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Orphaned non-free image File:MuggleCast Logo.jpg[edit]

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Somme edit[edit]

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The en dash in a range is always unspaced, except when at least one endpoint of the range includes at least one space.

23 July 1790 – 1 December 1791, not 23 July 1790–1 December 1791 14 May – 2 August 2011, not 14 May–2 August 2011 10:30 pm Tuesday – 1:25 am Wednesday; Christmas Day – New Year's Eve; Christmas 2001 – Easter 2002 1–17 September; February–October 2009; 1492? – 7 April 1556 Best absorbed were wavelengths in the range 28 mm – 17 m.

thanks.Keith-264 (talk) 08:21, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know, Keith-264! I'll have to further educate myself on the differences between hyphens, en dashes, and em dashes since I've always just treated something unspaced as a hyphen and something spaced as a dash. The Wikipedia page on dashes states the following: "In most uses of en dashes, such as when used in indicating ranges, they are closed up to the joined words. It is only when en dashes take the role of em dashes – for example, in setting off parenthetical statements such as this one – that they take spaces around them." It's interesting that Wikipedia itself would say something different in its MoS.JustAMuggle (talk) 00:42, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

Yeah, I know that feelin'. ;O) I ended up going through loads of pages putting spaces back and closing ranges within months. So much for my English O level. Keith-264 (talk) 06:36, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

a note about units[edit]

According to the Manual of Style, a non-breaking space or {{nowrap}} should be used to prevent a linebreak between a unit of measurement and its quantity. Refer to Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Dates and numbers#Unit_names_and_symbols. Therefore you should not have removed the non-breaking spaces in Lake Berryessa. Would you kindly put them back? If you have questions, I'm here to help. —Stepheng3 (talk) 18:32, 24 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for letting me know, Stepheng3! I never knew what the   was for as opposed to a space and just found it annoying and distracting while trying to read Wikipedia articles in the backend. I've fixed it on the page and will keep that in mind for future edits. JustAMuggle (talk) 00:55, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
You're welcome. It's a pleasure collaborating with you. —Stepheng3 (talk) 01:06, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

Mojave Desert[edit]

Hi, Pocketthis! If you'll read this page on restrictive clauses, it might help clear up why there needs to be a comma after "Las Vegas" in this sentence: "The Mojave metropolitan areas include Las Vegas which is the largest city in the Mojave with a metropolitan population of around 1.9 million in 2006; Lancaster, the largest California city in the desert; and over 850,000 people live in areas of the Mojave attached to the Greater Los Angeles metropolitan area, including Palmdale and Lancaster, (referred to as the Antelope Valley), Victorville, Apple Valley and Hesperia (referred to as the Victor Valley) attached to the Inland Empire metropolitan area, the 14th largest in the nation; and St. George in the northeastern-most part of the Mojave." Feel free to let me know if you have any questions! JustAMuggle (talk) 06:44, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

  • I didn't remove the comma after Las Vegas. I removed it after the word: 'there', and it wasn't even in the paragraph you are referring to. Learn how to see what edits were made by the last editor before you offer to give another editor grammar lessons. Grammar is one of my strong points; I really don't need any help understanding it. However, it is very kind of you to offer. Also, I created your user page so your name will appear blue, but, I'm sure your face will be red after you read my reply. Oh well....you're just a muggle........:)-Pocketthis (talk) 14:51, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

Nope, no red face here, Pocketthis. Looking at the differences in edits (https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Mojave_Desert&diff=627289978&oldid=627289799) and the updated page, it appears that you did remove that comma (and reinsert the colon after "includes"). If not, please kindly let me know what I'm missing. I don't want to make this mistake again if it is indeed the case. Concerning the comma before "including," I was taught/had thought that a comma before "including" was always necessary because it introduces a nonrestrictive clause. What I'm looking up online seems to support this, but I'm not positive. Thanks for creating my user page! I always thought it was just red because it was my own. :] (P.S. I hope "your just a muggle" was tongue in cheek after "Grammar is one of my strong points." ;)) JustAMuggle (talk) 22:10, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

  • All I did was to "undue" your revision; I added nothing. Look at the edit again; it was just a reversal of your edit. It was the removal of the comma after the word "there". Unbeknownst to me, you had other edits lower in the page that my reversal also removed. That was the misunderstanding. The colon and the other changes reappeared after my reversal. You thought I added them, but they were there before your edit was made. That clears up this mess. You are correct about there being a comma needed in the other section after the word Las Vegas. I have put that comma there just now. Yes, there is a smiley face after my "you're just a muggle" comment...:) -Pocketthis (talk) 16:45, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Nice edit there on your earlier post, Pocketthis. ;) Thanks for clearing everything up! JustAMuggle (talk) 17:55, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

You've been cleaning a few articles. Good work.

One thing though, don't change "U.S." to "US" when editing an American subject. Please see WP:NOTUSA. Walter Görlitz (talk) 05:19, 27 November 2014 (UTC)

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Attention: Potions in Harry Potter will be placed for AfD on June 4, 2016[edit]

(You are receiving this notice due to your having made some edits to the article discussed or its talk page sometime during its history)

In November of 2007 Potions in Harry Potter was deleted as a the result of a deletion discussion due to its failure of WP:FICT, WP:PLOT, WP:WAF, and other issues. On June 4, 2015 the article was recreated from content then currently existing on the Magical objects in Harry Potter article. A discussion followed regarding the appropriateness of the recreation. An attempt was made to return this article to a redirect, which was undone a day later. Some months later, a notice was placed on the article's talk page indicating the article would be placed for deletion. A few days ago, the article was placed for proposed deletion. This too was undone.

Throughout the history of the article, which spans more than a decade, it has never had any references. It has always been written in in-universe style. No outside universe perspective has ever been provided. As of June 2016, it will have been tagged for both of these problems for a year. I have asked, begged, and pleaded with people to rewrite this article to no avail. As the article stands (and has always stood), it continues to fail WP:FICT, WP:PLOT, and WP:WAF. There have been suggestions to merge the content back to Magical objects in Harry Potter, but this completely fails to address the failures noted. Where the content exists, either in its own article or as part of another, matters not. The issue is the content itself.

Barring a massive rewrite of the entire article into something that is encyclopedic in its treatment of the subject, I will be placing it for deletion on June 4, 2016. This notice is being sent as a last ditch attempt to find one or more people willing to do something to fix the serious problems extant in this content. Thank you for your attention, --Hammersoft (talk) 17:19, 4 April 2016 (UTC)