- How is changing an alliance title to reflect how an alliance titles itself, on a wiki page that belongs to the alliance I founded vandalism? —Preceding unsigned comment added by John Warbuck (talk • contribs)
- Because the Manual of Style, via it's inclusion of Wikipedia's Manual of Style and subsequently WP:Manual of Style (capital letters), states that the proper way to include that is the way I explained here. 'The' is an article, and should not be capitalized mid-sentence. Furthermore, that wiki page does not belong to your alliance. It belongs to the Cyber Nations Wiki community. Anyone can edit it, including you. However, counterproductive edits which violate the Manual of Style are vandalism, as previously noted, and you will be receive further warns and bans if vandalism continues.
The Democratic Order is a title, referring to an alliance, and it is written as "The Democratic Order" throughout the entire article in every instance aside from the two that you claim I've vandalized.
- First of all, once again, it is not their Wiki page, it is the community's. Second, just because it is used incorrectly elsewhere does not mean that should be used incorrectly in any other location, including the page you vandalized. Thirdly, it is a name, not a title, and within that name 'the' is an article which should not be capitalized per the Manual of Style, as outlined above.
Any good-faith effort to improve the encyclopedia, even if misguided or ill-considered, is not vandalism. Apparent bad-faith edits that do not make their bad-faith nature inarguably explicit are not considered vandalism at Wikipedia. For example, adding a personal opinion once is not vandalism — it's just not helpful, and should be removed or restated.
My main argument is that I don't believe that I have committed vandalism by trying to edit the wiki to my own interpretation of grammar. This particular wiki is on going and updates occur rapidly and this ban will remove my ability to keep it up to date. —Preceding unsigned comment added by John Warbuck (talk • contribs)
- Indeed it is not vandalism when done once. It is simply a non-constructive edit, which was subsequently explained to you here. When you proceeded to make the same non-constructive edit, that was when the full warn and ban per CN:VANDAL took effect.
- The ban, by the way, is a temporary 24-hour ban, as prescribed by CN:VANDAL, and will not hinder your ability to edit in the future.
- I never said it did; it falls under "all else". Your first time editing the page, in the non-constructive way prescribed was here. You subsequently received a verbal warn here. After you committed the same act a second time here, you were warned and temporarily banned, just as is prescribed.