User talk:John of Reading

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Fixed -- John of Reading (talk) 10:04, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

Martineau family[edit]

Dear John could you please check the refs for "Martineau family" page Thanks Mike — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:57, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

Martineau family (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)
Some of the parameters of the three new references look a little odd. "first1" and "last1" are intended for the forename and surname of the author of the web page, and should be omitted or blank if no name is given - they are for items on news websites really. Have a look at Template:Cite web/doc. -- John of Reading (talk) 13:04, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Hi, John of Reading! I wanted to award you this barnstar for all your hard work in correcting thousands upon thousands of typos! Keep it up! Upjav (talk) 19:48, 28 June 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, that's encouraging! -- John of Reading (talk) 20:27, 28 June 2014 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Face-smile.svg Thank you very much, Your edits to the monarch butterfly article are appreciated!

bpage (talk) 13:52, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Monarch butterfly (edit|talk|history|protect|delete|links|watch|logs|views)
Thank you for noticing! -- John of Reading (talk) 18:30, 5 July 2014 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

Face-smile.svg Thank you very much for fixing the typos with the letter "s" and the non-hyphenated word in the page for Malcolm Stuart Boylan, John of Reading; your efforts really helped and your work looks good!!

Taram (talk) 15:27, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

And thank you for getting back to me! -- John of Reading (talk) 15:29, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
You fix more typos than we do. You have loaded your own settings right? Or still different settings than most. OccultZone (TalkContributionsLog) 15:40, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
@OccultZone: Yesterday I was working on subpage 35 at User:Darkwind/Typos, since GoingBatty pinged me about it. I ended up making about 600 quick edits, a lot for one day, but mostly for very small typos involving only spaces and hyphens. My main project at the moment is Wikipedia:Lists of common misspellings/S, for which I'm developing my own settings. That started off slowly but is gradually becoming more efficient as I expand my regular expression to skip the false positives automatically. The regular expression is up to 21 kilobytes so far! -- John of Reading (talk) 15:51, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
That's very nice. Yes Goingbatty seems to be very active these days. Good thing about AWB, you can use your own settings. OccultZone (TalkContributionsLog) 15:54, 8 July 2014 (UTC)