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Thank you! Sy9045 (talk) 06:08, 4 June 2014 (UTC)
Yep, and thank you. Antrocent (talk) 06:12, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

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Please participate in discussion ...[edit]

... rather than reverting. See Talk:Shooting_of_Michael_Brown#Police_report_about_robbery. Thanks. - Cwobeel (talk) 18:01, 15 August 2014 (UTC)

August 2014[edit]

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Please oh please read the talk page. The neutrality issues of the article have been discussed. I've worked with the author in question and we reached a mutual understanding until he changed the position of the article hours later. At least three editors have already called out the biased editing. I also find it mysterious why you're calling out my reverts when the other editor has at least more reverts (because he initially reverted mine). Sy9045 (talk) 05:02, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
3RR is a bright line rule. You are aware of the policy now, I take it. So please show some restraint. ChrisGualtieri (talk) 05:32, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I will. Thanks for the notice on 3RR. Sy9045 (talk) 05:33, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, these pages are always overly dramatic, the other editor is already aware of 3RR I believe. Its not my intention to template people - you haven't broken 3RR yet, but I don't want you doing so and getting blocked. I limit myself to the talk page whenever I can. I like articles that develop slowly and proceed carefully over a bunch of quick edits and reverts. ChrisGualtieri (talk) 05:49, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
Appreciate that Chris. Thanks for being so courteous on this and the caution. The news updates on the topic are certainly rapid and I will use the Talk page more. You've been great. Thank you.Sy9045 (talk) 08:09, 16 August 2014 (UTC)

August 17/18 edits, Shooting of Michael Brown[edit]

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This is such a lie. I reverted one time today. Please don't try to libel me.Sy9045 (talk) 04:20, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
Libel? I'm posting this on your page because you appear to be edit warring, not because you're violating 3RR. 3RR is a bright-line rule regarding edit warring, but not all edit warring is 3RR. Please be civil, assume good faith, and work things out on the article's talk page instead of edit warring. Thanks! Dyrnych (talk) 04:25, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

August 2014[edit]

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October 2014[edit]

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Please don't play dumb with me. I'm reporting word-for-word what the leaked emails and the report uncovered. My edits are not vandalism according to Wikipedia's guidelines (see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Vandalism). You seem to be the one who's trying to bury the leaked emails. Sy9045 (talk) 00:31, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
Hi, Sy9045. I wanted to offer my apologies. I saw your first edits, and I thought that this was vandalism. Afterwards, I did some checking and also thought that your sources did not directly quote the content you added. I checked with another user, and he pointed out that it did. I apologize for causing any controversy. It was good to meet you, nonetheless :-) ~Oshwah~ (talk) (contribs) 01:19, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
That is highly honorable of you, Oshwah. Thank you. I apologize for lashing out at you and wrongly thinking you had ulterior motives. I should have cited the source more prominently since it was somewhat buried. I apologize again and thank you.Sy9045 (talk) 01:22, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
It is forgotten :-) - Keep rockin' it! ~Oshwah~ (talk) (contribs) 01:26, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
Thank you! You too :-) Sy9045 (talk) 01:28, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

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GamerGate talk page... again[edit]

I answered your question about the source. Please WP:DISENGAGE. Ryulong is being incivil, but not making personal attacks. Moreover, the talk page should not be used to discuss other users, only the article itself. EvergreenFir (talk) Please {{re}} 04:45, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

He's making personal attacks. What if I accused you of belonging to the KKK?Sy9045 (talk) 04:47, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
They're assuming bad faith, not making personal attacks. They did suggest you belong to the KKK or similar group. That would be a personal attack if they did. EvergreenFir (talk) Please {{re}} 04:49, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
When someone mocks you and accuses you of belonging to a "misogynistic" group, questioning your motives, you take that as a personal insult. The comment also showed that he's not being very objective.Sy9045 (talk) 05:02, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

One more time[edit]

One more comment about others on the article talk page as you did here,and I'll ban you from the GamerGate articles per Wikipedia:General sanctions/Gamergate. Dreadstar 04:53, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

This is outrageous. Ryulong's attacked me personally, which showed his clear biases. It is outrageous how you editors just removed the insult like nothing happened. What a joke and embarrassment to Wikipedia.Sy9045 (talk) 04:58, 29 October 2014 (UTC)
Then do I suggested above and follow WP:CONDUCTDISPUTE processes, do not comment about others on the article talk page again. Dreadstar 05:01, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

I'd strongly recommend not using verbiage such as "you think" or "you freely" as you do here, it may lead an admin to think you're talking about others. And, I think you are - despite my warnings....but I give you the benefit of the doubt this time. Dreadstar 05:33, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, I'm really trying.Sy9045 (talk) 05:40, 29 October 2014 (UTC)

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LOL. What an absurd and misleading statement. Please read the edits closely. Nothing was deleted. I just combined two of his bullet point paragraphs into one because I felt I could respond to it easier. I didn't even know that was a Wikipedia felony. I will stop doing that.Sy9045 (talk) 09:40, 1 November 2014 (UTC)
Interspersing your own comments to create point-by-point rebuttals/replies is overall bad practice and generally frowned upon, even if you had had copied their signature and they had agreed to it beforehand. It's bad practice because each message gets increasingly difficult to follow, complicates searching for diffs, and because it tends to discourage other editors from joining the conversation (which is, obviously, the point of Talk pages). If I had wanted to reply to either of you, for example, I would have had to break up the conversation even further until it's a series of nested indentions. It's basically a headache. (Sorry, I don't mean to belabor the point, just wanted to say why it's a bad practice.) If you do need to respond to specific points, it's best to use something like Template:Tq or Template:Talkquote instead. And don't worry about the felony, I'm not a real cop. Cheers! Woodroar (talk) 10:00, 1 November 2014 (UTC)
I don't even know how Wikipedia works at times. I didn't know they were paragraphs of one statement. I thought each bullet point was a separate statement and something you could respond to. Sorry. I understand it now. Thank you for your advice.Sy9045 (talk) 10:18, 1 November 2014 (UTC)

November 2014[edit]

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You are violating Wikipedia policies by trying to bury information cited by multiple reputable sources without even an attempt to explain your reasons. You will be reported unless you stop.Sy9045 (talk) 23:49, 3 November 2014 (UTC)
I guess WP:NPOV means nothing to you. The Banner talk 00:06, 4 November 2014 (UTC)
Does it to you? Because the sources I cited employed those same JournoList members. Are you even trying at a discussion at this point?Sy9045 (talk) 00:10, 4 November 2014 (UTC)
Just stop this senseless edit war. There is no consensus for your version of events at all. The Banner talk 00:30, 4 November 2014 (UTC)
You haven't even read Wikipedia content removal policies. Take a 1 minute look at it.Sy9045 (talk) 00:33, 4 November 2014 (UTC)
You should have read the stuff about reaching consensus, NPOV and the 3-revert rule. The Banner talk 00:43, 4 November 2014 (UTC)
You should have read the stuff about justifications for content removal.Sy9045 (talk) 00:44, 4 November 2014 (UTC)
LOL, you should have reached consensus before you rewrote the article. You were removing content too, remember. The Banner talk 00:54, 4 November 2014 (UTC)
What content did I remove? You are just making up things at this point.Sy9045 (talk) 00:56, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

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You have been reported to Wikipedia yourself for trying to bury information cited widely across multiple reliable publications.Sy9045 (talk) 00:06, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

Edit warring at JournoList[edit]

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The Banner for some reason is lying about me on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Administrator_intervention_against_vandalism#User-reported. That is not my IP address. I have not attempted to evade any blocks. I have stopped editing since I was blocked. If you are an administrator and can check my IP address, you will see that. The Banner is lying about me and assuming bad faith. Sy9045 (talk) 11:17, 4 November 2014 (UTC)
The revert is identical to all the six reverts you have made earlier on. So I do not believe you. We will see if the admins will believe you or me. The Banner talk 11:36, 4 November 2014 (UTC)
Okay, when they find out you have falsely accused me, will you finally stop harassing me? Editors like you have ruined Wikipedia. Sy9045 (talk) 11:40, 4 November 2014 (UTC)

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Hahaha. Thank you Bishopssix!! Sy9045 (talk) 11:06, 13 November 2014 (UTC)

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calling for discussion[edit]

You made these additions to Taliban Five. The new material you added is not properly referenced. They are merely allegations. It is not the wikipedia's job to take sides. Sorry, but you did take sides by repeating the US allegations as if they were established facts. Geo Swan (talk) 15:14, 2 June 2015 (UTC)

WTF are you talking about? Stop accusing people of having ulterior motives because you're too lazy to read carefully and check the references yourself. The reference was supplied in Politifact, WSJ and Time, which was properly referenced. It took no sides. It simply reported on facts. Read this: http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2014/jun/02/john-mccain/john-mccain-says-five-taliban-detainees-freed-bowe/ and this http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10001424052970204136404577209391708596680. See this quote, "According to the documents, all five men were deemed to be of "high" risk to the United States and were recommended for "continued detention." (Politifact) and this quote: "Their identities are an open secret..." (WSJ). The Time text I added specifically said "According to Time...". Time is from a reputable source. In fact, both Time and the WSJ reported on the "suck it up and salute" reference (see http://www.wsj.com/articles/best-of-the-web-today-suck-it-up-and-salute-1401912754 and http://time.com/2818827/taliban-bergdahl-pow-release-objections-white-house/) Sy9045 (talk) 18:32, 2 June 2015 (UTC)
AAGF -- Always assume good faith. Check again, I did not accuse you of "ulterior motives". I said nothing about your motives. I did say:
  1. the material you introduced was not properly referenced;
  2. the material you introduced was not written to comply with policies like WP:NPOV.
The individual paragraphs you added about each of the five men is unreferenced. Our readers are not mind-readers. Your fellow wikipedia contributors are not mind-readers. If Politifact, WSJ and Time are the references you used for those paragraphs then you should have referenced them in those paragraphs. Those paragraphs were not properly referenced. I am sorry if you don't like this point, but ask any fair-minded third party, and I believe they will back me up.
When you say another contributor should check your references more closely you can only be disappointed with them if they didn't closely check the references you supplied for the paragraphs in question. Sorry, since you supplied zero references for the paragraphs in question you have no grounds for complaint. Ask any fair-minded third party, and I believe they will back me up.
It is a fact that US intelligence officials made these claims. Time, WSJ, Politifacts can report the US intelligence officials claims as if they were established facts. Or they can report them as how US intelligence officials described the men. Either way, they remain mere allegations, not "facts". You lapsed from compliance with WP:NPOV by repeating the allegations without attributing them to a source. You lapsed from compliance with WP:NPOV by repeating the allegations as if they were a fact, not an opinion.
I am going to repeat -- I did not question your motives. I do question your compliance with WP:VER, WP:NPOV, WP:RS -- which might be due to inexperience, tiredness, or the normal human fallibility that I too experience sometimes.
Some people say "the best defense is a good offense". But this tactic is not really compatible with being a civil, collegial, cooperative wikipedia contributor. Our most important goal should be improving the overall quality of the wikipedia -- not defending our personal reputation. When someone voices a civil, collegial, policy-based concern to you I encourage you to make your first step to be considering whether the concern holds merit -- not interpreting it as a personal attack, to which you need to give an aggressive reply. Geo Swan (talk) 23:30, 2 June 2015 (UTC)
You've got to be fricking kidding me right? The references on the five men were introduced BEFORE those men were described. See the references right before the men were mentioned ("The Taliban Five are listed as..."). There are FOUR references there from CNN, Telegraph, WUFT and Politifact. They provide the references for the 5 men described. Read them. Did you read them before assuming bad faith of other editors? Regarding Politifact, WSJ and Time, you can summarize their reporting as many other Wiki articles have been doing. Do you want to try a Google search of how many "According to Time" texts there are on Wikipedia. There are 8,700 results alone for that phrase. Should we remove those too? What a complete and utter waste of time we're even discussing this. Sy9045 (talk) 12:01, 3 June 2015 (UTC)
  • I explicitly told you I was not accusing you of bad faith.
You are not addressing the points I made.
References for the paragraphs about the individual men belong in the paragraphs about the individual men. This is not complicated.
Listen -- we are all fallible. I am fallible -- and so are you. There have been lots of occasions where I added new material, that I thought was properly referenced, only to have someone tell me it wasn't properly referenced. When I was in the position you find yourself in I go and check the references I used. Guess what? Sometimes I lapse, and the other guy or gal was right. Sometimes I thought I had supplied a reference that backed up a passage I contributed, but, when I checked, I left that reference in a different paragraph. Because I hadn't added the reference to the paragraph in question that other guy or gal was right to voice a concern.
This is the situation you are in now. I don't think there can be any dispute that those paragraphs needed references. That means they were unreferenced. This is not an insult. This is not a personal attack. Could you please try harder to recognize that when other contributors voice a concern over one of your contributions they are not attacking you personally? Even if they turn out to be wrong, and you turn out to be correct their civil expression of concern was not a personal attack. Please remember that. Geo Swan (talk) 01:45, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
It was referenced in the preceding paragraph, which introduced the paragraphs. The summaries of each person was an aggregation of those sources. If you want the references to appear at the end of each paragraph (which I think is overkill), please do so. Otherwise, we do not need to waste any more time on something so trivial.Sy9045 (talk) 03:14, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
  • Each paragraph needs references.
We don't, we can't, control how our readers read our articles. They may read just one paragraph, the one they think addresses the question that brought them to the article. The one or more reference that substantiates what that paragraph says should be cited in the paragraph itself. Geo Swan (talk) 04:39, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

Providing citations[edit]

I saw this edit. This is not how we cite references.

Only one instance of the reference needs to be fully populated. Do you know how HTML tags work? Some tags are used in pairs, with the closing tag having a slash "/" at the beginning of the tag. <ref name="" /></ref> is an example of an HTML tag that is used in pairs. You repeated several references, full populated, WITHOUT giving the tag a name. What you should do is populate all fields in the {{cite}} tag of the reference once, and, in subsequent instances you place a slash at the end, as with the politifact reference -- <ref name="politifact"/>. Someone else wrote that politifact reference, didn't they?

Were you unaware that using duplicated, fully referenced, unnamed references, causes unnecessary and distracting duplicate entries in the reference list?

But the real problem with your work on these men is that you seem to have made no effort whatsoever to look to see if other authoritative reliable sources voiced an alternate point of view. There are alternate points of view, voiced by authoritative reliable sources, and, in my opinion, by not looking for those references, what you supplied did not measure up compliance with WP:NPOV. Sorry. Geo Swan (talk) 04:44, 14 June 2015 (UTC)

Those are reputable sources. Time, WSJ, Politifact, Washington Post, etc. are all reputable sources. Those publications have all won Pulitzer prizes. There are many citations on Wikipedia that cite in my manner. If you want it corrected based on your own OCD tendencies, please do it yourself. This is your last warning. Stop harassing me now. Sy9045 (talk) 04:54, 14 June 2015 (UTC)

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Is the Incident section really necessary?[edit]

I don't believe the incident section is necessary because it already describes what happened earlier in the article. Yours Truly (talk) 12:21, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

  • I think so. The article of this type is usually very long and the intro just serves as an executive summary while there's almost always a section similar to "incident". If you read the incident section I added, I went into more detail (like the items the gunman used). Sy9045 (talk) 12:25, 12 June 2016 (UTC)

August 2016[edit]

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  • It's absolutely unbelievable how a credible source and investigation from USA Today is being removed. Stop it with your blatant disregard for intellectual truths.Sy9045 (talk) 21:26, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

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I think you'd better slow down[edit]

These warning to you came while I was writing this.

You threaten me with reporting because you disagree with my edit?

No question to me just a threat when you revert me. I find that incredibly rude and dismissive. I'm no rookie here.

And what give you the nerve to suggest that I have some motive more than what I think is reasonable and objective. You don't even bother to argue why I said I did it.

Obviously credible sourcing is not the only criteria for something being in an article.

Very obviously not every judges opinions on cases they are not even remotely connected with belong in a source like Wikipedia. And even more obviously not every dime a dozen lawyer's opinions are to be taken as fact. This case was investigated. At least one fo the guys took a plea bargain. You have to be dancing on the head of a pin to argue that vandalism of public property is not a crime.

The way I see it, only an Rudi Giuliani style apologist could have even written that article. And we both no that credible sources have such apologist writers.

Credible source or not we don't use everything printed in the New York Times either.

Credible source is not reason enough unless you want this BLP to descend into conspiracy theory. Jackhammer111 (talk) 21:44, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

BTW.. I am smarter than I spell. :) Jackhammer111 (talk) 19:44, 23 August 2016 (UTC)


  • You are removing an INVESTIGATIVE piece and a highly credible source from USA Today. You are determining what's right, what's wrong, why an expert on the case (a Rio De Janiero judge) is irrelevant, and why a veteran 25-year attorney is "clearly wrong" without providing any evidence to back you up. It's absolutely unbelievable.Sy9045 (talk) 21:49, 22 August 2016 (UTC)
  • You quote, "The way I see it, only an Rudi Giuliani style apologist could have even written that article. And we both no that credible sources have such apologist writers." Wow. You think you're objective enough to determine what should be included on Wikipedia? I'm just shocked at the blatant disregard for credible sources because it seems like only you can determine what's credible based on your own "common sense", whatever that means. It's shocking how this is allowed on Wikipedia. Sy9045 (talk) 21:52, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

I'm reading the usa today article again. I'm getting the same red flags I got the first time I read it, but reading it in detail I see even more of them.

First thing I notice is the text at the start of the video it reads to the effect "surveillance fails to show near bathroom." If you look at the 2 or 3 New York Times stories I refereed to with my edits or the dozens of others I think they all have videos that clearly show them all going between the 2 buildings, 1 or 2 of them going into the bathroom, then things flying out of the bathroom into the space between the buildings and someone near or just beyond that space pissing on the ground.

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So the claim "video fails to show" them is a huge red flag.

The 600 word piece is not investigative journalism.

"An extensive review of surveillance footage by a USA TODAY Sports videographer who also visited the gas station supports swimmer Gunnar Bentz’s claim that he did not see anyone vandalize the restroom"

I don't think many could look at the video in the Times and claim there was no vandalism with a straight face. The USA saying they didn't find a broken mirror or soap dispenser does not mean that they could have repaired things. Like putting a pulled of soap dispenser. These things are meaningless dance on the head of a pin that can be argued on way or another but it's clear from the video they threw things out of the bathroom door. There is a preponderance of evidence. Multiple sources from the gas station owner to the Rio police chief said they did and it's clearly the reason gas station employees got the security guard involved. And the guard was not waling around with his gun out.

" USA TODAY Sports does not find any showing the swimmers going near the bathrooms."

I should really stop right here. The video SHOWING them in the corridor and in and out of a room and throwing things out of that room remove any credibility from the article. But to continue, the judge is unnamed and not related to the case and the lawyer doesn't have the charge right, which was false testimony not filing a false police report, and what the police and their prosecutors think, is important as is what the attorneys for the kids being held thought is way more important that what I lawyer not involved in the case thought. There is no reason to give what they say much weight unless, as investigative journalism would do, they went much further into the reasons. As far as I can find they didn't file a police report, they just spread their claim around the world through the press.

There's a lot of talk from them about drawn guns. Available video show them arriving, going to the restroom, trying to get back in the cab, getting out of the cab, milling around, a couple of them with their wallets out wth nobody near them, sitting because the guard called the police and possible giving up some cash before you see them get in a cab and leave. Not once does anyone have a gun out. I though I saw one at one point but I zoomed up the vid and it wasn't. What I thought I saw happens when they got in cab to leave after obviously being told not to. At the right of the frame you see the guard move quickly to the driver window with an arm straight out. I thought that was point a gun. Looking close I notice it's his left arm out and his hand looks like he's holding out his badge. I can just make out his right arm and it looks like his hand is on his holstered gun. All of this would be the right way to stop them. Tell them to stop, show your badge and have your hand on the gun in case they put you in danger. Remember everyone admits they were drunk and they didn't like being held. Strong drunk athletes are dangerous. Especially famous ones that may feel a sense of entitlement along with being drunk. You see it all the time with drunk professional athletes. I shouldn't even have to say this is Rio and he has to be ready for anything because it looks to me to reflect the way American cops are trained. His weapon was not drawn, just shown. He was rightfully preventing them from leaving. BTW, as the USA article points out that guard is recognized in Rio as legitimate law enforcement. The day job for many of them is prison guards. It's not like some minimum wage rent a cop night watchman.

"Police have not accounted for why the guards allegedly showed their law enforcement badges". What? Why would the police have to account for that? After employees found the damage the guard had the right to retain them. He simply showed his badge to show he had that right. Looking at the vid it looks like they aren't in easily recognized uniforms. The one I saw most closely had on a fairly heavy black coat with some kind of stripe around the middle. Showing his badge would be the right thing and obvious thing to do and "Police" don't have anything to account for regarding it.

It's on an on like this in the whole article.

I feel bad about your ban. I know it's short but it doesn't look good on your record. If you'd contacted me, especially after the second time or put something on the talk page you could direct me to I think this could be avoided. I may have seemed like a flip wholesale deletion but it wasn't. I just went way out of my way to explain the thought process I went though before I deleted it. What are your thoughts on my take? Jackhammer111 (talk) 19:44, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

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I used credible sources from USA Today. The editors who removed content based their decisions on their own definition of "common sense" and why a 25-year veteran Brazilian attorney is "clearly wrong" and why an independent Rio De Janiero judge is "irrelevant" on a legal case in Rio De Janiero. I quoted directly from a USA Today investigative piece without any injection of my own opinion. Why is the content being removed and why is this allowed to happen on Wikipedia? Jackhammer11 quoted "even Lochte now admits it happened", without explaining what "it" even means. Vague citations should never pass as a legitimate reason for removing content from credible sources such as USA Today. It's unbelievable how factual truths can be squashed simply due to what an editor thinks is "clearly wrong" and giving absolutely no credible justification for his view.

Decline reason:

This may all be true, but doesn't permit you to engage in edit warring. See WP:EDITWARRING. Yamla (talk) 22:04, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

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Hi Sy9045. I was going to decline with something similar to what Yamla wrote. To expand slightly, the issue is not whether the material should or should not be included. Not at all. The issue is the manner you were trying to include it, which was by edit warring (and violating the three revert rule)--reverting multiple different editors and not gaining consensus first. You were even referred to the very highly thought of essay Wikipedia:BOLD, revert, discuss cycle (BRD), but continued. You may be right or wrong on the underlying issue, but you were not blocked based on that at all, and so you block request grounds are irrelevant to the actual reason for your block. That is what you need to take on board. When your block expires, seek consensus. Best regards--Fuhghettaboutit (talk) 22:20, 22 August 2016 (UTC)
Understood. Thank you for your explanation. I appreciate your lengthy reply and great help on explaining the rules here on Wikipedia.Sy9045 (talk) 22:24, 22 August 2016 (UTC)

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