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Proposed deletion of Keith Stammers[edit]

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non-notable local councillor, fails WP:POLITICIAN

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I was a much less experienced editor when I created that article. Clearly it doesn't need to be there. Delete away. --HughCharlesParker (talk - contribs) 21:13, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

List of oldest schools in the UK[edit]

You have reverted an edit by me to the list of non-extant schools.

1. These aren't sentences, they are facts in a list. For instance: "Foster's School (1640) - closed 1992", which appears here, is not a sentence, but 'Foster's School was founded in 1640 and closed in 1992." is. That's why none of these listings are terminated by a full stop. 2. Because these aren't sentences, the word "in" is not necessary, and if it was, why isn't it necessary in similar entries in this list which don't include it (see above: Foster's School)? 3. By reverting my edit - an intervention normally used in the case of bad faith edits and vandalism, which you will presumably agree this edit wasn't - you have also removed the listing of Prescot Grammar School which I had added.

Rather than get into an edit war, I invite you to restore my edit yourself.Robocon1 (talk) 12:00, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

I accept of course that your edit wasn't vandalism, and I didn't mean to imply that it was. I'm sorry if that's the impression you were left with. I hadn't noticed the bit about Precott Grammar School; I've restored it. You're also right about consistency; I've added the word "in" to the five entries that were missing it. In American English, "closed 1929" reads perfectly normally. In British English, it just sounds odd. Since this is an article about Britain, I think we should stick with the British usage. --HughCharlesParker (talk - contribs) 18:27, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

So you imagine "Hull Grammar School (c.1330, endowed 1479) – closed in 2005" is a sentence do you? It's nothing to do with American or British 'usage' - it's not a sentence, and 'in' adds nothing except an extra two letters. And why doesn't 'endowed' need qualifying with 'in'? It seems ironic that many of the schools listed here are grammar schools.Robocon1 (talk) 21:23, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

I don't imagine that they're sentences, no. They're sentence fragments. I agree with the previous editors who've left the "in" in, that it reads better as it is. Thanks for pointing out that I'd missed Hull Grammar School's endowment date. I can't find anything relevant in the Wikipedia:Manual of Style, so I suppose if this is a big issue for you, raise it on the talk page. --HughCharlesParker (talk - contribs) 21:40, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

And I agree with the editors who left it out. You imagine we're American, I suppose. You'll need to add 'in' to all the foundeds, refoundeds and mentioneds for the all the schools in all the other lists in this article, then.

But seriously, I think, with respect, that the point here is that you reverted a good faith edit without warning or consultation and removed information without even realising you'd done it. Robocon1 (talk) 21:52, 5 March 2015 (UTC).

I've already apologised for mistakenly removing the entry you added, and I've already put it back. I've already said that I'm sorry if you took my use of the revert tool as an accusation of vandalism. As I've said, if you think it reads better without the word "in", and you think it's important, then it isn't appropriate for us to come to a decision between us, it needs to be taken to the talk page. --HughCharlesParker (talk - contribs) 22:13, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

Yes, and I must apologise for not having thanked you for restoring the edit, but I still don't think that whether the word 'closed' needs modifying in a list of institutions and events is the main point. Reverting a good faith edit which is factually correct and cited to other wikipedia articles via links without warning could normally be reasonably interpreted as inviting an edit war. The main purpose of my edit was clearly stated in the edit history. I'd say it's generally a good idea to check what is being reverted before taking that step.

And I must point out (once again with the greatest respect) that you haven't already apologised: saying you accept my edit wasn't vandalism isn't an apology, neither is saying you didn't mean to imply it was, and "I'm sorry if that's the impression you were left with" is a regret for my interpretation of your action, not an apology.Robocon1 (talk) 17:05, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

Please reserve the use of the word "vandalism" for actual vandalism[edit]

This was not vandalism. I don't completely understand why User:Harizotoh9 made that edit but it seems to have been made in good faith. See WP:Not vandalism. — Jeraphine Gryphon (talk) 17:51, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

The diff you linked was me reverting Harizotoh9's vandalism, and you're right to say it wasn't vandalism. This is the edit I was reverting, and it was vandalism; without any good reason or any explanation, he'd removed a section heading that needed to be there. This is Harizotoh9's talk page, and it shows that it wasn't the first time. --HughCharlesParker (talk - contribs) 18:02, 26 April 2015 (UTC)

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