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Guild of Copy Editors December 2016 News[edit]

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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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Talk:Saturated fat and cardiovascular disease controversy[edit]

There is a discussion going on, with three participants, if you would like to weigh in.--Quisqualis (talk) 00:21, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

Canadian English[edit]

I undid your subheading change. I agree that "Phonemic incidence" is not a good heading (at least for most readers), but "Wavering between UK and U.S. usage" is not acceptable. It's not even accurate since the section says some "pronunciations are uniquely Canadian". Canadians may have a wider range of understood and accepted pronunciations, but "waver" not a good way to describe that. Would you say that American English pronunciation wavers because there are Americans who pronounce things differently? For that matter, I don't believe it is appropriate to use a header which describes Canadian pronunciation in terms of American vs UK. Canadians son't pronounce things in American or UK English. They may use the same pronunciations fo rsome words, but it is not because they are speaking American or British English.Meters (talk) 00:15, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

I agree completely. What do you think about my new suggestion? --Espoo (talk) 00:51, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

"Remarkable use of variant pronunciations" doesn't seem quite right either. "Remarkable" is not neutral, and appears to be a judgement on our part. What about simply "Variant pronunciation"? Meters (talk) 01:20, 22 January 2017 (UTC)
Or perhaps "Variable pronunciation" would be better? Meters (talk) 01:21, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

I'm no expert on the topic, but the quote makes it quite plain that this is a very remarkable situation, perhaps even quite unique. Even common sense tells us that there are probably not many cultures in the world where people use variant pronunciations of the same words, and even in the same sentences. And "variable" would probably sound like they're confused and just flip-flopping because they don't have a strong opinion, contrary to almost everyone else everywhere else in the world.

So "remarkable" and "variant" are probably good, but maybe we can find a better word than "remarkable". "Unique" would be great if it's true and if we can find a source for such a strong claim.

It seems quite obvious to me as a layperson that this rare or unique situation is caused by external pressure due to the US economy forcing or enticing Canadians to use more and more US terms and pronunciations despite originally speaking a more British kind of English. So Canadians try to compromise by trying not to sound too British or too American, even going to the extreme of wavering within the same sentence. So i see i'm actually coming back to seeing the sense in using the expression "wavering" but the addition should be something along the lines of "in how much American influence they are willing to accept", but that would be too long and would sound condescending towards what is in fact a remarkable and rare flexibility in adapting to outside cultural (movies, news, etc.) and economic pressure to assimilate more closely with the US and its language without giving up a sense and pride of being different and valuable. --Espoo (talk) 02:15, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

The quote says nothing about this being unique, or remarkable, or rare. It just says "perhaps most characterizes Canadian speakers". Anything beyond that is WP:POV or possibly WP:SYNTHESIS. We don't insert our opinions or what we think common sense dictates. I'm restoring hte original version. I suggest that you take this to the article's talkpage for a general discussion if you want to change it. Meters (talk) 02:28, 22 January 2017 (UTC)
Please, either leave it at the stable version, or take it to the talkpage so we can get more input on what it should be change to, if it should be changed. Don't try out any more variations. Per WP:BRD this should be discussed on the article's talk page. Your last attempt looks good, but I want more eyes on this now. Meters (talk) 02:53, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

Old Master[edit]

That you thought decapitalizing this could possibly be uncontroversial just shows you are completely un-acquainted with the subject area. Please be much more careful in future. Johnbod (talk) 04:47, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

Your argument is not logical. As WP:SSF says: The specialized-style fallacy (SSF) is a set of arguments that are used in Wikipedia style and titling discussions. The faulty reasoning behind the fallacy of specialized style is that because the specialized literature on some topic is [usually] the most reliable source of detailed facts about the specialty, such as we might cite in a topical article, it must also be the most reliable source for deciding how to title or style articles about the topic and things within its scope.
The whole point of a manual of style is to prevent wasting time discussing the question of capitalization on each article. Professional copyeditors like me are discouraged from improving Wikipedia by endless discussions with fanboys of different topics. According to MOS:CAPS Wikipedia avoids unnecessary capitalization, and the capitalization of "old master" is most definitely unnecessary as shown by its very widespread lowercase use, which is proven by this spelling being so much more common that the alternative is not even listed in major dictionaries. --Espoo (talk) 09:02, 22 January 2017 (UTC)

Guild of Copy Editors February 2017 News[edit]

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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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Economics[edit]

Hello. Don't know if you would want to know or not, in case it is the former, I recently made this edit to the Economics page - [1]. I don't know all the legality issues so I did it to be cautious. IANAL and don't fully know the legal situation. I discuss the edit in the discussion page as well. Actually I prefer prefixing the word social to science, but copyright lawyers abound. Minimax Regret (talk) 18:29, 3 March 2017 (UTC)

MfD nomination of Wikipedia:American Heritage Dictionary representation[edit]

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Easily confused words listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Colloquialism[edit]

A request was made at WP:RM/TR to revert undiscussed bold moves you made at the Colloquialism page. I performed the revert to the stable title. You are free to open up a requested move on the article talk page. For information on how to do that, you can go to WP:RM. TonyBallioni (talk) 04:53, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

Your recent "uncontroversial" article renamings[edit]

You seem to have recently submitted several "technical requests" for the renaming of articles in ways that seem actually potentially controversial. I suggest being more conservative about that in the future. Specifically, I noticed your RMTRs of legal person, Nikah mut‘ah, and Nikah Misyar. For me it is hard to imagine topics more controversial than matters of personhood, religion, marriage, and sexual practices, and I thus suggest that those clearly should have gone through the formal RM discussion process rather than being submitted as "uncontroversial technical requests". —BarrelProof (talk) 14:55, 30 July 2017 (UTC)

The last two were simple application of the very fundamental rule that article titles should be English. The first was a carefully researched bold move based on very reliable sources, which the person that first objected to that move has apparently now indirectly accepted after his apparent misunderstanding of the terminology problem.
My requests were completely in accordance with "Technical reasons may prevent a move: a page may already exist at the target title and require deletion, or the page may be protected from moves. See: § Requesting technical moves." As it also says on that page "If you object to a proposal listed in the uncontroversial technical requests section, please move the request to the Contested technical requests section, append a note on the request elaborating on why, and sign with ...". --Espoo (talk) 15:20, 30 July 2017 (UTC)
I still suggest that when dealing with potentially controversial matters, it is best to use the formal RM discussion process rather than just moving things first and seeing whether anyone objects. This advice applies even when you are convinced that your renaming is a good idea and is supported by Wikipedia guidelines and policies. —BarrelProof (talk) 16:11, 30 July 2017 (UTC)
I agree completely, but i really couldn't imagine anyone objecting to a move with the same Arabic word respelled as it is used in English in very reliable sources. I would think your suggestion applies to using a different expression that is colloquial in English and that someone might feel isn't respectful, but there is nothing even remotely similar here. --Espoo (talk) 16:23, 30 July 2017 (UTC)
I think I'll refrain from discussing the merits of the suggestions here. That seems more appropriate to save for the RM discussions. —BarrelProof (talk) 17:21, 30 July 2017 (UTC)

gerund[edit]

You seem to have missed my point: the three words I listed (value, issue and judgmental) are all words having unreduced vowels in unaccented syllables that ARE adjacent to accented ones, thus disproving your claim that this is a "fundamental phonetic principal of English." I am glad to see that Mr KEBAB backed me up on this. Kostaki mou (talk) 23:06, 25 October 2017 (UTC)

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Guild of Copy Editors December 2017 News[edit]

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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 news[edit]

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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).

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IPA[edit]

Hi. Thanks for adding IPA and respellings to veganism and Asperger's syndrome, but there are several of issues with your transcriptions:

  • /ɛ/ is a checked vowel and it can't ever end stressed syllables, so that the first syllables of /ˈvɛdʒənɪzəm/ and /ˈvɛdʒən/ must be respelled VEJ, not VE (IPA: /ˈvɛdʒ.ənɪzəm, ˈvɛdʒ.ən/).
  • /ɜːr/ is not a stressed-only vowel. In RP, it occurs in words such as Berlin /bɜːˈlɪn/, Ernesto /ɜːˈnestəʊ/ and foreword /ˈfɔːwɜːd/, which actually forms a minimal pair with forward /ˈfɔːwəd/, at least when the latter isn't pronounced /ˈfɒrəd/. Transcribing unstressed /ɜːr/ as /ər/ is an AmE-centric transcription (AmE has a single NURSELETTER vowel) and so it violates WP:PRON.
  • Also per WP:PRON, we don't transcribe words that are common and/or have an intuitive pronunciation. Syndrome is one of them.

Again, thanks for the edits. I've corrected these mistakes. Mr KEBAB (talk) 11:11, 12 May 2018 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) @Mr KEBAB: To clarify, I'm not so sure if it's apt to describe checked vowels as impossible to end a stressed syllable without qualification. It's undeniable that they are almost never found in a word-final or prevocalic position, but whether to deem a checked vowel and the following consonant as belonging to the same syllable or not is a matter of choice. Espoo might have been merely following Merriam-Webster, who usually places a syllable division between them. But in respellings, we usually attribute both to the same syllable, unless they precede stress as in tattoo ta-TOO. Nardog (talk) 11:24, 12 May 2018 (UTC)
@Nardog: Fair enough, that is possible. Mr KEBAB (talk) 11:56, 12 May 2018 (UTC)

Use {{IPAc-en}} instad![edit]

Hi Espoo, I kindly request that you use the template aforementioned instead of {{IPA-en}} (without the c), as I did with Quechua. Just split up the characters (per Help:IPA/English). It standardises things on Wikipedia makes it easier for non-IPA readers to know how to pronounce (along with {{Respell}} Thank you for considering! — oi yeah nah mate amazingJUSSO ... [ɡəˈdæɪ̯]! 10:25, 2 June 2018 (UTC)

June 2018 GOCE newsletter[edit]

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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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August GOCE newsletter[edit]

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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.

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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.

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Civil society organization listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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Can of worms[edit]

Hi there. Unfortunately I seem to have opened up a huge can of worms regarding those pesky World Heritage sites. I was working on Tourism in India and noticed it kept incorrectly referring to the sites as "World Heritage Site", so I just made the correction as I went along, and duly noted that the article title of World Heritage sites was correct so I was satisfied with that... I then realised that List of World Heritage Sites in India was wrongly titled so I innocently tried to move it to List of World Heritage sites in India which failed for some technical reason (trying to rename over an existing redirect maybe?) Anyway I went ahead and put in (what I thought would be) an uncontroversial technical request to rename it, thinking it was a no brainer, but alas it was contested and now looks unlikely to go ahead. Not only that, but I inadvertently reopened the naming debate on the World Heritage sites page which now looks likely to get changed back to World Heritage Sites. How very very annoying!

I'm of the same opinion as you, that the "site" should be in lower case, the main reason being that we should be following UNESCO's lead. In fact, I have written to UNESCO and the National Trust about the matter. So far I've had a reply from NT saying the correct version is "World Heritage site" but many people these days use the alternative capitalised version. I suspect that is mainly through ignorance, rather than for any more concrete/logical reason, and the fact that we are relying on n-gram graphs for our reasoning is dodgy in the extreme. I am not canvassing you for an opinion, but I just wanted to draw your attention to it, as I seem to have little support and I really have been feeling very alone in this! Rodney Baggins (talk) 13:35, 29 August 2018 (UTC)

Trésor de la langue française informatisé[edit]

Hi Espoo. I have swapped Trésor de la langue française informatisé and Digitized Treasury of the French Language. The reason why you could not move over the redirect was that it had Trésor de la langue française as its target. Best, Sam Sailor 10:54, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

Thanks --Espoo (talk) 10:58, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

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December 2018 GOCE newsletter[edit]

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RMT[edit]

Hi Espoo, may I know why you have restored your request [2] I have already completed your request --DBigXray 06:18, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

Sorry, i only saw "Reverted to revision 877176448 by C16sh (talk)" (which i've never before seen in an edit summary on RM) and didn't notice the word "done". --Espoo (talk) 06:31, 7 January 2019 (UTC)

Intendant[edit]

You moved Intendant. Will you clean up the operatic articles that are now wrong? --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:24, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

Yes, i'm trying to fix the incredible mess caused by many completely different topics having been linked to the original article on many topics. I will start with https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:WhatLinksHere/Intendant but that doesn't seem to have opera articles. I also found many articles that used the term theater manager, often even in the title (e.g. Robert Copeland (theatre manager)), but didn't have a link to it because it wasn't an article and was instead an incorrect redirect to stage management. And even the category https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Theatre_managers_and_producers didn't have an article on its topic and was professionally enough edited to not be linked to the few lines under "other uses" of the original intendant article. --Espoo (talk) 15:41, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
Sorry for all that. Unfortunately Intendant has that very specific meaning in German, with obviously no specific word in English, only theatre manager (for spoken) and opera manager. Worse: opera director, which seems to describe better what the Intendant does than manager, is a word for stage director (Regisseur in German). When I come across links I'll fix, but instead I'm getting ready for vacation. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 15:55, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
I made two redirects, Intendant (theatre) and Intendant (opera), and suggest to make Intendant a disambiguation page to the different meanings. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 16:01, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
Intendant is only used in British English. Please see what i wrote below:
Before you leave, could you please send me at least some examples of broken opera article links to intendant?
Have you seen my new article on theater manager? I have linked the German article on Intendant because it's on the exact same topic. The only difference is that the German word is less precise and also applies to opera manager and director general and other professions (see https://www.larousse.fr/dictionnaires/allemand-anglais/Intendant/22832) I.e. the problem with links between the German and English Wikipedias is specifically that the situation is the exact opposite of what you said: Unfortunately Intendant doesn't have a specific meaning in German and applies to many different professions, each of which has a different specific term in English. ("...bezeichnet man im deutschsprachigen Raum gesamtverantwortliche Geschäftsführer und künstlerische Leiter einer öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunkanstalt, eines Festspielhauses, eines Theaters, eines Opernhauses, eines Sinfonieorchesters, eines Festivals oder einer ähnlichen Institution.")
Opera director is an incorrect translation of Opernintendant; correct is opera manager. The same problem is with the German term Regisseur. The ideal solution would be to have separate articles on Filmregisseur, Theaterregisseur, Opernregisseur, etc. or to have an English article called theater, opera, and film director because more and more directors switch between these genres. --Espoo (talk) 16:34, 19 January 2019 (UTC)
Thanks for explaining. Do you plan to write the "different article" on opera manager? Because, so far it's only a redirect which made me combine. - a few: Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Brigitte Fassbaender, Alexander Gibson (conductor), Stadttheater Minden, Theater Münster, Theater Freiburg, Landestheater Tübingen, Schauspiel Köln, Theater des Westens, Karl Heinz Stroux (from What links here). The search for the words opera and intendant yields 264 results, but not necessarily all with a misleading link. --Gerda Arendt (talk) 19:35, 19 January 2019 (UTC)

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GOCE 2018 Annual Report[edit]

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Our 2018 Annual Report is now ready for review.

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DS Alert climate change[edit]

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Mitigation vs adaptation[edit]

Mitigation means prevent it from happening. The tech definition talks about reducing emissions or enhancing sinks. The purpose of doing that is to keep it from getting any worse. UCAR puts it this way on their web page for the lay public In general, there are two different strategies when it comes to dealing with climate change. We can try to stop future warming (mitigation of climate change) or we can find ways to live in our warming world (adaptation to climate change). https://scied.ucar.edu/longcontent/climate-mitigation-and-adaptation

Adaptation means dealing with the changes we can not prevent.

Compare articles Climate change mitigation and Climate change adaptation.

In addition, see Climate change (disambiguation) and the hatnotes (italicized text) at the top of both articles. Currently the "climate change" article is as much about past episodes of snowball earth as it is future episoides of entirely natural super warming. Its' a generic article about climate change at any time from any cause. We deal with human-caused climate change at the article global warming. You are welcome to try to change the scope of these articles. Many have done so, including me. The status quo so far prevails. NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) 15:16, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

PS Since you have been reverted please start a thread at the article talk page and follow WP:BRD. Other page regulars will likely tell you the same thing. NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) 15:21, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

Look in any dictionary. Mitigate means lessen the gravity or severity of, not prevent. https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/us/mitigate --Espoo (talk) 15:25, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
You are right in the sense that climate change is already upon us and the warming effect of past changes to earth's climate system are still forcing Earth's energy budget into a positive (warming) state. Er go, lay media RSs talking about "warming already in the pipeline". So sure you're right that its already on us and its going to continue before it stops warming. So climate mitigation does mean lessen the impact in that diotionary sense. BUT its also true that it lessnes the impact by preventing even greater external climate forcing, and it does this "WORSE-PREVENTION" by either lowering emissions or enhancing sinks. (Geoengineering is a third prong that some want to label "mitigation" and some do not). So while the limited dictionary works, what is more important are the topical sources. Have you read the thousands-pages IPCC reports, or the hundreds-pages technical summaries, or the the ~30-page "Summaries for Policymakers"? Anyway, welcome to the climate pages! We can use all the interested editors we can get there. If you want to continue discussiung this article change, please do it at article talk so others can join us too. NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) 15:35, 25 February 2019 (UTC)
PS thanks for starting a thread at article talk! We cross posted. I will leave here now, unless you want to talk any more about our interaction. Thanks again for BRD. NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) 15:38, 25 February 2019 (UTC)

your proposed merge of Amber alert and Child abduction alert system[edit]

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March GOCE newsletter[edit]

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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.

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