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Debresser/Jerusalem AE close[edit]

Any chance you could clarify that to permit non-substantive changes? It shouldn't affect WP:GNOME work, like fixing a punctuation error or updating a link to a page that moved. Someone cleaning up the same typo in 100 articles might not even notice that one page was under a restriction that peculiar.  — SMcCandlish ¢ ≽ʌⱷ҅ʌ≼  13:54, 8 July 2016 (UTC)

I'm afraid that putting something like that directly in the restriction would just result in endless bickering over whether a specific change is "substantive" or not. That article has been like that for years now. Realistically, though, if someone were doing batch minor fixes or the like, and someone were to bring that to AE to complain, it would get quickly closed with no action and possible sanctions on the filer for frivolous complaints. De minimis non curiat lex, and such. Seraphimblade Talk to me 14:45, 8 July 2016 (UTC)
Curat. Debresser (talk) 15:14, 8 July 2016 (UTC)
Meh. That'll teach me to try typing on a phone. Seraphimblade Talk to me 15:19, 8 July 2016 (UTC)

SAP HANA Page Deletions[edit]

I tend to agree with the lack of neutral tone in some of the content you've deleted, but you're deleting the majority of the page and turning it into a stub entry. Can we please discuss on the talk page ways to improve the page, and remove any non-neutral tone content as opposed to mass deletion. It is hard to find a database page that is worse off based on the deletion level you just took. q (talk) 17:06, 8 July 2016 (UTC)

Well, my mistake. :( I am kind of new with Wikipedia edits and started to provide information about this topic as it was almost empty and I know some info. Thanks for your comments in helping me to become a better editor. I will make edits to remove some of the text I added that could be interpreted as promotional or biased. I am going to add more edits to other articles too. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Stvw80 (talkcontribs) 02:22, 9 July 2016 (UTC)

@Notque: I'll be happy to discuss with you, but the article must not remain an ad while any such discussion takes place, since promotion isn't allowed on Wikipedia. Please ensure not to insert or reinsert promotional material going forward. Seraphimblade Talk to me 21:02, 9 July 2016 (UTC)
@Seraphimblade: I have not added promotional material, I have undone mass deletions to the content. I do not desire for it to be promotional, but instead to be a reasonable database article. This would be a higher quality database article https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oracle_Database which has several of the concepts which you are calling advertisement. You've again deleted a features list which is important detail in any technical article. An example would be https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perl - the standards you are proposing are not about advertisement, but instead about not listing technical details. I think that's fundamentally flawed. Nothing should be promotional on the page, we are agreed, but there has to be technical content to convey messaging like any other technical article. q (talk) 01:04, 10 July 2016 (UTC)
Example, your edit removing excessive naming, and fluff is a good edit in my view. Deleting all the technical features is a bad edit in my view. It is not an advertisement. If you're problem with it is format, editing the content into a different format is the proper response. Not deleting it. I have no intention of edit warring, so I will not undo the deletion, but we need to come to some sort of consensus on how to include the technical detail. q (talk) 01:18, 10 July 2016 (UTC)

Re expired sanctions[edit]

Even though these are closed, I have concerns that this might be counted against me in any future disputes. I don't feel safe editing GG/ZQ articles right now, for example. A sanction being gone via expiration is nice, but not as nice as having it discredited and dismissed for being wrong in the first place.

Would you know if there is anything else to appeal to show that it was never warranted in the first place? Even now I don't think Gamaliel's actions were justified. The content I brought up on the talk page is stuff I think is still justified for article inclusion, but I obviously don't want to discuss adding it again on the talk page if it would just lead to more sanctions. Particularly since if this record is being held against me, people might justify that for filing them for more than a year or an altogether ban.

In this case the issue was that I linked a statement from the article subject about one of her past careers and whether we should include that in her background. This has both primary and secondary support. Instead of just discussing it peacefully on the talk I got sanctioned for even bringing it up which was pretty ridiculous. Ranze (talk) 09:02, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

Gamaliel isn't around at this time, and also is no longer permitted to place sanctions in that topic area. I'd be hesitant to say a sanction was definitely invalid, when the individual who placed it isn't around to explain and defend the decision. Your request didn't really assert that you thought it was never justified, you seemed more to be asking to be given another chance, which was moot since expiration already did that. I think for now, best to drop it, and if you return to that particular topic area (which you need not do, we've got millions of other articles), treat that as a reminder that it's a very sensitive area, and you should be cautious in editing it, especially where living people are concerned. Seraphimblade Talk to me 12:28, 18 July 2016 (UTC)

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