Talk:Boeing C-17 Globemaster III

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Boeing **was never** (formerly McDonnell Douglas)[edit]

The first sentence of this article appears as if Boeing was formerly McDonnell Douglas. Of course it was not and that is not the intention of the original author since it is noted in the body of the article that Boeing merged with McDonnell Douglas.

Original text: The Boeing (formerly McDonnell Douglas) C-17 Globemaster III is a large(...)

New text: Boeing's (formerly McDonnell Douglas') C-17 Globemaster III is a large(...)

I believe this is the simplest fix. This wording indicates that the plane is the production of Boeing but it was produced by McDonnell Douglas originally. Any other wording would do fine as long as there is not the implication that Boeing was formerly McDonnell Douglas. W1 m2 (talk) 04:28, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Well I see that my input was snubbed within moments.

Look, I am just an average Joe but I can tell you that this article implies that Boeing was formerly McDonnell Douglas. If that is the message you want to convey, fine. W1 m2 (talk) 04:55, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

You provided no edit summary to explain the change. The text just means the "Boeing C-17 Globemaster III" was formerly named "McDonnell Douglas C-17 Globemaster III". The article states the work done by McDonnell Douglas. This should not be a big deal. Update: I moved the MD part to the next sentence, so no 'formerly' left now. -Fnlayson (talk) 18:12, 14 February 2012 (UTC)

Douglas went bankrupt sometime in the late 1950s. Boeing bought them out, but kept them as a separate company. The B727 commenced production Long Beach facility. Last DC-3 made was 1966. Douglas sold to McDonnell circa 1980, and the DC-9 became the MD-11. DC-10 became the MD-10. Boeing has always been an independent company.220.244.78.63 (talk) 04:11, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

This person has no clue what they are talking about, Douglas was never part of Boeing, they merged with McDonnell Corporation in 1967; production on the DC-3 ended in 1950. DC-10 was redesignated MD-11, the DC-9 was redesignated the 717 after Boeing took over production. Please don't post if you don't have your facts straight.Bob80q (talk) 02:08, 13 June 2016 (UTC)
This relates to the C-17 being a former MD product nothing to do with the independence of Boeing. MilborneOne (talk) 10:11, 28 October 2014 (UTC)

Improper Reversions[edit]

Editor BilCat has repeatedly reverted properly referenced and formatted posts on operators made by myself and others, even after agreeing that this was appropriate on other articles. He is either abusing his authority, playing games or there is some other explanation; his talk page states that he is "having health issues" so perhaps he is not in proper frame of mind at present. He has been reported to administrators for his behavior, request that he be removed from editing this or any other article on aircraft and that someone else be assigned.Bob80q (talk) 21:16, 27 May 2016 (UTC)

Where exactly did I agree to this non-conforming style? As far as others agreeing with you, several editors have reverted several times since your latest campaign began on this page. As to "some else be assigned", you've been on Wikipedia long enough that you ought to know by know that WP doesn't work that way. - BilCat (talk) 09:12, 16 June 2016 (UTC)

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