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Response to your delete of edits on the Greek Music pages[edit]

Please review my response on my talk page with evidence why my edit should not have been removed. Akramarz (talk) 20:03, 12 May 2017 (UTC)Akramarz

With respect, your self-citations didn't add anything of substance to the articles (in one case you just added yourself to the bibliography) and I don't think they represent an exception to our COI guidelines. As a subject matter expert you are no doubt familiar with a range of sources published by lots of authors - why not source someone else instead? - MrOllie (talk) 20:09, 12 May 2017 (UTC)
Thank you for your response. I did not ask for an exception to COI guidelines but for respecting them. It would be counter-productive prohibiting people who are, as you acknowledge, experts in their field, to refer to results of their own research. Fortunately, the Wikipedia guidelines do not fall into this error but only posit reasonable limits. I am citing again: "Using material you have written or published is allowed within reason, but only if it is relevant, conforms to the content policies, including WP:SELFPUB, and is not excessive. Citations should be in the third person and should not place undue emphasis on your work." (from I have not violated these guidelines. Adding a simple bibliographical reference to a new standard work is relevant, within reason, and not excessive and contributes to the purpose of Wikipedia: "Provide the public with articles that summarize accepted knowledge, written neutrally and sourced reliably." (from Given that there is no evidence of a violation on my end that would justify the complete elimination of my edits, I have restored them. On the other hand, I appreciate your comment that you did not find my contributions substantial enough. Even if this is no justification for censorship either (Wikipedia is grateful for any, even minuscule, improvements), I took this to heart and have now updated my edits with further improvements and a more substantial piece on the Ethos in ancient music. I hope that this will satisfy your concerns. For the other page, in addition to my own, I have also added now three book titles of other scholars, to balance my contribution. Please let me know if you have any further constructive suggestions. By the way, I apologize for having marked some edits as "minor" when they were more than mere language corrections - I have become aware of the exact definition of a "minor change" in Wikipedia. You did not mention this, but just in case...Akramarz (talk) 20:42, 22 May 2017 (UTC)Akramarz

Jasmine Directory tag clarification[edit]

Hi, you placed tags on the article I would like to ask where you think it's not neutral? Please explain and suggest where to improve. I read carefully all guidelines before publishing the article. I would love to know where to improve. I personally used that directory and as I am contributing to Wikipedia, I thought to create an article, I also used other directories frequently and there pages hardly have any references anyway, I'll really appreciate if you could tell me where to edit the article as I see nothing promotional and don't have any conflict of interest. In fact, I have more references to add as part of my research. HeatherMPinchbeck (talk) 08:05, 13 May 2017 (UTC)

Removal of Software from Graph Theory[edit]

Hi, I've added a Software section to the Graph Theory with open source (non-profit) software, in several languages, developers could use. Please let me know why you did remove them? Is Github, where these open source projects are hosted, considered a social network? [*] I thought my contribution really adds up to the value of the article because there it helps people actually play with the concepts mentioned in the article using free open source academic (MIT licensed) software. Thanks,

Please advise.

(edit) Improved and re-added. Please check. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Esokullu (talkcontribs) 09:24, 31 May 2017 (UTC)

Removal of Linx from Comparison of business integration software page[edit]

Hi, I have removed all offending links from the page. Please let me know if you have any further objections to the addition of our software to the page. Thanks, Franzro — Preceding unsigned comment added by Franzro (talkcontribs) 06:40, 30 May 2017 (UTC)

huge deletion of computer system emulators[edit]

Computer system emulators. You seen to have removed all reference to 60-bit and 48-bit computers. Please revert this unwarranted deletion. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:38, 8 June 2017 (UTC)