User talk:Pingumeister

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Your request for rollback[edit]

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Hi Pingumeister. After reviewing your request for rollback, I have enabled rollback on your account. Keep in mind these things when going to use rollback:

  • Getting rollback is no more momentous than installing Twinkle.
  • Rollback should be used to revert clear cases of vandalism only, and not good faith edits.
  • Rollback should never be used to edit war.
  • If abused, rollback rights can be revoked.
  • Use common sense.

If you no longer want rollback, contact me and I'll remove it. Also, for some more information on how to use rollback, see Wikipedia:New admin school/Rollback (even though you're not an admin). I'm sure you'll do great with rollback, but feel free to leave me a message on my talk page if you run into troubles or have any questions about appropriate/inappropriate use of rollback. Thank you for helping to reduce vandalism. Happy editing! Beeblebrox (talk) 16:33, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

Thanks! -- Pingumeister(talk) 21:11, 18 July 2014 (UTC)

Changes to Igor Girkin[edit]

Many things use DD-MM-YYYY or MM-DD-YYYY, but YYYY-MM-DD ought to be preferred because it has the least national bias. Dustin (talk) 17:09, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

What I mean is, that makes up another part of my reasoning changing the formatting. It took like twenty minutes due to being required to change them manually. Dustin (talk) 17:12, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
DD Month YYYY is used in related articles such as Donetsk People's Republic, Federal State of Novorossiya and MH17 (somewhat related). And I'm sorry your consistency edit took so long Dustin V. S., but mine also took 15–20 minutes to complete. -- Pingumeister(talk) 17:25, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
Was it the fact that didn't write out the month? Dustin (talk) 17:27, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
@Dustin V. S.: Personally, I think writing out the month looks nicer, but personal preference isn't the problem here. YYYY-MM-DD doesn't seem to be very standard. Most featured articles don't appear to use numeric months (don't quote me on that though, I sampled randomly). And again, Igor Girkin only used YYYY-MM-DD in automatic reflinks citations. The properly formatted citations (which constituted nearly half of the citations in the article) used DD Month YYYY, making that the standard in the article. -- Pingumeister(talk) 17:40, 20 July 2014 (UTC)


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