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I am requesting a rename on Commons. My current Commons name is Svanslyck. RiverStyx23{talkemail} 14:57, 30 December 2012 (UTC)

Quotation marks and punctuation.[edit]

Actually, in the English language, there is an exception to the general rule that the final punctuation goes inside the quotation marks. In the United States, in legislative enactments (such as Acts of the U.S. Congress), the final punctuation goes after the quotation marks. This occurs when a statute contains a sentence that amends the language of a prior statute. The material inside the quotation marks must contain only the reworded text of the earlier statute (i.e., the earlier statute as amended). By contrast, all of the enacting material -- including the final period of the enacting sentence -- is placed outside of the quotation marks. Of course, that's not the case in Wikipedia or in most writings in English, as you pointed out. Famspear (talk) 04:12, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

Wait a minute, I see that you're a lawyer, too. You must know this already. Famspear (talk) 04:14, 8 January 2013 (UTC)
I don't deal in federal law but the rule you mention is an "exception" (really an obvious necessity rather than an exception) [irony intended] recognized by the Chicago Manual of Style and I would assume most other style manuals as well. I was speaking more to the general rule of American English which for some reason Wikipedia has abandoned in favor of the British rule - a devilish thing that makes (IMO) for sloppy appearance, low quality, and difficult reading. Wherefore my continued prodding in my edit summaries whenever I get the chance. For many years I wondered why no one remembered their third grade punctuation lessons like I did. Or why no one read their English 101 style manual. Or the Turabian or APA or other style manual they [including my otherwise quite bright PhD relatives] were professing to follow. More recently I've just decided that my insistence on enforcing the "American Rule" has no other basis than my C-O-D (which is OCD with the letters in the correct order). Glad to meet you, and happy editing. RiverStyx23{submarinetarget} 13:55, 8 January 2013 (UTC)
Yeah, and although I tend to be a stickler for detail on things like spelling and punctuation in the "real world," I have to admit that I actually do "let it slide" a bit in Wikipedia. For example, in citing legal materials in Wikipedia, I don't always follow the Harvard Bluebook (A Uniform System of Citation) or any other standard form book. I'm also a bit "loose" when citing to news articles in Wikipedia -- I'm not consistent with the order in which I show the date, the title, etc.
I do continue to be astonished, after all these years, at the number of people who simply cannot spell. Everyone makes typographical errors, but I think you can tell when someone just can't spell. I deal with tax protesters (a hobby of mine, as I am a tax geek) and, as a group, these people tend to be poor spellers. In particular, many cannot tell the difference between "lose" and "loose." And of course, the word "frivolous" very often comes out of them as "frivilous." Arrrrrgghh!
Anyway, regards... Famspear (talk) 15:45, 8 January 2013 (UTC)
alleye no is that noone is a Citizen of the untied States unless they first sign something saying so and that's why we dont hafta pay taxes because its a VOLUNTARY Tax System. So there. "I've run circles 'round you logically." Face-smile-big.svg RiverStyx23{submarinetarget} 15:57, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

Yep! I see you're familiar with these people, too! Famspear (talk) 16:48, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

Wait a minute, I notice that you also served on a submarine! I was never in the military, but my nephew currently serves on the USS Nevada (SSBN-733). Also, one of my best friends served on an attack submarine way back in the late 1960s (conventional sub, and I don't remember the name of his sub).
I salute you, sir! Famspear (talk) 16:54, 8 January 2013 (UTC)

Problem at WT:Transclusion[edit]

I wanted to know if you figured out another solution to the problem you brought to Wikipedia Talk:Transclusion, or if you just gave up on it. It's pretty simple to make happen, but if you need help, let me know, I'd be happy to engineer it for you. Just wanted to make sure that you got the follow-up. VanIsaacWS Vexcontribs 11:51, 20 January 2013 (UTC)

Thanks for bringing that to my attention. I had seen it but was busy with a little lifestuff at the time and forgot about it. I don't want to impose on anyone but if your recommended fix will work I would say feel free. If you do, let me know and I'll go back to what I was doing and see if it's working. And thanks! RiverStyx23{submarinetarget} 19:05, 21 January 2013 (UTC)


User:RiverStyx23/sandbox/Standards is in a Wikipedia administration category. Can I get you to remove it? Cheers. -- Alan Liefting (talk - contribs) 03:29, 17 April 2013 (UTC)

I'm happy to help. Is there something I can do short of that? I'm working on transcluding these documentation pages on and haven't quite figured it out yet. RiverStyx23{submarinetarget} 20:52, 20 April 2013 (UTC)

Unblock request[edit]

{{unblock|DoRD reports that none of the IP addresses from which I have recently edited are currently blocked, and that none of them would even qualify for a web host block, so please (please) may I be unblocked?}} RiverStyx23{submarinetarget} 18:48, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

I see no block in your log. What error message do you see when you try to edit another page? Origamite 22:13, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

I've also ran a checkuser, and I concur that none of your underlying IP addresses are blocked. I suggest you try to edit now, and see if the problem has cleared. PhilKnight (talk) 04:42, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
I would not know how to retrieve the error message but it was a redirect to a Wikipedia page. Problem seems to be resolved now. RiverStyx23{submarinetarget} 14:52, 28 September 2014 (UTC)

Help request[edit]

Attempting to save prefs to a different skin, I am met with "Forbidden - You don't have permission to access /wiki/Special:Preferences on this server" on my own wiki, and I'm the admin. Another user (who happens to own the hosting company) doesn't get this error. This occurred after upgrading to the current version today. Any ideas anyone? RiverStyx23{submarinetarget} 23:26, 11 April 2015 (UTC)

Sorry, but we're not a mediawiki user support. Try mw:Project:Support desk. Regarding your previous question, add an "x" after the "#" to denote that what follows is hexadecimal: . Huon (talk) 23:41, 11 April 2015 (UTC)


Appears to work here Rabies#Treatment. Let me know if that was what you were trying to do. Best Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 16:39, 6 June 2015 (UTC)

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Edit warring[edit]

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Your recent editing history at Mass–energy equivalence shows that you are currently engaged in an edit war. To resolve the content dispute, please do not revert or change the edits of others when you are reverted. Instead of reverting, please use the talk page to work toward making a version that represents consensus among editors. The best practice at this stage is to discuss, not edit-war. See BRD for how this is done. If discussions reach an impasse, you can then post a request for help at a relevant noticeboard or seek dispute resolution. In some cases, you may wish to request temporary page protection.

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Referring to

  • Removed section Grammar and your edits
  • Original version: [1], 27 Nov 2015
  • Revert #1: [2], 10 Feb 2017
  • Revert #2: [3], 26 April 2017
  • Revert #3: [4], 2 May 2017

If you really don't like how the established literature formulates it, then you can bring it to the article talk page and discuss. See Talk:Mass–energy equivalence#Already in his relativity paper - DVdm (talk) 06:25, 2 May 2017 (UTC)