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Hello, I'm John Cline. I noticed that you made a change to an article, Jim Jones, but you didn't provide a source. I’ve removed it for now, but if you’d like to include a citation to a reliable source and re-add it, please do so! If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks. —John Cline (talk) 05:33, 19 May 2014 (UTC)
You currently appear to be engaged in an edit war. Users are expected to collaborate with others, to avoid editing disruptively, and to try to reach a consensus rather than repeatedly undoing other users' edits once it is known that there is a disagreement.
Please be particularly aware, Wikipedia's policy on edit warring states:
- Edit warring is disruptive regardless of how many reverts you have made; that is to say, editors are not automatically "entitled" to three reverts.
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If you find yourself in an editing dispute, use the article's talk page to discuss controversial changes; work towards a version that represents consensus among editors. You can post a request for help at an appropriate noticeboard or seek dispute resolution. In some cases it may be appropriate to request temporary page protection. If you engage in an edit war, you may be blocked from editing. Gamaliel (talk) 17:38, 23 May 2014 (UTC)
Hello, I'm Gamaliel. I wanted to let you know that I undid one or more of your recent contributions to User talk:Gamaliel because it did not appear constructive. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks! Gamaliel (talk) 13:28, 25 May 2014 (UTC)
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Do you mind explaining where (specifically) the disputes lies, as it is unclear from your current report? Thanks. --JustBerry (talk) 00:50, 26 May 2014 (UTC)
- I have replied with my resolution. --JustBerry (talk) 01:15, 26 May 2014 (UTC)
Misrepresentation of cited source
Please be careful when writing WP prose based on a source. You wrote that a New York Times article claimed that Christopher Cruz was not attempting to cause a collision with Alexian Lien. The source does not say that. The source does say that stunt riders often attempt to slow other motorists down, but does not claim that's what Cruz was doing, and does not claim Cruz was not attempting to cause a collision. Nor can we as WP editors draw that conclusion ourselves; that would be WP:SYNTHESIS, a form of original research. For a defense of Christopher Cruz's actions, you would need a statement that is specifically about his actions. I am guessing there are plenty of published quotes by Cruz's lawyer which could be included. But even then, our article would read something along the lines of, "Cruz's attorney stated that Cruz was not attempting to cause a collision", because we would need to attribute the statement to the person making it, rather than presenting it as plain fact. Centrify (f / k / a FCAYS) (talk) (contribs) 16:31, 3 June 2014 (UTC)
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