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  • Hello Mech.

    Just wanted to let you know that you are allowed to post Oxford commas, as there are a lot of help pages that already have them, so it causes no harm. Syde should not have given you that warning at all.

    Thank you for your help!

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    • Well, I kind of expected it  since the Oxford comma is considered somewhat controversy. But, Thank you. I understand.

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    • I might've caused this confusion because I initially thought there weren't many Oxford commas in Help pages (and I don't like Oxford commas myself) and put that in my revert reason but after MechQueste reverted my revert I asked an admin about it and checked myself and a lot of Help pages indeed use Oxford comma. Sorry!

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    • Yeah, what Kocka said is definitely what caused the confusion on my part. It's what confused me into thinking that they must have used a kind of comma, other than what is typed up from the keyboard on the internet. I guess I might need to re-investigate the formal names of the symbols that one can type up using the keyboard on the internet.

      Because I do know that there are some symbols like the following - ‘ ’ “ ” - that can be typed up in a word document, but can't be typed up on the internet, because they are replaced by the following respective symbols - ' ' " " - instead.

      And yeah, I do try to keep the symbols that can't be typed up on the internet to a minimum, since it would be inconsistent otherwise. I should also point out that my message to MechQueste wasn't intended as a warning, just some advice.

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  • Please refrain from replacing standard commas with oxford commas. It's an unintended side effect that oxford commas which are produced in word documents come out different from the commas that are produced by typing online. I can understand that you may prefer oxford commas over the standard ones, but it doesn't matter what you prefer. What matters is that the other ones are consistent.

    Some of us editors explicitly work to keep oxford commas etc. to a minimum. So naturally, some of us may be tired when users are knowingly inserting oxford commas etc. to article pages on purpose. There's no reason why you can't just add oxford commas to articles on wikis that explicitly prefer them over the standard commas. But this isn't one of those wikis.

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    Jr Mime
    Jr Mime closed this thread because:
    Syde - You are not allowed to give warnings to people. They can use Oxford commas if they want. There's a lot of them in many talk pages.
    13:28, October 29, 2017
  • hola

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  • Hello. ^^
    In future, please do not contact several administrators about the same matter. It is generally best to stick with one.
    And reporting Spanish blogs of that sort is not really needed - they are not some huge concern; and Sannse, me or some other administrator tend to go over all new blogs and deal with them as needed, anyway.
    Thank you for your intention of helping out, though! I have cleaned up the blogs in question. :)

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  • I wonder if you noticed my response to my comment on the Wikia VS Wikipedia blog.

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    • I was reading all the comments. There is a certain fallacy within the group of them, minus yours. All of them seem dislike the fact that Wikipedia is too uptight and has too many rules here while they can do more of whatever they want here on Fandom. It ends up being "I hate wikipedia" fest in the comments. Your comment was much more fair than the rest.

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    • Yeah, true. That's what I thought.

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  • I didn't see anything particularly impolite about what you said, but apparently Sannse did.

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