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Seeking advice[edit]

Hello Anastasia, you kindly welcomed me when I signed up with the Teahouse a couple years ago. I've continued to edit and have learned a lot. Of all the pages I've edited on, some of the most controversial seem to be the alt-med topics. In particular the tone on the Rolfing article has gone from a workable truce between strongly opposing sides, to a much more hostile situation. I believe this is partly because one of the strong voices on the "Skeptic" side, who valued good logic and politeness, dropped off and now there is more of an outright power battle. Over the past 5 months, the article content has swayed strongly to the Skeptic viewpoint. There's been hot discussion on the Talk page, including a Request for Comments, which has resulted in a wide mix of opinions and no clear consensus for how to move forward. Since I'm the only semi-experienced editor on the other side of things, I'm having trouble holding ground. I believe we may be at a point of needing to escalate to some sort of arbitration, because yesterday one editor largely rewrote the article without anything resembling consensus. I've reverted to the last version but I suspect this is just the beginning. Can you offer any guidance as to the next steps? Thanks. --Karinpower (talk) 15:34, 13 July 2016 (UTC)

@Karinpower: Wow, this whole thing looks like a big, gooey mess :) I have very little experience in the medical side of Wikipedia, so advice offered in that area might be better given by someone else. How is the dispute going? ~ Anastasia [Missionedit] (talk) 16:59, 18 July 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for the reply! There is now Arbitration happening on the page, and I don't know much about that process. I understand it means that editors need to tread lightly, so I've actually been staying off the page completely for the moment. Do you know anything about that process, or where I can go to get guidance? I asked at the Teahouse, but got accused of canvassing (unfairly I think). This is the second time where I've gotten reprimanded for asking for help with figuring out how to deal with this situation - it's really hard as a newer editor to figure out how to get help with a contentious situation. Not sure if there is anywhere that you can point me for help, but if so, that would be great. Thanks!--Karinpower (talk) 04:14, 19 July 2016 (UTC)

My return Reply[edit]

Hi Stacia! Wanted to apologize for not being online for a while. I'm active now, well, in truth I'm going to have to warm up with contributions. After that, I'll finish the lesson plan. I have not forgotten about it. scribbleink ᗧHᗣT 01:40, 21 July 2016 (UTC)