User talk:V-man

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Hello. I was noticing some of your recent work, and I wanted to bring something to your attention. Wikipedia defines a minor edit as fixing typos, formatting, and various other small things that do not alter the functional content of a page. I believe that some of your edits that you mark as being "minor" do not qualify.

For example, this edit. It has added content to the page, in the form of GL 3.0 versions of function calls. It may not have added a new section or made radical changes to the page's contents, but it is far from typo corrections or formatting changes. Alfonse 15:03, 27 April 2011 (CDT)

I see. That also answers what should be done in the case of spelling corrections. I was wondering if there was a way to not record it in the history. V-man 16:02, 27 April 2011 (CDT)

First, I'd like to thank you for your input on the OpenGL Wiki. However, there is a subject matter I would like to bring to your attention.

The <br> elements that you put at the end of your lines. These are poor MediaWiki formatting. Instead, simply separate your lines by a blank space. Alfonse 18:20, 24 August 2009 (UTC)

I saw the page you posted, OSX.6 Geforce 9400 features, and you seem to still be using <br> tags. Alfonse 23:34, 30 August 2009 (UTC)
It seems that you're not very well versed on MediaWiki editing conventions. For example, conversations like this are appropriate for user's talk pages, not that user's main pages. The user's main page is for that user to talk about themselves as it relates to the Wiki. Indeed, modifying someone else's talk page for them is generally a big no-no.
Also, when having a conversation like this, it is customary to reply on the talk page where the conversation started, not to ping-pong back and forth between two users' talk pages. Lastly, always use ~~~~ to sign posts on discussion pages: it makes it easy to see who is responsible for which statements.
As to the subject of this discussion, if you want a list of things, you should use list formatting. MediaWiki has a lot of good formatting tags. You should not try to use <br> as a way of replicating some exact look that you're interested in. On the page in question, for example, you put a line break after the inline-list of extensions; that simply makes the paragraph hard to read.
Remember: this is a web-page. Everyone has a different monitor resolution and so forth. Let HTML and MediaWiki formatting do their jobs. It is better for an article to seem to have too much line spacing than for it to have too little. Alfonse 20:47, 31 August 2009 (UTC)