User talk:EoGuy

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This my first try to write in Simple English.

How did I do?

EoGuy from Mesa Arizona, USA.

Welcome to Simple English Wikipedia[change source]

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Hello![change source]

I thought that you have been very well today! I had to move your orchid, and Lei to the right namespace (make sure that the English Wikipedia is using the same name). If you need any help, check the links I gave you above or ask me on my talk page. Cheers! AmericanEagle 04:23, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

RE: Mayflower Compact[change source]

I did some cleanup, wikifying and a bit of simplifying. In the future, please don't include your signature in articles. This might be helpful for future articles you make:


Hey there, EoGuy! Here are a few good ideas that you can use to help in the making of articles that you might do in the future:

  • If the article that you created is under 1,000 bytes, please add the {{stub}} template into the article near the end (below the Other websites, but above the interwikis (detailed below)). This will let other editors know that it is a short article that needs to be made bigger.
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Thanks for reading this long message, and happy editing here on Simple English Wikipedia! --  Lights  talk  19:55, 14 May 2008 (UTC)

Barnstar![change source]

Gold barnstar 2.png American Eagle's Barnstar of Excellence
For all the hard work you've done since you got here, I award you my Barnstar! -- ApEtSIG 04:52, 12 June 2008 (UTC)

Correcting spelling[change source]

Good work on correcting spelling in many pages in the past few minutes! :) But I'm wondering why you only choose to correct the word 'separate' (there was another misspelling at the second last line in the grey box, 'difference which I've fixed to say 'different') [1] and making a random edit summary (sepARATe - there is A RAT in separate.) In my opinion, it doesn't really help us because the person who spelt it wrong maybe offline for a long time, and you haven't saved much work from us because you have only tried to correct 'separate', and the way you fix spelling looks suspicious. In the future, you should be leaving a neutral edit summary like 'Correcting spelling' or 'Copyedit'. - Æåm Fætsøn /ˈaɪæm ˈfætsən/ 08:53, 20 December 2008 (UTC)

I have been correcting "separate" for over 50 years now and always leave that message.

If there is a global wiki search and replace function that will be much simpler.

"Recieve" is next - it should be receive.

EoGuy (talk) 09:10, 20 December 2008 (UTC)EoGuy

Just a comment on your spelling corrections: It is generally accepted practice on Wikipedia that you do not correct the spelling in other people's posts. So, for example, if I said "seperate" here instead of "separate," it's generally accepted that that wouldn't be corrected by someone other than the person who left the comment. It's a minor thing, but some people get offended when others edit their posts (even if it was for a good cause). Also, please try to use an edit summary whenever you're making edits so we can know what you're doing. Thanks, Either way (talk) 18:40, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

Further vs Farther[change source]

I'm not sure which rules of grammar you're applying but this edit seems very odd to me. As did the one to Mobile phone. Further is fine in both of those instances. Could you explain why you think "farther" is preferable? The Rambling Man (talk) 08:04, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

In fact, reviewing your recent changes, I'd advise you to stop "correcting" this right away. This is Simple English Wikipedia, not Simple American English Wikipedia. The Rambling Man (talk) 08:06, 22 October 2009 (UTC)
Did you read the article you corrected when you made this edit, by the way? If you wish to make massive numbers of minor corrections, please request the "flood" flag so that your changes don't flood our "Recent changes" list. The Rambling Man (talk) 08:20, 22 October 2009 (UTC)

Good job![change source]

I have to thank you for your good job correcting articles here. Continue that way :-) --Diego (talk) 03:01, 25 February 2010 (UTC)

Service Award[change source]

This editor is an Apprentice Editor and is entitled to display this Wikipedia Picture Book.

Thanks EoGuy, for more than 600 edits and 18 months work on the Simple English Wikipedia. You have earned a Picture Book (or a medal is available if you prefer)! Congratulations, Peterdownunder (talk) 22:00, 13 January 2011 (UTC)

Barnstar[change source]

CopyeditorStar7.PNG The Copyeditor's Barnstar
I noticed that you have made hundreds of copyediting changes... You also fixed a typo on one of my articles. Wikipedia can always use editors like you to fix these mistakes. Keep up your good work. Cheers. Mìthrandir 00:39, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

Thanks![change source]

Thanks for all the spelling fixes! "Seperated" is one of my pet peeves. :) --Auntof6 (talk) 03:49, 4 September 2012 (UTC)

I'm Like the English professor in the Men's room.[change source]

I don't write on the walls. I just correct the spelling and grammar.

It's a dirty job but somebody has to do it.

EoGuy (talk) 03:55, 4 September 2012 (UTC)