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Moops T 02:46, 2 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hello User:Deor, I am writing to you about the Atlantis page. I noticed you fixed a misplaced modifier there, so I thought I might bring a small error to your attention. The sentence "... the Atlantis story is a warning of Plato to his contemporary fourth-century fellow-citizens..." needs a BC after fourth-century. I checked the Plato page to confirm. Or am I missing something? I don't have edit access (I am a newbie), but perhaps you can fix it? Also I'd change "warning of" to "warning from" while you are in there... Thank you! Art to Tech (talk) 05:10, 4 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Art to Tech: Thanks for noticing that rather awkward sentence. I've revised it to eliminate "warning of" and the superfluous "fourth-century", but I'm still not wholly satisfied with it. Deor (talk) 14:02, 4 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
How about "Plato’s Atlantis story may have been intended as a warning for his fellow citizens against striving for naval power."? Perhaps created instead of intended? Art to Tech (talk) 03:26, 6 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Pre-Columbian etc[edit]

Why'd you change "  According to del Busto critics..."? I changed it to that to make it clear that it's the proponent of the hypothesis that is referring to critics. As you might see at FTN, I was hoping that someone would be interested in the article. The response doesn't encourage me to post there again (eg I was told I didn't need FTN's permission to fix it). Doug Weller talk 16:37, 4 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Doug Weller: I couldn't tell whether you meant "According to del Busto, critics ..." or "According to del Busto critics, ..." (i.e., according to critics of del Busto). Assuming the latter, I attempted to clarify it; but it seems you meant the former. You're welcome to revert me, but please include the comma after "Busto" so that the meaning is clear. Deor (talk) 16:46, 4 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
agh, my bad, of course. Thanks. Doug Weller talk 17:04, 4 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Did something go wrong here.[edit]

[1] is not unsourced. Doug Weller talk 21:38, 12 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

@Doug Weller: It effectively is. The reference <ref name=Rosalie/> included at the end of the new material does not correspond to any named reference defined elsewhere in the article. Deor (talk) 21:46, 12 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Ah, thanks. Doug Weller talk 21:53, 12 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Figured it must have been copied from elsewhere.[2]. Doug Weller talk 21:58, 12 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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