User talk:Ira Leviton

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Hello, Ira Leviton! Welcome to Wikivoyage.

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Duplicate "the" - "the then" false positives[edit]

Hello. First of all thank you for copy editing the "duplicate the" problem in so many articles. Unfortunately you sometimes have a false-positive in that you eliminate the "then" in "the then", which is a rare but legitimate combination of words in the English language. It would be great if you could address this issue. Hobbitschuster (talk) 22:29, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

@AndreCarrotflower: Hi, My deletion of 'the-then' was by accident - hence the nonsense edit summary that went along with it. But then I figured that I might as well leave it, since the sentence still made sense and had the same meaning because it was obvious that it was referring to that time period. But I don't have a problem with your changing it back - I just have to be a bit more careful of my trigger finger. Thanks for all the work you've been doing on Wikivoyage.
Ira Leviton (talk) 22:50, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
I think, I also reverted one of your "the then" deletions, though I do not recall where it was. Hobbitschuster (talk) 22:54, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
@AndreCarrotflower: No big deal - I'm mainly looking for the obvious typos. Ira Leviton (talk) 22:57, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
Is this in regards to the recent edits at Buffalo/West Side? I'm confused as to where I fit in to this discussion between yourself and Hobbitschuster. -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 23:46, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
@AndreCarrotflower: The confusion is all mine - I sent the message to you by accident. Two mistakes resulting from this edit. I'm embarrassed. I apologize to you and will reply to him. Ira Leviton (talk) 23:50, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
No worries! -- AndreCarrotflower (talk) 23:54, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
Also appreciate the work but please do not use the summary text for other edits. After the first few I had not been checking the edits. --Traveler100 (talk) 17:40, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
@Traveler100: My mistake again - too quick with the finger, and another apology owed. The good news is that I should be done with these tomorrow. I've been doing 25 at a time. Ira Leviton (talk) 22:13, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
It happens, don't let it stop you doing the good work. --Traveler100 (talk) 07:09, 28 November 2017 (UTC)

Sought vs. sought-after[edit]

In my dialect at least, those don't mean the same thing. "Sought" to me is strictly the past tense or past participle of "seek" or "search"; "sought-after" is an adjective, meaning that people make a great effort to find or have something. For example, in the Chicago article, this phrase makes sense to me:

"Unlike many other big cities where the hottest clubs are sought after"

This one is weird:

"Unlike many other big cities where the hottest clubs are sought"

Because it just means "looked for" and is a strange passive construction.

I would ask you to reconsider editing out the "after" in every instance of "sought-after" and consider being more selective about this.

Best,

Ikan Kekek (talk) 04:24, 11 January 2018 (UTC)

"Particularly sought as" in the Pakistan article is weird, too. Sorry, I'm going to change some of these back. Ikan Kekek (talk) 04:26, 11 January 2018 (UTC)