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Thank you. --SineBot (talk) 11:40, 13 August 2014 (UTC)

Information icon Hello, I'm Materialscientist. I wanted to let you know that I undid one or more of your recent contributions to Democratic Republic of the Congo ‎ because it did not appear constructive. If you would like to experiment, please use the sandbox. If you think I made a mistake, or if you have any questions, you can leave me a message on my talk page. Thanks! Materialscientist (talk) 04:51, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Equaling humans with apes is inappropriate in general articles, especially Africa related. Please stop. Materialscientist (talk) 05:08, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
You can exclude humans from great apes, but do not change the caption of the gorilla, male silverback gorilla does not make sense, a silverback is already male, to male western gorilla or silverback western gorilla would be better. (talk) 05:29, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
See below: MaterialScientist interpreted your edit as an intentional racial slur. Whether you intended it that way or not, it's likely that some readers might take it that way as well. Sometimes scientific accuracy isn't the primary concern, particularly in a nonscience article. In a biology article, the best wording might go the other way.--Srleffler (talk) 05:40, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
Excluding humans, DRC have 4 great ape species: common chimpanzee, bonobo, western gorilla, and eastern gorilla. (talk) 05:55, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

3-revert rule[edit]

Careful: repeatedly reverting edits to an article will get you blocked from editing. If an administrator notices someone reverting edits more than three times in 24 hours to a single article, he or she will pretty much automatically block that person's ability to edit for a while. You and MaterialScientist seem to have been repeatedly reverting each other. MaterialScientist ought to know better.--Srleffler (talk) 05:25, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Negative. Repeatedly saying, in an African country overview, that the population consists of apes is a blockable racial slur (yes, I know the biology facts mentioned above). Materialscientist (talk) 05:32, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
This might have gone better if you had explained the reasons for your revert from the beginning. I don't know whether the IP intended this as a racial slur, or was just being pedantic about biology. Either way, editing disputes should be resolved through discussion not revert wars. When you revert without adequately explaining the reason, you encourage the other person to do likewise, which is not constructive. --Srleffler (talk) 05:37, 26 August 2014 (UTC)