Talk:Bodega Bay, California

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I added a link to http://71miles.com/destinations/bodega-bay in the External Links section and called it "Hotels, restaurants, and activities in Big Sur." I believe the link is truly useful to Wikipedia users who want to learn more about this entry. 71Miles' writers have been published by publications like The New York Times and have written dozens of Lonely Planet books.

I then received this note from another Wikipedia user who I assume removed the link:

   Please stop adding spam links to Wikipedia articles. Your edits will be reverted. - Dudesleeper · Talk 21:42, 3 July 2007 (UTC)

I added a back link in the External Links section to a 71Miles' article, but did not change any other part of the entry. 71Miles is my company. Our articles are a valuable resource to Wikipedia readers when presented in the appropriate context. Our articles are written to inform readers about a destination. To include them in the External Link section is to use that section exactly as it is intended. I have seen multiple instance where links to The New York Times articles and other prominent publications are included in External Link sections on similar topics. Since our writers have been published by the New York Times and other prominent publications, and 71Miles articles are of equal quality, it would have to be bias against independent publishers not to include our links while allowing the Times' links to remain. Also, on the Bodega Bay page, the Bodega Bay Visitors Bureau is linked in the External Links section; the links on this page are paid. Business must be paying members of the Bureau to be included. (Asruge 18:22, 4 July 2007 (UTC))

Photos added[edit]

The gallery I put up was because I noted a tag on this talk page requesting some. Since there was a filmography section mentioning some movies filmed along the coast I added the gallery beneath it. No problem with removing it as I also wasn't sure if it would add to the purpose of the article. Wikiwatcher1 (talk) 17:47, 30 September 2008 (UTC)

Thanks for helping. I think the beach photos were more appropriate for Bodega Bay than for the town. If you have photos of the town (i.e. buildings and/or streets), I think they'd be welcome here. Also note that there are separate articles for Bodega Head, Bodega Harbor, and Doran Regional Park that could benefit from relevant photos, if you have any. Best regards, - Stepheng3 (talk) 19:26, 30 September 2008 (UTC)