User talk:Cheywoodward2

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Sorry about that, I'll let the correct user know. --Ben41 23:04, 31 August 2011 (CDT)

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Spelling corrections

Proofreading is fine and good, just be wary of relying on a spellchecker too much for jargon and technical language. MS Spellcheck doesn't know "forend" is a correct spelling for part of a gun, for example, and will switch it to "fore-end" which is wrong. Evil Tim 19:31, 20 September 2011 (CDT)

Same with "reticle." Reticule is actually a less common version, but for some reason you won't find a spellchecker that knows "reticle." Evil Tim 07:02, 23 November 2011 (CST)
A minor note; much as it's irrational, fixing people's spellings on talk pages can rub some users the wrong way and isn't really a good idea. Evil Tim 22:27, 6 December 2011 (CST)
Same thoughts I had. About spell-checking the talk page being a bad idea, that is. --Masterius 04:58, 7 December 2011 (CST)
Sorry, I will try to be more judicious with my spelling corrections. I don't want to step on any toes.
However it is a Wiki site and anyone can do edits. So don't worry too much about it. I, for example, will just reverse a change if I don't agree with it. Don't sweat the small stuff. --Jcordell 15:21, 4 January 2012 (CST)

Arcadia of My Youth corrections

It's spelled "Messerschmitt", not "Messerschmidt", regardless of what the spellchecker tells you. Please make sure that when you change the name of something that you're not screwing it up, especially when whoever made the page went through the trouble of researching such things. I myself have no issue with someone fixing spelling and grammatical errors on pages that I've made, but mucking up the information is a whole 'nother ball of wax.--PistolJunkie 14:39, 13 December 2011 (CST)

Regarding the Re: Cutie Honey page; once again, you screwed up a legitimate part of a page without checking to make sure you're correct. When it says "Ai-System", it's a pun on "A.I." using "Ai", the Romanized word for "love". I don't mind if you're just correcting errors, but stop screwing up pages when I've made it a point to get details right.--PistolJunkie 14:59, 14 March 2012 (CDT)
I'm sorry I screwed up the page through an unnecessary correction. You are right that I should have checked to make sure that it was an error and not a purposeful misspelling. Thank you for telling me about my error. I will check my corrections thoroughly from now on. --Cheywoodward2 19:09, 15 March 2012 (CDT)

CSI pages

Hey man, I just wanted to say thanks for all the work you just did on the CSI pages. I did realize just how many typos I had! --Zackmann08 19:58, 16 March 2012 (CDT)

No problem! I enjoy making spelling corrections more than I should, so thank you for giving me the opportunity to make some. Also, I've found that it's much easier to see typos in someone else's work than your own, I don't proofread my own writing as well as I proofread the stuff on here --Cheywoodward2 20:41, 16 March 2012 (CDT)
One thing tho buddy, when you respond to someone's comment on your talk page, you need to respond on THEIR page, not your own. People rarely check to see if you responded here. :-) --Zackmann08 12:40, 17 March 2012 (CDT)

FlaK

When used to refer to German antiaircraft guns, "Flak" is not strictly correct. It stands for "Flugzeugabwehr-Kanone" and is usually written with the K capitalised in decent references. Evil Tim 16:18, 8 April 2012 (CDT)

Ellipses

While manuals of style might say to stick spaces either side of an ellipsis, in practice nobody does that any more than they give much thought to the various weird rules about spacing the periods. I don't think it's necessary to correct something that only people who worry about split infinitives think is actually wrong. Evil Tim 20:30, 12 April 2012 (CDT)

Well, as far as I know that spacing rules only apply when it's used to indicate an actual ellipsis (ie, omitted text in a sentence). I don't think the rule applies when using it as a trailing off / trailing in mark. Also it looks wrong. I'm all for copy editing, but not for enforcing finicky grammatical rules that nobody really bothers with outside the grammar book writing industry. Evil Tim 20:42, 12 April 2012 (CDT)
Just to flesh it out a little; the reason I don't like it is because it's one of those cases of artificial grammar where a rule is created without the creator thinking about whether it makes sense in context. The proper ellipsis is put in brackets so the spaces either side make sense, and it makes sense to space it because the sign indicates one or more missing words, and so is treated as if it is a word.
The thing is a trailing mark isn't indicating a replacement word, and doesn't have brackets to make the spacing make some kind of sense. Really it's more like a variant semicolon, so it might make sense to have a space after it in a sentence (less so on a new line since it makes it look like a new sentence rather than a continuation), but you never put a space before a period normally in English. As it isn't a missing word, you also end up with a space that the sentence alone wouldn't have. Basically someone said "despite that this isn't a grammatical ellipsis, and despite that it indicates something completely different, it's still going to follow the same completely arbitrary rule because I said so." That's the kind of rule that makes a mockery of a living language. Evil Tim 03:19, 13 April 2012 (CDT)

Um...

Why are you editing pages just to remove linebreaks? They don't even show up in final formatting, and are largely just there for ease of editing. There's no page standard saying you can't have linebreaks around a header, so please stop removing them immediately. Evil Tim 15:34, 17 April 2012 (CDT)

In addition you removed a bunch of linebreaks that indicate paragraphs. Given you sometimes edit multiple articles in the same minute, I assume this is some kind of script you're running. Much as some of these changes are good I'm having to roll all of them back because you removed the linebreaks without bothering to ask anyone if that's how we wanted pages to be formatted, and in doing so condensed every multi-paragraph description your bot came across into a single block paragraph. Since I don't have an un-botting bot or time to check hundreds of articles over to see which ones you broke and which ones you didn't, I'm going to have to do it this way. In future please run all changes you plan to make past at least one admin before you start the thing up. I don't mind you using an automated editing script for basic spelling fixes (though you should ask Bunni before running it again), but a bunch of code can't be trusted to format an entire article by itself. Evil Tim 15:44, 17 April 2012 (CDT)

Edits.

So I see your block has expired. Are you using a script to do your edits again? If you do, you will get yourself blocked again. If you are using a bot, lets discuss it. They can be very useful but you need to get approval from the admins. --Zackmann08 14:46, 15 July 2012 (CDT)

This is your warning. If you make another edit without responding, you will be blocked again. --Zackmann08 14:54, 15 July 2012 (CDT)
Ok. Well you need to be sure to leave the line-breaks in. That is the major thing. Line breaks help to break up the paragraphs and make the page easier to edit. Fixing typo's and spelling errors is fine, and frankly much needed. Just realize that when you edit 30 different pages in the span of 45 mins, it raises red flags. --Zackmann08 15:15, 15 July 2012 (CDT)



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