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I'm really new the the whole wiki-editing thing and while I have skimmed through some of the etiquette guidelines I haven't seen anything specifically related to whether you should attempt to preserve the original writer's style as much as possible when making corrections.

I'm sure we have all read entries that grate from a linguistic or aesthetic perpsective, but could not be faulted in terms of the underlying content.

I think it is important to show respect to the original contributor, they have made an honest effort at adding content - the lifeblood of all wikis. But sometimes an entry is just crying out to be substantially or even completely rewritten - so what do you do!!

--Narvi 20:45, 11 September 2007 (EDT)