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Primary issues (added by the filing party)
How much space in the article should discussion of General Order #11 take up? The section was once quite small (here it is just after passing FAC). It has grown (here it is after the most recent edits). Some editors wish it to grow further, others would rather revert to the FAC version.
What material should be included in that section? Should it be a bare recitation of facts, with a link to the larger article on the topic? Should it go into more detail about what may have caused Grant to issue the order? Should we write that scholars consider it anti-Semitic, or should we discuss whether Grant was anti-Semitic and whether his anti-Semitism caused the order?
Mediation is needed because Alanscottwalker and Coemgenus want to follow the abundant reliable sources that attest to Grant's anti-semitic mindset when he issued G.O. #11, while Gwillhickers perceives their desire to include the fact as a desire to smear Grant. My perception of this long-running debate is that ASW and Coemgenus are matter-of-factly telling what happened and that Gwillhickers is trying to defend Grant's honor. YoPienso (talk) 20:16, 29 May 2015 (UTC)
This is not a forum to discuss personal "perceptions" of other editors. I acknowledged Grant's order was anti-semitic as do other reliable sources and only want to make clear that there were other pressing factors during this time of war that prompted Grant's decision to issue his general Order No. 11. Can we please keep the discussion focused on what is best for the article? -- Gwillhickers (talk) 02:34, 30 May 2015 (UTC)
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