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Comments from feedback form - "this artical is highly effecti..."009:44, 30 December 2011
Stop using American words.810:14, 29 March 2010

Comments from feedback form - "this artical is highly effecti..."

this artical is highly effective

124.124.254.202 (talk)09:44, 30 December 2011

Stop using American words.

Especially you, Bill!

121.221.211.21 (talk)03:14, 28 March 2010

There's no rule against either American or Commonwealth usage on Wikimedia projects. Maybe you should stop your petty bigotry.

209.30.162.72 (talk)12:37, 28 March 2010

Maybe you should read the local rules on that WN:SG. --Brian McNeil / talk 13:54, 28 March 2010 (UTC)

Brian McNeil / talk13:54, 28 March 2010
 

"Follow the spelling patterns of the subject of the article or that of the first author of the article to avoid issues." For European articles, that means British English.

Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs)14:10, 28 March 2010

English is not an official language in Greece. Your extrapolation of that rule to apply to anywhere in Europe is pretty arbitrary. Does this mean that all articles about an OAS member must conform to American usage? Those two situations seem pretty symmetrical to me.

209.30.162.72 (talk)03:59, 29 March 2010

It has long been standard to use UK English in European articles. Assuming "an OAS" is an Organization of American States member then I would certainly support use of American English there. You're pushing it a bit by the time you reach the extreme south, mind. Europe is much smaller. That said, I wouldn't be opposed to anyone who chose to make US English the choice for the whole lot, except for any where there is some reason why an alternative form that might be better (I don't pretend to know the ideal for every country). Without doubt, any North American country should be getting the US English treatment.

Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs)10:14, 29 March 2010
 
 

Never-mind, I misunderstood the issue because I only saw the final version.

209.30.162.72 (talk)03:50, 29 March 2010
 

All uses of bill were removed as factually inaccurate before publication. If you don't want to see unchecked rubbish, don't look at pre-review versions of articles.

Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs)14:08, 28 March 2010