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I will reply to a discussion where it was started. This means that I would prefer that you not use {{talkback}} unless the issue is urgent.

If you wish to revert my edit, please do not remove the default "Undid revision ###..." text entirely from the edit summary. This is to ensure that the notification system works correctly.

Speaking of notifications, please avoid wikilinking my username in an existing discussion (i.e. one not newly started by you), so as to avoid creating unnecessary noise in the "mention" type of notification. (Copying and pasting discussion from another venue is an acceptable exception; I do not expect my username to be unlinked.)

Generally, I will voluntarily follow "0.5RR": I will not revert more than once before discussing nor re-revert.

I use {{tlx}} even when {{tl}} would suffice because I've been told that the <code> formatting is more semantically correct than plain type.

Notes on categorizing redirects[edit]

In the absence of a clear consensus: When adding redirect categories (rcats), I will use {{redr}} iff there will be more than one category on the redirect. However, if I am removing rcat(s), I will not change {{redr}} to an individual rcat template even if only one rcat remains.

When I mention in an edit summary that "R from related word has been deprecated...," I am referring mainly to the use of {{category diffuse}} on the category page Redirects from related words. I am aware that the R from related word template does not use {{tdeprecated}} and is unlikely ever to do so.

When are edits to redirects minor?[edit]

I used to flag all edits solely about categorizing redirects as minor. I have since decided to change my guideline:

  1. Any RCAT change that affects printworthiness is non-minor.
    (This refers to any change in the overall status of a redirect as printworthy, unprintworthy, or neither. For example, adding {{R from misspelling}} to a redirect already categorized as {{R from incorrect disambiguation}} would not fall under this rule, as the redirect would already be unprintworthy due to the latter. As the concept of printworthiness only applies to mainspace, this rule is irrelevant in other namespaces.)
  2. Any addition of {{R from merge}} or related attribution RCATs is non-minor.
    (I may not have been applying this criterion as consistenly as the others. I mean specifically "related to merging." I am not including {{R from move}} because (1) that describes an action that is logged anyway and (2) the MediaWiki software is configured to add it automatically to new redirects created from moves; adding it to old moved redirects constitutes trivial maintenance.)
  3. Any removal of existing RCATs, whether or not they are replaced with others, is non-minor...
    ...except for removal of categories that are nonexistent (redlinked) and/or that constitute blatant vandalism.

If the RCAT edit does not meet any of the above criteria, it is minor.

Addition of (any number of) RCATs to a previously-uncategorized redirect may be minor, subject to the above.

I have always treated any change to the target of a redirect as non-minor.

Mistakes to fix[edit]

  • I may have misused {{r from modification}} for grammatical modifications where a more specific template is available, such as the "r from (part of speech)" templates. I'm not sure how big a deal this is, but I'll try to fix it nevertheless.
  • I may have misused {{r from former name}} together with rcats for names of different length ({{r from long name}}, {{r from short name}}, {{r from initialism}}, {{r to initialism}} etc.); discussion has since determined that such categories require the long and short forms of the name to be in simultaneous official use.
  • I may have used {{r from long name}} in isolation when a more specific r to... (acronym or initialism) template is available.
  • (FIXME: This is not an RCAT issue; figure out where to put it.) I've often failed to mark simple additions of wikilinks as minor; the problem is that I've confused wikilinks with "visible tags or other templates."

Article drafts to work on[edit]

I have no specific timeline for this work due to things going on in my life. If you really want me to work on one of these ASAP, I encourage you to talk.

Notes to self/general wall of shame[edit]

Count of mistakes caught by bots[edit]

  1. ^ Original mistake, notification, and correction

I am a native speaker of American English, but that doesn't make me 100% reliable at subtleties like this, especially when there's so much else going on in my mind. (Note to self: In the future, try to reword the sentence to avoid tricky cases.)