User talk:NameIsRon

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Welcome[edit]

Welcome!

Hello, NameIsRon, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{helpme}} before the question. Again, welcome! TheArguer (talk) 04:36, 20 November 2009 (UTC)

Criteria[edit]

In American English, criteria is both singular and plural. Please stop changing singular into criterion and attempting to harmonize verbs with the plural form. I will gladly discuss this on WP:MOS if required, just start the discussion and invite me. --Walter Görlitz (talk) 06:05, 10 August 2010 (UTC)

Sorry, should give you a reference: "usage The plural criteria has been used as a singular for over half a century ... singular criteria is not uncommon in edited prose, and its use both in speech and writing seems to be increasing. Only time will tell whether it will reach the unquestioned acceptability of agenda." --Walter Görlitz (talk) 06:14, 10 August 2010 (UTC)
I don't see the need to suggest a modification to WP:MOS, since it currently specifies that criterion is singular, criteria is plural. I know that language is defined by usage, and at some point in the future the idea that criteria can be considered as singular may be widely accepted, but this is not yet the case. --NameIsRon (talk) 04:34, 11 August 2010 (UTC)

Madison Square[edit]

I've changed the text to say more explicitly what I intended it to say. Beyond My Ken (talk) 05:47, 18 November 2010 (UTC)

Good idea -- I was just going back to make a similar change, since we need two links (to MSG I,1879, and MSG II, 1890) to make the text clear. But the article you were linking to, Madison Square Garden, describes only MSG IV, built in 1968, so that's not a proper link when talking about Madison Square and the pre-1925 era. NameIsRon (talk) 06:04, 18 November 2010 (UTC)
Good point, but I think I have a slightly better way of going about it -- since I'm referring to the name, which applies to all the MSG entities, I've changed the link to the MSG disambiguation page, which covers them all. Beyond My Ken (talk) 06:55, 18 November 2010 (UTC)

Barnstar[edit]

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Excellent work correcting spelling, links, grammar, and much more. TeaDrinker (talk) 00:04, 22 March 2012 (UTC)

St Mary's College, Wallasey[edit]

I threw a multiple IP warning at the IP you just reverted on the St Mary's page, and I'll add it to the other IPs. I don't know if they are all the same person, or just a bunch of classmates, but it certainly seems a sudden concerted effort to vandalize the page. Meters (talk) 17:35, 12 July 2012 (UTC)

Döner/Gyro/Shawarma[edit]

Hi there. Could you help me separate all three articles per related countries? Although there is a Shawarma article, for example, people add "shawarma" information (Libia, Tunisia) to döner. Or instead of the "gyro" come and add Greek version to döner. I need help... Thanks in advance. --E4024 (talk) 20:09, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

If you want to make changes to these three articles, you will need to get consensus first, by proposing your ideas on the talk pages for those articles. I just happened to edit two of the articles because I saw a chance to make very minor edits to clean up the infoboxes and related wikilinks. Note that last year there was a discussion on the "gyro" talk page about merging the three articles, and the other talk pages show that people have had strong opinions on the degree to which these foods are similar. I don't know enough about these foods to serve as a subject matter expert in editing them in the way you suggest. NameIsRon (talk) 20:34, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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thanks Welcome to HorrorLand, where nightmares come to life! (talk) 19:11, 19 February 2013 (UTC)

Face-smile.svg Thank you[edit]

...For fixing the orphan refs in Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.  Just wondering:  How is that done?  ~E:71.20.250.51 (talk) 21:26, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

Hello, 71.20.250.51. You asked how I restored the orphan refs on [[Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. There may be better ways of doing it; I used what I would call a brute force method. I think there should be better tools for handling refs, and maybe there are, but I haven't installed any special scripts so I just edit an article by hand: copy/paste, etc.

(1) I opened another browser window and brought up a version of the article where the refs were still defined. (2) I looked for the definition of an orphaned ref, such as "CBSradar", selected the full definition (from the opening "ref" thru the closing "/ref"), and copied that (ctrl-c). (3) I went to the current version of the article, clicked on edit, and searched for the first appearance of the ref: CBSradar in this case. I selected the <ref name=CBSradar /> and pasted the full definition on top of it.

Nothing original about any of that.

I could have been more thorough and located the first non-lead use of the ref and fixed that one, but I didn't want to spend any extra time, lest I encounter an edit conflict. NameIsRon (talk) 21:39, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

Thanks again for the explanation. I guess I could have figured out how to do it eventually, but that sounds like actual work. Face-wink.svg Those darn edit conflicts require doing complex things in a hurry, though. I was trying to figure out how to invoke the AnomieBOT, which can restore orphan refs automagically.  ~E:71.20.250.51 (talk) 22:00, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

JACC citations[edit]

Hello, I see you just deleted a citation I created (it was an unformatted link embedded/entangled in another citation). I appreciate that it does not appear to be currently linked, but you deleted it moments after I created it in the process of sorting out the entanglement. Please understand that I will revert your edit, pending the issue I was in the midst of resolving. Enquire (talk) 01:00, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

I completed the edit, actually, ended-up deleting it anyway, as it was redundant (was planning to pull out video link from parent). Continuing to groom and merge duplicated citations (a few). :) Enquire (talk) 01:34, 7 May 2014 (UTC)