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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:56 pm    Post subject: Wikipedia Reply with quote

I was feeling abit bored so I amened the opening sentences for Launceston and Truro wiki pages to "Cornwall, UK" from "Cornwall, England, UK."... within about 5 minutes DuncanHill reverted my edits for these reasons:

"POV & anti-consensus vandalism" -- there is no consensus, although he's in favour of "Cornwall, England, UK." - makes you laugh.
" Vandalism " Rolling Eyes

and he sent me this little message:

"Welcome to Wikipedia. Although everyone is welcome to make constructive contributions to Wikipedia, at least one of your recent edits did not appear to be constructive and has been reverted or removed. Please use the sandbox for any test edits you would like to make, and take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. Thank you. DuncanHill 21:22, 28 August 2007 (UTC)"

Funnily enough he describes himself as "I'm 37, English and male." Rolling Eyes

Please goto http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Cornwall#Cornwall.2C_England.2C_UK and add your thoughts. It would only take maybe 3 people to express "Cornwall, UK" as the prefered option, then we FIX the articles and get Duncan BANNED if he reverts Wink hehe
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably because the Brits are fighting back on wikipedia.

Wikipedia talk:Manual of Style (United Kingdom-related articles)
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 The Cornish Rebellion of 1497 was a popular uprising by the people of Cornwall in the far south west of Britain. Its primary cause was the raising of war taxes by King Henry VII on the impoverished Cornish for a campaign against Scotland, motivated by brief border skirmishes that were inspired by Perkin Warbeck's pretence to the English throne. Tin miners were angered as the scale of the taxes violated previous rights granted by Edward I of England to the Cornish Stannary Parliament which exempted Cornwall from all taxes of 10ths or 15ths of income. The Cornish had little sympathy for English wars against Scotland, considering that most Cornish were not English speakers at that time.  


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