User talk:BrillLyle

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A few words of advice on taking part in discussions[edit]

I have just read Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Ochs-Sulzberger family, and I have a couple of pieces of advice which you may or may not find helpful.

Whether you intended it or not, you come across there as angry with other editors, and your comments at times seemed to be aimed more at expressing your low opinions of those other editors than discussing the merits or demerits of the proposal being discussed. My advice is that even if that is how you feel, you are more likely to influence a discussion towards your point of view if you come across as civilly explaining your reasons for disagreeing, while respecting the views of those who disagree with you. You will be more likely to have your views taken notice of if you do that, even if you don't believe that the other participants deserve your respect.

It is clear from what you have said in that discussion that you are one of the editors who believe that deleting content is in itself a bad thing. I don't know whether you would go so far as a small minority of editors who think that no deletion should ever take place, so that Wikipedia should become like one of the open blogs and forums which allow anyone to post virtually anything, or whether you think that some things must be deleted, but would like it to be kept to a minimum. However, whatever your views, there is a wide spectrum of opinion, with many editors believing that keeping out unsuitable content is just as important a part of maintaining Wikipedia as adding suitable content. Probably you will never change to holding that view, but I suggest respecting the opinions of those who do so, and accept that they hold that view in good faith, rather than accusing them of doing so "out of fear or maybe just plain incompetence". We don't and never will all agree, either on that or on any one of the many other issues that come up in relation to work for the encyclopaedia, but we can all work together more smoothly and productively if we accept that there is a range of tenable opinions, and avoid appearing to show contempt for those who hold different views from our own.

As I said above, you may or may not find that advice helpful, but I offer it for what it's worth. The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 19:15, 12 July 2018 (UTC)

XHTML edit that changes nothing[edit]

Please don't make edits that in no way change a page's rendering or function. Additionally, why would you include an XHTML-style <br/> rather than HTML 5-style <br> (cf.? ―Justin (koavf)TCM 05:33, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

@Koavf: Hi Justin. I use the syntax highlighter in Wiki Markup when I edit. It is under Preferences --> Gadgets --> Editing. Without the "/" everything is pink. It's typical to add them in so the code is easier to edit. It's a fabulous thing, syntax highlighting. BTW -- Love New Multitudes so much! Great record! :-) Best, - Erika aka BrillLyle (talk) 05:37, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, Erika. That is really odd to me... Why would the editor add these changes...? Thanks. ―Justin (koavf)TCM 05:47, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
@Koavf: Now I'm confused :-) I made those changes, and I explained above why I did that. I'm sorry if that was unclear. -- Erika aka 05:50, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
I think I understand the reason you did it: this tool recommends it. Now, the question is, "Why does this tool prefer XHTML-style tags rather than HTML 5 tags?" but that's not a question for you since you didn't make the tool. Does that make sense? ―Justin (koavf)TCM 06:24, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
@Koavf: I guess it makes sense. I don't really have an opinion on what the original creator of the tool did or not -- or if the syntax highlighter has this idiosyncratic thing going on. I just want to edit the pages easily, which syntax highlighter does really well. So if I add the "/" to the br tag it's not a critical issue. I don't really get why it's an issue when it's done on the majority of pages I open up with pre-existing edits. Beside the fact that a bot can adjust this if need be -- which it doesn't need to be fixed in my opinion. I'm just being flexible to address functionality, quite frankly. So just going to move on. I will continue to be adding the "/" so myself and other editors can use the syntax highlighter in a functional way. -- Best, -- Erika aka BrillLyle (talk) 07:20, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
It's not an issue at all--we may be speaking past one another. Thanks for working with me on the encyclopedia, Erika! Let me know if there's anything I can do for you. ―Justin (koavf)TCM 08:04, 15 July 2018 (UTC)
@Koavf: Thanks Justin. Same here, if I can be of help or if you need a collaborator. Best to you -- Erika aka BrillLyle (talk) 08:07, 15 July 2018 (UTC)

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Given the information that was reported, as well as the fact that you engaged in the outing of one's personal information, I find that a 72 hour block is justified and I have applied it to your account. ~Oshwah~(talk) (contribs) 17:59, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

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