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Guild of Copy Editors March 2023 Newsletter[edit]

Guild of Copy Editors March 2023 Newsletter
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Hello and welcome to the March 2023 newsletter, a quarterly digest of Guild activities since December and our Annual Report for 2022. Don't forget you can unsubscribe at any time; see below. We extend a warm welcome to all of our new members, including those who have signed up for our current March Backlog Elimination Drive. We wish you all happy copy-editing.

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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Question from KiDont508 (05:59, 23 March 2023)[edit]

I want to add a picture of someone named Charles Tambu. I found an official portrait image but it had a text watermark so I used photoshop to remove the watermark. Can such pictures be uploaded on Wikipedia? --KiDont508 (talk) 05:59, 23 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

KiDont508 Assuming you downloaded the image of the internet then the only place the image is allowed to be added is the article, but if you just uploaded the image and didn't put it on a page, or if it was removed from the page, that would result in it being deleted. You have to add the appropriate copyright tags (non-free/fair use) and also add a reason why you are using the non free image on Wikipedia. Thanks, Zippybonzo | Talk (he|him) 07:16, 23 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Question from Rxgau (21:35, 24 March 2023)[edit]

Just read the Cheetah magazine stub and it is completely wrong. Suggest you read or reference pages 184-188 of my 2015 memoir Going Into the City, about my recollections of Cheetah, where I was a contributing editor. The most reliable source is the magazine's editor for most of its nine-month life, Larry Dietz,, 626-360-9400. I still have a full-time writing career at 80 and though I love and donate to Wikipedia I don't have time to do this work myself, though I might be able to send you the aforementioned four pages. But for starters Cheetah was not begun by my then-girlfriend , the late Ellen Willis; it was the creation of two hustlers who'd had success with the Diner's Club magazine, Len Mogel and Matty Simmons, who hired Willis on Dietz's say-so and fired her when they figured out what a lefty she was. --Rxgau (talk) 21:35, 24 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]