User talk:Mevagiss

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Air Zimbabwe[edit]

Hello. Thanks for your contributions to Wikipedia. Regarding this edit, let me tell you that the issue date for the timetable you provided as a source is prior to the date flights to Gatwick were supposed to start, and therefore we are in the same predicament as with your former edit. As per WP:VERIFY, we need to provide sources for the statements that have taken place, and the reference you provided is predicting the future, not confirming a fact has occurred. I'll manage to find sources confirming the commencement of services.--Jetstreamer Talk 22:08, 8 January 2014 (UTC)

Actually the timetable was revised in November 2013 (so the reference is actually suitable), but inexplicably it is still listed as the August timetable on their website, probably to save the cost of redesigning it. This updated revision is the reference. If you prefer a more explicit reference then perhaps you can find one. Gatwick airport's website confirms the current state of the route but of course this changes every day so might not be the most satisfactory source.--Mevagiss (talk) 22:02, 9 January 2014 (UTC)

Henry Birchenough[edit]

We do not generally link major countries. Please see WP:OVERLINKING. "Britain" is a perfectly acceptable term, understood in this context to mean the United Kingdom (whereas Great Britain does not). Use of abbreviations such as "UK" in articles generally looks amateurish and is unnecessary. -- Necrothesp (talk) 10:49, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

There is a case for this as in many articles such the above where more than one term is being used without distinguishing. I see now that I could have inserted the link to just United Kingdom instead of the long form of the name as it was officially before 1927. Overlink policy notwithstanding there is a legitimate reason (and a WP policy) to link important features of the article at least once as here. It may appear that the use of UK is unnecessary to you but it is accurate whereas Britain is vaguer (although that is not why I made the edit). I don't agree that using "UK" is amateurish and the United Kingdom article and probably lots of others use it freely. It is in common use in conversation and in official circles and in government announcements. It is in fact the very opposite of pedantic.--Mevagiss (talk) 11:20, 30 June 2014 (UTC)
Not just to me. Links to the United Kingdom have been removed from articles by many other editors. As to UK, yes, it is commonly used. But this is an encyclopaedia! Many expressions are commonly used in speech but shouldn't be finding their way into a serious encyclopaedic work. -- Necrothesp (talk) 12:00, 30 June 2014 (UTC)

accuracy of edit summary[edit]

In this edit your editing summary was "formatting whitespace" but in fact you made many changes to article content. Can you explain this discrepancy? Zerotalk 00:07, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

Although I have quite a few subjects of expertise I usually edit WP purely for use of vocabulary or expression, except when I trim the blank spaces so this possible prompt appears a lot on my browser. I suspect I was distracted by someone and returned later on, if I made some other change. What suggestion would you propose for me to have reported instead?--Mevagiss (talk) 19:15, 18 July 2014 (UTC)