User talk:DexDor

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Happy New Year, DexDor![edit]

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Thank you for supporting my RfA[edit]

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Thank you for participating at my RfA. Your support was very much appreciated even if I did get a bit scorched. Brianhe (talk) 08:00, 6 February 2016 (UTC)

Anglo-centric wording AME[edit]


Not to be rude, however I highly suggest that you do some homework and read the Air Navigation Regulations 1919 - which is the root for the "Engineer" in civilian aviation to be capitolised.. and the UK "English" in the ANR 1919 (published April 29, 1919) pre-dates the signing of the October 13, 1919 Paris conference on Civilian Aviation...

However, prior to this "Engineering" and "Engineers" were used in UK parliamentary documents and Acts... going back some 350 years in the London Gazette and the Hansard record you will find the capitoisation of "Engineers"... you will also find that it was defined as a "TRADE" in government documents (UK Board of Trade held the standard for their TRADES training as a department of the UK government) before it became a "Professional Association of..."

The "Engineer" "Engineers" "Corps of ROYAL Engineers" "RE" and the modern "REME" as well as the "AME" in the English vocabulary all come from one derivitive, and that is NOT the P.Eng of today, nor is it by way of any common person's decision.

The terminology for "Engineers" in the UK - and subsequently the Commonwealth all come from the "Declaration of an English Monarch", the King! and these terms have been a part of England and the English language since well prior to when they received their charter in the 1700's.

Engineers and Engineering in England originated well before 1066 and are tied into the Roman Military Engineers [1] who came to the lands that we now call England as a part of the Roman Legions. Even Parliamentarians recognise "Engineers were not to be made in a day, or by an act of parliament" [2]

From the Military Engineers of Rome, evolved every single one of the Engineering terms and disciplines of today.. the Roman Engineers were the first that we see in England and that we know of by way of recorded and verifiable history.

Subsequently, in 1803 / 1804 the British Military "Royal Staff Corps" evolved from the Royal Engineers. "The Royal Staff Corps [3] was neither more nor less than a branch growing out of the Engineers, and formed for the purpose of patronage" [4]

The AMT is an "American" magazine.. and contains articles and text written by the common "American English" speaker.. Americans tend to not speak the "Queen's English".. and have polluted the language.

Today, the words people use sometimes do not reflect their origin or their original meaning - however, the AME is a British held and originated word with regard to miitary and civilian aviation and its root can be found in published documents so numerous that you haven't enough space here to hold them all, however I can and will see if I can add every single reference for the "Engineer" and Engineers" in British legislative and Crown documents from 1715 onwards if that is what it takes..

Be prepared, the documented history will floor you.

The London Gazette "The Gazette - the UK's official public record since 1665" [5] records at least 781,751 instances and the Hansard 109,985 instances of potential reference.

Between 1700 and 1930 there are 102894 recorded instances of "Engine" and similarities in the London Gazette [6]

For the period 1800 thru 1900 in the Hansard record there are 10,670 instances of instances of "Engine" and similarities......

CanadianAME (talk) 00:42, 7 February 2016 (UTC) Canadian AME


WP:TLDR. Please see MOS:CAPS. It is common in the real world for extra capitalization to be used in some places (e.g. job adverts often capitalize each word of job titles - "Foobar Ltd have vacancies for Factory Operatives, Security Guards, Maintenance Engineers, ..."). You appear to be suggesting that every reference to "engineer", "engineering" etc in Wikipedia should have a capital "E" - i.e. that "An engineer is a practitioner of engineering, ..." should be changed to "An Engineer is a practitioner of Engineering, ...". That's not gonna fly. DexDor (talk) 06:49, 7 February 2016 (UTC)

The official and legal terminology for the "Aircraft Maintenance Engineer" in the UK and EU[edit]

For the proper and formal reference to be used for the capitalization of "Aircraft Maintenance Engineer" i direct you to read The European Communities (Recognition of Professional Qualifications) Regulations 2007 (EU Statutory Instrument No.2781) "SCHEDULE 1 Regulations" 4 and 6 "REGULATED PROFESSIONS" PART 1 - "PROFESSIONS REGULATED BY LAW OR PUBLIC AUTHORITY" wherin the chart of recognized Professions (“profession” includes occupation or trade) you will find the correct and legally recognised term of refernce for the United Kingdom and the European Union to be "Aircraft Maintenance Engineer"[1] which is the correct way to spell it.

Without the AME - NOTHING FLIES...

CanadianAME (talk) 02:07, 8 February 2016 (UTC) Canadian AME


If you disagree with the MOS (e.g. MOS:JOBTITLES) then I suggest you discuss it on the MOS's talk page. DexDor (talk) 05:31, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

Your revert regarding "Category:Internet events"[edit]

Reading your pages here, categorization would seem to be an area of interest to you. Wikipedia's most confused categorizations are "Internet" and "World Wide Web". Just look at Category:World Wide Web - and that's only the top level! Category:Internet is in far better shape only because I've kept it so (apologies for blowing my own horn, but - yes- I've edited/deleted hundreds of "Internet" categorizations). I think you'd enjoy the challenge of cleaning up Category:World Wide Web. No response necessary; I'll not be back. (talk) 18:29, 8 February 2016 (UTC)

revisions to category:Deputy directors of the Information Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China[edit]

Hello, DexDor. The category has been expanded to 5 articles and there is a parent category now. Zee money (talk) 16:05, 10 February 2016 (UTC)