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GusF

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Full stops Edit

Hey, Gus :) Thanks as always for all your work around here. Following a review of a recent edit of yours I did just want to draw your attention to T:PERIODS AND QUOTES. It's an obscure little rule, but it's one of those things that we want to try to be consistent about. Please remember that if you're quoting a sentence fragment at the end of a sentence, the punctuation typically appears outside the inverted commas, as in:

The Doctor said that he was "concerned about the past".

You only put the punctuation within the quotation marks when the quotation is a full sentence (i.e., a subject and verb), and therefore the punctuation applies to the quotation.

There's a nominal split on this notion between American and non-American usage, with some American style guides, like the APA, giving the go ahead to the changes you made in the edit I cited above. However, remember that we side with British English around here, and therefore T:PERIODS AND QUOTES stresses British style.

Again, thanks for all your edits! :)
czechout@Wikia    04:46: Wed 15 Oct 2014

"Et al." Edit

Hello, GusF! Can I ask you why you are removing every "et al." or "onwards" from the references, as in Engines of War? Not only I've (we've) always used those notes, but I find them very useful to convey when a reference is to a single story (that is, "this is the first mention to this past reference") or a series of stories ("this is just the latest one"). Is there a new guideline? Thank you :) HarveyWallbanger 21:31, October 15, 2014 (UTC)

People encountered Edit

Hello Gus. I was just wondering what your approach is to the Real world people encountered by the Doctor category. It has a number of issues, such as the syntax of the category name, and the definition of the word 'encountered' used therein.

As you can see from the talk page, it's quite a contentious topic. Just to save yourself a lot of work, you might want to wait for a conclusion to be drawn before you categorise all the necessary pages. Regards, Skittles the hog - talk 20:28, October 21, 2014 (UTC)

Re: Editing competition Edit

Don't know, but I'll ask User:CzechOut, since it's his project. Shambala108 03:31, November 18, 2014 (UTC)

Hey Gus :) Thanks for all your hard work editing these past few weeks. It's very much appreciated. I just wanted to drop by and say that the second contest was originally going to be funded directly by me, but thanks to some behind-the-scenes jiggery-pokery, Wikia are actually going to help a bit with prizes, and there'll be one for residents of the British Isles and one for the rest of the world. However, I'm going to have to activate the "rules subject to change" clause and push back the deadline to the end of the quarter, because the prizes are in fact pretty good. I'll be changing the front page this week to reflect that. I wouldn't worry too much about this if I were you; you've banked a lot of points. :)
czechout@Wikia    15:14: Tue 18 Nov 2014

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