User talk:81.100.241.18

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Europe edits[edit]

Hello. I have a couple of requests for you, please:

1. Can you please take your enthusiasm for changing all these Eastern Europe references to some appropriate overall forum and get its support, before doing more? It seems to me that you are on some kind of crusade to make a large number of edits in a short time. I have no knowledge of the subject matter so far as I know you may be right or wrong - but I think you should test it with other editors so that you know you have their support for such a campaign, rather than just making all these edits with no apparent support.

2. I may not know much about Eastern or Central Europe, but I do know that your edit to Clement Attlee was careless and inappropriate. Why? Well, firstly, "He has destroyed the last fortress of democracy in Eastern Bloc" is ungrammatical - it needs the "the" in, and I am surprised that you did not see this while editing it twice. Secondly, and much worse, the text that you have twice altered is a direct quotation from Hansard. It is referenced there - did you not notice this? - and here is the link so you can check it now. If you can find Attlee on that page saying "Eastern Bloc" then please edit it in - otherwise, it needs to stay how it is; that is, it needs to be quoted accurately so that Attlee says what he said, not what you think he should have said. The other changes you want to make I can't really comment on, other than to reiterate that if they are part of a campaign then I feel that you need support for that campaign. At the very least I feel you should take them to the article's Talk page - your lack of care over the Attlee quotation does not inspire confidence so I would quite like your suggestions to be scrutinized by other knowledgeable editors.

3. Thirdly, I am sorry to ask but do you already have a Wikipedia account, and if so do you mind my asking why you are not editing from that? To be frank I am concerned that you may be a currently-blocked user, though I would be delighted to be wrong about this.

With thanks and best wishes, DBaK (talk) 09:47, 3 January 2013 (UTC)

1. All my edits are in good faith. 2. I am sorry for editing the quote. 3. I am a new user. Best wishes

Thank you for the reply. In the same order: (1) I am not suggesting that your edits are not in good faith; but I am suggesting that a campaign of this sort is better for you and the encyclopaedia if it has some sort of overall consensus in its favour. (2) Thank you very much, noted. (3) I remain a little concerned about this but am attempting to AGF. With best wishes DBaK (talk) 17:55, 5 January 2013 (UTC)