User talk:ETO Buff

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Hello, ETO Buff, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there. Again, welcome! Xiner (talk, email) 19:33, 27 February 2007 (UTC)

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Xiner (talk, email) 19:33, 27 February 2007 (UTC)

Submarine communications cable[edit]

Information.svg In a recent edit, you changed one or more words from one international 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 subjects exclusively related to Britain (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 other English-speaking countries, such as Canada, Australia, or New Zealand, use the appropriate variety of English used there. If it is an international topic, use the same form of English the original author used.

In view of that, please don't change articles from one version of English to the other, even if you don't normally use the version the article is written in. 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 Wikipedia:Manual of Style. If you have any queries about all this, you can ask me on my talk page or you can visit the help desk. Thank you. SpinningSpark 00:50, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

Very well. I was under the impression that New York Harbor in New York City, New York was in the United States, where American English is spoken. I apologize for my mistake. ETO Buff (talk) 08:12, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

September 2009[edit]

Information.svg Please do not add content without citing verifiable and reliable sources, as you did to George S. Patton. Before making any potentially controversial edits, it is recommended that you discuss them first on the article's talk page. Please review the guidelines at Wikipedia:Citing sources and take this opportunity to add references to the article. Thank you. -MBK004 05:31, 20 September 2009 (UTC)

Excuse me butting in to this conversation, but let me explain your mistake. Wikipedia uses and expects inline citations, much more so than you would find, say, in the average scholarly paper. Even though you have added your source to the bibliography, it still looks to other editors as if your edit is unsourced if it is not immediately followed by an inline reference. See WP:CITE for more details. Hope that helps. SpinningSpark 17:51, 13 October 2009 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

Scale of justice 2.svg Hello, ETO Buff. Voting in the 2016 Arbitration Committee elections is open from Monday, 00:00, 21 November through Sunday, 23:59, 4 December to all unblocked users who have registered an account before Wednesday, 00:00, 28 October 2016 and have made at least 150 mainspace edits before Sunday, 00:00, 1 November 2016.

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