User talk:Mikecron

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Welcome[edit]

Welcome!

Hello, Mikecron, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Where to ask a question, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Again, welcome!  Feco

Creating Articles w/ Categories[edit]

Good work creating new articles. When you create things, it helps tremendously to assign them to an accurate category (see WP:CG for info). If you're really not sure about categories, at least assign your new articles a stub category (see WP:SC for info). By assigning a category, you help make sure your new articles don't get lost as 'orphans' that are not associated with related topics. Feco

Use of {{del}}[edit]

Please don't use the {{del}} template except with articles that fall into the qualifying categories described in Wikipedia:Criteria for speedy deletion. --Tony Sidaway|Talk 22:21, 11 Apr 2005 (UTC)

  • Okay, sorry! I was under the (simple) impression that anything which was obviously crap should be marked like that. Thanks for explaining. May I ask why you wrote this on the bottom of User:Feco's page? Mikecron 22:48, 11 Apr 2005 (UTC)
Mikecron- Tony S's edits inadvertently went to my talk page through a coding mistake I made on your talk page a while back. If you want a technical explanation, leave a note on my talk and I'll add an explanation here. The important thing is that the problem is resolved, so the EDIT links on your talk page no longer point to me. Sorry for the confusion. Feco 04:39, 12 Apr 2005 (UTC)

IT Crowd[edit]

Whoops - I really didn't recognise that as a kernel panic. Well spotted :) I'm now going to hang my head in shame for not noticing that earlier.. -- 9cds(talk) 13:18, 22 February 2006 (UTC)

Amparanoia[edit]

I'm glad to see you have an interest in Amparanoia. However, I was disappointed that your edit was solely to change "are" - the British English standard - into "is" -the US English one. Per Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style#National_varieties_of_English: "If an article is predominantly written in one type of English, aim to conform to that type rather than provoking conflict by changing to another. (Sometimes, this can happen quite innocently, so please do not be too quick to make accusations!)" Given that I started the article and used British English ("Their first album, El Poder de Machín, has been described as being "bright, exuberant... with a heavy Latin influence" is, I believe, not permissable in the US) I would like to change it back. Would you be happy with that?--Estrellador* 19:34, 1 August 2006 (UTC)

  • Hi there... firstly, I want you to know that I'm a Brit, and all of my edits use British English to the best of my knowledge. (Except of course if the article's already written in another style.) I know it's common to use the plural conjugation of verbs with singular nouns in BrE, but it's just something I've never been happy with! (To me, a band is singular, so the verb should be conjugated as such.) Also, just because I do this does not mean I'm using AmE; from American_and_British_English_differences#Singular_and_plural_for_nouns: "Use of the singular verb is not wrong in such instances in BrE. At least one authority (E. Gowers, The Complete Plain Words, 1986) indicates that either is acceptable (provided that usage is not mixed or inconsistent within the same document), and that (as implied above) the choice of verb form may be chosen according to whether the emphasis is on the body as a whole or on the individual members (e.g. 'A committee was appointed' ...; but 'the committee were unable to agree ...')." The second example explains why I think it's okay to say "Their first album"; because we are now referring to the band members.
    Either way, I'm happy to change it back if it bothers you that much. I'm a big fan of Amparanoia, and it's just embarrassing that the only thing I can contribute to the article is a questionable grammatical change! :-/ Mikecron 09:58, 2 August 2006 (UTC)
No problem. We, as you may have seen (Talk:Color etc.) have a big problem on Wikipedia with conflicting spelling and grammar. I just wanted to head this off to avoid a bigger problem later. I was surprised that you speak British English - I can understand the logic of the US approach, but would usually use "are" myself. If you don't mind, I think I will change it back, to avoid what could be construed as (but apparently isn't) conflicting style.--Estrellador* 11:05, 2 August 2006 (UTC)

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