User:Afterwriting

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My principal editing roles are fixing grammar, punctuation and style problems in articles. I will also sometimes take action against the misuse of articles for hype, advertising, slander and blatant bias. I do not suffer fools gladly and have a low tolerance for the many nutters and fanatics ( usually religious ones ) who lower the quality of articles with their personal opinions or uncritical following of belief systems. I am always happy to have my edits proven wrong by other editors if done so politely.

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Today's motto...

Don't argue with idiots because they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.


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