User talk:Peyre

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Good spot, fella. --Robledo 19:03, 14 April 2008 (EDT)

Hello again - no more to say? Join in a bit. SusanG  ContribsTalk 14:50, 5 May 2008 (EDT)

Comfort edits[edit]

Can you explain your very first edit? What does it mean that they "are designed, but not in the way Comfort intended". Maybe a foot note, or a quick in article explanation. As it is, it now feels out of place, "design" tossed into the mix. Clearly you know your stuff, so please don't take this as me doubting you - just not understanding what you are getting at. --Green mowse.pngGodotFire! Fire! Fire! (please send spare firefighters) 18:16, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

Ah, thanks! Yes, I meant that there are in fact indications of design in the banana--but it's design by humans (through artificial selection) rather than supernatural design. I've modified the page; hopefully it's clearer now. Peyre (talk) 18:40, 3 July 2012 (UTC)

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Notice you Americanising spelling[edit]

Don't, please. Unless the subject of the article is deffo American. Scream!! (talk) 21:36, 28 December 2012 (UTC) (Thought we'd got it somewhere: last bullet of this section.)

Bullshit. This wiki was founded in Canada and on American values. Occasionaluse (talk) 22:02, 28 December 2012 (UTC)
Thanks, condemnation by you is affirmation! Scream!! (talk) 22:18, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

Ah, ok. Peyre (talk) 22:51, 28 December 2012 (UTC)

Pete?[edit]

Is that you? Landmartian (talk) 19:47, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

Oh! No, sorry, wrong guy. Peyre (talk) 20:16, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

Is that a thing people actually say?[edit]

"I've learned enough about ___ to know what I don't know", I mean. ikanreed You probably didn't deserve that 17:26, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

I've heard it several times, though it's not used terribly often. It might be a regional expression, and if so maybe that paragraph should be removed. Peyre (talk) 17:39, 4 January 2017 (UTC)

Here's looking at you, kid[edit]

Thanks for the great work you've been putting into the article on that Banana Man book! Much appreciated Th hug.gif All the best, Reverend Black Percy (talk) 22:25, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

Oh, and don't forget to insert sources in <ref> tags whenever possible! It really helps :3 Reverend Black Percy (talk) 22:55, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

Hey thanks! It almost seems cruel to go after the guy 'cause he's such an easy target, except he has a lot of influence and aggressively targets people. I do try to do the <ref> thing, but maybe I need to work at it a little more. Peyre (talk) 23:22, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

It's a good thing, the fact that you suspect yourself almost of being cruel (as opposed to immersing yourself in unadulterated schadenfreude) — it just means that you haven't dehumanized your opponent, and that's a very good thing indeed (hang on to that nuance for dear life!). But sadly, the tripe Mr. Comfort tries to trick children (and adults) into believing is **** insane; a wicked preachment. So don't worry — you're doing good for the world by debunking the Banana Man. Th hug.gif All the best, Reverend Black Percy (talk) 00:51, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
Thanks so much for the kind words. I couldn't have put that better myself. Peyre (talk) 02:43, 19 January 2017 (UTC)
Hey, I live to give. And, no — thank you! Reverend Black Percy (talk) 02:48, 19 January 2017 (UTC)

Hey friend[edit]

Dunno if you've noticed, but you tend to insert things inside parenthesis (basically arguing like this (i.e. in a way I consider to look pretty weird)). Your additions are great, but adding text inside parenthesis (like this) does look pretty strange (don't you think?). I'd much appreciate if you only did that when it was really warranted (or if you started inserting the parenthesis-type comments as notes instead). Thanks in advance! All the best, Reverend Black Percy (talk) 00:45, 31 March 2017 (UTC)

And yes, I'm aware of the hypocrisy irony that the above "thread" consists of me furiously arguing inside parenthesis myself. Reverend Black Percy (talk) 00:51, 31 March 2017 (UTC)

You're right about my style. I do tend to use parentheses a bit too often. I kind of use them by default over choosing dashes or whatever. Oftentimes I go back and check to see if they're really warranted, but a lot of times I don't go back to check those so my writing probably looks a bit stilted that way. I'll try to keep an eye on it--feel free to give me a heads-up if I'm slipping back into old ways.

And no, I figured you were using those extra parentheses as a way of getting across how it looks when they're overused. Thanks for the feedback on this. Peyre (talk) 02:15, 31 March 2017 (UTC)

Vandalism?[edit]

Was this an accident? You seem like a good editor, so I don't want you to be blocked over a misunderstanding. яεvεятεя σғ ωαη∂αℓιsм, ραтяσℓℓεя σғ ε∂ιтs, ΓУППЯ ・「ҭагк」・асђіεѵеϻԑηтѕ・тіме: 22:53, 31 October 2017 (UTC)

Whoa! No, that wasn't intentional. I ordered some sugar-free peanut butter cups on Amazon today (prediabetes), and I must have accidentally pasted my order into the Wikipedia window somehow. Please revert that if you can (I don't think I'm able at the moment). Peyre (talk) 22:59, 31 October 2017 (UTC)
It was already reverted, but I unblocked you. яεvεятεя σғ ωαη∂αℓιsм, ραтяσℓℓεя σғ ε∂ιтs, ΓУППЯ ・「ҭагк」・асђіεѵеϻԑηтѕ・тіме: 23:14, 31 October 2017 (UTC)
Thank you Lynn! I appreciate you giving me the benefit of the doubt. Now I think I'll actually put something on my user page, using yours as a template. :) Peyre (talk) 23:16, 31 October 2017 (UTC)
No problem, glad I could help clear things up. Also, would you mind indenting your talk page comments with colons beforehand like how I did it? It makes things a bit easier to sort out. яεvεятεя σғ ωαη∂αℓιsм, ραтяσℓℓεя σғ ε∂ιтs, ΓУППЯ ・「ҭагк」・асђіεѵеϻԑηтѕ・тіме: 01:46, 1 November 2017 (UTC)
Oh! Ok. Peyre (talk) 04:08, 1 November 2017 (UTC)

Signature[edit]

I noticed your signature doesn't contain your username. I'm not sure if you're signing correctly. Please read template:sign. CowHouse (talk) 02:36, 19 January 2018 (UTC)

You're right! I think I was signing with five squiggles instead of four. Peyre (talk) 04:51, 19 January 2018 (UTC)
I think you've figured out the problem. By the way, just leave all the old signatures even if they're wrong. Changing them will just screw up the time stamp (and the double signing is confusing). CowHouse (talk) 14:24, 19 January 2018 (UTC)
Oh, ok. Peyre (talk) 16:07, 19 January 2018 (UTC)

How do you identify "non-native speaker"?[edit]

Hi, thanks for your great work at fixing some of the articles I created like Qatar and United Arab Emirates. I just wanted to ask how do you identify if the article is written by a non-native. I try my best to use tools like Grammarly and readability checking to make sure the sentences and grammars have no issue, but do they still come across to native speakers as odd? Or is it not a big issue, but a minor one? I just want to know so that the next time I'm writing an article I can make use of your advice. Thanks in advance. Dogeatsdog (talk) 16:47, 28 August 2018 (UTC)

Oh, if I recall it was minor things, like which prepositions (at, to, with, etc.) to use in a given place, and where to use "the" instead of "a" or to not use it at all. When I do that sort of editing, I think of it more as fine-tuning than correction; English is a very difficult language to speak or write fully correctly. Peyre (talk) 17:18, 28 August 2018 (UTC)
I see, thanks a lot, I hope it wasn't too much of a nuisance :) Dogeatsdog (talk) 12:15, 5 September 2018 (UTC)
Of course. No, it's no trouble; I enjoy that sort of thing. Peyre (talk) 18:06, 5 September 2018 (UTC)