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This looked cool[edit]

Hey Bender, this looked like a cool edit, but the HTTP Secure page reads like gibberish to me, so can you explain in really simple words (lol) what you did, how it is done, why it's a good idea and how I can learn to do it too? Montanabw(talk) 21:25, 3 July 2014 (UTC)

Well, in this particular edit I just replaced a raw link with {{YouTube}}. A side effect of this is that it links to https://www.youtube.com instead of http://www.youtube.com, which means the HTTP connection is encrypted and thus not vulnerable to eavesdropping, such as this.
How can you do this, too? For starters, you could just implement {{YouTube}} where ever you find a raw YouTube link. Or, you do it the way I did, which as scanning a large number of articles with AWB. --bender235 (talk) 22:41, 3 July 2014 (UTC)
But how did you get the number to appear? How do you find id numbers? Montanabw(talk) 20:10, 4 July 2014 (UTC)
I'm not sure I know what you mean. What number? --bender235 (talk) 20:11, 4 July 2014 (UTC)
Oh, I see, it was the id number of the you tube link (in that example 8T3AcvnEuMw), I guess it works similarly to Flickr links, never mind... I think I get it now. Montanabw(talk) 05:28, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks so much for your contributions on Waano-Gano and other pages. Your efforts are much appreciated! Tikihouse (talk) 06:19, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
Thank you very much. --bender235 (talk) 06:20, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Soliciting comment...[edit]

Hi! Would you care to review my FA nomination for the article Of Human Feelings? The article is about a jazz album by Ornette Coleman, and the criteria for FA articles is at WP:FACR. If not, feel free to ignore this message. Cheers! Dan56 (talk) 10:02, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

Skogssamer[edit]

Hi, I was wondering if you could take a look at the article Skogssamer that I have created. I have nominated it for DYK. But before it will be finally approved some copyediting for Standard English is needed. So if you are interested please take a look. Otherwise thanks anyway :).--BabbaQ (talk) 16:52, 6 July 2014 (UTC)

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ANI[edit]

There is a discussion about you at ANI. The editor tried to notified you, but borked it, so I'm doing it myself. Dennis Brown |  | WER 18:24, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

Here's a link to the ANI discussing you that the admin has notified you above about: [[1]]. Cowlibob (talk) 19:44, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing me at this, Dennis Brown and Cowlibob. Brukner apparently had enough time to inform twelve other users but could not leave a message on my talk page. This is crazy. This whole edit was a simple mistake. There is no content dispute at all. Yet I've been called a "moron" and had an ANI going on against me. --bender235 (talk) 08:50, 19 July 2014 (UTC)

A mistake[edit]

Sorry, I changed by mistake the number of edits on your page. Actually I was going to change my own page. I've already corrected the mistake. K9re11 (talk) 07:33, 3 August 2014 (UTC)

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Request for comment[edit]

As someone who has edited the article Asian American this year, I am seeking your input on a proposed change to remove a reference to epicanthic eyefolds. This topic has prompted discussion in 2009, 2010 and most recently in 2013.

There's a fine line between being WP:BOLD and subverting WP:CONSENSUS. Given the history of this topic, I'm hoping that a robust discussion, for the record, would improve the article whether this reference stays or goes. Ishu (talk) 13:39, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

My time is rather limited right now as I'm attending Wikimania, but I might have a look at it later. --bender235 (talk) 15:18, 9 August 2014 (UTC)

Jack Hargreaves[edit]

Dear Bender235. You've changed a possessive version of Hargreaves in this article from Hargreaves' to Hargreaves's. How to indicate a possessive in names (and nouns) ending in 's' is debated among grammarians. Some say James's, others James'; ditto Charles' or Charles's. Most say both are correct, but I have never heard or read of anyone saying or writing Hargreaves's. I suggest there is enough ambiguity on this subject for it to be reasonable to revert to Hargreaves' as common usage. If you're keen to keep Hargreaves's go ahead. It is not incorrect! I am Hargreaves' stepson, but in Wiki that represents a primary source on which you cannot rely (:)). Regards, Simon Simon Baddeley (talk) 21:22, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

I was actually following the recommendation from White and Strunk's Elements of Style, which advises to always use "'s". --bender235 (talk) 06:55, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
... 'always' use "'s"! White and Strunk wrote a vade mecum welcomed by a generation of didacts, and imposed on a generation of their students. Some ninety years after Elements of Style was published Geoffrey K. Pullum remarked that 'The book's toxic mix of purism, atavism, and personal eccentricity is not underpinned by a proper grounding in English grammar. It is often so misguided that the authors appear not to notice their own egregious flouting of its own rules ... It's sad. Several generations of college students learned their grammar from the uninformed bossiness of Strunk and White, and the result is a nation of educated people who know they feel vaguely anxious and insecure whenever they write however or than me or was or which, but can't tell you why.' Pullum, Geoffrey K. (April 17, 2009). "50 Years of Stupid Grammar Advice". The Chronicle of Higher Education 55 (32).  Simon Baddeley (talk) 17:05, 13 August 2014 (UTC)
Okay, nevermind. --bender235 (talk) 20:43, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
...but I appreciate your work on other corrections. Hope we meet again on Wiki. Do you know the best-selling book Eats, Shoots & Leaves? Its sales showed how much popular interest there is in English grammar. Simon Baddeley (talk) 09:31, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
Heard of it, but never read it. I have Zinsser's On Writing Well, which is more writing style and less grammar, though. --bender235 (talk) 09:46, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for introducing him to me. Sounds an interesting guide. Simon Baddeley (talk) 07:44, 16 August 2014 (UTC)