User talk:YCTorah

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Your edits to Yeshivat Chovevei Torah[edit]

Hello! I appreciate your helping edit our encyclopedia. Wikipedia has some policies about encyclopedia content. We require articles to have a neutral tone and objective point of view. There is a policy called Wikipedia is not a soapbox that specifically prohibits writing articles in the first person or using them to advertise or project a product, service, institution, or point of view. Wikipedia also requires article content to be verified by reliable sources. Because Yeshivat Chovevei Torah is considered a controversial topic, footnotes have been turned on and editors are expected to footnote content elements individually where appropriate. We'd be happy to show you how to do this.

I'm afraid I had to revert your edits because they were inconsistent with the requirements of these policies. You are welcome to add content with a point of view (POV) favorable to YCT, but you should only add content that has been published in a reliable source and provide references (similar to the way the existing content is referenced). Other editors may challenge your sources. For example, YCT's own website and similar materials are considered reliable for presenting YCT's own opinions (stated as such) but not for general facts about it, particularly if they might be controversial. It is usually safe to begin a paragraph with "According to" or similar.

As an FYI, everything you have written is preserved in the article's history (click on the history tab at the top of the article and it will give all previous versions) and you are welcome to use the information you already wrote if you can recast it in a way that comples with Wikipedia policies.

Also as an FYI, there is currently a proposal to delete the article Open Orthodoxy or merge it with Avi Weiss, you are welcome to visit Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Open Orthodoxy and express an opinion. Please sign using 4 consecutive tildes, which will be converted into your username and other info (It will look similar to my signature below).

I must finally point out that you erased content critical of YCT as part of your edits. Erasing content from a point of view one disagrees with can be a serious matter at Wikipedia; it can be considered vandalism and repeat offences can be blocked from editing after a prior warning. Please see our blocking policy. Consider yourself warned.

I hope that this encounter with our policies does not discourage you. As an FYI, I'm the person who started the Open Orthodoxy article, and my own article is undergoing deletion discussion. It happens.

Feel free to reply at the bottom of my Talk page, User Talk:Shirahadasha.

Best, --Shirahadasha 22:03, 15 November 2006 (UTC)

Request for Mediaton[edit]

I have accepted your case and you may respond to the page I set up for this purpose User:DPeterson/YCTorah. What I'd like to you do, if you would, is briefly describe on that page what specific outcome you want to see (what additions, deletions, or changes to a specific article or what action you want stopped). Once I see that and review any links you provide, I will suggest specific steps we can take to resolve this dispute. In the mean time, I'd advise you to take a day or two off and let things cool down some. DPetersontalk 12:45, 1 December 2006 (UTC)

I don't understand what specific additions, changes, or deletions you want and on which article(s) you want that. Could you please be more specific? DPetersontalk 23:21, 9 December 2006 (UTC)
It appears that the case has settled down and there is no longer a need for my services; is that correct?DPetersontalk 16:45, 17 December 2006 (UTC)
I am closing the case now...but if things flair up, please feel free to contact me. DPetersontalk 14:49, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

Orphaned fair use image (Image:YCT logo new colors.jpg)[edit]

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