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National varieties of English[edit]

Information icon In a recent edit to the page River Phoenix, 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. General Ization Talk 01:33, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

I didn't change from one type of English to another, I amended date formats into a more efficient format. Your assertation is erroneous and offensive. danno_uk 01:39, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
See the top of the article in editing mode. That template that says {{use mdy dates}}? It means to use dates in mdy (month/day/year) format, which is the standard date format for American English. I'm not sure what you think is more "efficient" about dmy dates, but they are not used in articles concerning American subjects. Please do not "amend" them on a whim. General Ization Talk 01:43, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
Okay, I apologise for that, my understanding was that that applied to mm/dd/yy formatting (which I would never amend) as opposed to textual dates. Nonetheless, as a genuine editor that tries to contribute to this website I don't think that your formal vandal warning is very helpful and is poor wikiquette. Could you not (for example) simply say "Hi, I reverted your edits to X because Y is the the accepted format for dates within US articles"? danno_uk 02:01, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
That wasn't a vandal warning. It was a notice requesting that you not change content or styles (including date styles) from one English-language format to another when not appropriate for the context (exactly as it says). It is the standard Wikipedia notice for this situation. See Template:uw-lang. General Ization Talk 02:15, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
"I post templated notices when advising other non-vandal editors because they deserve no more personal touch than vandals". Great wikiquette. Let's consider this conversation closed - I don't think that we're likely to reach agreement on this point and I would not wish to waste your time further. danno_uk 02:28, 28 August 2015 (UTC)