This is a to-do list for when this user has high-speed access and can run scripts and tools.

GOCE task listEdit

From GOCE Coord tasklist


  • Requests page:
    • Check the page and its talk page for any issues.
    • Archive completed requests.
    • Move any conversations to the Requests talk page. Respond as appropriate.
  • Drives and blitzes:
    • If a backlog elimination drive or blitz is in progress, update its daily totals at 00:00 UTC, or as close to that time as possible.
  • Other daily tasks:


  • Keep an eye on the main GOCE page left panel, especially for necessary updates to the "oldest backlogged articles" link.
  • Update the Ombox with news of upcoming drives, blitzes, elections or special events.
  • (First day of the month) Add a month header (e.g. ==June 2016==) to the bottom of the Requests page
  • (First day of the month) Update the monthly progress box.
  • (First day of the month) Open or close the active drive or blitz, including taking a screen shot of the backlog status and putting it on the drive page. See these instructions.
    • Upload drive screenshot at Special:Upload. Use a filename like Guild of Copy Editors backlog status yyyy-mm-dd.png described similarly along with Screenshot of en.wikipedia.
  • Compile totals and give out awards for all Guild events.
  • Prepare and update newsletters to inform members of impending or ongoing events, drive and blitz results, election notices and results, and any other relevant happenings.
  • Delete (or request G6 speedy deletion for) old, empty monthly category pages (if a bot hasn't gotten around to it).
  • Update the Blitzes tab or the Drives tab to link to the current drive or blitz.


Copy EditingEdit

Find articles from: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, and December 2020

Find minor tags: copy edit section, copy edit inline, and Special:WhatLinksHere/Template:Awkward.

Make some time to review Tony1's exercises at How to Copyedit.

Mailing listsEdit

As a mass message sender (MMS) be prepared to receive requests for mass mailings. Guidance can be found at this page, with additional technical notes at m:MassMessage and mw:Help:Extension:MassMessage.

Advise requesters of Wikipedia:talk page guidelines, particularly with technical and formatting standards.

  1. Enter the message at Special:MassMessage.
    • The first field is the delivery list, the name of a page or category pointing to the user or user talk pages. (By default, user page links are converted to user talk page equivalents.) The GOCE mailing list is at Wikipedia:WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors/Mailing List
    • The subject of the message, used in edit summaries, is limited to 240 bytes.
    • The body of the message accepts valid wikitext. If using a prepared page, substitute it in braces like {{subst:Wikipedia:WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors/Newsletters/November 2018}}.
    • Add four tildes ~~~~ at the end of the message. This will sign the delivered messages from User:MediaWiki message delivery with a time stamp. (Without a time stamp, bots may not archive the message from user talk pages.)
      • Alternatively, if the message does not have an opt-out, consider signing with <small>Sent by ~~~ on behalf of [[Wikipedia:WikiProject]] at ~~~~~. If you do not wish to recieve future notification, please remove your name from the [[|mailing list]].</small>
  2. Double- and triple-check the fields for errors
    • Make sure that every <div>, <span>, <font> and <center> has a matching </div>, </span>, </font> and </center>. Having too many or too few can upset the formatting on the rest of the talk page.
    • Verify that all images in the message are public domain or under a creative commons license.
    • Make sure that any user links use {{noping|example}}. Otherwise, the user could be flooded with a notification for every message delivered.
  3. Preview
  4. Modify if it needs to be changed and repeat the steps above, or otherwise
  5. Send, which adds it to the delivery queue.

The delivery queue can be monitored at Special:Statistics, to see when all messages are delivered. The error log is at Special:Log/massmessage.

Watchlist Wikipedia talk:Mass message senders and consider responding to requests.

Million AwardEdit


  1. From article's history page, get pageviews for the previous year. Minimum daily threshold is 686 views.
    • If there was a page move, multiple page names may have to be checked.
    • Discount pageviews from main page appearances, found by searching for the article title with prefix:"Wikipedia:Main Page history"
    • Discount any one- or two-day spikes
  2. From article's history page, get page stats and verify authorship by nominator.
    • With significant shared authorship, consider awarding each contributing user.
  3. From article's talk page, get the GA or FA review and verify nominator.
  4. Check user talk pages to be certain nominator has not already received the award.
  5. Give the award(s) on user talk pages with:
  6. For any top-tier awards (one million views or more), list at Wikipedia:Million Award by promotion date

Wikiproject CanadaEdit

  • Keep an eye on recent additions to the article achievements list for editors new to the challenge. Check their first article(s) and thank them or offer guidance.
    • Go through the diffs for the recent additions and check for any mistakes, vandalism, or cleanup. Update the progress bar for each hundred articles.
  • Keep an eye on the talk pages and offer advice and support with the banner template used to categorize articles from the achievements list. Watch the signup list at User:Reidgreg/sandbox.
  • Prepare a report with results from advertising to close-off that section on talk page.
  • Gather data to make an activity chart to show achievements added to the list over time.
  • Promote to others with the quick submission link: link

Totals for first year of challenge:

  • 1348 articles improved:
    • 229 new articles submitted by 35 editors
    • 555 article expansions or destubs by 35 editors
    • 135 article cleanups by 11 editors
    • 379 updates by 5 editors
    • 43 sourcing / reference repair by 8 editors
  • 50 participants
  • 49 maple leaf awards given: 1 gold, 5 silver, 16 bronze and 27 red.

Check Template:Graph:Chart and get the other pages for date formatting.


WIR World Contest (concluded)Edit

Translate and expand some biographical articles. List generated from articles on other Wikipedias which are not present on the English Wikipedia – largely French-Canadian women and female athletes who compete in Europe.

  • consider copying the list and making a variant with links to the fr.wikipedia to speed lookup.


Women in Literature

Women in Art

Women in Science, Engineering and Technology

Women in Entertainment

Women in Feminism

Women in Leadership

Women in Education

Women in Healthcare

Women in Exploration and the Military

Women in Sport

Total: 47

Drafts saved:

Under consideration:



Danzig Street shootingEdit

  • Keep an eye for the GAN review being undertaken
    • Have a DYK ready (within 7 days) of it passing GA.
  • Try looking for sources for the court cases.
  • Get coordinates for related shootings to experiment with a pushpin location map
    • TCHC complex on Whiteleas Avenue (approx) 43.808681, -79.230686
    • TCHC townhouse complex on Chester Le Boulevard (approx) 43.798251, -79.331513
    • Domino's Pizza parlour at Lawrence Avenue East and Susan Street. (approx) 43.762950, -79.208980
    • Northfield Drive shooting (4 November 2011) off of Orton Park Road. approx 43.766020, -79.208736
    • Kingston Road drive-by (28 December 2011) – three young men were shot at 4315 Kingston Road - 43.763698, -79.192258
    • Murder of D'Mitre Barnaby (30 December 2011) – parking lot of the Susan Towers at 3847 Lawrence Avenue East - 43.762673, -79.210559
    • 3827 Lawrence East shooting (15 January 2012) – several shots were fired on the second floor of an apartment. - 43.762042, -79.211407
    • Danzig Street shooting (16 July 2012)
    • 4100 Lawrence East shooting (6 August 2012) - 43.766913, -79.194873
    • Lawrence LRT shooting (10 August 2012) - 43.75028 N 79.27028 W

For multiple locations on map, use:

Map markers:

  • Look for requested images and see if someone will make a Scarborough location map (Canada Scarborough from Canada Toronto).
Map of Toronto showing location of Danzig Street shooting (red), Whiteleas Ave shooting (blue), Chester Le Blvd shooting (magenta), and other 2011–2012 shootings linked to the Galloway Boys (lime).

WikiProject Women TemplateEdit

Download the source for Template:WikiProject Biography and Template:WikiProject Canada, and try to code a new one for Template:WikiProject Women with parameters toincorporate the following sub-projects:

  • ...and any others you can find.

Canadian Comedy AwardsEdit


  • Update user pages and apply consistent formatting

CanCon AwardEdit

Look up Template:Superimpose and see if there's a way to overlay a SVG image with an animated GIF. Also, look for tools to make an animated GIF.

Glossary of video game termsEdit

See about filling-in missing definitions and improving sources.

Progress chartEdit

WP:CAN 10k Progress ChartEdit

June to August