User talk:DuneDust

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Chronological order[edit]

I'm currently doing some copy-editing on Michigan Farm Radio Network, to which you recently added a large block of material.

Could I suggest that when you're inserting material into a basically historical article, you put it in chronological order? It makes no sense to write "Bob Driscoll was inducted posthumously into the (whatever) in 2004. He died in 2001." It makes no sense to have Pat Driscoll selling the station in 2000 in one paragraph, and then have him winning an FFA award in 1987 a few paragraphs later.

It's OK for the lead paragraph, or the lead section of a longer article, to cover highlights; but when you're telling the story in the article, the sensible way to proceed is: first in time, first in writing. Otherwise, you leave the reader thinking that forty-year-olds are going back to high school and winning speech contests. It's confusing, and encyclopedia articles should be nothing if not clear. Ammodramus (talk) 02:49, 19 August 2013 (UTC)