Talk:Hungerford massacre

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Former good article nomineeHungerford massacre was a good articles nominee, but did not meet the good article criteria at the time. There are suggestions below for improving the article. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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August 21, 2007Good article nomineeNot listed

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School shooting[edit]

This qualifies as a school shooting. Ryan shot himself whilst in the school, hence making it a school shooting. I don't see what the difficulty would be in seeing the category's way into the article. - 108.71.133.201 (talk) 17:41, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

Thank you very much for bringing it here to discuss. I don't agree at all. Can I respectfully ask if you have read School shooting or looked at the contents of Category:School shootings committed by adults or Category:School shootings I see no similarity. Yes, Ryan did indeed top himself at a school but his attack was an apparently fairly random ramble round Hungerford. It doesn't seem anything like the others, nor like the definitions given in the article. It was not an attack on a school and its people - it was an attack, surely, on a town? Best wishes DBaK (talk) 20:33, 8 November 2018 (UTC)

Licence vs. license[edit]

Discuss here rather than edit-warring. This is an English article, as such it should adhere to the English (British) standard. Enigmamsg 00:37, 9 January 2019 (UTC)

I agree, and at the moment "licensed" is incorrectly spelt in 2 of its 3 uses in the article - whether we are using British or American English. Although the noun is spelt differently (UK= "a licence", US = "a license") the verb is spelt identically in both varieties of English as "to license". So "Licenced firearms ownership" should be "Licensed firearms ownership" and "he was in licenced possession" should be "he was in licensed possession" to remove the spelling mistakes. -- DeFacto (talk). 07:15, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
Agreed. The vandal IP who changed it to the wrong spelling is obviously the same IP-hopping sock, evading blocks, as seen at Downloadable content. - David Biddulph (talk) 08:35, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
Perhaps User:Enigmaman can correct it, as he has set full-protection on the article? --David Biddulph (talk) 08:39, 9 January 2019 (UTC)
 Done Enigmamsg 22:16, 9 January 2019 (UTC)