User talk:IllaZilla

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Moved to User talk:LazyBastardGuy: I didn't quite see your banner at the top, I apologize


IllaZilla, and and "&" are the same meaning. Since it is, should there really be a change?- MACJC — Preceding unsigned comment added by MACJC (talkcontribs) 18:05, 11 September 2016 (UTC)

As I mentioned on your talk page last week, please see Wikipedia:Manual of Style#Ampersand. "&" may be OK in text messages and on Twitter where you need to use fewer characters, but this is an encyclopedia and we aim for a professional writing style, using whole words rather than symbol abbreviations in article text. Using ampersands and pound signs throughout articles rather than the words "and" and "number" appears amateurish. Would you turn in a research paper for school or submit a book for publishing with ampersands throughout? Likely not. And to use your own argument, if "and" and "&" have the same meaning, why would you go through existing articles changing all the "and"s to ampersands, as you've done to at least two articles? --IllaZilla (talk) 06:37, 12 September 2016 (UTC)