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Re your revert [ edit ]

Hi there Donald. I am disappointed in your revert of my edit ("per MOS:OVERLINK") of Stephen Dando-Collins for the following reasons:

  • the 15 wikilinks I added are not trivial but inform the WP reader of the subject of the books written by S D-C, particularly the non-fiction books ie not trivial "Everyday words" etc links but the people, events etc that are related by the books, surely useful to those reading about Dando-Collins
  • the time you took to reject my work (15 mins after I added it) is probably considerably less than the time I spent in preparing my edit-Twinkle may be convenient but semi automated edits can be a bane in producing a quality article. Did you actually read (in good faith) what I had added?

We are both around WP for over 10 years so I hope we can come to an amicable solution. Regards. DadaNeem (talk) 05:59, 1 February 2020 (UTC)

@DadaNeem: We will have to disagree on this. I do not see how all those links in a list of books improved Wikipedia. I seriously doubt anyone will be following all of those links, and they clutter up the page. That said, I try to not fight over such things. - Donald Albury 11:54, 1 February 2020 (UTC)

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