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Linde's "conclusion"[edit]

Please don't start multiple threads on the same subject - it makes the discussion more difficult for people to follow. Brunton (talk) 17:11, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

I disagree. This is a different topic. --OBenfey (talk) 17:15, 2 January 2012 (UTC)
It's exactly the same topic. You even directly asked people to comment on the thread about the same topic. Brunton (talk) 17:19, 2 January 2012 (UTC)
Ok lets agree on that. --OBenfey (talk) 17:22, 2 January 2012 (UTC)

January 2012[edit]

Hello OBenfey. We welcome your contributions to Wikipedia, but if you are affiliated with some of the people, places or things you have written about on Wikipedia, you may have a conflict of interest or close connection to the subject.

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Are you sure you are in the right page? I have only cited reliable sources while you are keep repeating your personal opinion on homeopathy without citing any sources. --OBenfey (talk) 13:36, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

You have made three reverts[edit]

On Wikipedia you need consensus for a controversial change. You could try a RfC if you wish wider input. But please read WP:3RR before reverting again. Cheers Doc James (talk · contribs · email) 21:17, 4 January 2012 (UTC)


Google suggests that you may be Otto Benfey (Benfey is not a common name). If that is the case then you should declare your conflict of interest, to enable others to properly judge the context of your proposed changes. You should also not edit the Homeopathy article directly, especially against consensus. Please also check the Q&A at the head of the talk page and do not repeat the circular arguments you have been raising there. Thanks, Guy (Help!) 12:12, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

It seems that some editors on wikipedia choose to interpret wiki policies in a biased way when dealing with certain subjects. Whereas medical doctors are fully allowed to edit on medical subjects, some editors assert that anyone who is involved in certain alternative medicine subjects have a "conflict of interest" when they edit on this subject. Rather than treat them as an expert due to their expertise, they are viewed with total suspicion, even though this same guideline is rarely applied to other subjects. You are under no obligation to say what your real name is, though you can probably guess that some editors will deem you to have a conflict of interest. You seem to have some good knowledge. I myself made a fatal error in editing under my real name...and was deemed to have a "conflict of interest" because I have authored 10 books on a specific alternative medicine (I am even worried about even writing that word). Be careful out there...people are out to get you. DanaUllmanTalk 05:55, 30 January 2012 (UTC)