I think I can probably work out the answer to this already, but just to confirm - is the convention for spelling, and especially tags to use American English rather than British?

This question was what made me consider it - originally I wrote "mould" but it was edited to the american "mold".

If it is a case of American English then I'll try to adhere but I'm afraid some things might need to be edited by you guys across the pond!

  • Where I live in Wales mold has an entirely different meaning to mould.
    – user2766
    Jan 7 '14 at 15:07

For canonical issues (such as tags), we tend to standardize on the American English spellings. But when it comes to someone's writing, I would leave it to the preference of the author. If a 3rd party becomes too insistent on performing minor edits to change all occurrences of 'favourite' to 'favorite', I would consider that somewhat abusive.

  • 2
    +1, I agree, this makes sense and is standard policy.
    – studiohack
    Jan 31 '12 at 17:19

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