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February 2014[edit]

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November 2014[edit]

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It would be nice if you gave some reasoning when reverting me. If you insist on keeping the timeline entry then fine, though I've scratched the "...Obama administration," which was the phrase that leapt out as a political jibe in the first place. Chris Smowton (talk) 20:41, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

No reason is needed to revert a vandalism, user Smowton. Avoid making reverts on other edits, moreover if them are sourced. (talk) 22:00, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
Removing a link or editing a summary is not an example of vandalism. Not every source belongs in every article, and due weighting and proper neutral summary of those sources that are mentioned is necessary. Chris Smowton (talk) 00:37, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
It doesnt matter your arguments, just stop vandalising my edits. Be warned. (talk) 12:26, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
That is basically the opposite of how things are supposed to work. Arguments matter, vandalism is distinct from reversion. You should read WP:BRD -- that describes how usually, you go ahead and make a change; then if somebody (like me) disagrees with your change they revert it, then we talk about it. Chris Smowton (talk) 14:31, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
Stop reverting edits otherwise you will be blocked200.48.214.19 (talk) 12:26, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
I have reverted you exactly once, so I don't know what you're talking about here. Chris Smowton (talk) 01:11, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
IP user, please read WP:CIVIL and don't WP:THREATEN editors. Your WP:BATTLEGROUND behaviour is unacceptable. Step back, take a deep breath, then try to approach articles and discussions on a cool head. Thank you for your understanding. --Iryna Harpy (talk) 05:42, 1 February 2015 (UTC)

There was no reason for revert my edit, it was sourced and filled the criteria of the Timeline. Until now its still there. Harpy, I think your way in middling in others affairs in unacceptable200.48.214.19 (talk) 12:47, 2 February 2015 (UTC)

What you perceive as being 'unacceptable' and 'meddling' has nothing to do with Wikipedia's policies and behavioural guidelines. Trying to intimidate other users, abusive edit summaries such as this, and accusing Smowton's removal of a tiny portion of content you added with a valid reason as being vandalism is bad form... and was civilly explained to you.
As a veteran editor, my attempts to guide you are not meddling. Again, I would ask that you learn to control your temper and accept good faith advice. --Iryna Harpy (talk) 23:14, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

Holding grudges[edit]

Please read WP:AGF. You added a comment which appears to be a personal attack on me on 25 February, well after it had been established that the "The New York Times:Ukrainian side delivered fake photographs to convince USA of Russian involvement" has been discredited as a deliberate attempt by Ukrainian security to 'fake' (or even mislead) anyone. The error happened in the USA, and was pointed out in that section by me as to why we don't just grab any reports just released before they've been checked and cross-referenced with other reliable sources in order to verify them.

Wikipedia is an encyclopaedic resource, not the news... and most certainly not WP:RECENTISM. If you wish to contribute constructively, please don't approach it as a WP:BATTLEGROUND. Thank you for your understanding. --Iryna Harpy (talk) 00:54, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

Moderate your temper Irina, in your comments you have a not-kind way of speking to him (Molobocount). Accusing him of everthing bad its not suitable for Wikipedia. Read Try to read and learn in a civilazed way, how to treat other editors. With your arrogant language you will not get anything anywhere. (talk) 13:30, 2 March 2015 (UTC)