User talk:Anaxial

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Please comment on Wikipedia talk:Article titles[edit]

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Please comment on Wikipedia:Village pump (proposals)[edit]

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Just noticed 2014 complaint about "Opossum"[edit]

I fail to see why one must provide citations to justify what is common knowledge to experts, or even quasi-experts, in the field. Perhaps, if more experts penned and/or moderated articles, we wouldn't be so clamorous over "missing" citations. 73.49.1.133 (talk) 17:24, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

Unfortunately, the rules on WP are that you do need a source. This is doubly true when, as in this case, the article already has a link to a reliable source that unambiguously states that the information you want to add is incorrect. If you can provide a source that backs you up, then by all means discuss it on the Talk page, and we can determine which of the sources is the more reliable, and correct the article accordingly. Anaxial (talk) 17:51, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Supercarrier[edit]

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Whales[edit]

Earlier you commented on how my recent edit to Whales deviated from the Manual of Style. Were you referring to my conversion of tonnes (metric tons) to tons (short tons)? While this issue is still continuing, would it be allowed to keep my most recent version of the subsection on there, because it contains a lot of info that I forgot to include when I was writing it originally (size, weight...)?Dunkleosteus77 talk to me! 00:20, 27 May 2015 (UTC)

No, although I don't think that's necessary to list both tons and tonnes, and it helps to use the {{convert}} templates for size and weight and so on (which you keep deleting for some reason), since they will ensure everything complies with the MOS. But that's not what I was referring to.
However, your edits did use capital letters in animal names and section headers: 'Toothed Whale', 'Blue Whale', and so on. This is not permitted on Wikipedia; you should use 'blue whale' (etc.) in text and 'Toothed whale' for section headers and the beginning of sentences. You were also using numerals (2, 3, etc.) for single digit numbers when you should spell them out (two, three, etc.). This isn't a problem when you do it the first time, and I appreciate that you are working in good faith, and weren't aware of the rules, but it does become a bit of a problem when other editors (not just me) spend a lot of time correcting your mistakes, and then you repeatedly revert them back to the wrong form. Anaxial (talk) 17:33, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
Okay, I'm pretty sure I've fixed the problem. By the way, when I change something on a large scale (such as links which I did earlier), I use my sandbox copy, and I'm pretty sure that's why recent edits have been reverted back. If you change anything else, let me know because I want to keep my sandbox version up-to-date. Dunkleosteus77 talk to me! 03:36, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
Do you have whale on your watchlist? That will tell whenever any changes are made. Anaxial (talk) 17:41, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, but I always forget to check. By the way, do not change "Hubb's Beaked Whale" back to "Hubb's beaked whale" because the link won't redirect me to the "Hubb's Beaked Whale" article if it reads "Hubb's beaked whale" (I don't know exactly why...) Dunkleosteus77 talk to me! 22:29, 28 May 2015 (UTC)
There are lots of people editing the page; they can't all advise you whenever they make an edit. Just don't overwrite other editor's changes when you make an edit yourself - I would advise against cutting and pasting wholesale over other editors' work, which may be considered disruptive behaviour, or even edit warring. Just edit the page as you go along, and everything should be fine.
As for Hubbs' beaked whale, writing it with the lower case is not optional - writing "Hubb's Beaked Whale" is not allowed, and it must be changed if anyone writes it like that. Besides, as you can see from the link I just created in the previous sentence, it does direct to the relevant page, so there shouldn't be a problem. Anaxial (talk) 18:33, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
Strange, it was red before, and it shows up red when I change it on my sandbox unless I do Hubb's beaked whale... Dunkleosteus77 talk to me! 22:29, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
That's because you've mistyped the name (an easy mistake... we all do it sometimes). I suppose I could fix it, so that it doesn't redlink from your sandbox, but I'm not sure that it's a common enough problem to be worth it. Anaxial (talk) 22:49, 29 May 2015 (UTC)

Please comment on Talk:Shades of Deep Purple[edit]

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