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NOTICE: I edit almost exclusively on highly contentious topics and have managed to do so without quitting or incurring sanction for almost ten years. I have skin as thick as a nrhino and the determination of a pit bull. I You may not like my edits but threats of adverse action are prima facie ridiculous because I follow policy and try to be considerate. I recommend that you do so as well.

If you are intending to correct my editing the default location is the talk page of the pertinent article and you may wish to "pinge" me if you wish to invite my comment or participation. I usually watch a good number of pages and might not get to the relevant edit as rapidly if you do not do so. You may also use a talk back template to direct discussion onto your own Talk Page at your option. Please note that I have been around for quite a few years and have managed to stay out of trouble so threats to ANI me because I have violated your sense of WP:IDONTLIKEIT are not likely to be efficacious. However, if you think that you have collected enough grievances feel free to take it to ANI. I suggest you familiarize yourself first with the concept of WP:BOOMERANG as the sysops are really too busy to waste time with whiners who are WP:NOTHERE

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Special interestsEdit

I line WP:RSN at the moment as there are significant issues on coverage of the 2014 Russian intervention in Ukraine War in Donbass which IMHO go to the core of Wikipedia philosophy. I am also interested in epidemiology, virology, zoological pathologyUnited States Navy USAF and related topics.

welcomeEdit

Welcome! I will be down for the holiday but be assured back editing with a vengeance in 2011. Please bear with me and be constructive with edits to my work in progress. I will check occasionally during the inter-semester break. Our university is shutting down and until I buy a new laptop I am disabled from intensive editing.


I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Where to ask a question, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Again, welcome! --Rockero 17:57, 4 February 2006 (UTC)

DELETION DISPUTE #1: Deleted While In Progress, Amicably ResolvedEdit

  • Hi. I just checked the deletion log and it was deleted for a lack of content and citations. However, not to worry about recovery. I can do that for you and put an "under construction" tag on it. Only be a moment. PMDrive1061 (talk) 01:13, 22 December 2010 (UTC)
    • All set. You're good to go. Sorry about the inconvenience. PMDrive1061 (talk) 01:15, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

I'm glad it worked out. Enjoy your time off and again, sorry about the inconvenience. I really should have checked your edit history before I pulled the trigger. A merry Christmas to you. :) --PMDrive1061 (talk) 01:27, 22 December 2010 (UTC)

  Resolved: every dispute should end this way

Wikidgood (talk) 00:07, 7 February 2011 (UTC)

Peace Doves are cool and seasonalEdit

Wikidgood (talk) 22:29, 23 December 2010 (UTC)


Thank you for the lovely thought...Edit

That was one of the nicest things I've ever received on my talk page. Please feel free to look me up if I can be of any help. PMDrive1061


Due to insertion under existing section, tildes did not create a signature on the above entry. Interesting approach, but you did not address my concerns.

For the record: History shows that the above was NOT who I thought it was: 19:37, 24 December 2010 PMDrive1061 (talk | contribs) (6,561 bytes) (→Thank you for the lovely thought...: new section)

  Resolved: Post did not appear until removal of template

GOCE drive newsletterEdit

Invitation from the Guild of Copy Editors

The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in their September 2011 Backlog elimination drive, a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy editing backlog. The drive will begin on September 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and will end on September 30 at 23:59 (UTC). We will be tracking the number of 2010 articles in the backlog, as we want to copy edit as many of those as possible. Please consider copy editing an article that was tagged in 2010. Barnstars will be given to anyone who edits more than 4,000 words, with special awards for the top 5 in the categories "Number of articles", "Number of words", and "Number of articles of over 5,000 words". See you at the drive! – Your drive coordinators: Diannaa, Chaosdruid, The Utahraptor, Slon02, and SMasters.

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GOCE drive newsletterEdit

Invitation from the Guild of Copy Editors

The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in their November 2011 Backlog elimination drive, a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on November 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on November 30 at 23:59 (UTC). We will be tracking the number of 2010 articles (and specifically will be targeting the oldest three months), as we want to copy edit as many of these as possible. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits more than 4,000 words, and special awards will be given to the top 5 in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", and "Number of articles of over 5,000 words". We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Diannaa, Chaosdruid, The Utahraptor, Slon02, and SMasters.

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GOCE newsletterEdit

Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors

Elections are currently underway for our third tranche of Guild coordinators. The voting period will run for 14 days: 00:01 UTC, 16 December – 23:59 UTC, 31 December. All GOCE members, as well as past participants of any of the Guild's Backlog elimination drives, are eligible to vote. There are five candidates vying for four positions. Your vote really matters! Cast your vote today.

Sent on behalf of the Guild of Copy Editors using AWB on 11:41, 21 December 2011 (UTC)

GOCE 2011 Year-End ReportEdit

Guild of Copy Editors 2011 Year-End Report

We have reached the end of the year, and what a year it has been! The Guild of Copy Editors was full of activity, and we achieved numerous important milestones in 2011. Read all about these in the Guild's 2011 Year-End Report.

Highlights
  • Membership grows to 764 editors, an increase of 261
  • Report on coordinators' elections
  • Around 1,000 articles removed through six Backlog elimination drives
  • Guild Plans for 2012
  • Requests page report
  • Sign up for the January 2012 Backlog elimination drive!


Get your copy of the Guild's 2011 Year-End Report here
On behalf of the Guild, we take this opportunity to wish you Season's Greetings and Happy New Year. We look forward to your support in 2012!
– Your 2011 Coordinators: Diannaa (lead), The Utahraptor, and Slon02 and SMasters (emeritus).

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GOCE March copy edit driveEdit

Invitation from the Guild of Copy Editors

The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in their March 2012 Backlog elimination drive, a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on March 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on March 31 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goal for the drive will be to eliminate the remaining 2010 articles from the queue. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits more than 4,000 words, and special awards will be given to the top 5 in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", and "Number of articles of over 5,000 words". We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Dank, Diannaa, Stfg, and Coordinator emeritus SMasters. 19:57, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

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GOCE March drive newsletterEdit

Guild of Copy Editors March 2012 backlog elimination drive update
 
GOCE March 2012 Backlog Elimination progress graphs

Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors March 2012 Backlog elimination drive! Here's the mid-drive newsletter.

Participation: We have had 58 people sign up for this drive so far, which compares favorably with our last drive, and 27 have copy-edited at least one article. If you have signed up but have not yet copy-edited any articles, please consider doing so. Every bit helps! If you haven't signed up yet, it's not too late. Join us!

Progress report: Our target of completing the 2010 articles has almost been reached, with only 56 remaining of the 194 we had at the start of the drive. The last ones are always the most difficult, so thank you if you are able to help copy-edit any of the remaining articles. We have reduced the total backlog by 163 articles so far.

Special thanks: Special thanks to Stfg, who has been going through the backlog and doing some preliminary vetting of the articles—removing copyright violations, doing initial clean-up, and nominating some for deletion. This work has helped make the drive a more pleasant experience for all our volunteers.

Your drive coordinators – Dianna (talk), Stfg (talk), and Dank (talk)

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GOCE March drive wrap-upEdit

Guild of Copy Editors March 2012 backlog elimination drive
 
GOCE March 2012 Backlog Elimination progress graph

Greetings from the Guild of Copy Editors March 2012 Backlog elimination drive! This is the most successful drive we have had for quite a while. Here is your end-of-drive wrap-up newsletter.

Participation

Of the 70 people who signed up for this drive, 40 copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Special acknowledgement goes out to Lfstevens, who did over 200 articles, most of them in the last third of the drive, and topped all three leaderboard categories. You're a superstar! Stfg and others have been pre-checking the articles for quality and conformance to Wikipedia guidelines; some have been nominated for deletion or had some preliminary clean-up done to help make the copy-edit process more fun and appealing. Thanks to all who helped get those nasty last few articles out of the target months.

Progress report

During this drive we were successful in eliminating our target months—October, November, and December 2010—from the queue, and have now eliminated all the 2010 articles from our list. We were able to complete 500 articles this month! End-of-drive results and barnstar information can be found here.

When working on the backlog, please keep in mind that there are options other than copy-editing available; some articles may be candidates for deletion, or may not be suitable for copy-editing at this time for other reasons. The {{GOCEreviewed}} tag can be placed on any article you find to be totally uneditable, and you can nominate for deletion any that you discover to be copyright violations or completely unintelligible. If you need help deciding what to do, please contact any of the coordinators.

Thank you for participating in the March 2012 drive! All contributions are appreciated. Our next copy-edit drive will be in May.

Your drive coordinators – Dianna (Talk), Stfg (Talk), and Dank (talk)

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GOCE May copy edit driveEdit

Invitation from the Guild of Copy Editors

The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in their May 2012 Backlog elimination drive, a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on May 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on May 31 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goal for the drive will be to eliminate January, February, and March 2011 from the queue. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits more than 4,000 words, and special awards will be given to the top 5 in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", and "Number of articles of over 5,000 words". We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Dank, Diannaa, and Stfg.

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GOCE May mid-drive newsletterEdit

Guild of Copy Editors May 2012 backlog elimination drive mid-drive newsletter
 

Participation: Out of 49 people signed up for this drive so far, 26 have copy-edited at least one article. It's a smaller group than last drive, but we're making good progress. If you've signed up but haven't yet copy-edited any articles, please consider doing so. Every bit helps! If you haven't signed up yet, it's not too late. Join us!

Progress report: We're on track to meet our targets for the drive, largely due to the efforts of Lfstevens and the others on the leaderboard. Thanks to all. We have reduced our target group of articles—January, February, and March 2011—by over half, and it looks like we will achieve that goal. Good progress is being made on the overall backlog as well, with over 500 articles copy-edited during the drive so far. The total backlog currently sits at around 3200 articles.

Hall of Fame: GOCE coordinator Diannaa was awarded a spot in the GOCE Hall of Fame this month! She has copy-edited over 1567 articles during these drives, and surpassed the 1,000,000-word mark on May 5. On to the second million! – Your drive coordinators: Dank, Diannaa and Stfg

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GOCE May drive wrap-upEdit

Guild of Copy Editors May 2012 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
 

Participation: Out of 54 people who signed up this drive, 32 copy-edited at least one article. Last drive's superstar, Lfstevens, again stood out, topping the leader board in all three categories and copy-editing over 700 articles. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: We were once again successful in our primary goal—removing the oldest three months from the backlog—while removing 1166 articles from the queue, the second-most in our history. The total backlog currently sits at around 2600 articles, down from 8323 when we started out just over two years ago.

Coodinator election: The six-month term for our third tranche of Guild coordinators will be expiring at the end of June. We will be accepting nominations for the fourth tranche of coordinators, who will also serve a six-month term. Nominations will open starting on June 5. For complete information, please have a look at the election page. – Your drive coordinators: Dank, Diannaa, and Stfg

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GOCE July 2012 Copy Edit DriveEdit

Invitation from the Guild of Copy Editors

The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in their July 2012 Backlog elimination drive, a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on July 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on July 31 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goals are to eliminate the articles tagged in April, May and June 2011 from the queue and to complete all requests placed before the end of June. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits more than 4,000 words, and special awards will be given to the top 6 in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", "Number of articles of over 5,000 words", "Number of articles tagged in April–June 2011", and "Longest article". We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Dank, Diannaa and Stfg.

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GOCE July 2012 mid-drive newsletterEdit

Guild of Copy Editors July 2012 backlog elimination drive mid-drive newsletter
 

Participation: Out of 37 people signed up for this drive so far, 25 have copy-edited at least one article. It's a smaller group than last drive, but we're making good progress. If you've signed up but haven't yet copy-edited any articles, every bit helps; if you haven't signed up yet, it's not too late. Join us!

Progress report: We're almost on track to meet our targets for the drive. Great work, guys. We have reduced our target group of articles—May, June, and July 2011—by about 40%, and the overall backlog has been reduced by 264 articles so far, to around 2500 articles.

Copy Edit of the Month: Starting in August, your best copy-editing work of the month will be eligible for fabulous prizes! See here for details. – Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.

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GOCE July drive wrap-upEdit

Guild of Copy Editors July 2012 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
 

Participation: Out of 45 people who signed up this drive, 31 have copy-edited at least one article. Lfstevens continues to carry most of the weight, having edited 360 articles and over a quarter of a million words already. Thanks to all who have participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, will be available early in August here.

Progress report: We are once again very close to achieving in our primary goal—removing the oldest three months from the backlog. Only 35 such articles remain at press time. The total backlog currently sits at under 2400 articles, down from 8323 when we started out over two years ago. We are just two articles away from completing all requests made before July 2012 (both are in progress).

Copy Edit of the Month: Starting in August, you'll be able to submit your best copy-editing work for palaver, praise, and prizes. See here for details. – Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.

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GOCE news and September drive invitationEdit

Invitation from the Guild of Copy Editors

The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in its events:

  • The August 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is currently in the submissions stage. Submit your best August copy edit there before the end of the month. Submissions end, and discussion and voting begin, on September 1 at 00:00 (UTC).
  • September 2012 Backlog elimination drive is a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on September 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on September 30 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goals are to copy edit the articles tagged longest ago and to complete all requests placed before the end of August. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits at least one article, and special awards will be given to the top six in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", "Number of articles of over 5,000 words", "Number of articles tagged longest ago", and "Longest article". This drive features a much easier signup process. We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.
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GOCE September activitiesEdit

Reminders from the Guild of Copy Editors

A quick reminder of our current events:

  • The August 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is in the discussion and voting stage until midnight September 14 (UTC).
  • The September 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is in the submissions stage until midnight September 30 (UTC), when discussion and voting begin.
  • The September 2012 Backlog elimination drive is now underway! The event runs until midnight September 30 (UTC). The goal is to copy edit articles with the oldest tags and complete all requests placed before September. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who participates, with special awards given to the top five in the following categories: "Total articles", "Total words", "Total articles over 5,000 words", "Total articles tagged longest ago", and "Longest article". – Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.

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GOCE mid-drive newsletterEdit

Guild of Copy Editors September 2012 backlog elimination drive mid-drive newsletter
 

  • Participation: Out of 37 people signed up for this drive so far, 19 have copy-edited at least one article, about the same as the last drive. If you've signed up but haven't yet copy-edited any articles, every bit helps; if you haven't signed up yet, it's not too late. Join us!
  • Progress report: We're almost on track to meet our targets for the drive. Great work, guys. We have reduced our target group of articles—August, September, and October 2011—by about 44%, and the overall backlog has been reduced by 58 articles so far, to around 2600 articles. The biggest difference between this drive and the previous one is a stronger focus on large articles, so total word counts are still comparable.
  • Don't forget about the Copy Edit of the Month contests! Voting for the August contest has been extended through the end of the month. You don't have to make a submission to vote!
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GOCE September 2012 drive wrap-upEdit

Guild of Copy Editors September 2012 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
 

Participation: Out of 41 people who signed up this drive, 28 copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: We achieved our primary goal of clearing July, August, September and October 2011 from the backlog. This means that, for the first time since the drives began, the backlog is less than a year. At least 677 tagged articles were copy edited, although 365 new ones were added during the month. The total backlog at the end of the month was 2341 articles, down from 8323 when we started out over two years ago. We completed all 54 requests outstanding before September 2012 as well as eight of those made in September.

Copy Edit of the Month: Voting is now over for the August 2012 competition, and prizes will be issued soon. The September 2012 contest is closed for submissions and open for voting. The October 2012 contest is now open for submissions. Everyone is welcome to submit entries and to vote.

– Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.

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GOCE fall newsletterEdit

Fall Events from the Guild of Copy Editors

The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in its events:

  • The October 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is currently in the submissions stage. Submit your best October copy edit there before the end of the month. Submissions end, and discussion and voting begin, on November 1 at 00:00 (UTC).
  • Voting is in progress for the September 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest. Everyone is welcome to vote, whether they have entered the contest or not.
  • NEW!! In the week from Sunday 21 October to Saturday 27 October, we are holding a Project Blitz, in which we will copy edit articles tagged with {{copyedit}} belonging to selected project(s). For the first blitz, we'll start with WikiProject Olympics and WikiProject Albums and add more Projects to the blitz as we clear them. The blitz works much like our bimonthly drives, but a bit simpler. Everyone is welcome to take part, and barnstars will be awarded.
  • November 2012 Backlog elimination drive is a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on November 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on November 30 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goals are to copy edit all articles tagged in 2011 and to complete all requests placed before the end of October. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits at least one article, and special awards will be given to the top five in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", "Number of articles of over 5,000 words", "Number of articles tagged in 2011", and "Longest article". We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.
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GOCE November 2012 copy edit drive updateEdit

Guild of Copy Editors November 2012 backlog elimination drive mid-drive newsletter
 

  • Participation: Out of 31 people signed up for this drive so far, 22 have copy-edited at least one article. If you've signed up but haven't yet copy-edited any articles, every bit helps; if you haven't signed up yet, it's not too late. Join us!
  • Progress report: We're on track to meet our targets for the drive. We have reduced our target group of articles—November and December 2011—by over 50%, and 34 of the the 56 requests made in September and October this year have already been fulfilled. However, the rate of tagging for copy edit has increased, and this month we are just keeping the size of the backlog stable. So, all you copy editors, please do come along and help us!
  • The September 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest was won by Baffle gab1978 for his copy edit of Expulsion of the Acadians. Runner up was Gareth Griffith-Jones for his edit of I Could Fall in Love. Congratulations to both.
  • The October 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is in the discussion and voting stage until midnight November 30 (UTC). You don't have to make a submission to vote!
  • November 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is in the submissions stage until midnight November 30 (UTC), when discussion and voting begin.
  • Seasonal oversight: We had a slight fall from grace in the title of our last newletter, which mentioned the season in the northern hemisphere and thus got it wrong for the southern. Fortunately an observant GOCE member was ready to spring into action to advise us. Thanks! In future we'll stay meteorologically neutral.
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GOCE November drive wrap-upEdit

Guild of Copy Editors November 2012 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
 

Participation: Thanks to all who participated! Out of 38 people who signed up this drive, 33 copy-edited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here. All the barnstars have now been distributed.

Progress report: We achieved our primary goal of clearing November and December 2011 from the backlog. For the first time since the drives began, the backlog consists only of articles tagged in the current year. The total backlog at the end of the month was 2690 articles, down from 8323 when we started out over two years ago. We completed all 56 requests outstanding before November 2012 as well as eight of those made in November.

Copy Edit of the Month: Voting is now over for the October 2012 competition, and prizes have been issued. The November 2012 contest is closed for submissions and open for voting. The December 2012 contest is now open for submissions. Everyone is welcome to submit entries and to vote.

Coodinator election: The six-month term for our fourth tranche of Guild coordinators will expire at the end of December. Nominations are open for the fifth tranche of coordinators, who will serve from 1 January to 30 June 2013. For complete information, please have a look at the election page.

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GOCE mid-December newsletterEdit

End of Year Events from the Guild of Copy Editors

The Guild of Copy Editors invites you to participate in its events:

  • The December 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest is currently in the submissions stage. Submit your best December copy edit there before the end of the month. Submissions end, and discussion and voting begin, on January 1 at 00:00 (UTC).
  • Voting is in progress for the November 2012 Copy Edit of the Month Contest. Everyone is welcome to vote, whether they have entered the contest or not.
  • From Sunday 16 December to Saturday 22 December, we are holding a Project Blitz, in which we will copy edit articles tagged with {{copyedit}} from January 2012. The blitz works much like our bimonthly drives, but a bit simpler. Everyone is welcome to take part, and barnstars will be awarded.
  • January 2013 Backlog elimination drive is a month-long effort to reduce the size of the copy edit backlog. The drive begins on January 1 at 00:00 (UTC) and ends on January 31 at 23:59 (UTC). Our goals are to copy edit all articles tagged in January, February, and March 2012 and complete all requests placed before the end of 2012. Barnstars will be awarded to anyone who copy edits at least one article, and special awards will be given to the top five in the following categories: "Number of articles", "Number of words", "Number of articles of over 5,000 words", "Number of articles tagged in January, February, and March 2012", and "Longest article". We hope to see you there! – Your drive coordinators: Stfg, Allens, and Torchiest.

Coodinator election: Nominations are open for candidates to serve as GOCE coordinators from 1 January to 30 June 2013. Nominations close on December 15 at 23:59 UTC, after which voting will run until the end of December. For complete information, please have a look at the election page.

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GOCE 2012 Annual ReportEdit

Guild of Copy Editors 2012 Annual Report
 

The GOCE has wrapped up another successful year of operations!

Our 2012 Annual Report is now ready for review.

– Your project coordinators: Torchiest, BDD, and Miniapolis

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GOCE mid-drive newsletter, January 2013Edit

Guild of Copy Editors January 2013 backlog elimination drive mid-drive newsletter
 

We are halfway through our January backlog elimination drive.

The mid-drive newsletter is now ready for review.

– Your project coordinators: Torchiest, BDD, and Miniapolis

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GOCE February 2013 newsletterEdit

Guild of Copy Editors February 2013 events newsletter
 

We are preparing to start our February requests blitz and March backlog elimination drive.

The February 2013 newsletter is now ready for review.

– Your project coordinators: Torchiest, BDD, and Miniapolis

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GOCE news: February 2013Edit

Guild of Copy Editors Wikipedia:WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors/Blitzes/February 2013 wrap-up
 

Participation: Out of 19 people who signed up for this blitz, 9 copy-edited at least one article. Thanks to all who participated! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: During the six-day blitz, we removed over twenty articles from the requests queue. Hope to see you at the March drive in a few days! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Torchiest, BDD and Miniapolis.

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Respiratory fluidsEdit

Wikidgood Thanks for the fast action. I was thinking the safest wording, as a disambiguationist rather than as a medical science expert, would be "microbes" "bacteria" "bacilli" "antigen" rather than respiratory fluids but I suppose I can live with it. The MTB is embedded in them. But I wonder if in some cases bacteria may be embedded in oral mucosa rather than respiratory fluid?Wikidgood (talk) 01:16, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

GOCE mid-March 2013 newsletterEdit

Guild of Copy Editors March 2013 backlog elimination drive mid-drive newsletter
 

We are halfway through our March backlog elimination drive.

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GOCE July 2013 news reportEdit

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GOCE Blitz wrap-up; join us for the November driveEdit

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Progress report: Articles tagged during the target months of December 2012 and January 2013 were reduced from 177 to 33, and the overall backlog was reduced by 13 articles. The total backlog was 2,902 articles at the end of March. On the Requests page during March, 26 copy edit requests were completed, all requests from January 2014 were completed, and the length of the queue was reduced by 11 articles.

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April blitz wrap-up and May copyediting drive invitationEdit

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GOCE June 2014 newsletterEdit

Guild of Copy Editors May 2014 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
 

Participation: Thanks to all who participated! Out of 51 people who signed up this drive, 33 copy edited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: We reduced our article backlog from 2,987 articles to 2,236 articles in May, the lowest backlog total since we began keeping records in 2009! Since at least 300 new articles were tagged during May, that means we copy edited over 1,000 articles in a single month. Amazing work, everyone!

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GOCE July drive and August blitzEdit

Guild of Copy Editors July 2014 backlog elimination drive wrap-up
 

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TrialedEdit

Here you go: http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/definition/american_english/trial and here http://www.merriam-webster.com/scrabble/finder/trialled (spelled both ways depending on American or British spelling). TylerDurden8823 (talk) 01:25, 19 October 2014 (UTC) LOL. Thanks. I think however the wording in the edit is more consistent with medical journals. LOL. Wikidgood (talk) 01:33, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

Whatever floats your boat, I just wanted to show you where it came from and that I didn't imagine it. TylerDurden8823 (talk) 06:25, 19 October 2014 (UTC)

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HitlerEdit

What edit warring? One deletion isn't "warring". re "the first sentence is nonsensical": The first sentence was nonsensical. There's nothing snide in that. It said "In popular culture, generates a high level of controversy". In popular culture what generates a high level of controversy? Hitler? Portrayals of Hitler? And, no, I don't really think Hitler is "controversial", nor are most portrayals of him. Controversy implies differing viewpoints, but the mainstream view of Hitler is fairly settled and uncontroversial. Other people can become controversial when they say something positive about him - e.g Louis Farrakhan. Paul B (talk) 09:49, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
It was an obvious typo, written on a dark keyboard while waiting for my train. The underlying point was not nonsense and the proper thing to do would be to correct the typo. Odd that you would not think that portrayals of Adolph Hitler have historically generated controversy. You are entitled to disagree if you think that cultural appearances of Hitler are never the object of conroversy, but per the citations at least some secondary sources have written on it. And it seems that you admit that controversy developes around the Hitler motif so why not modify it accordingly - I think that point is well taken on your part, and I have already said that I agree that the line needs modification. But unfortunately as per the "addiction" refered to on your User page, I believe, you are in these delete-rather-than-improve mode which is a common problkem on WP and which is against the guidelines if not indeed policies. So now that we have had our little go to on the matter I would say that you have the right idea about improving the line I am sure if you implemented your modification there would be some good support and at worst a BRD discussion. It seems rather obvious that Hitler sparks controversy -even this thread is part of the spinoff from his legacy of Kriegschaft; to note that in a phrase or sentence is really more a matter of framing the article since almost everyone on the planet has heard pro and con regarding the ever-controversial Chancellor of the notorious Third Reich. BTW I appreciate the phot on your User page quite a step above the usual. Cheers.Wikidgood (talk) 23:38, 21 October 2014 (UTC)
If you check my talk page you will see that my views do seem to be shared by other editors. It was far from clear what you intended to say in the first sentence. Some portrayals of Hitler have been controversial, but very few considering how many there are. Some portrayals of Churchill or Roosevelt have been controversial. Mixing up controversial portrayals with controversy about the person indicates confused thinking. Your other comments about my "delete-rather-than-improve mode" indicate utter ignorance. Look at edits before making such remarks. The truth is, as other editors have pointed out, your contribution was inherently confused and basically unhelpful. It was challenged and deleted by several editors. Paul B (talk) 06:53, 22 October 2014 (UTC)
No actually it was moved to a subarticle but frankly I could care less. This topic is not my bag and I wish you would just let it go. THanks. Wikidgood (talk) 03:06, 28 October 2014 (UTC)
A subarticle that I then substantially improved, having removed the incoherent aspects of your additions. Paul B (talk) 21:30, 28 October 2014 (UTC)
Yes fine would you like a medal or a barnstar or something? Please stop bugging me you are writing nothing of interest. Wikidgood (talk) 20:54, 1 November 2014 (UTC)

Your RS commentEdit

Hello Wikidgood,

what do you mean with "As suggested by another editor, above. Just sayin'Wikidgood" ?. Can you elaborate?. If you like in RSN. Thanks in advance. --Keysanger (talk) 21:47, 24 October 2014 (UTC)

I have commented on a number of RSN threads I will parse them to see which one you are referring to, when I have time...Wikidgood (talk) 03:04, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

Ebola hat-linkEdit

As a recent proponent of expanding the hat-link, I thought I'd alert you to my attempt to renew the issue.--Froglich (talk) 21:47, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

This may appear to others to be WP:CANVASSING, which somewhat undermines efforts to reach consensus, so I will not be participating further in that discussion, thank you. This is directed towards both of you. Widefox; talk 02:07, 30 October 2014 (UTC)
What is this supposed to be some kind of warning directed towards me because you don't like something some other editor did?> Get a grip man. Besides, that is not what "canvassing" is, as I have edited on the topic. "Canvassing" is bring in people who have had no previous relationship to the topic. This is just a subject-matter ping and he is well within his rights. Wikidgood (talk) 21:00, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

Notice of Neutral point of view noticeboard discussionEdit

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Frequent flyerEdit

If in retrospectively you wish to continue to edit on HIV, AIDS and other disease, epidemiology and virology articles you will find that I am active on many of them and if you wish to participate in editing on those pages you will have to participate in collaborative discussions including ones which involve differences of opinion. I have no preference one way or another because I see nothing substantive in your editing so far, simply some of the most aggressive personal attacks which I have had to endure....<shrug> but that comes with the territory.Wikidgood (talk) 20:33, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

Off the LEASH?Edit

RE: HIV infection is already implied in AIDS - it's like referring to mammals and primates or to humans and women.

Nope. The cause of a consequence is not equivalent to the relationship of genera and subspecie.

Also, there are other forms of immune deficiency including SIV. ALso, there are HTLV-1 and HTLV-2 syndromes. That is why I do NOT actually oppose use of the term HIVAIDS at all, just, IMO, it is not the ideal title for the article. Every other WMF project agrees with me on that. Wikidgood (talk)

Yes, I agree that HIV infection can be seen as a different category of thing to HIV, AIDS and HIV/AIDS.
HIV is a virus, an type of infectious particle. AIDS is a disease, an abnormal bodily state. HIV/AIDS is also the name of a disease, one that incorporates both AIDS and also non-AIDS HIV disease. I would see an infection as distinct from a disease semantically speaking, but in the discussion on the talk page, HIV infection was being used as a direct synonym for HIV disease, and I was continuing that usage.
That blurring of the distinction between an infection (a type of interaction between a microbe and a host) and a disease (a type of abnormal bodily state) is precisely why I don't like HIV/AIDS to be defined as "Human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome": Disease = Infection + Subset of Disease makes no sense semantically. If you were going to expand the acronym HIV/AIDS you'd need to say something like "Acquired immune deficiency syndrome and also other disease states resulting from human immunodeficiency virus infection" or Disease = Subset of disease + all the other subsets of the disease. Personally, I don't think HIV/AIDS can be expanded this way, not without a lot of awkwardness anyway.
I'm not sure what you are getting at when you say, "there are other forms of immune deficiency including SIV. ALso, there are HTLV-1 and HTLV-2 syndromes". There are many different immune system diseases, including acquired and primary immunodeficiency diseases. HIV/AIDS is only one of those, albeit one of the most common. On A Leash (talk) 04:54, 15 November 2014 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CIV, November 2014Edit

 
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GOCE coordinator electionsEdit

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December 2014 GOCE newsletterEdit

Guild of Copy Editors December 2014 Newsletter
 

Drive: Thanks to everyone who participated in November's Backlog Elimination Drive. Of the 43 people who signed up for this drive, 26 copy edited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: The November Drive removed 26 requests from the Requests page and 509 articles from the {{copy edit}} backlog. We copy edited 83 articles tagged in the target months; July, August, and September 2013. Together with tag removals from articles unsuitable for copy editing, we eliminated July 2013 from the backlog and reduced August and September's tags to 61 and 70 respectively. As of 01:01, 1 December 2014 (UTC), the backlog stood at 1,974 articles, dipping below 2,000 for the first time in the Guild's history (see graph at right). Well done everyone!

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The Bugle: Issue CV, December 2014Edit

 
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Guild of Copy Editors Late December 2014 Newsletter
 

Blitz: Thanks to everyone who participated in the December Blitz. Of the 14 editors who signed up for the blitz, 11 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

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Merge discussion for Pit BullEdit

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Happy New Year Wikidgood!Edit

GOCE 2014 reportEdit

Guild of Copy Editors 2014 Annual Report
 

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Request for input on Adolf HitlerEdit

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The Bugle: Issue CVI, January 2015Edit

 
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February 2015 GOCE newsletterEdit

Guild of Copy Editors February 2015 Newsletter
 

Drive: Thanks to everyone who participated in January's Backlog Elimination Drive. Of the 38 people who signed up for this drive, 21 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: We were able to remove August 2013 from the general copyediting backlog and November 2014 from the request-page backlog. Many thanks, everyone!

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The Bugle: Issue CVII, February 2015Edit

 
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GOCE March newsletterEdit

Guild of Copy Editors March 2015 Newsletter
 

Blitz: Thanks to everyone who participated in the February Blitz. Of the 21 people who signed up, eight copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: The blitz removed 16 articles from the requests list, and we're almost done with December 2014. Many thanks, everyone!

Drive: The month-long March drive begins in about a week. Awards will be given to everyone who copyedits at least one article from the backlog. Sign up 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 Miniapolis, Jonesey95, Biblioworm and Philg88.

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The Bugle: Issue CVIII, March 2015Edit

 
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April 2015 GOCE newsletterEdit

Guild of Copy Editors April 2015 Newsletter
 

March drive: Thanks to everyone who participated in last month's backlog-reduction drive. Of the 38 people who signed up, 18 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

April blitz: The one-week April blitz, again targeting our long requests list, will run from April 19–25. Awards will be given to everyone who copyedits at least one article from the requests page. Sign up here!

May drive: The month-long May backlog-reduction drive, with extra credit for articles tagged in December 2013, January and February 2014 and all request articles, begins soon. Sign up now!

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Miniapolis, Jonesey95, Biblioworm and Philg88.

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The Bugle: Issue CIX, April 2015Edit

 
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The Bugle: Issue CX, May 2015Edit

 
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GOCE June 2015 newsletterEdit

Guild of Copy Editors June 2015 News
 

May drive: Thanks to everyone who participated in last month's backlog-reduction drive. Of the 38 people who signed up, 29 copyedited at least one article, and we got within 50 articles of our all-time low in the backlog. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Coordinator elections: Nominations are open through June 15 for GOCE coordinators, with voting from June 16–30. Self-nominations are welcome and encouraged.

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Miniapolis, Jonesey95, Biblioworm and Philg88.

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The Bugle: Issue CXI, June 2015Edit

 
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The Bugle: Issue CXII, July 2015Edit

 
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GOCE August 2015 newsletterEdit

Guild of Copy Editors August 2015 Newsletter
 

July drive: Thanks to everyone who participated in last month's backlog-reduction drive. Of the 24 people who signed up, 17 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

August blitz: The one-week April blitz, targeting biographical articles that have been tagged for copy editing for over a year, will run from August 16–22. Awards will be given to everyone who copyedits at least one article from the article list on the blitz page. Sign up 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, KieranTribe, Miniapolis, and Pax85.

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The Bugle: Issue CXIII, August 2015Edit

 
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The Bugle: Issue CXIV, September 2015Edit

 
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The Bugle: Issue CXV, October 2015Edit

 
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October 2015 GOCE newsletterEdit

Guild of Copy Editors October 2015 Newsletter
 

September drive: Thanks to everyone who participated in last month's backlog-reduction drive. Of the 25 editors who signed up, 18 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

October blitz: The one-week October blitz, targeting requests, has just concluded. Of the nine editors who signed up, seven copyedited at least one request; check your talk page for your barnstar!

The month-long November drive, focusing on our oldest backlog articles (June, July, and August 2014) and the October requests, is just around the corner. Hope to see you there!

Thanks again for your support; together, we can improve the encyclopedia! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators Jonesey95, Baffle gab1978, KieranTribe, Miniapolis and Pax85.

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The Bugle: Issue CXVI, November 2015Edit

 
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ArbCom elections are now open!Edit

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The Bugle: Issue CXVII, December 2015Edit

 
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Guild of Copy Editors 2015 End of Year ReportEdit

Guild of Copy Editors 2015 End of Year Report
 

Our 2015 End of Year Report is now ready for review.

Highlights:

  • Summary of Drives, Blitzes, and the Requests page;
  • New record lows in the article backlog and on the Requests page;
  • Coordinator election results;
  • Membership news;
  • Changes around the Guild's pages;
  • Plans for 2016.
– Your project coordinators: Jonesey95, Miniapolis and Baffle gab1978.
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The Bugle: Issue CXVIII, January 2016Edit

 
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The Bugle: Issue CXIX, February 2016Edit

 
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The Bugle: Issue CXX, March 2016Edit

 
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Guild of Copy Editors April 2016 NewsletterEdit

Guild of Copy Editors April 2016 Newsletter
 

March drive: Thanks to everyone who participated in last month's backlog-reduction drive. Of the 28 people who signed up, 21 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

April blitz: The one-week April blitz, again targeting our long requests list, will run from April 17–23. Awards will be given to everyone who copyedits at least one article from the requests page. Sign up here!

May drive: The month-long May backlog-reduction drive, with extra credit for articles tagged in March, April, and May 2015, and all request articles, begins May 1. Sign up now!

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, Miniapolis, and Baffle gab1978.

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The Bugle: Issue CXXI, April 2016Edit

 
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The Bugle: Issue CXXII, May–June 2016Edit

 
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June 2016 Guild of Copy Editors NewsletterEdit

Guild of Copy Editors June 2016 News
 

Hello everyone, welcome to the June 2016 GOCE newsletter. It's been a few months since we sent one out; we hope y'all haven't forgotten about the Guild! Your coordinators have been busy behind the scenes as usual, though real life has a habit of reducing our personal wiki-time. The May backlog reduction drive, the usual coordinating tasks and preparations for the June election are keeping us on our toes!

May drive: Thanks to everyone who participated in last month's record-setting backlog reduction drive. Of the 29 people who signed up, 16 copyedited at least one article, 197 copyedits were recorded on the drive page, and the copyedit backlog fell below 1,500 for the first time! Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

June Blitz: this one-week copy-editing blitz will occur from 12 June through 18 June; the themes will be video games and Asian geography.

Coordinator elections: It's election time again; how quickly they seem to roll around! Nominations for the next tranche of Guild coordinators, who will serve a six-month term that begins at 00:01 UTC on 1 July and ends at 23:59 UTC on 31 December, opens at 00:01 UTC on 1 June and closes at 23:59 UTC on 15 June. Voting takes place between 00:01 UTC on 16 June and 23:59 UTC on 30 June. If you'd like to assist behind the scenes, please consider stepping forward; self-nominations are welcomed and encouraged. All Wikipedia editors in good standing are eligible; remember it's your Guild, and it doesn't run itself!

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, Miniapolis and Baffle gab1978.

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Guild of Copy Editors July 2016 NewsEdit

Guild of Copy Editors July 2016 News
 

Hello everyone, and welcome to the July 2016 GOCE newsletter.

June Blitz: this one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 12 through 18 June; the themes were video games and Asian geography. Of the 18 editors who signed up, 11 removed 47 articles from the backlog. Barnstars and rollover totals are located here. Thanks to all editors who took part.

Coordinator elections: The second tranche of Guild coordinators for 2016, who will serve a six-month term until 23:59 UTC on 31 December, have been elected. Jonesey95 remains as your drama-free Lead Coordinator, and Corinne and Tdslk are your new assistant coordinators. For her long service to the Guild, Miniapolis has been enrolled in the GOCE Hall of Fame. Thanks to everyone who voted in the election; our next scheduled one occurs in December 2016. All Wikipedia editors in good standing are eligible; self-nominations are welcome and encouraged.

July Drive: Our month-long July Copy Editing Backlog Elimination Drive is now underway. Our aim is to remove articles tagged for copy-edit in April, May and June 2015, and to complete all requests on the GOCE Requests page from June 2016. The drive ends at 23:59 on 31 July 2016 (UTC).

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, Corinne and Tdlsk.

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The Bugle: Issue CXXIII, July 2016Edit

 
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Owner's hash inserted on front page corresponds to name and state of residence in the following form: First Initial Period Second Initial Last Name State of Residence it is an MD5 Obviously, does not constitute an absolute proof but if eventually I plea for help with password it may be helpful 153.215.172.167 (talk) Cheers, Wikidgood —Preceding undated comment added 10:41, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

PING! I am back in the swing of things.Edit

After a long hiatus, I recovered the email account linked hereto and voila! None of the drama associated with pleas to the administrators for special handling were needed. The hash posted from the IP is indeed valid and here, logged in, I hereby affirm such. A hash, by the way, is a good way to document your identity while logged in as it is a one-way encodation of any string such as your name. You can always prove it is yours but no one can read it and tell who you are. It works (hashes, that is)on material objects which you may wish to claim but prefer not to put your name on. Wikidgood (talk) 11:07, 31 July 2016 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXXIV, August 2016Edit

 
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The Bugle: Issue CXXV, September 2016Edit

 
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Guild of Copy Editors September 2016 NewsEdit

Guild of Copy Editors September 2016 News
 

Hello everyone, and welcome to the September 2016 GOCE newsletter.

>>> Sign up for the September Drive, already in progress! <<<

July Drive: The July drive was a roaring success. We set out to remove April, May, and June 2015 from our backlog (our 149 oldest articles), and by 23 July, we were done with those months. We added July 2015 (66 articles) and copy-edited 37 of those. We also handled all of the remaining Requests from June 2016. Well done! Overall, we recorded copy edits to 240 articles by 20 editors, reducing our total backlog to 13 months and 1,656 articles, the second-lowest month-end total ever.

August Blitz: this one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 21 through 27 August; the theme was sports-related articles in honor of the 2016 Summer Olympics. Of the eight editors who signed up, five editors removed 11 articles from the backlog. A quiet blitz – everyone must be on vacation. Barnstars and rollover totals are located here. Thanks to all editors who took part.

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, Corinne and Tdlsk.

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The Bugle: Issue CXXVI, October 2016Edit

 
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The Bugle: Issue CXXVII, November 2016Edit

 
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ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open!Edit

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The Bugle: Issue CXXVIII, December 2016Edit

 
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Guild of Copy Editors December 2016 NewsEdit

Guild of Copy Editors December 2016 News
 

Hello everyone, and welcome to the December 2016 GOCE newsletter. We had an October newsletter all set to go, but it looks like we never pushed the button to deliver it, so this one contains a few months of updates. We have been busy and successful!

Coordinator elections for the first half of 2017: Nominations are open for election of Coordinators for the first half of 2017. Please visit the election page to nominate yourself or another editor, and then return after December 15 to vote. Thanks for participating!

September Drive: The September drive was fruitful. We set out to remove July through October 2015 from our backlog (an ambitious 269 articles), and by the end of the month, we had cut that pile of oldest articles to just 83. We reduced our overall backlog by 97 articles, even with new copyedit tags being added to articles every day. We also handled 75% of the remaining Requests from August 2016. Overall, 19 editors recorded copy edits to 233 articles (over 378,000 words).

October Blitz: this one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 16 through 22 October; the theme was Requests, since the backlog was getting a bit long. Of the 16 editors who signed up, 10 editors completed 29 requests. Barnstars and rollover totals are located here. Thanks to all editors who took part.

November Drive: The November drive was a record-breaker! We set out to remove September through December 2015 from our backlog (239 articles), and by the end of the month, we had cut that pile of old articles to just 66, eliminating the two oldest months! We reduced our overall backlog by 523 articles, to a new record low of 1,414 articles, even with new tags being added to articles every day, which means we removed copy-editing tags from over 800 articles. We also handled all of the remaining Requests from October 2016. Officially, 14 editors recorded copy edits to 200 articles (over 312,000 words), but over 600 articles, usually quick fixes and short articles, were not recorded on the drive page.

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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, Corinne and Tdslk.

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December 2016Edit

/Graphic Removed//Your recent editing history shows that you are currently engaged in an edit war. To resolve the content dispute, please do not revert or change the edits of others when you are reverted. Instead of reverting, please use the talk page to work toward making a version that represents consensus among editors. The best practice at this stage is to discuss, not edit-war. See BRD for how this is done. If discussions reach an impasse, you can then post a request for help at a relevant noticeboard or seek dispute resolution. In some cases, you may wish to request temporary page protection.

Being involved in an edit war can result in your being blocked from editing—especially if you violate the three-revert rule, which states that an editor must not perform more than three reverts on a single page within a 24-hour period. Undoing another editor's work—whether in whole or in part, whether involving the same or different material each time—counts as a revert. Also keep in mind that while violating the three-revert rule often leads to a block, you can still be blocked for edit warring—even if you don't violate the three-revert rule—should your behavior indicate that you intend to continue reverting repeatedly. Niteshift36 (talk) 04:17, 10 December 2016 (UTC)

You are the one who is edit-warring and over-reverting. Your use of the fancy template does not change that fact. I notice that you also sanitized your own user page https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk:Niteshift36&action=historyWikidgood (talk) 04:21, 10 December 2016 (UTC)
You are subject to the 3RR as well. And no, I didn't "sanitize" my page, I removed your edit, just like I do with a majority of the edits made on my page, even my own. Niteshift36 (talk) 04:27, 10 December 2016 (UTC)
OK, I'll accept that. It is your page you can do as you wish. I think you posted just as I was posting the following. Let's cool it for a while this will look kind of pointless tommorow

My post to your talk page

" Thank you.Wikidgood (talk) 04:29, 10 December 2016 (UTC) I appreciate slowing the tempo a bit. Let's take another look at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:BOLD,_revert,_discuss_cycle Thanks again.Wikidgood (talk) 04:26, 10 December 2016 (UTC)

  • I know what I removed. Again, I seriously suggest you read WP:LEAD and see the difference between the lede you're thinking of and the lead Wikipedia uses. Niteshift36 (talk) 04:32, 10 December 2016 (UTC)
I am through with that discussion. Please comment on the proposed template removal in the article. I am likely to concur with your view or whatever everybody else thinks. You have a lot of WP expertise there is no need to beat the crap out my every prosecutable possible mis-statement & prove yourself right/superior/dominant or whatever. You do want to serve the process of doing BLP justice to Dr Ben Carson, correct? Let's do that thing man enough of this intramural bitching. Please,just let it go man. Wikidgood (talk) 04:46, 10 December 2016 (UTC)
  • Well, it's a bit tough to get back my good faith when you not only told me how wrong I was, you even told me I was misspelling it. Turns out, I wasn't wrong. Simply saying something like "oh, my bad. I didn't realize there was a difference" would be the right thing to do, but apparently that's not in your toolbox. For the record, I'm not a Trump supporter, nor did I vote for Carson. I'm a conservative and I don't consider Trump to be a true conservative. Niteshift36 (talk) 04:53, 10 December 2016 (UTC)

Factual error.Edit

You wrote "You then come in, see a template on my page, see nothing on his, since he deleted them...".[1] First, I am not stupid. If I check someone's talk pages for templates I check for deleted templates as well. Second, I never checked either of your talk pages for anything. Try not to make factually incorrect claims, OK?

You also wrote "If a rigged administrative process or any blocks are put in place, the whole matter may be referred to the press and/orUS[sic] congressional committee persons as suppression of public dialogue so any admins please think long and hard before any bossy blocks or annoying and uneeded[sic] administrative processes."[2] I would strongly advise that you stop engaging in threatening behavior. It won't prevent you from being blocked if you continue to disrupt the encyclopedia. --Guy Macon (talk) 06:00, 10 December 2016 (UTC)

I believe you regarding that you did not check the talk pages but that just shows that you were unaware of the progress that had been made. And your use of the term "threatening behavior" is repehensible since YOU are the one who is threatening ME. If you illicitly block me I have every right to complain and if legitimate RS is blocked on WP that is something I have every right to express to my Congressman before he votes. How dare you accuse me of "disrupting the encyclopedia". There is no merit to that. My edits were constructive and a self-described conservative Republican obstructed them out of a fear that Dr. Ben Carson would be disadvantaged. You took the bait. The proof is that you suggested that I make specific constructive suggestions to improve the article after I had already done so and was engaged in constuctive progress with the other editor. You then claimed I was "edit warring". Are you an admin? Please so state.Wikidgood (talk) 06:17, 10 December 2016 (UTC)
I am not an admin. I have turned down several offers to run for adminship. If I was an admin, It would not matter, because any blocks would have to come from another admin; see WP:INVOLVED. EDIT WARRING IS DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR. Both of you edit warred, both of you engaged in disruptive behavior. The only question is whether both of you will stop edit warring now that I have warned you or whether I need to call in an admin to stop one or more of you from making further edits without consensus. And by the way, watch yourself on the consensus issue; I have already caught you twice claiming that there was agreement on something only to have another editor say that they never agreed. Just post your proposed changes on the talk page and ask whether anyone objects, OK? That way there will be no misunderstanding or dispute about whether there is or is not consensus. --Guy Macon (talk) 06:34, 10 December 2016 (UTC)
You are wrong on several counts. You did not "catch" me. There was consensus on the issue of appointed/nominated. Don't be accusing me this way. You have personally KILLED my new interest in happy editing on WP. You owe me an apology. You owe me a clarification of which edit you called "edit warring". That one? I haad made several edits thereafter, without incident. Who made you the boss of WP? I have been on WP as long as you and never been threatened like this. You were disrupting because Nite and I had worked out our differences and we had proceeded to dialogue on two other threads. If you don't back pedal and convince me I conclude that (1) writers are better off almost anywhere than WP, (2) disrespect is routine on WP. FYI Nite refered to me as a troll on the comments of his own user page where he deleted a polite text warning. He called me a troll because I wanted to put RS into the article. He is a gun-promoting conservative Republican who is jealously guarding the WP on Ben Carson in hopes of suppressing the copious embarassing facts of record in his bio. Nevertheless we were proceding on a cooperative basis and then you came in and started threatening blocks/sanctions etc. (3) WP is incapable of providing up to date information because people like Nite will try to slow down unfavorable information from appearing in the encyclopedia and (4) they will get away with it, in many cases. Eventually, things get sorted out but that does not work on breaking news. (5) What we used to refer to as "breaking news" is now basic info that should be in the encyclopedia. (6) The only cure is a new level of rationality and civilty which is not likely to appear on WP anytime soon. Prove me wrong. Wikidgood (talk) 07:07, 10 December 2016 (UTC)
  • Actually, I referred to your edit on my page as "troll droppings" because it's pretty funny to see you warn me about the 3RR when you'd already done the same thing. I never called you a troll for wanting to add a RS. But you are not that skilled at spotting reliable sources and just because something is said in a RS doesn't mean it automatically gets included. What does my support of the US Constitution have to do with this discussion? And I've already made it clear that I didn't support Trump or Carson. Wikipedia is not in the breaking news business, especially when it comes t BLP's. Why ask anyone to prove you wrong? You don't admit when you are proven wrong. Niteshift36 (talk) 02:12, 11 December 2016 (UTC)

The Bugle: Issue CXXIX, January 2017Edit

 
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The Bugle: Issue CXXX, February 2017Edit

 
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Guild of Copy Editors February 2017 NewsEdit

Guild of Copy Editors February 2017 News
 

Hello everyone, and welcome to the February 2017 GOCE newsletter. The Guild has been busy since the last time your coordinators sent out a newsletter!

December blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 11 through 17 December; the themes were Requests and eliminating the November 2015 backlog. Of the 14 editors who signed up, nine editors completed 29 articles. Barnstars and rollover totals are located here. Thanks to all who took part.

January drive: The January drive was a great success. We set out to remove December 2015 and January and February 2016 from our backlog (195 articles), and by 22 January we had cleared those and had to add a third month (March 2016). At the end of the month we had almost cleared out that last month as well, for a total of 180 old articles removed from the backlog! We reduced our overall backlog by 337 articles, to a low of 1,465 articles, our second-lowest month-end total ever. We also handled all of the remaining requests from December 2016. Officially, 19 editors recorded 337 copy edits (over 679,000 words).

February blitz: The one-week February blitz, focusing on the remaining March 2016 backlog and January 2017 requests, ran from 12 to 18 February. Seven editors reduced the total in those two backlog segments from 32 to 10 articles, leaving us in good shape going in to the March drive.

Coordinator elections for the first half of 2017: In December, coordinators for the first half of 2017 were elected. Jonesey95 stepped aside as lead coordinator, remaining as coordinator and allowing Miniapolis to be the lead, and Tdslk and Corinne returned as coordinators. Thanks to all who participated!

Speaking of coordinators, congratulations to Jonesey95 on their well-deserved induction into the Guild of Copy Editors Hall of Fame. The plaque reads: "For dedicated service as lead coordinator (2014, 1 July – 31 December 2015 and all of 2016) and coordinator (1 January – 30 June 2015 and 1 January – 30 June 2017); exceptional template-creation work (considerably streamlining project administration), and their emphasis on keeping the GOCE a drama-free zone."

Housekeeping note: We do not send a newsletter before every drive or blitz. To have a better chance of knowing when the next event will start, add the GOCE's message box to your watchlist.

Thank you all again for your participation; we wouldn't be able to achieve what we have without you! Cheers from your GOCE coordinators: Miniapolis, Jonesey95, Corinne and Tdslk.

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The Bugle: Issue CXXXI, March 2017Edit

 
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The Bugle: Issue CXXXII, April 2017Edit

 
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The Bugle: Issue CXXXIII, May 2017Edit

 
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The Bugle: Issue CXXXVI, August 2017Edit

 
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The Bugle: Issue CXXXIX, November 2017Edit

 
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The Bugle: Issue CXL, December 2017Edit

 
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Guild of Copy Editors December 2017 NewsEdit

Guild of Copy Editors December 2017 News
 

Hello copy editors! Welcome to the December 2017 GOCE newsletter, which contains nine months(!) of updates. The Guild has been busy and successful; your diligent efforts in 2017 has brought the backlog of articles requiring copy edit to below 1,000 articles for the first time. Thanks to all editors who have contributed their time and energy to help make this happen.

Our copy-editing drives (month-long backlog-reduction drives held in odd-numbered months) and blitzes (week-long themed editing in even-numbered months) have been very successful this year.

March drive: We set out to remove April, May, and June 2016 from our backlog and all February 2017 Requests (a total of 304 articles). By the end of the month, all but 22 of these articles were cleared. Officially, of the 28 who signed up, 22 editors recorded 257 copy edits (439,952 words). (These numbers do not always make sense when you compare them to the overall reduction in the backlog, because not all editors record every copy edit on the drive page.)

April blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 16 through 22 April; the theme was Requests. Of the 15 who signed up, 9 editors completed 43 articles (81,822 words).

May drive: The goals were to remove July, August, and September 2016 from the backlog and to complete all March 2017 Requests (a total of 300 articles). By the end of the month, we had reduced our overall backlog to an all-time low of 1,388 articles. Of the 28 who signed up, 17 editors completed 187 articles (321,810 words).

June blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 18 through 24 June; the theme was Requests. Of the 16 who signed up, 9 editors completed 28 copy edits (117,089 words).

2017 Coordinator elections: In June, coordinators for the second half of 2017 were elected. Jonesey95 moved back into the lead coordinator position, with Miniapolis stepping down to remain as coordinator; Tdslk and Corinne returned as coordinators, and Keira1996 rejoined after an extended absence. Thanks to all who participated!

July drive: We set out to remove August, September, October, and November 2016 from the backlog and to complete all May and June 2017 Requests (a total of 242 articles). The drive was an enormous success, and the target was nearly achieved within three weeks, so that December 2016 was added to the "old articles" list used as a goal for the drive. By the end of the month, only three articles from 2016 remained, and for the second drive in a row, the backlog was reduced to a new all-time low, this time to 1,363 articles. Of the 33 who signed up, 21 editors completed 337 articles (556,482 words).

August blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 20 through 26 August; the theme was biographical articles tagged for copy editing for more than six months (47 articles). Of the 13 who signed up, 11 editors completed 38 copy edits (42,589 words).

September drive: The goals were to remove January, February, and March 2017 from the backlog and to complete all August 2017 Requests (a total of 338 articles). Of the 19 who signed up, 14 editors completed 121 copy edits (267,227 words).

October blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 22 through 28 October; the theme was Requests. Of the 14 who signed up, 8 editors completed 20 articles (55,642 words).

November drive: We set out again to remove January, February, and March 2017 from the backlog and to complete all October 2017 Requests (a total of 207 articles). By the end of the month, these goals were reached and the backlog shrank to its lowest total ever, 997 articles, the first time it had fallen under one thousand (click on the graph above to see this amazing feat in graphical form). It was also the first time that the oldest copy-edit tag was less than eight months old. Of the 25 who signed up, 16 editors completed 159 articles (285,929 words).

2018 Coordinator elections: Voting is open for the election of coordinators for the first half of 2018. Please visit the election page to vote between now and December 31 at 23:59 (UTC). Thanks for participating!

Housekeeping note: We do not send a newsletter before (or after) every drive or blitz. To have a better chance of knowing when the next event will start, add the GOCE's message box to your watchlist.

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, Miniapolis, Corinne, Tdslk, and Keira1996.

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The Bugle: Issue CXLI, January 2018Edit

 
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The Bugle: Issue CXLII, February 2018Edit

 
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GOCE February 2018 newsEdit

Guild of Copy Editors February 2018 News
 

Welcome to the February 2018 GOCE newsletter in which you will find Guild updates since the December edition. We got to a great start for the year, holding the backlog at nine months. 100 requests were submitted in the first 6 weeks of the year and were swiftly handled with an average completion time of 9 days.

Coordinator elections: In December, coordinators for the first half of 2018 were elected. Jonesey95 remained as lead coordinator and Corrine, Miniapolis and Tdslk as assistant coordinators. Keira1996 stepped down as assistant coordinator and was replaced by Reidgreg. Thanks to all who participated!

End of year reports were prepared for 2016 and 2017, providing a detailed look at the Guild's long-term progress.

January drive: We set out to remove April, May, and June 2017 from our backlog and all December 2017 Requests (a total of 275 articles). As with previous years, the January drive was an outstanding success and by the end of the month all but 57 of these articles were cleared. Officially, of the 38 who signed up, 21 editors recorded 259 copy edits (490,256 words).

February blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 11 through 17 February, focusing on Requests and the last articles tagged in May 2017. At the end of the week there were only 14 pending requests, with none older than 20 days. Of the 11 who signed up, 10 editors completed 35 copy edits (98,538 words).

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, Miniapolis, Corinne, Tdslk, and Reidgreg.

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The Bugle: Issue CXLIII, March 2018Edit

 
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The Bugle: Issue CXLIIV, April 2018Edit

 
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The Bugle: Issue CXLIV, May 2018Edit

 
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June 2018 GOCE newsletterEdit

Guild of Copy Editors June 2018 News
 

Welcome to the June 2018 GOCE newsletter, in which you will find Guild updates since the February edition. Progress continues to be made on the copyediting backlog, which has been reduced to 7 months and reached a new all-time low. Requests continue to be handled efficiently this year, with 272 completed by the end of May (an average completion time of 10.5 days). Fewer than 10% of these waited longer than 20 days, and the longest wait time was 29 days.

Wikipedia in general, and the Guild in particular, experienced a deep loss with the death on 20 March of Corinne. Corinne (a GOCE coordinator since 1 July 2016) was a tireless aide on the requests page, and her peerless copyediting is a part of innumerable GAs and FAs. Her good cheer, courtesy and tact are very much missed.

March drive: The goal was to remove June, July and August 2017 from our backlog and all February 2018 Requests (a total of 219 articles). This drive was an outstanding success, and by the end of the month all but eight of these articles were cleared. Of the 33 editors who signed up, 19 recorded 277 copy edits (425,758 words).

April blitz: This one-week copy-editing blitz ran from 15 through 21 April, focusing on Requests and the last eight articles tagged in August 2017. At the end of the week there were only 17 pending requests, with none older than 17 days. Of the nine editors who signed up, eight editors completed 22 copy edits (62,412 words).

May drive: We set out to remove September, October and November 2017 from our backlog and all April 2018 Requests (a total of 298 articles). There was great success this month with the backlog more than halved from 1,449 articles at the beginning of the month to a record low of 716 articles. Officially, of the 20 who signed up, 15 editors recorded 151 copy edits (248,813 words).

Coordinator elections: It's election time again. Nominations for Guild coordinators (who will serve a six-month term for the second half of 2018) have begun, and will close at 23:59 UTC on 15 June. All Wikipedia editors in good standing are eligible, and self-nominations are encouraged. Voting will take place between 00:01 UTC on 16 June and 23:59 UTC on 30 June.

June blitz: Stay tuned for this one-week copy-editing blitz, which will take place 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: Corinne, Jonesey95, Miniapolis, Reidgreg and Tdslk.

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The Bugle: Issue CXLVI, June 2018Edit

 
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The Bugle: Issue CXLVII, July 2018Edit

 
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The Bugle: Issue CXLVIII, August 2018Edit

 
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August GOCE newsletterEdit

Guild of Copy Editors August 2018 Newsletter
 

Hello and welcome to the August 2018 GOCE newsletter. Thanks to everyone who participated in the Guild's June election; your new and returning coordinators are listed below. The next election will occur in December 2018; all Wikipedia editors in good standing may take part.

Our June blitz focused on Requests and articles tagged for copy edit in October 2017. Of the eleven people who signed up, eight editors recorded a total of 28 copy edits, including 3 articles of more than 10,000 words. Complete results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the July drive. Of the seventeen people who signed up, thirteen editors completed 194 copy edits, successfully removing all articles tagged in the last three months of 2017. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are here.

The August blitz will run for one week, from 19 to 25 August. Sign up now!

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, Jonesey95, Miniapolis and Tdslk.

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The Bugle: Issue CXLIX, September 2018Edit

 
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