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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.

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 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:

  • Any RCAT change that affects printworthiness is non-minor. (For redirects outside the main namespace, I consider the printworthiness categories that would be applied if any RCATs allowed in mainspace were used in mainspace. Specifically, {{R from shortcut}} is non-minor because any [pseudo-namespaced] shortcuts in mainspace would be unprintworthy.)
  • Any addition of {{R from merge}} or related attribution RCATs is non-minor. (I mean specifically "related to merging"; I am not including {{R from move}} because that describes an action that is logged anyway.)
  • Any removal of existing RCATs, whether or not they are replaced with others, is non-minor.

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

Addition 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]

Categorizing redirects[edit]

  • I may have misused {{r from modification}} for grammatical modifications where a more specific template is available, such as {{r from other tense}} or 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}} when a more specific r to... (acronym or initialism) template is available.

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.)


The references to OpenDyslexic in my user stylesheet are just for personal preference; I do not have dyslexia or any related disability.