User talk:JohnTD2

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Fayenatic London 21:15, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

AD/CE[edit]

For info, there's a policy page somewhere that says we don't change these except to have consistency within each article. – Fayenatic London 21:15, 17 June 2013 (UTC)

JohnTD2, thanks for your help with Lion man of the Hohlenstein Stadel, but please see Wikipedia:Manual of Style#Years and longer periods. We don't need to swap back and forth between BC and BCE unless there's a specific reason; both are valid, as long as the article is internally consistent. PhilMacD (talk) 16:52, 21 August 2013 (UTC)
JohnTD2, it looks like you are continuing to ignore what people have told you regarding CE/AD and BCE/BC. If you are pushing this for religious reasons or for personal preference, then please stop. – Maky « talk » 17:32, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

My apologies, Talk Pages are difficult for me to understand. I hardly ever realize someone is writing to me. I've taken notice of my mistake and now strive to only make such corrections to the articles when it pertains to them. Thank you for the advice. To be fair, I am seeing such pushes from both sides, and it does seem the secular (non-tradtional) side is far more aggressive with much more support.

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March 2014[edit]

Information icon Please don't change the format of dates, as you did to Pre-Columbian era. As a general rule, if an article has evolved using predominantly one format, the dates should be left in the format they were originally written in, unless there are reasons for changing it based on strong national ties to the topic. Please also note that Wikipedia does not use ordinal suffixes (e.g., st, nd, th), articles, or leading zeros on dates.

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If you have any questions about this, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Enjoy your time on Wikipedia. Thank you. -Uyvsdi (talk) 17:06, 29 March 2014 (UTC)Uyvsdi

Information icon Please don't change the format of dates, as you did to History of the Americas. As a general rule, if an article has evolved using predominantly one format, the dates should be left in the format they were originally written in, unless there are reasons for changing it based on strong national ties to the topic. Please also note that Wikipedia does not use ordinal suffixes (e.g., st, nd, th), articles, or leading zeros on dates.

For more information about how dates should be written on Wikipedia, please see this page.

If you have any questions about this, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Enjoy your time on Wikipedia. Thank you. -Uyvsdi (talk) 17:07, 29 March 2014 (UTC)Uyvsdi

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You have been blocked from editing for a period of 24 hours for abuse of editing privileges, as you did at Mesoamerican chronology. Once the block has expired, you are welcome to make useful contributions. If you think there are good reasons why you should be unblocked, you may appeal this block by adding the following text below this notice: {{unblock|reason=Your reason here ~~~~}}. However, you should read the guide to appealing blocks first.  Dougweller (talk) 17:43, 29 March 2014 (UTC)
You were warned about era changes last June, November and December. And today before your last edits. Your last edit summary, "(The Archaic period ended 2000 BC, not AD 2000)" disguised the fact that you were making an era change from BCE to BC, let alone the fact that the article didn't say the Archaic period ended in 2000 AD or even CE. If you make era changes violating WP:ERA in the future you can expect longer blocks. Dougweller (talk) 17:49, 29 March 2014 (UTC)