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National varieties of English
In a recent edit to the page Dwarf elliptical galaxy, you changed one or more words or styles from one national variety of English to another. Because Wikipedia has readers from all over the world, our policy is to respect national varieties of English in Wikipedia articles.
For a subject exclusively related to the United Kingdom (for example, a famous British person), use British English. For something related to the United States in the same way, use American English. For something related to India, use Indian English. For something related to another English-speaking country, such as Canada, Australia, or New Zealand, use the variety of English used there. For an international topic, use the form of English that the original author of the article used.
In view of that, please don't change articles from one version of English to another, even if you don't normally use the version in which the article is written. Respect other people's versions of English. They, in turn, should respect yours. Other general guidelines on how Wikipedia articles are written can be found in the Manual of Style. If you have any questions about this, you can ask me on my talk page or visit the help desk. Thank you. Andy Dingley (talk) 08:29, 20 May 2017 (UTC)
- Just a little problem. In an article, it said "recognise," and then later it said "recognize." Then what?32ieww (talk) 21:57, 20 May 2017 (UTC)
- WP:ENGVAR explains some of this.
- If the article is correctly labelled (with a templated tag) for a particular language version, then it stays with that.
- If the article has a strong regional tie, then it should be with an appropriate version for that region.
- Otherwise it follows the "original version". This is based on the version used for the first non-trivial (usually the first non-stub) version of the article.
- In general (not just for ENGVAR) communication is important. Use edit summaries, discuss, explain or at least record on the talk: page. Particularly when advocating a change.
- The point is that this is the English language Wikipedia, not the English Wikipedia or the American Wikipedia. There is no "right" version of language to use, but there is a real risk of "churn" within an article for two good-faith editors continually "fixing" it. So the policy favours stability over most other things.
- For Land Speed Record, then unfortunately that article is just too broken and biased to fix. I'm not going to waste any time on it. Andy Dingley (talk) 20:59, 21 May 2017 (UTC)
BREAKING NEWS-GENERAL LEE RETURNS AS A TROPICAL STORM 32ieww (talk) 15:42, 16 September 2017 (UTC) If a hurricane has an eye, then where is its nose? Also, why do they call it a meme instead of a youyou? 32ieww (talk) 17:13, 21 September 2017 (UTC)
Regarding User:32ieww/Magnesium-burning process
Hello, 32ieww, I saw that you made a draft for a new article at User:32ieww/Magnesium-burning process. Short term hosting of potentially valid articles and other reasonable content under development or in active use is usually acceptable. But in this case, you haven't edited your draft for a long time. If you wish to improve the draft yourself, please do. Otherwise, you may consider donating it to WikiProject Abandoned Drafts (a participant can help). Thank you. Jjjjjjdddddd (talk) 04:59, 11 May 2018 (UTC) Sure, I would like to donate it. 32ieww (talk) 23:33, 11 May 2018 (UTC)