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For your fight against typos and bad grammar via minor edits. Cheers, Max - You were saying? 16:40, 7 March 2007 (UTC)


For all the very helpful gnome work you have been doing of late on school articles. One thing most school articles seem to need is updates on enrollment and demographic numbers. And the good news is......they are really simple to update! There is a federal government website that publishes stats on all schools, public and private. Its called NCES. (sorry I don't have the link, as I'm on my phone, but it's the first hit if you Google the term). The public schools ate usually a year behind and private schools three years behind, but that's usually an improvement. Thanks for all you do! John from Idegon (talk) 17:15, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

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Thanks for removing the Extra section on the Waterford District High School site. I just received my wiki acct and was going to do this today. Regards, Michael Msuski cdn (talk) 11:59, 3 May 2015 (UTC)

Rose Tyler[edit]

Hi! Sorry if my revert seemed a little rude. I reverted your edit for both consistency with other television fictional character articles, and other good articles in the Doctor Who/Torchwood wikiproject. Paragraphs are usually grouped together because of subject rather than length; an example from the Rose Tyler article I reverted is that the Television Appearnces section generally follows a one paragraph per series format. I felt that the revised version showed too much whitespace; especially on anything above a medium sized computer monitor. Hope that makes sense Eshlare (talk) 16:26, 20 May 2015 (UTC)

Understood - thank you for letting me know! Jessicapierce (talk) 03:10, 21 May 2015 (UTC)


Hi Jessica, I actually kept the edits you made on several other articles, but as this diff shows, you actually entered a BUNCH of errors with your edits to this particular article. Some fixes were helpful, but there were so many others that changed tense, altered an intended nuance, or just simple errors, it was easier to revert. What I did just now was to take the position that you edited something because there was a possible problem, and then I restored some, but not all, of your fixes. I also caught a couple other things along the way that I tweaked. If you have further questions, feel free to ping at the article's talk page or here - I'll watchlist your talk. Montanabw(talk) 22:00, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

This is very unlike me. I always preview before submitting edits, and errors - mine or otherwise - usually jump out at me. I'm sure I commit the odd typo now and again but this... wasn't great. I can only assume I was more tired than I realized, and got sloppy. I'll have a look at the other edits I did around that time, to make sure nothing else crazy got through.
I enjoy working behind the scenes here and certainly never meant to make more work for anyone - quite the opposite. So thanks very much for your help! Jessicapierce (talk) 01:34, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
No worries, you ARE helping! Feel free to, um, trot over to WikiProject Equine WP:EQUINE and join! Montanabw(talk) 04:38, 24 May 2015 (UTC)

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Wedding of Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland, and Sofia Hellqvist.--BabbaQ (talk) 23:02, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

...? Jessicapierce (talk) 22:38, 15 June 2015 (UTC)

Editor of the Week[edit]

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I nominate Editor Jessicapierce to be Editor of the Week for her long term diligent copyediting. This the the kind of editor we created this award for! She is not super active, none of her work is controversial; she just picks a topic and gnomes away quietly and unobtrusively, making the encyclopedia a better tool for its users. Her edit count on Mr. X's tools is for lack of a better word, pretty. I remember back when we were first discussing the creation of this award, and I cannot think of an editor that better fulfills what our intentions were for this! I became aware of her just recently, as her chosen topic at the moment is schools, my usual topic. Her edits are very helpful, and I noticed no one has really ever thanked her for them. Let's thank her in a big way and give her an Eddy! This nomination was seconded by User:L235 and User:Buster7.

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Thanks again for your efforts! . Buster Seven Talk 11:41, 21 June 2015 (UTC)

Wow, I had no idea anybody was even noticing... I just really like fixing commas. Thank you! Jessicapierce (talk) 14:15, 21 June 2015 (UTC)
Very happy to have nominated you; even happier you are here to do what you do. Thank you for consistently making Wikipedia a better encyclopedia. John from Idegon (talk) 23:53, 3 July 2015 (UTC)
Well that's incredibly nice of you - thanks, John! I may call on you for moral support the next time somebody yells at me for using an Oxford comma. :) Jessicapierce (talk) 00:56, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

A cup of tea for you![edit]

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A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your great copy editing efforts, which hugely increase the quality of wikipedia! Maestro Spinelloccio (talk) 01:48, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

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For your work on cleaning up notable people lists. Nice job! Onel5969 TT me 12:32, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

Removal of references[edit]

Hi. I've reverted your changes to the List of people from Oakville, Ontario. Although the copy-editing is appreciated, you also removed a lot of references from the article. Although the links are now dead, they are still valid references and should not be removed. See Wikipedia:Link rot. If you've done this with other articles, you should go back and restore the references. Regards. -- Whpq (talk) 00:09, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

Thanks very much for this - I had completely forgotten that guideline. I'll take care of it. Jessicapierce (talk) 04:31, 15 September 2015 (UTC)
I appreciate it. And thanks for cleaning up the list. -- Whpq (talk) 05:00, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

(Didn't we used to have a "thank you" button?) In any case, that was a great edit on the list of defunct newspapers in the US. Thanks. Paul, in Saudi (talk) 09:11, 21 October 2015 (UTC)

Oh thanks, that's very nice of you to say! I'm always surprised when someone notices the boring stuff I do. :) Jessicapierce (talk) 19:43, 21 October 2015 (UTC)

List of fictional books[edit]

You removed a huge segment. Harry Potter novels are much larger than the movies who have a stipulated time to complete the full movie. Are you sure these books were made up ? I haven't read the novels. Why will someone make up these things? --The Avengers (talk) 06:59, 26 October 2015 (UTC)

Hello, I don't believe I have actually removed any content from the list. Please see my note on the Talk page there. I encountered a bizarre situation in which I accidentally tripled the content of that page. I then removed the repetitions. I've just checked several entries in the Harry Potter sub-list, and the original content is all there. Jessicapierce (talk) 07:15, 26 October 2015 (UTC)

Keep up the goodwork[edit]

Hi Jessica,

Thanks for your goodwork helping alphabetize lists on Wikipedia. If you have some time, please kindly assist with alphabetizing List of Nigerian musicians. Stanleytux (talk) 07:32, 30 October 2015 (UTC)

Sure thing. Jessicapierce (talk) 04:50, 31 October 2015 (UTC)

Virginia Tech Project Invite[edit]

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List of banks in Cyprus[edit]

Hello Jessicapierce, I noticed you made changes to the List of banks in Cyprus article. First of all thank you for correcting the capitalization on the Central bank title. However, regarding the removal of the (Cyprus) part from National Bank of Greece, Piraeus Bank and Societe Generale Bank, I believe you will find that it is an essential part of the banks' names and not just part of their legal names, as it differentiates them from their parent banks. Thakaran (talk) 02:21, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi, thanks so much for the heads up on this! I didn't realize this about the names of those banks, and will change them back in that article, and check the other bank lists I've recently edited too. Jessicapierce (talk) 05:02, 22 November 2015 (UTC)

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Ireland and UK[edit]

Hi, thank you for your edits to List of fashion designers - I had to revert your move of Ireland to the UK section, as while I know you meant well, the majority of Ireland is actually NOT part of the UK (and quite a lot of Irish people HATE it when it's assumed they are "British".) Rather than trying to single out which Irish designers (if any) are from the tiny percentage that is under the United Kingdom umbrella, it really is much easier to treat the whole of Ireland as a county in its own right. Mabalu (talk) 00:31, 27 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi, I was just about to leave you a message thanking you for the correction! Afterwards, I had a feeling I was wrong about that, but I had way too many tabs open and hadn't worked my way back to that one yet, to double-check the Ireland thing. Thanks for fixing it, and for being so friendly about it! Jessicapierce (talk) 00:35, 27 November 2015 (UTC)

Boricua Barnstar[edit]

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Oh, thanks so much! I've been crossing my fingers I wouldn't get yelled at by someone who was really committed to that formatting. It was a very nice surprise to get this instead. Jessicapierce (talk) 04:50, 18 December 2015 (UTC)

On Nut[edit]

Hi. Thanks for this edit. However, there was a small error: On Nut is the name of a street in Bangkok. I've corrected the mistake. --Paul_012 (talk) 06:12, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

Media in Tulsa Oklahoma[edit]

Good Afternoon Jessica,

Thank you for your contribution to Wikipedia regarding "Media in Tulsa Oklahoma."

I would like to request adding billboards to the genres of media that serve Tulsa. I work for Whistler Outdoor and we would be honored to be showcased on Wikipedia representing the Tulsa Metro Area.

Can you help me with this?- if so please let me know how I can contribute to your awesome efforts.

Thank you, Kimberly

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Recent edits to various Hillsborough County school articles[edit]

A big thank you! Jacona (talk) 20:50, 14 February 2016 (UTC)

Merger discussion for Wilshire Park, Los Angeles [edit]


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Editor of the Week : nominations needed![edit]

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Your edits on Chris Heimerdinger[edit]

Hello, Jessica! Thank you for dropping me a line on my talk page stating your concerns about my reverting your edits. I would be happy to explain my revert. Here are my specific reasons for doing so:

1. Per Wikipedia's manual of style, film genres should be capitalized.
2. Not sure what my reasoning behind restoring the month abbreviations was. I did revert my own revert of that.
3. Chris Heimerdinger specifically collected tennis shoes for the project in question, and specifics are always better than sweeping generalizations.
4. Book series titles should not be italicized, only bolded. If it were the name of a periodical or newspaper or a single book within the series, that would be different, but where it's a book series, it should be only in bold typeface.

Thanks for taking time to read my reply. If you want to reply to this comment, I have made a copy of it on my talk page and would prefer to continue this discussion there, as I don't typically watch other user's talk pages, with obviously some exceptions. --Jgstokes (talk) 07:19, 16 June 2016 (UTC)

Hello, and thanks so much for your reply! These are exactly the kinds of fine points I welcome help with, because although I'm familiar with the MOS, there's a lot of know (and forget), and it wouldn't kill me to brush up on it, which is what I'm doing now.
(1.) The MOS is so unwieldy and split up on some topics - or maybe I'm just looking in the wrong place - that I'm having trouble finding anything on the capitalization of film genres. The closest I've come is MOS:GENRECAPS, which refers to music and literature. Since "science fiction" is given as the correct variant for describing books, I would think "fantasy live action" would be correct for film...?
(4.) This section certainly contains some tidbits I was wrong about, whoops! However, it does say that an "actual title of a series declared by the author or publisher" should be italicized, such as The Chronicles of Narnia. The Tennis Shoes Adventure Series, to me, would seem to fit that example, especially as that's the title of the wiki article, and it's fully capitalized.
However, that page itself seems to have mixed feelings about the italics, as the title of the page is in plain text, but within the text, "Tennis Shoes Adventure Series" is italicized. (I recently edited that page, and just double-checked - those italics weren't my doing!)
Any light you can shed on this would be helpful, though I don't mean to take up more of your time on this small matter. Can you point me to other sections of the MOS that might apply? Most of what I do here is finesse various lists, and punctuating titles is a frequent part of that. I'd like to get it right. Thanks again! Jessicapierce (talk) 18:00, 16 June 2016 (UTC)

Hey, Jessica! Thanks for your reply. I agree that the MOS is not clear on such points as this, which is why we must therefore consider other sources. Every source I've come across that refers to films has the film title in italics. Even looking at Wikipedia, whenever a film title is referenced, it is in italic font. See for example this link and this link for examples. As for the genre of the film, it may well qualify as historical fiction rather than any other genre, as the film in question is based on Book of Mormon events. As far as book series goes, that's a different case because it's not a film, so the italics rule doesn't apply. Typically a book series will be bolded and the only genre italicized would be the name of a periodical, such as Deseret News or Church News, or any one of the periodical magazines put out like magazines from the LDS Church or Readers Digest. So, in review, periodicals are italicized; book series are typically in bold typeface. Hope that makes sense. It could be that we'll need to revisit the subject of italics as it relates to the book series, which should be in bold, as the sources seem to indicate. Hope that makes sense. For actual sources, I appeal to Wikipedia as well as my proofreading skills inherited from my mother. Hope that sufficiently explains things. --Jgstokes (talk) 01:30, 17 June 2016 (UTC)

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Windenhütte Hunting Lodge[edit]

Dear Jessica, thank you for your edits to this article. Just to say, though, that "an hotel" is perfectly correct English as the "h" is often not pronounced. I'm not sure if this is peculiar to British English (you certainly hear it on the BBC News) nor is it universal here, but it's not wrong. The same is true for some other words beginning with "h". Cheers. ☺ --Bermicourt (talk) 08:30, 9 September 2016 (UTC)

Hello, and thank you for your message! I'd never seen "an hotel" before, so I actually did some reading on it before editing it here. Consensus among British grammarians (at least the ones I happened across) seemed to be that "a hotel" was the correct form, and "an hotel" was archaic. However, it can't be TOO archaic if it's said on the BBC! So I'll leave this alone if I see "an hotel" here in the future, as I certainly don't mean to seem like I'm trying to Americanize British articles. Thanks again for the heads-up! :) Jessicapierce (talk) 16:51, 9 September 2016 (UTC)
I did some research too and discovered that there is a little know grammatical rule that if the stress falls on the second syllable of a word beginning with "h" then it takes "an", but also the "h" is then not pronounced. So it sounds like "an 'otel" (which is exactly how the BBC pronounce it) or "an 'istorical occasion". I knew the custom, just not the reason. Also it seems that it's not just used in British English, but also by some North American networks. However, the majority of people don't know the rule so don't follow it. And so our wonderful language evolves... :) --Bermicourt (talk) 19:09, 10 September 2016 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Bob Hope short subjects[edit]

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List of Churches in Port Harcourt[edit]

Hi Jessicapierce,

Hope you are enjoying your weekend..If you are not too busy, could you please help to merge content on List of Churches in Port Harcourt to List of churches in Nigeria. Thanks. Stanleytux (talk) 11:22, 22 October 2016 (UTC)


Greetings! An ip has been tweaking the lede here without explanation much less consensus. He/she has avoided discussion contra WP:BRD. I've therefore rolled to the last stable version, which was your formatting edit. Could you please keep an eye on it to make sure all everything is alright? Kind Regards-- Soupforone (talk) 15:25, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

You have been making arbitrary POV edits to the article and removing cited material. I have explained my edits in my edits summaries repeatedly. Conversely, you have not done so in your edits. Please stop with your vandalism.ItaloCelt84 (talk) 17:40, 4 November 2016 (UTC)
I believe this discussion is misplaced - my edit was limited to formatting and alphabetization. Cheers! Jessicapierce (talk) 17:43, 4 November 2016 (UTC)

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Trust your first instincts...[edit]

Don't fix quotes without seeing the quoted text, or call attention to the obvious problem. Using the other parts of the text I finally found a source for the paper. The "they is" you noticed was supposed to be "they report is", as in:

"the median size of the informal economy they report is 37% of GDP"

At most you might insert "[sic]". In this case the person typing in the quote was both mistyping and paraphrasing at the same time!! Let's see, a paraphrase of a paraphrase of a another paper. Yikes!

When Elsevier gets their comeuppance there will be much cheering. Shenme (talk) 04:14, 17 December 2016 (UTC)

Oh, thanks so much for the help! As soon as I was on a machine where I could download that source to check the quote, that was my intent (I ran out of room in the edit summary to say so), but you saved me the trouble. Very much appreciated! Jessicapierce (talk) 04:19, 17 December 2016 (UTC)

Thank you for your improvements to the article Rich Mullins[edit]

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Hello Jessica!

I saw your copy editing and I wanted to tell you that I appreciate your hard work on the article Rich Mullins. The grammatical and wording corrections you made improved the article greatly. I put a lot of work into that article and love to see others working to make it better! Medic454 (talk) 05:37, 22 December 2016 (UTC)

Editor of the Week seeking nominations (and a new facilitator)[edit]

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The list of nominees is running short, and so new nominations are needed for consideration. Have you come across someone in your editing circle who deserves a pat on the back for improving article prose regularly, making it easier to understand? Or perhaps someone has stepped in to mediate a contentious dispute, and did an excellent job. Do you know someone who hasn't received many accolades and is deserving of greater renown? Is there an editor who does lots of little tasks well, such as cleaning up citations?

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Check for redirects when renaming sections[edit]

Hi, just a head's up that when you were copy editing List of mainline My Little Pony ponies you renamed a couple of sections headings. You forgot to check for redirects per MOS:HEAD which states "Before changing a section heading, consider whether you might be breaking existing links to that section. If there are many links to the old section title, create an anchor with that title to ensure that the links still work." This caused some links to section headings to break because they are case sentative, but it was easily fixable. I'm guessing you probably knew this and this was just a slip up, which happens to us all, but explaining just in case not. Keep up the generally great copy editing. Banak (talk) 05:29, 3 January 2017 (UTC)

Completely slipped my mind. Thank you for fixing it, and for the reminder! Jessicapierce (talk) 06:26, 3 January 2017 (UTC)

Please Help Edited Spelling Errors on Daniel Padilla Article[edit]

Hello, would you mind to help fixed spelling errors on Daniel Padilla's article? Thank You in advance Puchicatos (talk) 14:06, 18 February 2017 (UTC)

Sure, I'll be glad to. :) Jessicapierce (talk) 17:38, 18 February 2017 (UTC)
Wow, the article wa much better now. Really apppreciate your edit :D
Happy to do it. Thanks! :) Jessicapierce (talk) 17:18, 21 February 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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For your copy editing effort on Daniel Padilla's article It really way much better now. Puchicatos (talk) 05:08, 21 February 2017 (UTC)

Thank you[edit]

I once awarded you the Puerto Rican Barnstar for your magnificent work and I must tell you that I am very glad that I did. Keep up your excellent work here because let me tell you, we need more people like you here. Tony the Marine (talk) 19:43, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

What an incredibly kind thing to say! Thank you so much. May someone out there say an equally nice thing to you today. :) Jessicapierce (talk) 20:28, 5 June 2017 (UTC)

Changing sports team mascots from plural to singular[edit]

Hi there, thanks for editing articles about Oregon high schools. I'm curious what your rationale is for making the sports team names singular, as in Bonanza Jr./Sr. High School, here. I went ahead and changed it back to plural, because in the case of the Antlers, it really doesn't make any sense it would be singular. Rather than do a mass change of these back to plural, can you point me to some guideline about these names of which I am unaware? I suppose it could be a quibble between "sports team name" and "mascot". In the case of the Antlers, it is more of a nickname (see the logo is actually an elk) for the team than a mascot that is just an antler, singular. See also the Everett Aquasox, where their mascot is actually a frog, the team name is "Aquasox" and there is no "aquasock" to be found! Or my hometown, whose baseball team has long been know as The Emeralds, but the mascot isn't an Emerald, singular. Recently it acquired a sasquatch as a mascot, but I digress. Looking more closely, it looks like {{Infobox school}} has a space for nickname or "team name"--would it make more sense to you to change the team names from "mascot" to "nickname" or "team name"? I like changing it to "team name" and leaving the names plural, personally. Another fun Oregon team name is the "Honkers", whose logo is of a Canada goose. I think that one should be plural too. Valfontis (talk) 01:16, 7 June 2017 (UTC)

Ditto this question. Especially when the listed source (which in Oregon is usually the OSAA website) lists the mascots in the plural. You can argue semantics/grammar, but you can't document differently than the source.Bcostley (talk) 04:16, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
Hello to both of you, and thanks for your comments. I have indeed been changing this based on grammar, since "mascot" is a singular noun and refers to one thing - the single (with rare exceptions) image or personality used to represent a team or school. Most school infoboxes use the "mascot" field rather than "team name", so I use the singular there. When "team name" is used, either in the infobox or in the text, such as "the school's sports teams are known as the whatevers," I definitely go with the plural form.
I appreciate the mention of the OSAA source - I'm going to check back through some of my recent edits and see what I can find there. I'll also look through Wikipedia's guidelines on school pages, which I'm fairly sure I remember backing the use of singular mascot names. (Bear with me please; this stuff can be tough to dig up.)
I found a relevant passage near the top of the Wikipedia article for mascot:
"Team mascots are often confused with team nicknames. While the two can be interchangeable, they are not always the same. For example, the athletic teams of the University of Alabama are nicknamed the Crimson Tide, while their mascot is an elephant named Big Al. "
This is interesting to me because it points to a mascot being singular, and the team name being plural (or innumerable/"weird", such as Crimson Tide). It also makes me realize that I should be taking more care to make sure I've got the details right, in cases where the mascot and team name may not align. The Aquasox example is perfect, thank you! Jessicapierce (talk) 06:10, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
Ok, I've done some reading, and I'll be doing more, since I'd like to make sure I'm doing things right. Again, please bear with me... I wish the Manual of Style were better indexed.
This is slow going, because a lot of the links to school websites are out of date, as are the OSAA links. I'm updating those as I go.
What I'm finding is that OSAA is probably a great source of information... but not Wikipedia-standard punctuation or grammar. There are numerous entries on every OSAA page I've just seen, which just would not pass muster with Wiki's guidelines. Wiki uses sentence case ("Public school" in the infobox, "public school" in the middle of a sentence); OSAA says "Public School." If I were using OSAA as a source for whether a school was public, I would change those caps to fit Wiki's standards.
The same goes for the names of sports. OSAA lists "Boys Soccer." You could argue whether that should be in caps in some circumstances, based on it perhaps referring to a specific, proper noun ("Jefferson High Boys' Soccer" or "Oregon Boys' Soccer Championship") - but it absolutely needs the apostrophe, based on "boys" being plural. OSAA does not use the apostrophe. Again, this is a case where if I were using OSAA as a source for the piece of info, I would change the punctuation to be in line with Wikipedia standards. It's not as if I'm including a direct, specifically worded quote from the source, which would go in quotation marks (and include a "[sic]" to indicate incorrectness in the source). Since I'm just sourcing a fact, I can change it to the correct wording/punctuation.
I believe these examples bolster my argument that the name of a mascot should (generally, with exceptions) be treated as a singular word within Wikipedia. I'll keep reading though. Jessicapierce (talk) 06:45, 7 June 2017 (UTC)
Whether 'Boys Soccers' is grammatically incorrect or not is moot. OSAA sponsors Boys Soccer. It does not sponsor Boys' Soccer. If OSAA deemed fit to call it Boyz Sokker, it should be listed as such and not corrected. Similarly, whether a school chooses to use a grammatically incorrect term for their mascot is the schools choice (perhaps they have a reason of which you are unaware) and not for you to correct. Bcostley (talk) 02:26, 8 June 2017 (UTC)
Right, I take your point. I certainly wouldn't change established facts to fit my idea of "correctness." What I was getting at was that perhaps OSAA ought not be taken as gospel on the phrasing of a mascot's name, since presumably the schools themselves are in control of that.
I'll be sure to use more care around this in the future. I feel like the whole thing can probably be solved by defaulting to "team name" or "nickname" wording. Jessicapierce (talk) 05:16, 9 June 2017 (UTC)
So would you be willing, rather than change "mascot" to singular, to change the field name in the infobox to "team name" or "nickname"? Whether or not we take OSAA as an authority (and I don't care about how they spell "Boys' Soccer"), common sense dictates, to my ear, that in the American pacific northwest, team names are generally referred to in the plural. "Mascot" usually refers to a character anyway, not the name of the team. I think this is a matter of the wrong field being used in the infobox, not a matter of incorrect grammar. Valfontis (talk) 14:32, 9 June 2017 (UTC)
It does sound like that's the best solution, with regards to both grammar and avoiding confusion. Using "team name" or "nickname" (whatever the infobox field is), and the plural, is what I'll do going forward (with a secondary project of going back over the articles I've already edited). Jessicapierce (talk) 02:40, 12 June 2017 (UTC)

Notre Dame[edit]

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Ithaca College "minor" edits[edit]

Hi Jessicapierce,

Thanks for your work on Ithaca College, but JSYK, the sheer volume of your edits here, disqualifies calling that a minor edit. Cheers. X4n6 (talk) 01:45, 23 August 2017 (UTC)

Ok, thanks! Jessicapierce (talk) 03:42, 23 August 2017 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Hello Jessicapierce!

Re:- Snake-class junks. Thanks for your advice & correction. I will try to confirm the source & enter it. Keep up the good work! Regards, ozistry Ozistry (talk) 06:50, 13 September 2017 (UTC)

Thank you + invitation[edit]


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Wilson High School (Los Angeles)[edit]

I see you've made improvements to the Wilson HS page before so I'm contacting you for support. I made many significant improvements in August, and I invite you to look. Since then another editor first deleted a citation with no justification, an anon user undid that change, then that editor deleted the citation again. I didn't notice this until I made another addition to the alumni section in September. At that time I reinserted the citation. That's kind of trivial, but now I find that editor has deleted not just the citation but the whole section of text on "popular culture" that citation was part of. I indicated to that editor (s)he should justify major deletions on the talk page but (s)he just reverted anyway. Please take a look and and if you agree, support me on the talk page. If this turns into an edit war I'm going to have to ask for moderation, but maybe just support from another editor like you will make that person be reasonable and stop.Lapabc (talk) 00:16, 7 October 2017 (UTC)

Sure, I'll be glad to take a look. Jessicapierce (talk) 17:38, 7 October 2017 (UTC)
Looks like a solution was found - I'm glad to see that "Paul Williams" info included on the page, for the sake of clarification. Jessicapierce (talk) 19:22, 7 October 2017 (UTC)

Sidi Fredj[edit]

Hi, due to wealth problem I made a two day stop on Wiki. I created some hundreds lighthouses infobox and checked almost the others. I discovered that some were written in caps and some in minute so I decided, in order to give uniformness, to write all in minute. All the best.Chesipiero (talk) 09:43, 7 October 2017 (UTC)

Ok, I understand. Thank you! Jessicapierce (talk) 17:37, 7 October 2017 (UTC)

Jessica <3

A Fordable[edit]

Thx for the heads up. I'll check my watchlist & fix; if it was citing a modern price, tho, I meant to delete entire. TREKphiler any time you're ready, Uhura 21:17, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

Lina Länsberg - MMA Notability met[edit]

Hi Jessicapierce, I have rollbacked your revert on Lina Lansberg on removing the tag. Please read WP:MMANOT to note a MMA fighter needs 3 fights under top tier promoter ( in this case is UFC). The fight has just finished in Poland. Citations added. Thank you for the contribution and checking on the article.CASSIOPEIA (talk) 18:41, 21 October 2017 (UTC)

Hi, thanks for the message. I was going to get in touch with you about this edit as well, but was having browser issues. I apologize for not realizing the fight took place on the 22nd in a different time zone than mine - that was short-sighted of me. All day I've had the date wrong in my mind, and so I thought the fight was still several days in the future, which clearly would have been an error! That, combined with the citation error, was why I reverted your changes. Anyway, the article looks just fine now. Thank you for explaining! Jessicapierce (talk) 19:12, 21 October 2017 (UTC)