James Cagney edits
Hi there, thanks so much for your edits on this article. I wrote a lot of this after work and my mind often wasn't concentrating properly, and I haven't had time to give it a good copy edit yet (or indeed finish the writing), so any contributions you can make will be gratefully received! --Ged UK (talk) 13:32, 10 August 2008 (UTC)
I removed your personal attack essay  from the discussion page of the "The Enterprise Incident" where you refer to the person who reverted your overly worded plot summary a few months back as "UP" aka "Uncivil Person" (see W:No personal attacks).
Just letting you know, I'm the one who reverted you originally, and yeah I'll agree calling your edits "crap" is out of line, but I wasn't being uncivil. I think writing a 2367-word rant (since you seem fond of counting words) saying that I'm immature, uneducated, and somehow so below your level of humanity is being uncivil. You also seem to assume that only one person wrote everything in that article, so if you know anything about Wikipedia, the first rule is anyone can come here an edit. Therefore, over time, more than one person has contributed to this article in some way. It's not just me. So you've pretty much slapped more than one person in the face here.
It was a while ago, but I just recently found your rant about me reverting you, so to explain why I did... Reason #1, your writing style was way too formal – to try one of your big words here, your "locution" really needs to be toned down. You're supposed to end sentences with periods here on Wikipedia, not semi-colons, which is you read the W:MOS are suggested not to be used. You use odd wording as well – seriously, who says "woo" anymore? And yes, it is Wikipedia policy to write things in "Simple English" – which means as dumbed down as possible (again see W:MOS). Not everyone has a PhD in English literature.
Reason #2... your edit was chock full of personal opinions and not written from a neutral point of view (see W:NPOV). You added in a few places what you think was too drawn out or unnecessary with the episode – which is merely your opinion.
Reason #3... too much verbiage, too much detail, too much "who really gives a flying crap".
That's about it for why I reverted you.
About your essay though, I must confess, I laughed when I read that I failed to "reflect the moral and spiritual tone of this thrilling episode" – I hope you're not serious. First off it's just a TV show and I take no one who sweats over it seriously in the least bit. But I do take offense that you say I'm not be a Star Trek fan. Unless you mean not a fan because I don't live, sleep and eat Trek like some geeks do, then your right I'm not that kind of fan. But I respect the show enough and watch it when it's on, yet I don't have it memorized, so if I say something wrong I don't think I should be crucified for it. If I'm wrong, just freaking fix it. You don't have to bitch me out for it. I have also done a lot for the Trek episodes here on Wikipedia, which were all an even bigger mess before I touched them, so I think I deserve a little credit here.
Anyway, I removed that whole essay from the discussion page because it's inappropriate, and I altered the wording of the article again, this time to what I think reads better. I didn't delete everything you wrote, I just reworded some of it. Dumbed it down and explained things more simply instead of using eccentric verbiage. Hopefully we can reach a compromise on what it should contain. I cut back on what remained over-worded detail and made it less formal. I don't want to get into an edit war over it because Trek to me isn't worth it. Cyberia23 (talk) 06:18, 3 December 2008 (UTC)
Thank you for your contributions to Wikipedia. In the future, it is recommended that you use the preview button before you save; this helps you find any errors you have made, reduces edit conflicts, and prevents clogging up recent changes and the page history. Thank you. Wildhartlivie (talk) 21:30, 18 September 2009 (UTC)
Please maintain a civil tone in your edit summaries per WP:CIV, which gives clear direction:
Edit summary dos and don'ts
Remember you can't go back and change them!
- Be clear about what you did, so that other editors can assess it quickly
- Use neutral language
- Be calm
- Make snide comments
- Make personal remarks about editors
- Be aggressive
Your edit summary in the Catherine Bell article on March 25, 2013, which states "Act out a role" is not idiomatic English, but idiotic English. Down with idiots who don't know English idiom!" was not in compliance with the Civility policy. Thanks. Mmyers1976 (talk) 13:41, 15 April 2013 (UTC)
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