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IE7[edit]

=I wasn't saying anyone was lying. Even I found IE to be slow, especially on AJAX-heavy pages - even locking up the UI thread (thats blasphemous!). I just said that unless backed by some source, we cannot put it, no matter what our own experience is. --soumসৌমোyasch 08:46, 19 November 2006 (UTC)

Yep. I totally agree with that. I saw a review on a Slashdotted article, days after IE7 was released, doing the speed tests. Can't find that now.:( --soumসৌমোyasch 09:32, 19 November 2006 (UTC)

MyWay-related posts[edit]

Myway[edit]

Hi, it looks like someone is trying to remove the good research you have done on Myway. The person has the login "Kirk_lawrence". There also happens to be an employee by that name at Ask Jeeves, which owns Myway. When doing a google search for "Myway Searchbar", your page is the first to come up, generating a lot of negative publicity for Myway / Ask Jeeves.

The page "Myway Searchbar" was moved to "Myway Speedbar", which has no info on spyware.

I have undone the move, but you may want to keep a watch on this stuff.

It is unclear to me what the difference between Myway Speedbar and Myway Searchbar is.

Alan Rockefeller (Talk - contribs) 23:50, 9 February 2007 (UTC)




That is correct. I am the director of Customer Support for IAC Search & Media. I'd really like to get in touch offline - why don't you send me an email at klawrence at ask d0t c0m, and I'll reply with relevant information to help you discern the fact from the fiction

  • Provide me with an e-mail address or a telephone number. Is your email ------@ask.com?

Yes, that is correct klawrence @ the search engine (easiest to type), or @IACSAM.com. Please do get in touch.

Also, your company seems to operate many sock puppets that compromise the MyWay articles' accuracy. Also, don't use open-mindedness and neutrality to mask the fact that your products are spyware.SteveSims 22:41, 6 March 2007 (UTC)

Myway Message[edit]

> The user kirk_lawrence is claiming to be IAC Search and Media's communications director.

I totally believe him. This thing came to my attention when I was watching the "recent changes", looking for vandalism to revert. (for fun) I saw the myway searchbar article get redirected to a page with no content, and when I looked at the users contributions, I was appalled. Here was a real marketing guy from a spyware company removing info from wikipedia about his products, right before my very eyes. I added all the relevant myway pages to my watchlist, and it has been really enjoyable to watch obviously the same guy come back with different usernames, trying to stamp the spyware info out.

> I will probably contact an administrator with IAC's attempts to skew the MyWay article so that it doesn't appear to be spyware.

I am not quite sure what an administrator could do about this, maybe because I am very new to wikipedia.

He hasn't really made any unreasonable changes yet, but he is certainly threatening to do so. :)

Can't wait for the big revision. It will be a big load of crap with some useful info in there, and will need to be heavily edited for accuracy. If it so unreasonable that it becomes relevant, we would need to add a section to the article documenting the corporations attempts to modify reality.

I will always back you up, in any case.

> Will you back me up, and keep an eye on the MyWay page too?

I watch all the myway related pages, even zwinky! I will probably continue to do so for the next 50 years or so, just because it is really entertaining.

Alan Rockefeller (Talk - contribs) 03:23, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

Re: Myway[edit]

You are allowed to contact a Admin. I will keep an eye on it anyways. - Mike Beckham 11:22, 7 March 2007 (UTC)

From IAC Search and Media, the company that owns MyWay[edit]

Well Steve, Since you won't communicate with me, you leave me no choice but to take this to Wikipedia themselves to get a resolution.

They're baaaaaaaaaacccck!!![edit]

Our good friends and business partners at IAC Search and Media‎ have returned!

I was just thinking about them today.

The one guy seems to be really close to me, only 5 traceroute hops, apparently in communication with his friend in France who hit IAC Search and Media‎ this morning.

Its good to talk to you; what have you been up to?

Alan Rockefeller (Talk - contribs) 05:01, 26 April 2007 (UTC)

Kirk_Lawrence 22:27, 22 March 2007 (UTC)

pop-up blocker[edit]

Hi Steve... I'm not sure what to say about your situation with the pop-up blocker that can fix the problem for sure. Maybe you did disable the pop-up blocker, but maybe some nefarious (or bumbling) piece of software did it for you? Hmmm. Try this: Go back to the web site, and when you hit the page with pop-ups, an icon will appear on the status bar... second box from the left. Click it and have a look through the options to see if you can change things. If nothing else, you can go to Tools -> Internet Options -> Advanced tab, and hit "Reset...". That'll change IE completely back to the out-of-the-box default. After that, go into Tools -> Manage Add-ons and re-enable the add-ons you want, like Flash or Quicktime. Hope this helps, good luck! -/- Warren 02:42, 5 March 2007 (UTC)

Licence is the noun, license is the verb.[edit]

Hi, thanks for catching the "news paper" typo on Permissive and copyleft licences, but the other change you made was a false positive. LicenCe is the noun, and licenSe is the verb. This is true for UK, Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand (and India). In the USA, they use "license" for both (and the Philippines). Gronky 13:02, 14 March 2007 (UTC)

Metrication of Mount Rainier[edit]

Please see Talk:Mount Rainier#Metrication for an explanation of why I reverted your changes to metricize Mount Rainier. -- Patleahy 21:40, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

Reply[edit]

Thanks for letting me know, but in the future, you should probably try WP:AIV. Cheers, Khoikhoi 03:52, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

argument map image typos[edit]

Thanks for letting me know Steve, it also has another typo in the upper right green box: "If more roads were build (sic)". I spend a lot of time on them to make sure that no significant terms appear by themselves (logical structure) but they are all filled with typos. Grumpyyoungman01 05:18, 16 April 2007 (UTC)

Office Open XML[edit]

I reverted your vandalism on the Office Open XML article. Changing the article to put openoffice spam in first line of the article is just not acceptable. This particular article is often a target of anti-microsoft and/or odf supporter edits and I am tempted to report suchs incidents but I in a quick glance have not seen any evidence on your other contributions of such incidents so there seems no reason for that. I will however report future atempts to alter the Office Open XML article for adding more blatant OpenOffice spammoring according with WP:AIV. hAl 09:33, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

I've undone the revert, as it was evidently not vandalism: please see discussion at Talk:Office Open XML#OpenOffice.org link. Thanks, Clicketyclack 10:57, 20 April 2007 (UTC)
It might seem was was hasty in my conclusion as I did see a lot of people trying to slip in links in the Office Open XML article to OpenDocument en OpenOffice.org and other ODF related articles and websites in support of Opendocument in what is sometimes called 'the office format war'. I apologize for possible offence. hAl 11:56, 20 April 2007 (UTC)

SSA stats and figures[edit]

Official links are on the talk page. You want them, you should check it out. More stats and figures than you would want to see.

KV(Talk) 02:10, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

Editing Image:Mozilla-firefox-usage-data.svg[edit]

How did you edit this image with a text editor? I'd like to update it (and other SVG usage share charts), but when I right click to save it the default filename is "Image:Mozilla-firefox-usage-data.svg.png" and when I change the extension to a pure PNG, the file will not open in Inkscape and appears as gibberish in Notepad and gedit. I use Linux but I've tested it on Windows XP computers and I still can't modify it. SteveSims 02:42, 5 July 2007 (UTC)

Download the SVG rather than the rasterized image ;) Since most browsers don't support SVG, mediawiki rasterises SVG images before displaying them ... You need to right click and save the image via the link with its name, underneath the image. Then just open it with your text editor or Inkscape. But if you use Inkscape try to clean it up before uploading it ;) Inkscape spits out a load of crap. --Tene 12:26, 6 July 2007 (UTC)

*buntu Userbox Icons[edit]

Hi, much better second attempt at those images, one thing I would say though, whenever you do any more userbox images, make the size of the image (in the image syntax) 45px, for example

[[Image:test.png|45px]]

This way the userbox doesn't get stretched, oh and also, could make two sorts of those images for the Ubuntu Studio and Goobuntu userboxes, that way all of them would fit in with eachother. Oh and last of all, I can see you have a profile on wikimedia commons, (or maybe that isn't you) if you upload them there, they can be used for all wikimedia projects which is a lot more useful than just limiting it to the English Wikipedia. > Rugby471 talk 06:40, 8 July 2007 (UTC)


Ha ha, very good :-) > Rugby471 talk 08:03, 8 July 2007 (UTC)

Yes, use these colors ( they are in html value )

  1. 292929
    -Outline of circle thing
  2. 009bf9
    -Circles

And lose the circle in the middle. Have fun !

Hi, good work on all of those icons, I know it wasn't anyhting fantastic (as you wrote on the image's page!) but it was a great idea and so I'm going to award you this :-

GDBarnstar1.png The Minor Graphic Designer's Barnstar
I award you this barnstar on your innovative work on the *buntu userbox icons > Rugby471 talk 15:55, 11 July 2007 (UTC) .

Spelling Mistake[edit]

Found it gramm * e * r > Rugby471 talk 07:41, 26 July 2007 (UTC)


Ubuntu-icon-pd2.png[edit]

Can you make another version of Ubuntu-icon-pd2.png, but with the circles outside the curves? —Some Person 23:47, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

FYI[edit]

Don't worry, deleting the "pimp" userbox won't delete your whole userpage. The reason the deletion message comes up on your main userpage is because the userbox is transcluded on to your page, so the deletion notification automatically appears as well. If you don't want the deletion message there, you can substitute the userbox for the time being. WaltonOne 17:25, 7 September 2007 (UTC)

Pimp Userbox[edit]

Userbox[edit]

Can we discuss about your pimp userbox some? I think it doesn't exactly fall within a good taste and pimping is considered a crime in most places. Someone I edit with insists on keeping this userbox on a userpage just because it exists. I think I could propose it for deletion but I ask first what do you think. The easiest way would be that you deleted it yourself with {{db-userreq}}. Thank you. :) Rhanyeia 11:01, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

Pimp Userbox[edit]

I've added my piece, and will keep an eye on the matter. Best of luck, I'll do more if I think I can. Jay 02:04, 8 September 2007 (UTC)

This seems to be going nowhere. KP Botany obviously has NO idea what we're talking about, and he's the only one fighting against it anymore. What do you wanna do? Jay 05:26, 8 September 2007 (UTC)
If something on your user page is making a few editors upset, is it really that important to keep it on there? Voluntarily deleting the Pimp Userbox before the close of the MfD would be a nice gesture. -- Jreferee (Talk) 22:12, 10 September 2007 (UTC)

Pimps[edit]

I don't support pimps on Wikipedia, and if you had read my talk page, you would have seen that. I am grossly offended by the pimp user box and put it on my user page to draw attention to it so someone would seek deletion. Do you know anything about pimping, by the way? KP Botany 02:41, 8 September 2007 (UTC)

Minor edits[edit]

Hi, please do not mark edits like these as minor — you are changing the meaning of the statement, which users watching the article typically want to be aware of. You should only mark edits as minor when they don't change the meaning (e.g. spelling, formatting, etc). Have a look at WP:MINOR if you haven't already. -- intgr [talk] 01:55, 24 September 2007 (UTC)


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No free alternatives does not mean that fair use automatically applies to all low-res copyrighted images that might work. It did not "illustrate the subject," it just served to deride Vista (as crappy as it may be). The article was speedy deleted in the meantime by another admin so the point is effectively moot. Fair use is not a blanket reason to use copyrighted material, it is only to be used when necessary. Wikipedia:Non-free content criteria reads: "Significance. Non-free content is used only if its presence would significantly increase readers' understanding of the topic, and its omission would be detrimental to that understanding. Non-free media files are not used if they can be replaced by text that serves a similar function." Besides, I'm sure there is plenty of free software that could be considered crapware. Mr.Z-man 01:50, 3 October 2007 (UTC)

Speedy deletion of Zunephone[edit]

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RfD nomination of Zunephone[edit]

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Replied to Zunephone -> Windows Mobile.[edit]

Please check it out here... [1] Mugunth 08:39, 14 October 2007 (UTC)

Image:Norman Sperling.JPG[edit]

Thanks for that image. I hope you don't mind that I modified it, as allowed by the GFDL, by cropping it and adjusting the contrast very slightly. I think it makes a better portrait this way – who cares about that guy in the background anyway? --Kbh3rdtalk 19:56, 20 October 2007 (UTC)

Unit: cm[edit]

Hi Steve, I have nominated the redirect Unit: cm for speedy deletion because the template it redirects to, {{Unit cm}}, has been deleted. Regards, PatLeahy (talk) 02:49, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

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LiNsta Firefox image[edit]

Hello, I was wondering. Do you have an SVG version of the Image:Firefox LiNsta.png? I really like it and I want to use it for an icon, but the PNG doesn't scale right in Ubuntu. Losses to much detail and quality when its scaled down some. Theyain Riyu (talk) 07:05, 12 December 2007 (UTC)


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WHHLPA[edit]

Information.svg Please do not add commentary or your own personal analysis to Wikipedia articles, as you did to Women's Health and Human Life Protection Act. Doing so violates Wikipedia's neutral point of view policy and breaches the formal tone expected in an encyclopedia. Thank you. Groupthink (talk) 05:26, 3 February 2008 (UTC)

Pro-choice implies that it should be the woman's choice, and is used by groups supportive of legalized abortion. Pro-life implies that aborting a fetus destroys a life, and is used by groups opposed to legalized abortion. The terms I use describe both groups, but aren't loaded since neither group uses them to describe themselves, among other reasons. Allow me to explain:

From the pro-life viewpoint, a woman's choice is less important than a baby's life, just as anybody's right to choose to murder somebody is less important than their right to live. On the same token, from a pro-choice viewpoint, a woman's right to choose to abort something that clearly isn't a life is more important than the government's right to tell her otherwise.

So, pro-abortion and anti-abortion only show whether you think abortion should or shouldn't be legal, and don't imply that the other side is anti-choice or anti-life. They're much more neutral and more accurate than pro-choice" and pro-life. SteveSims (talk) 06:02, 3 February 2008 (UTC)


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  • I forgot to log out from a public computer. Sorry about that. SteveSims (talk) 21:07, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

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Gen.Y[edit]

Good edits. DGG (talk) 18:46, 22 March 2008 (UTC)

Examples of well known sockpuppets[edit]

See the sockpuppet talk page for one particular example I think should be included. Or at least looking for an argument against it. SteveCoppock (talk) 22:57, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

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AfD nomination of Legislation sponsored by Ron Paul[edit]

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Two TfD nominations[edit]

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One TFD was closed keep and the other looks likely to be kept also. A consensus of 4 appears to have developed at Template talk:Ron Paul to merge the two templates (plus perhaps Celarnor at TFD). Would appreciate it if you stated there any further desire you might have to woo the other editors toward keeping both, as otherwise someone is likely to conclude the merge by redirecting sooner or later. JJB 18:27, 30 April 2008 (UTC)

Elesha Gayman[edit]

A few months ago, you made this edit to Elesha Gayman. Unfortunately, that information is currently unsourced - would you happen to remember where you found it? --Philosopher Let us reason together. 02:49, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

Thanks! --Philosopher Let us reason together. 03:09, 26 April 2008 (UTC)

Paulville, Texas[edit]

I have just created a new article at Paulville, Texas, and wanted to invite you and a handful of other friends to have first crack at helping to improve it. Cheers! JJB 21:55, 2 May 2008 (UTC)

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AfD nomination of Trevor Lyman[edit]

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Chávez discussion[edit]

You might be interested in this discussion[3]

election maps[edit]

first of all, the maps I made look absolutely presentable that people can look at them and they are faithful to not only the states votes, but to the scheme most universally recognized by the vast majority of people, and because on the 1980-2004 maps, red=Republican blue=Democrat, and most people know this scheme, and has been ingrained in most people, all the maps should have this. Also, the bars under the candidate names and the text colors in the "close states" section should match, otherwise, the maps are confusing, and so is the site then for electoral maps. People should be able to accurately research with this site, and expect consistency, which is important for encyclopedic value. Not to mention, on this page on this page and even on this page use Red=Republican Blue=Democrat, so how can you have both of those, the maps 1980-2004 in that scheme, the bars under the faces of candidates with that scheme, list of close states, but have other maps in the opposite scheme? It makes zero sense! However, if anyone can improve upon my maps, or make the svg. ones like on the 1992-2004 maps, I'll welcome it, if it uses the universally recognized color scheme. Until someone does this, the maps I uploaded look good enough to be on the site. Also, my maps are ALL png.Tallicfan20 (talk) 08:14, 18 May 2008 (UTC)

You did a great job on that 1984 and 1980 svg maps. Are you going to put the 1980 one up or do a 1988 one? Do you think we should make all the maps svg? I also noticed you have the wrong electoral vote numbers on the 1980 map in the different states. Remember, the 1980 census numbers didn't go into effect until after 1980. Tallicfan20 (talk) 00:49, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

Superb job on the new maps, keep em coming. But on some maps, with the faithless electors, I was thinking, like in 1976, if a faithless elector votes for a person of the same party, as one did for Reagan, use a circle around the number in a lighter shade of red for Reagan in 1976. Also, if you could somehow indicate on the 2000 map that one elector from DC abstained. Otherwise, excellent job!Tallicfan20 (talk) 19:58, 23 June 2008 (UTC)
Whats goin on with those other election maps?Tallicfan20 (talk) 08:46, 5 July 2008 (UTC)
Are you going to complete more svg Presidential election maps? Tallicfan20 (talk) 17:09, 31 August 2008 (UTC)
the maps are looking good there, keep em coming! Tallicfan20 (talk) 23:47, 31 August 2008 (UTC)

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Regarding Bill and Hillary Clinton.[edit]

I'm just here to say that Bill Clinton is only considered a Third Way politician because of his fiscal positions (his domestic and foreign policy were both liberal). But if you want to leave him out of the group, that's fine, I can see that. But Hillary Clinton is definitely a liberal. Because of her liberal stances, she sometimes disagreed with her husband. 68.46.26.135 (talk) 01:35, 23 July 2008 (UTC)

Supporting the Death Penalty isn't solely for Conservatives. I know many liberals who support (and I know just as many who oppose it). "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" was made as a compromise after the Republican Revolution, involving the Democrats and Republicans.
The Iraq War was voted on by almost every Democrat in congress--- not just Hillary. 68.46.26.135 (talk) 16:18, 23 July 2008 (UTC)
Okay then, I see what you mean. 68.46.26.135 (talk) 17:44, 27 July 2008 (UTC)

South Ossetia[edit]

Russian soldieres are peacekeepers. It is their official status. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Bestalex (talkcontribs) 16:20, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

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AfD[edit]

I've nominated Obama Republican and McCain Democrat for deletion. Northwestgnome (talk) 18:18, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

Criticism of government response to Hurricane Katrina Image[edit]

The image you are adding to this article is uncited and about an event not refered to anywhere within the article. Please supply a reputable cite that criticises Bush for attending McCain's birthday in relation to government response to Hurricane Katrina. Without a cite the implication of the image and caption is that Bush should have been criticized for doing so, which appears to be your unsupported personal opinion. Thanks. --Escape Orbit (Talk) 09:45, 1 September 2008 (UTC)

I second this motion. McCain has absolutely nothing to do with Hurricane Katrina, which means that its purpose is purely political. It has just as much relevance as a photo of Barack Obama shaking hands with William Ayers on the 2008 US Election page. None. MrDestructo (talk) 00:15, 11 September 2008 (UTC)
MrDestructo: I removed the McCain image from the Criticism of Government Response to Hurricane Katrina page. However, your analogy is false: Bush visited Arizona hours after Katrina hit landfall, while Obama was a child when Ayers bombed the Pentagon. SteveSims (talk) 18:15, 11 September 2008 (UTC)

WP AH[edit]

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California Proposition 11 (2008)[edit]

It seems you made this page redirect to itself. Did you intent to do something else? – Zntrip 05:09, 12 September 2008 (UTC)

That's okay, I just wanted to make sure you were aware of it. I hope to eventually make the page into an actual article so everything should work out. – Zntrip 05:34, 12 September 2008 (UTC)

October 2008[edit]

Please do not insert charged wording as you did with your move of Proposed bailout of United States financial system. - BanyanTree 02:53, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

Swing States, 2004[edit]

Hi. In your image linked above, I noticed you have Colorado colored blue. Colorado went for Bush in 2004, not Kerry. Timmeh! 23:03, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

  • Thanks for notifying me. I'll fix it. SteveSims (talk) 00:35, 7 October 2008 (UTC)

Swing states[edit]

I have noticed you claimed Oregon as a swing state??? Do you care to explain your reasoning????Nissanaltima (talk) 06:26, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

Copy protection move[edit]

Hi,

Twice in six months you have moved copy protection to copy prevention despite there being consensus to have the article at the other title on the talk page. I have moved this back again, and dummy-edited the copy prevention page to prevent further non-admin moves. If you wish to have it moved again, please first establish consensus on the talk page. I don't believe this will be forthcoming, as Wikipedia refers to subjects by their most common name, and not the "correct" one (by whatever metric a user declares). Chris Cunningham (not at work) - talk 13:41, 13 October 2008 (UTC)

Bradley effect[edit]

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Swing states, 2008[edit]

Hi. I'm just wondering, since you uploaded the above linked image, if you could remove Virginia from the states within 5% (change it to the neutral color) as the margin is outside 5%. Thanks. Timmeh! 04:33, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

NC[edit]

Hi, Why is North Carolina gray again? Jcwf (talk) 04:41, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

Calling NC because 100% of the precincts have reported[edit]

100% precincts reporting means that all ballots that were cast on election night were counted. See for example the AK senate race. 100% reporting, but still more than 70,000 votes to be counted (until a few hours ago). Guy0307 (talk) 11:52, 13 November 2008 (UTC)

Page Move[edit]

Just to give you a heads-up, I am moving Pennsylvania State Senate elections, 2008 back to Pennsylvania Senate elections, 2008. You said that moved the pages to avoid confusion with US senate races, which I understand. However, a federal senate election in Pennsylvania would fall under a title pattern like United States Senate election in Pennsylvania, 2006.

The upper house of the Pennsylvania legislature is properly referred to as the "Pennsylvania Senate" or "Senate of Pennsylvania." "Pennsylvania State Senate" is colloquial. I am not sure how other states on Wikipedia do it, but if you take a look, we have election pages for the Pennsylvania Senate all the way back to 2000, for all 50 senate districts, and for all 50 senators. If you are interested, we are always looking for help maintaining those pages. --HoboJones (talk) 16:07, 29 November 2008 (UTC)

AfD which might be of interest to you[edit]

You contributed to the article so I'm letting you know: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/John McCain lobbyist controversy, February 2008 Borock (talk) 10:06, 3 January 2009 (UTC)

Dennis Kucinich[edit]

If you'd like to try your edit in an NPOV manner, I think you might get away with it. Ccady (talk) 14:52, 18 January 2009 (UTC)

Party colour/Party color templates[edit]

I recently undid your moves of several party color templates for Republican, Democratic, and Democratic-Republican. While I understand your desire for the American English spelling, those templates evolved over many years, predominately by a British editor, hence "colour" instead of "color." I agree it is bizarre, but this issue has been debated extensively before (I can't recall or find the discussion right now), and it was determined that colour would remain since the templates are already widespread throughout WP, and major moves or changes could break dozens or articles.

I reverted for several reasons.

  • 1) while it is true American spellings are preferred in American articles, these are templates only and the spelling difference is only apparent when editing the raw text.
  • 2) making moves solely based on a spelling preference is generally frowned upon, particularly if one usage has been the common one in use originally, as with this template.
  • 3) without making corresponding and conforming edits to the templates themselves as well as every article that uses them (dozens if not hundreds of articles use them as well as election templates) the move resulted in articles full of redirects.
  • 4) The manual of style states the "Arbitration Committee has ruled that the Manual of Style is not binding, that editors should not change an article from one guideline-defined style to another without a substantial reason unrelated to mere choice of style."

The MOS also urges against revert warring, so I am notifying you of my changes and my stated reasons for doing so to help clarify my reverts and answer any questions you may have. It is not my intent to get into an edit war with you, and on principal I agree with the intent of your moves (I agree the categories should probably be renamed, as you have done). I was merely retaining consistency in dozens of articles that has evolved over time, rather than focusing on minor spelling differences. Hope this helps.DCmacnut<> 07:13, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

No, there shouldn't be breaks in general. However, the articles would be full of redirects from the old "colour", so unless someone went through and changed them all to "color" what would the purpose of the move/redirect be? The british spelling would still be in the article code. Also, the /row templates still referenced back to the "colour" template, so you had a transcluded template that was also a redirect. I'm not saying it would have caused trouble, but the potential was there given how many pages and other templates use the "colour" templates, and making the move really wasn't necessary (in my view). Also, the moving of categories, while acceptable, has led to several broken top level category links from Category:Political party colour templates. Also, see this talk page regarding the /meta/color templates. It is noted that the spelling originally used would remain (in this case, the American spelling) even for British political parties. By extension, an editor chose to stick with "colour" for the /row templates, to keep the standard already in place for other countries' political partices, so I see no reason why we shouldn't in this case as well.DCmacnut<> 20:28, 22 January 2009 (UTC)

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