User talk:4Jays1034

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Hello, useful little box, such that when you make an edit you tell the rest of us; remove extraneous comma would do and we would trust that you have done so and not spend time checking your edit. Cheers Crusoe8181 (talk) 08:43, 10 January 2012 (UTC)


Your "grammar correction" did the following:

  • Changed consists of to comprises - that's not a correction - both are correct.
  • Changed thirteen to 13 - that's not a correction either.
  • Broke the wikilink by moving the 's' in states outside the link.

It's great you look for corrections to make, but you might want to check before reverting again on WP:GA articles that there wasn't a good reason it had been reverted, and that there is actually any point to the edit. Thanks. Begoontalk 17:10, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

Now that I look at your contributions I see you've made a whole series of edits changing "consists of" to "comprises". It's unnecessary, and in some cases wrong - such as: here where you've basically broken the text. Please don't make unnecessary changes like this. Begoontalk 17:20, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

Not to pile on, but I just came here because I noticed the same pattern. There's another editor here that has a preference for "comprise" and has gone around fixing places where it was mis-used, but I believe they were discouraged from (and correctly ceased) changing existing "consist"/"compose" usage to "comprise". In most cases, they are equivalent. "Comprise" is probably the least known of the words among people with limited English vocabularies, and should therefore be avoided in favor of the more commonly understood terms (unless you can establish consensus to the contrary somewhere). Thanks. —[AlanM1(talk)]— 18:06, 17 July 2013 (UTC)

Opting in to VisualEditor[edit]

As you may know, VisualEditor ("Edit beta") is currently available on the English Wikipedia only for registered editors who choose to enable it. Since you have made 100 or more edits with VisualEditor this year, I want to make sure that you know that you can enable VisualEditor (if you haven't already done so) by going to your preferences and choosing the item, "Enable VisualEditor. It will be available in the following namespaces: $1". This will give you the option of using VisualEditor on articles and userpages when you want to, and give you the opportunity to spot changes in the interface and suggest improvements. We value your feedback, whether positive or negative, about using VisualEditor, at Wikipedia:VisualEditor/Feedback. Thank you, Whatamidoing (WMF) (talk) 18:23, 11 October 2013 (UTC)