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- Hello, and I'm sorry I had to reverse you today on the timeshare article. Allow me to explain please: The article had been an advertising platform for the sales industry for years. It was a battleground between the owners, and the industry. The owners all
wanting to tell the world NEVER to buy a timeshare, and the industry advertising their horse manure there. A few years ago, I was asked to come in and rewrite the entire article, and tell both the positives and negatives of the situation, though I was advised to expose the reality of owning one, and let the article be a warning to anyone contemplating purchasing one, that they couldn't give it away for free if they wanted to, no less ever get their investment back. At the same time, I had to explain the concept in earnest. I was asked, because I was one of the creators of timeshare in the US. I was also on the very first timeshare line in this country. I wrote the history section, and kept going until I got it all covered. This is a very touchy subject in the hearts and minds of timeshare owners. The article has stood almost "untouched" for years, because both sides have learned to live with the facts in it. When you edit this particular article, you open the door for the industry to come back in and do edits, and so on. I thought you would get the message when I rewrote many of your changes without reversing you, and explaining why in the summaries. Please, if you see a MAJOR grammar error, by all means fix it. Other than that please let it be, or the "timeshare wars" are sure to start again. Thank you for understanding. Pocketthis (talk) 02:23, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
- I'm sorry that you had a bad experience in the industry. I do not work in the industry, I own a timeshare and knew going in that it would not be an "investment".
Had I vandalized the article, or put in a lot of "fluff" in order to make it one-sided, I could see your reasons for reversing my edits. However, to reverse edits simply because you fear that others in the industry will start an "edit war" is not allowed per Wikipedia. There are tools you can use to report edits that are not in line with Wikipedia guidelines.
Please note, I WILL be reverting the article to show my changes. I do not want to report anyone to Wikipedia, but if you continue to reverse my edits without adequate justification, I will do so. Quidam65 (talk) 13:01, 19 April 2016 (UTC)
- As per Wikipedia, this is where you leave your reply, since we are going by the book. I never said I "had a bad experience" with timeshare. I said, I was asked to come into the article to settle a war. I also said I was one of the creators of timeshare sales. Now you go ahead and make your edits in timeshare as you wish, and I will do what I consider good editing. I won't reverse you again, but I won't tolerate poor editing. Your editing is not factual, it is "the timeshare world according to Quidam65". You put in things that are conjecture on your part, and expect the experts to leave it be. Example: "The Tour guides are all well versed in sales". That is nonsense. You would have to have visited every timeshare in the world to be able to say that with encyclopedic authority. Also, I don't like your grammar, the way you word things, and your edits in my opinion are simply for your amusement, and have little or no improvement in this article. I will do what I promised myself I would do in this article, and that is to keep a close eye on any word changing, or misrepresentations of facts. If I see nonconstructive edits, I will have to improve upon them.
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