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Backlog status at end of drive

This Copy Editing Backlog Elimination Drive is a one-month-long effort of the Guild of Copy Editors to reduce the backlog of articles that require copy editing; those carrying the {{copy edit}} tag (also {{awkward}}, {{copy edit section}}, {{inappropriate person}}, and {{copy edit inline}} and their redirects) or listed on the GOCE Requests page. It began on 1 November 2020, 00:00 (UTC) and will end on 30 November 2020, 23:59 (UTC). The goals of this drive are:

  • to reduce the backlog by as many articles as possible, especially the earliest-tagged articles (those tagged in July, August and September 2020);
  • to complete all requests on the GOCE Requests page dating from October 2020.

Drive participants can earn barnstar awards based on the number of articles—and the word counts of the articles—they copy edit. Articles listed on the Requests page count towards your total; these articles are generally higher in quality than those tagged with {{copy edit}}. You will receive a bonus score of 50% over the article's word count for articles that were tagged with {{copy edit}} in July, August and September 2020, and for articles listed on the Requests page. Awards will be given out once the drive has finished.

The drive is open to all Wikipedians; you don't have to be a member of the Guild of Copy Editors to participate. You must, however, be competent in your use of English grammar, spelling and punctuation. We strongly advise you to read Wikipedia's guide to basic copy editing before you begin working. If you're unsure about spelling, grammar or punctuation, consult the Wikipedia Manual of Style. Skilled use of English is especially important for articles listed on the Requests page.

Drives are under the purview of the Guild's coordinators. The drive's lead coordinator is Jonesey95 (talk), who is assisted by Baffle gab1978 (talk), Puddleglum2.0 (talk), Tdslk (talk) and Twofingered Typist (talk). If you have any questions, leave a message on the drive's talk page.

For brief instructions on recording your work, see below. For full instructions, visit the main drive page. Further details can be found on the drive FAQ page.

Full instructions, tips, and awardsEdit

Full instructions for participants, tips, help for new copy editors, useful tags, and details of the many barnstars available for the drive can be found on the main drive page. Please read this page carefully before you begin. To sign up, please use the form in the Signing up section below.

ProgressEdit

(Please update your own figures)

LeaderboardEdit

  • Gold Star Award Leaderboard
1 2 3 4 5
Total
Articles
Tenryuu (50) Twofingered Typist (32) Baffle gab1978 (11)
Tdslk (11)
Miniapolis (9) Beetricks (6)
Dhtwiki (4)
Total
Words[n 1]
Twofingered Typist (83,528) Tenryuu (76,667) Baffle gab1978 (28,040) Dhtwiki (23,635) Miniapolis (15,973)
5k+
Articles[n 2]
Twofingered Typist (6) Tenryuu (4)
Dhtwiki (4)
Lfstevens (1)
Oldest
Articles[n 3]
Tenryuu (50) Miniapolis (9) Twofingered Typist (5) Dhtwiki (4) Tdslk (2)
Beetricks (2)
Jonesey95 (2)
Longest
Article[n 1][n 4]
Dhtwiki (15,892) Twofingered Typist (14,713) Tenryuu (9,549) Gog the Mild (4,896) Miniapolis (4,525)
  1. ^ a b For requests and older articles, please include only the actual word count, without the 50% bonus.
  2. ^ Number of articles of 5,000 words or more. An article of 10K+ words counts as 2, of 15K+ as 3, and so on.
  3. ^ Oldest articles are those tagged in July, August and September 2020.
  4. ^ The number of words in the longest article you copy edited. Only one entry for any editor.

Progress chartEdit

Progress Chart
Date
  • Old articles
  • Jul/Aug/Sep 2020
  • Outstanding
  • tags
  • Change since
  • previous day
[N 1]
  • Change since
  • beginning
[N 1]
31 October 2020 254 548
1 November 2020 243 528 Positive decrease 20 Positive decrease 20
2 November 2020 236 512 Positive decrease 16 Positive decrease 36
3 November 2020 233 521 Negative increase  9 Positive decrease 27
4 November 2020 229 520 Positive decrease  1 Positive decrease 28
5 November 2020 227 519 Positive decrease  1 Positive decrease 29
6 November 2020 224 522 Negative increase  3 Positive decrease 26
7 November 2020 218 512 Positive decrease 10 Positive decrease 36
8 November 2020 215 497 Positive decrease 15 Positive decrease 51
9 November 2020 210 497 Steady  0 Positive decrease 51
10 November 2020 207 498 Negative increase  1 Positive decrease 50
11 November 2020 205 489 Positive decrease  9 Positive decrease 59
12 November 2020 201 482 Positive decrease  7 Positive decrease 66
13 November 2020 197 481 Positive decrease  1 Positive decrease 67
14 November 2020 194 483 Negative increase  2 Positive decrease 65
15 November 2020 190 489 Negative increase  6 Positive decrease 59
16 November 2020 185 496 Negative increase  7 Positive decrease 52
17 November 2020 186 506 Negative increase  10 Positive decrease 42
18 November 2020 177 506 Steady  0 Positive decrease 42
19 November 2020 176 512 Negative increase  6 Positive decrease 36
20 November 2020 173 521 Negative increase  9 Positive decrease 27
21 November 2020 169 520 Positive decrease  1 Positive decrease 28
22 November 2020 166 520 Steady  0 Positive decrease 28
23 November 2020 155 512 Positive decrease  8 Positive decrease 36
24 November 2020 148 505 Positive decrease  7 Positive decrease 43
25 November 2020 146 503 Positive decrease  2 Positive decrease 45
26 November 2020 137 502 Positive decrease  1 Positive decrease 46
27 November 2020 134 500 Positive decrease  2 Positive decrease 48
28 November 2020 130 515 Negative increase  15 Positive decrease 33
29 November 2020 120 503 Positive decrease 12 Positive decrease 45
30 November 2020 110 481 Positive decrease 22 Positive decrease 67
  1. ^ a b Change refers only to outstanding tags.

ReviewingEdit

GOCE coordinators and other experienced Guild members will carry out random checks to ensure that copy edits are of a satisfactory standard. If you are willing to help with reviewing, please sign up below.

10% of each participant's copy edits from the backlog should be checked, and all copy edits from the Requests page should be reviewed, time permitting. Please choose articles at random and do not inspect your own copy edits. After checking articles, place a {{checked}} template after the article on the listing and sign your username with four tildes (~~~~). If a rough consensus finds that a copy edit is not of an acceptable standard, the tag will be re-added and the editor will be penalized 1,200 words plus the word count of the reviewed article. The reviewer may give advice on how the edit could have been improved without penalizing the editor. Please raise any questions on the Coordinators' talk page.

Reviewers sign-upEdit

  1. Twofingered Typist Twofingered Typist (talk)

Signing upEdit

This drive has now concluded and is no longer open to sign-up.

TotalsEdit

How to record articles you have copy edited:

  • Remove any extant {{copy edit}} tags from the article.
  • When you sign up, your section is automatically populated with # {{Working}} [[]] () and # {{Completed}} [[]] ():
    • Article titles go in wikilinks [[]]. List the article's full title (not an abbreviated version) and avoid piped links, quotation marks and italics.
    • Article word counts go in round brackets (): use this script to get the page's word count. Count the words in the version of the article that existed before you started editing. These brackets should not contain anything other than this number; do not use additional brackets for comments. Avoid long calculation strings (more than one line) in your word total.
  • Place the article you are editing on the {{Working}} line. Only work on one article at a time. When you've finished your copy edit, change {{Working}} to {{Completed}}.
  • If the article is from the GOCE Requests page, place *R (using plain text) after the word count. If it was tagged in July, August and September 2020, place *O (using plain text) after the word count.
  • Place any comments between the article title and the word count.
  • Do not list articles on which you have placed {{GOCEreviewed}} instead of copy editing them, or which needed no copy editing.
  • Do not add the 50% bonus for Requests or Oldest articles—a coordinator will apply the bonuses after the drive is over.
  • If you want your work checked, you can request this on the drive talk page.

Properly completed records look like this in the edit window:

# {{Completed}} [[Dark chocolate]] (1,234) *O

and like this on the rendered page:

1.  Completed Dark chocolate (1,234) *O

Jonesey95 (talk)Edit

Article list
  1.  Completed Opposition Bloc (2019) (802) *O
  2.  Completed Francysk Skaryna (1,598) *O
  3.  Completed [[]] ()
  4.  Completed [[]] ()
  5.  Completed [[]] ()
  • Total articles: 2
  • Total words: 2,400
  • Rollover words: 3,848

Dhtwiki (talk)Edit

Article list
  1.  Completed Pajica Omčikus (489) *O
  2.  Completed 1989 Tiananmen Square protests (15892) *O
  3.  Completed Human spaceflight (7254) *O
  4.  Completed Pioneer Springs Community School (merely removed tags; problems resolved previously) (0) *O
  • Total articles: 4
  • Total words: 23,635
  • Rollover words: 3,574

Tenryuu (talk)Edit

Article list
  1.  Completed Ghulam Qadir Ganipuri (345) *O Checked - minor fixes - Twofingered Typist (talk) 13:54, 1 November 2020 (UTC)
  2.  Completed Sam Nda-Isaiah (385) *O
  3.  Completed Boris Yeltsin Volleyball Cup (2006) *O
  4.  Completed ETSEIB Motorsport (1370) *O
  5.  Completed Azarmi Dukht Safavi (420) *O Checked Twofingered Typist (talk) 19:38, 1 November 2020 (UTC)
  6.  Completed Mentorship (6432) *O
  7.  Completed Jean-Paul Jauffret (150) Left some {{Clarify}} inline tags *O
  8.  Completed Nana Asamani (398) Removed some uncited content *O
  9.  Completed Kannadathi (TV series) (377) *O
  10.  Completed Nubia (7579) *O
  11.  Completed Challapalli (345) *O
  12.  Completed The Septimus Wave (1101) *O
  13.  Completed Aneesh Ravi (390) *O
  14.  Completed Guna 369 (855) *O
  15.  Completed Internal resistance to apartheid (9549) *O
  16.  Completed Tara Newley (451) *O
  17.  Completed Escorts Limited (684) *O
  18.  Completed Government Arya Degree College Nurpur Excisions performed (355) *O
  19.  Completed Hiri Motu (1373) *O
  20.  Completed Harro Schulze-Boysen (5568) *O
  21.  Completed Old Stone Arch Bridge (Bound Brook, New Jersey) (2696) *O
  22.  Completed Lasse Diding (519) *O
  23.  Completed Manmohini (TV series) (577) *O
  24.  Completed Operation Marne Torch (914) *O
  25.  Completed Ramin Gurbanov (1789) *O
  26.  Completed Kathiawar (877) *O
  27.  Completed Shadow Fight 2 (2135) *O
  28.  Completed Planica 1934 (355) *O
  29.  Completed Chika Stacy Oriuwa (948) *O
  30.  Completed Veguli Penn (1262) *O
  31.  Completed Highland Towers collapse (1581) *O
  32.  Completed Tigrigni (1434) *O
  33.  Completed Oda Schottmüller (1883) *O
  34.  Completed Kamen Rider Kiva (1416) *O
  35.  Completed Cormac mac Cuilennáin (1289) *O
  36.  Completed Salah Choudhury (1650) *O
  37.  Completed Cheluvanarayana Swamy Temple (602) Excised an entire paragraph *O
  38.  Completed Rudolf von Scheliha (1938) *O
  39.  Completed List of Karachi local election results (352) *O
  40.  Completed Automated pool cleaner (2819) *O
  41.  Completed Akola (3191) Made a lot of excisions to this article *O
  42.  Completed Governing boards of colleges and universities in the United States (80) Section edit; second tag unnecessary *O
  43.  Completed Christen Ager-Hanssen (2185) *O
  44.  Completed Chak 236 GB Kilanwala (519) *O
  45.  Completed Hamis Kiggundu (504) Was hiding in draftspace *O
  46.  Completed Sriram Venkitaraman (398) *O
  47.  Completed Dosti (1000) *O
  48.  Completed Chitgoppa (382) *O
  49.  Completed Đuro Živković (434) *O
  50.  Completed Apu Nahasapeemapetilon (1105) Section edit *O
  • Total articles: 50
  • Total words: 76667
  • Rollover words: 451336.5

Beetricks (talk)Edit

Article list
  1.  Completed Nina (name) (139)
  2.  Completed Yeom Seungsuk (1102)
  3.  Completed Milli (Thai rapper) (217) Checked Twofingered Typist (talk) 13:53, 8 November 2020 (UTC)
  4.  Completed Xu Xiaoxi (2348)
  5.  Completed Siheung (904)
  6.  Completed Lucas Till (1942)
  • Total articles: 6
  • Total words: 6652

BlueMoonset (talk)Edit

Article list
  1.  Completed Carmen Pretorius (307)
  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 307
  • Rollover words: 1224

Miniapolis (talk)Edit

Article list
  1.  Completed Ahl al-Bayt (1,768) *O
  2.  Completed Sri Lanka Railways (3,365) *O
  3.  Completed Gene Chandler (1,119) *O
  4.  Completed Swadeshi movement (792) *O
  5.  Completed The Secret of Armageddon (1,006) *O
  6.  Completed Biangbiang noodles (212) *O
  7.  Completed Greneway Middle School, Royston (1,514) *O
  8.  Completed Kulen Vakuf massacre (1,712) *O
  9.  Completed Dactyliocerassandstein Formation (4,525) *O
  • Total articles: 9
  • Total words: 15,973
  • Rollover words: 5,699

Can I Log In (talk)Edit

Article list
  1.  Completed [[]] ()
  2.  Working [[]] ()
  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0
  • Rollover words: 856.5

Tdslk (talk)Edit

Article list
  1.  Completed Stanjevići Monastery (67)
  2.  Completed Rodolphus Agricola (1015) *O
  3.  Completed Elfriede Paul (1608) *O
  4.  Completed Yahballaha III (1492) *R
  5.  Completed Maurice Moyer (259)
  6.  Completed Gligorije Vozarević (1301)
  7.  Completed Spirito Santo, Alcamo (428)
  8.  Completed Saint Mary's Catholic Church, İzmir (203)
  9.  Completed Troy Laundry Building (Portland, Oregon) (955)
  10.  Completed Mandarbaria Beach (69)
  11.  Completed Parki Beach (51)
  12.  Completed [[]] ()
  13.  Completed [[]] ()
  14.  Completed [[]] ()
  15.  Completed [[]] ()
  16.  Completed [[]] ()
  • Total articles: 11
  • Total words: 7448
  • Rollover words: 3204

Gog the Mild (talk)Edit

Article list
  1.  Completed Podokesaurus (4896) *R
  2.  Completed Peroz I (4066) *R
  3.  Working [[]] ()
  • Total articles: 2
  • Total words: 8962
  • Rollover words: 3637.5

Twofingered Typist (talk)Edit

Article list
  1.  Completed 1992 Zangon Kataf crises (2,442) *O
  2.  Completed Sutton–Taylor feud (1,224) *O
  3.  Completed The Family Tomb (Gilbert novel) (577) *O
  4.  Completed Richard Douglass (1,197) *O
  5.  Completed Dominic O'Sullivan (73) *O
  6.  Completed Lady Red Couture (735) *R
  7.  Completed Let's Get to It (3,314) *R
  8.  Completed Zombies on Broadway (album) (2,546) *R
  9.  Completed Back to the Future (13,698) *R
  10.  Completed Blood and Black Lace (5,630) *R
  11.  Completed Manoj Shah (1,109) *R
  12.  Completed Mexican National Middleweight Championship (463) *R
  13.  Completed James McHenry Jones (2,394) *R
  14.  Completed 2017 Pakistan Super League (3,315) *R
  15.  Completed TL431 (2,422) *R
  16.  Completed William Armstrong (Virginia politician) (1,154) *R
  17.  Completed Casey Calvert (1,880) *R
  18.  Completed Kimihiro Watanuki (3,045) *R
  19.  Completed The Conversation (Mad About You) (1,874) *R
  20.  Completed Maid of Sker (video game) (2,325) *R
  21.  Completed Murder of Bianca Devins (2,191) *R
  22.  Completed Don't Smile at Me (2,336) *R
  23.  Completed Daenerys Targaryen (6,417) *R
  24.  Completed Static Prevails (1,483) *R
  25.  Completed Cone Mills Corporation (1,669) *R
  26.  Completed Alexis Texas (809) *R
  27.  Completed vcash (841) *R
  28.  Completed George A. Mitchell (977) *R
  29.  Completed Bukit Kutu (975) *R
  30.  Completed Electrical telegraphy in the United Kingdom (14,713) *R
  • Total articles: 31
  • Total words: 83,528
  • Rollover words: 1,423,652.5

Baffle gab1978 (talk)Edit

Article list
  1.  Completed Joe Davis (2,076) *R
  2.  Completed Turkoman (ethnonym) (2,260) *R
  3.  Completed Royals (song) (4,237) *R
  4.  Completed Blackmer gain cell (3,183) *R
  5.  Completed 12B (1,639) *R
  6.  Completed Rasan (organization) (2,454) *R
  7.  Completed Cups (song) (3,397) *R
  8.  Completed Magtymguly Pyragy (1,588) *R
  9.  Completed Son of Frankenstein (2,764) *R
  10.  Completed Hua Chenyu (3,794) *R
  11.  Completed Gigi Goode (684) *R
  12.  Completed [[]] ()
  13.  Completed [[]] ()
  14.  Completed [[]] ()
  15.  Completed [[]] ()
  16.  Completed [[]] ()
  • Total articles: 11
  • Total words: 28,040
  • Rollover words: 14542.5

Lfstevens (talk)Edit

Article list
  1.  Completed Quantum tunnelling (5,254)
  2.  Working [[]] ()
  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 5,254

Carrierudd (talk)Edit

Article list
  1.  Completed [[]] ()
  2.  Working [[]] ()
  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Voxinsocks (talk)Edit

Article list
  1.  Completed Asafo Flags (389)
  2.  Completed Bhalessa (1,376) *O
  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Ma6ic (talk)Edit

Article list
  1.  Completed Gulni Madhopur (1703)
  2.  Completed Agency banking model (541) Checked Twofingered Typist (talk) 21:10, 20 November 2020 (UTC)
  3.  Working [[]] ()
  • Total articles: 2
  • Total words: 2244

Berrely (talk)Edit

Article list
  1.  Completed Bombay Mittai (2015 film) (620)
  2.  Completed ISO 22322 (286) Checked Twofingered Typist (talk) 21:58, 23 November 2020 (UTC)
  3.  Working [[]] ()
  • Total articles: 2
  • Total words: 906

Gastronaut (talk)Edit

Article list
  1.  Completed [[]] ()
  2.  Working [[]] ()
  • Total articles: 0
  • Total words: 0

Redwidgeon (talk)Edit

Article list
  1.  Completed Ramiro_I_of_Asturias Note: total words for article = 1355 but only 1 section requested CO (76)
  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 76