User talk:CrashCodes

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Shouldn't age supremacy be ageism ? SemperBlotto 15:59, 25 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Good question. The difference is that age supremacy believes that people of certain ages are superior where as ageism is a reaction to stereotypes that people of certain ages are different. I'd say age supremacy is a subset of ageism. Thanks for the welcome and the comment. CrashCodes 16:18, 25 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Hello again[edit]

Would you like to look at those welcome links. They show you how to format articles. Cheers. SemperBlotto 16:37, 25 Jun 2005 (UTC)

I see that my formatting needed some work. I think I got it right now. I see homographs covered in the layout help, but how do I handle alternate spellings of the same term so a search would find either? For example, "political price-fixing" and "political price fixing". What are the capitilazation rules? Thanks, CrashCodes 17:12, 25 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Yes, that's better! In answer to the above, I have just edited political price fixing. You see that we wikify each word of a headword phrase (not if its a single word) and also any significant words in the definition (I only did a couple). You could generate the alternative spelling article and just redirect it to the main article. By the way, some pople would say it is a bit verbose for a dictionary definition, but that's just a matter of style. Cheers. SemperBlotto 17:20, 25 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Thanks for all the help! I got the redirect to work. I agree that political price fixing is verbose. I just can't think of a way to express the concept more concisely at the moment. CrashCodes 17:34, 25 Jun 2005 (UTC)