User talk:John of Reading

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Hello John. If you have some time, could you check the plot? I am not sure that it is grammar-wise. Puduḫepa 08:59, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

@Puduḫepa: As it stands, the draft has no references other than a link to an online copy of the book. You need to show that the book is notable by Wikipedia's standards at WP:NBOOK. Once you've shown that the book is notable, I'll be glad to copyedit the text. -- John of Reading (talk) 11:46, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
I have added a source for the adaptation. As for the book, it is just for confirming that it is a 1922 novella by Zweig. Puduḫepa 12:12, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
@Puduḫepa: You need to show that people have been writing about the book. -- John of Reading (talk) 12:29, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
Thank you. I did.[1] Puduḫepa 12:43, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
If you don't have enough time, I can try to check its grammar by myself via tools like grammarly, etc. Puduḫepa 12:46, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
@Puduḫepa: What does Morley say about the Moonbeam book? That should go in the article, with the Morley book as the reference. Anyway, I'll look through the plot section for you now. Feel free to edit the rest of the article, and I'll merge my copyedits in carefully. -- John of Reading (talk) 12:49, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
Thank you. I am not a native speaker and make grammar mistakes sometime. Puduḫepa 12:52, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
Will mention Morley under the "Analysis" section. Puduḫepa 13:03, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Category:2019 disestablishments in Thailand[edit]

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And... it's back again! -- John of Reading (talk) 08:56, 24 October 2019 (UTC)

National varieties of English[edit]

Information icon Hello, recently I edited the article of Sir Isaac Newton. And you told me to respect national varieties of English. Thank you for informing me the rule. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Shaoki Arrafi (talkcontribs) 04:46, 25 September 2019 (UTC)

@Shaoki Arrafi: Thank you for getting back to me! I hope you enjoy editing here. -- John of Reading (talk) 06:06, 25 September 2019 (UTC)

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Fixed -- John of Reading (talk) 07:59, 4 October 2019 (UTC)

I'm sorry[edit]

Hi, dear John of Reading. Thanks for your corrections and I'm sorry I didn't see the typos myself. Kind regards, --Gyanda (talk) 19:43, 4 November 2019 (UTC)

@Gyanda: No need to apologise! Do what you're best at, and we'll build an encyclopedia together. -- John of Reading (talk) 21:44, 4 November 2019 (UTC)
You should have seen my smile, when i read your text! :-) --Gyanda (talk) 23:39, 4 November 2019 (UTC)

Making a dent[edit]

Hi, hopefully I'm making a dent on the number of articles with typos. How many articles do you consider have typos? Sun Creator(talk) 23:46, 5 November 2019 (UTC)

@Sun Creator: That's a difficult one! There are some numbers at Wikipedia:Typo Team/moss#New statistics, but that approach does not attempt to count multi-word typos such as "to became". Overall, I think we're making progress; it's getting much harder to find common typos. Some years ago, each time I downloaded a fresh database dump I'd find hundreds of "the the" errors; now I find about 30. -- John of Reading (talk) 07:13, 6 November 2019 (UTC)