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Newly-created Edna May Lucas (1907-1995) has non-standard date order in its mini-bio. How can I fix it? --- Robin Patterson (Talk) 00:02, February 2, 2020 (UTC)

Fixed Thurstan (talk) 01:15, February 2, 2020 (UTC)
Thank you for fixing it, but I and maybe others would like an answer to the question in case you are ever away firefighting or something. --- Robin Patterson (Talk) 03:18, February 2, 2020 (UTC)
Sorry, I put it in the edit summary: just a null edit. A page comes up like that when you create it. The first edit fixes it. Thurstan (talk) 05:16, February 2, 2020 (UTC)
All clear now, thanks. (That first edit summary was too cryptic!) But it doesn't always go American on first creation; here's my latest, hot off the Publish button:
  • "William Beckett was born 24 May 1808 in Haddiscoe, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom to Benjamin Beckett (1779-1855) and Elizabeth Pells (1775-1854) and died 21 February 1889 in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom of unspecified causes. He married Anne Lake (1812-1848) 29 April 1833 in Norwich, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom. He married Elizabeth Farthing (1833-1885) December 1849 . "
--- Robin Patterson (Talk) 23:21, February 2, 2020 (UTC)
Sound like your guess is as good as mine, then. Thurstan (talk) 02:13, February 3, 2020 (UTC)