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I am curious what tool you are using to make your reference edits? Some of them seem to be getting done so fast its hard to believe they are all being done by hand. -DJSasso (talk) 03:01, 31 January 2018 (UTC)

Just multiple tabs, I tend to leave the edit window open and move to the next page, and then go back and review the edit a second or third time before saving. That way I tend to catch more errors. It may seem that they are closely time, its just a result of my work flow. Nunabas (talk) 03:50, 31 January 2018 (UTC)
No that is cool, I was mostly curious because I was wondering if I could do something differently. But that makes sense. -DJSasso (talk) 15:50, 31 January 2018 (UTC)

Use of 12-hour clock times in articlesEdit

Hi, the next time you encounter times in articles, please express them in lower-case am/pm format (dots in the case of a.m. and p.m. are optional). This is to ensure consistency with our manual of style. Thanks! Chenzw  Talk  15:16, 27 February 2018 (UTC)

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template:Greek alphabet sidebar sported wrong links to all individual articles about letters, so it was fixed already anonymously. Simply removal of "uc lc" from template was better, simply because ANY SVG will fit it now. It was fixed already. Qoppa should be renamed to Koppa to match English Wikipedia. (talk) 17:05, 4 December 2018 (UTC)

Yeah, I know the template had a lot of issues. I tackled one, and left a note on the importing admin's talk page about it being broken. Nunabas (talk) 18:08, 4 December 2018 (UTC)
For example, Stigma linked to Digamma, Pamphylian Digamma linked to fake letter absent in Unicode, etc... All this was already fixed by anonymous editors. Can you move Qoppa to Koppa (letter) according to w:en:Koppa (letter) at en-wiki? Unicode itself says Koppa, see official pdf, article too primarily says Koppa in itself. (talk) 18:45, 4 December 2018 (UTC)


Hi, Nunabas. Thanks for your recent work in categorizing. However, I noticed that in some cases you put a page into two categories where one category was above the other in the same branch of the category tree. That is called overcategorizing, and should not be done. For example:

Those are just a few examples. Please don't overcategorize. For more information, see Wikipedia:Categories#Choosing the correct category. Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 18:25, 30 January 2019 (UTC)

Other notes about categorizingEdit

Stub categories should not be added directly to articles. Those categories should be added only by including stub templates.

The category Category:Women is not for entries about individual women. See the description in the category for more information.

Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 00:19, 31 January 2019 (UTC)

Your change to The Brothers KaramazovEdit

Hi, Nunabas. I have a question and a comment about your recent change to The Brothers Karamazov.

First, why did you change ISBNs in citations from 10-digit to 13-digit? Sometimes the same book can have multiple ISBNs, because different editions have different ISBNs. Unless you have verified that the 13-digit ISBN also supports the statement that is being referenced, the 10-digit ISBN should be left.

Your change introduced some duplicate parameters into a citation template. It looks like you were trying to add archiveurl and archivedate parameters. However, the template already had those parameters, albeit with null values. The result is that the parameters you added are being ignored because the ones that were already there are after the ones you added. When you add parameters, it's a good idea to make sure the template doesn't already have them. You can find the duplicate parameters by editing the article and doing a preview: a message appears at the top. I went ahead and fixed this one.

Let me know if you have any questions. --Auntof6 (talk) 19:16, 4 February 2019 (UTC)

Sorry I missed the duplicate parameters, with regards to 10 vs 13 I just converted them using a the standard process since 10 is being replaced with 13. The actual isbns reference the same version. Nunabas (talk) 19:25, 4 February 2019 (UTC)


I was wondering why you are removing certain links from articles. Examples are:

I don't see a reason for removing these links. Could you explain? Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 13:17, 5 May 2019 (UTC)

@Auntof6: A good summary is en:Wikipedia:Manual_of_Style/Linking#Overlinking I'm just clearing up excessive linking. Nunabas (talk) 13:20, 5 May 2019 (UTC)
Just to give my two cents - that is a guide, and as such I'm not necessarily sure how applicable it is here. This wikipedia is meant to be simple, and as such many people using the articles may not know about the everyday words and things that are mentioned. Milo, Talk, Contribs 13:24, 5 May 2019 (UTC)
 (change conflict)  I would say that's a case where the Simple English practice differs from enwiki's. We had a discussion a while back about linking place names, and the outcome was that we should link them. Remember that part of our target audience doesn't have English for a first language. They know many places by non-English names that aren't always similar to the English names, so we link the names. Please leave links in place. Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 13:31, 5 May 2019 (UTC)
unlinking certain words

Why are you unlinking certain words such as lung cancer, actress, American and movie? You know, some editors might need those words because English may not be their first language. I think those words should be linked here on Simple. Angela Maureen (talk) 03:10, 8 May 2019 (UTC)

See above for the issue of overlinking. Nunabas (talk) 13:42, 8 May 2019 (UTC)
Your recent change to Donald Trump

I was wondering why you made certain changes with this edit.

  • You removed many links, including the ones to television producer, chairman, president, real estate, reality television, middle class, celebrity, critic, and others.
  • In citation templates, you changed publisher= parameters to work= parameters.
  • in citation templates, you changed the capitalization of titles so that they no longer matched the capitalization in the source

Would you please explain the reason for these changes? Thanks. --Auntof6 (talk) 04:35, 8 May 2019 (UTC)

As I stated I am unlinking overlinked terms, you said not to unlink place names so I no longer am unlinking those. With regards to Publisher vs Work, if you look at cite documentation

Do not use the publisher parameter for the name of a work (e.g. a website, book, encyclopedia, newspaper, magazine, journal, etc.). Corporate designations such as "Ltd", "Inc.", or "GmbH" are not usually included. Not normally used for periodicals. Omit where the publisher's name is substantially the same as the name of the work (for example, The New York Times Co. publishes The New York Times newspaper, so there is no reason to name the publisher)

Nunabas (talk) 13:42, 8 May 2019 (UTC)


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With this edit, you overcategorized the page. Category:People in Greek mythology is already in Category:Greek mythology, so the article doesn't need to be in both. --Auntof6 (talk) 00:01, 15 August 2019 (UTC)


It is not necessary to add year pages to Category:Future events. Instead, they can be in Category:Years in the future, which is a child of the future events category. --Auntof6 (talk) 19:01, 18 October 2019 (UTC)

Sorry about that, missed the nesting. Nunabas (talk)`
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