User talk:LASirus

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Welcome[edit]

Welcome!

Hello, LASirus, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{helpme}} before the question. Again, welcome! -- Avi (talk) 00:03, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Dating schema[edit]

On wiki, BC/AD is not the most common, BCE/CE appears more often, in my experience, especially when articles relate to religions other than Christianity. Also, per the MoS, one should not change an existing style unless there is very good reason. There have been many discussions over the years about this, as it is somewhat sensitive; I'm sorry this was your first exposure to wiki. -- Avi (talk) 00:03, 24 September 2008 (UTC)

Nevertheless, as per Wikipedia:Manual of Style (dates and numbers)#Year numbering systems, "It is inappropriate for a Wikipedia editor to change from one style to another unless there is a substantive reason." Furthermore, per many a discussion in the talk archives, it is accepted practice not to use BC/AD in articles that are important to religions other than Christianity. I'm sorry if you find that not to your liking, but it is the current consensus to the best of my knowledge. Thank you. -- Avi (talk) 02:43, 25 September 2008 (UTC)
As above, please stop doing this. — Gareth Hughes (talk) 23:48, 4 October 2008 (UTC)