User:JamesEG

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es-1 Este usuario puede contribuir con un nivel básico de español.
ga-0 Níl Gaeilge ag an úsáideoir seo, nó is beag atá sí aige.
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That's right, there's almost nothing here. Certainly no fanciful embellishments or blaringly ridiculous pseudo-aggrandizations. This isn't some fucker's ego dump. Okay, so it does have a:

Soapbox[edit]

(unused now, please come back later)

Projects on the Wikipedia:[edit]

  • This is more of a concept than something I am actually working. While reading an article about a game it occurred to me that a Category for video games accessible to “handicapped” people — in this case, those color blind — would be a good idea. This would include both such games that do not require perception of all colors and such that have options to allow those with color blindness to play properly. Is this useful?
  • Honestly, I mostly do minor edits on Wikipedia.
  • Notes




Johann Joachim Winckelmann (Angelika Kaufmann).jpg This user employs a more formal style of writing in articles than in talk pages.
you one This user knows that one should not use "you" in encyclopedia articles or other formal works.
by This user has no opinion about the passive voice.
man-
kind
Regarding gender, this user will use the vernacular, not what is politically correct.
they This user considers singular they standard, modern, informal English usage, so avoids it on Wikipedia.
snuk This user says snuck.
to¦go This user chooses to sometimes use split infinitives.
since This user dislikes the use of since to mean because.
Latin Plurals: "Data is are..." This user uses "data", "media", "memoranda", "criteria", and "agenda" as the plurals of "datum", "medium", "memorandum", "criterion", and "agendum".
; This user is addicted to semicolons; he or she uses them frequently.
(s)he This user supports parallel usage.
which & that This user knows how to use which and that correctly.
if & whether This user knows how to use "if" and "whether" correctly.
less & fewer This user understands the difference between less & fewer.
than
then
This user understands the difference between using "than" and "then."
“,;:’ This user is a punctuation stickler.
.  The This user puts two spaces after a period.
, This user fixes comma splices. They are annoying.
A, B, and
A and B
This user uses the serial comma unless its inclusion is confusing.
its This user understands the difference between its (of it) and it's (it is or it has).
"…"!
US vs. UK
This user uses "logical quotation marks". Forcing internal punctuation leads to factual errors. It's not a nationalistic style issue!
()—, This user enjoys the nuances of syntactical distinction among commas, parentheses, and em dashes; the user also enjoys occasionally thoroughly exploiting that with literary constructs — even if some are daunted by it.

Despite her better judgment, she replied to the dwarf with a “Yes” — meaning ‘no’ (as was customary), — and then awaited his reaction.
ANAL 4 This user advocates good grammar usage.
Pickyness Pickiness This user changes the adjective ending "y" to "i" to form nouns with "-ness".
USage decline This user uses American English, but is appalled at its rapid and continuing deterioration.


AIM-Able This user understands AIM talk perfectly well, but does not seriously use it. Ever.
śṣ This user believes that Indic languages should be properly transliterated.
Majority ≠ right This user recognizes that even if 300,000,000 people make the same mistake, it's still a mistake.