User talk:Arbitrarily0

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Again, welcome! Mglovesfun (talk) 17:06, 10 April 2010 (UTC)


Hi, User:Interwicket does interwikis. Users aren't banned from adding them by hand, but it means admins need to mark your edits as patrolled, which is a waste of time for this sort of thing. Mglovesfun (talk) 17:06, 10 April 2010 (UTC)

Hi! Thanks for the welcome! Sorry about the interwiki edits, I didn't think they had to be patrolled ... and about Interwicket. Thanks for letting me know, cheers! Arbitrarily0 (talk) 17:11, 10 April 2010 (UTC)


Wiktionary doesn't use these, for many reasons, except for proverbs and phrases with mutliple forms of components. Please see WT:REDIRECT. --EncycloPetey 23:11, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

Ouch, sorry! Thanks for letting me know, Arbitrarily0 (talk) 23:15, 11 April 2010 (UTC)


This is not an allotrope of carbon (which is graphite), but a sodium and manganese containing mineral. --EncycloPetey 23:35, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

Wow! Thanks for bringing this up! I've fixed the major factual error, although it could still use more work from a chemistry expert. Cheers, Arbitrarily0 (talk) 23:51, 11 April 2010 (UTC)
User:SemperBlotto is our resident chemistry expert (among other areas of expertise), but I don't know whether his expertise extends to this. He should spot the RFC discussion, if it does. --EncycloPetey 23:56, 11 April 2010 (UTC)


The dance isn't usually spelled with a capital letter. It certainly not a proper noun. Mglovesfun (talk) 14:14, 4 September 2010 (UTC)

My basis for this was w:Foxtrot. The Foxtrot was named after dancer Harry Fox. Arbitrarily0 (talk) 03:51, 5 September 2010 (UTC)
Sorry, what is your concern. AFAICT the Wikipedia voluntarily uses bad capitalisation, as Wikipedia isn't case sensitive for the first letter. Similarly, The is an alternative capitalisation of the when used as a first word of a sentence. And sometimes people write IN ALL CAPS but we don't create entries for all caps like FOXTROT. It's to avoid reduplication. We let the reader use their brain a bit. Mglovesfun (talk) 16:45, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
I understand, but isn't it a proper noun? It is always used as "the Foxtrot/foxtrot" (as opposed to "a waltz"), but more importantly, it's name comes directly from Harry Fox. At the very least, the comic strip Foxtrot should be capitalized, no? Arbitrarily0 (talk) 22:17, 6 September 2010 (UTC)
It's a common noun; it's not a trademark and it can be pluralized (foxtrots). Perhaps if reliable sources were showing this to be often capitalized (say, 30% of the time, excluding first word of a sentence or utterance) it would be justifiable using {{alternative capitalization of}}. But eponyms can have lowercase initial letters - how about newton? Mglovesfun (talk) 22:20, 6 September 2010 (UTC)