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I've tried to correct the English on the last change, instead of just reverting. The reason I undid the change was that it replaced all the work of the previous editors with a shorter version in broken English. I'm assuming none of the information was incorrect, so I've also tried to rescue some of that lost work. If there are errors, we can just remove those pieces. It should be noted that vocabulary is up to editorial consensus. Ogden's WP:BE850 list of Basic English words is not a policy, not even a guideline; it's just one of many available aids for choosing words, and accuracy should always come first when making those choices. Osiris (talk) 06:52, 5 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]

I guess we have a difference in the approach to this page. I attempted to make it fully BE850 compliant and, I believe, succeeded (albeit with the quirky limitations of BE850/ no verb forms/ minimal idiom ambiguity). It is true that during my first edit, one or two points became "lost work". I knowingly made that editorial decision.--Civatrope (talk) 08:54, 5 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]
The point we'ld like to get over is that for technical topics it is necessary to go beyond the BE850. The reason is that technical subjects must be accurate, else they are not encyclopedic. However, that still leaves plenty of scope for improving on the readability of the average English wiki page. Macdonald-ross (talk) 15:47, 5 November 2013 (UTC)[reply]