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Wikitravel talk:Manual of style

845 bytes added, 06:30, 10 May 2010
Minor grammatical points
: The idea being that everyone has their own preference, so let's recognize that but also have a written guideline to fall back on in case of disputes. As to specific guidelines to use, Burmesedays's list above looks fine to me, with the caveat that people don't seem to care about whitespace between sentences. For my part I don't care at all, I'd just like to have some guideline that helps resolve conflicts while emphasizing that this issue is low on the importance scale for the majority of articles. -- [[User:Wrh2|Ryan]] • ([[User talk:Wrh2|talk]]) • 01:28, 10 May 2010 (EDT)
::: That looks fine to me, --[[User:ClausHansen|ClausHansen]] 02:11, 10 May 2010 (EDT) ::: I like the sentiment, but the obvious issue is the grammar pedant simply forces the edit war, and then effectively forces the style. Would anyone consider partly Ryan's text, but adding something to the effect of. ''Wikitravel does not advocate a particular style guide, but aims for a style that is widely understandable and clear. Edits purely to change or impose a particular style on an article that do not add travel information, clarity or consistency are highly discouraged. Where multiple travel editors in a single area cannot agree on a style, they should first look to the Oxford Style Manual for assistance in resolving particular disagreements. '' This gives us a baseline, banishes the pedants, and still allows the current stars and stars-to-be to keep their current style. --[[User:Inas|inas]] 02:26, 10 May 2010 (EDT)

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