User talk:71.178.115.169

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Hello, 71.178.115.169 and Welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions to this free encyclopedia. If you decide that you need help, check out Getting Help below, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there. Please remember to sign your name on talk pages by using four tildes (~~~~) or by clicking Insert-signature.png if shown; this will automatically produce your username and the date. Also, please do your best to always fill in the edit summary field with your edits. Below are some useful links to facilitate your involvement. Happy editing! SteveBot (talk) 15:13, 19 June 2011 (UTC)
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There you go. If you want any help or advice don't hesitate to ask. The whole area of the Balkans and Yugoslavia is beset by drawn out arguments and nationalist POV pushing so any serious editors willing to edit according to the sources and the policies is welcome. All the best. Fainites barleyscribs 17:22, 14 April 2011 (UTC)

In a 2007 arbitration case, administrators were given the power to impose discretionary sanctions on any user working on articles concerning the Balkans. Before any such sanctions are imposed, editors are to be put on notice of the decision. This notice is not to be taken as implying any inappropriate behaviour on your part, merely to warn you of the Arbitration Committee's decision. Thank you.

You are now at 3RR on Ante Gotovina. Please endeavour to reach consensus on the talkpage. Contniued edit warring will result in a block.Fainites barleyscribs 15:04, 17 April 2011 (UTC)
Actually you will note I didn't block you - hence your ability to come and complain about it on my talkpage. I was warning you as 3RR is a strict liability offence. Experienced editors know this and will run it to the wire so that inexperienced editors cross it and get blocked. (I am not saying this is what was happening here.) Fainites barleyscribs 16:43, 17 April 2011 (UTC)
I would also like to point out that there is a lot of random nationalist editing by IPs. What these articles really need is someone who is prepared to read the sources and argue patiently and politely on the talkpages to produce articles that fairly represent their subject, including any notable controversies or areas of doubt. If you are aware of some of the main sources, which seems to be the case, you could make a valuable contribution. You would need to be prepared to accept that other editors have different views and be prepared to try and reach consensus based on the best of the available sources. Not an easy task.Fainites barleyscribs 18:07, 17 April 2011 (UTC)