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==Alternate vs. Alternative on music articles==
Cmdrobot has been correcting "alternate version" to "alternative version" on music articles, per a guideline which favors British English in general for this variant. However, "alternative" has a specific meaning in popular music (see [[alternative music]]), and the bot's last few dozen edits show at least several cases of this correction being made on articles by alternative rock artists. Naturally, this is quite confusing (e.g., on [[Starlight (song)]], where "alternative versions" makes it sound like the band has recorded the songs in that particular genre, rather than being a separate take or mix). This grammar fix should be nixed for music articles, or should be corrected by hand. [[User:Chubbles|Chubbles]] ([[User talk:Chubbles|talk]]) 21:05, 18 November 2010 (UTC)
: Oh no! That particular interpretation of the phrase hadn't occurred to me. I'll remove the 'alternate version->alternative version' rule from the bot, and go back and fix up those edits. Thanks for letting me know. [[User:CmdrObot|CmdrObot]] ([[User talk:CmdrObot#top|talk]]) 21:29, 18 November 2010 (UTC)