GOCE newsletters and reportsEdit

@Baffle gab1978: Thanks for doing the December newsletter and the annual report. (I hope I haven't been editing the newsletters too heavily, and will try to ease off of that.) I'll try to contribute a bit to the report in the next few days, plug in some numbers and maybe write something as outgoing lead. Per usual, I'll wait until the last 2019 Requests are completed before porting the year's data to a spreadsheet for finer analysis. If I have any specific notes, I'll probably discuss on the report's talk page. – Reidgreg (talk) 13:59, 1 January 2020 (UTC)

Thanks Reidgreg, much appreciated. I'm not precious (beyond a point!) about newsletters, corrections and additions are gratefully received. The annual report still needs work and I'm planning a short piece about the request-archiving bot, so that will take a while as Bobbychan is travelling till next week. At least you can put your feet up now! Happy New Year (HNY), etc. :) Cheers, Baffle☿gab 14:49, 1 January 2020 (UTC)

HiEdit

Beaune made it through TFA and nobody died as a result! Phew, and thanks for the copy edit suggestions [insert appropriate DASH here] genuinely; the issue was never the veracity of your suggestions, more the danger of being overwhelmed if the effort was scaled up. Anyway, have been reading up on some of the MOS points since. Hope all is well and if your on the northern hemisphere, January weather isn't too miserable so far. Ceoil (talk) 17:01, 11 January 2020 (UTC)

@Ceoil: I'm glad to hear that. I think in the future I'll probably just follow WP:BRD for the straightforward MOS cleanup rather than boring editors with the details, and save discussion for the few places where I spot clarity issues. It's presently warm enough to be muddy here, but had a nice hike this morning and did some maintenance on the local ski trail. – Reidgreg (talk) 19:22, 12 January 2020 (UTC)
It sounds like your further north than I am (51.9° N). As I said, it was the perceived short deadline, rather than the substance of you points that sent me off the rails. Anyways, to push my luck, could do with help from the likes of you on Skellig Michael, which contains a lot of numbers and stats that might need assistance re formatting and such. Also I cant spell. No worries if you are busy. Ceoil (talk) 00:40, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

Naagin (2015 TV series)Edit

Thank you for your contributions at Naagin (2015 TV series). That article has been a pain for many years...   Cyphoidbomb (talk) 18:33, 27 January 2020 (UTC)

@Cyphoidbomb: you're welcome! I'm not sure what you can really do about that sort of editing except to try and inform the editor that it isn't encyclopedic and that fan pages belong elsewhere. – Reidgreg (talk) 18:43, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
Well, in this case, two of the back-and-forth editors have both been indeffed by CheckUsers for sockpuppetry. I think that one of them might work for the show's production company and might be trying to take ownership of it. Obviously a conflict of interest, and the result is, uh, shall we say "self-proctology"?
Many Indian TV articles have issues like this. One common thing I experience is the assertion of deliberate ignorance. Ex: a cast member leaves the series. You write, "In 2017, Jane Smith left the series after a dispute with producers over the direction her character was heading.[1]" That information, which provides historical context for that alleged work of art, gets deleted and in some cases, the cast member gets deleted as well, like here, where this actor apparently never existed.
Or, complete sentences are shunned in favour of parentheticals: "John Smith in a dual role as Karan and Kabir. In 2017, Smith's character died in a snowmobile accident." becomes "John Smith as Karan/Kabir (2016–2017) (died) (dual role)". I could rant for hours about this, but that certainly won't be fun for you, so I'll just go away and wish you a good remainder of your day.   Cyphoidbomb (talk) 18:58, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
Oh, I had a couple snickers at the chutzpah involved. Happy editing! – Reidgreg (talk) 19:46, 27 January 2020 (UTC)
I'll add my thanks for your efforts on this article as well, and welcome to the craziness that are Indian film and TV articles. It's an ... interesting experience at times. Ravensfire (talk) 19:44, 28 January 2020 (UTC)

WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors 2019 Annual ReportEdit

Guild of Copy Editors 2019 Annual Report
 

Our 2019 Annual Report is now ready for review.

Highlights:

  • Overview of Backlog-reduction progress (a record low backlog!);
  • Summary of Drives, Blitzes, and the Requests page;
  • Automated archiving of requests;
  • Membership news and results of elections;
  • Annual leaderboard;
  • Plans for 2020.
– Your Guild coordinators: Jonesey95, Baffle gab1978, Reidgreg, Tdslk and Twofingered Typist.
To discontinue receiving GOCE newsletters, please remove your name from our mailing list.

MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:10, 7 February 2020 (UTC)

Re:Combined DriveEdit

It looks like it is going to move forward on our end, but I've been rather preoccupied these last weeks so I couldn't say for sure. I'm sorry for any inconvenience that this may have caused you or the GOCE, but the other coordinators should be in a position to get back to you on the developments, as you've noted on the coordinator page at milhist. In a worst case scenario, you can borrow the {{@MILHIST}} pinger to see if someone more in the loop than I am can answer your questions. TomStar81 (Talk) 07:35, 10 February 2020 (UTC)

January 2020 GOCE drive blingEdit

  The Most Excellent Order of the Caretaker's Star
This barnstar is awarded to Reidgreg for copy edits totaling over 100,000 words (including bonus and rollover words) during the GOCE January 2020 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! – Jonesey95 (talk) 17:18, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  Guild of Copy Editors Leaderboard Award: Total Articles, 3rd Place
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Reidgreg for copyediting 27 articles during the GOCE January 2020 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! – Jonesey95 (talk) 17:18, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  Guild of Copy Editors Leaderboard Award: Total Words, 3rd Place
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Reidgreg for copyediting 73,208 total words during the GOCE January 2020 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! – Jonesey95 (talk) 17:18, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  Guild of Copy Editors Leaderboard Award: Long Articles, 1st Place
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Reidgreg for copyediting seven long articles during the GOCE January 2020 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! – Jonesey95 (talk) 17:18, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  Guild of Copy Editors Leaderboard Award: Old Articles, 1st Place
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Reidgreg for copyediting 26 old articles during the GOCE January 2020 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! – Jonesey95 (talk) 17:18, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  Guild of Copy Editors Leaderboard Award: Longest Article, 1st Place
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Reidgreg for copyediting one of the five longest articles – 18,689 words – during the GOCE January 2020 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! – Jonesey95 (talk) 17:18, 10 February 2020 (UTC)

And thanks for giving out the rest of the barnstars! – Jonesey95 (talk) 17:18, 10 February 2020 (UTC)

Thanks, Jonesey! Whew. This makes 20 consecutive drives and 100 consecutive leaderboard awards for me. – Reidgreg (talk) 20:03, 10 February 2020 (UTC)

NocturnesEdit

14 February
 
Alte Liebe

Thank you for improving Nocturnes (Debussy) while the principal author is sadly blocked, and a late "Valentine" to good relations ;) --Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:51, 17 February 2020 (UTC)

@Gerda Arendt: You're welcome! I'd intended to do the DYK review for that, but felt I was ineligible once I'd added the hook fact. Glad to see that it helped move the review along! – Reidgreg (talk) 13:42, 17 February 2020 (UTC)
Today's Alte Liebe became especially meaningful after yesterday's funeral. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 12:46, 28 February 2020 (UTC)

February 2020 blitz bling!Edit

  The Cleanup Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Reidgreg for copy edits totaling over 6,000 words (including rollover words) during the GOCE February 2020 Copy Editing Blitz. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! – Jonesey95 (talk) 18:23, 24 February 2020 (UTC)

note re Wikiprojects infoEdit

thanks for your reply to me, re mass mailing permissions. i wanted to ask you about something else. I see that you are a coordinator for the WikiProject GOCE? I am a coordinator at WikiProject History. I have been trying to expand some resources lately to let people know about current activities at WikiProjects. I created a new section for this at Wikipedia:Community bulletin board, and added an item for GOCE there. Could you please let me know what you think of that? I am trying to create some shared workspace for WikiProjects to keep each other up to date on current projects and editing activities. I was wondering if we could create some kind of shared forum or resources for WikiProjects to exchange information on events and methods. Please feel free to let me know what you think. thanks!! --Sm8900 (talk) 16:08, 6 March 2020 (UTC)

I suspect it could be a little more succinct, to say that there's a copy editing event for a certain period and provide a link for more information. Our outgoing message box lists current and upcoming events. There are also a lot of ongoing WikiProject editing events like the Challenge series. I don't have a lot of time to read forums (I hardly ever visit the Village Pump) so I could see a quick list of events generating interest. I'll add our March drive. – Reidgreg (talk) 16:30, 6 March 2020 (UTC)

GOCE March newsletterEdit

Guild of Copy Editors March 2020 Newsletter
 

Hello and welcome to the March newsletter, a brief update of Guild activities since December 2019. All being well, we're planning to issue these quarterly in 2020, balancing the need to communicate widely with the avoidance of filling up talk pages. Don't forget you can unsubscribe at any time; see below.

Election results: There was little changeover in the roster of Guild Coordinators, with Miniapolis stepping down with distinction as a coordinator emeritus while Jonesey95 returned as lead coordinator. The next election is scheduled for June 2020 and all Wikipedians in good standing may participate.

January Drive: Thanks to everyone for the splendid work, completing 215 copy edits including 56 articles from the Requests page and 116 backlog articles from the target months of June to August 2019. At the conclusion of the drive there was a record low of 323 articles in the copy editing backlog. Of the 27 editors who signed up for the drive, 21 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

February Blitz: Of the 15 editors who signed up for this one-week blitz, 13 completed at least one copy edit. A total of 32 articles were copy edited, evenly split between the twin goals of requests and the oldest articles from the copy-editing backlog. Full results are here.

March Drive: Currently underway, this event is targeting requests and backlog articles from September to November 2019. As of 18 March, the backlog stands at a record low of 253 articles and is expected to drop further as the drive progresses. Awards will be given to everyone who copyedits at least one article from the backlog. Help set a new record and sign up now!

Progress report: As of 18 March, GOCE copyeditors have completed 161 requests in 2020 and there was a net reduction of 385 articles from the copy-editing backlog – a 60% decrease from the beginning of the year. Well done and thank you everyone!

Election reminder: It may only be March but don't forget our mid-year Election of Coordinators opens for nominations on 1 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.

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

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MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 15:52, 18 March 2020 (UTC)

Multiple claimants on KAI KF-XEdit

Hey Reidgreg, fellow copyeditor Tenryuu here. It seems that three of us have claimed the KAI KF-X article to work on for the March 2020 drive. It appears that none of us had removed the {{copyedit}} tag or added an {{in use}} tag for others to see. Do you know what normally happens in this case?

Forgot to sign. --Tenryuu 🐲💬 • 📝) 02:51, 25 March 2020 (UTC)

Read the exchange you left on BluePenguin's post and checked the post history. Seems like you beat me to it. :P --Tenryuu 🐲💬 • 📝) 02:55, 25 March 2020 (UTC)

(edit conflict)@Tenryuu: Yup, that's right. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
If you look at the article history for KAI KF-X, you'll see that I put in an edit (diff) with the summary "beginning copy edit" about half an hour before you started working on the article. The edit that I made commented-out the copy edit tag which should prevent it from listing in the category of articles needing copy edit. This is a step a lot of us use to try to prevent this very situation. (I'd also added the article to my article list on the March drive page). I personally tend not to use the in-use tag because bots interact with it at 24 hours, and a 5k copy edit often takes me longer than that. As you may have noticed, BluePenguin18 was working on the article before me, but he decided to stop and I received his permission to take over on his talk page. I think in this case, since I'd claimed the article first (or second) and started working on it, that I should continue with it.
Edit conflicts like this happen, since we're busily working on the same group of articles during a drive, but we try to minimize them. It's always a good idea to check the article's history before you start a copy edit, (1) to see if someone else is already copy editing the article, and (2) to see if the article is undergoing frequent editing and may not be stable enough for copy editing. It's not a bad idea to check the article talk page as well, to look for discussions about content disputes or other issues with the article.
I hope that's okay with you. BTW, I checked one of your copy edits and was impressed with all the extra cleanup work you did! I'm pretty good at spotting MOS stuff if there's another copy edit you'd like me to check. – Reidgreg (talk) 03:18, 25 March 2020 (UTC)
Reidgreg, thanks for the compliment. As much as it pains me, I'll withdraw from KAI KF-X. As a heads-up, I suspect the article may be copyvio-ing via plagiarism; checking sources for a date to use brought me to near-identical wording used and might explain the weird tense usage I saw prior to editing it. Tenryuu 🐲💬 • 📝) 03:25, 25 March 2020 (UTC)
@Tenryuu: Thanks for the heads-up, I'll run Earwig and paraphrase. I've been checking some of the references while trying to improve the flow. Will probably leave it until tomorrow. – Reidgreg (talk) 03:35, 25 March 2020 (UTC)

Some chevrons for you!Edit

  The WikiChevrons
For scoring an impressive and monothematic 513 points in the WikiProject Military history 2020 edit-a-thon March Madness, I am pleased to award you this token of appreciation from the Project. Thank you, and well done. Gog the Mild (talk) 10:26, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

@Gog the Mild: Thanks! It really was mono-thematic – just tagging war documentaries. I would have liked to try for some reviews if it wasn't also a drive month at GOCE. BTW, we reduced the backlog by a whopping 75%! (May be another day or two before those barnstars are ready.) – Reidgreg (talk) 11:15, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

I was keeping an eye on it. Several midnights I was sneaking a look at some ridiculous new low. Also a 98.53% reduction since Jan 2010! I'm not sure how you find the time to tag war documentaries. Gog the Mild (talk) 11:48, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
It's down 94% from when I joined, so I can only take credit for that much.   Came across a few films I've put on my must-watch list. – Reidgreg (talk) 12:07, 2 April 2020 (UTC)

March 2020 GOCE drive blingEdit

  The Most Excellent Order of the Caretaker's Star
This barnstar is awarded to Reidgreg for copy edits totaling over 100,000 words (including bonus and rollover words) during the GOCE March 2020 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! – Jonesey95 (talk) 21:41, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
  Guild of Copy Editors Leaderboard Award: Total Articles, 4th Place
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Reidgreg for copyediting 19 articles during the GOCE March 2020 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! – Jonesey95 (talk) 21:41, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
  Guild of Copy Editors Leaderboard Award: Total Words, 5th Place
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Reidgreg for copyediting 59,985 total words during the GOCE March 2020 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! – Jonesey95 (talk) 21:41, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
  Guild of Copy Editors Leaderboard Award: Long Articles, 3rd Place
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Reidgreg for copyediting 6 long articles during the GOCE March 2020 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! – Jonesey95 (talk) 21:41, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
  Guild of Copy Editors Leaderboard Award: Old Articles, 3rd Place
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Reidgreg for copyediting 16 old articles during the GOCE March 2020 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! – Jonesey95 (talk) 21:41, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
  Guild of Copy Editors Leaderboard Award: Longest Article, 1st Place
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Reidgreg for copyediting one of the five longest articles – 26,280(!) words – during the GOCE March 2020 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! – Jonesey95 (talk) 21:41, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
And thanks for all of the work in the background. The April blitz looks like it will be a fun one. – Jonesey95 (talk) 21:41, 4 April 2020 (UTC)

April 2020 GOCE blitz blingEdit

  The Working Wikipedian's Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Reidgreg for copy edits totaling over 4,000 words (including rollover words) during the GOCE April 2020 Copy Editing Blitz. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! – Jonesey95 (talk) 22:28, 20 April 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for giving out the rest of the Barnstars! – Jonesey95 (talk) 22:28, 20 April 2020 (UTC)

WikiLoveEdit

  The Special Barnstar
A colorful barnstar to say thanks not just for an in-depth review of Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (soundtrack), but also your work on it, image suggestion, and great discussion. It's already been a pleasure. Kingsif (talk) 23:22, 23 April 2020 (UTC)

May 2020 at Women in RedEdit

May 2020, Volume 6, Issue 5, Numbers 150, 151, 163, 164, 165, 166


May offerings at Women in Red.

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Speedy deletion nomination of Beaver Award (disambiguation)Edit

 

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You may want to consider using the Article Wizard to help you create articles.

A tag has been placed on Beaver Award (disambiguation) requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section G14 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is an orphaned disambiguation page which either

  • disambiguates only one extant Wikipedia page and whose title ends in "(disambiguation)" (i.e., there is a primary topic);
  • disambiguates zero extant Wikipedia pages, regardless of its title; or
  • is a redirect with a title ending in "(disambiguation)" that does not target a disambiguation page or page that has a disambiguation-like function.

Under the criteria for speedy deletion, such pages may be deleted at any time. Please see the disambiguation page guidelines for more information.

If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. If the page is deleted, and you wish to retrieve the deleted material for future reference or improvement, then please contact the deleting administrator. Shhhnotsoloud (talk) 13:30, 8 May 2020 (UTC)

Beaver Award is now a redirect to Canadian Comedy Awards, so I guess I'm okay with it. There are a lot of other "beaver award"s, but only the Silver Beaver Award has an article at this moment. – Reidgreg (talk) 21:00, 8 May 2020 (UTC)

Million AwardsEdit

Hi, sorry to bother you, I wondered if you would have a look at my request at Wikipedia talk:Million Award#Agatha Christie for review of Million Awards for both editors please. Upgrading the article to GA was a particularly long and arduous process and I can provide further proof of my co-editor's involvement if needed. Cheers. :)  ~ RLO1729💬 03:19, 14 May 2020 (UTC)

@RLO1729: No problem, and thanks for the note. I try to keep on top of that but am in the midst of two editing drives and seem to have missed it. Could I just check one thing with you? I didn't find any on-wiki contributions, but talk page messages indicate that Tbytheriver assisted you via email. Could you verify this? I want to share credit if it's due. – Reidgreg (talk) 12:39, 14 May 2020 (UTC)
Yes, Tbytheriver is the other editor I mentioned on the Award talk page and with whom any award for the Christie article should definitely be shared. I also acknowledged the partnership when contacting Sainsf prior to the GA review here.  ~ RLO1729💬 12:55, 14 May 2020 (UTC)
Oh, meh – I went straight into checking the award without fully reading your message (in either place). I must be juggling too many tasks at once. Apologies. Awarded to both. Cheers! – Reidgreg (talk) 13:07, 14 May 2020 (UTC)
Excellent, many thanks! And also for your many contributions to Wikipedia too!  ~ RLO1729💬 13:11, 14 May 2020 (UTC)
Thank you! Best wishes, --Messirulez (talk) 12:38, 19 May 2020 (UTC)!

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Random Acts of Kindness Barnstar
Thank you so much for comprehensively reviewing 2 of my GANs in the span of just 8 days. And for being patient with me throughout the whole process. —Bloom6132 (talk) 14:22, 24 May 2020 (UTC)

Aw, shucks! I'm just a nit-picker is all. Those were 2 of my first 15 reviews, which I probably wouldn't have done if an editing drive hadn't been organised. Thanks for all your work on those articles in the first place, for hearing me out and for correcting me when I was mistaken. – Reidgreg (talk) 14:36, 24 May 2020 (UTC)

June 2020 at Women in RedEdit

Women in Red

June 2020, Volume 6, Issue 6, Numbers 150, 151, 167, 168, 169

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Let's All Go to the LobbyEdit

Let's All Go to the Lobby was placed under construction by you, but you haven't edited it in three days or left any suggestions on the GA review page. Should I remove the under construction template? Koridas (...Puerto Rico for statehood!) 02:52, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

@Koridas: Ah, sorry for the confusion. I placed that notice on your behalf. Another editor came in and rearranged the sections, which I thought was disruptive, and I wanted to stop others from editing. Please do go ahead and edit. – Reidgreg (talk) 03:09, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
Reidgreg, The review has also been on hold for a really long time, can you please finish reviewing it? Koridas (...Puerto Rico for statehood!) 04:07, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
@Koridas: When a GA review is put "on hold", that indicates that the reviewer is holding a pass/fail determination while allowing time for the nominator (or other interested parties) to make edits to the article (see Wikipedia:Good article nominations/Instructions § Putting the article on hold). I think that was stated in the auto message that Legobot left on your talk page, but I could have stated it explicitly on the review page. Sorry again for any confusion. I last updated the progress on the review page on 23 May. The review page is marked with   Not done to draw attention to what I feel needs to be done. If you have trouble distinguishing these, please let me know and I'll find another way of communicating this. Please go ahead and make edits to the article. – Reidgreg (talk) 12:42, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

DYK queryEdit

Hi, looks as if you (plural you) will get the copy edit tag backlog down to one month. Amazing. And there is some right chaff in the May list! I am surprised at how the Requests list has burgeoned; it doesn't seem that long ago that it was down to just two articles not being worked on. Anyway, hearty congratulations to you and the team.

I have finally managed to scrabble together 50 DYKs; could you remind me where I self nominate for a 50 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal? I managed to find it two years ago, but I seem to have lost a few brain cells since then. Thanks. Gog the Mild (talk) 14:06, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

@Gog the Mild: I tried Special:Search/Wikipedia:DYK medal and found Wikipedia:Did you know/Awards and Wikipedia:List of Wikipedians by number of DYKs. You can try at the latter's talk page.
Thanks. I am now wondering if I imagined it. I asked you, because it was you who awarded me my 25 DYKs medal.

BTW, do you know of a barnstar for a nominator who has two GAs pass on the same day? I seem to remember such a creature existed but couldn't find it. – Reidgreg (talk) 15:06, 27 May 2020 (UTC)

I am fairly sure that there is not such a beast. I frequently trawl the more obscure barnstar lists and think that I would have remembered if I had seen it. Who managed that? – Gog the Mild (talk) 15:11, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
@Gog the Mild: Kindof a hypothetical, but there were so many reviews as part of the backlog drive that I'm sure it's happened. Well, since I awarded you the 25 I may as well do so for the 50. Seems most self-award; I wonder if WP:KIND has a rota for requesting earned barnstars? I've been doing it lately for WP:MILLION but prefer to check those every six months. – Reidgreg (talk) 15:20, 27 May 2020 (UTC)
Ah, I think that you did the same last time, and I am misremembering. Thanks, and so long as I remember I shall self award next time. You could always create a new barnstar. (I once had three GAs promoted on the same day.) Gog the Mild (talk) 17:02, 29 May 2020 (UTC)

@Gog the Mild: I may not have done my due diligence with this. I remembered about the query tool and ran it here which resulted in 49 DYK credits. Resorting the list from your DYK page to match the tool's list:

  • 1. Razing of Friesoythe
  • 2. Leo Tornikios
  • 5. Constantine VIII
  • 9. Type of Constans
  • 7. Publius Cornelius Dolabella (consul 10)
  • 3. Petronius Maximus
  • 8. Female Red Guards of the Finnish Civil War
  • 14. Constantine III (Western Roman Emperor)
  • 10. Constantine Dalassenos (duke of Antioch)
  • 13. Septimius Severus
  • 15. Theodora Porphyrogenita (11th century)
  • 11. Gothic War (535–554)
  • 12. Michael IV the Paphlagonian
  • 6. Macuahuitl
  • 4. Zoë Porphyrogenita
  • 16. Anastasius I Dicorus
  • 17. Marcus Calpurnius Bibulus
  • 18. Gaius Vettius Sabinianus Julius Hospes
  • 20. Capture of Berwick (1333) – Siege of Berwick (1333)
  • 19. Maurice (emperor)
  • 21. Lucius Manlius Torquatus (Praetor 49 BC)
  • 22. Battle of Neville's Cross
  • 24. Dutch expedition to Valdivia
  • 25. Justin I
  • 26. Lucius Neratius Marcellus
  • 23. Isaac I Komnenos
  • 29. Battle of Bergerac
  • 30. Siege of Aiguillon
  • 27. Gascon campaign of 1345
  • 31. Battle of Lunalonge
  • 32. Battle of Damme
  • 34. Lancaster's chevauchée of 1346
  • 33. Battle of Blanchetaque
  • 35. Battle of Caen (1346)
  • 36. Battle of Cape Ecnomus
  • 38. Chevauchée of Edward III (1346)
  • 37. Siege of Calais (1346–1347)
  • 39. Black Prince's chevauchée of 1355
  • 40. Battle of the Aegates
  • 41. Battle of Drepana
  • 43. Battle of the Lipari Islands
  • 42. Battle of the Bagradas River (255 BC)
  • 44. Mercenary War
  • 46. Battle of Adys
  • 45. Siege of Lilybaeum (250–241 BC)
  • 47. Gisco (died 239 BC)
  • 50. Battle of Cape Hermaeum •
  • 48. Treaty of Lutatius
  • 49. Battle of Panormus

The one which is missing from DYK query is

28. Battle of Auberoche

From Template:Did you know nominations/Battle of Auberoche you are clearly the nominator and it passed. Perhaps the promoter forgot to give you credit or an automated process bugged that day? I'd suggest inquiring at Wikipedia talk:Did you know with the relevant links, and I'm sure someone will correct this oversight. – Reidgreg (talk) 13:55, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

Good grief. That is Holmesian. Will do. Gog the Mild (talk) 14:17, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
Ah ha! Despite me receiving the notification, it seems that it never actually ran. I have left a note and assume that it will go back into "approved" and will eventually run. Thanks for picking it up. Gog the Mild (talk) 14:51, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
@Gog the Mild: Eh? That's unexpected. I guess the page views for it were pretty low, if it didn't actually run? Unfortunately, there's a chance that they might not run it because, at this point, it is no longer 'recently updated'. I've seen others which stalled for so long that they ended up being disqualified. Shame, if it'd been one of your first twenty-five I might have caught it then. Well, fingers crossed.
Checking Special:Search/auberoche prefix:Wikipedia:Main page history shows five appearances in 2019: TFA on March 2, then 3 days as a recent TFA, then linked in the Gascon Campaign TFA. – Reidgreg (talk) 15:29, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
Ah, it did run. See Wikipedia talk:Did you know#Uncredited. Gog the Mild (talk) 15:39, 30 May 2020 (UTC)
So it was a bug (human or bot). For the piped link, I should have used Special:Search/insource:auberoche prefix:Wikipedia:Main page history. Yup, that found it. I'd suggest putting a footnote on your DYK page with all of these links, to account for the discrepancy and so you won't have to search too far if it comes up again, if it's something that might worry you. – Reidgreg (talk) 16:39, 30 May 2020 (UTC)

"Only if needed"Edit

You're needed.

Does that settle it?

Gog the Mild (talk) 22:02, 1 June 2020 (UTC)

@Gog the Mild: I'd left a little note at the coord election talk page. I just feel like I could use a little break after close to 4 years with the GOCE and 2.5 as a coord. It seemed like a good time with the backlog so low and some active newcomers. If nominations are lacking, I will self-nom, and I'll most likely be around to help out. But I'd like to take a back seat and maybe look for a different perspective on it and what we can do. – Reidgreg (talk) 02:55, 2 June 2020 (UTC)
Ah. Welcome to content creation - not that you're new to it. A different sort of barrel of laughs. Shout if I can help with anything. Gog the Mild (talk) 16:58, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

Prejudice (1949 film)Edit

Hi, I wonder if you could help me here. According to the AFI Catalog of Feature Films, this production of the Protestant Film Commission premiered on October 17, 1949 in both New York and London. I can find no other mention of this so-called London premiere on Google or Newspapers.com. I'm wondering if it could be referring to London, Ontario? Could you find any mention of this film showing in Canada in regular movie theaters? Thanks, Yoninah (talk) 16:44, 3 June 2020 (UTC)

I'll try and take a look this afternoon, and will ping you with my results (if any). – Reidgreg (talk) 16:53, 3 June 2020 (UTC)
No rush. Thanks. Yoninah (talk) 18:12, 3 June 2020 (UTC)
@Yoninah: I went through 33 hits for "prejudice" in October 1949 and didn't find the film. (There were some attempts to ban Oliver Twist, The Merchant of Venice and Fiddler on the Roof – the latter successfully in Quebec.) Some other hits of possible interest:
Maybe something there will be useful. – Reidgreg (talk) 20:17, 3 June 2020 (UTC)
Thank you. I'm familiar with Celluloid Sermons and the New York Times info I collected from another newspaper. Oh well, I'll just leave it as London like the AFI Catalog says and assume it's London, England. Thanks for your help, Yoninah (talk) 20:23, 3 June 2020 (UTC)
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