User talk:Barkeep

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Meredith Kessler[edit]

Earlier this month you made a request for help on on Wikipedia:Requests for page protection, because a single purpose account (SPA) kept removing content from the article on Meredith Kessler, because he/she does not favor having this article subject having content showing that they have been convicted of a crime. We have both posted various warnings on the SPA's talk page, but he/she carries on reverting.

Please could explain why this content should be retained in the article at Talk:Meredith Kessler.-- Toddy1 (talk) 00:29, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

At this time my argument would be the one you have cited on the other party's talk page, that being Wikipedia is not censored. The information maintains a neutral point of view and no undue weight is given to the subject. I'd be happy to engage in a discussion on the article's talk page and consider sound reasons for its exclusion. BarkeepChat 04:43, 18 January 2017 (UTC)
The single purpose account is edit-warring. He/she can be blocked for that if he/she keeps it up. One of the questions asked at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Edit warring asks the person reporting to provide evidence of an "attempt to resolve dispute on article talk page". So please post something at Talk:Meredith Kessler.-- Toddy1 (talk) 10:10, 18 January 2017 (UTC)

Mass article deletion[edit]

Hi Barkeep. Just a notification in case you weren't aware, several thousand sports articles have been nominated for deletion. Please read more at User:Aymatth2/SvG clean-up/Guidelines. I noticed an article you worked on at Nikki Butterfield was among those proposed for deletion so thought you may have an interest in cleaning up other articles. There is no triathlon specific list yet but I'm sure you could request one. Thanks! SFB 21:48, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

Sioux City Iowa Page[edit]

I think that the fact that this city is one of the few cities in the United States that operates speed cameras on interstate highways and derives a sizable part of the city budget from them is an interesting fact about the city. I added a citation for this to make it more in the style of wikipedia and also added a link to the wikipedia page for the camera company where more information about the corruption scandals around the company is found. This plus the cited FBI pages makes this an interesting part of the page on this city. The listed sources would provide a useful starting point for research around this if anyone is interested. I see no point in burying it. I think that in the context of wikipedia current information about the city is appropriate with sources and multiple points of view is better and more informative than simply avoiding the topic because some people may prefer more of a promotional all positive piece on this town and what a great place it is to move their business to. That's how this page has read for some time. Bottom line -- better to present multiple points of view and sources around controversial aspects than to hide them. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 21:50, 5 July 2017 (UTC)

The additional reference still does not support the statement "Sioux City is well known as one of the few municipalities that operates speed cameras on interstate highways, generating a large fraction of city revenue from out of state motorists." You've also ignored requests to discuss the addition of this material on the article's talk page before inclusion. BarkeepChat 04:09, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

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