User talk:Autodidact1

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Welcome![edit]

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What is the proper way to correct a page if the birthdates (in the biographical box and in the text) don't agree?Autodidact1 (talk) 08:44, 13 September 2012 (UTC)

Edit tests on Malabar Coast[edit]

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December 2012[edit]

Hello, I'm TheArguer. I noticed that you made a change to an article, Beckett on Film, but you didn't provide a source. I’ve removed it for now, but if you’d like to include a citation to a reliable source and re-add it, please do so! If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks,  TheArguer  SAY HI! 10:38, 30 December 2012 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

You have new message/s Hello. You have a new message at TheArguer's talk page.  TheArguer  SAY HI! 11:58, 30 December 2012 (UTC)

TFA choices[edit]

I don't know whether you were expecting an answer to your complaint about the "pathetic" TFA choice, but you'll find one at T:MP#19th October TFA choice. BencherliteTalk 00:27, 20 October 2013 (UTC)

November 2013[edit]

Hello, I'm BracketBot. I have automatically detected that your edit to Beyond Freedom and Dignity may have broken the syntax by modifying 2 "[]"s. If you have, don't worry: just edit the page again to fix it. If I misunderstood what happened, or if you have any questions, you can leave a message on my operator's talk page.

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  • [[Image:Book cover Beyond Freedom and Dignity.jpg|thumb|250px|right|''Beyond Freedom and Dignity'' (

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Punctuation at the end of captions[edit]

Hello, captions should not end in periods/full stops unless they form a complete sentence. I've undone your caption-related edits at Netball and in other places. Graham87 07:48, 12 January 2014 (UTC)

Incubus (1966 film)[edit]

"Taking his own life and that of his girlfriend" is correct. "Taking his own life and his girlfriend's" would also be correct. "Taking his own life and that of his girlfriend's" has one too many indicators of possession. The "that of" already provides the possessive indication, so the apostrophe S is not needed. BMK (talk) 04:06, 17 February 2014 (UTC)

Your self-congratulatory edit summaries are .... well, shitty, really[edit]

Unless you plan to be absolutely perfect in everything you do, I'd cut out the superior attitude you present in your edit summaries. This is a collaborative and collegial project, and it's best not to put on airs and demean other editors ... unless they really, really deserve it, and the kinds of picayune mistakes you've been pedantically correcting don't qualify. Just correct the errors and leave a neutral comment, please. BMK (talk) 22:40, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Oh, yeah, the reason I came here - once again, do not put periods at the end of image captions unless they are full sentences. Sentence fragments are perfectly acceptable as captions, but they are not sentences, and don't get periods. BMK (talk) 22:42, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Since when is proper grammar and spelling "picayune"?[edit]

And why must you characterize my corrections as "pedantic" or call my edit summaries "shitty"? Whose behaviour is boorish, mine or yours? I have never used crude language in my edit summaries and I never will. I've made thousands of edits to articles, 99.99% of which do not change the content of them, only their spelling, grammar or syntax, much of which is very crude. When I make a factual edit, I document it. I now only add periods to complete sentences in captions as well. Is reverting these edits any less pedantic than making them in the first place? As for my edit to North Brother Island, this is a complete sentence: "Bodies [subject] from the General Slocum wash [verb] ashore [object] on North Brother Island in 1904." Is it not? Or is this beyond your ken? Autodidact1 (talk) 23:35, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

No, you never use crude language, you just make people feel like they're inferior to you. And I suggest that you consult an English teacher concerning that "complete" sentence, which ain't. Straighten up and fly right, fella. BMK (talk) 00:24, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

Your scolding and boorish tone.[edit]

Everyone who writes an article knows that they probably will be edited. If they don't want an editor, then they should not write articles. If my edits, and my occasionally sarcastic comments offend them, then they have the option of reverting my edits. Aside from you, almost no one has done so. I object to the solecistic, ungrammatical prose that has crept into so many articles--influenced by journalese--and I will continue to improve them, your stalking of me notwithstanding. And I never use guttersnipe phrases such as you have, namely, "Straighten up and fly right, fella." Is that the tone you want every editor to adopt? Allow me to remind you that this is an encyclopedia, not a Ruppertian rag. Autodidact1 (talk) 03:23, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

"Everyone who writes an article knows that they probably will be it will probably be edited. If they don't want an editor their article to be edited, then they should not write articles for Wikipedia. If my edits, and my occasionally sarcastic comments, offend them, then they have the option of reverting my edits. Aside from you, almost no one has done so. I object to the solecistic [archaic] erroneous and ungrammatical prose that has crept into can be found in so many articles --influenced by journalese-- under the influence of journalism, and I will continue to improve them, your stalking of me notwithstanding. And Unlike you, I never use guttersnipe [archaic and inaccurate] colloquial phrases such as you have, namely, such as "Straighten up and fly right, fella." [?] Is that the tone you want every editor to adopt? Allow me to remind you that this is an encyclopedia, not a Ruppertian [obscure, neologism] tabloid rag."

B minus; please see me in my office Monday afternoon BMK (talk) 16:57, 22 June 2014 (UTC)

ArbCom elections are now open![edit]

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