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Semi-protected edit request on 27 January 2017[edit]

I want to change the first line of the first paragraph to The moon is the one and only satellite of the earth. 68.100.225.116 (talk) 22:57, 27 January 2017 (UTC)

Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. The opening sentence already says that. RudolfRed (talk) 01:06, 28 January 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 21 March 2017[edit]

Please add to Cartographic resources the Moon Map http://moon3dmap.com/ Thank you! Ivanbelchev (talk) 17:11, 21 March 2017 (UTC)

Not done: it's not clear what changes you want to be made. Please mention the specific changes in a "change X to Y" format. — IVORK Discuss 10:37, 22 March 2017 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 10 April 2017[edit]

In the section ==Tidal Effects=, there needs a change:

"If the Earth was a water world (one with no continents)..." is a conditional statement; WAS should be changed to WERE. 72.211.216.210 (talk) 15:44, 10 April 2017 (UTC)

That depends on your viewpoint on the use of the subjunctive. I've no objection to the change, but I won't be making it, or reverting it if someone else makes it. It's just a style preference. Do we have a policy? Dbfirs 15:53, 10 April 2017 (UTC)
Not sure about policy, nor how 'subjunctive' enters into it.

(The Earth is NOT a world without continents, i.e. - the Earth DOES have continents. e.g. The "no continents" statement is conditional.)

(Long ago, I was 'burned' on the issue by a university prof and I have ever since been sensitized to the point.)

Perhaps too fine a point to be trying to make? Whatever! 72.211.216.210 (talk) 20:34, 10 April 2017 (UTC)

See subjunctive. Some university professors are particularly fussy about preserving the older usage. Were I a linguist, I might be too, but I accept that it is gradually dying out in Modern English, so I am happy with both forms. I'm surprised that no-one else has yet put forward their view or linked to a policy. Do you mean "counterfactual" rather than "conditional"? Dbfirs 21:11, 10 April 2017 (UTC)

 Done. Trivial correction and the requester is correct (even if not for exactly the right reasons, as not all conditionals require a subjunctive). No sense in beating it to death, or at least not here. --Trovatore (talk) 21:18, 10 April 2017 (UTC)

Edit request[edit]

Please change the hatnote to include Claimed moons of Earth

Change

{{about |Earth's natural satellite|moons in general|Natural satellite|other uses}}

to

{{about |Earth's natural satellite|other suspected moons of Earth|Claimed moons of Earth|moons in general|Natural satellite|other uses}}

-- 70.51.200.162 (talk) 06:09, 30 April 2017 (UTC)

I am not sure that it is wise to do this. Ruslik_Zero 08:39, 30 April 2017 (UTC)
I don't see this as an improvement either. Dbfirs 09:13, 30 April 2017 (UTC)
"Earth's moon", a generic redirect (uncapitalized "m" making it a generic moon), points here, so it is appropriate to have a hatnote indicating other moons of Earth. -- 70.51.200.162 (talk) 17:46, 30 April 2017 (UTC)
This is a very obscure topic and it does not deserve a hatnote. Ruslik_Zero 20:23, 1 May 2017 (UTC)
This article is already linked in the See Also section, which I think is the appropriate amount of reference. I would not be opposed to adding a sentence or two about quasi-satellites of Earth in the text if a suitable location (not the lead or independent level 2 heading) can be found. A2soup (talk) 22:29, 1 May 2017 (UTC)
Not done: please establish a consensus for this alteration before using the {{edit semi-protected}} template. deactivating the template as there does not appear to be consensus for the change at this time, feel free to continue to discuss Cannolis (talk) 21:22, 1 May 2017 (UTC)

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