User talk:Tony1

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The Signpost
17 September 2014


Real-life workload: 2

  • 1 = no work pressure
  • 5 = middling
  • > 5 = please don't expect much
  • 10 = frenzied






  • Watchlisters: user page and talk page watchlisted by 371 editors (April 2014)
  • Estimated yearly hits as of May 2012 on my userspace (by extrapolating from the new-look traffic stats page, adjusted upwards for the six days of counter outage, 25–31 December 2011):
    • Total (yearly hits, est.): 51,608
    • User talk page: 15,127
    • User page: 9,103
    • User contribs: 6,334 (now that's spooky)
    • Redundancy exercises: removing fluff from your writing: 4,760
    • How to improve your writing: 3,231
    • Advanced editing exercises: 2,670 (renovating now: damn, it needs cleaning up)
    • Beginners' guide to the manual of style: 2,344 (desperately needs updating)
    • The six other tutorial pages: each less than 2,000.


What they say about Tony1


Being a reformer on the English Wikipedia and further afield in the Wikimedia movement brings me into contact with many people who have vested interests in resisting change. I am truly grateful for their advice, which has been important to my ongoing program of self-improvement. Here is a list of some of the most helpful comments from March 2013 to March 2014—all rigorously fact-checked to exclude mistruths and exaggerations (diffs available on request):



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Abbreviations: points and spaces


The letters in acronyms and initialisms are generally not separated by points or spaces (GNP, NORAD, OBE, GmbH). Points and spaces that were traditionally required have now dropped out of usage (PhD is now preferred over Ph.D. and Ph. D.).


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September 2014[edit]

Hello, I'm BracketBot. I have automatically detected that your edit to Mercosur may have broken the syntax by modifying 1 "[]"s. If you have, don't worry: just edit the page again to fix it. If I misunderstood what happened, or if you have any questions, you can leave a message on my operator's talk page.

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  • The commission shall meet at least once a month, as well as whenever asked to by the Mercosur [executive agency or by a member state. The commission can take decisions entailing administration

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The Signpost: 03 September 2014[edit]

Wikipedia:Wikipedia_Signpost/2014-09-10/Featured_content[edit]

Trying something a little weird here. See what you think.

Will respond to the email tomorrow or so. Adam Cuerden (talk) 06:10, 7 September 2014 (UTC)

Bella Hardy[edit]

Hi Tony1. In this edit, your editing tool changed one instance of "In the Shadow of Mountains" to lower case "in the". I've reverted it, but thought I'd better let you know. I've also put the album title in italics - maybe that will help identify it as needing title case. --Northernhenge (talk) 18:15, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks, NH. I'll report this to Ohconfucius—probably it is the italics that are needed. Tony (talk) 01:09, 12 September 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 10 September 2014[edit]

The Signpost: 17 September 2014[edit]