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Regarding Casing (sausage)[edit]

Hey there, I noticed your edit to Casing (sausage) today. You added a lot of great info to the article, and it looks like you've got a real knowledge on the subject. However, from the look of things, you didn't indicate the source of any of the info you added to that article. Everything on Wikipedia needs to be appropriately referenced, preferably using footnote-type citations (check out WP:CITING if you don't know how to do this). I'm not going to remove the info you added to the article, since the rest of the article wasn't referenced to begin with, but as an insurance policy on the work you've put in, would you please take the time to properly cite that info? I'd be glad to provide help in doing this if you need it. —/Mendaliv//Δ's/ 19:15, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

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Turf means peat. Perhaps we should call it so. SimonTrew (talk) 13:14, 16 August 2009 (UTC)

October 2009[edit]

Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. Although everyone is welcome to contribute constructively to the encyclopedia, adding content without citing a reliable source, as you did to Bacon, is not consistent with our policy of verifiability. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. If you are familiar with Wikipedia:Citing sources, please take this opportunity to add references to the article. Thank you. You added a lot of useful info, thank you, but do you have a reference? tommytalk2me 18:06, 10 October 2009 (UTC)

April 2010[edit]

Thank you for the proofread! Gzuufy (talk) 05:36, 24 April 2010 (UTC)

edits to Cycad[edit]

Actually, "Early Permian", "Middle Triassic", etc. are specific timespans for which "Early", "Middle", etc. should be capitalized. --EncycloPetey (talk) 04:29, 15 July 2010 (UTC)

Ketogenic diet[edit]

Thank you for the copyedit at Ketogenic diet, but please see WP:ENGVAR; that aricle is written in British English, so I had to revert most of the work, although I later restored a few pieces of it. SandyGeorgia (Talk) 00:25, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

Fennel[edit]

Thank you also for the copyedit at Fennel. I reverted the spelling of colonise for similar reasons, i.e. please respect the original spelling used on the page. See [[1]]. Nadiatalent (talk) 12:50, 15 October 2010 (UTC)

November 2010[edit]

Information.svg In a recent edit to the page Nicolae Ceauşescu, you changed one or more words from one international variety of English to another. Because Wikipedia has readers from all over the world, our policy is to respect national varieties of English in Wikipedia articles.

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In view of that, please don't change articles from one version of English to another, even if you don't normally use the version in which the article is written. Respect other people's versions of English. They, in turn, should respect yours. Other general guidelines on how Wikipedia articles are written can be found in the Manual of Style. If you have any questions about this, you can ask me on my talk page or visit the help desk. Thank you. RashersTierney (talk) 16:36, 4 November 2010 (UTC)

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If you are interested in medicine-related themes, you may want to check out the Medicine Portal.
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A WikiProject is a group of editors who are interested in the same kinds of articles, and who have created a page to talk about what they're doing and ask each other any questions they have. You might also be interested in WP:FOOD. WhatamIdoing (talk) 19:05, 30 November 2010 (UTC)

Edit summaries[edit]

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Filling in the edit summary field greatly helps your fellow contributors in understanding what you changed, so please always fill in the edit summary field. If you are adding a section, please do not just keep the previous section's header in the Edit summary field – please fill in your new section's name instead.

Using detailed edit summaries is the best way to ensure that your good faith edits are not reverted by recent changes patrollers or other wikieditors. Thanks and happy editing! — SpikeToronto 23:03, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

Chorleywood bread process[edit]

Thank you for your contributions. Please remember to mark your edits, such as your recent edits to Chorleywood bread process, as "minor" only if they truly are minor edits. In accordance with Help:Minor edit, a minor edit is one that the editor believes requires no review and could never be the subject of a dispute. Minor edits consist of things such as typographical corrections, formatting changes, or rearrangement of text without modification of content. Additionally, the reversion of clear-cut vandalism and test edits may be labeled "minor".

Thanks for your work on the Chorleywood bread process article. Since some of your edits included actual modifcation of content, it was not appropriate to mark them as minor edits. Thanks! — SpikeToronto 23:06, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. Before saving your changes to an article, please provide an edit summary, which you forgot to do before saving your recent edit to Chorleywood bread process. Doing so helps everyone understand the intention of your edit (and prevents legitimate edits from being mistaken for vandalism). It is also helpful to users reading the edit history of the page. Thank you. — SpikeToronto 23:06, 12 January 2011 (UTC)

Numbers with units[edit]

This edit of yours to Potassium chloride appears to have removed the space ( ) between lots of temperature values and the degrees-Celsius unit symbols. Per MOS:NUM, we're supposed to put a space between values and units, and in particular use a non-breaking space there. Obviously not a big deal (and not an obvious guideline to know off-hand!) but definitely important to keep numbers reported consistently. DMacks (talk) 23:07, 20 January 2011 (UTC)

Japanese racoon dog[edit]

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Henoch–Schönlein purpura[edit]

On Henoch–Schönlein purpura you applied the singular to the word "purpura". The word purpura is plural, as the introduction of the article makes clear.

You also replaced an instance of complement component 3 with C-reactive protein, introducing a factual error. CRP is not typically deposited in systemic vasculitides, while the presence of C3 is used diagnostically on immunofluorescence. Please be careful not to introduce errors while doing your otherwise very helpful copyediting. JFW | T@lk 20:00, 3 April 2011 (UTC)

Pre-dated versus predated[edit]

Please be careful with your "minor" edits! On the Plum page you changed pre-dated to predated, i.e. changed earlier occurrence of one type of fruit to having one fruit eat the other. Yesterday you altered the meaning in a couple of places on Drupe. Please watch what you are doing! Thanks. Nadiatalent (talk) 12:13, 18 April 2011 (UTC)

hyphens[edit]

Greetings. Please see WP:HYPHEN, which says "A hyphen is not used after a standard -ly adverb (a newly available home, a wholly owned subsidiary) unless part of a larger compound (a slowly-but-surely strategy)". No sense in my removing them and your putting them back in. Thanks for your otherwise fine work. Happy editing! Chris the speller yack 14:26, 22 April 2011 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

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Thanks for your recent contributions! -129.49.72.78 (talk) 19:08, 29 April 2011 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thank you for your edits to the list of cutaneous conditions. ---My Core Competency is Competency (talk) 16:14, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

Please check the sense before altering spelling and grammar[edit]

From what I have read above, it seems that I am not the only one to have fallen foul of your zeal. Do you have a problem with hyphens? Also, proper nouns in English, and in fact in all First World languages that I have encountered, are customarily capitalised. Why did you change the capitalisation of "Cape" to "cape" in the article on Merluccius capensis. If you were in doubt, would it not have been a courtesy to ask before jumping in? And if you were not in doubt, then why not, seeing that you were choosing to make changes to an article on a subject you are unfamiliar with? Also, what gave you the idea that the numbers were decreasing in the east? Numbers of ranges? What is that supposed to mean? I shall correct your erroneous changes, and shall make an attempt at helpfully rephrasing the parts where you apparently had difficulty following the intent. If you find that you disapprove the result, please contact me before imposing your next round of corrections. JonRichfield (talk) 07:26, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

Please do not confuse paper media with e-media[edit]

For reasons that you do not clarify, you chose to abbreviate "Merluccius" to "M." What on Earth for? I deliberately do not abbreviate generic names in e-media because it does not improve anything to do so and it sometimes introduces confusion with antecedents. In paper documents it might, just might, save a bit of ink and paper, but that is hardly a consideration in Wikipedia, is it? As an affectation the abbreviation of generic names might strike the novice in the field as impressive, but it is not a professionally required convention and in fact should be actively discouraged in a medium such as Wikipedia. Kindly refrain from arbitrary improvements that are pointless in application and might turn out to be pernicious in effect.JonRichfield (talk) 08:09, 14 June 2011 (UTC)

June 2011[edit]

Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. Before saving your changes to an article, please provide an edit summary for your edits. Doing so helps everyone understand the intention of your edit (and prevents legitimate edits from being mistaken for vandalism). It is also helpful to users reading the edit history of the page. Thank you. Bidgee (talk) 04:09, 26 June 2011 (UTC)

Spelling conventions[edit]

Hi Gigemag. With regard to your recent, and generally fine, copyedit of coral reef, would you please read the guidelines on spelling. Thanks. --Epipelagic (talk) 23:59, 5 July 2011 (UTC)

Edit summaries - again - and other issues[edit]

Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. Before saving your changes to an article, please provide an edit summary for your edits. Doing so helps everyone understand the intention of your edit (and prevents legitimate edits from being mistaken for vandalism). It is also helpful to users reading the edit history of the page. Thank you. You have been asked several times, by several different editors, to start observing this protocol. Timothy Titus Talk To TT 09:21, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

Incidentally, I would also like to repeat some other requests already made (above) by other editors. Many of your recent changes to the "egg" article were very helpful, but please do read things through carefully. Your obvious dislike of the word "that" is a little obsessive, and in some places has made nonsense of sentences (at least in British english reading). You also need to be careful about your campaign to remove hyphenated compounds from Wikipedia, as there is no consensus on this. Finally, please be realistic about what is or is not a "minor edit". You seem to routinely mark everything as minor, but I would suggest that some of your edits go beyond the bounds of the little "m". I have no doubt you are working in good faith, but please do note all these points, as they are all things that have now been drawn to your attention multiple times. Thanks. Timothy Titus Talk To TT 09:21, 8 July 2011 (UTC)

Minor edits[edit]

Hi. When you reword an article in a fashion that could conceivably be interpreted as changing the meaning, as you did in your recent edit to Prairie Pothole Region, please do not mark the edit as "minor." As explained at Help:Minor edit, a minor edit is one that the editor believes requires no review and could never be the subject of a dispute. Examples include typographical corrections, formatting changes, rearrangement of text without modification of content, and reverting clear-cut vandalism. Wording changes such as the ones you made in that article sometimes do alter meaning, so it is best not to treat them as "minor."

Also, as others have said to you previously, please get in the habit of using edit summaries. Summaries are a big timesaver for other users who are watching articles for vandalism or other issues. When a summary says something like "correcting inappropriate use of upper case" or "added comma", most of us will not bother to look to see what changed, but when that same edit appears without a summary, it is likely to be needlessly checked by several other users. HINT: You can even change your Wikipedia user preferences to get a reminder any time you forget to leave a summary. --Orlady (talk) 14:45, 13 September 2011 (UTC)

Edit summaries — yet again[edit]

Gigemag, I came here to ask you to please provided edit summaries. I see, from above, many editors have been here before me, patiently and politely asking you the same thing. And you ignore everyone. Oh well, no point in asking you yet again, so I shan't. --Epipelagic (talk) 04:01, 23 October 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the copyedit to diabetes[edit]

Wondering if you would be interested in taking a look at tuberculosis?--Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 00:15, 16 April 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Edit summaries[edit]

Thanks for your copyediting efforts. However, please follow the advice of all the editors above and starting using edit summaries. It matters not how detailed it is, and even writing "copyedit" is sufficient. When I look at my watchlist, I want to be able to see at a glance what you have done to an article. If there is no edit summary, it forces other editors to review every edit you make in case there has been a change in content. You wouldn't want to be wasting anyone's time, would you?

I really hate to say this, but I suppose you should consider this a warning of sorts. People have been blocked from Wikipedia for persistently ignoring warnings. Don't become one of those. JFW | T@lk 06:11, 17 April 2012 (UTC)

Don't worry, you certainly won't get blocked for not providing edit summaries. A thousand constructive edits without edit summaries is infinitely better than no edits at all. You're doing really good work, and I hope you keep it up - in fact I came here after seeing your work on Glucose syrup to see whether you'd gotten any barnstars yet, and I'm glad to see that you have. It would be better if you did provide edit summaries, though. Seriously, it doesn't take much effort at all. Maybe you could consider going to Special:Preferences#mw-prefsection-editing and ticking the box that says "Prompt me when entering a blank edit summary" - then you won't forget to do it. --Slashme (talk) 07:28, 17 April 2012 (UTC)
Ditto above. Please make a habit of providing an edit summary when you make a change to an article. Doing so makes it easier for your colleagues here to understand the intention of your edit. Eric talk 01:55, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

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Caps[edit]

I've reverted your recent myna and grackle edits. It's a long-standing and accepted convention that Wikipedia:WikiProject Birds fully capitalise species names. Jimfbleak - talk to me? 06:11, 19 May 2012 (UTC)

Salmon[edit]

Thank you Gigemag for your recent copyedit to Salmon. I thought it was very good. --Epipelagic (talk) 21:11, 9 June 2012 (UTC)

A cup of coffee for you![edit]

A small cup of coffee.JPG You are an odd one. I looked over your editing history and you have varied interests. Thanks for copyediting Institutional review board. Blue Rasberry (talk) 20:47, 10 June 2012 (UTC)

A can of snus for you![edit]

Portioned snus.jpg Nice job of cleaning up the article on snus. I appreciate the efforts, and noticed that you do a lot of similar work. While some may underestimate how important cleaning up and copyediting is, I think it makes all the difference in keeping Wikipedia useful and consistent. A most sincere thank you. It is good to have people around here like yourself, who make everything they touch just a little nicer. Dennis Brown - © 03:27, 4 July 2012 (UTC)

redirects[edit]

That's why we have redirects. Please do not eliminate a link simply because it is a redirect. There are many reasons not to do so, and no good reasons to remove such links. --EncycloPetey (talk) 20:34, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

Please see Wikipedia:Don't fix links to redirects that are not broken. --EncycloPetey (talk) 20:37, 3 August 2012 (UTC)

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Please justify changing to American English[edit]

Hi. You recently copy-edited the Hamster article. During that process, you changed spellings from English to American. Why did you do this? It appears to be an arbitrary choice. As an English editor who works on animal behaviour articles, I dislike the use of 'behavior', however, out of respect for the writer, I do not change it to 'behaviour'. Unless there is a good reason to change the spelling, perhaps mutual respect should prevail.DrChrissy (talk) 17:46, 25 August 2012 (UTC)

Hi. Thanks for replying to my User Page. I am still not entirely sure of your reasons for making the changes from EE to AE, but I will decline your invitation to change all to EE as this will only be doing what I am questioning, i.e. unjustified changes to other peoples' work. Happy editing. DrChrissy (talk) 18:41, 25 August 2012 (UTC)

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Name Agaricus xanthoderma[edit]

Hello. You commented out some text on the name Agaricus xanthoderma, but I think the text was quite right. The second part of a binomial name does not always agree with the first part, as explained in Binomial nomenclature#Derivation of binomial names. It doesn't make any difference if Agaricus is a Latin masculine noun in a case like this, because the species name is not an adjective and does not agree with the genus. I some more information about this on the article's talk page. Could you answer my question on that page - what more do I need to say to justify that Agaricus xanthoderma is valid? Strobilomyces (talk) 18:46, 5 October 2012 (UTC)

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Dates on Giant squid[edit]

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Copy-editing[edit]

Please stop Americanising articles with your copy-editing (e.g. Carcinus, Carcinus maenas, etc.). Many articles are written in British English, and practices may differ from your native dialect. --Stemonitis (talk) 14:05, 7 November 2012 (UTC)

Very large number of copy-edits in one step[edit]

In general it's not a good idea to carry out a very large number of copy-edits to an article, as you did to Cactus, all in one go. At the least break up your edits by section. Although many of your changes are either improvements or neutral, some have changed the meaning of the text and the original needs to be restored. The way you carried out the edits makes this a very difficult task. Peter coxhead (talk) 15:14, 16 November 2012 (UTC)

A specific, and rather tricky issue, is removal of "that" when it introduces subordinate clauses. Yes, the article is supposed to be written in American English, and since I wrote a lot of it and am not American I welcome copy-editing by someone who is. I am simply incapable of using "that" and "which" in the apparently 'correct' American style. However, Wikipedia articles need to be comprehensible by an international audience, and over-enthusiastic removal of "that" does sometimes make sentences very hard for speakers of British English to parse. So please tolerate a few such cases! Peter coxhead (talk) 10:06, 17 November 2012 (UTC)

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Thanks for cleaning up the ketamine page! :D Exercisephys (talk) 16:34, 7 December 2012 (UTC)

Higher taxa[edit]

Please stop treating the names of higher taxa as plurals. In English, this is not the normal practice. A number of your other style changes are also undesirable. It might be better to concentrate on more substantive issues, rather than on questions of style, which will inevitably vary from person to person. I note that this is not the first time I have asked you to desist from making unwanted changes. --Stemonitis (talk) 18:41, 14 December 2012 (UTC)

Odonata[edit]

Please note the following: [2], which states that common names may be capitalized for the orders Odonata and Lepidoptera. It is therefore unnecessary for you to uncapitalize all the dragonfly articles likewise the butterflies. Otherwise, good work with your editing. Dger (talk) 19:28, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

Your moves of turtle pages[edit]

Was wondering why you made a series of changes to the turtle pages. I am assuming it was for common names, but the names you used are ambiguous at best. The Dinner plate turtle has not been referred as such commonly for decades, the Northern Snapping turtle has several common names of equal usage. The Northern snake neck is more commonly referred to as the northern long neck, etc. These species were better off under their scientific names. I would prefer it if you would discuss such changes on the talk pages or the turtle portal before just doing it. Cheers, Faendalimas talk 16:12, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

Quick comment on Nepenthes edit[edit]

Hello, there. Thanks for the copy edit on Nepenthes lowii in this edit. I was wondering, though, if you might considering going back through and changing instances where N. leads off a sentence back to the full genus name Nepenthes. This is consistent with external style guides and all advice I've ever received on the subject. You never want to use the abbreviated genus form when starting off a sentence. So it was not a mistake to be fixed but intentionally left that way by the major author of the article. Cheers, Rkitko (talk) 15:46, 4 February 2013 (UTC)

Page moves: common versus scientific names[edit]

Please note that so-called "common names" are not always in wide use. This is particularly true of some of the more obscure animal groups, such as cephalopods. I have undone your moves of Octopus macropus and Enteroctopus megalocyathus for this reason. A scientific name may also be preferable when there are multiple, competing vernacular names (as is the case with Octopus macropus). If in doubt, Google Scholar can be useful in gauging popularity (compare "Octopus macropus" against "Atlantic white-spotted octopus"). mgiganteus1 (talk) 04:44, 8 February 2013 (UTC)

Plural or singular plant family names[edit]

Please comment at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Plants#Plural or singular family names. Peter coxhead (talk) 15:53, 13 February 2013 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thank you for your copyedit in Hartebeest. The article looks much improved now. Have you finished working on it completely? Sainsf <^>Talk all words 12:33, 19 February 2013 (UTC)

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Phyllodytes auratus[edit]

Given you recent move of Phyllodytes auratus to El Tucuche golden tree frog, I was wondering if you had any reliable sources for that name. I can find OK sources attesting to "golden tree frog", but not this name. Guettarda (talk) 04:00, 7 April 2013 (UTC)

Ocellated tree frog[edit]

Wikipedia already has an article on Osteocephalus oophagus. Should Ocellated tree frog just redirect to that? —Ignatzmicetalkcontribs 19:20, 7 April 2013 (UTC)

Ocellated tree frog is O. langsdorfii Gigemag76 (talk) 19:24, 7 April 2013 (UTC)

Hyla antoniiochoai[edit]

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Copyediting bighorn sheep articles[edit]

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Edits changing number for nouns[edit]

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"The" in lead[edit]

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Your attempts at copy-editing are not welcome, on articles on crustaceans at least. There are many aspects of your changes which are undesirable (I can list them if required), and as far as I can see, nothing to commend them. I'm sure I have warned you about this before, so further similar changes may be seen as tendentious editing. (Having now checked, I see I have asked you twice before to stop making changes of this kind!) --Stemonitis (talk) 19:17, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

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Ahmed1251985 regarding hound needlefish[edit]

Hello

May I ask where did you find the name Hound needlefish

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Ahmed1251985 regarding hound needlefish[edit]

thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ahmed1251985 (talkcontribs) 17:50, 5 January 2014 (UTC)

Blanking aquarium care sections[edit]

Perhaps that was you making those edits, not logged in. But please consider what it says at WP:AQUAHOWTO, and consider rewriting those sections instead of blanking them. There's a difference between content about fish tanks and content about, for example, medical or legal advice. --Tryptofish (talk) 20:20, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

The talk page to which I was referring was User talk:66.61.92.158#Blanking aquarium care sections. And please don't edit war. --Tryptofish (talk) 20:23, 19 January 2014 (UTC)
Replying to your comment at my talk, yes, you are right about that. However, there have been such a massive number of such edits (that I thought until just now were by an IP editor), that I would need to be a bot to give every one sufficient attention. Going forward, I hope that we can agree about WP:AQUAHOWTO. --Tryptofish (talk) 20:33, 19 January 2014 (UTC)

FYI: [3], and [4]. --Tryptofish (talk) 00:15, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

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Fish articles in need of cleanup - want to lend a hand?[edit]

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Chocolate[edit]

Just thought you might like a bit more of an explanation for User talk:Rothorpe's latest edit putting a quotation back the way it was in Chocolate. The word "Chocolate" was capitalized, and in the process of changing it to lower-case, a typo was made. But, besides that, the word is in a block quote. Usually, no changes are to be made to material in a quote (in-line or block) because that is the way it presumably was in the original. Sometimes, in older material, words that may not be capitalized today were written with a capital letter. Regarding your edits as a whole, I can see you are sincerely making an effort to improve the article. That is why Rothorpe and I are giving your edits the careful attention they deserve. Happy editing! Best regards, CorinneSD (talk) 02:02, 1 May 2014 (UTC)

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Companion animals[edit]

Named animals are "who" not "it" or "they." Please cease changing the horse racing articles about individual animals in such a manner. Thanks. Also, numbers 1-9 are spelled out in narrative text, (one through nine) only 10 and up do we use numerals. Montanabw(talk) 19:33, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

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Please note how cultivar groups (now called Group) are type-set according to the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants. I've made changes at Cultivar group and at Wikipedia:Naming conventions (flora) to emphasize this standard. Sminthopsis84 (talk) 16:24, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Move reverted[edit]

I have reverted your move of Oreochromis aureus. As per Wikipedia:Naming conventions (fauna), when there is no common name which is dominant, the Latin name should be used. As there are about half a dozen names associated with this species, of which none are dominant, it is appropriate to use the scientific name, which eliminates all confusion. I am all for use of English names whenever possible, but the profusion of variants for this particular species makes use of an English "common name" problematic at best. Horologium (talk) 02:10, 28 July 2014 (UTC)

Oreochromis aureus[edit]

Please stop making undiscussed moves of this article. See either the talk page for the article or my talk page for further discussion. Obviously, this is not an uncontested move, and you should be discussing the move rather than unilaterally initiating it. Your talk page history indicates that you have have encountered this problem before; you might want to consider that perhaps multiple editors over multiple articles might have a point here. Horologium (talk) 00:44, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

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Cat[edit]

A net change of 800 characters is NOT "minor". Please do not misuse the flag. Ian Dalziel (talk) 19:16, 9 August 2014 (UTC)