Tagging spreeEdit

An old friend has tagged Simon Hawke, Dean Shomshak, and Jonathan Tweet. Anything you can find for those would help. BOZ (talk) 02:16, 31 May 2015 (UTC)

Torchiest, I do see HighBeam hits for Simon Hawke at least: [1] [2] [3] [4] BOZ (talk) 14:10, 2 June 2015 (UTC)
Ha, I just added something I originally found there saying he's won an award. There might be some other stuff to dig out of the contemporary authors source at least. —Torchiest talkedits 14:13, 2 June 2015 (UTC)
Wow, that was bizarre, you were already working on this as I was typing my post. ;) BOZ (talk) 14:14, 2 June 2015 (UTC)
Torchiest, the tag was removed from Tweet, so we will see if someone puts it back or tries to fight it. BOZ (talk) 15:10, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

Careless (album)Edit

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Recent trimming of Peacock languageEdit

Hi Torchiest, I saw your helpful edits just now and I was wondering if you would be interested in working on a larger-scale trim. This idea comes from a talk page proposal here that I have been meaning to attend to, but that I realize I'm kind of being apathetic about. No worries if you're too busy or otherwise uninterested. I of all people would understand that. But I thought I'd bring it up on the off-chance that you were looking for a bit of a project. -Thibbs (talk) 15:47, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

I hadn't checked the talk page, and didn't want to do too much too quickly, but I had the same misgivings about the people included and excluded from that list myself. I'll probably continue to peck at it, but I don't plan to do anything huge all at once. Thanks for the heads up. —Torchiest talkedits 16:11, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

I just had the best misunderstanding everEdit

Hi there, couldn't resist passing this on -- saw your recent edit to Zoe Quinn, which summary ended with "cats are subcats of the genderless ones." At first I thought you were making some very obscure, Lovecraftian statement about our feline friends. It took me WAY too long to parse your statement. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dumuzid (talkcontribs) 03:07, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

Hahah, wow, very good stuff. Thanks for the laugh. —Torchiest talkedits 03:08, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

Non-diffusing categoriesEdit

Please stop removing articles from the parent categories of non-diffusing categories such as Category:Women video game developers. They are non-diffusing for a very specific reason: to prevent the ghettoization of women in these industries as "not real video game developers" because they're not seen when you look at the main category. —David Eppstein (talk) 03:11, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

Yes, I noticed that after I removed them. It wasn't my intention to cause a problem in that way. —Torchiest talkedits 03:15, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

ZQEdit

There is a talk page section on the categories if you'd like to discuss it. If we're going to remove one of the categories, then it should be developer not the more specific programmer. — Strongjam (talk) 15:57, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

The thing is, the entire article refers to her as a developer. Programming is one specific aspect, the code itself, and development encapsulates that as well as many other aspects of product life cycle, such as debugging. Quinn has gone through all the steps for releasing at least one game on her own. —Torchiest talkedits 16:12, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
The standard seems to be to use the programmer category in such cases though. For example Peter Molyneux, Tim Schafer, Satoru Iwata, Sid Meier, are all in Category:Video game programmers and not Category:Video game developers. — Strongjam (talk) 16:19, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
Right, but they're all described as programmers in their article bodies as well, so the categories match the content. Quinn is described almost exclusively as a developer in her article. Having said that, I'm not sure there is a clear standard really. I've been poking around in these categories for a couple of days, trying to sort out any kind of pattern, and things seem fairly jumbled. I'm trying to figure out if there is any clear division supported by reliable sources somewhere, or if it's been discussed before. —Torchiest talkedits 16:27, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
Actually, the first paragraph of programmer is pretty enlightening, and gets at what I was saying. Programming is one aspect of development. Perhaps Category:Video game developers should be made a subcategory of Category:Video game programmers. —Torchiest talkedits 16:30, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
Weird.. Hit submit to say the same thing and got an edit conflict. I think it should, but not sure what the process to suggest that is. — Strongjam (talk) 16:32, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
Wait a minute. Strike that. Reverse it. Category:Video game developers should probably be the parent category. — Strongjam (talk) 16:34, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
But all developers are programmers, while not all programmers are developers. It's a bit counter intuitive, but similar to how all women video game developers are video gamer developers, but not the reverse, so women VG devs is the child category. —Torchiest talkedits 17:06, 15 July 2015 (UTC)
Other way around in this case, Category:Video game developers are people who are involved in game development, but not necessarily programmers (script writers, designers, produces, artists, etc...) So all video game programmers are video game developers, but not the other way around. In the broader context of programmer v.s. developer, they're usually considered synonyms although sometimes people take the labels too seriously (don't get me started on "software engineer"). — Strongjam (talk) 17:16, 15 July 2015 (UTC)

July Barnstar scriptEdit

I was hoping not to have to ask you, but I can't make it work for the July drive. I haven't heard from Jonesey95 and will ping Baffle gab1978, but in case no one has gotten to it (I banged my head against it all afternoon, but there are probably things I don't know) would you please run it? Thanks very much and all the best, Miniapolis 23:43, 2 August 2015 (UTC)

Yes, sorry you're having trouble with it. I'll run it when I get home from work today. Cheers. —Torchiest talkedits 15:02, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks very much. It was a bear to get going for some reason (I have Windows 7), and then it seemed to hang up on signature markup (I'd done all the data-file preliminary cleanup I could see). For some reason I was getting the same error messages over and over—not "client mismatch", but scary stuff like "File not found". I couldn't get past DThomsen8 to save my life, but it did get me out of weeding the garden :-). I'm game to learn this, but my learning curve is steep. Hope all's well with you and the family. Thanks again and all the best, Miniapolis 19:46, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
@Miniapolis: Done. I'm guessing the spot that hung you up was the listing for Hopea foxworthyi. That line didn't have parentheses around the word count. Took me a while to find it myself. :) —Torchiest talkedits 00:35, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
Might have been, and thanks again; learning experiences are almost always painful (at least for me :-)). All the best, Miniapolis 13:16, 4 August 2015 (UTC)
Oh, and "file not found" isn't too bad. That likely just meant the script wasn't looking in the right place, either because the file was in a different place, or there was a typo in the name. —Torchiest talkedits 16:45, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

I got stuck on the same line (no parens), but I was able to make the script work once I found that problem. I made the following change to the script to automate the month name in the table header. Use it if you want:

objOutput.WriteLine "!Old rollover total <br>(DO NOT USE FOR {{subst:#switch:{{subst:#expr:{{subst:CURRENTMONTH}}+1}} |1=JANUARY|2=FEBRUARY|3=MARCH|4=APRIL|5=MAY|6=JUNE|7=JULY|8=AUGUST|9=SEPTEMBER|10=OCTOBER|11=NOVEMBER|12=DECEMBER}})"
objOutput.WriteLine "!Grand total"
objOutput.WriteLine "!New rollover total <br>(USE THIS NUMBER FOR {{subst:#switch:{{subst:#expr:{{subst:CURRENTMONTH}}+1}} |1=JANUARY|2=FEBRUARY|3=MARCH|4=APRIL|5=MAY|6=JUNE|7=JULY|8=AUGUST|9=SEPTEMBER|10=OCTOBER|11=NOVEMBER|12=DECEMBER}})"

Thanks for the script! It worked well once I RTFM'd a couple of times. – Jonesey95 (talk) 18:00, 4 August 2015 (UTC)

Integrated the most recent event you added to EPA to 2015 Gold King Mine waste water spillEdit

Hey, just wanted to let you know I added your bits from EPA, to 2015 Gold King Mine waste water spill. Sadads (talk) 00:24, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

Thanks. I wasn't ready to create a standalone article so I put them in the EPA article to start. —Torchiest talkedits 11:05, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

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Re:Maniac MansionEdit

Hey, about the content you re-added. I initially deleted that because I wasn't sure it was even about the game, since the prose that the ref supports makes no mention of Maniac Mansion. Had no idea who added it and figured it was just random cruft (there has been so much of that in this article so far), so I just went ahead and cut it. I'm totally okay with its being in the article—my only concern is that the book doesn't talk about MM when it defends verb-guessing. If it doesn't, I don't think it can be included, since that goes against WP:REL and (potentially) WP:UNDUE. Since you're apparently the one who added it, could you confirm that MM is discussed by the authors during that passage? JimmyBlackwing (talk) 00:21, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

@JimmyBlackwing:I didn't add it initially, but here's the relevant passage: "But the player still has to interact with the game through typed commands. This remained so until the introduction of the point-and-click interface by LucasFilm Games in 1987 in their adventure game Maniac Mansion. Now actions like push, pull, give, open, close, use, unlock et cetera, were shown on the screen so that the player could select them using her mouse or keyboard. This avoided typing errors and having to work out which commands worked and which not. This did, however, take away some of the fun as, apart from solving puzzles, figuring out a game’s vocabulary was very much part of the enjoyment of playing (text) adventure games." Cheers. —Torchiest talkedits 01:45, 22 August 2015 (UTC)
Many thanks. I'll work with this to make the connection clearer in the prose. JimmyBlackwing (talk) 02:53, 22 August 2015 (UTC)

Jim SemonikEdit

I was having all kinds of trouble with that website and after three tries I gave up. Thanks, Drmies (talk) 03:34, 12 September 2015 (UTC)

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Sooraj PancholiEdit

Hi User:Torchiest. Thanks for fixing above. Seems some of the New Page Patrol Javascript code seems to be buggy, possibly. That was 3 times it has happened in the last few days. Curious. Could also be something i'm doing. I'll need to suss it out. scope_creep (talk) 08:13, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

Years in space templatesEdit

Hi Torchiest! Just to remind you the Years in space templates can be used on pages that are already in the year in space category. If it worked as you think it would then the templates would be useless don't you think? Also multiple pages using the template are also included in those categories which exceeds 100 pages if you wish to remove them all. Davidbuddy9 (talk) 21:43, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

Whoops, that was just a misunderstanding on my part. For some reason I thought it was a category that had been added incorrectly because it had the category at the bottom of the template. I didn't even realize I'd removed the entire template. Thanks for fixing it. —Torchiest talkedits 01:34, 6 October 2015 (UTC)
@Torchiest: No problem, Its all good. I was just adding the 2012 template to the appropriate pages. I do apologize if I was a bit harsh I was a bit grumpy at the time. Davidbuddy9 (talk) 02:23, 6 October 2015 (UTC)

dnd alignmentsEdit

this is ridiculous. my every contribution is essentially being deleted and/or stolen via self refuting catch 22's. "needs better cites" okay, fine, i provide highly credible citations by experts many of whom are licenced representatives. not good enough, then they use that as some kind of excuse to say it's not even exactly dnd then. okay well if it isn't exactly dnd then why is it also not applicable to place it in the gary inspired mmorpg games? and why are you ignoring the whole point of showing the level of inspiration as an argument about "how great it is bluster bluster" rather than exactly as i said QUALIFYING INSPIRATION! wtf! if ddo doesn't fit as a dnd reference then it cant then not fit for a non dnd reference. editing it out is total bs. wiki really digs contributions.... i have no reason at all to believe it would be any different on any other page nit that i'm very motivated at this point to contribute anything anymore, ever. JeffryBloom (talk) 04:39, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

Alignment (D&D) articleEdit

Can you please take a look at the recent most additions. I think they are irrelevant WP:SYNTH, and have removed them, but keep getting reverted. I'm at 3RR, so I can't take them out again, but they're pretty pointless. oknazevad (talk) 20:46, 10 October 2015 (UTC)

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Talk page digestEdit

Hey Torchiest, I just wanted to say thanks for creating the Newsletter's "WP:VG Talk Page Digest". That's exactly what I had in mind and it looks great. -Thibbs (talk) 01:18, 16 October 2015 (UTC)

Absolutely. Glad you like it. —Torchiest talkedits 16:52, 16 October 2015 (UTC)

GW video game adaptationsEdit

Space Hulk is an article in excellent shape. It make me wonder what could be made of Space Crusade, HeroQuest, and HeroQuest II? BOZ (talk) 22:20, 21 October 2015 (UTC)

Boo on HeroQuest! I'll never forgive them for making Sierra rename their game Quest for Glory. ;) —Torchiest talkedits 01:28, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
LOL - blame Games Workshop, not the game. ;) BOZ (talk) 02:53, 22 October 2015 (UTC)

Steven BelledinEdit

Hey Torchiest, do you have any sources you could add to Steven Belledin? BOZ (talk) 13:39, 23 October 2015 (UTC)

If Star City Games is considered reliable, there's something of a profile of his game card artwork here. —Torchiest talkedits 00:02, 26 October 2015 (UTC)
I moved it to Draft space already, but I can add that source. Thanks! BOZ (talk) 21:11, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

October 2015 GOCE newsletterEdit

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Ken WhitmanEdit

Might you have any sources to add to Ken Whitman? He is a good and controversial figure, so I have to imagine there are sources out there for him. People have been vandalizing that page almost since I started it. ;) BOZ (talk) 21:12, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

Wow, sounds like a real winner. I'll see if I can find anything this weekend. —Tourchiest talkedits 02:04, 30 October 2015 (UTC)
Hah! Great, thanks. :) BOZ (talk) 22:03, 30 October 2015 (UTC)
I haven't found anything useful yet. Seems like there are a lot of pissed off blogs about him, but almost no coverage in reliable sources. —Torchiest talkedits 20:27, 1 November 2015 (UTC)
LOL - thanks for checking. BOZ (talk) 23:09, 1 November 2015 (UTC)

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Chet WilliamsonEdit

Can you do anything for Chet Williamson with these HighBeam links?: [5] [6] [7] BOZ (talk) 19:05, 5 December 2015 (UTC)

My HighBeam subscription has expired! :( —Torchiest talkedits 19:49, 5 December 2015 (UTC)
Ick. Can you find anything else for him at all? BOZ (talk) 20:32, 5 December 2015 (UTC)
I found some stuff in one of the HighBeam sources, and added that, then found the free version of the profile here. Maybe you can scrape some more out of it. I'm inclined to remove the PROD and let it go for a full AFD, just based on the number of results at HB. —Torchiest talkedits 23:26, 5 December 2015 (UTC)
I was thinking the same thing, but the PROD has a few more days left and I wanted to let it ride a bit longer to have a chance to find more sources. BOZ (talk) 23:54, 5 December 2015 (UTC)

Autechre PagesEdit

It must be because of the fact that several different authors have worked on the Autechre pages over the years but edits were a bit slapdash at points and there was no consistent style, I hope it's not beyond my remit to try inject such uniformity into the articles, I sort of appointed myself high judge magister of the pages, hah.

Billy Neil, Lover of Electronic Music (talk) 22:24, 15 December 2015 (UTC)

Totally fine. They are a mishmash of styles and content. I've occasionally worked on them, but haven't been as active as I used to be. Keep up the good work. —Torchiest talkedits 03:06, 16 December 2015 (UTC)
I am having a bit of a problem that I hope I can ask your advice on; is there such a thing as 'over referencing' articles? Particularly with articles I feel might be lesser known or of questionable notability I do go slightly over the top with the references. Take the L-Event page I made for example, it's about 2 paragraphs and a couple of tables long BUT it has ended up with 14 references. Is this a bad thing? Billy Neil, Lover of Electronic Music (talk) 22:11, 16 December 2015 (UTC)
@Drneroli: No, I think it's fine. If you have half a dozen references for a single sentence, that could be an issue, but since almost half of them are links to reviews, which could later be used to expand the article, there's nothing wrong with it in that case. There was one superfluous source that didn't provide anything useful, so I pulled it, but otherwise no problems. —Torchiest talkedits 14:04, 19 December 2015 (UTC)
Right, ok, i'll try and spread out refs a bit if there are lots of them. Billy Neil, Lover of Electronic Music (talk) 20:54, 19 December 2015 (UTC)

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Wayne EnglandEdit

Another RPG creator has passed. Can you check to see if you have anything you can add to his article? BOZ (talk) 23:26, 9 February 2016 (UTC)

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MGS5Edit

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Undone, but I'm not that hung up on it either way. —Torchiest talkedits 02:42, 12 February 2016 (UTC)

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Mark PooleEdit

Do you have any good sources for Mark Poole? BOZ (talk) 01:27, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Not much. There's this (examiner.com/slideshow/famous-mark-poole-magic-the-gathering-cards), but it has no prose. There's also these (examiner.com/article/original-art-wrath-of-god-magic-the-gathering-painting-sells-for-80-000) two brief mentions of his work appearing in exhibitions and conventions. io9 has list that mentions his work. Here's a video of a talk he gave. That's the best I've got. I also added a little the article. And apparently, based on my failed attempt to save this comment, examiner.com is blacklisted? So not a good source. Boo. —Torchiest talkedits 13:00, 2 April 2016 (UTC)
Hah! Well, I appreciate it. And I know Examiner seems like it would be a fine source, but it is blacklisted. BOZ (talk) 13:04, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

Gamergate Controversy on 1RREdit

Hey! The page Gamergate Controversy is under 1RR. You reverted twice- here, and here. Please undo your second reversion. Thanks. PeterTheFourth (talk) 06:11, 2 April 2016 (UTC)

1RR applies to making a reversion more than once, which I did not. My second edit completed restoring it to the state it was in before I reverted. —Tourchiest talkedits 10:54, 2 April 2016 (UTC)
WP:3RR: "An edit or a series of consecutive edits that undoes other editors' actions—whether in whole or in part—counts as a revert." - your first edit reverted my edit, and your second reverted a part (note the wording of Wikipedia policy on edit warring) of Artw's. Please self-revert. PeterTheFourth (talk) 23:40, 2 April 2016 (UTC)
I'm not going to reintroduce an unsourced piece of information. If you disagree, revert it, and I will take it to talk. —Torchiest talkedits 01:33, 3 April 2016 (UTC)

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Thanks. It's because we transclude our newsletters instead of simply pasting the contents. That's like adding a template to an article page. Everything from the template is part of the article, so any changes to the template will change everywhere it's transcluded. If we had pasted the contents, we could later change the original newsletters and not have this problem. I can see how you would think adding cats would be helpful, but we already have a central location in the WikiProject listing all the newsletters, grouped by month and year, so it's fairly easy to navigate through them all there. —Torchiest talkedits 15:38, 5 April 2016 (UTC)

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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ReminderEdit

Just following up on your suggestion of a reminder to send out the newsletter. Here's a link to the feature draft too: link. Thanks for helping to look it over. I just want to avoid being too harsh/critical of anyone in connection with the Lucia Black business. I also put a mention of the logo business here. We'll see if there are any comments. I guess I'm pretty resigned to the whole thing. Anyway thanks again. -Thibbs (talk) 18:43, 6 April 2016 (UTC)

The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q1 2016Edit

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Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Austin Petersen (politician)Edit

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DYK nomination of Adventure (Atari 2600)Edit

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DYK for Adventure (Atari 2600)Edit

 On 17 April 2016, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Adventure (Atari 2600), which you recently created, substantially expanded, or brought to good article status. The fact was ... that the Atari 2600 game Adventure contained the first well-known instance of a video game Easter egg? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Adventure (Atari 2600). You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, Adventure (Atari 2600)), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.

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Sam Pepper DYKEdit

Hey there! So, knowing that you were the one that passed my hook, I would like you to support me in the discussion on it being removed. Now, I know that you recently commented on it, apologizing due to BLP concerns. But, the article is heavily sourced, backing up the negative info, thus passing WP:GNG/WP:BASIC. Again, I know you already commented on the matter, but I would really appreciate it if you in any way supported the hook and try to help revive it, as I am very confused on the removal. Thank you.Sekyaw (talk) 22:38, 18 April 2016 (UTC)

With respectEdit

I'd politely ask that you take a light hand in collapsing comments. It is sometimes certainly called for, but anything that involves editing or changing the visibility of other editors' comments has a way of upping the vitriol. Thank you. Dumuzid (talk) 17:34, 25 April 2016 (UTC)

Please explain to me how the comment of yours I collapsed didn't up the vitriol. It reads as plainly mocking and unconstructive. And the sentence I used in my collapse comment is a quote from the giant notice that pops up every time you edit the page. —Torchiest talkedits 20:06, 25 April 2016 (UTC)
I thought it was a somewhat silly take on the laconic nature of the comment. I like to think that even among those who disagree there can be some fun. Also, you'll notice I didn't complain about the comment you used. But do as you will. Collapse to your heart's content. Dumuzid (talk) 00:38, 26 April 2016 (UTC)
I'm fine with humor, but not when it's essentially dismissive of another person's view on such a delicate subject. I was hoping the general tone would improve after the most disruptive personality was removed, and I feel like you've made plenty of good points on the talk page before. And I'm not planning on hatting everything. Just most of it. ;) —Torchiest talkedits 01:22, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

More "Austin Petersen"Edit

Hi Torchiest. You may recall the fighting over the page "Austin Petersen and the several attempts to get around the deletions. Not sure if you are the person I need to speak with, but "they" are at it again. Twice, they renamed the page and here is is again under a new name. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Austin_Petersen_presidential_campaign,_2016 Bunco man (talk) 21:33, 26 May 2016 (UTC)

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 WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q2 2016Edit

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GOCE drive scriptEdit

Hey Torchiest, Per this discussion, I've been advised to ask you for the script and documentation for running the end of the monthly drive counts. Do you have that available? Many thanks, Tdslk (talk) 18:43, 4 August 2016 (UTC)

Discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/MacGyver the Lizard Edit

 You are invited to join the discussion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/MacGyver the Lizard . Lizzymartin (talk) 06:56, 17 August 2016 (UTC)

  • @Torchiest: Please see above. Lizzymartin (talk) 03:47, 27 August 2016 (UTC)
    @Lizzymartin: Sorry I didn't participate in that discussion, which is now closed. I couldn't find enough to form a strong opinion either way on it. —Torchiest talkedits 18:17, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

Forgotten Realms charactersEdit

Thanks for looking after Wulfgar (Forgotten Realms). Do you know of any sources that could be added to that article, or to Erevis Cale or Jarlaxle? BOZ (talk) 16:30, 5 September 2016 (UTC)

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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Wikipedia:Today's featured article/October 31, 2016Edit

Hi Torchiest, here's another one of your FAC nominations at TFA, I'm working on the TFA text now. - Dank (push to talk) 19:28, 14 October 2016 (UTC)

Found nothing to change, good job. - Dank (push to talk) 20:54, 14 October 2016 (UTC)

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video games

Thank you for quality articles such as Drowned God and Adventure (Atari 2600), for your work on the newsletter for project video games, for article reviews and copyediting, for "Thanks for the laugh", - you are an awesome Wikipedian!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:50, 31 October 2016 (UTC)

Thank you! :) —Torchiest talkedits 16:52, 31 October 2016 (UTC)
Three years ago, you were recipient no. 1501 of Precious, a prize of QAI! --Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:59, 31 October 2019 (UTC)

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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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All the best for 2017!Edit

Merry Christmas!Edit

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Wikipedia:Articles for deletion//r/The DonaldEdit

You participated in the same Afd under a different name. You mentioned several sources that you may want to reiterate at the new one. I don't want to take credit for your research.That man from Nantucket (talk) 17:23, 27 December 2016 (UTC)

Thanks for popping into the AfD. On another (now closed matter) would you mind looking at this closed AfD? I'm still scratching my head over this. The close was not well thought out (much less explained). For those doing a Google hit count and nothing else, well I can see why they would vote that way, but that's still poor rationale. And the most risable keep !vote? That goes to one of our very own Arbcom members, for claiming a web forum is a "media organization". Am I crazy or did the system just not work here? HNY. That man from Nantucket (talk) 09:58, 1 January 2017 (UTC)

The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q3 2016Edit

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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."

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The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q1 2017Edit

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Thank you! —Torchiest talkedits 18:59, 23 December 2017 (UTC)

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!

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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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WP:VGEdit

Hi Torchiest, I wanted to compliment you on the really great job you're doing at the WikiProject. I had a question about the Quality Content, is this report by month produced by a bot/script, or made manually? Thanks – Lionel(talk) 03:25, 28 February 2018 (UTC)

Hi, Lionel. You're too kind. I've actually completely slacked on that stuff this year, as has the rest of the newsletter team from what I can tell. I'm just too busy with other stuff to keep up with anything beyond minor fixes on WP right now. But that page is created manually. That is to say, it's maintained throughout the quarter manually on the newsletter draft page, then I split the draft into pieces for all the separate newsletter pages. You can check with GamerPro64 to see how he tracks all that information. Hope that helps. —Torchiest talkedits 13:52, 28 February 2018 (UTC)

Skinny Puppy articlesEdit

Hi, Torchiest. I saw the great work you've done on KMFDM, KMFDM-related articles, and Mythmaker. Recently, I rewrote the articles for VIVIsectVI, Last Rights, and Weapon. I've never gone through the 'good article' process, so I was wondering if you would want to do the review for one of those albums. Thanks either way! CelestialWeevil (talk) 00:32, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

Hi there. At a glance, all three of those articles look extremely well sourced, and the writing seems on point. It looks like you've nominated all of them for good article review at this point. It can take a while for a reviewer to pick up nominations when the backlog is really big. I can't make any guarantees, as I have a lot of other stuff going on outside of Wikipedia, but I might try to review one or more of them in the near future. —Torchiest talkedits 18:08, 24 May 2018 (UTC)
Hey, thanks a lot! And no problem, it seems like a big undertaking. Happy editing. CelestialWeevil (talk) 18:19, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

May 2018 GOCE drive blingEdit

  The Modest Barnstar
This barnstar is awarded to Torchiest for copy edits totaling over 4,000 words (including bonus and rollover words) during the GOCE May 2018 Backlog Elimination Drive. Congratulations, and thank you for your contributions! Reidgreg (talk) 16:55, 3 June 2018 (UTC)

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.

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Wikiproject IndustrialEdit

Hi again, Torchiest. What happened to Wikiproject Industrial? It seems inactive. Was it always like that, or has it fallen off? I've a great interest in promoting as many articles as I can under the project's umbrella, but things feel kind of dead. I've rewritten Streetcleaner, Godflesh, Last Rights, VIVIsectVI, and some others with minimal interaction with editors who seemed to be frequent in the past. Any idea what happened, and any idea how I can help? CelestialWeevil (talk) 01:12, 3 August 2018 (UTC)

For me, I just don't have as much time or energy to put into WP as I used to. When I was active in that WikiProject, I was the main person, and there were a few fringe people who participated a little here and there. I tried pretty hard to get the project moving years ago, and did a lot of revamping of the project, but didn't stir up anywhere near as much activity as I would have liked. My best advice, and something that I had a little success with, is to look at Category:WikiProject Industrial members and see which people in that group are still active, and get in touch with them. The number of people in that group is 3-4 times larger than it was when I was reactivating the project, so that's encouraging. Or check the people who have been active on the talk page and see what they're up to. I'm at a point now where I mostly do small edits here and there rather than sit down and do major work. Good luck! —Torchiest talkedits 01:11, 8 August 2018 (UTC)

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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Downloaded new GOCE script versionEdit

Hi again, Joe. I don't know if you've seen WT:GOCE/COORD#Barnstar script (again), but I got in over my head and figured the best thing would be to re-download your original script. However, when I renamed it on my computer it's still recognized as a .txt file (not .vbs, its new extension). Do you have any idea why? (My better half is out this evening: I'll ask him when he gets home if you don't see this before). Edit mode has been wonky here, so I dunno what's going on. Thanks for your patience and all the best, Miniapolis 22:56, 5 October 2018 (UTC)

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December 2018 GOCE newsletterEdit

Guild of Copy Editors December 2018 Newsletter
 

Hello and welcome to the December 2018 GOCE newsletter. Here is what's been happening since the August edition.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the August blitz (results), which focused on Requests and the oldest backlog month. Of the twenty editors who signed up, eleven editors recorded 37 copy edits.

For the September drive (results), of the twenty-three people who signed up, nineteen editors completed 294 copy edits.

Our October blitz (results) focused on Requests, geography, and food and drink articles. Of the fourteen people who signed up, eleven recorded a total of 57 copy edits.

For the November drive (results), twenty-two people signed up, and eighteen editors recorded 273 copy edits. This helped to bring the backlog to a six-month low of 825 articles.

The December blitz will run for one week, from 16 to 22 December. Sign up now!

Elections: Nominations for the Guild's coordinators for the first half of 2019 will be open from 1 to 15 December. Voting will then take place and the election will close on 31 December at 23:59 UTC. Positions for Guild coordinators, who perform the important behind-the-scenes tasks that keep our project running smoothly, are open to all Wikipedians in good standing. We welcome self-nominations, so please consider nominating yourself if you've ever thought about helping out; it's your Guild and it doesn't run itself!

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Streetcleaner FACEdit

Hi again, Torchiest, sorry to bother you. One of my main articles, Streetcleaner by Godflesh is up for featured article status, and it's kind of floundering due to lack of responses. If you ever get time to throw in a couple of comments, I would really appreciate it. CelestialWeevil (talk) 15:53, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

GOCE 2018 Annual ReportEdit

Guild of Copy Editors 2018 Annual Report
 

Our 2018 Annual Report is now ready for review.

Highlights:

  • Overview of Backlog-reduction progress;
  • Summary of Drives, Blitzes, and the Requests page;
  • Membership news and results of elections;
  • Annual leaderboard;
  • Plans for 2019.
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Nomination for deletion of Template:LOCErequestEdit

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March GOCE newsletterEdit

Guild of Copy Editors March 2019 Newsletter
 

Hello and welcome to the March newsletter, a brief update of Guild activities since December 2018. All being well, we're planning to issue these quarterly in 2019, balancing the need to communicate widely with the avoidance of filling up talk pages. Don't forget you can unsubscribe at any time; see below.

January Drive: Thanks to everyone for the splendid work in January's Backlog Elimination Drive. We removed copyedit tags from all of the articles tagged in our original target months of June, July and August 2018, and by 24 January we ran out of articles. After adding September, we finished the month with 8 target articles remaining and 842 left in the backlog. GOCE copyeditors also completed 48 requests for copyedit in January. Of the 31 people who signed up for this drive, 24 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Blitz: Thanks to everyone who participated in the February Blitz. Of the 15 people who signed up, 13 copyedited at least one article. Participants claimed 32 copyedits, including 15 requests. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: As of 23:39, 18 March 2019 (UTC), GOCE copyeditors have completed 108 requests since 1 January and the backlog stands at 851 articles.

March Drive: The month-long March drive is now underway; the target months are October and November 2018. Awards will be given to everyone who copyedits at least one article from the backlog. Sign up here!

Election reminder: It may only be March but don't forget our mid-year Election of Coordinators opens for nominations on 1 June. Coordinators normally serve a six-month term and are elected on an approval basis. Self-nominations are welcome. If you've thought of helping out at the Guild, or know of another editor who would make a good coordinator, please consider standing for election or nominating them here.

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

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VG newsletterEdit

Hey Torchiest. I am planning on reviving the Newsletter and was wondering if you would be interested in taking part again. GamerPro64 05:41, 3 May 2019 (UTC)

Yeah I might be able to work myself up to it. What's your game plan? Just put together a regular quarterly newsletter at the end of June? Or something more comprehensive? —Torchiest talkedits 21:34, 4 May 2019 (UTC)
I was thinking quarterly again as I'm not positive how to make it more comprehensive. Might have to ask other people if they are interested in joining. They might have ideas themselves. GamerPro64 04:05, 5 May 2019 (UTC)
I checked on Thibbs and he would be interested in helping out again, albeit he has health issues at this time. Nomader is also interested in contributing so we can talk about what can be done with the project. GamerPro64 21:45, 6 May 2019 (UTC)

Made a thread for the relaunch to get the ball rolling. GamerPro64 03:10, 1 June 2019 (UTC)

Hey Torchiest can you help with process of mailing the next issue of the Newsletter. GamerPro64 00:32, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

We finally got the draft completed. But I am still wondering if you can help with mailing the newsletter. Not sure how to do it. GamerPro64 01:18, 14 July 2019 (UTC)

Thanks Torchiest. GamerPro64 23:27, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

GOCE June newsletterEdit

Guild of Copy Editors June 2019 Newsletter
 

Hello and welcome to the June newsletter, a brief update of Guild activities since March 2019. You can unsubscribe from our mailings at any time; see below.

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

June Blitz: Our June blitz will soon be upon us; it will begin at 00:01 on 16 June (UTC) and will close at 23:59 on 22 June (UTC). The themes are "nature and the environment" and all requests.

March Drive: Thanks to everyone for their work in March's Backlog Elimination Drive. We removed copyedit tags from 182 of the articles tagged in our original target months October and November 2018, and the month finished with 64 target articles remaining from November and 811 in the backlog. GOCE copyeditors also completed 22 requests for copyedit in March; the month ended with 34 requests pending. Of the 32 people who signed up for this drive, 24 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

April Blitz: Thanks to everyone who participated in the April Blitz; the blitz ran from 14 to 20 April (UTC) inclusive and the themes were Sports and Entertainment. Of the 15 people who signed up, 13 copyedited at least one article. Participants claimed 60 copyedits. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: As of 04:36, 3 June 2019 (UTC), GOCE copyeditors have completed 267 requests since 1 January. The backlog of tagged articles stands at 605 articles.

May Drive: During the May Backlog Elimination Drive, Guild copy-editors removed copyedit tags from 191 of the 192 articles tagged in our original target months of November and December 2018, and January 2019 was added on 22 May. We finished the month with 81 target articles remaining and a record low of 598 articles in the backlog. GOCE copyeditors also completed 24 requests for copyedit during the May drive, and the month ended with 35 requests pending. Of the 26 people who signed up for this drive, 21 copyedited at least one article. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available 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, Baffle gab1978, Jonesey95, Reidgreg and Tdslk.

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The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q2 2019Edit

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September 2019 GOCE NewsletterEdit

Guild of Copy Editors September 2019 Newsletter
 

Hello and welcome to the September newsletter, a brief update of Guild activities since June 2019.

June election: Reidgreg was chosen as lead coordinator, and is being assisted by Baffle gab1978, Miniapolis, Tdslk, and first-time coordinator Twofingered Typist. Jonesey95 took a respite after serving for six years. Thanks to everyone who participated!

June Blitz: From 16 to 22 June, we copy edited articles on the themes of nature and the environment along with requests. 12 participating editors completed 35 copy edits. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

July Drive: The year's fourth backlog-elimination drive was a great success, clearing all articles tagged in January and February, and bringing the copy-editing backlog to a low of five months and a record low of 585 articles while also completing 48 requests. Of the 30 people who signed up, 29 copyedited at least one article, a participation level last matched in May 2015. Final results and awards are listed here.

August Blitz: From 18 to 24 August, we copy edited articles tagged in March 2019 and requests. 12 participating editors completed 26 copy edits on the blitz. Final results, including barnstars awarded, are available here.

Progress report: As of 03:00, 23 September 2019 (UTC), GOCE copyeditors had processed 413 requests since 1 January. The backlog of tagged articles stood at 599 articles, close to our record month-end low of 585.

Requests page: We are experimenting with automated archiving of copy edit requests; a discussion on REQ Talk (permalinked) initiated by Bobbychan193 has resulted in Zhuyifei1999 writing a bot script for the Guild. Testing is now underway and is expected to be completed by 3 October; for this reason, no manual archiving of requests should be done until the testing period is over. We will then assess the bot's performance and discuss whether to make this arrangement permanent.

September Drive: Our current backlog-elimination drive is open until 23:59 on 30 September (UTC) and is open to all copy editors. Sign up today!

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

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WikiProject Video games Newsletter Q3Edit

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GOCE December 2019 NewsletterEdit

Guild of Copy Editors December 2019 Newsletter
 

Hello and welcome to the December 2019 GOCE newsletter, an update of Guild happenings since the September edition. Our Annual Report should be ready in late January.

Election time: Nominations for the election of a new tranche of Guild coordinators to serve for the first half of 2020 will be open from 1 to 15 December. Voting will then take place and the election will close on 31 December at 23:59 UTC. Positions for Guild coordinators, who perform the important behind-the-scenes tasks that keep our project running smoothly, are open to all Wikipedians in good standing. We welcome self-nominations so please consider nominating yourself if you've ever thought about helping out; it's your Guild and it doesn't run itself!

September Drive: Of the thirty-two editors who signed up, twenty-three editors copy edited at least one article; they completed 39 requests and removed 138 articles from the backlog, bringing the backlog to a low of 519 articles.

October Blitz: This event ran from 13 to 19 October, with themes of science, technology and transport articles tagged for copy edit, and Requests. Sixteen editors helped remove 29 articles from the backlog and completed 23 requests.

November Drive: Of the twenty-eight editors who signed up for this event, twenty editors completed at least one copy edit; they completed 29 requests and removed 133 articles from the backlog.

Our December Blitz will run from 15 to 21 December. Sign up now!

Progress report: From September to November 2019, GOCE copy editors processed 154 requests. Over the same period, the backlog of articles tagged for copy editing was reduced by 41% to an all-time low of 479 articles.

Request archiving: The archiving of completed requests has now been automated. Thanks to Zhuyifei1999 and Bobbychan193, YiFeiBot is now archiving the Requests page. Archiving occurs around 24 hours after a user's signature and one of the templates {{Done}}, {{Withdrawn}} or {{Declined}} are placed below the request. The bot uses the Guild's standard "purpose codes" to determine the way it should archive each request so it's important to use the correct codes and templates.

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, Miniapolis, Tdslk and Twofingered Typist.

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WikiProject Video games Newsletter Q4 2019Edit

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WikiProject Guild of Copy Editors 2019 Annual ReportEdit

Guild of Copy Editors 2019 Annual Report
 

Our 2019 Annual Report is now ready for review.

Highlights:

  • Overview of Backlog-reduction progress (a record low backlog!);
  • Summary of Drives, Blitzes, and the Requests page;
  • Automated archiving of requests;
  • Membership news and results of elections;
  • Annual leaderboard;
  • Plans for 2020.
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GOCE March newsletterEdit

Guild of Copy Editors March 2020 Newsletter
 

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

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

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

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

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

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

Election reminder: It may only be March but don't forget our mid-year Election of Coordinators opens for nominations on 1 June. Coordinators normally serve a six-month term and are elected on an approval basis. Self-nominations are welcome. If you've thought of helping out at the Guild, or know of another editor who would make a good coordinator, please consider standing for election or nominating them here.

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WikiProject Video games Newsletter Q1 2020Edit

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GOCE June newsletterEdit

Guild of Copy Editors June 2020 Newsletter
 

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

Current events

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

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

Drive and blitz reports

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

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

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

Other news

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

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

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

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Nomination of The Sundering for deletionEdit

 

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article The Sundering is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/The Sundering until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Shooterwalker (talk) 19:38, 29 June 2020 (UTC)

WikiProject Video games Newsletter Q2 2020Edit

The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter
Volume 12, No. 2 — 2nd Quarter, 2020
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Guild of Copy Editors September 2020 NewsletterEdit

Guild of Copy Editors September 2020 Newsletter
 

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

                 Current and upcoming events

September Drive: Our current backlog-elimination drive is open until 23:59 on 30 September (UTC) and is open to all copy editors. Sign up today!

Election reminder: our end-of-year Election of Coordinators opens for nominations on 1 December. Coordinators normally serve a six-month term and are elected on an approval basis. Self-nominations are welcome. If you've thought of helping out at the Guild, or know of another editor who would make a good coordinator, please consider standing for election or nominating them here.

Drive and Blitz reports

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

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

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

Other news

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

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

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

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WikiProject Video games Newsletter Q3 2020Edit

The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter
Volume 12, No. 3 — 3rd Quarter, 2020
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Precious anniversaryEdit

Precious
 
Four years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 09:22, 31 October 2020 (UTC)

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December 2020 Guild of Copy Editors NewsletterEdit

Guild of Copy Editors December 2020 Newsletter
 

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

                 Current and upcoming events

Election time: our end-of-year Election of Coordinators opened for nominations on 1 December and will close on 15 December at 23:59 (UTC). Voting opens at 00:01 the following day and will continue until 31 December at 23:59, just before Auld Lang Syne. Coordinators normally serve a six-month term and are elected on an approval basis. Self-nominations are welcome. If you've thought of helping out at the Guild, or know of another editor who would make a good coordinator, please consider standing for election or nominating them here.

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

Drive and Blitz reports

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

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

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

Other news

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

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

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

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Nomination of Mai's for deletionEdit

 
A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Mai's is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Mai's until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article.

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Merry Christmas!Edit

I'm wishing you a Merry Christmas, because that is what I celebrate. Feel free to take a "Happy Holidays" or "Season's Greetings" if you prefer. :) BOZ (talk) 05:15, 23 December 2020 (UTC)

The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter, Q4 2020Edit

The WikiProject Video Games Newsletter
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Requesting some topic expansion helpEdit

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Requesting you to visit lately initiated Draft:Irrational beliefs, If you find topic interested in, please do support topic expansion. Thanks and warm regards Bookku (talk) 14:46, 23 January 2021 (UTC)