January 2020 GOCE drive blingEdit

  The (old school) League of Copy Editors Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copy edits totaling over 30,000 words (including bonus and rollover words) during the GOCE January 2020 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Reidgreg (talk) 16:47, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  Guild of Copy Editors Leaderboard Award: Total Articles, 2nd Place
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copyediting 41 articles during the GOCE January 2020 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Reidgreg (talk) 16:47, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  Guild of Copy Editors Leaderboard Award: Total Words, 5th Place
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copyediting 26,285 total words during the GOCE January 2020 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Reidgreg (talk) 16:47, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
  Guild of Copy Editors Leaderboard Award: Old Articles, 4th Place
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copyediting six old articles during the GOCE January 2020 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Reidgreg (talk) 16:47, 10 February 2020 (UTC)

February 2020 GOCE blitz blingEdit

  The Cleanup Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Tdslk 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! Reidgreg (talk) 17:40, 24 February 2020 (UTC)

a kitten for you!Edit

A Kitten For You! Thanks. Msangjunboon2018 (talk) 18:10, 1 March 2020 (UTC)

Gnawa MusicEdit

Hi! I just wanted to apologize for undoing your edit on Gnawa Music. This sounds so fake, but I genuinely don't know how that happened - I think I accidentally clicked the undo button when I was trying to click the thank button, funnily enough. Thanks for changing it back, and thanks for your contribution to that article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Noahfgodard (talkcontribs) 04:15, 19 March 2020 (UTC)

No problem! I've done things like that myself. Glad you appreciated the edits. Cheers, Tdslk (talk) 05:22, 19 March 2020 (UTC)

COVID-19 translation projectEdit

Just in case you're interested: Wikipedia:WikiProject COVID-19/Translation Task Force. Stay safe, ---Another Believer (Talk) 21:22, 25 March 2020 (UTC)

Thanks, Another Believer. Very interesting! I don't trust myself to work on something like this in another language, but I would happily copy edit anything in English if the project needs it. I hope all is well with you, Tdslk (talk) 14:57, 26 March 2020 (UTC)

March 2020 GOCE drive blingEdit

  The Most Excellent Order of the Caretaker's Star
This barnstar is awarded to Tdslk 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! Reidgreg (talk) 21:52, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
  Guild of Copy Editors Leaderboard Award: Total Articles, 1st Place
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copyediting 117 articles during the GOCE March 2020 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Reidgreg (talk) 21:52, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
  Guild of Copy Editors Leaderboard Award: Total Words, 2nd Place
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copyediting 129,695 total words during the GOCE March 2020 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Reidgreg (talk) 21:52, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
  Guild of Copy Editors Leaderboard Award: Long Articles, 5th Place
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copyediting three long articles during the GOCE March 2020 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Reidgreg (talk) 21:52, 4 April 2020 (UTC)
  Guild of Copy Editors Leaderboard Award: Old Articles, 1st Place
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copyediting 45 old articles during the GOCE March 2020 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Reidgreg (talk) 21:52, 4 April 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for helping to reduce the copy-editing backlog by 75% in one month – and for running the barnstar script! – Reidgreg (talk) 21:52, 4 April 2020 (UTC)

A brownie for you!Edit

  Thanks for the thanks! 😀 The4lines (talk) 02:35, 10 April 2020 (UTC)

April 2020 GOCE blitz blingEdit

  The Minor Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copy edits totaling between 1 and 1,999 words (including rollover words) during the GOCE April 2020 Copy Editing Blitz. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Reidgreg (talk) 20:11, 20 April 2020 (UTC)

Article needing copy edit but no tagEdit

Hey Tdslk! Now that the drive is underway I'm thinking of clearing the backlog from the earliest entries again. What caught my eye was Gaza War (2008–2009), but I can't find the copyedit template anywhere on there. What should I do? —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 03:10, 1 May 2020 (UTC)

Hi, Tenryuu. While the vast majority of our articles have a copy edit tag, the rarely used tag "awkward" also adds articles to the backlog. In this case, the tag was added after the sentence: "Hamas refrained from rocket fire at Israel for 14 months in accordance with its early-2005 undertaking, until IDF naval shelling hit a Gaza beach, all but wiping out a local Gazan family on 10 June 2006." My guess is that the editor didn't like the phrasing "all but wiping out." If you could figure out a way to rephrase that so it has a more encyclopedic tone, you can give yourself the credit for 36 words and 1 article. You might look at the cited article to see exactly how many members of the family were killed, and insert that information in place of the awkward phrase. Regards, Tdslk (talk) 03:20, 1 May 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for the info! —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 03:57, 1 May 2020 (UTC)

Friendly CompetitionEdit

Hi:

We both appear to be dealing with the editors on either side of a friendly competition. One, with whom you have been dealing, seems to have much better editing skills and perhaps "gets" the message that the editing comes first. The other's almost passive-aggressive responses to my suggestions etc...are pissing me off. I have made one more attempt to make the point; after that I have no idea what to do. He certainly should not be editing GOCE requests. We live in hope, I guess. Stay safe. Cheers Twofingered Typist (talk) 21:58, 3 May 2020 (UTC)

Twofingered Typist, I agree with you, and I think you should take this to the coordinators page so we can have an official discussion. Regards, Tdslk (talk) 22:38, 3 May 2020 (UTC)

It really wasn’t a friendly competition. The other editor seemed to think it was, but it really wasn’t. I was just doing my thing. Stay safe and well, --Total Eclipse 2017 (talk) (Origin of the username) 17:17, 4 May 2020 (UTC)

Question about editing articles for GOCE drivesEdit

Hello, I was working on copy editing the Eutretauranosuchus article for the May 2020 Drive. I took a break for a couple of days and returned to see you had finished the copy edit. Would it be acceptable for me to also move the article from Working to Completed on my section of the Drive page? I am new to Wikipedia, so perhaps I am in a bit over my head participating in a drive at this point. Regardless, thank you for finishing the copy edit. I overestimated the work that needed to be done and thought the article was going to need to be largely rewritten. Airyairy (talk) 20:32, 13 May 2020 (UTC)

Hi, Airyairy! Welcome to editing Wikipedia and to the Guild! My apologies for not noticing that you had been working on the article. Please go ahead and give yourself credit on the Drive page for having finished the article!
There are two different ways members of the Guild can signal that they are working on an article. The first is to add the tag {{GOCE in use}} to the top of the page. Note that this should only be left up while you are actively editing a page, and is optional. I only use it when I am editing a very large page or one that is being currently (within the past few hours) edited by others. More practical in this case would be to remove the copy edit tag as soon as you start on the page. Then it would not be listed in the articles needing copy editing category. If you do this, be sure that you do finish editing the article. If you can't please add the tag back so that others can finish the job.
In terms of the amount of work to be done, no article on Wikipedia is ever truly finished! If you can see ways to improve the article further, please make them! When we are working on articles from the backlog at the Guild, it's a gray area how much work should be done before we can remove the tag. We try as best we can to correct all spelling, formatting, and grammatical errors and reasonably improve the flow of the writing. In the case of Eutretauranosuchus, the article was a bit technical, and could still probably be improved to make it more accessible to readers, although there is only so much given the scientific subject matter. However, the writing, even before copy editing, was in better shape overall than average for articles with a copy edit tag. (For an example of a really rough article, check out, say, Thamarankottai.)
Thanks again for your participation, and let me know if you have any further questions! Regards, Tdslk (talk) 00:34, 14 May 2020 (UTC)
Thank you, Tdslk, for your response. I wasn't sure when to remove the copy edit tag or when to use the {{GOCE in use}} tag. I did want to improve the flow and accessibility of Eutretauranosuchus more, but due to the paywalled nature of many of the sources, I couldn't help but feel an editor with a background in paleontology or a related field would be required for much of that task.
I appreciate that you allowed me to take credit for the copy edit! I'll see what I can do about Thamarankottai if someone hasn't gotten to it first. Airyairy (talk) 22:02, 14 May 2020 (UTC)

May 2020 GOCE drive blingEdit

  The Most Excellent Order of the Caretaker's Star
This barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copy edits totaling over 100,000 words (including bonus and rollover words) during the GOCE May 2020 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Reidgreg (talk) 13:50, 5 June 2020 (UTC)
  Guild of Copy Editors Leaderboard Award: Total Articles, 1st Place
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copyediting 87 articles during the GOCE May 2020 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Reidgreg (talk) 13:50, 5 June 2020 (UTC)
  Guild of Copy Editors Leaderboard Award: Total Words, 5th Place
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copyediting 59,184 total words during the GOCE May 2020 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Reidgreg (talk) 13:50, 5 June 2020 (UTC)
  Guild of Copy Editors Leaderboard Award: Old Articles, 2nd Place
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copyediting 48 old articles during the GOCE May 2020 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Reidgreg (talk) 13:50, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

And thanks for awarding the barnstars! – Reidgreg (talk) 13:50, 5 June 2020 (UTC)

GOCE June newsletterEdit

Guild of Copy Editors June 2020 Newsletter
 

Hello and welcome to the June newsletter, a brief update of Guild activities since March 2020. You can unsubscribe from our mailings at any time; see below. All times and dates stated are in UTC.

Current events

Election time: Nomination of candidates in our mid-year Election of Coordinators opened on 1 June, and voting will take place from 00:01 on 16 June. GOCE coordinators normally serve a six-month term and are elected on an approval basis. Self-nominations are welcome. If you've thought about helping out at the Guild, or you know of another editor who would make a good coordinator, please consider standing for election or nominating them here.

June Blitz: This blitz begins at 00:01 on 14 June and ends at 23:59 on 20 June, with themes of articles tagged for copyedit in May 2020 and requests.

Drive and blitz reports

March Drive: Self-isolation from coronavirus may have played a hand in making this one of our most successful backlog elimination drives. The copy-editing backlog was reduced from 477 to a record low of 118 articles, a 75% reduction. The last four months of 2019 were cleared, reducing the backlog to three months. Fifty requests were also completed, and the total word count of copy-edited articles was 759,945. Of the 29 editors who signed up, 22 completed at least one copy edit. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

April Blitz: This blitz ran from 12 to 18 April with a theme of Indian military history. Of the 18 people who signed up, 14 copyedited at least one article. Participants claimed a total of 60 copyedits. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

May Drive: This event marked the 10th anniversary of the GOCE's copy-editing drives, and set a goal of diminishing the backlog to just one month of articles, as close to zero articles as possible. We achieved the goal of eliminating all articles that had been tagged prior to the start of the drive, for the first time in our history! Of the 51 editors who signed up, 43 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Other news

Progress report: as of 2 June, GOCE participants had processed 328 requests since 1 January, which puts us on pace to exceed any previous year's number of requests. As of the end of the May drive, the backlog stood at just 156 articles, all tagged in May 2020.

Outreach: To mark the 10th anniversary of our first Backlog Elimination Drive, The Signpost contributor and GOCE participant Puddleglum2.0 interviewed project coordinators and copy-editors for the journal's April WikiProject Report. The Drive and the current Election of Coordinators have also been covered in The Signpost's May News and Notes page.

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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BarnstarEdit

Hey Tdslk, this just a question out of curiosity, in the May copy editing drive my I copy edited three articles with total 2555 words however I received the minor barnstar, after reading the barmstars page I found out that the minor barnstar is for copy edits between 1 to 1999 words, kindly explain. Antila 16:32, 15 June 2020 (UTC)

Antila, the barnstar word count levels for blitzes (one week long) and drives (one month long) are different. The drive barnstars start with "Minor" at 1 to 4,000 words. Thank you for participating! – Jonesey95 (talk) 17:32, 15 June 2020 (UTC)

June 2020 GOCE blitz blingEdit

  The Cleanup Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copy edits totaling over 6,000 words (including rollover words) during the GOCE June 2020 Copy Editing Blitz. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Reidgreg (talk) 17:41, 25 June 2020 (UTC)

July 2020 GOCE drive blingEdit

  The Barnstar of Diligence
This barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copy edits totaling over 60,000 words (including bonus and rollover words) during the GOCE July 2020 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! – Jonesey95 (talk) 19:13, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

Thanks for giving out the rest of the barnstars! – Jonesey95 (talk) 19:13, 9 August 2020 (UTC)

August 2020 GOCE blitz blingEdit

  The Cleanup Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copy edits totaling over 6,000 words (including rollover words) during the GOCE August 2020 Copy Editing Blitz. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Reidgreg (talk) 14:59, 30 August 2020 (UTC)

Guild of Copy Editors September 2020 NewsletterEdit

Guild of Copy Editors September 2020 Newsletter
 

Hello and welcome to the September GOCE newsletter, a brief update of Guild activities since June 2020.

                 Current and upcoming events

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!

Election reminder: our end-of-year Election of Coordinators opens for nominations on 1 December. 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.

Drive and Blitz reports

June Blitz: An uncorrected typo (even copy editors make copy editing mistakes!) led to an eight-day "leap blitz" from 14 to 21 June, focusing on requests and articles tagged in May. 19 participating editors claimed 54 copy edits. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

July Drive: Over 750,000 words of articles were copy edited for this event, keeping pace with the previous three self-isolated drives. Of the 38 people who signed up, 30 copyedited at least one article. Final results and awards are listed here.

August Blitz: From 16 to 22 August, we copy edited articles tagged in June and July 2020 and requests. 12 participating editors completed 37 copy edits on the blitz. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Other news

June election: Jonesey95 was chosen to continue as lead coordinator, assisted by Baffle gab1978, Tdslk, Twofingered Typist, and first-time coordinator Puddleglum2.0. Reidgreg took a break after serving for a couple years. Thanks to everyone who participated!

Progress report: As of 01:33, 18 September 2020 (UTC), GOCE copyeditors had processed 532 requests since 1 January and there were 38 requests awaiting completion on the Requests page. The backlog of articles tagged for copy-editing stood at 433 (see monthly progress graph above).

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, Puddleglum2.0, Tdslk and Twofingered Typist.

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September 2020 GOCE drive blingEdit

  The Modest Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copy edits totaling over 4,000 words (including bonus and rollover words) during the GOCE September 2020 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! – Jonesey95 (talk) 05:38, 9 October 2020 (UTC)
  Guild of Copy Editors Leaderboard Award: Total Articles, 5th Place
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copyediting six articles during the GOCE September 2020 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! – Jonesey95 (talk) 05:44, 9 October 2020 (UTC)

October 2020 GOCE blitz awardEdit

  The Minor Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copy edits totaling between 1 and 1,999 words (including rollover words) during the GOCE October 2020 Copy Editing Blitz. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! – Jonesey95 (talk) 03:57, 30 October 2020 (UTC)

Thanks...Edit

...for your work on the article Sukuma people (although I do somewhat miss the table of medicinal animals, you're probably right that it's too detailed for here).Ingratis (talk) 18:45, 13 November 2020 (UTC)

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GOCE November drive barnstarsEdit

  The Cleanup Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copy edits totaling over 12,000 words (including bonus and rollover words) during the GOCE November 2020 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! – Jonesey95 (talk) 03:29, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
  Guild of Copy Editors Leaderboard Award: Total Articles, 3rd Place
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copyediting 11 articles during the GOCE November 2020 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! – Jonesey95 (talk) 03:29, 8 December 2020 (UTC)
  Guild of Copy Editors Leaderboard Award: Old Articles, 5th Place
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copyediting two old articles during the GOCE November 2020 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! – Jonesey95 (talk) 03:29, 8 December 2020 (UTC)

December 2020 Guild of Copy Editors NewsletterEdit

Guild of Copy Editors December 2020 Newsletter
 

Hello and welcome to the December GOCE newsletter, a brief update of Guild activities since September 2020.

                 Current and upcoming events

Election time: our end-of-year Election of Coordinators opened for nominations on 1 December and will close on 15 December at 23:59 (UTC). Voting opens at 00:01 the following day and will continue until 31 December at 23:59, just before Auld Lang Syne. 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.

December Blitz: This will run from 13 to 19 December, and will target all Requests. Sign up now.

Drive and Blitz reports

September Drive: 67 fewer articles had copy-edit templates by this month's close. Of the 27 editors who signed up, 15 copy-edited at least one article, and 124 articles were claimed for the drive.

October Blitz: this ran from 18 to 24 October, and focused on articles tagged for copy-edit in July and August 2020, and all Requests. Of the 13 who signed up, 11 editors copy-edited at least one article. 21 articles were claimed for the blitz.

November Drive: Of the 18 editors who signed up, 15 copy-edited at least one article, and together claimed 134 articles. At the close of the drive, 67 fewer articles were in the backlog and we had dealt with 39 requests.

Other news

Progress report: As of 09:05, 3 December 2020 (UTC), GOCE copyeditors had processed 663 requests (18 from 2019) since 1 January and there were 52 requests awaiting completion on the Requests page. The backlog of articles tagged for copy-editing stood at 494 (see monthly progress graph above).

Annual Report for 2020: this roundup of the year's activity at the Guild is planned for publication in late January or early February.

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Seasonal tidings and cheers from your GOCE coordinators: Jonesey95, Baffle gab1978, Puddleglum2.0, Tdslk and Twofingered Typist.

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আপনার জন্য একটি পদক!Edit

  অনুলিপি সম্পাদকের পদক
This is for your extraordinary contributions in Paschimbhag copperplate inscription. ধন্যবাদ (Thank you). Regards AdiBhai (talk) 04:35, 14 December 2020 (UTC)
Btw, how and why the Wikilove tool generated Bengali headings even in English Wikipedia? AdiBhai (talk) 04:38, 14 December 2020 (UTC)
I'm not sure, but it's fun to get something in a non-Latin script! Cheers, Tdslk (talk) 04:48, 14 December 2020 (UTC)

December 2020 GOCE Blitz BarnstarEdit

  The Modest Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copy edits totaling over 2,000 words (including rollover words) during the GOCE December 2020 Copy Editing Blitz. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! – Jonesey95 (talk) 23:06, 23 December 2020 (UTC)

WikiProject GOCE is under-construction at bnwiki!Edit

Hello, Tdlsk bhai! It's me, Meghmollar2017, whom you helped in Paschimbhag copperplate inscription. You will be very happy to learn that Bengali Wikipedia has reached the milestone of 100,000 articles on 25 December. Now, we are planning to make the encyclopedia more admissible to the learners through GOCE (inspired by the enwiki project). But it is still under development. And I wish special help from you (if you are not busy) in this regard.

Today, I need your urgent help about the progress chart. I noticed the enwiki GOCE progress chart showing the number of articles. How are they counted? I need the articles in bnwiki to be counted by tomorrow, the last day of the year. Hope you can help. Regards. Meghmollar2017Talk • 13:54, 30 December 2020 (UTC)

Hi Meghmollar2017! It is really cool that Bengali Wikipedia is making a group like the GOCE! The number of articles in the progress chart comes from the number of articles that are in Category:All articles needing copy edit. This consists of all articles that have a copy edit tag. Does the Bengali Wikipedia have an equivalent tag? Tdslk (talk) 15:51, 30 December 2020 (UTC)
We have both the template and the category. But both of them need to be modified. Thank you, bhai. :) Meghmollar2017Talk • 16:42, 30 December 2020 (UTC)
You're welcome! Let me know if you have any more questions. Cheers, Tdslk (talk) 20:52, 30 December 2020 (UTC)
Happy New Year and Happy New Decade! Thank you for the help. The system is working properly and the article number (198) is logged for the first time. May be, the articles are not tagged properly and thus the article count is very low. So we are planning to deliver the first newsletter by the first week of January informing users about the guild and its system. However, we are also planning to launch quality improvement branch as a part of the guild to destub the important (A rated) articles. Is there any association like this in enwiki? We also wish your valuable suggestion that we can follow as our system is under construction. Regards Meghmollar2017Talk • 02:37, 1 January 2021 (UTC)
  • Wordcount: Hello! I had a question about Backlog Elimination Drives and Blitzes that is how the total wordcount is counted. Is it the whole "wordcount of an article (after copyediting)"? That would mean the bigger the article, the more your earnings! Meghmollar2017Talk • 14:09, 4 January 2021 (UTC)
    • You count the words before editing. And yes, the bigger the article, the higher the word count for the drive or blitz. More important than the word count, however, is doing a good job with the copy edit. We would rather see a great job on a short article than a poor job on a long article. – Jonesey95 (talk) 16:00, 4 January 2021 (UTC)
I see! Thank you, @Jonesey95:. And congratulations to Tdslk bhai on the introduction into the GOCE Hall of Fame. You guys are awesome. :) Meghmollar2017Talk • 16:53, 4 January 2021 (UTC)

Induction into the Guild of Copy Editors Hall of FameEdit

Congratulations on your induction into the Guild of Copy Editors Hall of Fame! Over the ten years of the guild's existence, just eight editors have been awarded this honor. You were nominated by Reidgreg, whose description of your contributions read as follows:

For long and distinguished service: ten years with the Guild and nine consecutive terms as Coordinator (since July 2016), quality copy-editing, gnomishly updating drive statistics, guiding new members, helping to keep this "favorite corner of the Wikipedia community" a drama-free zone, and so much more. I feel that it is more than warranted to recognize this dedication and nominate Tdslk to be inducted into the illustrious ranks of the GOCE Hall of Fame.

Thank you for your service over the years. – Jonesey95 (talk) 17:16, 4 January 2021 (UTC)

There's the userbox {{User GOCE Hall of Fame}} for bragging rights. Cheers! – Reidgreg (talk) 17:37, 4 January 2021 (UTC)

GOCE January 2021 Drive blingEdit

  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copy edits totaling over 20,000 words (including bonus and rollover words) during the GOCE January 2021 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Reidgreg (talk) 18:42, 15 February 2021 (UTC)

Guild of Copy Editors February 2021 Blitz BarnstarEdit

  The Cleanup Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copy edits totaling over 6,000 words (including rollover words) during the GOCE February 2021 Copy Editing Blitz. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! – Jonesey95 (talk) 15:49, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

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copy editing templateEdit

Can you take a look at the article Tove Meyer, if it is in good shape, then you can remove the copy edit tag. I have asked User:Utopes for help [1] but the user seem to be inactive. --Vannucci (talk) 09:34, 3 June 2021 (UTC)

GOCE June 2021 newsletterEdit

Guild of Copy Editors June 2021 Newsletter
 

Hello and welcome to the June newsletter, our first newsletter of 2021, which is a brief update of Guild activities since December 2020. To unsubscribe, follow the link at the bottom of this box.

Current events

Election time: Voting in our mid-year Election of Coordinators opened on 16 June and will conclude at the end of the month. GOCE coordinators normally serve a six-month term and are elected on an approval basis. Have your say and show support here.

June Blitz: Our June copy-editing blitz is underway and will conclude on 26 June.

Drive and blitz reports

January Drive: 28 editors completed 324 copy edits totalling 714,902 words. At the end of the drive, the backlog had reached a record low of 52 articles. (full results)

February Blitz: 15 editors completed 48 copy edits totalling 142,788 words. (full results)

March Drive: 29 editors completed 215 copy edits totalling 407,736 words. (full results)

April Blitz: 12 editors completed 23 copy edits totalling 56,574 words. (full results)

May Drive: 29 editors completed 356 copy edits totalling 479,013 words. (full results)

Other news

Progress report: as of 26 June, GOCE participants had completed 343 Requests since 1 January. The backlog has fluctuated but remained in control, with a low of 52 tagged articles at the end of January and a high of 620 articles in mid-June.

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, Dhtwiki, Miniapolis, Tenryuu and Twofingered Typist, and from member Reidgreg.

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July drive blingEdit

  Guild of Copy Editors Leaderboard Award: Total Articles, 3rd Place
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copyediting 17 articles during the GOCE July 2021 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Miniapolis 13:35, 6 August 2021 (UTC)
  Guild of Copy Editors Leaderboard Award: Old Articles, 3rd Place
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copyediting 12 old articles during the GOCE July 2021 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Miniapolis 13:35, 6 August 2021 (UTC)
  The Cleanup Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copy edits totaling over 12,000 words (including bonus and rollover words) during the GOCE July 2021 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Miniapolis 13:35, 6 August 2021 (UTC)

August 2021 GOCE blitz awardEdit

  The Minor Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copy edits totaling between 1 and 1,999 words (including rollover words) during the GOCE August 2021 Copy Editing Blitz. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Dhtwiki (talk) 01:30, 27 August 2021 (UTC)

September 2021 Guild of Copy Editors newsletterEdit

Guild of Copy Editors September 2021 Newsletter
 

Hello and welcome to the September GOCE newsletter, a brief update of Guild activities since June 2021.

                 Current and upcoming events

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!

Drive and Blitz reports

June Blitz: From 20 to 26 June, 6 participating editors claimed 16 copy edits, focusing on requests and articles tagged in March and April. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

July Drive: Almost 575,000 words of articles were copy edited for this event. Of the 24 people who signed up, 18 copyedited at least one article. Final results and awards are listed here.

August Blitz: From 15 to 21 August, we copy edited articles tagged in April and May 2021 and requests. 9 participating editors completed 17 copy edits on the blitz. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Other news

June election: Jonesey95 was chosen to continue as lead coordinator, assisted by Dhtwiki, Tenryuu, and Miniapolis.

New maintenance template added to our project scope: After a short discussion in June, we added {{cleanup tense}} to the list of maintenance templates that adds articles to the Guild's copy editing backlog categories. This change added 198 articles, spread over 97 months of backlog, to our queue. We processed all of those articles except for those from the three or four most recent months during the July backlog elimination drive (Here's a link to a "tense" discussion during the drive).

Progress report: As of 18:26, 24 September 2021 (UTC), GOCE copyeditors have processed 468 requests since 1 January and there were 60 requests awaiting completion on the Requests page. The backlog of articles tagged for copy-editing stood at 433 (see monthly progress graph above).

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, Dhtwiki, Tenryuu, and Miniapolis.

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September drive blingEdit

  The Working Wikipedian's Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copy edits totaling over 8,000 words (including bonus and rollover words) during the GOCE September 2021 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 20:29, 4 October 2021 (UTC)

October 2021 GOCE blitz awardEdit

  The Modest Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copy edits totaling over 2,000 words (including rollover words) during the GOCE October 2021 Copy Editing Blitz. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Dhtwiki (talk) 01:21, 27 October 2021 (UTC)

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November drive blingEdit

  The Cleanup Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copy edits totaling over 12,000 words (including bonus and rollover words) during the GOCE November 2021 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 21:38, 3 December 2021 (UTC)


  Guild of Copy Editors Leaderboard Award: Total Articles, 5th Place
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copyediting 6 articles during the GOCE November 2021 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 21:38, 3 December 2021 (UTC)


  Guild of Copy Editors Leaderboard Award: Old Articles, 3rd Place
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copyediting 4 old articles during the GOCE November 2021 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! —Tenryuu 🐲 ( 💬 • 📝 ) 21:38, 3 December 2021 (UTC)

December 2021 GOCE NewsletterEdit

Guild of Copy Editors December 2021 Newsletter
 

Hello and welcome to the December GOCE newsletter, a brief update of Guild activities since September 2021.

                 Current and upcoming events

Election time: Our end-of-year election of coordinators opened for nominations on 1 December and will close on 15 December at 23:59 (UTC). Voting opens at 00:01 the following day and will continue until 31 December at 23:59, just before "Auld Lang Syne". 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.

December Blitz: We have scheduled a week-long copy-editing blitz for 12 to 18 December. Sign up now!

Drive and Blitz reports

September Drive: Almost 400,000 words of articles were copy edited for this event. Of the 27 people who signed up, 21 copyedited at least one article. Final results and awards are listed here.

October Blitz: From 17 to 23 October, we copy edited articles tagged in May and June 2021 and requests. 8 participating editors completed 26 copy edits on the blitz. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

November Drive: Over 350,000 words of articles were copy edited for this event. Of the 21 people who signed up, 14 copyedited at least one article. Final results and awards are listed here.

Other news

It is with great sadness that we report the death on 19 November of Twofingered Typist, who was active with the Guild almost daily for the past several years. His contributions long exceeded the thresholds for the Guild's highest awards, and he had a hand in innumerable good and featured article promotions as a willing collaborator. Twofingered Typist also served as a Guild coordinator from July 2019 to June 2021. He is sorely missed by the Wikipedia community.

Progress report: As of 30 November, GOCE copyeditors have completed 619 requests in 2021 and there were 51 requests awaiting completion on the Requests page. The backlog stood at 946 articles tagged for copy-editing (see monthly progress graph above).

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, Dhtwiki, Tenryuu, and Miniapolis.

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Translation issueEdit

Perhaps you would know how to find where a question like this would be answered. I know it's about a month old but I'm behind reading the Help Desk archives and I like to see if there's a way to answer questions that didn't get a response.— Vchimpanzee • talk • contributions • 21:57, 22 December 2021 (UTC)

Hi @Vchimpanzee: I'm afraid I don't know. The focus of the question is about attributions for tools and whatnot, and I don't know much about that. Cheers, Tdslk (talk) 02:43, 23 December 2021 (UTC)

January 2022 GOCE drive awardsEdit

  The (old school) League of Copy Editors Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copy edits totaling over 30,000 words (including bonus and rollover words) during the GOCE January 2022 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Dhtwiki (talk) 02:00, 3 February 2022 (UTC)
  Guild of Copy Editors Leaderboard Award: Total Articles, 4th Place
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copyediting 12 articles during the GOCE January 2022 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Dhtwiki (talk) 02:00, 3 February 2022 (UTC)
  Guild of Copy Editors Leaderboard Award: Long Articles, 3rd Place
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copyediting 2 long articles during the GOCE January 2022 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Dhtwiki (talk) 02:00, 3 February 2022 (UTC)
  Guild of Copy Editors Leaderboard Award: Longest Article, 4th Place
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copyediting one of the five longest articles – 10,068 words – during the GOCE January 2022 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Dhtwiki (talk) 02:00, 3 February 2022 (UTC)

You're Invited! Writing Black History of the Pacific Northwest into WikipediaEdit

On, Friday, February 25, 2022, Oregon State University will be hosting an online editathon focused on Black history of the Pacific Northwest. You can learn more here and/or register here. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:26, 23 February 2022 (UTC)

Portland Art+Feminism Edit-a-thon: March 12, 2022Edit

You are invited! An Art+Feminism Wikipedia edit-a-thon will be held in Portland, Oregon, on March 12, 2022. Learn more here!

Wikipedia is one of the most-visited sites on the internet—and it’s created by people who volunteer their time to write and edit pages. Learn how to edit Wikipedia and be a part of shaping our understanding of our world. In this workshop, volunteer Wikipedia editors will be on hand to train participants on how to get started editing pages and offer ideas for which pages you can pitch in to help improve. Show up at any point during the four hours to get started!

Also: Free burritos!! We will be providing vegan, vegetarian, and meat burritos from food cart Loncheria Las Mayos. Alder Commons has a large, fenced playground. Children are welcome! Some computers will be available to borrow, but if you have a laptop, please bring it to use. We will also be leading an online training for new editors at 11am-12pm PST. Please feel free to join that training if you are not able to show up IRL.

This event is part of the international month of events organized by Art+Feminism, which is building a community of activists committed to closing information gaps related to gender, feminism, and the arts, beginning with Wikipedia. MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 14:37, 8 March 2022 (UTC)

Precious anniversaryEdit

Precious
 
Four years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:51, 2 April 2022 (UTC)

March drive blingEdit

  Guild of Copy Editors Leaderboard Award: Total Articles, 5th Place
This Leaderboard Barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copyediting 7 articles during the GOCE March 2022 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Miniapolis 20:18, 2 April 2022 (UTC)
  The Modest Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copy edits totaling over 4,000 words (including bonus and rollover words) during the GOCE March 2022 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Miniapolis 20:18, 2 April 2022 (UTC)

GOCE April 2022 newsletterEdit

Guild of Copy Editors April 2022 Newsletter
 

Hello and welcome to the April newsletter, a brief update of Guild activities since December 2021.

Election results: Jonesey95 retired as lead coordinator. Reidgreg was approved to fill this role after an 18-month absence from the coordinator team, and Baffle gab1978 was chosen as an assistant coordinator following a one-year break. Dhtwiki, Miniapolis and Tenryuu continued on as long-standing assistant coordinators.

January Drive: Of the 22 editors who signed up, 16 editors claimed 146 copy edits including 45 requests. (details)

February Blitz: This one-week effort focused on requests and a theme of Africa and African diaspora history. Of the 12 editors who signed up, 6 editors recorded 21 copy edits, including 4 requests. (details)

March Drive: Of the 28 editors who signed up, 18 claimed 116 copy edits including 25 requests. (details)

April Blitz: This one-week copy editing event has been scheduled for 17–23 April, sign up now!

Progress report: As of 11 April, copy editors have removed approximately 500 articles from the backlog and completed 127 copy-editing requests during 2022. The backlog has been hovering at about 1,100 tagged articles for the past six months.

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, Dhtwiki, Miniapolis and Tenryuu

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May drive blingEdit

  The Minor Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Tdslk for copy edits totaling between 1 and 3,999 words (including bonus and rollover words) during the GOCE May 2022 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Miniapolis 02:31, 10 June 2022 (UTC)

June GOCE newsletterEdit

Guild of Copy Editors June 2022 Newsletter
 

Hello and welcome to the June 2022 newsletter, a quarterly digest of Guild activities since April 2022. Don't forget you can unsubscribe at any time; see below.

Blitz: of the 16 editors who signed up for our April Copy Editing Blitz, 12 completed at least one copy-edit, and between them removed 21 articles from the copy-editing backlog. Barnstars awarded are here.

Drive: 27 editors signed up for our May Backlog Elimination Drive; of these, 20 copy-edited at least one article. 144 articles were copy-edited, and 88 articles from our target months August and September 2021 were removed from the backlog. Barnstars awarded are here.

Blitz: our June Copy Editing Blitz, starting at 00:01, 19 June and closing at 00:59, 25 June (UTC), will focus on articles tagged for copy edit in September and October 2021, and requests from March, April and May 2022. Barnstars awarded will be posted here.

Progress report: As of 07:12, 14 June 2022 (UTC), GOCE copyeditors have completed 209 requests since 1 January and the backlog stands at 1,404 articles.

Election news: Nominations for our half-yearly Election of Coordinators continues until 23:50 on 15 June (UTC), after which, voting will commence until 23:59, 30 June (UTC). All Wikipedians in good standing (active and not blocked, banned, or under ArbCom or community sanctions) are eligible and self-nominations are welcomed.

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, Dhtwiki, Miniapolis and Tenryuu

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