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The following event is now closed.Please do not modify this page. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. Participants should add their final statistics with the 48 hours after the closure.


GOCE backlog status as of the end of the drive

This Copy Editing Backlog Elimination Drive was 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 September 2020, 00:00 (UTC) and ended on 30 September 2020, 23:59 (UTC). The goals of this drive were:

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

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

The drive was 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 (30) Twofingered Typist (25) Reidgreg (21) Miniapolis (9)
Baffle gab1978 (9)
Jv0314 (6)
Tdslk (6)
Total
Words[n 1]
Twofingered Typist (85,308) Tenryuu (62,335) Reidgreg (41,800) Baffle gab1978 (23,517) Miniapolis (15,281)
5k+
Articles[n 2]
Twofingered Typist (7) Tenryuu (6) Reidgreg (3) Miniapolis (1)
Baffle gab1978 (1)
Oldest
Articles[n 3]
Tenryuu (28) Reidgreg (18) Miniapolis (9) Jv0314 (6) Dhtwiki (5)
Longest
Article[n 1][n 4]
Tenryuu (18,383) Twofingered Typist (17,028) Reidgreg (10,662) Miniapolis (7,919) Baffle gab1978 (5,460)
  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 June, July, and August 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
  • June, July, and
    August 2020
  • Outstanding
  • tags
  • Change since
  • previous day
[N 1]
  • Change since
  • beginning
[N 1]
31 August 2020 438 438
1 September 2020 430 442 Negative increase  4 Negative increase  4
2 September 2020 412 446 Negative increase  4 Negative increase  8
3 September 2020 397 441 Positive decrease  5 Negative increase  3
4 September 2020 379 428 Positive decrease 13 Positive decrease 10
5 September 2020 364 424 Positive decrease  4 Positive decrease 14
6 September 2020 352 424 Steady  0 Positive decrease 14
7 September 2020 344 442 Negative increase  18 Negative increase  4
8 September 2020 317 425 Positive decrease 17 Positive decrease 13
9 September 2020 312 434 Negative increase  9 Positive decrease  4
10 September 2020 298 432 Positive decrease  2 Positive decrease  6
11 September 2020 288 432 Steady  0 Positive decrease  6
12 September 2020 279 428 Positive decrease  4 Positive decrease 10
13 September 2020 266 426 Positive decrease  2 Positive decrease 12
14 September 2020 261 429 Negative increase  3 Positive decrease  9
15 September 2020 260 435 Negative increase  6 Positive decrease  3
16 September 2020 258 450 Negative increase  15 Negative increase  12
17 September 2020 231 432 Positive decrease 18 Positive decrease  6
18 September 2020 217 421 Positive decrease 11 Positive decrease 17
19 September 2020 208 420 Positive decrease  1 Positive decrease 18
20 September 2020 183 403 Positive decrease 17 Positive decrease 35
21 September 2020 178 400 Positive decrease  3 Positive decrease 38
22 September 2020 169 396 Positive decrease  4 Positive decrease 42
23 September 2020 161 391 Positive decrease  5 Positive decrease 47
24 September 2020 159 386 Positive decrease  5 Positive decrease 52
25 September 2020 158 378 Positive decrease  8 Positive decrease 60
26 September 2020 157 374 Positive decrease  4 Positive decrease 64
27 September 2020 152 357 Positive decrease 17 Positive decrease 81
28 September 2020 147 356 Positive decrease  1 Positive decrease 82
29 September 2020 144 376 Negative increase  20 Positive decrease 62
30 September 2020 138 371 Positive decrease  5 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

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 June, July, and August 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 Alan García (section) (446) *O
  2.  Completed Akidolestes (1227) *O
  3.  Completed [[]] ()
  4.  Completed [[]] ()
  5.  Completed [[]] ()
  6.  Completed [[]] ()
  7.  Completed [[]] ()
  8.  Completed [[]] ()
  9.  Completed [[]] ()
  10.  Completed [[]] ()
  • Total articles: 2
  • Total words: 1,673
  • Rollover words: 1,339

Tdslk (talk)Edit

Article list
  1.  Completed Chowgalla (224) *O
  2.  Completed Sarat Kumar Patra (50)
  3.  Completed Euthalia mahadeva (87)
  4.  Completed Auguste von Harrach (418)
  5.  Completed Marcel Cabon (253)
  6.  Completed Unión Entrerriana de Rugby (178)
  7.  Completed [[]] ()
  8.  Completed [[]] ()
  9.  Completed [[]] ()
  10.  Completed [[]] ()
  11.  Completed [[]] ()
  12.  Completed [[]] ()
  13.  Completed [[]] ()
  14.  Completed [[]] ()
  15.  Completed [[]] ()
  • Total articles: 6
  • Total words: 1210
  • Rollover words: 5881.5

BlueMoonset (talk)Edit

Article list
  1.  Completed George R. Henderson (30)
  2.  Completed Bernard Morrison (25)
  3.  Completed List of bus operating companies (244)
  4.  Working [[]] ()
  • Total articles: 3
  • Total words: 299
  • Rollover words: 925

Mehmuffin (talk)Edit

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

Tenryuu (talk)Edit

Article list
  1.  Completed Fate/Extra (3703) *O
  2.  Completed Indomie (1151) *O
  3.  Completed Behat (966) *O
  4.  Completed Barh Potentially copyvio? Copyedited with excisions (1122) *O
  5.  Completed Requetés (6410) *O
  6.  Completed Zlatko Zhivkov (396) *O
  7.  Completed Jige (1724) *O
  8.  Completed Negative refraction (1879) *O
  9.  Completed João de Castro (1072) *O
  10.  Completed Murder of Sheikh Mohammad Samiul Alam Rajon (347) *O
  11.  Completed Joseph Dzhun Added {{POV}} and {{Technical}} maintenance tags (518) *O
  12.  Completed John Welsh of Ayr (2318) Excised a section *O
  13.  Completed Openclipart (809) *O
  14.  Completed IdeaPad S series (1061) *O
  15.  Completed Narasimharajapura (309) *O
  16.  Completed Pokhara Zero K.M. (155) *O
  17.  Completed Bhimrao Panchale (260) *O
  18.  Completed Cynthia D. Ritchie (1708) *O
  19.  Completed Basukinath (413) *O
  20.  Completed Cavity optomechanics (18383) *R
  21.  Completed Building Back Better Moved to new title (1266) *O
  22.  Completed Anoma Wijewardene (467) *O
  23.  Completed Sukirti Kandpal (1332) *O
  24.  Completed José Antonio Llama (620) *O
  25.  Completed Kaikhosru Shapurji Sorabji (10232) *R
  26.  Completed Franta Sauer (481) *O
  27.  Completed Bulelani Lobengula (202) *O
  28.  Completed Bridge program (higher education) (2076) *O
  29.  Completed Silli Polytechnic (305) *O
  30.  Completed Alexander Grigorievich Shklyaev (650) *O
  31.  Working [[]] ()
  • Total articles: 30
  • Total words: 62335
  • Rollover words: 457,834

Dhtwiki (talk)Edit

Article list
  1.  Completed Potsdam Conference (4466) *O
  2.  Completed Cangjie input method (2735) *O
  3.  Completed Male grooming (1236) *O
  4.  Completed Charles Cheffins (2483) *O
  5.  Completed Psycholinguistics ("Theories" section marked but I c/e entire article) (3224) *O
  • Total articles: 5
  • Total words: 14,144
  • Rollover words: 2,357.5

Jv0314 (talk)Edit

Article list
  1.  Completed Daniel Caesar (764) *O
  2.  Completed Pungi (387) *O
  3.  Completed Elizabeth Glover (2,497) *O
  4.  Completed Roy Cizek (943) *O
  5.  Completed Kasaloo Kyanga (288) *O Checked Twofingered Typist (talk) 12:24, 8 September 2020 (UTC)
  6.  Completed Tom Devine (961) *O
  • Total articles: 6
  • Total words: 5,840
  • Rollover words: 5,364

Reidgreg (talk)Edit

Article list
  1.  Completed Italian World War II destroyers (2346) *O
  2.  Completed Sustainability (78) *O
  3.  Completed List of .hack characters (10662) *O
  4.  Completed Internet censorship in China (95)
  5.  Completed G-Dragon (359) *O
  6.  Completed List of reportedly haunted locations (99) *O
  7.  Completed Merlin Olsen (320) *O
  8.  Completed Partially guyed tower (129) *O
  9.  Completed Russian nihilist movement (627) *O
  10.  Completed Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children (559) *O
  11.  Completed Dehumanization (4234) *O
  12.  Completed Black Knight (comics character) (1053) *O
  13.  Completed Walrus-class submarine (1610) *O
  14.  Completed Emotional reasoning (1543) *O
  15.  Completed Social Christian Reformist Party (569) *O
  16.  Completed 1992 Winter Olympics (1512) *O
  17.  Completed Jam band (4436) *O
  18.  Completed List of Indian independence activists (2129) *O
  19.  Completed Ukrainian Cyber Alliance (3033) *O
  20.  Completed Buzz!: The Music Quiz (1185) *R
  21.  Completed Dying Light (5222) *R
  22.  Working [[]] ()
  23.  Working [[]] ()
  24.  Working [[]] ()
  25.  Working [[]] ()
  • Total articles: 21
  • Total words: 41800
  • Rollover words: 37975.5

Can I Log In (talk)Edit

Article list
  1.  Completed Dunoon, Cape Town (1,026) *O
  2.  Completed Kumbharia Jain Temples (548) *R yellow tickY Partly done; some mistakes, fixed be me. Baffle☿gab 01:18, 19 September 2020 (UTC)
  3.  Completed RBD (3,245) *O
  • Total articles: 3
  • Total words: 4,819
  • Rollover words: 5,628

Miniapolis (talk)Edit

Article list
  1.  Completed Skakavac, Sarajevo (207) *O
  2.  Completed Basava Jayanthi (92) *O
  3.  Completed Robert of Burgate (507) *O
  4.  Completed Ganghwa Island (1,467) *O
  5.  Completed Al Jazeera controversies and criticism (7,919) *O
  6.  Completed Civic Renovation Party (1,180) *O
  7.  Completed Hyderabad Multi-Modal Transport System (772) *O
  8.  Completed Greece and the International Monetary Fund (2,514) *O
  9.  Completed Shabwah Governorate offensive (2014–present) (623) *O
  • Total articles: 9
  • Total words: 15,281
  • Rollover words: 12,778

Lfstevens (talk)Edit

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

Baffle gab1978 (talk)Edit

Article list
  1.  Completed Rhythm of Love (Kylie Minogue album) (3,797) *R
  2.  Completed 2013 World Snooker Championship (1,856) *R
  3.  Completed Viren (2,627) *R
  4.  Completed A Crow Looked at Me (5,460) *R
  5.  Completed 24K Magic World Tour (2,035) *R
  6.  Completed Start the Party (album) (1,478) *R
  7.  Completed East Bengal Ultras (1,377) *R
  8.  Completed Muhieddine Itani (1,109) *R
  9.  Completed Batu Arang (3,778) *R
  • Total articles: 9
  • Total words: 23,517
  • Rollover words: 1,9267

Twofingered Typist (talk)Edit

Article list
  1.  Completed Lips are Movin (2,542) *R
  2.  Completed Alexios Komnenos (protosebastos) (3,324) *R
  3.  Completed John Wayne Gacy (17,028) ^R
  4.  Completed Now That's What I Call Drag Music, Vol. 1 (799) *R
  5.  Completed Rajkummar Rao (2,683) *R
  6.  Completed Homura Akemi (6,314) *R
  7.  Completed James M. Canty (2,131) *R
  8.  Completed Miloš N. Đurić (559) *R
  9.  Completed 2022 Chuukese independence referendum (2,323) *R
  10.  Completed The King of Fighters XIV (3,235) *R
  11.  Completed Mir Osman Ali Khan (3,213) *R
  12.  Completed Juice Wrld (3,310) *R
  13.  Completed Sennacherib (9,001) *R
  14.  Completed Pussy Fairy (OTW) (1,912) *R
  15.  Completed Church of Our Lady of Guadalupe (Puerto Vallarta) (1,974) *R
  16.  Completed Albert P. Halfhill (997) *R
  17.  Completed Judgment (video game) (4,156) *R
  18.  Completed Favorite Son (Star Trek: Voyager) (2,283) *R
  19.  Completed William Beanes (1,884) *R
  20.  Completed Janantike (333) *R
  21.  Completed Raiders of the Lost Ark (12,396) *R
  22.  Completed Robert B. Mellor (683)
  23.  Completed Gyarvi Sharif (445)
  24.  Completed CISPE (656)
  25.  Completed Swagga Like Us (1,127)
  • Total articles: 24
  • Total words: 85,308
  • Rollover words: 1405660.5

TheArtsyLady (talk)Edit

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

Just gonna edit a bit (talk)Edit

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

Gog the Mild (talk)Edit

Article list
  1.  Completed Réunion swamphen (2001) *R
  2.  Working [[]] ()
  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 2001
  • Rollover words: 635.5

GeorgiaLindsay20 (talk)Edit

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

SS1901 (talk)Edit

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

Kaodigua (talk)Edit

Article list
  1.  Completed Budhlada (869) *O Checked; some errors fixed by me. Mostly unreferened article. Baffle☿gab 23:46, 25 September 2020 (UTC)
  2.  Working [[]] ()
  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 869
  • Rollover words: 362

Dharp86 (talk)Edit

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

Antila (talk)Edit

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

Jostall (talk)Edit

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

AlsoWukai (talk)Edit

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

Cs09736 (talk)Edit

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

Breezefox (talk)Edit

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

Carinarampelt (talk)Edit

Article list
  1.  Completed Chas (762) *O Checked Baffle☿gab 23:09, 25 September 2020 (UTC)
  2.  Working [[]] ()
  • Total articles: 1
  • Total words: 762

Wilhelmina Will (talk)Edit

Article list
  1.  Completed Amer Jamil (740)
  2.  Completed Typhoon Damrey (2005) (895)
  • Total articles: 2
  • Total words: 1,635
  • Rollover words: 3,415