User talk:Tom dl

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Paolo[edit]

Did your picture of paolo have the correct spelling, because no image exists with that name. Maurauth (...) 08:05, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

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Consensus??[edit]

Thats not a consensus. Those are suggested ideas from JULY OF 2009 for the nickname and the intro which did'nt get voted on nor did anything much change. Similiar suggstion for the article are here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Michael_Jackson#This_article_is_in_a_sad_state. We are now in closing NOVEMBER 2009. If you feel like King of Pop should'nt be in the first paragraph due to it being "inapropriate" then it has to be changed in every article with a similiar first paragraph make ups as well not just Michael Jackson.

and so many others A Star Is Here (talk) 20:44, 28 November 2009 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Temple Square, Salt Lake City, 1899[edit]

Temple Square, Salt Lake City, 1899 retouched.jpg
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POTD notification[edit]

Hi Tom,

Just to let you know that the Featured Picture File:Temple Square, Salt Lake City, 1899 retouched.jpg is due to make an appearance as Picture of the Day on June 9, 2013. If you get a chance, you can check and improve the caption at Template:POTD/2013-06-09. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 22:39, 22 May 2013 (UTC)

June 2013[edit]

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MOS:GNL[edit]

Tom dl, MOS:GNL (which is a guideline, not a policy) does not mean that phrasing like "his or her" cannot or should not be used. As the Gender-neutral language article states, wording like "he or she" is considered gender-neutral language as well. And as the Singular they article states, use of singular they is debated. Some style guides discourage it. Furthermore, as MOS:GNL states, there are valid cases where gendered language should be used, such as if the topic is mainly or always described with gendered language by the literature. That stated, from what I've seen of your changes so far, your application of MOS:GNL has been fine. Yes, statistics do show that males commit significantly more murder and sexual assault than females do, but we generally shouldn't be stating "he" or "she" (meaning just one or the other) in place of "person." Not unless we are adhering to how a specific topic is usually defined/described. I do want to state that a case such as this one was undoubtedly a him. The history of rape is clear. Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 17:49, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

Oh, and regarding this, make sure not to tamper with quotes. MOS:GNL also states to leave quotes alone. Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 17:59, 9 August 2018 (UTC)

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