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"The Citadel of Weeping Pearls" by Aliette de Bodard — Preceding unsigned comment added by 209.23.188.220 (talk) 16:29, 16 July 2018 (UTC)

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Coffea/Coffee consistency.[edit]

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The Coffea page has accepted the change from berry to drupe, and I think in the name of consistency, the Coffee page should reflect that as well. The correct taxonomic classification is druple, and the common usage is not "berry" but "cherry" (see Coffea page). For reference, please see pg. 466 of "An Annotated Taxonomic Conspectus of the genus Coffea (Rubiaceae)," which is considered the primary authority on coffee taxonomy. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 168.93.82.35 (talk) 21:33, 10 February 2016 (UTC)

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Your edit to Gregorian calendar[edit]

Please take note of the requirement of WP:CITEVAR that articles which do not use citation templates should not be converted to use them without first seeking consensus on the article's talk page. I have reverted your edit. Jc3s5h (talk) 18:07, 24 February 2016 (UTC)

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Context-sensitive grammar[edit]

Hi Nitpicking polish, I wonder why you removed the urls Penttonen.1974 and Kuroda.1964. They seem to work still pretty well, don't they? - Jochen Burghardt (talk) 19:34, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

The URLs worked, but they were redundant with the DOIs in the same entries, and the DOIs are (at least in theory) more stable across site reorganizations and the like. Nitpicking polish (talk) 19:45, 2 February 2017 (UTC)

Edit on Rey[edit]

Why did you revert my edit from "wooden." back to "wooden".? Typically periods are included within quotation marks when double quotation marks are used. Packer1028 (talk) 18:23, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

@Packer1028: See MOS:LQ, which I pointed to in my edit comment. Nitpicking polish (talk) 20:16, 20 March 2017 (UTC)

"in late March or April"[edit]

I don't mind having thanked you for reverting my change to "in late March or early April", as I hadn't investigated and you were correct. I still think some change is in order, however, as the text still tends to read as "in late March or late April", and that was what concerned me. When I did briefly investigate, the latest date I saw was April 23. This would qualify as mid-April, so that one unambiguous version might be "in late March or early/mid-April" or some punctuational variant of that. Another possibility would be "in late March or in April", a minimal but effective change. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Roy McCoy (talkcontribs) 18:48, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

@Roy McCoy: Good point; I've made the smaller change. Since, formally speaking, there is no latest possible date for Passover (with lots of qualifications on that statement—look at Hebrew calendar#Astronomical calculations if you care), I think that's both the simplest and most accurate change. Nitpicking polish (talk) 19:22, 2 May 2017 (UTC)

Bad Edits[edit]

Thanks for reversing those edits; either someone else is using my account, or I've been hacked; I didn't make them. AKA Casey Rollins Talk With Casey 16:13, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

Edits to Nutmeg[edit]

It's marginal, I know, and the dates in Nutmeg are a mess, but the most frequently used style for |accessdate= is yyyy-mm-dd and your script should respect this and change access dates to this format, since this is an acceptable style as per MOS:DATEUNIFY. I reverted all the edits for now so you can check your script. Peter coxhead (talk) 22:01, 7 September 2017 (UTC)

@Peter coxhead: Fair enough; I noticed the inconsistencies, but not that the accessdates were consistent. I probably won't have time for script tweaking in the near future, so I'll leave the dates alone for now. Nitpicking polish (talk) 12:19, 8 September 2017 (UTC)
Actually that's not how it was. The main dates were consistently md,y (but you changed them to dmy), and the access dates were inconsistent between three styles, but the slightly more common style was yyyy-mm-dd. My point is that you need to check separately the style used for "main dates" and the style used for access/archive dates, since MOS:DATEUNIFY allows these to be different, and then ensure that your script fixes them independently.
This is not, of course, to deny the value of making dates consistent, which I strongly support. Peter coxhead (talk) 13:09, 8 September 2017 (UTC)

Edits to Abrahamic Religions[edit]

Hello Nipicking. My impression is that he word sect doesn't work in this context: the main meaning of this term is "a dissenting or schismatic religious body; especially :one regarded as extreme or heretical" (Merriam-Webster); "a religious group that has separated from a larger religion and is considered to have extreme or unusual beliefs or customs" (Cambridge Dictionary). Thank you --Idris.albadufi (talk) 13:02, 23 September 2017 (UTC)

@Idris.albadufi: As I said in my comment on the talk page, I'm not particularly attached to the word "sect", but the replacement phrase "communities of faith" has problems of its own. Among other things, in terms of internal consistency, the WP page for "sect" gives a definition that's at least arguably applicable, while the WP redirect for "community of faith" isn't appropriate at all. Nitpicking polish (talk) 00:27, 24 September 2017 (UTC)

Celtic references[edit]

Hi Nitpicking polish, the nasalisation peculiarity of Portuguese is neither proved nor disproved as a Celtic feature simply because no one has conducted to my knowledge, a serious and thorough study on the topic. Historically however, it is a fact that the Celts dominated what is today's Portugal and the Lusitanians and Gallaecians were Celtic speakers. It is only natural that even though the ancient Celtic languages or dialects got lost, some of the sounds (and words) survived the subsequent languages brought by other peoples. The Romans brought Latin which replaced virtually all previous languages in this region of the world. Knowing the Celtic languages spoken today in the British isles to some degree and being 100% fluent in Portuguese, I can identify a number of common phonemes between these Celtic languages (particularly Scottish Gaelic. Listen to this and if you know European Portuguese well, you will identify a number of familiar sounds and even language rythm/cadence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GecqdL-BpXo) and European Portuguese. Like French although to a smaller extent, Portuguese has a number of phonetic features linked to the 'Keltoi' and/or the 'Celticised' peoples in Europe.Melroross (talk) 18:41, 6 October 2017 (UTC)

@Melroross: Unless I'm misunderstanding what you're saying (in which case, please correct me), if there are no reliable sources attesting this connection then, however likely it may be, your edits constitute original research, which is explicitly disallowed on Wikipedia. There is already a link to the page on Nasalization (which itself links to Irish eclipsis), and that might be an appropriate place to discuss the range of languages exhibiting some form of nasalization; but if your speculation itself isn't attested by any reliable sources then it doesn't seem to belong on Wikipedia. Have I mischaracterized your argument?

Cultivar names[edit]

Just to point out that when you edited Apple recently, you incorrectly changed the formatting of some cultivar names. These always take single quote marks, not double ones. See MOS:SINGLE and Wikipedia:Naming conventions (flora). Peter coxhead (talk) 12:43, 20 October 2017 (UTC)

@Peter coxhead: Arrgh. Thank you! I think I've even forgotten that before (and, possibly, you were even the same person who had to point it out to me last time). Thanks for cleaning up after me, and I'm sorry to have given you the work. Nitpicking polish (talk) 16:02, 20 October 2017 (UTC)

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Date formats[edit]

I know you mean well, but please stop changing date formats the way you've been doing e.g. at Mark Twain. An article's established format should generally be respected, and that includes (where present) the use of yyyy-mm-dd for access and archive dates. EEng 18:13, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

@EEng: I'm sorry I disrupted the style; and yes, I acknowledge that an existing style should be respected. The article has access and archive dates in multiple formats (including dmy), so it wasn't clear to me that there was a single established style, other than that suggested by the four year old "use mdy" template.
Well, I guess I didn't look closely enough to see there was inconsistency, and that does make the situation a bit different. On the whole, I find that most well-developed articles have taken to using the traditional MDY or DMY formats for publication dates, and the most "technical" yyyy-mm-dd format for access and archive dates, and that makes a nice visual distinction within each citation. As you probably know, people get a bit tetchy about scripted mass changes like that, so you need to be really careful. Anyway, happy editing. EEng 19:40, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

Marvel Cinematic Universe[edit]

Hey there! is it okay if you finish my work on the MCU article. The Optimistic One (talk) 21:18, 15 April 2018 (UTC)

Thank You[edit]

For your edits on the Post Classical History article. -Sunriseshore

Easter egg link[edit]

Hi there. Thanks for addressing this edit, but I'm a little confused: which of the new links produced an "easter egg"? The way I see it, the previous content is actually more potentially confusing than the new one. I'd like to understand your reasoning better. Cheers, --Waldir (talk) 13:15, 19 June 2018 (UTC)

@Waldir: Linking "initially used" to "Japanese mobile phone culture" seems like an Easter egg to me, but I see what you mean about the current situation. What do you think about just making the link explicit? E.g.,

Emoji were initially used (see Japanese mobile phone culture) by the Japanese mobile operators NTT DoCoMo, au, and SoftBank Mobile (formerly Vodafone).

Nitpicking polish (talk) 13:29, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
It's a bit more verbose, but sure, it would work :) --Waldir (talk) 16:17, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
@Waldir: Done. Maybe someone else can come up with a less cumbersome phrasing than I was able to manage. Nitpicking polish (talk) 16:28, 19 June 2018 (UTC)


Beverage to drink[edit]

Hi. Following various discussions, the consensus is to use drink instead of beverage on Wikipedia, and we are gradually updating usage across the project. If you have a rationale as to why we should use beverage instead of drink, the most appropriate course of action is to raise a discussion on either the talkpage of Drink, Alcoholic drink, or Wikipedia:WikiProject Food and drink. You may notice previous discussions on this matter on all these talkpages (incidentally, I was originally in favour of beverage, and was convinced by others that drink is the more appropriate, so I know where you are coming from!). SilkTork (talk) 18:10, 14 July 2018 (UTC)