User talk:99.255.176.84

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Nuvola apps important.svg You currently appear to be engaged in an edit war. Note that the three-revert rule prohibits making more than three reversions on a single page within a 24 hour period. Additionally, users who perform a large number of reversions in content disputes may be blocked for edit warring, even if they do not technically violate the three-revert rule. If you continue, you may be blocked from editing. Please do not repeatedly revert edits, but use the talk page to work towards wording and content that gains a consensus among editors. If necessary, pursue dispute resolution. -TeaDrinker (talk) 19:51, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

Howdy! I realize the above note sounds a bit harsh; to be clear, Wikipedia does need good editors such as yourself. There is an everpresent danger of constant reverting, so the warning sounds pretty harsh. Nevertheless, I hope you're not turned off by the project entirely. The preferred method for settling disagreements is discussion on the article talk page. I have started a discussion at Talk:History_of_science#Science_in_China and your input would be greatly appreciated. (You can just add comments as you would add them in an article.) If you have any questions feel free to let me know at User_talk:TeaDrinker. Thanks and best wishes, --TeaDrinker (talk) 20:00, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for the note and the discussion on the article talk page. I'm afraid I don't know enough about the subject matter to comment knowledgably, but in my experience, it is usually possible to come up with some mutually acceptable wording on the article talk page. One thing to keep in mind is that, although Wiki means "quick," having the best version in place immediately is not absolutely vital. Contoversial revisions are often discussed at length on the talk page of an article before the make it into the article text. Some of the criticisms which seem to have been leveled against your version is lack of citations or that other people say things which contradict your addition--this should be possible to address this concern simply by adding citations for your material (generally the more extensive and reputable the citations, the better). Hope this helps and let me know if you have any further concerns. Best, --TeaDrinker (talk) 09:38, 27 December 2008 (UTC)

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Hi there. In case you didn't know, when you add content to talk pages and Wikipedia pages that have open discussion, you should sign your posts by typing four tildes ( ~~~~ ) at the end of your comment. If you can't type the tilde character, you should click on the signature button Button sig.png located above the edit window. This will automatically insert a signature with your name and the time you posted the comment. This information is useful because other editors will be able to tell who said what, and when. Thank you! --SineBot (talk) 03:13, 25 December 2008 (UTC)