User talk:Silverwing235

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[edit] *Wandering janitor puts down mop and bucket*

Yes, I know, not a very interesting placeholder.....but a beginning nonetheless. EDIT: On the other hand "If it looks wrong, it gets fixed" is my rule, which is why spot-edits will be preferred to blind-reverts around here. Silverwing235 (talk) 23:22, 4 January 2019 (UTC)

[edit] DF2014:Centaur plural

In case you were wondering - your edit didn't offend me at all, but in cases where there are multiple possible plurals, we try to stick with the one in the raws (click "show" next to the Raws box on DF2014:Centaur, for example, or click on the "Raws" link itself). That's what DF uses in-game, and it's consistent with DF:Rule G. Just something to keep in mind. —Lethosor (talk) 01:47, 26 June 2018 (UTC)


[edit] On paragraphs

A paragraph is a group of closely-related sentences with a central theme. In several recent edits you have combined multiple paragraphs that do not share a central theme. In addition to being grammatically incorrect, this also makes it more difficult for players to skim the article for relevant information. For example, this edit attached the sentence about challenges for experienced players to a paragraph that begins "Most new players...". Please cease "fixing" short paragraphs by lumping them in with other, tangentially-related paragraphs.--Loci (talk) 22:37, 12 December 2018 (UTC)

[edit] Disruptive Editing

Warning: Repeatedly modifying acceptable page layouts and punctuation to suit your personal taste is disruptive. Further disruptive edits may result in a ban. --Loci (talk) 19:40, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

While I agree that some of the edits in question weren't necessary, others were constructive - at least the first half of wood, for example. I don't think reverting everything is a good solution, and I would be unwilling to block someone for this. —Lethosor (talk) 20:13, 4 January 2019 (UTC)
With all due respect, this has been an ongoing problem since July. Roughly one third of my edits since then have been dealing with issues caused by this one user. I have spent a fair bit of time explaining why edits were problematic ([1], [2], [3], [4]) and saving "constructive" changes ([5], [6], [7], [8]). However, Silverwing235 has continued to make the same types of problematic edits across more and more articles. While I still review each Silverwing235-edited article individually and only revert those which are problematic, I no longer consider it worthwhile to explain yet again why sprinkling in unnecessary commas and deleting newlines isn't acceptable, nor do I salvage minor "constructive" bits that happen to be included with disruptive edits. This is a fine example: is changing the capitalization of "item hauler" worth burying information about architectural value at the end of a paragraph about sand gathering? No.--Loci (talk) 16:53, 5 January 2019 (UTC)

Agreed. It's pretty much the standard I attempt to hold myself to when editing around here as a rule, Lethosor - and also explains why some edits were marked as minor, in an attempt to avoid being blind-reverted like this, w/out apparent consideration of merit. You should both expect forum PM's about this in due course. Silverwing235 (talk) 21:46, 4 January 2019 (UTC)

[edit] Singular they

Regarding this edit:

General use of "they" as an ungendered singular pronoun is controversial. If you feel compelled to remove the gendered pronoun, common advice is to reword the sentence to avoid the appearance of pronoun disagreement. In this case:

The better focused a dwarf is, the swifter she finishes all her tasks.

could be rewritten as:

The better focused your dwarves are, the swifter they finish their tasks.
A focused dwarf finishes tasks more swiftly.

It is generally easy to alter the wording, and always better than swapping one acceptable-yet-problematic form for a different acceptable-yet-problematic form that you happen to prefer.--Loci (talk) 00:51, 14 January 2019 (UTC)

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