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Punctuation[edit]

Hi Brenont. The Wikipedia Manual of Style recommends that editors do not change the spelling or punctuation of a particular variety of English which is established in an article. The punctuation within quotations which you changed at Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom is one of these issues where either approach is acceptable and so should not be changed. I would even say that in the case of "E II R" on the post boxes, where the quotation is not from normal language, it is arguably more than a matter of style, and is misleading to include the punctuation, but that is just a personal opinion. JPD (talk) 10:11, 30 April 2007 (UTC)

C.W. Parker Carousel answer[edit]

I left a rewply to your question on this article's talk page. (Iuio 04:56, 1 May 2007 (UTC))

Edit warring[edit]

Please see WP:3RR and reasd it before further editing. Also read WP:MoS, what you are doing is unhelpful, SqueakBox 03:28, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

My mistake - I was under the impression at the time that I was using UK English format. However, I am surprised that I can't use Wiktionary as a definitive source. Brenont

Elvis's stepmother[edit]

You made a good point on [Talk:Elvis Presley]. Several weeks ago, a very small group of devoted Elvis fans began to remove every information relating to Presley's personal relationships and critical remarks concerning the Elvis cult from the Wikipedia article, presumably because some details (for instance, that Elvis's mother was an alcoholic, that Elvis spent most of his time with his friends from the Memphis Mafia, etc.) were not in line with their personal view of the megastar. See this edit by Northmeister, which removed large blocks of material from the article page. . For more details concerning the edit war, see [1]. Perhaps you may also have a look at the activities of the current contributors.

Variations of Spelling[edit]

Hi Brenont. The Wikipedia Manual of Style recommends that editors do not change the spelling or punctuation of a particular variety of English which is established in an article. The change of spelling of the word rumour/rumor which you changed at Cary Grant is one of these issues where either approach is acceptable and so should not be changed. Thanks. Wildhartlivie 19:34, 26 August 2007 (UTC)

When I edited this article there were three occurrences of the spelling 'rumor' and three of the spelling 'rumour' and to standardize I made all spellings 'rumor'. American spelling had been used for 'favorite' in this article. Brenont

AfD nomination of Ben Leonard[edit]

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Vogtsburg[edit]

Thank you very much for your correctings of all the typos and the wrong grammar in this article!
Kiu77 11:32, 5 October 2007 (UTC)

Lester Piggott[edit]

I've added a section to the article on Lester Piggott's family background if you'd like to have a look.Bcp67 05:46, 22 October 2007 (UTC)

Fixed bar[edit]

Did you see my comment on Wikipedia:Village_pump_(proposals)/Archive#I_propose_a_fixed_left_hand_panel_or_toolbar? — Omegatron 04:33, 25 October 2007 (UTC)


1987: Lester Piggott jailed for three years

Former champion jockey, Lester Piggott, has been sentenced to three years imprisonment after being found guilty of an alleged tax fraud of over £3m. The 51-year-old remained stony-faced as he was sentenced by Mr Justice Farquharson at Ipswich Crown Court. But his wife, Susan, collapsed in tears as he was taken to Norwich prison. Piggott was jailed after failing to declare income to the Inland Revenue of £3.25m. The biggest sum on the charge sheet relates to an alleged omission of £1,359,726 from additional riding income. Another alleged that for 14 years, from 1971, he omitted income of £1,031,697 from bloodstock operations. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 89.242.229.179 (talk) 16:35, 15 February 2008 (UTC)

Farther/further[edit]

From Fowler's:

"The fact is surely that hardly anyone uses the two words for different occasions; most people prefer one or the other for all purposes, and the preference of the majority is for further.... On the whole, though differentiations are good in themselves, it is less likely that one will be established for farther and further than that the latter will become universal."

Hesperian 05:43, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

Malcolm III's birthdate[edit]

Hello. If Malcolm III was born in 1031, it should be easy to find a solid reference. There is, at present, a reference to Archie Duncan's Kingship of the Scots which gives his age in 1040 as "at least two, possible as much as ten, years old", which is 1030x1038 (or maybe even 1029x1038), and indeed you did not change that reference when you changed the dates. Therefore, I have put the 1030x1038 birth date back so the article text again matches what the reference says. Best regards, Angus McLellan (Talk) 08:45, 27 October 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for taking the time to explain this to me. I was not at all familiar with this date format and I looked for some time to see when 1030x1038 had been inserted into the article before I reverted it thinking it was vandalism. Thanks again. --User:Brenont 18:57, 31 October 2007 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

Thanks for the excellent edits to the G&S and Gilbert articles. If you are interested in G&S, check out WP:G&S. Best regards, -- Ssilvers (talk) 00:15, 29 December 2007 (UTC)


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whilst[edit]

Why is 'while' better than 'whilst'?Zigzig20s (talk) 02:55, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

I am going by Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style#Avoid_contested_vocabulary--User:Brenont (talk) 03:13, 28 January 2008 (UTC)

Barnstar![edit]

CopyeditorStar7.PNG The Copyeditor's Barnstar
For Taking the challenge, and correcting at least 200 spelling errors, I, TicketMan - Talk, award you this Copyeditor's Barnstar. Thank you. --TicketMan - Talk - contribs 10:46, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

February 2008[edit]

Information.svg In a recent edit to the page Cary Grant, you changed one or more words from one international variety of English to another. Because Wikipedia has readers from all over the world, our policy is to respect national varieties of English in Wikipedia articles.

For subjects exclusively related to Britain (for example, a famous British person), use British English. For something related to the United States in the same way, use American English. If it is an international topic, use the same form of English the original author used.

In view of that, please don't change articles from one version of English to the other, even if you don't normally use the version the article is written in. Respect other people's versions of English. They in turn should respect yours. Other general guidelines on how Wikipedia articles are written can be found in the Wikipedia:Manual of Style. If you have any queries about all this, you can ask me on my talk page or you can visit the help desk. Thank you. Wildhartlivie (talk) 02:14, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

I replied on Wildhartlivie's Talk page: Please see your previous (Aug 2007) posting on my Talk Page "Variations of Spelling" and my reply. It too related to the Cary Grant article. I believe every article needs to stick to one spelling version, and have taken into account all the considerations you have brought up both in August and today. Is there something I am overlooking? Brenont

Thanks for fixing typos et al[edit]

Bill Gammage was an early page I worked on. Thanks for doing the tidying up. I have learned a lot since then and will join the typo brigade. Regards Stellar (talk) 04:19, 16 February 2008 (UTC)

Priscilla Bunbury's Virginal Book[edit]

Thank you for editing the above article. Unfortunately I have had to revert your edits as you unintentionally modified the spelling from the original to modern [2]. If you look at the list of pieces you will notice that the spelling is the original seventeenth century, and should of course be left as such. Thanks. Nick Michael (talk) 10:56, 17 February 2008 (UTC)

Regarding Sabbat (jap)[edit]

Thanks for the edit on Sabbat. That probabaly took a while. I was the one who added that huge chunk into the history section, but it was directly from the Sabbat website so it had a bunch of errors. But you were bold and took care of it. I did, however, correct a few erros that you made, but all in all that was a great edit, thanks. Blizzard Beast $ODIN$ 22:05, 26 February 2008 (UTC)

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Lee Jong wook[edit]

Hi I would like to ask you the article Lee Jong-wook. I saw you deleted large parts of the materials concerning Election, Magaret Chan ,etc. I was quite wondering why the elction is not related to Dr.Lee direclty as you mentioned. And your edition was too strong to keep supporting main information.

The election of any positions, whoever, would be posted as you can see many articles in Wiki and other encyclopedias. I want to ask you why the election part is not concerning main streams about him. Every representative have gone through election and his campaign is considered to exist. See Ban Ki-moon as examples.

Secondly, I was quite curious what is not TIME. I searched whole web for getting links concerning Dr.Lee's position not only US web but also Korean websites. Would you explain why you decided to remove whole texts?

It is necessary, at least as I think, to discuss the gap between you and me. You can say tghe quality of information is absolutely important than just that of quantity. But I am sure I did make much effort on this article for writing objective references and contents. Frankly, I hope to keep his life and idea on Wiki continuously with abundance.

Hear from you soon. Thank for conerning. Pju0353 (talk) 02:54, 25 April 2008 (UTC)

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Military of Niger[edit]

Please bear in mind: people from Niger are Nigerien, not Nigerian -- those would be people from Nigeria. Thanks. T L Miles (talk) 02:10, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

SS Carl D. Bradley[edit]

Thanks for catching those errors. Apparently I was having a very bad day on the key board. Happy editing. 7&6=thirteen (talk) 02:10, 6 February 2009 (UTC) Stan

changing spelling in image names[edit]

Thanks for attempting to correct my bad spelling, however the "correction" you made on Tithe Barn, Pilton was to the name of an image and therefore after your change the image didn't appear. Please preview your edits to ensure that they have the intended effect.— Rod talk 08:17, 6 February 2009 (UTC)

Dash to Endash replacement.[edit]

See above comment about previewing, basically. Your edit broke Souter's Supreme Court templates at a time of heavy load on the article. If you're using a script to do this, could you change it to ignore text inside File / Image / Template blocks? That'd probably fix this issue... SnowFire (talk) 15:04, 1 May 2009 (UTC)

Dashes[edit]

np, can see how it can easily be overlooked. Thanks for your attention to detail. Regards, -- Jeff3000 (talk) 17:24, 31 May 2009 (UTC)

Re: Niihau[edit]

Hi. Thanks for your edits to Niihau, however you changed the regional spelling endemic to the article location to one that fits your own personal style. This is inappropriate and Wikipedia policies and guidelines are very clear about these types of changes. For this reason, I have reverted your changes except for your correction of a spelling error. Thanks. Viriditas (talk) 08:34, 24 October 2009 (UTC)

ANI-notie[edit]

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Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom GA review[edit]

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Claddagh ring[edit]

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Panel game[edit]

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c for circa[edit]

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Carrière des Nerviens Regional Nature Reserve : correction request[edit]

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Thank you for your editing. Christian COGNEAUX (talk) 16:46, 30 August 2013 (UTC)
Earlier, I did not have time to watch your correction. Really, thank you very much for your work. Christian COGNEAUX (talk) 18:59, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

List of mottos[edit]

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Isadora Duncan[edit]

I saw your recent edits to Isadora Duncan. While I agree with your changing hyphens to en-dashes in dates, and deleting spaces around em-dashes, I don't understand why you changed en-dashes to em-dashes. To me, an en-dash with a space at either end is easier to read than an em-dash which runs right up against the text at both ends. I know it is a matter of preference and that both are acceptable, so of course I will not revert your edit, but I just would hope that you don't go through articles changing all en-dashes to em-dashes.CorinneSD (talk) 00:30, 31 January 2014 (UTC) Hi I shall revert the em dashes. I see now from WP:MoS that either is valid and should be used consistently in the article. Thanks for pointing this out. Let me know if my new edit doesn't go far enough. Thanks--User:Brenont (talk) 02:40, 31 January 2014 (UTC)

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Thanks for the citation error corrections[edit]

Thanks very much for correcting the "p" vs. "pp" errors I had made at Tintin in Tibet. Obviously I had never done a top-to-bottom check for that kind of error, and I really appreciate that you did. I mainly stopped by to thank you for being the only editor out of around twenty that have nitpicked this article—for prose only. No one, not once, has ever looked at all the research I did or all the cited references I wrote, until now. I just checked, and you got them all. Thanks again. (By the way, you made two errors which I have just fixed.) Prhartcom (talk) 03:50, 18 October 2014 (UTC)

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Hi,

Thank you for your edits in Suicide in Iran, but there have been some changes that I considered them not appropriate. I can give you some examples, but I have to emphasize that I'm not talking about those error fixations; just the ones I intentionally wanted them to be like what it was:

1- Line 2: mental illnesses was right, because we are talking about different illnesses, not just one, and if you look, you can see that reasons of suicide in that line are all in plural.

2- Line 196 under "shooting": I didn't want to mention weapons only, but any lethal equipment. So, lethal equipment is right.

Off course, my grammar knowledge is not sufficient for editing an encyclopedia, but I tried my best to create that article.

So, please take a look at things I mentioned and see if there is any way to put them that way.

Thank you.Poorya0014 (talk) 07:19, 8 August 2016 (UTC)

Hi Poorya0014
I have changed mental illness back to mental illnesses. (Reminds me of the words fruit and fruits either of which can be used in the plural.) In your sentence both can be used as plurals but the one you chose is the better one to use among other plural words. I have picked up on a few more small edits. As for lethal equipment, can you please give me an example of a shooting other than by a weapon (such as a handgun or a semiautomatic weapon). Lethal equipment would cover, for instance, a tank but you are talking about shootings here.
--Brenont (talk) 22:04, 8 August 2016 (UTC)

Hi there. It's a small world we live in! I live in the same country and province as yours and internet really has lifted barriers. Before starting, please excuse me for my grammar and writing and I know my English sucks, but I try my best to write as official in the article as possible. I've seen in the history of the article that you mentioned it is not possible to refer to that article as a reference. Am I right?

OK, now let me answer your questions:

1- By duty soldiers, I meant those who are serving in the military service and are in the lowest rank of military in Iran; those who just have begun the service.

2- About the ref #4, yes it's there. It's in Persian.

3- Now, about the plural form of mental illness, you were right. It's like the plural of fish, but my mine is used to plural sign "s" at the end of the words and it is just a preference. Although I have to say that I didn't know that mental illness could be both plural and singular.

4- About the term lethal weapon, if we want to be more accurate, it could have redundancy hidden in it, because the primary use of a weapon is to kill (be lethal), so the word lethal could be omitted if you wish. Now, why I used lethal equipment rather than weapon, is because there are other equipment that shoot something like a weapon, but they are not weapons. For example, nail shooters (nail guns). Although I haven't seen a record of suicide by that, but that was why I chose equipment over weapon. Again, because you are a native speaker, I prefer your edits over mine.

Thank you, and if you are interested, please expand the article, as it is the first google suggestion when you type suicide in Iran in English.Poorya0014 (talk) 06:58, 9 August 2016 (UTC)

Hi

1. duty soldiers - are you meaning conscripts?
2. About ref #4, it might well be the correct article in Persian but a search of the English word 'suicide' at that address does not bring up the English translation of the article on that subject and on that date. That was surprising but we have to go by the ref of the article in Persian.
3. I feel I should not leave you with the impression that mental illness could be both plural and singular. (I am no English major.) An example of the group use (my term) of 'mental illness' is "Many sufferers of mental illness happen to be Iranian." You wouldn't use 'illnesses' in that sentence even though it would be assumed that not all suffered from the same type of mental illness.
4. How about writing "in those provinces, people have easier access to weapons and tools used lethally than do other provinces."
I am about to make these edits and a few others but please undo what you don't like. You have quite a good command of English, I believe.
--Brenont (talk) 02:10, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

Hi, good job! I agree with all those edits.Poorya0014 (talk) 07:21, 13 August 2016 (UTC)

Hi again. There are some things I've come up with. First of all, once a language learner, always a language learner. So, literally I am learning from you and this is a very good opportunity for me, especially, when I look your edits, I kind of understand my mistakes. OK, about the notable Iranians section, there are some matters:

1- About finishing a sentence with a period, I've heard that the sentence must be a complete sentence, but not a phrase or semi-sentence. In some cases like Homa Darabi, you've written: "... Death by immolation." Here, we miss the doer or any pronoun, so the sentence is not complete. Am I right? Please just correct me and leave it as its if I'm wrong.

2- As I know there are some difference between British and American version of English, can I ask which one is your preferred one? Because I've read your page and you mentioned you're from England, I thought maybe some of your edits is due to that fact. Again I'm just learning and although as a language learner you should be familiar with any major dialect or accent, I'm unfortunately not that much familiar with British English. Though I have to mention that to me the British accent is nice, but because I learned English in an American-founded institute, I usually understand American a little bit better than British.

3- You have not provided any reference for the notable Iranian section. Why?

4- What does "c" mean here: (c1887/9–1920)?

5- I've added some punctuation to the text of notable Iranian section and I did so because I've seen similar ones in here. Are they right?

Thanks.Poorya0014 (talk) 05:11, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

Me again. 1- You're correct and I think it best to have complete sentences. 2- In this article I have seen American spellings only -- they are behavior, Organization and favorite. There is no overriding reason to change them to British spellings -- in that case the ruling is whichever is written first. I don't see any British spellings. 3- References are required and will take time to decide on the necessary references and how to present them. I will start writing them up, shortly. 4- "c" in (c1887/9–1920) is short for and used for the Latin word circa. It is in the Wikipedia article for that person but isn't really needed as the slash in 1887/9 means or. 5- OK.--Brenont (talk) 03:50, 17 August 2016 (UTC)

NB[edit]

Frescos is a perfectly good spelling, and rather more common these days. Johnbod (talk) 15:11, 15 August 2016 (UTC)

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