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Sorry about that -- I corrected it, as I'm sure the editor must have, and as, perhaps, Fitzgerald may have wanted, prior to reading the note.

After reading the note, I fell into a downward spiral of philosophical arguments around Wikipedia policy and spelling that sapped my will to live, let alone return to change it back. I am glad you have it the way you want it! -Kieran (talk) 20:46, 17 July 2017 (UTC)

"Wolfshiem" was the spelling present in the first edition of the book. "Wolfsheim" was a second edition and later change. The change by the editor was deliberately to obfuscate the Jewish name to avoid potential allegations of anti-Semitism. I do not recall at the moment anything about how Fitzgerald felt about the change (or even if he was aware of it) but viewing "Wolfsheim" as just a "corrected" spelling of "Wolfshiem" is false. In fact it was the reverse as the original spelling is a proper Jewish name while the latter is just invented to avoid being associated with a real name. Using the later edition spelling alone would gloss over an important and interesting aspect of the book's history.
When you edited this page, there should have been a red page notice here saying it's best not to split the discussion into two places. If whatever editor you used did not display this, please let me know because there's a bug. If it did display and you just skipped it, it's kind of the same problem that occurred with your Gatsby edit. Jason Quinn (talk) 07:49, 18 July 2017 (UTC)
I'd literally never seen that before, and pretty much glossed over it -- the interface is pretty busy. It does, indeed show up, so no need to worry about bugs in your non-standard code.
And seriously, this kind of sarcasm and shirtiness is exactly why Wikipedia gets accusations of elitism and exclusivity, and new editors often feel deeply unwelcome. Please reflect on your attitude, as I feel that it is being actively harmful to the project as a whole. -Kieran (talk) 19:52, 27 July 2017 (UTC)
What I wrote is generously informative in explaining lingering doubts you seemed to have about the correctness of the Wolfsheim edit. It appears you are upset because I suggested you may have an issue with hastiness. My comments were not sarcasm nor were they ill-tempered. So I reject your claim. I do, however, expect editors to actually read stuff before they edit. You seem to think that WP:CIVIL requires us to never critique other editors habits. It does not. But now you accuse me of being unwelcoming to newcomers and harmful to the project and you have made me "shirty". I have welcomed many many users on Wikipedia and very often go above and beyond to offer them help and assistance... far above what most Wikipedians do, very likely including you. Since you accuse me of being bad for the project regarding new editors, find me ONE instance of me biting a newbie or stop making unfounded accusations. Regardless, I point out that you are not a new user, and even though I avoid it too, I have no ethical issue being blunt with long-term users if need be. Perhaps in the future be thankful when offered constructive criticism rather acting with thin-skinned indignation. I see no further benefit to this discussion. Jason Quinn (talk) 20:48, 27 July 2017 (UTC)

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Precious five years![edit]

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Five years!

--Gerda Arendt (talk) 07:49, 2 February 2018 (UTC)

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RfC: Social democracy[edit]

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