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- 1 Nicolae Iorga
- 2 Temperature in Kelvin
- 3 It's to it is
- 4 Precious again
- 5 A cookie for you!
- 6 Barnstar
- 7 Fixing my systematic typo
- 8 WP:CITEVAR
- 9 Precious anniversary
- 10 A Fan For You!
- 11 16 July 2016 thank you
- 12 Tireless effort
- 13 Reference errors on 17 August
- 14 A barnstar for you!
- 15 A barnstar for you!
- 16 Your AWB vandalism
- 17 AWB for aka -> a.k.a.
- 18 New Wikiproject!
- 19 aka is ok
- 20 Thank you.
- 21 Subchannel notability
- 22 MOS:HEAD issues
- 23 Formatting in List of Judicial Committee of the Privy Council cases originating in Canada, 1900–09
- 24 Thanks!
Hi. I want to thank you for this, but could I persuade you to change all citations to that new format? Changing just a random selection places a burden on the other editors to change the rest, and I frankly find that more tiresome than reverting your edit. Please see my point. Dahn (talk) 13:14, 29 June 2014 (UTC)
- Sure, I'll do that. I probably ran out of time or got tired. Hey, someone's gotta do that tiresome stuff, right? :) --LilHelpa (talk) 16:06, 29 June 2014 (UTC)
Temperature in Kelvin
I noticed that you changed "K" to "°K" in this edit. I'd like to let you know that, unlike °C, the temperature unit Kelvin is never combined with a degrees sign. Also, in proper spoken language "degrees Kelvin" is not used. --JorisvS (talk) 18:32, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
- Ah. Thanks for letting me know. I was uneasy about that one and had a feeling I should have left it alone. LilHelpa (talk) 18:35, 20 October 2014 (UTC)
It's to it is
I'm not sure where the manual of style on contractions, Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Abbreviations, states that we shouldn't use contractions in prose. Perhaps you could show me. Walter Görlitz (talk) 21:33, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
- Re: your message on my talk page, I can quickly reference MOS:CONTRACTION, but I'm not sure how you are defining "prose". Generally speaking I try to avoid expanding contractions in things like articles recapping episodes of shows, etc. My understanding of this issue is based on another MOS section indicating that contractions 1) do not sound encyclopedic and 2) are less clear in meaning. - LilHelpa (talk) 21:43, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
- See also MOS:ABBR from which I quote: "A contraction is an abbreviation of one or more words that has some or all of the middle letters removed but retains the first and final letters (e.g. Mr and aren't). Missing letters are replaced by an apostrophe in multiple-word contractions. Multiple-word contractions should not be used . . . " (italics mine) -LilHelpa (talk) 21:53, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
|Thank you for your touch-ups in the Garage rock article. I appreciate them very much. Garagepunk66 (talk) 22:55, 8 September 2015 (UTC)|
|The Working Man's Barnstar|
|I've noticed that you've reviewed a lot of my articles, which is a pretty thankless task, so I reckon you deserve a barnstar! Thanks for the hard work! Alarichall (talk) 16:15, 17 December 2015 (UTC)|
Fixing my systematic typo
Dear LilHelpa, I'd like to apologize and thank you at the same time for all the copy-edit you did on articles containing my systematic typo "caculated". It's quite "amazing" I never noticed this mistake in the template I used so many times. I will fix that now. Thx, Rfassbind – talk 23:24, 10 January 2016 (UTC)
- (talk page stalker) @Johnbod: I've logged this at Phabricator. As a workaround, I've made an edit at Art of Mesopotamia that should stop this happening again. -- John of Reading (talk) 07:27, 17 February 2016 (UTC)
- Thanks for the heads-up, @Johnbod: and thanks again, Sir John of Reading. --LilHelpa (talk) 12:14, 17 February 2016 (UTC)
|... you were recipient
no. 29 of Precious,
a prize of QAI!
- Time flies! I think of you often... but bury myself in our important work with what time I can spare. Best regards --LilHelpa (talk) 12:12, 19 February 2016 (UTC)
A Fan For You!
Spidersmilk has given you a Fan! Fans are good for two reasons: They blow air and allow hot wikipedians to cool off, and also cheer them on when they need it, Just like a fan of a football or basketball team. Cool off, and enjoy the cheering and the breeze. Hopefully this one has made your day better. You can spread "WikiLove" and "wikicheers" by giving someone else some a fan, whether it be someone you have had disagreements with in the past, a good friend, or someone who just needs a some fan to cheer them on and/or a good, refreshing breeze.
16 July 2016 thank you
|16 July 2016|
|The Hard Worker's Barnstar|
|Thanks for your ongoing fixes to typos etc. across so many articles across the years. I have lost count of the times you have rectified minor errors to text I have adjusted or populated. You contribute tirelessly, and needless to say, I admire your ongoing efforts.Kieronoldham (talk) 00:13, 5 August 2016 (UTC)|
Reference errors on 17 August
Hello, I'm ReferenceBot. I have automatically detected that an edit performed by you may have introduced errors in referencing. It is as follows:
A barnstar for you!
|The Writer's Barnstar|
|thanks for your help Csulaguy (talk) 02:33, 26 August 2016 (UTC)|
|The Editor's barnstar|
|Thank you for your help. I created one article newly at late night but still within some hours you have fixed typo error and spelling error. This shows the spirit of you in your job and this kind of service will help a lot for wikipedia to maintain it's standards in it's article.This also will reduce the burden of the article creators since they can concentrate more on collecting and adding information rather than typo erros and grammatical errors.Thanks for your great help!! Your guidance and service is needed for all my articles!!!JosephStalinUSSR (talk) 02:33, 26 August 2016 (UTC)|
A barnstar for you!
|The Copyeditor's Barnstar|
|Thank you for going through https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ninja_Senshi_Tobikage and finding the grammatical error. Your diligence is most appreciated! Miss muffet (talk) 12:38, 6 October 2016 (UTC)|
Your AWB vandalism
Your edit (diff) to Mirza Abu Taleb Khan suggests that you have not quite mastered AWB and/or wikipedia references. You amended references in the form <ref name="Note 1" group="Note"> to <ref name="Note 1 group=Note">, which royally buggers things up. If you compare the notes and references section of the article under your version, and the prior version, you'll see the effect. I hope that you have not been making a habit of doing this. Please be very much more careful in future. thanks --Tagishsimon (talk) 01:05, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
- I see what you mean. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I'm not sure I agree that it "royally buggers things up". I think it just buggers them up. Rest assured, I believe that this is the first time I've buggered things up in this manner. --LilHelpa (talk) 03:00, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
- This has been reported as a bug, but the fixed version has not been released yet. Until then, unfortunately, it is one more thing to watch for before saving each edit. -- John of Reading (talk) 07:42, 22 November 2016 (UTC)
AWB for aka -> a.k.a.
Hi. You seem to be replacing aka with a.k.a. in AWB. In this edit though, you changed the named parameter of an infobox template. The parameter has to be named aka. Please check your AWB to ensure it won't break infoboxes or other templates. -- ferret (talk) 22:41, 2 January 2017 (UTC)
- Thanks for the alert. I did notice this in infoboxes and thought I had skipped all of them. -LilHelpa (talk) 22:43, 2 January 2017 (UTC)
- (talk page stalker) If your "find" rule is
\baka\b, you can avoid this mistake by changing it to
\baka\b(?!\s*=). -- John of Reading (talk) 07:08, 3 January 2017 (UTC)
- (talk page stalker) If your "find" rule is
Hello, LilHelpa! I saw you recently edited a page related to the Green party and green politics. There is a new WikiProject that has been formed - WikiProject Green Politics and I thought this might be something you'd be interested in joining! So please head on over to the project page and take a look! Thanks for your time. Me-123567-Me (talk) 03:54, 23 January 2017 (UTC)
aka is ok
Hi LilHelpa, just for your information, regarding this: there is no need to change "aka" to "a.k.a." - see http://www.dictionary.com/browse/aka and more at http://www.onelook.com/?w=aka . And of course, see above. And wp:RETAIN . - Cheers - DVdm (talk) 10:39, 30 January 2017 (UTC)
- @DVdm: In other cases, yes, but not at Wikipedia (we're a notch above, don't you think?). Please see this Manual of Style entry. The MOS entry at RETAIN that you cited refers to consistency in the usage of language varieties within articles. I have attempted to change all instances of aka except those which are part of names (thanks for your fix on that one). Actually, I did learn something by finding the MOS entry to which I directed you, so thanks for that, too, (as well as your vigilance). -LilHelpa (talk) 11:55, 30 January 2017 (UTC)
Good evening, LilHelpa.
I noticed that you have corrected my blooper; yes - this is the most typical one for me. I know how negative can be an impact of such blunders on the perception of the text as a whole: it is, probably, similar with the only one mistake, made by a musician throughout the entire performance, which will cast a shadow over all subsequent act. I am grateful for your help.
All the very best.
I see that you improperly removed a notability notice from WBNG-DT2. The reason is clear - it is unsourced. Most subchannels are not notable and are written incorrectly as a stand alone TV station when it is just part of a station. This would be like giving the news department of a station its own article just because it exists. There are a few subchannels that might be notable on there own but that is unlikely. The reason has been discussed multiple times at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Television Stations a few years back. Spshu (talk) 14:19, 9 February 2017 (UTC)
- Thanks. I had no idea about that and wish I had left it alone. Went to fix it, but someone beat me to it. -LilHelpa (talk) 14:31, 9 February 2017 (UTC)
I dont know if this interests you but there are many articles (maybe around 20%) that have unnecessary duplication of the article name in section headings (and sometimes unnecessary duplication of a section heading in a subsection heading). Section headings are also sometimes wrongly all initial caps. Ref MOS:HEAD. It makes the TOC look more complicated than it needs to be. I am doing what I can. This is just one recent example: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Protest&diff=764914066&oldid=764763936 also https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Facility_management&diff=prev&oldid=765331303 --Penbat (talk) 20:54, 13 February 2017 (UTC)
- I've run into those as well. Will put it on my things to do. I like to switch things up sometimes. Thanks. --LilHelpa (talk) 21:43, 13 February 2017 (UTC)
Formatting in List of Judicial Committee of the Privy Council cases originating in Canada, 1900–09
Also, is there a good way to scan through an article for those kinds of mistakes? I try to go back through, but it's pretty hard to scan bigger articles and get everything. Psychotic Spartan 123 20:25, 26 February 2017 (UTC)