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The rant is back haha comical gold,, doesn't he get tired seeking attention and yet we just laugh it off. Doesn't he see he's the fool here? What a guy🤣 --DJ (✉ - ✔) 18:37, 18 August 2019 (UTC)

He hasn't been tired the last two decades. Vermont (talk) 18:42, 18 August 2019 (UTC)
Shouldn't he save up his strength and go do some golf, or a lap dance in a bar, that would cool him off--DJ (✉ - ✔) 18:46, 18 August 2019 (UTC)
I worry he actually believes what he says. Laptop Fizz (talk) 18:51, 18 August 2019 (UTC)

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I noticed that you removed the complex tag from this page. Did you use a tool to check the reading level of the text? To me, it still needs some simplifying, especially to shorten some of the sentences, but I'd want to check it with a tool. --Auntof6 (talk) 02:17, 25 August 2019 (UTC)

@Auntof6: There's a tool for this? I just felt like my version was simple enough it didn't need it anymore. What kind of tool does this? Computer Fizz (talk) 03:20, 25 August 2019 (UTC)
There are online tools that can check the grade level of text. I don't remember where they are, though. There's a link to them somewhere, so I'll look later when I have a chance.
In the meantime, a guideline is to avoid compound sentences, and probably complex ones, too. A compound sentence is one that contains two or more complete sentences (also called "independent clauses"). An example of a compound sentence is "I visited my sister and we went to the movies." A complex sentence contains an independent clause and one or more dependent clauses, for example "I went shopping and bought some shoes." "Bought some shoes" is a dependent clause because it doesn't contain its own subject. An example of a complex sentence is something I often see in movie articles, where they say something like "<Movie title> is an American movie that was produced by John Doe and directed by Mary Doe, and stars <actor1> and <actor2>." That can be divided into four sentences: one that says what the subject is, one that says who produced it, one that says who directed it, and one that says who stars in it. A shorter complex sentence might be OK, depending on the length and content.
HTH. Sorry if it's too much grammar info: I teach this stuff so it's second nature to me. I'll let you know if I find the links to the tools I mentioned. --Auntof6 (talk) 03:48, 25 August 2019 (UTC)
@Auntof6: yeah, alright. please do let me know so i can run it on all my future pages. Is this kind of stuff in a project page somewhere? If not, should it be? Computer Fizz (talk) 05:37, 25 August 2019 (UTC)
Wikipedia:How to write Simple English pages covers the compound sentence issue. That page also has links to some text checkers, but they appear to flag words that aren't in certain word lists. The ones I've seen before give you a grade level (we aim for an eighth grade level). --Auntof6 (talk) 06:28, 25 August 2019 (UTC)
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