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on your nilism revert[edit]

how is a well thought out response to the perennial retort not useful? :) Haaaa (talk) 06:05, 8 July 2018 (UTC)

@Haaaa: I had to look for the edit you are referring to. A self-help book is not really on topic for the nihilism article. Also "any idiot can..." is especially inappropriate. This would be better discussed on Talk:Nihilism if you are serious about including it. —DIYeditor (talk) 08:34, 8 July 2018 (UTC)
Hi. I'd added a discussion on the talk page as requested. Haaaa (talk) 06:14, 9 July 2018 (UTC)

Single quotes and semantic values[edit]

Regarding this edit, single quotation marks are commonly (but not universally) used to express 'semantic value'. :bloodofox: (talk) 16:47, 30 July 2018 (UTC)

@Bloodofox: This applies to the second instance of single quotes in that edit as well? I took those for scare quotes or assigning the meaning to particular person. —DIYeditor (talk) 18:27, 30 July 2018 (UTC)
Ah, I missed the second instance. In that case they're there instead of the phrase "so-called", referring to the concept, as the author refers to the idea but doesn't use that exact phrase (so it's not a quote). They're not necessary. :bloodofox: (talk) 18:53, 30 July 2018 (UTC)
@Bloodofox: Ok, I'm fine with changing the gloss back to singles. It just looked to me like someone had a fondness for single quotes. —DIYeditor (talk) 19:04, 30 July 2018 (UTC)

Talk:Trans woman‎[edit]

Hi. When I modified my support in the poll on the above page, I struck through my original post and also two of your posts asking for clarification of my original post. I took the view your comments would be left isolated without my original post. However, I've been informed you shouldn't strike through anybody else's edits (which makes sense). I've removed the stikethrough from your twp comments. Cheers --John B123 (talk) 19:10, 16 August 2018 (UTC)

Honoring your contribution[edit]

Thanks for the message you left on my Talk page, regarding my comment at the Rfc at Trans woman[permalink]. I wanted to commend and recognize your effort and good faith in backtracking from an opinion you later saw in a different light after being criticized for it. You've done a good job in bringing things back on track; striking your previous comment was gracious and civil of you. This doesn't mean we have to agree about everything, and that isn't my point: rather, it's clear to me you are here to build the encyclopedia, and that your efforts and opinions given on Talk pages or elsewhere are dedicated toward that end, and not about staking out a personal positions to defend by hook or by crook. I look forward to collaborating with you on this or any article, irrespective of whether our opinions on some matters happen to coincide or not; in fact, when they don't coincide, I shall pay particular attention to what you have to say, to see whether I need to reexamine my own position. Thanks for your efforts to improve the encyclopedia, and happy editing! Mathglot (talk) 07:15, 23 August 2018 (UTC)

Thanks. I think "dog" was more offensive than I intended. I think about them as beloved but there is a strong negative connotation that was unintended. Being here to build an encyclopedia shouldn't be optional. —DIYeditor (talk) 08:36, 23 August 2018 (UTC)
@Mathglot: To add, I really value flexibility and trying to see both sides of an issue. There can be a fine line between doing so and equivocating though - or appearing unreliable. Thanks again for your kind words. —DIYeditor (talk) 19:28, 23 August 2018 (UTC)

grammar issue[edit]

Hello ! This is an example that I've read (in our article Stalinism), but the same "situation" happens to me once in a while. And I'm very uncertain.
"Maoists criticised Stalin chiefly regarding his view that bourgeois influence within the Soviet Union was primarily a result of external forces ..."
"was primarily" or "primarily was" - here is no subject to the verb. I wonder what you think here. And if the answer is obvious, both may work - or perhaps depending of something else. I would very much appreciate your input on this and similar issues, if possible. Boeing720 (talk) 01:13, 6 September 2018 (UTC)

I am happy to help but I am not a grammar expert. They have the same meaning to me. I don't know about rules on where to put the adverb. Try google. —DIYeditor (talk) 01:43, 6 September 2018 (UTC)
That's just fine. I take it as similar matters can be expressed either way. Thanks ! Boeing720 (talk) 14:28, 6 September 2018 (UTC)

Volta's removal from GeForce article[edit]

Hi there.

It seems you noticed the new talk page section that I added in recently and made edits based on that. Thank you very much, although I believe something can be done regarding the information that you removed, since Volta is acknowledged as a successor to Pascal architecture, just not on the consumer side (GeForce). Maybe a reference to it in the article itself or other articles like Pascal architecture

Again, thank you for taking notice of what I brought up TheFledglingLearner (talk) 03:46, 14 September 2018 (UTC)