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Signatures[edit]

Fandelasketchup, judging by your edits at Talk:Comparison of American and British English, you don't yet understand the way signatures work in Wikipedia. All you need to do is add four tildes (~~~~) after each new comment, and Wikipedia will fill in your username and the correct date. If you later tweak your comment a little, you don't need to change the date. If you need to change it substantially, it is probably better to just start a new comment. RockMagnetist (talk) 15:16, 24 July 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Must I do that also for articles or just for talk pages, RockMagnetist? I mean, in the edit pages for articles I also see the signature symbol in the visual editor. That's why I am confused. Also, I think signatures on articles could really prevent edit wars --Marce 16:16, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
Also, the way I do it when editing is far different than what you expect:

I tend to put all I want in separate places (like this comment) and I only sign after the LAST thing has been said. Or are you suggesting that when I write a letter/e-mail I should sign it BEFORE the farewell? --Marce 16:16, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

P.S.: You obviously don't know how to use Wikipedia yourself. Please learn how to do that instead of criticizing the way others edit --Marce 16:16, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
I'm not sure what you mean about signatures on articles. Are you talking about the revision history (e.g., your talk page history)? Edits to articles should have edit summaries but not signatures.
My recommendations only repeat information that is in the standard welcome banner at the top of this page and the message from the bot. See Signatures and Talk page guidelines. Doing it right would save you a lot of trouble. For example, in this edit you date three different statements. You only need a single signature for a given edit, so you could have just used four tildes at the bottom of your comments. It helps to format your comments properly (see Indentation). RockMagnetist (talk) 16:29, 24 July 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
What I meant, dearRockMagnetist, is that signatures on articles could help prevent edit wars. Let me give you an example: --Marce 16:48, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Editor A adds a new section which expands upon the lead paragraph of a certain article (which for illustration purposes I'll call "X") but forgets to sign it. Then a second editor, Editor B, expands upon A's work but does sign his edit to X.--Marce 16:48, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

See the difference? A didn't sign his contribution so it's impossible to know who wrote it, while B did, so we know (s)he was the author of the second edit. --Marce 16:48, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
On a side note, I chose to name the people "A" and "B" because that's the model most of the ESL textbooks I own follow when preseting pairwork activities.--Marce 16:48, 24 July 2014 (UTC)
On signing edits to articles, read When signatures should and should not be used. And imagine what a mess it would be if articles were cluttered with signatures. RockMagnetist (talk) 16:53, 24 July 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Have you noticed, by the way, that SineBot keeps signing your comments? That will continue to happen until you sign your comments the way everyone else does. RockMagnetist (talk) 17:47, 24 July 2014 (UTC)Reply[reply]
What if I want to keep my edits to myself? WHAT THEN??? I DON'T want anybody to see who edited what, or do you think I'm a pedo? --Marce 13:05, 25 July 2014 (UTC)
And another reason why I think editors MUST sign their contributions to articles is to prevent Wikipedia from thinking it is original research (or have you not seen the numerous articles which alert about original research?)--Marce 13:14, 25 July 2014 (UTC)
Also, I often forget so sign my posts on talk pages because oftentimes the time displayed on the resulting datestamp is incorrect, for example I may be editing something at 7 or 8 in the morning and it shows up like 8 or 9 at night. See what I mean? --Marce 13:12, 25 July 2014 (UTC)
See the timestamp above on my last message? It clearly says "13:12" for the time, when the correct time should be 10:16, that's why I said the timestamp is oftentimes incorrect and thus I may forget to sign my comments Marce 13:17, 25 July 2014 (UTC)
I think you need to also alert others besides me to sign their coments in the proper way, because I see the following on an edit to the page to which you are referring:"—Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.62.130.65 (talk) 06:05, 27 August 2009 (UTC)" See? --Fandelasketchup (talk) 12:37, 26 March 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
And, quite to the contrary of what you say, I find not signing articles just as disrespectful as forgetting to put the right hand over the heart for the pledge of allagiance or the national anthem. PERIOD. --Fandelasketchup (talk) 12:41, 26 March 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I don't think you quite understand Wikipedia yet. Articles have references to authenticate the content. Talk pages need to have comments signed so that everyone knows who made the comment. That's how it works. Please read the links kindly provided by RockMagnetist above. ( ... and I've never put my right hand over my heart here in England, except to see if it's still beating!) Dbfirs 16:24, 20 June 2015 (UTC)Reply[reply]
No, dumbass, that is NOT how it works because I've seen some users complaining that another user's comments on talk pages are not sourced as to include the changes they talk about in the article. That's why I said the thing about also signing articles. Because, since edit history is invisible and signatures, on the other hand, are visible, that would make it easier to locate the edit's author. I did NOT say to sign the ENTIRE article one is working on, but rather the SECTION of the article they're working on. I thnk you are the one who doesn't understand Wikipedia yet. --Fandelasketchup (talk) 08:49, 24 May 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I think you should learn the difference between visible and invisible before talking to me again --Fandelasketchup (talk) 08:55, 24 May 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]
You still have a lot to learn about Wikipedia and WP:Civil, but I won't comment further since you seem to prefer your own opinion. Dbfirs 07:10, 28 May 2016 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Omission in the article[edit]

This article, as explained in the subject of these lines, omits the fact that "lit" is not only an acceptable alternative to "lighted" but also a shortened form for "literature". Or have you not heard, for example, the term "chick lit" when referring to novels by authors such as Nora Roberts, the Brontë sisters or even Danielle Steel, fellow Wikipedians? I think that deserves an explanation --Fandelasketchup (talk) 22:30, 1 August 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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Information icon Please don't change the format of dates, as you did to Year 2000 problem. As a general rule, if an article has evolved using predominantly one format, the dates should be left in the format they were originally written in, unless there are reasons for changing it based on strong national ties to the topic. Please also note that Wikipedia does not use ordinal suffixes (e.g., st, nd, th), articles, or leading zeros on dates.

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The reason I did that is that the Wikimedia Foundation, which hosts Wikipedia and other projects except those hosted by FANDOM, is located in the US, so I thought it wrong to use British date formmat and/or spellings ("recognise" instead of "recognize", for example) until the section focusing in the United Kingdom. Or is the Wikimedia Foundation British? --Fandelasketchup (talk) 13:37, 25 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Furthermore, if Wikipedia does not use leading zeroes for dates, how does it distinguish, for example, January 2 from January 22? Let me give you an analogy using music so you better understand my question: when I download a music album of 20 or more tracks, if I don't place leading zeroes on tracks 1-9 the other tracks may play out of order (e.g. after track 1 the player I choose to listen to the album in may play track 11, after track 2 it may play track 20 and so on.) I would also like to know why Wikipedia does not use ordinal numbers in written dates if we all use them in spoken dates, well, almost all of us, since Americans tend to use cardinal numbers for spoken dates more than ordinal numbers, which are the norm when saying dates in British English ("(MM) the NNth" or "the NNth of (MM)" or "(MM) NNth") --Fandelasketchup (talk) 13:49, 25 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Have you taken a look at the Manual of Style governing dates? It discusses why dates are different formats and how they should appear on articles. Operator873talkconnect 16:49, 25 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Yes, thank you for your help, Operator873. --Fandelasketchup (talk) 22:28, 25 November 2018 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Oh, and Operator873, why do English-speaking countries prefer Arabic numerals (or words) for century denomination instead of Roman numerals (i.e. "20th century" or "twentieth century" over "XX century" as in the rest of the world?) For example, in French it is "XXème siècle" as opposed to "20ème siècle" --Fandelasketchup (talk) 15:16, 18 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]
(talk page stalker) Sorry to interrupt, I just wanted to note that its best to use a ping when replying, read how at WP:PING. Sorry for jumping in, goodbye! Oh, I pinged Operator873 for you, by the way. Thanks, Puddleglum2.0 Have a talk? 05:55, 21 November 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

We are not deleting an 18 year-old article with obvious encyclopedic merit and dozens of citations and incoming links because of something trivial. Putting PROD on that article was totally inappropriate: at the very least, use the WP:AFD process (where it will be speedily kept). ―Justin (koavf)TCM 18:11, 18 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

But the reason I decided to do that is because, as I explained in the lower part of the deletion proposal, you know, like here, where it says "Summary", the article contained multiple occurrences of the word "Commonwealth", and it wasn't defined on first use as it should have as per Wikipedia policies. --Fandelasketchup (talk) 23:44, 18 August 2019 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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What movies will be in the 23rd century?[edit]

What movies will be in the 23rd century? i find only "films that set in the 23rd century" but i don't find films that will be in the 23rd century why? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A00:A040:181:2CEF:7CFF:9A34:A3CE:3564 (talk) 17:22, 24 February 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Have you forgotten the first word of each sentence should be capitalized? --Fandelasketchup (talk) 13:58, 24 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

What Disney movies will be in the 23rd century?[edit]

What Disney movies will be in the 23rd century? i wonder what disney movies will be in the future centuries why there are only movies that set in the future centuries but not movies that will be in the future centuries? i hope there will be disney movies in the future centuries — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A00:A040:181:2CEF:7CFF:9A34:A3CE:3564 (talk) 17:24, 24 February 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Have you forgotten the first word of each sentence should be capitalized?--Fandelasketchup (talk) 14:04, 24 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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