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Cutten, Ca 95534 AND 95503[edit]

Dear1980fast, The unincorporated community of Cutten, Ca is in unincorporated mini-suburb of the City of Eureka. Though that distinction is not easy to see from a distance, what is easy to see from any distance is that the post office in Cutten is what one might call a "legacy" post office, in that it realiy is a shoe box, tiny facility that has survived for the convenience of residents who are unhappy about the idea of traveling to downtown Eureka. However, many years ago, all development in the CDP of Cutten has long been assigned Eureka, CA addresses and Eureka-specific phone numbers. There is not a single address in the entire CDP, outside the post office itself that has the 95534 zip...not one! Perhaps when Cutten residents wanted to be officially incorporated into the City as recently as the 1960s/1970s, the powerful City Fathers should have listened. The then tiny population of the "neighborhood" needed services badly, but the powers that be downtown did not listen. Now, with thousands of residents living there, the Feds and planners have long determined it really is a Eureka "community," but now the current very fine neighborhood that it is wants little to do with the City they depend on for everything, but water and power are interested in incorporation. Nevertheless, I understand your misunderstanding...you could not possibly understand the special case of Eureka's complex relationship with its "environs" and it made sense to you that the PO zip would apply to the CDP. Alas, it does not...not at all. There is always a push/ pull between regional experts such as myself and those who are, perhaps, more generalized wiki masters. Between the two "types" we end up with a vey decent encyclopedia, that is more correct than it might otherwise be. Please do look at 95603 and 95501 zip code maps in comparison to 95534 and you will see that 95503 covers Cutten and that 95534 does NOT have any territory at all. There are many of these "legacy" POs (what I call them, that remain for convenience, which are staffed by one person, who can barely turn around in the little buildings they gave. Hiowever, in this particular case, all management and distribution/pick-up of mail for Cutten is handled at the Main Greater Eureka PO downtown...and that one is 95502 ( which also has no " territory." Please let me know if you have any difficulty discerning this before reverting the article. I see a colleague had the incorrect 95501 zip in the Cutten article before. Also, I was typing on my ipad, and hope I made this clear. Thank you Norcalal (talk) 22:31, 26 May 2014 (UTC)

Present tense in computer articles[edit]

Hello, I reverted your edits to IBM PCjr, as most violated WP:COMPNOW. I reinserted various non-problematic edits lost in the reversion. Ylee (talk) 21:15, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

@Ylee: Thanks! I was completely unaware of these computer-specific considerations. This will help me going forward. 1980fast (talk) 21:27, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

I am glad to help. It is always good to see other editors who understand basic English-grammar principles. Ylee (talk) 21:34, 9 August 2016 (UTC)
@Ylee: I think I've found the source of my tense confusion. Check out the article on AppleWorks, which has a notice across the top about inconsistent use of tenses. The problem is that article the notice links to about correct usage of tenses has none of the helpful, computer-specific info that you pointed me to. Any novice Wikipedian reading that notice might make the same mistakes I did, in an attempt to be helpful. There really should be a computer-specific version of that notice. 1980fast (talk) 03:50, 10 August 2016 (UTC)
I see what you mean about the hatnote. Sadly, COMPNOW is not followed nearly as often as it should, for reasons much like yours; applying it across Wikipedia is a laborious, very long-term task. Ylee (talk) 04:57, 10 August 2016 (UTC)

Punctuation in captions[edit]

Hi. Just want to explain that I reverted the periods you added to the captions in Norwich because I think they are unnecessary per WP:CAPFRAG. Thanks. Bennv3771 (talk) 04:07, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

@Bennv3771: While I appreciate (and completely agree) with your additional changes to the section heading capitalisation, I respectfully fail to see how adding periods to complete sentences is against MoS. WP:CAPFRAG says:
"If any complete sentence occurs in a caption, then all sentences, and any sentence fragments, in that caption should end with a period."
which is precisely what I did. All three reverted captions were, in fact, complete sentences. I am therefore confused. Please explain. Thanks! 1980fast (talk) 04:35, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
Hi. Yes, I see now how your edits are complete sentences. My bad, feel free to add those back in. Bennv3771 (talk) 04:42, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
@Bennv3771: No worries! I thought I was missing something. Cheers! 1980fast (talk) 05:01, 24 May 2017 (UTC)

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