User talk:Tanath

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A belated welcome![edit]

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Again, welcome! Dougweller (talk) 05:30, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

Era changes[edit]

If you didn't see why you were reverted, see WP:ERA. Thanks. Dougweller (talk) 05:31, 2 August 2012 (UTC)

It says "Years are numbered according to the Western Dionysian era (also referred to as Common Era)." The page was inconsistent, and I fixed it. Dates should be secular unless there's a specific reason otherwise in context. Tanath (talk) 15:46, 2 August 2012 (UTC)
You didn't read far enough. Just after the part of WP:ERA you quoted, it says:
"AD and BC are the traditional ways of referring to these eras. CE and BCE are common in some scholarly and religious writing. Either convention may be appropriate.
Do not change the established era style in an article unless there are reasons specific to its content. Seek consensus on the talk page before making the change. Open the discussion under a subhead that uses the word 'era'. Briefly state why the style is inappropriate for the article in question. Having a personal or categorical preference for one era style over the other is not justification for making a change."
Use of Vulgar Era is almost never appropriate (barring certain exceptions). Secular notation should be used. Tanath (talk) 16:03, 2 August 2012 (UTC)
The reason why Vulgar Era is inappropriate is it's non-secular and politically incorrect. Tanath (talk) 16:16, 2 August 2012 (UTC)
Please follow the procedure outlined in WP:ERA. If you continue to change dates without discussion, you may end up blocked. --Akhilleus (talk) 15:55, 2 August 2012 (UTC)
I'm the one changing the date notation? It was inconsistent, and I fixed it according to Wikipedia's policy. It is use of Vulgar Era that needs justification. Tanath (talk) 16:02, 2 August 2012 (UTC)