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Hyphens

How do you make them with wikimarkup? I've been using two dashes put together until now, but I'd like to know if there's a way to make a proper hyphen. Baejung92 20:01, 12 December 2007 (CST)

If you scroll down to under the copyright warning, you'll find a box with a lot of symbols in it. If you click on one of those symbols, it inserts it into the edit box. The hyphen is near the top. --Skizzerz_Scissors.png Safety Skizzerz {{ Talk | Contribs | Spel Chek™ | VFG | RTFM }} 20:05, 12 December 2007 (CST)
Ah I see it. — — — Thanks! Baejung92 00:01, 13 December 2007 (CST)
Actually, they're dashes. :-P The one you've been using previously (the one on your keyboard) is a hyphen. --DrBob (talk) 00:41, 13 December 2007 (CST)

Wiki bot

Hi all, I ran my bot here some time ago in a silent mode (not editing, only generating a private log) and now I share the log to you all. As it is too long (890 misspelling corrections), I've created a new page, you can check it here. The bot is not only a misspelling corrector, it has many more features (spam detector & reversor, double redirection fixer, etc.) I wouldn't propose it for authorization because it's not open source and seems to be a requeriment. But correcting 890 words manually would be an extremely bored task, so let me know if you want to make an exception and let the bot correct it (or any other task like category moving, template renaming...). Regards, --Green Fig 14:32, 26 December 2007 (CST)

Some of those misspellings are not misspellings at all. I'm guessing you're American, btw (am I correct?). You should've checked both variations on the English dictionary and only reported the misspelling if both showed that the word was spelled incorrectly (e.g. MISSPELLING: Battlestations: Midway/Aircraft Tactics: "airbourne" -> "airborne") is not a misspelling, it's just another variation of the word. Also, even then I would oppose such a bot, mainly due to the idiosyncrasies in the English language and due to the fact that the misspellings may be intentional/may not be misspellings.
If you want to grab AWB and go through all of those semi-manually to fix them (if necessary), feel free (make sure that they really are misspellings first and that the corrections make sense in that sentence. And if it is a quote from a game, etc. don't fix it without checking to see if the real quote was misspelled). But any fully automated processes of that sort are disallowed. As for the other functions of the bot, again it's best for manual or semi automated checking of those things, not fully automated. --Skizzerz_Scissors.png Safety Skizzerz {{ Talk | Contribs | Spel Chek™ | VFG | RTFM }} 14:51, 26 December 2007 (CST)
Thanks for answering! The bot uses the common list of misspellings from English Wikipedia, so American/British and other variants should be accepted. I've checked if "airbourne" really exists (I'm not English, but American either) and I got this: [1] [2]. Anyway, you are right: it would produce false positives, so you have to balance what's better. If you don't mind I will keep the log in my userpage so any bored user could have a look at it. Regards, --Green Fig 15:51, 26 December 2007 (CST)
Cool, thanks! I'd suggest adding a link to StrategyWiki:Cleanup project as it'll probably get the best visibility there. -- Prod (Talk) 01:16, 27 December 2007 (CST)

me joining you

hi my name is victor and i love your site i wanted to know if i can join your site to my site if you want to see my site go to (removed website) i want to use information from your site on mine and i can advertise for you on my site i want to be parteners email me at (email snipped, available at the aforementioned website)

I have replied to this user via email with an official rejection, and removed Skizzerz's reply (no offense Skizzerz). Procyon (Talk) 20:49, 28 December 2007 (CST)
None taken ^_^ The history never lies anyway :P --Skizzerz_Scissors.png Safety Skizzerz {{ Talk | Contribs | Spel Chek™ | VFG | RTFM }} 21:00, 28 December 2007 (CST)