User talk:70.170.125.247

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Regarding your edit to International Space Station, thank you for your contribution! In this particular instance, your edit changed a word using British english to American english. The ISS article, and in fact most spaceflight articles, use British english, so please keep this in mind.

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Pax85 (talk) 04:16, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

American vs. British English[edit]

Please be advised that International Space Station uses British English throughout the article, as are the most of the spaceflight articles. This was achieved through consensus of the community and should not be changed. If you have any questions, or think the policy should be changed, please direct your concerns to the article's talk page. Thank you~ -Pax85 (talk) 22:18, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

Who decided that it be written in British English? I saw no vote or discussion that created a consensus that it be changed. Yes, it was changed, because originally it was in American English and someone decided to change it without community input. 70.170.125.247 (talk) 23:36, 10 March 2009 (UTC)

The authors decided (none of whom are brits as far as I'm aware.). And it was indeed changed. Before, a mix of british and american english was used, but that is not allowed within an article. You seem to have an issue with european influence on the International Space Station article. That is a fine point, but when no one shares your point, then it is also kinda pointless. I'm not opposed to a switch to American english personally, but I would like to see a rather strong argument as to why American english would be better in this case than British English. --TheDJ (talkcontribs) 00:32, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

The article was recently changed to British English by only a few contributors of which at least two of them are British maybe more. I have witness several times Wikipedia articles that were written in American English are changed to British English for no reason at all. The ISS article is one of those cases. 70.170.125.247 (talk) 01:11, 11 March 2009 (UTC)

Don't mind me, I'm just poking my wiki- nose in, but, as an Englishman, I would testify that it easier to write in one's native tongue than in that of a foreign land. However, I personally have no issue with editing an article written in American English and continuing with that, though my own articles are in British English and I would be rather peeved if somebody was to change that. My point is that Wikipedia guidelines allow the use of either variation, though, once started, an individual article should make up its mind and stick to it. Btw, you seem to have a knowledge and interest in areas of wikipedia, why don't you create yourself an account and help us out? You'd gain more kudos that you can use in debates like this one. Give it some thought maybe. Regards,. HJ Mitchell (talk) 02:42, 25 April 2009 (UTC)