User talk:Tony1/Monthly updates of styleguide and policy changes/August 2008

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Dan, I remove the "Weasel words" one and left a note there saying it's incomprehensible. Tony (talk) 06:22, 29 August 2008 (UTC)

  • WP:Avoid weasel words
    • There are discussions on proposed changes for September. - Dan Dank55 (send/receive) 20:42, 4 September 2008 (UTC)
  • WP:MOS
    • In addition to changes already mentioned:
    • "Section names should not normally contain links, especially ones which link only part of the heading; they will cause accessibility problems."
    • "If there is an error in the original statement, use [sic], or {{sic}} (which produces [sic]), to show that it is not a transcription error."
    • quote: Adjacent quote marks, as at the end of this example, can be difficult to read (e.g.: "'") unless kerned apart slightly with CSS; the {{" '}}, {{' "}} and {{" ' "}} templates will accomplish this; the example above is output by ...your right to say it.{{" ' "}} in edit space. Extraneous normal or non-breaking space ( ) characters between the quotation marks should not be used; Wikipedia presents quotations, character for character, exactly as in the original.
    • "For a multiplication sign between numbers, use ×, which is input by clicking on it in the edit toolbox under the edit window or by typing ×; do not use an asterisk between numbers in non-technical articles"
    • quote: Proper nouns that end with s: There is tension in English over whether just an apostrophe, or an apostrophe and the letter s, should be added to such proper nouns (James' house or James's house, but be consistent within an article). Some forms almost always take an extra s (Ross's father); some usually do not (Socrates' wife; Moses' ascent of Sinai; Jesus' last words).
    • "Avoid such phrases as remember that and note that"
    • "Scrolling lists and boxes that toggle text display between hide and show are acceptable in infoboxes and navigation boxes, but should never be used in the article prose or references" - Dan Dank55 (send/receive) 21:20, 4 September 2008 (UTC)
  • WP:Manual of Style (links)
  • Wikipedia:Manual of Style (text formatting)
    • Merge proposed (in September)
  • Wikipedia:Manual of Style (titles)
    • Examples added to "Scripture"
  • Wikipedia:Only make links that are relevant to the context
    • Some additions; it looks like you've been active here, Tony.

Okay, no other changes occurred between roughly Aug 25 or 26 and Aug 31, unless I had mentioned them already. - Dan Dank55 (send/receive) 21:59, 4 September 2008 (UTC)