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Forces on sails[edit]

I invite you to look at the discussion at Talk:Forces on sails#Expert attention and elsewhere in the Talk page, which I have just tied to the Wikipedia:WikiProject Sailing. There are two parallel efforts, one in the main article and one in the sandbox. It appears that the two editors are unlikely to reach a consensus as to which approach is more appropriate to WP:MOS. It would help, if other editors would look at both efforts and comment at the Reorganization? section. Sincerely, User:HopsonRoad 17:55, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

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My apology[edit]

Apologies for missing your intervening edit on Transition town as I was reverting edits by a block evading ip. I see user:NebY has already corrected my error. Vsmith (talk) 22:12, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Solution Stack[edit]

When you put your question in the edit-comment like that there is no direct way to answer.

I added a talk page section to address your concerns:

Arbalest Mike (talk) 15:53, 4 May 2015 (UTC)


To assert that another editor is removing "people they don't like" from articles is a personal attack. As a matter of fact, I quite like Klein as a writer. It is an easily checked matter of record that the ref I removed was an essay she wrote (as part of the roll-out of her recent book). Her opinion piece in the Nation is reliable for her opinion, per policy. That is why I removed the ref. Attacking the editor, as opposed to discussing the edit or adding better ref, is uncivil and inappropriate. Capitalismojo (talk) 19:04, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Hardly. It might - maybe - indicate doubt about the other's good faith, but its hardly a personal attack. Unless of course you don't assume good faith yourself. That does open the door to your interpretation of this ambiguous example. NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) 19:33, 20 June 2015 (UTC)
Hi NAEG! Well, I took it that way (removing people they don't like from articles is an act of malice). If the statement was not, I apologize. I find the idea that editors publicly attribute motivations and malice to the other editors generally to be a bad idea. We should, in my opinion, discuss edits their form and their compliance with policy and guidelines. We should not be speculating on the imagined likes and dislikes of other editors. Capitalismojo (talk) 19:51, 20 June 2015 (UTC)
You're reaching when you just assume other's motivations involve "malice". Could be any number of emotional states, or none at all. NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) 19:57, 20 June 2015 (UTC)
I may have been reaching. I "assume" that I was being accused of an act of malice. But perhaps you are correct, I think taking material out of articles by people I don't like because I don't like them is a bad thing and malicious. So I assume when accused of it I am being accused of being malicious. Some people may think removing the material of people they don't like from articles is a good thing and thus could be a compliment in certain circumstances. In this circumstance, however, Niglej clearly didn't think it was a good thing because he reverted the edit with an observation attributing the edit to my personal animus. That's why I assumed it was a personal attack. Again, if I have misunderstood this assertion I apologize. Capitalismojo (talk) 20:21, 20 June 2015 (UTC)
I will take some time to consider that this was a mere mistake by Nigelj or oversensitivity on my part as I generally think Nigelj a very good editor. Perhaps that's why the edit summary was so jarring. Capitalismojo (talk) 20:25, 20 June 2015 (UTC)