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Punctuation in Watchlist notices

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HandsomeFella (talkcontribs)

Hello.

On Wikipedia, as in the other projects here, I assume, correct punctuation is important.

Per [[WP:Copyedit#Punctuation]], two commas are missing in the following current message:

Wikimedia technical Operations is planning a major infrastructure migration on Wednesday, 12 September and Wednesday, 10 October 2018 at 14:00 UTC.

There should be one comma after "12 September", and one after "10 October 2018". Without the commas, the sentence falls into three parts, the second of which is dangling:

  • Wikimedia Technical Operations is planning a major infrastructure migration on Wednesday
  • 12 September and Wednesday
  • 10 October 2018 at 14:00 UTC

"2018" is probably superfluous.

Regards

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Quiddity (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Hi. Watchlist notices are written locally on each wiki. I guessed that you meant the English Wikipedia, and found the notice you mention at w:en:MediaWiki:Watchlist-messages. Please let them know on the talkpage there. Thanks.

Quiddity (WMF) (talkcontribs)

Actually, I'll just ping @Xaosflux here, for efficiency. :)

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