User:Robertinventor/Unblock appeal4

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This blocked user is asking that his block be reviewed:

Robertinventor (block logactive blocksglobal blocksautoblockscontribsdeleted contribsfilter logcreation logchange block settingsunblockcheckuser (log))


Request reason:

Firstly, apologies for taking up so much of everyone’s time in the past. With guidance from friends, I have been able to learn valuable lessons on Wiki editing. I would now like to re-engage, mainly as a wikignome, with no hard feelings on my side.

Most of the issues arose when

  • I authored substantial new content by myself
  • another editor (not a collaborator) suddenly deleted it or nominated it.
  • and I posted to talk pages to try to get it restored or kept. Note, I never edit war. Just talk.

I am aware I tend to become more verbose when this happens, it’s my academic background kicking in!

My plan is to avoid that situation for the future. I am also committed to reducing my word count. I will do minor edits and corrections for six months. After that, to do any major content with collaborators from the start. I already do this on Wikinews[1][2][3][4]. After completing it together we'd submit it for review as a Good Article, similarly to WikiNews. Also similarly to this article where I contributed mionr edits [5] and it was eventually passed as a Good article[6] which retains all the cites I added.

As per WP:OTHERWIKIS the deleted content is in other wikis or blogs. I accept the consensus decision to delete it here.

The closing admin didn't pick out any particular points[7].

Only one contributoer to the discussion mentioned wikignoming.

  • Yes, I made a minor mistake in Perigean tides.[8]. However WP:BOLD says "Think about it this way: if you don't find one of your edits being reverted now and then, perhaps you're not being bold enough".

In the year before the block, I fixed over 90 articles[9], with only 2 reverts[10]. I have a ten year history of Wikignoming with no issues raised before the indef block.

The other minor edit discussed originated in Black hole and has not been reverted. Black hole has [11](1,859 watchers[12] and a Good article[13]) where it was immediately reviewed by WolfmanSF[14]. It is still there[15] as are the other two I mentioned [16][17][18][19].

I have always been a good faith editor. The deleted article was my best attempt to present views of others, not myself, e.g. "one giant dinner plate for Earth organisms" quotes NASA's planetary protection officer[20], and the eutectics section describes work of Toner et al[21], which I forgot to cite in the previous sections.

I accept the community decision to delete this material. I just want to affirm good faith. I have always done the very best I can to improve Wikipedia. Rather than cite myself here, I remove cites[22].

Note, I was main editor of Planetary protection (68.8% mine, check with WhoColor[23]). However, if unblocked, I will not even do minor edits because of connection with deleted material[24][25], but edit my copy[26].

I ask to be unblocked to return to minor edits[27] which is what I worked on most weeks as volunteer editor for Wikipedia.

Thank you for your time in considering this appeal.

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