User talk:JohnAugust

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August 2012[edit]

I'm still here you so-and-sos !

September 2009[edit]

Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. Although everyone is welcome to contribute constructively to the encyclopedia, one or more of the external links you added such as to the page The Way to Happiness do not comply with our guidelines for external links and have been removed. Wikipedia is not a collection of links; nor should it be used for advertising or promotion, and doing so is contrary to the goals of this project. Since Wikipedia uses nofollow tags, external links do not alter search engine rankings. If you feel the link should be added to the article, please discuss it on the article's talk page before reinserting it. Please take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. Thank you. Cirt (talk) 07:54, 22 September 2009 (UTC)

Conflict of interest at article The Way to Happiness[edit]

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For information on how to contribute to Wikipedia when you have conflict of interest, please see our frequently asked questions for organizations. For more details about what, exactly, constitutes a conflict of interest, please see our conflict of interest guidelines. Thank you. Cirt (talk) 03:35, 2 October 2009 (UTC) Not sure what the reference to "autobiography" has to do with this article, but in any case I'll pursue the issue further later when I have time JohnAugust (talk) 12:54, 7 October 2009 (UTC)

Generosity on hold[edit]

I see the latest appeal from Jimmy Wales. Five or more years ago (I think), I did in fact put in several hundred dollars towards Wikipedia.

Since then, however, I was involved in a conflict with Cirt. This has been somewhat resolved, and I've made a few edits which as far as I can tell have been uncontentious.

However, my conflict with Cirt made me re-appraise my relationship to Wikipedia. I continue to see it as a worthy source of information, one I have added to here and there. But my good feeling towards it no longer goes as far as making donations.

I still see Cirt's behaviour as unwarranted, unfair and innapropriate.

If I receive a full apology from Cirt, I will reconsider donating to Wikipedia as I did before. But any appeals by Jimmy Wales will have no effect before then.

I do not expect many to read this. But I make this statement for the record, and for my own internal moral peace.Part of me would like to donate to Wikipedia. This is, however, trumped by other concerns. JohnAugust (talk) 21:47, 8 November 2012 (UTC)