Talk:Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge

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Bison[edit]

It was not an uncited edit. I wrote my source under 'edit summary'. That is the only way I know, for I an computer-illiterate and could find no instructions on this website. It is VERY important that this website not falsely claim there are wild bison on the Refuge. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.193.5.116 (talk) 14:13, 4 April 2013 (UTC)

Unfortunately, placing the cite in the edit summary is not the way to go about it. You can find easy-to-follow instructions on how to enter cites here WP:CITE. Note, however, that the article doesn't say "free-roaming" bison on the CMRNWR. It just says "bison". As far as I know (and I'm from Montana), there aren't any free-roaming bison anywhere in Montana or in the United States. Even Ted Turner's ranch near Bozeman has those bison fenced in; they don't "roam" anywhere. (Note that bison are migratory animals who traveled from Alberta as far south as Kansas.)
I would also suggest that the dispute not be placed in the CMRNWR article for two reasons: 1) NUMEROUS proposals for the refuge are made every year, and most of them go nowhere. Generally speaking, it's better to include things when they happen, not just because they are proposed. 2) I did some research today on this issue, looking up about 20 different articles. So far, the only people proposing free-roaming bison on the CMRNWR is the National Wildlife Federation (NWF); their campaign is just starting, and no one else is pushing this yet. Indeed, the New York Times yesterday ran a big article about just how much opposition this is getting in the state. Right now, the proposal appears to be one from a special interest group and does not yet have broad support. (NWF runs lots of campaigns like this every year, most of which go nowhere.)
Additionally, your edit summaries clearly indicate you are pushing an agenda rather than engaging in neutral editing of an article. Arguing in edit summaries (rather than the article Talk page) is not appropriate, and your assumption that you alone have a claim on the truth is incorrect and biased.
Finally, the state of Montana has quite a lot of say over the CMRNWR, as it owns a lot of state land incorporated in the refuge. (So get your facts straight.) I will not engage in an edit war over this. I strongly urge you to read Wikipedia's guidelines regarding neutral point of views and verifiable claims in articles. Right now, the way you are editing the article does not appear to meet either policy of the encyclopedia. I am transliterating this to the article Talk page. - Tim1965 (talk) 15:01, 4 April 2013 (UTC)
Mr. IP--I strongly suggest you heed the calm advice by Tim given above. Such continued behavior will only get you in trouble (blocks, article protection, etc). You also seem to know a lot for a new IP user.PumpkinSky talk 22:04, 4 April 2013 (UTC)