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If you must make a change, please explain it.315:08, 9 October 2011

If you must make a change, please explain it.

Hello User: Please explain any edit changes you make. Especially if you're making those changes anonymously. You might have a perfectly good and righteous reason for making your changes. Please don't leave it up to others to decipher your reasoning. Kind regards.

WikiMaster (talk)12:44, 9 October 2011

Sure, lots of confusing information is happening for various reasons and your edits re-added that confusing information - lots of stuff happening, apologize for not providing an edit summary.

Check out the website post now - it is trying to clear up stuff.

12:55, 9 October 2011

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Hello User:

It's clear you already have your hands full, so please continue with what you have to do.

However, when you have a moment, please review the two versions of Imagine all the people, living life in peace, available here:

Talk:Imagine all the people, living life in peace

One goal of collaborative platforms like wiki is to offer participants in a given community an opportunity to "improve" on each other's work. In the real world, not all such "improvements" are seen in the same light.

That said, the contributions made to improve the article's structure -- undone by your edits -- took another PortlandWiki volunteer (me) considerable time. That volunteer took pains to improve the article's clarity. While that doesn't necessarily mean "job well done," it does mean that it isn't necessarily appropriate for another contributor to come along and simply unwind previous edits made by the previous contributor.

Rather than simply overwrite another editor's contributions (assuming those contributions aren't obvious vandalism, etc.), please simply "correct" any "mistakes" or other "confusing" language, and let all improved formatting, internal / external links, etc. remain in place.

Kind regards,

WikiMaster (talk)15:08, 9 October 2011