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Guild of Copy Editors March 2023 Newsletter
|Guild of Copy Editors March 2023 Newsletter
Election results: In our December 2022 coordinator election, Reidgreg and Tenryuu stepped down as coordinators; we thank them for their service. Incumbents Baffle gab1978, Dhtwiki, Miniapolis and Zippybonzo were returned as coordinators until 1 July. For the second time, no lead coordinator was chosen. Nominations for our mid-year Election of Coordinators open on 1 June (UTC).
Drive: 21 editors signed up for our January Backlog Elimination Drive, 14 of whom claimed at least one copy-edit. Between them, they copy-edited 170 articles totaling 389,737 words. Barnstars awarded are here.
Blitz: Our February Copy Editing Blitz focused on October and November 2022 requests, and the March and April 2022 backlogs. Of the 14 editors who signed up, nine claimed at least one copy-edit; and between them, they copy-edited 39,150 words in 22 articles. Barnstars awarded are here.
Drive: Sign up now for our month-long March Backlog Elimination Drive. Barnstars awarded will be posted here after the drive closes.
Progress report: As of 12:08, 19 March 2023 (UTC), GOCE copyeditors have processed 73 requests since 1 January 2023, all but five of them from 2022, and the backlog stands at 1,872 articles.
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, Dhtwiki, Miniapolis and Zippybonzo.
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News and updates for administrators from the past month (March 2023).
- A community RfC is open to discuss whether reports primarily involving gender-related disputes or controversies should be referred to the Arbitration enforcement noticeboard.
- The rollback of Vector 2022 RfC has found no consensus to rollback to Vector legacy, but has found rough consensus to disable "limited width" mode by default.
- A link to the user's Special:CentralAuth page will now appear in the subtitle links shown on Special:Contributions. This was voted #17 in the Community Wishlist Survey 2023.
- The Armenia-Azerbaijan 3 case has been closed.
- A case about World War II and the history of Jews in Poland has been opened, with the first evidence phase closing 6 April 2023.
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New Page Patrol – May 2023 Backlog Drive
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Question from RedactedHash (14:16, 27 April 2023)
I am trying to edit the article on Sheol. It mentions a derivation of the true name of God that is absolutely blasphemous to the Jewish community. It keeps getting reverted despite being offensive. Is there a way to correct this? I replaced the word with "The Hebrew God" and linked to the names of God in the torah to try and compromise but the person reverting sees zero issue with the blasphemy and is defending keeping it as preventing censorship (bs) and being inclusive of other religions (very slightly true but they are all religions that co-opted the name) that use it while ignoring that the article is primarily focused on the Hebrew/Jewish interpretation. Please help. --RedactedHash (talk) 14:16, 27 April 2023 (UTC)
- Hello RedactedHash, and welcome to Wikipedia! While I sympathize that this may be very frustrating, Equine-man is correct to mention Wikipedia's policy of not censoring it's content, as your argument appears to focus on the potential offending of a group of people. Were Wikipedia to adjust it's own content to minimize the potential for offense, it would be a herculean task to write articles about a wide array of subjects, such as articles detailing varying belief systems. Wikipedia's sole focus is on what reliable secondary sources say about a given topic, which Wikipedia then summarizes faithfully at the relevant article.
- One of the core aspects of Wikipedia is collaboration, which means that whenever a change you desire to present on an article is reverted or undone, you are obligated to attempt to start a discussion on the relevant article talk page (in this instance, Talk:Sheol) to attempt to garner consensus for your desired edit. In other words, you would discuss with the objecting editor - alongside anyone else who decides to contribute - until some kind of agreement on what to do is made. If the discussion does not result in a consensus among editors for a change, the article would remain as it was prior to any change, so as to maintain the status quo.
- You can make use of various tools to help generate consensus - referred to as dispute resolution - such as requesting a 3rd opinion, posting a request for mediation at the dispute resolution noticeboard, or creating a formal request for comment. Please make sure to read the relevant guidelines for these tools should you decide to make use of them. None of these tools should be used until an attempt for discussion at the talk page is attempted and fails to bare fruit after roughly 7 days (this isn't a hard rule but I think it's a good baseline).
- In this instance, I would strongly advise you not continue to edit the article to invoke your desired change and start a discussion on Talk:Sheol. I see that there is a somewhat relevant discussion on your talk page, but discussing a potential change to article content should really not be on an individual editor's talk page.
- Cheers! —Sirdog (talk) 01:20, 28 April 2023 (UTC)
News and updates for administrators from the past month (April 2023).
- A request for comment about removing administrative privileges in specified situations is open for feedback.
- Progress has started on the Page Triage improvement project. This is to address the concerns raised by the community in their 2022 WMF letter that requested improvements be made to the tool.
- The proposed decision in the World War II and the history of Jews in Poland case is expected 11 May 2023.
- The Wikimedia Foundation annual plan 2023-2024 draft is open for comment and input through May 19. The final plan will be published in July 2023.
Question from John Dalton Piercy (15:32, 8 May 2023)
I had a previous id under an email I can no longer access. Is there any way of merging to two ids? --John Dalton Piercy (talk) 15:32, 8 May 2023 (UTC)
- Hello John Dalton Piercy. Could you elaborate as to what you mean by an "id"? Wikipedia only makes use of usernames. If you are referring to having another Wikipedia account, so long as you remember your username and password you can simply login and change the email. If you don't remember the password or username, and you lost access to the account's email address, then unfortunately the account is lost forever. More information about this is available at Help:Logging in. —Sirdog (talk) 19:37, 8 May 2023 (UTC)
- Thank you. I meant username. I guess the old account is lost forever. Appreciate your responding. 2A00:23C7:1787:9A01:E520:A2A6:3F1F:8F3C (talk) 09:20, 9 May 2023 (UTC)
Zeus would be Thor in Norse Mythology. Saturn/Cronus would be Odin in Norse Mythology. Wreck!tRalph89 (talk) 14:32, 22 May 2023 (UTC)
Question from Vincente1974 (09:14, 5 June 2023)
Hello I noticed there is a dead link in an article. What is the correct approach, should I delete the link or wait till a suitable replacement can be found? --Vincente1974 (talk) 09:14, 5 June 2023 (UTC)
News and updates for administrators from the past month (May 2023).
- Following an RfC, editors indefinitely site-banned by community consensus will now have all rights, including sysop, removed.
- As a part of the Wikimedia Foundation's IP Masking project, a new policy has been created that governs the access to temporary account IP addresses. An associated FAQ has been created and individual communities can increase the requirements to view temporary account IP addresses.
- Bot operators and tool maintainers should schedule time in the coming months to test and update their tools for the effects of IP masking. IP masking will not be deployed to any content wiki until at least October 2023 and is unlikely to be deployed to the English Wikipedia until some time in 2024.
- The arbitration case World War II and the history of Jews in Poland has been closed. The topic area of Polish history during World War II (1933-1945) and the history of Jews in Poland is subject to a "reliable source consensus-required" contentious topic restriction.
- Following a community referendum, the arbitration policy has been modified to remove the ability for users to appeal remedies to Jimbo Wales.
Guild of Copy Editors June 2023 Newsletter
|Guild of Copy Editors June 2023 Newsletter
Hello and welcome to the June 2023 newsletter, a quarterly digest of Guild activities since March. Don't forget you can unsubscribe at any time; see below.
Election news: Fancy helping out at the Guild? Nominations for our half-yearly Election of Coordinators are open until 23:59 on 15 June (UTC)*. Starting immediately after, the voting phase will run until 23:59 on 30 June. All Wikipedians in good standing are eligible and self-nominations are welcomed; it's your Guild and it doesn't organize itself!
Blitz: Of the 17 editors who signed up for our April Copy Editing Blitz, nine editors completed at least one copy-edit. Between them, they copy-edited 24 articles totaling 53,393 words. Barnstars awarded are here.
Drive: 51 editors signed up for the month-long May Backlog Elimination Drive, and 31 copy-edited at least one article. 180 articles were copy-edited. Barnstars awarded are posted here.
Blitz: Sign up here for our week-long June Copy Editing Blitz, which runs from 11 to 17 June. Barnstars awarded will be posted here.
Progress report: As of 03:09 on 6 June 2023, GOCE copyeditors have processed 91 requests since 1 January and the backlog stands at 1,887 articles.
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, Dhtwiki, Miniapolis and Zippybongo.
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