User talk:Rothorpe

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2.0 film controversy[edit]

A few editors keep insisting that this film (2.0 (film))is the most expensive in Asia refusing to accept any evidence. Gave a massive list of evidence but still refuses, do not know if they are just patriotic. Could you look at the Talk page and make any neccessary changes. — Preceding unsigned comment added by LouisdeBourbon (talkcontribs) 09:50, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

I don't know... User:Corinne, could you look into this, please? Rothorpe (talk) 15:19, 15 May 2017 (UTC)
I don't know, either. I see the discussion at Talk:2.0 (film)#Part two: Dispute about "most expensive film in Asia" and the various edits in the revision history of the article. Perhaps Capankajsmilyo can help sort this out.  – Corinne (talk) 15:32, 15 May 2017 (UTC)

German Peasants' War[edit]

Hello, Rothorpe - Do you think the commas are needed here in German Peasants' War?  – Corinne (talk) 19:05, 20 May 2017 (UTC)

No, but I do think they make it more readable. Rothorpe (talk) 01:05, 21 May 2017 (UTC)
O.K. Thanks!  – Corinne (talk) 14:13, 22 May 2017 (UTC)

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh[edit]

Hello, Rothorpe - I'm now resuming copy-editing Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. I'm nearly finished. In the section Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh#Affiliated organisations, I see the past participle "deputed". I figured it meant "deputized", but I had never seen it before, so I looked depute up in Wiktionary and found that it is a verb: to depute. Would you leave it as it is or change it to "deputized" or "deputised"? Have you ever heard "depute/deputed" used?  – Corinne (talk) 02:32, 31 May 2017 (UTC)

I don't think I have, but it matches meaning nº3 exactly, so I reckon it's fine. Who knows, in India it might be quite common. Rothorpe (talk) 02:38, 31 May 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, very true. I'm surprised to see you using "I reckon", which is very common in certain parts of the U.S. – I would say south and southwest. Is that also common in British English?  – Corinne (talk) 03:45, 31 May 2017 (UTC)
I reckon so, yes. Rothorpe (talk) 12:43, 31 May 2017 (UTC)
Face-grin.svg  – Corinne (talk) 16:45, 31 May 2017 (UTC)

Taung Child[edit]

Hello, Rothorpe - An IP editor has made quite a few edits to Taung Child. I didn't look at all of the edits but I saw enough to make me wonder whether a wholesale revert might be advisable. There are a few small edits that are good, but overall, I don't think they represent an improvement. What do you think? I thought I'd leave it up to you to decide what to do. I hate to discourage a new editor to WP, but... I see three possible approaches:

(a) Leave everything as it is now;

(b) revert everything back to the way it was before; or

(c) take the time to go through every poor edit and explain why it is not an improvement, and change it back.  – Corinne (talk) 00:15, 2 June 2017 (UTC)

I agree with your description. (a) is, as they say, not an option. (c) would be too much work for me, though presumably not for you, but you sound understandably unkeen. So it looks like (b) with a kindly edit summary. Rothorpe (talk) 01:52, 2 June 2017 (UTC)
How can the edit summary accompanying a wholesale revert of so many edits ever be seen as kind? What would you write? Something like, "It was better before", or "It was fine as it was"?  – Corinne (talk) 02:08, 2 June 2017 (UTC)
If that's what you want to say, then yes. But I was thinking of something like: 'Please reinstate these edits a few at a time so we can discuss them on the talk page.' Rothorpe (talk) 02:46, 2 June 2017 (UTC)

Balfour Declaration[edit]

I'm almost finished copy-editing the article Balfour Declaration. I noticed that, for the most part, following the initial use of the phrase "Balfour Declaration", "declaration" is capitalized. I changed one or two from lower-case to capital for consistency, but I'm still wondering whether it really should be capitalized (after first mention). What do you think?  – Corinne (talk) 01:48, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

Funny, I've been thinking about exactly this question recently. I conclude perhaps that to keep capitalizing (should I adopt Oxford spelling? I've always had a soft spot for Zs) after the adjectival bit has been left behind is perhaps rather old-fashioned, and I'd be inclined to drop the capital immediately. I suspect no-one would object. Rothorpe (talk) 01:57, 6 June 2017 (UTC)
I agree that the capital "d" is not necessary. See User talk:Oncenawhile#Balfour Declaration GOCE Copy-Edit, Item 5. In addition to asking you, I thought since the lead coordinator of the GOCE, Miniapolis, was there anyway to answer my other question, I might as well ask him/her about the "d" in "declaration". Let's see if you two agree. Feel free to chime in on any of the other questions I posed there.  – Corinne (talk) 03:35, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

(Edit conflict with myself, see history.) It must be the one at the bottom. I'll have a look tomorrow. Rothorpe (talk) 03:57, 6 June 2017 (UTC)

I fixed the link. It is "Oncenawhile", not "Onceinawhile". There is another editor who selected the user name "Onceinawhile", and I believe the editor "Oncenawhile" requested that editor to change their user name. I think you'll be able to find my posts now if you use the link above.  – Corinne (talk) 17:37, 6 June 2017 (UTC)
Yes, but there was also he lowercase 'e' of 'Copy-edit' that I spotted and corrected with my last edit, so that now it takes me to the exact place. So did you ask Miniapolis about the D? Rothorpe (talk) 18:13, 6 June 2017 (UTC)