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Punctuation[edit]

Looking at your recent edits to Elizabeth F. Ellet: I assume you are not aware of Wikipedia policy on punctuation? Generally speaking, the project uses logical quotes – which usually means that punctuation falls outside of quotation marks, as in "The Raven". (Rather than "The Raven.") --Midnightdreary (talk) 11:56, 20 April 2011 (UTC)


I see that you are doing some editing[edit]

at Howard Zinn, a somewhat controversial article – for a controversial man. I will urge you to put something, anything,on your user page. This will change your name at your edits from red to blue, giving your edits 37% more acceptability. Just a suggestion. Einar aka Carptrash (talk) 01:11, 28 December 2011 (UTC)

Hi there; saw your edit at the de Saussure article. You may interested in joining the SFL taskforce, which is not very active, but we hold hope it might prompt some improvements in this field. Best wishes. Tony (talk) 13:58, 1 February 2012 (UTC)
You seem to have a good eye for upper/lower case and punctuation. You're off to a good start. If you need any encouragement or if you have any questions, please visit my talk page. I second Carptrash's suggestion about putting a little something on your user page. Happy editing! Chris the speller yack 17:20, 14 February 2013 (UTC)

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  • Mike Duffy article criminal charges section your thank you vote... Thanks for voting that you liked my entry... It means alot when writers encourage other writers on facebook given this fifedom like territorial Alpha predatory ambient of some territorial editors... Thank you. Hopefully the RCMP and whomever is conducting the inquiry will provide details of the charges so I can flesh out that one sentence. But it was very very pleasurable for me to write it. As well as Micheal Sona getting arrested for tampering with the Robocalls.

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David Murdock MacPherson entry[edit]

Generally speaking, Wikipedia can deal rather well with multiple spellings of a person's name and so, generally speaking, the use of a particular spelling variation should not cause problems. If an editor believes that another spelling is more appropriate, then normally they would just update the article in question. Note that it would be appropriate to note that other spellings do occur since the "McPherson" spelling is used in most of the sources currently listed for the article including his entry in the Ontario Legislative Assembly and the Canadian Parliamentary Companion and some other publications from his era. The Canadian Dictionary of Biography appears to prefer "Macpherson" as a spelling.

On the subject of spelling, Wikipedia distinguishes between user names Ontarioboy and OntarioBoy so I was somewhat confused by the signature on your note. --Big_iron (talk) 20:21, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

Thank you for your assistance. I have made the requisite changes according to accepted modern sources as well as local usage (MacPherson). I am left with the inability to change the main entry name header which should read "David Murdock MacPherson" May I call on your advice for this?OntarioBoy 02:00, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

I moved the page, which also required some cleanup. --Big_iron (talk) 11:13, 26 July 2015 (UTC)

Your email to me[edit]

Hi Ontarioboy - I received the following from you via email this morning, "This reference takes us to the Wayback Machine entry on the 2009 Scotch Whisky standards. However these standards are best referenced directly from the legislation as has been done on the entry for Scotch Whisky.

In the same vein, Canadian Whisky standards are best referenced to the original online standards which I am installing by hand directly.

Now what?"
Your email came out of the blue, so I was quite confused, but I guess you're talking about the edit by Cyberbot II dated Aug 25th (6 days ago). If that's the case, my response would be for you to carry on with adding a reference to the standards that you're "installing by hand directly". Regards, PKT(alk) 14:57, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

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Internal links[edit]

Please be careful when you add internal links, as you did in this edit - it went to entirely the wrong person. Thanks. Ghmyrtle (talk) 19:15, 2 February 2016 (UTC)

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