|Don't worry about making an article perfect. Just make it better.|
(Motto of the Day, July 30, 2007)
This is the talk page for Miniapolis
(who is proud to be a Wikipedia editor)
and is in fond memory of Corinne
, one of WP's very best copyeditors. Although I can be reached by email, I prefer keeping discussions on-wiki as much as possible. Due to time constraints
, I no longer accept direct copyedit requests
; please list articles requiring copyediting for GAN
and the like on the Guild of Copy Editors request page
(and consider pitching in with the GOCE, which can always use more help!). Since I take the occasional wikibreak, feel free to undo any administrative action I've taken as you see fit.
|This user is currently feeling discouraged about Wikipedia and is taking an off-and-on wikibreak due to loss of motivation. |
Your help in cheering this user up would be appreciated.
They will return when their wikistress has dissipated, and their confidence in the wikicommunity has been restored.
Until the WMF overturns its unexplained one-year ban, I'm sitting down. For the sake of the encyclopedia on which so many rely, please join me. The Trust & Safety Committee has, ironically, lost my trust. Miniapolis 00:49, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
- I'm just drilling down into this sh*tstorm; I'm not sure what to make of it yet. I've never interacted with Fram and I'm not a fan of his communication style, but I feel disquiet that the WMF feels it necessary to ignore this project's internal processes and issue bans instead of raising problems regarding that editor with members of the community and the Arbcom. I won't be doing any copy-editing today; maybe the Guild stuff can wait too. Baffle☿gab 03:00, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
- You're right about Fram; he's not a model editor, but he's a definite net positive and this weird sanction is out of all proportion to his offense(s). Apparently there's a massive COI which stinks to high heaven involving the WMF and an editor with whom Fram has had disputes. I usually don't bother with Wikipediocracy, but may stop by there today after I get done with the blitz list in my sandbox and create the page (unless someone bests me to the latter); then Jonesey or I (or anyone else who has the mass-message-sender flag—I forget who) can send out the June bulletin and update the ombox. Ironically, WPC may be more transparent about this issue (if for no other reason then their perennial axe to grind ) than WP. I'm going to run out the clock as lead coordinator, but this has been a real eye-opener. Thanks for all your help. Stay sane and all the best, Miniapolis 14:32, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
- I am glad to see this has happened and hope it will be a start to heal the damage done to the Wikipedia community. I'm glad you're still here too; thank you for staying. ;) Baffle☿gab 00:51, 6 July 2019 (UTC)
- Yes, Baffle, I was glad to see it too and appreciate your staying around as well. It'll be a while (if ever) before I regain my previous enthusiasm, but old habits die hard . Still not doing any adminny stuff, though; there are two overwhelmingly-passing RfAs, so I don't think my filespace-backlog work will be missed. Enjoy the weekend and all the best, Miniapolis 02:06, 6 July 2019 (UTC)
- It's good to see some successful RFAs happening, especially at this time, and you deserve a break anyway. I'm less active this time of year anyway... who wants to sit in front of a screen when they can be sitting in the Hall of Fame garden with a good book and a nice, long drink? :) Take care and cheers, Baffle☿gab 16:50, 6 July 2019 (UTC)
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Rockstar San DiegoEdit
Hi Miniapolis, thanks for doing the GOCE task for my Rockstar San Diego article. I'm currently reviewing the changes and you did really great work, though stumbled over some minor grammatical issues I wanted to ask about (since I'm not a native speaker): In some instances, you removed or left out a comma prepended to a part-sentence beginning in "which". I usually add the comma (or, alternatively, use 'that') to follow guides like Grammarly and Writer's Digest. Furthermore, you sometimes replaced "video game" with "video-game" when used within a larger context (e.g. "video-game designer"). Is the hyphen required? Both words are nouns, and it matches the video game design(er) article title (or any other video game X article). Similar applies to "critical-reception scores" and "supporting-development role". I c/e'd the c/e in these two edits. Please let me know if I made a mistake. Lordtobi (✉) 18:06, 7 August 2019 (UTC)
- Thanks for picking up that space between words which I left out; in edit mode, sometimes it's hard to tell if there's a necessary space at the end of a line (the line breaks are different in the actual article). I think WP's house style is based on the Chicago Manual of Style; what I did mainly were adjustments for American English (my native dialect), where collective nouns ("the company") are singular—in British English, they're plural. I hyphenated compound adjectives; IMO "video-game designer" should be hyphenated, but I don't care enough to make an issue of it. Language has a fair amount of wiggle room, and is always changing. Make whatever changes you want, and good luck with GA. All the best, Miniapolis 20:28, 7 August 2019 (UTC)