{snds}} (spaced n-dash space as a mnemonic)
  • Spaced breaking en-dash: {{snd}}
  • Line break: {{brk}} (replaces HTML tag <br> or identically functioning but more correct <br />)

Note: You cannot use a template, which is written with curly brackets, inside a reference that is in the "cite ref" template format (with curly brackets) or inside any other template such as the quote template, which also uses curly brackets. In that case, use &nbsp; for a no-break space and &ndash; or &mdash;.

En-dash and em-dash keyboard shortcuts (at least on a Mac)

  • En-dash: Alt+-
  • Em-dash: Alt+Shift+-

Optional soft hyphen {{shy}} Use this sparingly. Two places it might be appropriate to use are where there is a long word in a narrow column of text, or a long word in a caption. The main reason to use it is to avoid a very ragged (markedly in-and-out) right margin. The hyphen won't necessarily appear. It would only appear if the long word ended up at the end of a line. See the template documentation (type "Template:Shy" into the search bar) for how to use it. There are a few options there. See also MOS:SHY.

Converting units (height, weight, length, distance, speed, etc.) from one system to another:

  • Information about the conversion templates: {{convert}}
  • List of units: Template:Convert/list of units
  • Example conversion templates for high numbers:
    {{convert|13100000|km2}} → 13,100,000 square kilometres (5,100,000 sq mi)
    {{convert|13.1e6|km2}} → 13.1×106 square kilometres (5.1×106 sq mi)

To create a link to a user without pinging him/her use the noping template {{noping}}: {{noping|User name here}}

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You will be missedEdit

  • Corinne's sister told us of her death here. EEng
Obituary. Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 11:40, 4 April 2018 (UTC)
  • This is such sad news. Corinne was such a conscientious and thoughtful editor. A real asset to the project. My deepest sympathies to friends and family. MarnetteD|Talk 23:46, 30 March 2018 (UTC)
  • (by talk reader) Well that sucks, Corinne. I enjoyed both stalking your talk page and helping you out. I guess you're done editing. Well, do me a favor and say hi to User:Wadewitz when you see her. Chris Troutman (talk) 23:55, 30 March 2018 (UTC)
  • I'm saddened to hear of your passing Corinne; you were an excellent copy-editor, a kind and thoughtful coordinator on the GOCE project, and an all-round excellent Wikipedian. Thank you for all of your work with the Guild and for your contributions to Wikipedia. My condolences and respects to your family and friends. We'll miss you loads. Rest in peace. Cheers, Baffle gab1978 (talk) 00:10, 31 March 2018 (UTC)
  • So very sad to hear this news. I worked alongside her at the Guild of Copy Editors, and she was always a diligent, helpful colleague. She will be missed. Tdslk (talk) 00:16, 31 March 2018 (UTC)
  • We worked together many times. Sweet and gentle, always thoughtful, always willing, always kind, never a cross word. She was a spreader of oil on troubled waters. EEng 21:30, 31 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Rest in peace, Corinne, and thank you for contributing to Wikipedia for five-and-a-half years. LinguistunEinsuno 23:46, 31 March 2018 (UTC)
  • You were kind and polite to me, and patient. Those alone are qualities so many people lack in this world. R.I.P.--Kieronoldham (talk) 23:47, 31 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Sad to loose someone so precious, always ready to help with excellent prose. RIP. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 23:48, 31 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Rest in peace, Corinne. L3X1 ◊distænt write◊ 01:48, 1 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Even though I don't think we ever interacted, it was always a joy to see your copyedits in my watchlist. RIP. Double sharp (talk) 13:42, 1 April 2018 (UTC)
  • I am so sad to hear this. She was always such a nice person, and a real pleasure to work with. --Tryptofish (talk) 18:07, 1 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Corinne was such a treasure...she didn't make waves, wikignomed in the background so as not to disturb, and helped make our articles look better. Her quiet reserve and willingness to help will not be forgotten. My deepest sympathies to her family. With tear-filled eyes, I say in earnest...she will be greatly missed. Atsme📞📧 21:50, 1 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Rest in peace, my friend. Miniapolis 00:25, 2 April 2018 (UTC)
  • I can think of no better testament to the beauty of Corinne's soul than User:Corinne/subpage, where she collected images that touched her heart. bd2412 T 03:02, 3 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Rest in peace, Corinne. Noah Kastin (talk) (🖋) 03:08, 3 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Rest in peace Corinne, My condolences to friends and family. –Davey2010Talk 03:21, 3 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Rest-in-peace and condolences. Just this January, Corrine copy-edited an article, I was submitting to FAC, I hope she got to see it passed with her good work on it. You most certainly will be missed. Alanscottwalker (talk) 18:39, 3 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Really, really sad to read this. Corinne was very gentle in her approach toward other editors, yet so precise in her handling of many small details. See here, for the way she helped me to improve my writing. Farewell, and thanks for all the outstanding work you've done. Joshua Jonathan -Let's talk! 11:40, 4 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Really to come across this especially since Stephen Court Fire was the last article she copyedited.......RIP. — FR+ 06:51, 6 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Very sad. A great editor. Rwood128 (talk) 18:39, 6 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Very sorry to hear this. On a Wikipedia that's becoming ever-more dominated by horrible people, she always stood out as someone who was fundamentally decent, had no agenda to push, and only ever did what she though would be helpful to other people. ‑ Iridescent 10:11, 7 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Very sad news. RIP. Johnbod (talk) 12:19, 7 April 2018 (UTC)
  • For all the help you did to me and my contributions as a copy-editor and a friendly person, all i can do is to pray for your soul's peace. Pavanjandhyala 11:37, 9 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Very sad. May you rest in peace in heaven. —MBL talk 12:00, 9 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Quite saddened to hear of your passing away, Corinne. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your copyedits to my articles. May you rest in peace. My deepest condolences to Corinne's family and friends during this time.  — Ssven2 Looking at you, kid 09:58, 12 April 2018 (UTC)
  • A thoughtful and kind person as well as a respected copy editor. Dhtwiki (talk) 23:17, 14 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Knowledgeable and encouraging. And blessed with a powerful intellect from which many wiki-colleagues have benefit(t)ed. Sad you had to go. Charles01 (talk) 21:49, 15 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Rest in peace Corinne. My condolences go out to your family, friends and love ones. Although I never crossed path with you on Wikipedia, I'm sure you did amazing things here and contributed to making this encyclopedia great. You will greatly be missed.  Versace1608  Wanna Talk? 02:25, 18 April 2018 (UTC)
  • I just now heard about this. Very sad indeed. She was such a gentle person, with an artistic soul. Will be greatly missed. Rest in peace dear angel. Softlavender (talk) 03:17, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  •  :( Mr rnddude (talk) 03:24, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
  • Your death impacted me, Corinne. We will carry on. May you rest in peace. Thinker78 (talk) 05:16, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
  • As a fellow Copyeditor, you will be greatly missed. Blackmane (talk) 01:48, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • At a loss for words, but wishing to echo those above, — Godsy (TALKCONT) 02:17, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
  • My condolences to friends and family. – CAPTAIN RAJU(T) 11:21, 5 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Just learned of this sad news, one of the friendliest people I've encountered here. FunkMonk (talk) 12:54, 9 May 2018 (UTC)
  • One of a kind. Always polite, gentle in approach, ready to lend a hand, and committed. A copy-edit by Corinne was often a bigger deal than a GA/FA-review. Top-class work every single time; many of my articles would be nowhere without her dilligence and dedication. Truly gonna miss you, Corinne. I'm at a loss for words. Rest in peace. - LouisAragon (talk) 23:24, 11 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Just found out about this when clicking on this user page. I thought to myself that it'd been sometime since I've seen Corinne around. So sorry about this. I'm also at a loss for words, except for echoing what others have stated above. Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 04:30, 17 May 2018 (UTC)
  • I always loved her coming to my talkpage to ask for my opinions and suggestions for editing improvements. She will be sorely missed.--Mr Fink (talk) 04:41, 17 May 2018 (UTC)
  • My condolences for your loss. Geraldshields11 (talk) 14:04, 17 May 2018 (UTC)
  • On Wikipedia, and in the world, a light has gone out. Rest in peace, teacher! - William, on behalf of the Wikipedia "wolf pack" William Harris • (talk) • 22:36, 26 May 2018 (UTC)
  • It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live. -Marcus Aurelius Thank you Corinne. Morganizach (talk) 03:40, 1 June 2018 (UTC)
  • We have lost a great Wikipedian and person. Rest in peace. My condolences to her family. --JustBerry (talk) 16:30, 5 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Farewell Corinne. You were an important part in one of the most ambitious projects of this century, of that most of the World has yet to acknowledge. Behind you stand years of hard work, passion and achievement. As a member of the GOCE, I salute you. Lots of love, Double Plus Ungood (talk) 17:06, 5 June 2018 (UTC)
  • My lord. Rest in peace, Corinne. Iseult Δx parlez moi 06:23, 6 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Rest in peace, Corinne. As a fellow GOCE member, thank you for all of your tireless and skillful contributions to our project. You will be missed, but your outstanding contributions will remain as a reminder of your service and dedication.--Slon02 (talk) 04:08, 7 June 2018 (UTC)
  • Oh no! Corinne was a wonderful person. Her collection of images stands out in my mind as well. We had interacted cordially a number of times. I was just going to ask her to check an article I found hard to understand and then was shocked to learn of her passing, very belatedly. I cannot believe she is gone. Rest in peace. --Florian Blaschke (talk) 16:08, 5 September 2018 (UTC)
  • I somehow only noticed this today despite this page being on my watchlist. I remember Corinne and am sad. —PaleoNeonate – 19:30, 5 September 2018 (UTC)
  • I am truly saddened to learn of your passing. You were a wonderful Wikipedian and I am grateful for all your help, especially on Kazi Nazrul Islam. You will be missed.Vinegarymass911 (talk) 05:18, 15 September 2018 (UTC)
  • So sad to hear this news. What a fantastic, helpful and kind editor! Condolences to friends and family DBaK (talk) 13:12, 21 September 2018 (UTC)
  • I just learned about this from Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2019-02-28/News and notes. Though I never knew nor think I interacted with Corinne, I do issue my sincerest/heartfelt (albeit belated) condolences to her family, friends, and colleagues. After reading the above messages, it is clear that she will be missed by the Wikipedia community as well. May she rest in peace. God speed, Corinne. --TheSandDoctor Talk 17:43, 28 February 2019 (UTC)
  • Thank you for your service. Rest in peace. --Pine 03:52, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

Guild of Copy Editors Hall of FameEdit

In honor and memory of her valuable and positive contributions over many years, Corrine has been added to the Guild of Copy Editors Hall of Fame. Tdslk (talk) 19:13, 9 April 2018 (UTC)

This user is a member of the GOCE Hall of Fame.


Thank you for your impact
in the lasting lessons
on good writing that you left us!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 21:42, 22 July 2018 (UTC)

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