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Welcome to Wikipedia, Eumolpo! I am Marek69 and have been editing Wikipedia for quite some time. Thank you for your contributions. I just wanted to say hi and welcome you to Wikipedia! If you have any questions, feel free to leave me a message on my talk page or by typing {{helpme}} at the bottom of this page. I love to help new users, so don't be afraid to leave a message! I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

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Your edit to Maersk Alabama hijacking[edit]

Please do not attempt to correct spelling in URLs, as you did in your edit to Maersk Alabama hijacking. The computer being linked to does not understand the concept of spelling corrections, and will report that no such page exists. Jc3s5h (talk) 13:51, 3 July 2010 (UTC)

"Incorrect" spellings in old book titles[edit]

Hello, you recently made some corrections in the articles "Edward Wright (mathematician)" and "Emery Molyneux", changing the spelling of somtimes in a book title to sometimes. However, the change should not have been made as this "misspelling" was in the title of a 1599 book, and in those days the way English words was spelled was not necessarily the same as the way we spell them today. In fact, there were actually hidden comments in the articles indicating that these were not misspellings. In future, before changing spellings in old book titles or quotations, please check the source to ensure that it is really a misspelling. Thanks. — Cheers, JackLee talk 10:53, 11 September 2010 (UTC)

Hi Eumolpo, I undid a correction of 'allmost' to 'almost' you'd made in the article on Robert Hayman, for the same reason as the contributor above - though the spelling is incorrect now, it is the way the word was written at the time, and as the quote is meant to be an exact copy of what Hayman actually wrote, we have to stick with his spelling. Otherwise, good luck with your efforts. RLamb (talk) 09:00, 28 October 2010 (UTC)

Orthographic correction?[edit]

Very cute! --70.127.204.211 (talk) 19:59, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

I certanly agree. But Eumolpo is actualy doin a fatastic job on all htose ortographic adjusmtents. Even beating the robosts. Just look at his countribs! - Ipigott (talk) 09:55, 25 September 2010 (UTC)
HA! HA! That's even cuter. --72.186.99.244 (talk) 12:43, 26 September 2010 (UTC)

Hi Eumolpo, your "orthographic correction" to Lombok is much appreciated, as is your sense of humour. Felix505 (talk) 07:43, 6 October 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, but your correction from 'Intendent' to 'Independent' in Safehold, etc. is incorrect. There is in fact a position within the Safehold church known as 'Intendent', as mentioned earlier in the same paragraph. Please read the books before making such changes, since (especially in SF) the author may make up new names, ranks, etc. Murray Langton (talk) 09:18, 17 January 2011 (UTC)

Oh, you mean spelling[edit]

Ortho, Greek meaning straight, right, or conventional; and graphos, to write something: let's see . . . oh I get it, you want to correct the spelling.

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Here's a beer for your fine efforts on improving Wikipedia! Cheers! for spelling administration correctly, a minor nuisance of an error that lived unnoticed on that page for at least a year ElijahBosley (talk ☞) 13:09, 6 October 2010 (UTC)

sic[edit]

Hi there. You must have not noticed it, but on this edit you corrected a word which was marked with [sic]. I try to obfuscate those words so people don't "fix" them, but I sometimes forget and not everyone does this, so caution is required. Best regards, and happy orthographic journeys. --Muhandes (talk) 07:36, 28 October 2010 (UTC)

Again, do not change spellings in direct quotes or cited titles. This edit is not allowed. We all know there is a typo in the original, but all we are allowed to do is say what was said, not correct others' mistakes. Note again there is a "sic" after it, which makes it very clear that the (mis)spelling is intentional in wikipedia because it's carrying that mistake from the source. DMacks (talk) 13:52, 8 December 2010 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Just dropping by to thank you for corecting typos at Yahoo Groups. I need a lot of help in this departmnt

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Ottawahitech (talk) 15:26, 7 November 2010 (UTC)

Thank you for correcting my typo in Thomas Pooley. I am the world's worst proofreader! LynwoodF (talk) 16:08, 29 May 2011 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Hi! Sorry for the issue with Napoca. I have an explanation here Codrin.B (talk) 19:08, 24 January 2011 (UTC)

Exaggerate[edit]

When correcting spellings as you did here [1], please make sure that your correction is in fact itself correct[2]·Maunus·ƛ· 15:16, 17 March 2011 (UTC)

Accomodating Brocolli in the Cemetary[edit]

The "misspellings" on Vivian Cook (academic) are intentional; that is the actual title of his book. Cnilep (talk) 07:23, 25 March 2011 (UTC)

"For for" corrections[edit]

Hi - please can you take care when correcting "for for" in the text of articles. A lot of the "corrections" you have made today are in fact wrong. Some examples of changes you've made:

  • "it was in fact the very man we'd been looking for for three months" changed by you to "it was in fact the very man we'd been looking for three months". -- from Lofty Large
  • "Olswang has been in the Sunday Times Best 100 Firms To Work For for the last 5 years." changed by you to "Olswang has been in the Sunday Times Best 100 Firms To Work For the last 5 years". -- from Olswang
  • "Khalid al-Mihdhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi, who they had "been looking for for the last few weeks" changed to "Khalid al-Mihdhar and Nawaf al-Hazmi, who they had "been looking for the last few weeks" -- from Cofer Black
  • "he appealed to the Danish Consul, Ferdinand Myhlertz, for help and was cared for for two weeks by the Consul" changed to "he appealed to the Danish Consul, Ferdinand Myhlertz, for help and was cared for two weeks by the Consul". -- from Jacob Riis

Arthur Holland (talk) 16:53, 26 March 2011 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Thank you, Eumolpo, for your helpful edit fixing a duplicate wording issue at the article San Jose Mercury News West Magazine. Much appreciated. ;) Cheers, -- Cirt (talk) 18:10, 12 June 2011 (UTC)

Thank you from me too for catching the double "the" in what I wrote on Stereoscopic Acuity. Gwestheimer 23:21, 21 June 2011 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gwestheimer (talkcontribs)

How interesting: an editor who specializes in 'orthographic correction'. Thank you for your 13:01, 12 June 2011 correction of the redundant-'the' I had left after editing a section of SDF Public Access Unix System. I imagine that I was preoccupied with restoring a large section of the article which had 'vaporized' after a previous edit ("Oops! Where did the rest of the article go?"). Curious how the human mind can fail to recognize an obvious error (even under careful scrutiny), when it wears 'blinders' imposed by the perceived urgency of another matter. Diverse specialties will ultimately result in a 'uniform cleanliness' throughout Wikipedia. (Although, as noted above, the context of the apparent error must first be examined to avoid defeating the purpose of one's specialty. Bravo, nonetheless.) Well done. Dlgauthier (talk) 17:35, 13 July 2011 (UTC)

Orthographic[edit]

Is fixing "the the" really an orthographic correction?—I thought those were only spelling corrections. (For clarity, this is intended as a genuine question.) -Rrius (talk) 19:08, 10 September 2011

You mistake me. I'm not arguing that "the the" is correct; what I am saying is that repeating a word isn't a spelling error. Spelling is the forming of words with letters in the accepted order. Both instances of "the" had the letters in the correct order, it's just that one instance was unnecessary. If accidental repetition of words isn't simply sui generis, it is a question of syntax or grammar, not spelling. -Rrius (talk) 00:31, 12 September 2011 (UTC)

Ask[edit]

Hi. I am Jivesh. Thanks for making the little correction on "I Was Here (song)". Do you do copy-edits? ★Jivesh 1205★ (talk / ♫♫Give 4 a try!!!♫♫) 13:02, 25 September 2011 (UTC)

Hi. Thanks for replying. It does not matter. Actually, i want someone like you to better the prose in one of the articles i have written. Can you please hep? I want someone to elevate the English used. Actually, i am not a native speaker of English and at FAC, they ask for articles written in very good English. ★Jivesh 1205★ (talk / ♫♫Give 4 a try!!!♫♫) 09:38, 1 October 2011 (UTC)
Okay. It does not matter. Happy editing. ★Jivesh 1205★ (talk / ♫♫Give 4 a try!!!♫♫) 10:21, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

Speedy deletion declined: Calfornia batfish[edit]

Hello Eumolpo. I am just letting you know that I declined the speedy deletion of Calfornia batfish, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: this isn't an R2 (not cross-namespace) nor is it R3 (not recent). It gets some views, and redirects are cheap. Redirects from mis-spellings are generally considered to do no harm, and to be possibly useful: this gets used every couple of days or so. Regards, JohnCD (talk) 18:27, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

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"her her"[edit]

Hi. You have recently been trawling Wikipedia looking for "her her" formations, and "correcting" them to a single "her". You have clearly been doing this in good faith, but can you please stop. In the vast majority of cases (to be precise, in 37 out of 43 cases you changed today, or 86%) the formation is quite correct: one "her" is an object pronoun, and the other is a possessive pronoun, as in "he gave her her first break". I have reverted the 37 incorrect changes you have made today. GrindtXX (talk) 18:35, 18 May 2012 (UTC)

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Eduction, not education[edit]

The term is eduction. See the dictionary definitions.--Victor Chmara (talk) 15:51, 19 August 2012 (UTC)

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Bad "correction"[edit]

Hello, I'm not 100% certain, but I'm fairly sure your edit to Geography of Bangladesh was incorrect; compare the American term noreaster. I've reverted that edit, and I've also undone your edit to List of Oregon shipwrecks because you changed the name of a ship which was quite possibly correct. Graham87 15:57, 13 January 2013 (UTC)

Spelling correction to Frances Buss[edit]

I notice you corrected a spelling mistake in Frances Buss without noticing that it was introduced by repeated vandalism by an IP, including obvious inserted references to prostitution. It's worth bearing in mind that many vandals' grasp on spelling is basic, and checking to see whether there's a vandal behind the mistake. Cheers, Espresso Addict (talk) 05:25, 15 January 2013 (UTC)

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Thank you for fixing my spelling goof. RJaguar3 | u | t 14:04, 19 March 2013 (UTC)

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