User talk:Dewritech

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2016 Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Search Community Survey[edit]

The Board of Trustees of the Wikimedia Foundation has appointed a committee to lead the search for the foundation’s next Executive Director. One of our first tasks is to write the job description of the executive director position, and we are asking for input from the Wikimedia community. Please take a few minutes and complete this survey to help us better understand community and staff expectations for the Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director.

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Thank you, The Wikimedia Foundation Executive Director Search Steering Committee via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 21:49, 1 June 2016 (UTC)


What happened here? --John (talk) 18:18, 22 June 2016 (UTC)

I was too fast. Thanks for notification.-- Dewritech (talk) 09:33, 25 June 2016 (UTC)

Incorrect AWB edits to "hsa"[edit]

Hi, on Graphics Core Next you have three times changed the text "hsa" to "has". "hsa" is correct there, and it's had to be reverted each time.

Do you have any way of detecting when one of your AWB-based edits has been reverted (or partially reverted) and being more careful on that page in the future? Or some other way to make sure you don't repeatedly make the same wrong edits? dolphinling (talk) 01:57, 23 June 2016 (UTC)

@Dolphinling: I don't think Dewritech will have an easy way of figuring out one of their edits was reverted unless, when undoing, you don't discard the automatic undo summary. But I think there's a more general solution here (and I'm just repeating something I've touched on in an earlier thread here) – AWB users are expected to have a look at the diffs before saving their edits, this way any "typo fixes" that produce nonsense would be spotted. After all, this is the whole point of semi-automated editing. If it were sensible to completely automate typo fixes like these, they would have been handled by a bot and there wouldn't be any need for AWBers to spend their time on them. Uanfala (talk) 16:23, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for notification. You're right. I reviewed my last 10,000 edits and Graphics Core Next was the only article with this (double) mistake. Thanks for fixing!-- Dewritech (talk) 09:30, 25 June 2016 (UTC)

Native American vs. native American[edit]

Just a heads up that there are situations, albeit rare, where the word "native" before "American" should not be capitalized, such as in "the native American tree sparrow species" (here); therefore, the automated change from "native American" to "Native American" should be reviewed for context. Cheers, Deli nk (talk) 16:57, 14 July 2016 (UTC)