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EoGuy 04:36, May 13, 2012 (UTC)
Welcome (and spelling) Edit
Welcome, EoGuy. I see you have been busy this weekend correcting spelling. One thing that will speed up the process, if you are not already doing so, is to edit in "Source" mode. That should have spell check enabled. Spell check does not work in "Visual" mode. However, the spelling seems to be set on British English, so many words, like "favor" and "theater" will show up as misspellings.
A majority of the users, it seems, are high school students that do not seem to be interested in spelling. In fact, they are mostly into gaming (as in video, not gambling). When they write stories, they apparently always use Visual mode and do not read over what they have written to check for spelling or grammar. There is no electronic grammar check on this site, so we older editors are on our own there!
I am 59 and "semi-retired" myself. I am presently somewhat active as an administrator on this site, so feel free to contact me at any time. SouthWriter 01:14, May 14, 2012 (UTC)
- Hello SouthWriter and EoGuy! First, I'd like to thank you for correcting the spelling of the Liberal German Empire article. Second, I have to add to SouthWriter's comment: Yes, many contributors seem to be youngsters applying internet-mumble to this wiki. Many others, though, just like myself are simply non-native English speakers. Thus whatever mistakes we make, please just correct them without judgement, thank you! :) --ComradeMicha (talk) 16:37, March 10, 2014 (UTC)
How do I do that? Edit
How do I change to show spelling errors? EoGuy 03:09, May 14, 2012 (UTC)
- First, be sure to post your questions while editing either your own talk page or that of the one you mean to address. I prefer continuing strings at point of origin. That is, answering questions on the same page upon which they were asked. One of our "junior" administrators (we call them "Constables" and they can revert pages after improper edits have been made to them) saw an unauthorized change to my profile page and I had to check the history to see your post.
- Okay, to the business at hand. First, there is editing help available at the click of the mouse, that is in the upper right hand corner of the page ("Need Help Editing?"). That has step-by-step instructions with links to other pages. It opens in a new tab automatically.
- But to answer your question, look at the top center of the editing page. You are most likely in Visual mode. There are two tabs: one says Visual and the other says "Source." Click on "Source." You will notice that the extras on the side disappear and commands are printed in the text (the links in double brackets and the colons). It is more difficult to edit in this mode, but it catches spelling errors (see your user name and the UTC. When only correcting spelling, it is good to check the "Minor edit" box under the "Source" tab in this mode. Be aware that the spell checker apparently is defaulted to British English, so some words will be marked incorrect if spelled by Americans. You can add American spellings to your online "dictionary" in the editor, or you just ignore these as alternate spellings. We have a large British and Canadian contingency on the wiki.
- Also, you can preview before publishing by clicking on the "Preview" button. There are two buttons at the bottom of the Preview screen allowing you to returen to editing or publish.
- Below are the Visual and Source modes as screen shots to help you if you need them. Happy editing! --SouthWriter 16:32, May 14, 2012 (UTC)
Virginian Comics Spelling Corrections Edit
I thank you for correcting the many spelling errors I left in the Virginian Comics page. However, I must state that you are mistaken about the name of Deathshead's organization. I must admit I misspelled it too. Neither "Werewolves" or "Wehrwolves" was correct. I named them after a commando group formed late in the war.
Yank 12:42, May 19, 2012 (UTC)
thanx ;) Edit
Many thanks for correcting grammar in my timeline :)
Breizhcatalonia1993 20:42, June 7, 2012 (UTC)
Thank You, EoEdit
Your work correcting spelling on the Rome article has been greatly appreciated. I hope it hasn't been a big hassle reading my writing.
Well done with all of the spelling and grammar work, Eo. Certainly could use it.
But I have to ask - could you please not do it with talk pages?
how do you make these maps of these countries
It's nice to see someone so committed to cleaning up this wiki, but you are wrong. Myanma is the official demonym for the name of Myanmar, which is one of the names of Burma. Please stop replacing Myanma with Myanmar.
Yank 00:53, July 28, 2012 (UTC)
States of America 5 Reloaded (Map Game)Edit
Look, TBYA is a closed TL. If you want to do spell check and/or grammar corrctions, ask me for permission. First time you edited my page, I thought you vandalized it. RandomWriterGuy (talk) 06:53, July 29, 2012 (UTC)
Eoguy, i appreciate your spelling/corrections and whatnot but please DO NOT edit Vive La Revolution Reloaded. I wish to keep it as it was, essentially maintaining the integrity of the page.AP (talk) 23:53, August 6, 2012 (UTC)
Again, Eo, I've chewed AP out for it too.
Ignore his post. Go ahead and fix as you desire.
He has no right to say anything like that to anyone - nor do any of these guys. If they do it again I could actually block them for it. Moreover, you are allowed to do that on any page you want - the rules explicitly say it, even. Heck, if some of them do that again just remind them of that.
And yes, I read your explanation.
EoGuy, I would really appreciate your understanding in this; in my timeline the Slavic language is such that 'novo' means new and 'grod' means city, rather than 'nov' and 'gorod'. So in my timeline it is Novogrod. I'm not talking about the OTL city (even though they sit on nearly the same spot). The two places are different. It is supposed to be Novogrod, I'm not saying in OTL it's Novogrod. A number of places in my timeline go by variations of the OTL names. I'm saying this is because I've become too worried that I'll be blocked if I keep changing it back and Lordganon isn't replying to my pleas. So I really hope you will listen to me and not just say "It's just one word, why are you getting worked up about it?". Please don't ignore my post, these are my pages that I've worked on and this isn't Wikipedia; I'm not making a slur by using Novogrod or misinforming the public or anything. This is one timeline and I created it. I'm not angry at all, this isn't venting- I'm scared that my work is being declared to be not mine. It is Lordganon I know that keeps reversing my change but I'd really, really want your understanding in this so Lordganon will stop changing the word back. And I'm sorry this is such a long post but I've been fretting over this for days and with no one equal to Lordganon in authority I don't know what to do.--TEAKAY (talk) 16:31, September 15, 2012 (UTC)
Kenia (Principia Moderni) Edit
I assume that it was you who "corrected" the spelling of Kenia to Kenya? I didn't misspell it. Kenia is the name of the nation, and it is the Japanese translation of Kenya. I used the Japanese translation because the Vietnamese translation does not exist as far as the internet is conerned. Yank 21:53, August 9, 2012 (UTC)
I understand perfectly. You were so caught up in your duties as a human Spellcheck that you failed to realize that the "mispellings" may have a purpose. And I will pre-emptively say that Gaiana is the same way.
Yank 00:06, August 10, 2012 (UTC)
Dude, you're awsome Edit
I'd like to thank you, man, you've really done a great job cleaning up the map games and wiki. I really really hate seeing misspelled words, and occasionally fix them, but it's great to see someone so dedicated to the wiki. Keep up the good work! PitaKang- (But here's my number|So call me maybe) 23:39, August 27, 2012 (UTC)
Welsh History Post GlyndwrEdit
Thanks for double checking and ammending my spelling where required but could you not alter the link address' as it is decoupling the hyperlinks (Welsh Airforce page for example http://althistory.wikia.com/wiki/Military_Flags_of_Wales_(Welsh_History_Post_Glyndwr)?s=wldiff&diff=0&oldid=593529
Again thanks for helping to clear up some of the spelling issues but if you could leave the link address' be so I avoid having too many red links
I must say that doing spellcheck for so many hundreds of pages is an amazing sign of your delication to this Wikia. Being a lazy grammar nazi myself, I just scream at other people's typos or inability to spell. Thank you for all the work you have done so far and I hope you continue :D. Scandinator (talk) 07:08, September 6, 2012 (UTC)
- D That post made me laugh. I can almost imagine you doing that! Scandinator (talk) 07:20, September 6, 2012 (UTC)
Greater Europe Edit
Sorry for deleting your latest spelling corrections, for some reason the entire page vanished. Not your fault, it's happened before, but you have to revert to get the page back. Thanks for correcting, anyway!
Hi Eo, first: thank you so much for all the help with the spelling and grammar, I'm not really good writing in English so I frequently make mistakes. Second: about the adjective Europan, when you are refering to the moon (Europa) the correct adjective is Europan, but when you are talking about Europe then it is European. Bauglir Stormageddon, Dark Lord of All (talk) 03:18, October 4, 2012 (UTC)
My apologys Edit
I'm so sorry, EoGuy, when i was blocking a IP who made vandalism in a page, i block you by error... fortunately i reverted this mistake quickly... but still, I must apologize for this. :( Sorry again. --Katholico (talk) 19:45, October 15, 2012 (UTC)
- Wait, really? I'm sure that i unblock you only minutes after i realized my error :S Oh demons, I am very sorry. I don't understand why. The register shows the i unblock immediately. :( --Katholico (talk) 16:47, October 19, 2012 (UTC)
Your question Edit
RNG means Random Number Generator, probably Random.org or some other site.
I know- the Barnstar is an experimental award on this wiki (I understand it was from Wikipedia) to show appreciation for those who help the wiki as a whole in outstanding ways. (like you.)? The Royal Guns (talk) 19:59, November 22, 2012 (UTC)
Well, it's only because im especially tired today. Didn't even consider looking who created the article. :[
I have come across a wiki that is in desperate need of a major clean and reboot. None of the Admins have been active for some time. The wiki is all but dead. I am thinking of trying to take over the running, but as I have said it is in major need of a clean up. Would you mind spending some time helping correct grammar and spelling on the wiki? Please? I am asking because a) you do a fantastic job here and b) my spelling is not too good.
Sorry about that, just another one of those darn edit conflicts. I had copy/pasted the whole page before/after your edits, so they were undone in the process. This can be easily rectified with an undo. Fegelein! Fegelein! Fegelein! 05:07, January 16, 2013 (UTC)
Your Latest Edit Edit
What exactly did you do on your latest edit to my "Japanese Victory" TL? I always check out your edits but the latest one I can not see what you have done so I have undone it. If you can tell me what you did, you can go ahead and redo it Vexacus (talk) 22:33, January 19, 2013 (UTC)
Same as last time.
Eo, when you fix up a page after someone vandalizes it, that means I have to undo your edit sometimes before it will let me undo the vandal did.
If you see your corrections being undone by me, just assume that is the reason.
Hey, thank you for fixing all of my horrible grammar, I dont do it on purpose but typing on my phone is difficult and quite often i get edit blocked (another edit before i publish), and I have to retype it. But thank you so much for fixing my horrible grammar and english.
ok, that was pretty funny. And Im glad you are doing it, otherwise this site would be a mess. (DeanSims: Talk) 20:14, February 4, 2013 (UTC)
In your map game would it be possible to for me to play south africa?
A word of thanks.Edit
Turn Of The CenturyEdit
I would first like to say thank you for fixing all spelling and grammatical errors on Turn Of The Century (Map Game). Now for why i am here. Could you offer any solutions on how to fix the apperance of </li> at the end of each post, and the effects it has on our formatting?
Scandinavia(Principia Moderni II) PageEdit
I'd just like to point out that the Scandinavian name for Labrador is Labradoren. When you spellcheck can you please not change any of the names that are in Swedish? Thanks again for spellchecking,AP (talk) 06:14, April 3, 2013 (UTC)
Hello. I have been getting emails telling me of your changes regarding the hyphen on restablish and restablisment in my articles. I write as part of my job and my use of the hyphen reflects how my organization does it. I am aware there is a difference of opinion in some circles regarding the hyphen. I have no issue with corrections if need be, but I just don't see the point here. Thanks.--Fxgentleman (talk) 11:49, April 4, 2013 (UTC)
Leaving a message on my talk pageEdit
Why did you leave a spelling correction on my talk page? I do not know what you are correcting and from where you are doing so, but I found your correction quite rude. Dustin2557 (talk) 18:09, April 8, 2013 (UTC)
I guess it was sent to the wrong guy.
EoGuy (talk) 18:16, April 8, 2013 (UTC)
Thanks,but i don't see in a bad way how our relation turn out to be,that though it was not usually the most cordial
at least in the games it was interesting, my only sadness is to think that i may not found a person that is so realist as you were both as mod and player, but i considere myself as lucky for having the chance of meeting you, AP, i wish you luck, and like you, i wish the best, you will be remembered by many here, and i think that most of them have find you as a friend for them.
The translation was quite right, but i don't understand what you are trying to do translating my (and Sine's too, apparently) posts to Esperanto.--Collie Kaltenbrunner (talk) 19:57, April 16, 2013 (UTC)
Can you hold off correcting the spelling on the Fractured America page while I finish doing the updates? Edit conflicts will make it take much longer and I am a busy tonight so I need to get this done as soon as possible. I'll message you again once I've finished. VonGlusenburg (talk to Von!) 16:06, April 30, 2013 (UTC)
I know you're trying to help, but what I meant was, I'd prefer if you didn't change Turkish to Turks for no reason, and stuff like that. As a side note, I also noticed that you changed "zombies" to "Zombies". If it's not referring to "The Horde" (E.G. "I saw some zombies") than leave it lower case. You wouldn't capitalize the word "human" in the sentence, "I saw some humans", either, so I think it would be better if these were left uncapitalized. Thanks, Mscoree (talk) 19:43, May 16, 2013 (UTC)
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe WWX vs. WW-X (where X is the world war number) is a stylistic choice, and I believe that WWX is the more popular form, and the one used on Wikipedia. As such, I prefer the WWX format.
18:25, May 25, 2013 (UTC)
I may be missing something, but I was wondering why you capitalize the word zombie on the Human-Zombie War page. It's not a proper noun. It would be like capitalizing the word 'human' in the following sentence, "With human frequency beginning to drop significantly by the late 1980's and early 1990's in the Midwest, many survivor communities began to appear in the Midwest and Southwest United States." Thanks, Mscoree (talk) 15:16, June 20, 2013 (UTC)
Re:Prisoners of War Edit
Spelling on my timeline Edit
Zombies vs zombies Edit
I fail to see why you stylize the word "zombies" with a capital "Z." Care to explain?
05:49, June 27, 2013 (UTC)
Capitalizing the word "zombie" in this sense is wrong. Zombies, when referring to them as a species or group is capitalized, but when you are referring to 'a zombie', just as you would for 'a human', it is not capitalized. This is called the Tolkien Method. Please stop changing all of the NotLAH pages to be incorrect. Mscoree (talk) 14:20, June 27, 2013 (UTC)
Spell-checking file names Edit
Greetings. Recently you corrected the spelling of a file name on one of my pages. However, doing so removes the file I wish to use. Please keep in mind that while clearly this file was named improperly (blame the Russian who wrote it), but correcting file names will remove the file desired from the page. So please do not correct file type names, is all I'm asking.
Stands for either "Out of Character" or "Out of Context." It's used in roleplaying to indicate an "aside" from the conversation or what have you.
You have recently corrected my page Lusitania (13 Fallen Stars) (which you have now done twice) by correcting "pluricontinental." Understand that "Pluricontinentalism" is an actual word, and I do not wish for it to be corrected. Thank you. --NuclearVacuum (Talk) 02:44, July 22, 2013 (UTC)
- No need to worry. Thank you for the understanding. --NuclearVacuum (Talk) 05:50, July 22, 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, they do, lol.
Thanks again for all the work you do around here.
Image Renaming Edit
Hi May i join Rise of the South
it wasnt intentional i was actually writing a part o it and i accidentally undid what you crercted and what i had been writing earlier on do you know how to undo that, i dont know what changes i had made earlier and dont watn to have to redo it all i can just add what i had writing afterwards since i copied it.
fixed it nevermind
just so you knoww i deeply appriacite all the work you do in spell checkingits a great help to me since my english has gone dwon since i moved to argentina.
yo im kinda new, hate to sound newby but how do you go about these maps game seeing how you make so many of them,
I would hope so, lol.
A Ham operator, eh? Nice.
Thanks... and Why?Edit
Hey, EoGuy. I respect your dedication to the wiki. I was going through the list of top editors, and you are number 3! Wow! I was wondering though, why this wiki?
Do you like/love history? Do you think it needs a ton of help? Why do you do this?
Also, thought you might enjoy this entertaining story.
Ok, thanks for your time --23:16, October 27, 2013 (UTC)
Hey, I see you edited Sp on my archives for Fallen World. Thanx for doing it I guess, but what is the Sp? No one ever realy told me and I want to make sure it isnt anything bad. :P Thanx- Aternix (talk) 07:08, November 4, 2013 (UTC)
i personally want to thank you for the help you have been giving the site with your spellchecking, my english has been greatly affected by my years in argentina, and it is as you have seen quite flawed. so thanks again and keep up the good work. Nkbeeching (talk) 18:16, November 4, 2013 (UTC)
Hey Eoguy, thanks for your long-term support for Colonial World (Map Game). Would you like to become a mod or play as a country? Thank you for your grammar and spelling edits, they were really helpful! Rcchang (talk) 07:29, November 5, 2013 (UTC)
From what I can remember, Wikia has been planning to update their servers and the wikis in their network for some time, and plan on doing so December 6th. It may be that, or you may need to check your Preferences in the user tab first just to make sure everything is okay. Vivaporius: "I don't need a slogan" 23:59, November 19, 2013 (UTC)
Site has been having a lot of these little issues last couple weeks - with images, for instance, they are having great difficulty being changed to new versions.
I do know, as well, they some sort of update is in the works overall.
So, you can chalk it up to them messing with the wiki code behind the scenes. Not much that we can do about it besides waiting in out, however.
Wanna join? (Please reply on talk page)Edit
Best Copy Editor Edit
It's still how incredible that you've become as experienced a user without indulging in any of the usual wiki activitie like making articles or playing map games. And we should always recognize the hard-working people who keep this wiki going. Thanks for your reliable help, and keep up the extremely good work. I'm pretty sure that there will not be very much credible competition for the award, as nobody can compare to your contribution. You've essentially won it now. Yank 18:59, December 3, 2013 (UTC)
I Before E Except After CEdit
I beg to differ, sir, my the evidence behind my words carries some weight. One could say that we are all neighbors on this wiki and we must not go around sticking to rules which are not always correct. After all, carrying around baggage of that sort would be quite a bit of freight.
Only joking! Keep up the good work!
00:55, December 5, 2013 (UTC)
It is indeed.
Never understood that rule.
01:03, December 5, 2013 (UTC)
You're a ham radio operator?
Hmm. Cool. I've always wanted one =)
01:16, December 5, 2013 (UTC)
Eo, I'm sorry if my English is so bad because I'm not speaking English as the first language. But, if I am allowed to say something here in the simple English words, then I will says:
- "You are fabulous. All of my respect is for you, not only because you are more experienced than the other, but also because you always keep doing an extremely good work on copy-editing. There is no one on this wiki as devoted as you, Sir. :') "
When I went to qrz.com and opened the information page about your amateur call sign, I was start to believe that Santa Claus is really exist. :D
Apologies and Thank You.Edit
Thank you, sir. It seems you get this a lot, but I would just like to personally thank you for your hard work and dedication, as well as apologize for some of the atrocities I committed against grammar while writing. It puts me to shame. What you did was wonderful, and encouraging and I have no idea why you do it but I'd just like to thank you once again. I realize you do this a lot, for the whole of this wiki, but it was especially helpful for me, and quite encourages me to edit my terrible ATL much more meitculously. Again, sorry for the 3rd grade spelling errors, but thank you for the aid.
Can I ask you a massive favour? If you see errors I make a lot, can you leave me a message to explain it? By "a lot", I mean 3+ times
Thank You loads
Re: Correction Edit
Err... Eo, "goodwill" is actually a real word. You changed a bunch where it was the person's name, too. And the "Goodwill Games," for that matter, too, which is the name of a sporting event. Lordganon (talk) 10:43, January 7, 2014 (UTC)
Hello. I've notice in AvA you constantly change Federation from uppercase to lower. I understand you are a more or less self appointed spellchecker. The issue is, Federation is being used as a proper noun here, it is the name of a nation. Would you kindly leave that be?Bowties are Cool (talk) 05:20, January 11, 2014 (UTC)
Well, i see that you saw my family tree page.So, i needed some symbol for marriage in it, because the dash i was using was becoming too confusing, so i remembered of having seem a symbol that looked like the infinity sign, so i copied the infinite symbol from wikipedia in the first time.then, i just started to copy it from the page.--Collie Kaltenbrunner (talk) 19:14, January 16, 2014 (UTC)
Kudos, and thank you for all the help.
PMIII formatting issuesEdit
sorry to bother you were having some format issues with our game right now we are working to fix if you could refrain from spell checking on the PMIII page for a few minutes well have everything back in working order. I believe i have same a decent amount of your spell checks on the part that is messed up though
Okay thank you for refraining from editing the formatting issue has been fixed and if you so wish open to Grammatical editing again. Thank you for your cooperation
File names again Edit
Remember we've already discussed spell checking file names. Doing so to file names tampers with the page as a whole, and you've appeared to have done it once again with one of my pages (the same file, too). Once again, please refrain from doing this in the future. Thank you. -- NuclearVacuum 03:54, February 28, 2014 (UTC)
I'd just like to thank you for editing grammatical errors and spelling issues. For World Power especially. The players' English is laughable. I thank you for your tweeking to players, and sometimes even myself. SwankyJ (talk) 02:13, March 18, 2014 (UTC)
I am aware of this. It was a singular occurence. If it happened more than once it was either an oversight or a copy-paste.
00:07, April 1, 2014 (UTC)
I´d also like to thank you for correcting my spelling and wording mistakes! I´m sorry that there are so many, but I´m not a native speaker, and I´m really grateful that you`re improving my texts!
That is true, although I see the "o" spelling more often, and thanks for all the spellchecking you do.
Central Victory edit Edit
Hey I know you tend to go through the wiki making corrections, most of them on mine I appreciate. However when you edited United States of Greater Austria (Central Victory), I was cleaning it up so when I went to publish the edit, the page simply refreshed telling me some else, i.e. you, made an edit resulting in ALL the work I had done on it being lost. Please in the future when you see one of my pages like that don't edit them for at least a few hours because my connections are tricky sometimes and I just publish them to get what I had out there and fix them usually on the spot once I have a good connection again. Thank you for reading this.Central Victory Creator (talk) 19:25, May 13, 2014 (UTC)
I wish I didn't need to ask this of you but I would request that you no longer edit any articles with the Superpowers tag. You're a helpful member of this wiki, as a generalized contributor editing any type of article here, but I've wasted a great deal of time in the last few months reversing your edits of my articles. It's clear that we disagree on stylistic decisions for writing articles on the internet and despite your helpful edits of my articles in the past, your edits have on average been more of a burden for me than a boon. This has especially been the case over the last few months - a period over which nearly all of your edits of my articles have gone against the vision I have of them.
Despite the open nature of the wiki design, articles on this particular wiki are under the customary ownership of their creators, unless those creators have opened their work to community contributions (such as 1983: Doomsday). My timeline Superpowers is not open to such contributions, except by request, and I hope you respect my unwillingness to leave writing decisions of a stylistic nature to other editors such as yourself. Rather than asking you not to make certain types of edits, it seems simplest to ask that you no longer edit any of my articles period, since that only entails ignoring articles tagged with a certain name (an action which I hope is not too difficult to request of you).
Thank you, Eo, I appreciate you agreeing to try not to edit my articles anymore.
Apart from being a native speaker, how did you master the language so perfectly and how are you willing to edit all day long?
You know, since you spellcheck a lot, you might want to make a blog post about the most common mistakes people make. Even if only a few were to read it, you'd still help people learn more about their mistakes.
I was wondering if you could look at the grammar and style for the America Takes All Lands From Mexico And Ottoman Empire timeline. The timeline overall has bad grammar, which I think needs to be corrected. I have been labeling some pages up for grammar checking in the past hour. Anyway, Thanks! Saturn (Talk) 13:56, June 3, 2014 (UTC)
Republics of the Soviet Union Edit
As of recently you keep editing the page Republics of the Soviet Union (New Union) by removing commas and altering the template by replacing km2. Those commas are being used for area and population, while km2 is being used to show simplification within a template.
I insist you please stop correcting this. Thank you. -- NuclearVacuum 16:00, June 12, 2014 (UTC)
- Please understand that I didn't ask you to stop corrections, rather to be careful what you correct. Also why you would go around and remove commas from numbers. -- NuclearVacuum 16:15, June 12, 2014 (UTC)
Well actually any number above 999 uses commas for intervals of threes. The only time you really don't use this is for years, street addresses, and a few others. But for area and population it's pretty much required. -- NuclearVacuum 16:45, June 12, 2014 (UTC)
Lol, I have heard the quote, but I have never said it Two wrongs may not make a right, but it makes me feel a lot better in the end! 01:27, June 25, 2014 (UTC)
"Shia" Islam Edit
Just letting you know that Wikipedia uses "Shia" as opposed to "Shi'a", and that goggling it shows more results for "Shia" over "Shi'a." You had also did this to the same pages a few weeks ago, which I also reverted. I insist you please stop correcting this on my pages. -- NuclearVacuum 16:50, July 6, 2014 (UTC)
Sims is the pre-transition persona. He is essentially dead, its Ashlee now :) -Ashlee 03:03, July 8, 2014 (UTC)
Im guessing pretty much. Any other questions just ask. -Ashlee 07:02, July 9, 2014 (UTC)
Cannot vs can not Edit
Cannot or can not? Apparently both are acceptable, but I believe the former is more common in American English and therefore there is no value to changing all instances of "cannot" to "can not" when both are commonly used. Therefore the usage of "cannot" and "can not" should be left alone.
06:14, July 10, 2014 (UTC)
Australian Rules Football Edit
With respect, the word "drydock" may be spelt as either two words (as you have) or one word (as I have). Drydock happens to be a word whose spelling I deliberately confirmed before writing two out of the three articles you edited (done specifically with the expectation that someone might object to my spelling). For the record, Wikipedia, on which the wikias are modelled, favors spelling the term with two words (although it freely uses both versions). [other words which I specifically checked were "spelt" and "modelled", for which I have settled on the English spelling]
I'm pleased you responded with that reference. Now I almost have the sense that I possess precognition!
(sorry, if that came across as rude. I couldn't resist when just a few minutes ago I had been thinking "And by pointing out 'spelt' Eo will probably mention the grain")
Thank you letting me know but I have little interest in learning Esperanto (not zero interest, but too little to take a course).
As for what is flagged by autocorrect in source mode: I tend not to write in source mode as I care about the aesthetics of my paragraph shapes in visual mode (at least at the magnification that I view pages), so these flags are not noticed by me, and I am not concerned with what language setting the wikias have chosen for the spellcheck software, since that is an arbitrary choice made at some level(s) of the community's administration (in all likelihood, these admin are American and use American English). My mention of the heritage of these wikias, coming from Wikipedia, was an appeal to authority, since an appeal to another site has always been your way of correcting me in favor of American English (so I thought that might be what you considered convincing). For my part, there is nothing that feels convincing in what language settings are used on which sites and what spelling is popular with whatever people, but I thought you would be more swayed by what is common on as major a site as Wikipedia. Despite my view, I can understand why you would prefer the language setting for the source code here (even though we don't share that preference).
Hey, after seeing what you have done on the wiki, I was asking if you would like a spellchecker position of the Second Age of Imperialism Map Game, so whattya say?
A diffrent guy was mispelling the word "autonomus", Someone was messing around with my post by Deleting it, than mixing up the bold. It's a good thing that the wiki has people like you to correct grammar though.
Thank you Edit
Hey, Eo! Glad you noticed this unique term. I'll give you the description which I tried to provide the PM3-verse so you can try to figure them out, but then I'll let you know to confirm/deny your suspicions:
- Having four hooven feet and capable of both trotting and galloping, these beasts are surprisingly unwoolen. After a few hunters kill these wild beasts, it is determined that their meat is stringy and doesn't taste pleasing as do the fish from the Kusquqvak River. The most astonishing discovery of these creatures, however, comes from three disobedient youth who mount the beasts and end up finding out that the beasts are willing to be ridden! Clearly worthwhile and possibly capable of reducing the length of time spent on the annual migration, the Great Elder orders his hunters to capture these beasts, which are then named luussitars
Ok, take your guess....
They are horses! I did a bit of research on Central Yup'ik languages and determined that luussitar is the best representation of their word for horse, and its what I'll be using from now on. I may eventually switch back to horse, but thanks for your interest!
Thanks for the advice. As much as I appreciate the help, I just didn't like the way it sounded with however at the start each time. I will surround it with commas instead if that's what's correct. Thanks, Mscoree (talk) 21:53, September 29, 2014 (UTC)
Re:each is Edit
I'm truly sorry your edits got removed. But you need to understand that an IP recently vandalized the page (along with dozens more) and I reverted the page to my last edit. So forgive me for saying that I'm not in the mood to be pestered about a single word. -- NuclearVacuum 15:46, October 16, 2014 (UTC)
Sorry for snooping around, but I noticed you had some issues with the visual editor. I don't like it either, and luckily I found a way to fix it. Go to your preferences (if that link doesn't work, you just hover over your profile in the top right and click it there), go to editing, and select source mode or the old visual mode as your editor of choice. I did this and now every time I click edit it automatically goes to source mode. I hope that helps to fix your problem. Thanks, Mscoree (talk) 22:23, October 22, 2014 (UTC)
Hey just for future reference in terms of the game Spanish for Sepoy is Sepoya. So while your right in your spelling "Sepoya"is a hispanicized version of the word and correct in the context of the game. Thank you for understanding i hope this isnt a problem
Ill keep an eye out for whoever is doing it and let them know to stop. Some of the editors for this one are not the sharpest tools in the shed
How do you choose which pages to spellcheck? Sometimes I see you spellcheck a currently edited page, while other times its just a completely random. How do you choose what pages to spellcheck and what not to spellcheck? Saturn (Talk/Blog) 17:45, November 15, 2014 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure "call to action"/"called to action" is a phrase and not incorrect.
02:32, November 19, 2014 (UTC)
Numbers ten and underEdit
I agree that numbers equal to or less than ten should be spelled out in most cases but not always. For example:
- In a lists or tables of quantities, numbers that are spelled out will stand out among all of the numbers written as numerals.
e.g. Imagine if the "10" and "1" on this page were written "ten" and "one". If you think that would look fine than our tastes for writing are very different and finding common ground on this topic will be quite difficult.
- In dates, spelling out numbers is highly unconventional.
e.g. Compare "2 January 2014" and "two January 2014). Again, I don't know what to say to you about this topic if you are fine with this other case of spelling out a number under ten.
- In equations, spelling out any numbers equal to or less than ten would run counter to the reason that numerals were invented in the first place (for more efficient reading of numerical relations)
e.g. Compare "2 + 18 = 20" and "two + 18 = 20". If you want to hold to the rule of always spelling out numbers ten and under, then I am interested in why would be opposed to this type of case, especially if you're reason were on practical or aesthetic grounds.
- For negative numbers, using numerals and a minus sign may be preferable to writing out "negative [number]".
e.g. Compare "-2" and "negative two", "minus two", or the ridiculous "-two". Sometimes the written "negative two" might be fine but other times writing "-2" gets the point across better.
- When using scientific notation, a number less than ten should still be written in numerals even if the number of significant figures is only one (admittedly, this case may not count since the numeral is only part of a number).
e.g. Compare "2 x 105" and "two x 105". Someone would not be inconsistent to oppose spelling out numbers in this case while still being fine with all of the above, since it's a pretty different type of problem, but I think this case was worth mentioning.
This next case is far more a matter of opinion than the others but I agree with it so will mention it for future reference:
- When a number is the topic being talked about in a text, it seems more appropriate to distinguish its status as the concept under consideration from a number being used to quantify something, partially to show that the description is abstract (i.e. within the purview of mathematics) and partially to emphasize that the number written in numerals is mentioned for its own sake and that the number that is spelled out is there as a quantifier of objects.
e.g. Compare "the two x-intercepts in the function f(x) = (x - 3)² - 1 are 2 and 4" and the similar "the two x-intercepts in the function f(x) = (x - 3)² - 1 are two and four".
Anyway, these cases and examples are mentioned to get you asking yourself if numbers ten and under should always be spelled out. If you happen to read this reply, then I hope you agree afterward that there are cases where spelling out numbers equal to or less than ten is impractical, inappropriate, unusual, or at least widely unappealing. In particular, the edit of yours that probably prompted this response (on this page) falls under the first of the above categories. Even if you disagree with that particular case, I don't mind you editing my pages to make them follow English conventions with which I disagree but please don't go onto my talk page to reprimand me for reversing your edits and for not following your choice of conventions for writing in English. You are free to follow your writing conventions and I will follow mine (and obviously we both should aim to follow proper English grammar!).
You do a lot of good work on this site and it's a shame that our interactions have tended to be negative because we differ on the conventions of written English.
Also, in good faith, I went through my post to change "spelt" to "spelled" since I know you prefer that spelling.
That's good to hear! I'm glad that I haven't offended you in my replies and its nice to see that the physics student's habit of using abbreviations for units has amused you. I suppose it might be funny if you're not used to seeing them in the middle of paragraphs.
Anyway, if we can agree that there are some exceptions to spelling out numbers, I hope you can respect my reversals of your edits to follow those exceptions that we don't have in common. Likewise, I hope that you don't mind other times when I have reversed your edits to make my timeline abide by my own conventions or to correct edits to Latin words mistaken for English. Your spelling corrections have otherwise been appreciated :)
Yup, Superpowers is what I mean when I say my timeline.
I always spell out kilometer? When "kilometer" goes in a sentence I spell it out (otherwise the sentence would look weird) but I tend to write "km" when it comes after a specific number of kilometers (e.g. "the wall was 500 km long"). Of course, I wouldn't doubt that I've accidentally done the opposite a few times.
Yes, you don't deliberately mess with Latin words but sometimes you have mistaken Latin for English and changed the word (which is a perfectly understandable mistake), e.g. "limites" is a Latin term for "frontiers" and can be mistaken for a misspelling of "limits".
Will do. I tend to edit in blocks so I can refresh the recent wiki activity, and not miss messages like this. It unfortunately has the problem of causing edit conflicts like this, which is why I appreciate your understanding in the matter. Anyway, I will send a second message when I leave for the night. Mscoree (talk) 03:02, December 13, 2014 (UTC)I'm going to take a break for a few hours, so you should be good to edit. Mscoree (talk) 05:26, December 13, 2014 (UTC)