User talk:Woolfy123

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January 2011[edit]

Welcome to Wikipedia. Although everyone is welcome to contribute constructively to the encyclopedia, you may not know that Wikipedia has a Manual of Style that should be followed to maintain a consistent, encyclopedic appearance. Using different styles throughout the encyclopedia, as you did in Degrassi: The Next Generation, makes it harder to read. Please take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. Thank you. 117Avenue (talk) 23:22, 5 January 2011 (UTC)

Oh, okay! I see, I see. So the "U.S." was wrong according to the Manual of Style why? I'm confused. Is it because the style of the Degrassi page is Canadian English, not American English?Woolfy123 (talk) 23:33, 5 January 2011 (UTC)
Because the latest edition of the Chicago MOS says the use of periods has depreciated, and other forms of English (Degrassi related articles are written in Canadian) do not use periods. 117Avenue (talk) 23:47, 5 January 2011 (UTC)
Okay, that's what I thought. So, even though Chicago MOS decided no one uses periods in "U.S.," on American-English pages, that's still acceptable, even based on the Manual of Style page "In American English, U.S. (with periods) is more common as the standard abbreviation for United States"? I get that Degrassi-related pages are Canadian and therefore use that style of English, thoughWoolfy123 (talk) 23:52, 5 January 2011 (UTC)