A mod changed a few spellings on one of my questions that I don't agree with. Where is the best place to discuss this with him?

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  • You can @-mention any editor under a post. So @nameofuser will notify them of your comment. – rene Jan 2 at 11:46
  • I tried that but it didn't seem to work. The @-mention just appeared as plain text – klippy Jan 2 at 11:50
  • It always does, it doesn't get linked – rene Jan 2 at 11:51
  • Quick check: is your debate about the change to US English here? – rene Jan 2 at 11:58
  • It is. Is that the standard? – klippy Jan 2 at 12:00
  • Well, it is not my pet peeve but the consensus is that you shouldn't edit English that is correct. Some think otherwise so it depends on who you run into. – rene Jan 2 at 12:03
  • relevant: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/23869/… but it could be that a specific site decides to deviate from that advice. Check the local site meta. – rene Jan 2 at 12:08
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    Just change it back. No need to debate. The editor probably has spell check in only one language. In addition, he isn't a mod. I am ;p – Journeyman Geek Jan 2 at 12:24
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    What @JourneymanGeek is saying is that the user who changed colour to color on your question isn't a moderator. They're just a normal, high-reputation user. Mods are indicated with diamonds next to their usernames. We believe in collaboration here, so we let anyone edit nearly any post on the network, though in some cases they get reviewed before going live. – Catija Jan 2 at 12:41
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    I'm assuming that this user is attempting to help by changing the spelling of colour to the most commonly used variant, to allow people to search for this issue. SE's search for "color" and "colour" returns different results. The editor missed one of the "colour" words (possibly intentionally), so a search for both would have found this question. – Snow Jan 2 at 16:04

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