User talk:Steve Lux, Jr.

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Kansas City, Kansas hatnote[edit]

The hatnotes on Kansas City-related pages were developed after discussion on how to best address the confusion between Kansas City, Kansas and Kansas City, Missouri. It is a necessary (and minimum) explanation to clarify "central city" due to the historic confusion between the two and the idiosyncrasies of the name. I'm fine with the KCK disambig being removed as unnecessary, though, I can't find anywhere on WP:HAT that says hatnotes must direct to pages with "extremely similar names." I have attempted a compromise. Grey Wanderer (talk) 16:45, 10 October 2017 (UTC)

I originally reverted your New Hampshire buddy Ken Gallager's edit because he justified his edit summery was "fix inaccurate and red-link-ridden hatnote," neither of which was true. Grey Wanderer (talk) 16:54, 10 October 2017 (UTC)
@Grey Wanderer: Your compromised change is better. I could live with that I guess. Steve Lux, Jr. (talk) 17:03, 10 October 2017 (UTC)

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Clarification on NH page edits[edit]

Hi Steve, I noticed that you reverted the changes I made to the New Hampshire wiki. These changes related specifically to particular language used to describe European colonization of New Hampshire's First Nations. I was wondering if you could please provide information on why my updates did not meet the criteria to be accepted. I provided ample citations directly to the changes that I made. Looking forward to your response and hope to get my changes reinstated asap. Aven — Preceding unsigned comment added by Avenlarosa (talkcontribs) 14:58, 26 February 2018 (UTC)

Concord Stagecoach[edit]

Hi Steve. Why do you think the surplus comma belongs there? Eddaido (talk) 12:57, 4 September 2018 (UTC)

Eddaido - this comma, which is commonly known as the Oxford comma, is perfectly acceptable in this sentence. There is no reason not to include it. Steve Lux, Jr. (talk) 14:16, 4 September 2018 (UTC)
Of course WP is noted for its academic and formal style! ha ha ha. It would be good if in the kind of article we get involved in the style of language even reached an everyday journalistic style. I will let this case slip because it relates to a (highly non-academically written) North American subject but I do find this Harvard comma strongly American in flavour like the American uses of Z (zee?) also recommended nearly a century ago by the same "Oxford" people. Here as you make plain it is pure mock-academic Americana. Eddaido (talk) 10:50, 11 September 2018 (UTC)