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It's actually correct... see Wikipedia and Google definitions. Yes, it can also be spelled Counter attack but it should really just be one word without a space. --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 10:40, 23 July 2007 (CDT)

Possible Subpages[edit]

I notice that there are quite a few Pokémon spelling corrections on this page. I think in order to avoid future clutter, we should add subpages for games like this (i.e. [[Cleanup project/Pokémon]] or [[Cleanup project/Misspellings/Pokémon]]). That way we can put spelling errors for all Pokémon games in one spot and it doesn't clutter up the "everyday" words. What do you guys think?--DukeRuckley 11:04, 23 July 2007 (CDT)

No, I do not believe that any Pokémon should be mentioned at all here. While the words like "Pokeball" to "Poké Ball" are fine, the names themselves (and of moves and items) should not be mentioned. --Skizzerz Scissors.pngSafety Skizzerz Talk · Contribs · Spel Chek™ · VFG · RTFM 11:56, 23 July 2007 (CDT)
I can agree to that. Maybe those names that are game specific should just be moved to the respective games talk pages?--DukeRuckley 12:00, 23 July 2007 (CDT)
I think Duke has the best idea; that way we won't have even more pages for each game. I'll make a misspelling list template to place on talk pages. --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 18:58, 9 August 2007 (CDT)
Better yet, put them on the category talk pages. Such misspellings will inevitably apply to most or all of the series, and this way it all gets covered without redundant content. This would also work towards with Blendmaster's "portal" idea (albeit on a series level rather than a system one). GarrettTalk 04:10, 13 January 2008 (CST)

preventing future date confusion[edit]

Shoot, this is probably a regional difference/preference thing, but the listing looks bad if the order for months, days, and years in the dates differ randomly. Especially for the first 12 days of the month if we are looking at some older dates (Did that happen in March or on the 3rd?).

So should they be month/day/year or day/month/year? --Zaiqukaj 02:13, 13 January 2008 (CST)

Me and Prod (or Proc...) prefer Month/Day/Year, since the day is pretty much insignificant considering the frequency that we clean up all the pages of every search listed here. DB updated {{done}} with Day/Month/Year, so I've been using that for the past few days (sections a-d so far). --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 19:45, 13 January 2008 (CST)
One alternative is to eliminate ambiguity altogether by presenting the dates in the same way as release dates—October 25, 2007. This would also make it easier to spot older tasks as month names will stick out more than a bunch of numbers separated by slashes. GarrettTalk 04:05, 13 January 2008 (CST)
I prefer M/D/Y too. I didn't notice that clarification on the template. Garret's idea sounds perfect. The more contrast the better. It would be nice if the N/A or insanely old ones had some sort of mark showing their greater need to be updated over one fixed last week. Oooh, maybe we can get most of the spelling searches updated today (Is personally working from the bottom going up). --Zaiqukaj 04:24, 13 January 2008 (CST)
Yeah I'll change the {{done}} documentation, thanks Garrett! Zai: you could spend HOURS going through all the spelling searches... good luck! --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 19:46, 13 January 2008 (CST)
Zai is always happy to help with cleanup. Thanks for the input everyone. I feel like we are on the same page now :) Zaiqukaj 02:43, 14 January 2008 (CST)


On a similar note, there will always be some pages that have a misspelling that is correct ingame. Where should we keep notes/clarifications on these for people scanning the links for errors to fix? I already marked whats as done since I think it's right in context to where it shows up on the remaining page. Here is my note since I have no clue where to put it:

  • The word "whats" on StarCraft/Cheats is a part of one of the passwords. Passwords like this normally don't have punctuation. Other than this one instance, the whats page is clear for the moment. --Zaiqukaj 04:24, 13 January 2008 (CST)
If it's part of the game I just edit the page and put
<!--DO NOT CHANGE, Cheat Code-->
in the source so anyone else coming across it will see, this also comes up in the search so many people will just skip it.--The preceding signed comment was added by Rocky (talkcontribs). 04:39, 13 January 2008 (CST)
Many of those things become common sense, but yeah I ran across this one guide that all references to things with "clan" became one word (like clantag, clanbank, clanchannel) and I didn't bother spacing them because I was assuming these were what the in game references were, but I'll leave that to the next expert. Cheats are the easiest for people not to change, because they are clearly case sensitive (unless otherwise specified) and usually in some sort of formatting (wikitable, list with other text formatting, etc.). --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 19:50, 13 January 2008 (CST)

Necropost: Has there been any thought of creating a {{Sic}} template? Wikipedia employs such a template for misspellings in source text. —SirMoogle ( 💬📝) 12:50, 30 April 2020 (UTC)


I think the 2 links for the misspelled versions are only looking up the bomb part of the spelling. Is this happening for anyone else? --Zaiqukaj 04:01, 27 April 2008 (CDT)

Eck. I get it too, and can't think of a way to solve it. Quotes don't seem to work. Unless anybody's got any better ideas, they'll just have to stay in the list as reminders to be fixed whenever someone sees them. --DrBob (talk) 05:06, 27 April 2008 (CDT)
We could search for ombs (I'm out of ideas too). The reminder list sounds cool. Official names and/or their spellings can be hard to find. --Zaiqukaj 05:21, 27 April 2008 (CDT)

Traveling vs Travelling[edit]

I think that both are accepted spellings. Travelling is UK and traveling is US. What do we want to do here? Leave it as is or choose one over the other?--Minx 09:24, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

For regional spellings, we unify pages individually. That is to say, if British English is used first, then it should continue to be used. --Notmyhandle (talk contribs) 22:19, 5 December 2008 (UTC)
Regional spellings are by guide, follow whatever is used on the main page. -- Prod (Talk) 06:26, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

Spelling variants[edit]

Could someone with more knowledge on British spelling variants please take a skim through the current list of misspelled words that need changing and strike/cross out the ones that are listed but should not be since they are legitimate spelling variants of that word. Over the next few months I want to try to get all of them caught up but am afraid there are a few variants hiding as misspellings in the list. --Zaiqukaj 09:26, 9 February 2009 (UTC)

Copying and pasting into OpenOffice works well enough. It picked up a few words in a regional difference I was never aware of (-el → -eled or -elled). I also added a notice to bring more attention to these differences as well. Thanks to User:Dukeruckley for detecting the edits I was making in progress. --Sigma 7 02:18, 18 April 2009 (UTC)

Images and non-guide pages[edit]

I take it we don't need to edit typos made in the Staff lounge? Also, if the typo is in an image name what is the correct process? Another thing - in the D section there is delt → dealt. There is an entry for delt but I think it's valid in the context of the guide. Is there some markup I can use as a note for future editors? --Minx 21:18, 20 May 2009 (UTC)

The only typos that matter are ones non-editors are going to read, meaning anything in the main namespace and on category pages. If you see a typo anywhere else there's no harm in fixing it, like in templates or images, but talk page edits and staff lounge shouldn't ever be typo-corrected, except by the author correcting his/her own mistake (even then it's unnecessary). The only exception would be to correct a link or template call that would create something unintended or something that's breaking the page.
For image names, it's not critical, since readers are seeing the image, not the name, but if you want to change it, just move it to the correct name, then go back to the created redirect and mark it for deletion. Then change the image link wherever it is used. Keep in mind that this requires creating a whole new page and deleting another one, as well as correcting however many pages are using the image, so it's a much bigger production than just changing a misspelling on a page.
Assuming you're talking about the X-Plane guide for "delt", that's an actual plane, according to Google, and in general you shouldn't change misspellings in proper nouns unless you're 100% sure about them. - najzereT 21:58, 20 May 2009 (UTC)