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CFB assistance

Hi there. Thanks for your recent offer of help; I did notice your prior charity with names and dates e. g. with the articles of Pete Bonner and E. M. Waller. I notice you remain aloof with a favorite on the wikiproject page. Here is a list of some others who could use work:

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Canadian date formats, etc.

Connormah, is it accurate to say that MDY-formatted dates are the mainstream practice in Canada? I am starting to clean up the 200+ articles about Canadian Olympic swimmers, and I would like to use Canadian English and related practices for them. Unfortunately, it seems to be a mixed bag in terms of the date formats presently used, and many of these articles aren't internally consistent in their date formats. Some of them don't even have infoboxes, so this is an opportunity to impose some consistency/uniformity in stylistic matters. Looking for sound advice how to proceed, so I can get it right the first time. Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 19:34, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

@Dirtlawyer1: - yep, it's pretty much a mixed bag as you say. Personally I feel like the MDY format is more common in Canada (or at least where I live) but there are others who argue for the DMY format. Honestly, it's best to retain whatever style is present in the article, but I'd vouch for the MDY format personally. Connormah (talk) 19:37, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
Okay. If a particular article is consistently formatted one way or the other, I will maintain the pre-existing date format. If an article is mixed in its usage, I will err on the side of MDY. You'll back me up, eh?  : ) Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 19:42, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

Medallist or medalist in Canadian English? I thought it tracked Australian usage, but now I see the categories are using "medalist" -- is that correct? Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 12:30, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

@Dirtlawyer1: - honestly didn't know there was a difference, haha. I usually use "medalist" though but I honestly didn't know that "medallist" was a thing. Connormah (talk) 18:19, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
The Brits, the Australians, and apparently most other Commonwealth countries, spell the word with two l's. Canadian English, for obvious reasons of North American proximity to the States, continues to split the difference between American and British English in a lot of ways, and it can be a challenge to keep it sorted. What do you use for a Canadian English dictionary -- is there anything definitive online? Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 19:11, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
FWIW, I tend to use "medallist", though US-based auto-correct tools are going to rapidly alter that usage. And FWIW, my experience is that common date format usage in English Canada is almost exclusively MDY. Resolute 19:18, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for that, Resolute. In editing 60+ of the Canadian Olympic swimmer articles so far, all but two of those that used DMY were Canadians who swam for the University of Florida -- and I was responsible for inserting the DMY-format dates in those articles previously. Live and learn. Any suggestions for a Canadian online dictionary? Dirtlawyer1 (talk) 19:26, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

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Hi Connor, I just tried to send you an email. Can you let me know if you got it, because I'm not sure if it was sent or not. It's not appearing in my send folder. Cmr08 (talk) 02:59, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

@Cmr08: - sorry, checked both emails that I've used with you and there's nothing in both. Connormah (talk) 03:01, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
I sent the email again, it's now appearing in my sent folder so it should work this time. No idea what I did before. Cmr08 (talk) 03:15, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
@Cmr08: - got it & replied. Connormah (talk) 03:33, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

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