User talk:Brian McInnis

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Hello, Brian McInnis! Welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. You may benefit from following some of the links below, which will help you get the most out of Wikipedia. If you have any questions you can ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there. Please remember to sign your name on talk pages by clicking or by typing four tildes "~~~~"; this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you are already excited about Wikipedia, you might want to consider being "adopted" by a more experienced editor or joining a WikiProject to collaborate with others in creating and improving articles of your interest. Click here for a directory of all the WikiProjects. Finally, please do your best to always fill in the edit summary field when making edits to pages. Happy editing! Dawnseeker2000 13:49, 24 August 2013 (UTC)
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August 2013[edit]

Information icon In a recent edit to the page Subduction, you changed one or more words or styles from one national 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 a subject exclusively related to the United Kingdom (for example, a famous British person), use British English. For something related to the United States in the same way, use American English. For something related to another English-speaking country, such as Canada, Australia, or New Zealand, use the variety of English used there. For an international topic, use the form of English that the original author used.

In view of that, please don't change articles from one version of English to another, even if you don't normally use the version in which the article is written. 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 Manual of Style. If you have any questions about this, you can ask me on my talk page or visit the help desk. Thank you. Dawnseeker2000 13:49, 24 August 2013 (UTC)


Please don't keep violating the WP:ENGVAR rule. Existing articles using English spelling must not be changed on a whim into American spelling. Or vice versa, of course. Tim riley (talk) 16:16, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

Indeed, stop it. Flyer22 (talk) 01:51, 16 October 2013 (UTC)

Standard formatting[edit]

Thank you for your recent contributions to WP. Please note that numbers (dates, measurements, stats etc) over ten are only written numerically (eg 16mm). See WP:ORDINAL for more details. Acronyms are not punctuated with dots (US not U.S., BBC not B.B.C.). See MOS:ACRO. Please have a read also of WP:ENGVAR which tells us which variation of English takes presidence in each article. There is a large WP Manual of style in which the guidelines are set out. Thank you Span (talk) 15:45, 10 November 2013 (UTC)

You appear to be ignoring the agreed manual of style protocols. Acronyms are not punctuated. Numbers are written numerically over ten. Span (talk) 15:24, 13 November 2013 (UTC)