Talk:Hugh Miller

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Hugh Miller is also the grandson and nephew of a World War 2 veteran. He also is currently residing in Canada with son and wife and is a teacher for history.

Did you know? Hugh Miller has a twin. If you encounter him, and is his student he will say hi, have a brief conversation. Otherwise, its his twin with a raised eye brow.

His twin works for the NWA and wears the same exact clothes as Hugh.

What exactly is the purpose of this nonsence? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.26.106.150 (talk) 20:01, 21 September 2012 (UTC)

The link to "Hugh Miller - a brief biography by Samuel Smiles"[edit]

This link was placed by 82.28.33.196, then reverted by AbsolutDan, then restored by Euchiasmus. The discussions between user pages are reproduced here to explain...

from Euchiasmus to AbsolutDan

Dan, I noticed you reverted an external link from the Hugh Miller page which had been placed 07:20, 10 May 2006 by 82.28.33.196
I've looked at the externally linked website (http://www.gerald-massey.org.uk/massey/cmc_hugh_miller.htm) and it appears to be a reasonably well-presented biography of Hugh Miller, and a useful addition to the page. So I've undone your reversion - hope you don't mind.
However, I have noticed that this unregistered user seems to have put about ten links from various places in Wikipedia to other pages on the same website - is this why you removed it? If so, please accept my apologies - I have no strong feelings about this particular link, so we can remove it if you like... Euchiasmus 05:43, 12 May 2006 (UTC)

from AbsolutDan to Euchiasmus

Yes, I did remove the external link in the Hugh Miller article (and in the many other articles to which it was added) because it was spammed. When I go on a link-removing spree, my intentions are only to remove links that are added in violation of the guidelines in WP:SPAM#How_not_to_be_a_spammer. My task is complete once the linkspam is removed. If future editors later determine a link to be useful to a particular article, then it's no longer spam and I welcome them to re-add it. Thus, I have no problem at all with the fact that you re-added it to Hugh Miller because (unlike the spammer) you:
  1. Appear to contribute more than just external links (i.e. you're not here solely to promote a site or sites by spamming)
  2. Took the time to explain the value of the external link in relation to the article rather than just adding the link "silently"
  3. Only added the same link to one article that you felt it was relevant to.
I recommend taking only one further step: you might want to add the same explanation you left on my talk page to the talk page of the Hugh Miller article (Talk:Hugh Miller). This way other future spam-removers will see that there has been some intelligent dicussion about the link and that it shouldn't be automatically re-removed. Cheers! --AbsolutDan (talk) 14:04, 12 May 2006 (UTC)

This summary was posted here by Euchiasmus 19:34, 12 May 2006 (UTC)