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Translation queryEdit

if i do not know how to say a certain word or word in english, then is it allowed to help yourself in using google translate? i know that some websites are against rules, is that so? (i'm really right now so if there is no permission then please avoid punishment.Atlantic Channel (talk) 21:25, 17 May 2019 (UTC)

@Atlantic Channel: It should be OK to use Google Translate to help you with a word or phrase, especially if you can find another way to check Google's suggestion. One way to check is to use Google Translate back again, asking it to translate the English back into Hindi and Assamese. Another would be to check the English word by searching in Wiktionary. But try not to rely on Google Translate for whole sentences or longer text, because it is not reliable enough for that. -- John of Reading (talk) 05:16, 19 May 2019 (UTC)


  There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. The thread is User:Tomsmith81727 - an account solely for reverting?. Jayjg (talk) 12:53, 30 May 2019 (UTC)

@Jayjg: Thank you for the notification - my first {{ANI-notice}} in my nine years here. -- John of Reading (talk) 15:39, 30 May 2019 (UTC)
Now we both feel special. :) Jayjg (talk) 15:43, 30 May 2019 (UTC)


Hi there man! It's your friend on discord from a few days ago. I was wondering why you ended our chat so abruptly. I just wanted to clarify it was my opinion I was stating, and I may have used harsh wording on accident to help my point. I apologize for any disagreements. Please reconsider adding me back. Thank you! BootLover32 (talk) 19:31, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

@BootLover32: What's this about, please? If "discord" refers to Discord (software) then I can't be the person you're after - I don't do online chat. -- John of Reading (talk) 19:45, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
Haha thanks for responding. All right lol, my apologies. BootLover32 (talk) 22:33, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

Remove unsourced additions by User:SpecialwoodEdit

just made a revert on Costa Rica women's national football team, as i thought maybe you missed it, but just realised you are still in progress as its rather more extensive than i had imagined. Sorry if it seemed i was treading on your toes, not planned. It was on my list to look at tomorrow, as some of the Australia women's national under-17 soccer team had allegedly become 12 year olds !! Matilda Maniac (talk) 11:57, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

@Matilda Maniac: Thanks! Yes, I seem to have missed that one. -- John of Reading (talk) 11:59, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

A kitten for you!Edit

You are far too kind and helpful. Thanks for everything, John.

Puduḫepa (talk) 08:41, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

@Puduḫepa: How sweet! Thank you. -- John of Reading (talk) 10:39, 24 June 2019 (UTC)

Grammar scriptEdit

Hi John. I'm looking for a basic grammar script. Do you know of any? Regards, Sun Creator(talk) 14:21, 25 June 2019 (UTC)

@Sun Creator: Not really. Among my hundreds of spelling rules I have some that spot odd combinations such as "could also ran" or "will became". But if I wanted to check the grammar of a particular article properly, I'd paste the text into Word and ask it to check. -- John of Reading (talk) 15:15, 25 June 2019 (UTC)
Thank you John. I've used Word in the past, seemed a bit basic at the time. I recall some editor engaged in FA's using a script although I don't presently recall the name. Regards, Sun Creator(talk) 11:12, 4 July 2019 (UTC)
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