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I am not an experienced editor, as you have no doubt discerned, though I've made a few edits over the years, usually on topics on which I AM an expert, rather than hot political, subjective topics such as this.
I knew my edit likely wouldn't last 24 hours but I thought it was worth a try. I disagree with your conclusion that it was not constructive because it did at least warn the reader that they were about to read a long article about a GITMO detainee that appeared to have been written and edited by ONLY his legal defense team, i.e., there is no hint of balance in the presentation. This surprised me, as whenever I've seen such biased articles in the past, Wikipedia has usually already flagged the fact that the article "may have problems," or words to that effect. I am no expert on every GITMO detainee, but I do think I'm an expert on what is and what isn't scholarly writing. And there are long sections where there is only one reference to support all the claims, and there I find as well some citations with notes embedded suggesting that the source still needs work?!
If you look at the history of the edits it seems that for a very long time only one or two people did them, and they frequently cite the same or similar sources that are generally considered to take a very pro-GITMO detainee view. I don't know who is guilty and who is innocent, but I DO know this article is not balanced. I find it hard to believe that after 12 yrs in prison that if he is so persecuted, and their is such a consensus about this, and if the US has dropped all charges, then why can't they find a single country on the planet to accept the release of this innocent person?
I have no other agenda than to help maintain the quality of wiki articles in general.
- I don't doubt your good faith. However, your addition was something that's not appropriate to add to an article. Maybe you could discuss these concerns on the talk page of the article or instead improve the article itself? Widr (talk) 18:47, 2 May 2013 (UTC)
An indirect friend 
Hey, do you remember User:Sureshkumarmalayil? That's my father. So, when I created my own account, I thought that I should let you know because I saw you in his talk page Altaïr Skywalker 47 (talk) 17:43, 6 May 2013 (UTC)
- Hi, thanks for letting me know. Somehow I managed to notice your message just now. Widr (talk) 12:35, 15 May 2013 (UTC)
RuPaul's Drag Race 
Excuse me, but my edit on RuPaul's Drag Race is not unconstructive in any way. I edited the link, that currently goes to the state Alaska, but should go to Alaska (the drag queen). 0603dk (talk) 13:39, 7 May 2013 (UTC)0603dk