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May 2012[edit]

Welcome to Wikipedia. It might not have been your intention, but your recent edit removed content from American and British English spelling differences with this edit. When removing content, please specify a reason in the edit summary and discuss edits that are likely to be controversial on the article's talk page. If this was a mistake, don't worry; the content has been restored, as you can see from the page history. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia, and if you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. Thank you. (ESkog)(Talk) 02:17, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

Hi, and thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. It appears that you recently tried to give Organization a different title by copying its content and pasting either the same content, or an edited version of it, into another page with a different name. This is known as a "cut and paste move", and it is undesirable because it splits the page history, which is needed for attribution and various other purposes. Instead, the software used by Wikipedia has a feature that allows pages to be moved to a new title together with their edit history.

In most cases, once your account is four days old and has ten edits, you should be able to move an article yourself using the "Move" tab at the top of the page. This both preserves the page history intact and automatically creates a redirect from the old title to the new. If you cannot perform a particular page move yourself this way (e.g. because a page already exists at the target title), please follow the instructions at requested moves to have it moved by someone else. Also, if there are any other pages that you moved by copying and pasting, even if it was a long time ago, please list them at Wikipedia:Cut and paste move repair holding pen. Thank you. ... discospinster talk 02:18, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

Hello![edit]

Hi there! Just wanted to reach out and say hey! It seems like you recently got started editing on the Wiki... please don't hesitate to get in touch with me via my talk page if you have any questions! Theopolisme TALK 08:13, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia. Although everyone is welcome to contribute to Wikipedia, at least one of your recent edits, such as the one you made to Sid Meier's Colonization with this edit, did not appear to be constructive, and has been reverted or removed. Please use the sandbox for any test edits you would like to make, and read the welcome page to learn more about contributing constructively to this encyclopedia. Thank you. Jim1138 (talk) 09:03, 29 May 2012 (UTC)


Speedy deletion of "Sid Meier's Colonisation"[edit]

A page you created, Sid Meier's Colonisation, has been tagged for deletion, as it meets one or more of the criteria for speedy deletion; specifically, it is vandalism.

You are welcome to contribute content which complies with our content policies and any applicable inclusion guidelines. However, please do not simply re-create the page with the same content. You may also wish to read our introduction to editing and guide to writing your first article.

Thank you. Jim1138 (talk) 09:04, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

In a recent edit, you changed one or more words or styles from one national variety of English to another. Because Wikipedia has readers from all over the world, our policy is to respect national varieties of English in Wikipedia articles.

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In view of that, please don't change articles from one version of English to another, even if you don't normally use the version in which the article is written. Respect other people's versions of English. They, in turn, should respect yours. Other general guidelines on how Wikipedia articles are written can be found in the Manual of Style. If you have any questions about this, you can ask me on my talk page or visit the help desk. Thank you. Jim1138 (talk) 09:08, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

Please stop![edit]

You are going through articles making spelling changes such as civilization to civilisation, even when the title of the article spells it with a z, even when the manufactures of a game such as Civlization spell it with a z. This is not helpful (and you changed the word 'a' to 'an' in a quotation - the original was 'a' and we obviously shouldn't change quotations). Please read WP:ENGVAR. The International Organisation for Standardization uses a 'z', do you really think we should use an 's' for the title of its article? Dougweller (talk) 09:17, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

In general, you are going around making highly unconstructive edits. You really need to stop editing for a bit and start watching how the project functions or you're going to find yourself being blocked. GDallimore (Talk) 10:13, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

Civilization v. Civilisation[edit]

Different countries spell it different ways. If you change the spelling to your preference, then someone else will likely change it back. Please avoid starting a war and leave things in their original spelling. Thanks Jim1138 (talk) 09:22, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

Thank you for your edit to the disambiguation page SA. However, please note that disambiguation pages are not articles; rather, they are meant to help readers find a specific article quickly and easily. From the disambiguation do's and don'ts, you should:

  • Only list articles that readers might reasonably be looking for
  • Use short sentence fragment descriptions, which should not end with punctuation
  • Use only one navigable link ("blue link") in each entry, and avoid red links
  • Do not pipe links—keep the full title of the article visible
  • Do not insert external links

Thank you. This is a dab page, it should not be changed into a redirect. Dougweller (talk) 09:22, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

British Raj[edit]

This edit [1] changed 'reign' to 'rule', although it's clearly sourced to the OED which says 'reign', and you didn't change the source. On the other hand, your edit at Labour Day was constructive. Dougweller (talk) 11:26, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

If you want to continue editing[edit]

You will have to start responding to comments from other editors. This is, after all, a cooperative enterprise and can't function well without discussion. So, please start entering into discussion, and also please start using edit summaries regularly. Thanks. Dougweller (talk) 13:46, 29 May 2012 (UTC)

sorry I didn't realise that I could reply by editing the message till I asked a friend.

Fox Disambiguation listed at Redirects for discussion[edit]

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An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Fox Disambiguation. Since you had some involvement with the Fox Disambiguation redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion (if you have not already done so). Dougweller (talk) 09:51, 30 May 2012 (UTC)