User talk:Tomalak geretkal

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Nottingham Exchange Students Society[edit]


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Stride Gum Response[edit]

Added a response to your article on stride gum talk page. NitrogenTSRH (talk) 00:39, 29 July 2008 (UTC)

Luc Bernard[edit]

Hi there. Back in November, you made this edit to the article Luc Bernard, expanding the term 'rpg' to 'role-playing game' and adding Category:Tools. I don't have any problem with the first of those changes, but could you explain the second? I've removed the category, as I assumed it was vandalism - as you're probably aware, 'tool' can be an insult. If there was a good reason for him to be in that category, feel free to re-add it with an explanation. Thanks. Robofish (talk) 23:35, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

Hmm I had not noticed the category. I don't remember specifics now but presumably it was a side-effect of some revert that I tried to do: you'll note going back two revisions that the category was already originally there; I did not initially add it. Either way it was a mistake so thanks for pointing it out, and for fixing. Tomalak Geret'kal (talk) 20:08, 19 January 2010 (UTC)

Autumn (given name)[edit]

This particular name is most popular in North America, which is why it is written from the perspective of the United States and the word fall is first, etc. If you can find statistics for England, Australia and New Zealand for the name, it would help to add them. The only stats I found were for the U.S. and I've noticed that people in the British media comment a lot on what an unusual name the wife of Peter Phillips has and how American it sounds, etc. --Bookworm857158367 (talk) 16:15, 16 January 2011 (UTC)

It seems bizarre to me to have "fall" first and "autumn" last on an article about the name "Autumn", which is *clearly* derived from the latter, and not the former at all. Also, there is no citation on the article for the assertion that the name is most popular in the USA. Tomalak Geret'kal (talk) 16:19, 16 January 2011 (UTC)
"Fall" is the commonly used term in the United States. "Autumn" is generally a poetic word for the season. As far as statistics, I have removed the sentence you objected to. I've looked at statistics for various countries and I have not seen Autumn listed in the top 100 names, at least, for the UK or Australia or New Zealand for the past few decades. If you can find it, by all means add it. The United States has statistics going back to 1880, which I did look up. The website Behind the Name also lists it at 80th for British Columbia. Canada often follows the United States in the popularity of names, but I am not aware of a nationwide statistical database for names in Canada. --Bookworm857158367 (talk) 16:26, 16 January 2011 (UTC)
I'm well aware what the terms "fall" and "autumn" are, and how they are used. Given that the assertion regarding the name "Autumn's" popularity has now been removed due to unverifiability (thanks for that), I can't see any backed-up reason that "fall" should be first, when the name "Autumn" is clearly first and foremost derived from the term "autumn". If nothing else, the sentence flows much better linguistically with "autumn" first! Tomalak Geret'kal (talk) 16:35, 16 January 2011 (UTC)
Also, perhaps re-read WP:ORIG. Being unable to find statistics on the name for other countries is not a good excuse to assume a USA point-of-view for an article. Such an approach itself suffers from US bias. Thanks. Tomalak Geret'kal (talk) 16:35, 16 January 2011 (UTC)
It's also not a good reason for there not to be a U.S. bias, particularly when the name is most popular in the United States. But go ahead and add to the article if you want to improve it. I object to putting autumn first. --Bookworm857158367 (talk) 00:17, 17 January 2011 (UTC)
National biases are frowned upon and actively rejected on Wikipedia. This is an international site. As for "particularly when the name is most popular in the United States", you have repeatedly failed to provide any evidence for this claim. Claiming it over and over again in your rationale is... pointless. It's also fairly irrelevant; even if the name "Autumn" does turn out to be predominantly North American, that still does not mean that the audience of Wikipedia is, or that it would even matter. Tomalak Geret'kal (talk) 23:07, 17 January 2011 (UTC)


you want to make the proper corrections, continue on. (This is not a hate comment btw, just a kudos ).M4pnt (talk) 17:25, 24 March 2011 (UTC)

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