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Edits to Signature School[edit]

Updated the page so its tone is more encyclopedic. I'd appreciate your checking it over and noting if there's anything I can do to make it more neutral. I think having a Wiki entry for the school is worthwhile (and indeed--it had one, albeit a somewhat out-of-date entry, for a long while before it mysteriously disappeared over the last few months).

Let me know if there's anything I can do to improve its contents. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jamesahitchcock (talkcontribs) 18:28, 20 October 2014 (UTC)

Edits to PSO page[edit]

May I enquire as to the reason for the continual reversal of edits? Kindly check the official company website against the edits being made before further revisions. — Preceding unsigned comment added by HasanPSO (talkcontribs) 10:40, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

See WP:Spam and WP:COI. . . .Mean as custard (talk) 10:42, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

I'm changing the prose to keep it more balanced, would appreciate if you could wait a bit say an hour or so, recheck and then point out areas for improvement. Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by HasanPSO (talkcontribs) 10:44, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

I have changed the prose to a more objective format. Would appreciate if you could highlight the areas which need further improvement rather than undoing the entire bit. Kindly note that the earlier info was INCORRECT/OUTDATED. PSO does not operate worldwide as given earlier, neither is it 3rd on the stock exchange etc. — Preceding unsigned comment added by HasanPSO (talkcontribs) 04:24, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

Dear Mean, please understand that the info to which you keep reverting the page is incorrect. If you like you can visit the official company page and compare. Other than that, what part of the page is promotional? Please clarify? These are actual performance results and activities. If there is a specific term/ section to which you have concerns, highlight that? HasanPSO (talk) 11:46, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

Your changes are clearly intended to be promotional, particularly phrases like "Committed to providing quality products to its customers"; "duly equipped with computerized and state-of-the-art petroleum testing equipment to ensure the presence of superior quality products"; "As a responsible corporate citizen, PSO is committed to fulfilling its responsibility towards society"; . . . Mean as custard (talk) 14:40, 2 October 2014 (UTC)

Dear Mean, thank you for the clarification, I'm making changes in the given terms to ensure that the text/content falls within accepted parameters. Would appreciate if you can give it a second go-over. — Preceding unsigned comment added by HasanPSO (talkcontribs) 04:13, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

Edits to HHE page[edit]

Hello Mean as Custard, you have deleted my edits to HHE page twice. For the second attempt I added some references to the glossary terms I wrote to the page. What is the problem? Thanks EDEN Secretariat (talk) 14:25, 26 August 2014 (UTC) EDEN Secretariat

HHE is a disambiguation or a redirect page. It should contain only links to other Wikipedia pages. . . Mean as custard (talk) 14:28, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Edits to Sensormatic page[edit]

Hello Mean as Custard, I see that you reverted the Sensormatic page back to an older version citing that it was "blatantly promotional." I can tell you that much of the information on the current page is outdated. I'm afraid I have a conflict of interest and should not be updating this page myself, but I would like for it to reflect correct info that is current. I don't want to be promotional, simply factual. I know you can request an article to be written by an editor, but is there a way that I can request an update in the same fashion? Any advice would be appreciated. --Kborrellitrs (talk) 17:51, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

(Sorry, how can I write a question to Mean as custard here?)

Sport360 Page[edit]

Dear Mean as custard, I am confused about the removal of interviews (regarded by yourself as link farming) due to them being public data. It's a pretty sparse page that could do with increased information about the newspaper and its' workings. What would you recommend I do about the interviews as I would like very much to add them to the page in some form or another. Sincerely Events360 (talk) 08:04, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

Would it be allowed by Wikipedia regulations to have a small section with notable interviews, similar to that posted by The Guardian and other highly regarded newspapers? Events360 (talk) 08:47, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

No. Excessive external links are discouraged. See Wikipedia:External links. . . Mean as custard (talk) 09:38, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

What's yo problem[edit]

Why hav u undone all my edits. Wot have u got against me friend. I have never done nothing to u and u go around undoing all my edits. Seriously, why? Does it make u feel proud to undo my edits, friend? I am seriously fucked off by all of this but I will let u explain urself b4 I consider reporting u. Hope we can put this dispte right and get everything in the open. Muddafuca (talk) 19:51, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

See your talk page. . . Mean as custard (talk) 19:53, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Seeing as u continue to mug me off I've reported you. I tried to resolve this but you have given me no reasons for uf vandalism of my edits other than you do not like my username. Muddafuca (talk) 19:54, 29 July 2014 (UTC)

Hard Hat Article Deletions G'day Mean as custard! A few days ago, I added historical information about MSA hard hats to this page in keeping with the discussion of technological advances. Within five minutes all of those additions were deleted as "advertising". I take issue with these deletions, as my additions were no different than those of Bullard, another hard hat manufacturer. If you are going to strip company references, how about some consistency? I see no reason to delete relevant historical information from one company if another's contributions are allowed to stand. Then again, do you work for Bullard? Thanks for your time!

LBMitchellLBMitchell (talk) 17:53, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

The problem was the multiple external links to a commercial website: see WP:EL. . . Mean as custard (talk) 18:04, 31 July 2014 (UTC)

Greetings, Vandalism : No, Lucidity : Yes[edit]

The pages I (Abeloth) noticed are for promotional intents... Panic is a shareware company,etc...

Wikipedia is filled of promotional pages... Written as advertisement. It's no vandalism it's lucidity...

About 2,860,000 results (0.43 seconds) results inside Google for "site & intext:This article appears to be written like an advertisement."

(Abeloth) 08:48, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

That sounds about right, but redirecting them all to the Wikipedia policy page on promotional content is not the best solution. . . Mean as custard (talk) 09:55, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

What is the best solution ?[edit]

From a different point of view, If Panic write a post about Panic, that's considered as a promotional intent. But a post written by someone about Panic could be considered as non promotional ?

- How can we establish a difference ?

- Why some are granted ? Some are refused ?

A software company must be part of history to be part of Wikipedia ?

(Abeloth) 10:20, 1 August 2014 (UTC)

Would you provide some guidance on your feedback please so we can fix a page you've tagged?[edit]

You tagged High-Tech Bridge as being written as like an advert. I've toned down the language and removed a bunch of external references. Would you have a look and provide comment on the updated version please? If you think it still is promotional, kindly make some mention about what aspects of the page look promotional so that we can get that resolved. WhatWouldBilboDo (talk) 10:08, 4 August 2014 (UTC)

As a rule of thumb, any article that says its subject provides "solutions" is promotional. . . Mean as custard (talk) 10:32, 4 August 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, have revised the page to tone down the language and highlight the more notable/widely-reported facts. Would you take another look at it please? WhatWouldBilboDo (talk) 11:33, 7 August 2014 (UTC)

Derwick August[edit]

Hi Custard! I noticed you've made some edits to Derwick Associates in the past and I recently made some changes to the page, along with related pages, myself to try and improve it. I wanted to invite you to take a look at the current version and see what you think. Righteousskills (talk) 08:15, 6 August 2014 (UTC)

Absolute Healing[edit]

Thanks for being direct with him. I didn't have the heart. He started out sort of okay, but the CIR grew stronger with each post. The final result is probably best for all. Cheers, Anna Frodesiak (talk) 12:01, 8 August 2014 (UTC)


Mean as Custard. My entry intended only as statement of facts. How can I alter so as to appear less promotional? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tan Tan Books (talkcontribs) 08:45, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

[St. Jude College, Cavite] Undoing my revisions[edit]

Hello, I have noticed that you have changed quite a lot in St. Jude College, Cavite. You said to "tone down promotional material". I saw that you removed the sections I have made namely; the Mission and Vision, Core Values and Goals and Objectives. I do not see any valid reason why they are removed and I do believe that they add important information about the page. I am hoping to hear from you soon. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Chester0727 (talkcontribs) 12:47, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Exactly. It is supposed to be an encyclopedia article, not a school prospectus. . . .Mean as custard (talk) 13:32, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Your a jerk[edit]

Trophy.png Turkey jerky
That's all I have. Thank you TearStreak (talk) 15:59, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
It's just what I always wanted. . . Mean as custard (talk) 17:15, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

Mean as custard[edit]

Why are you deleting that link? Do you not see that it is relevant?

Please tell me why you are mean as custard? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Anthony Bautista (talkcontribs) 10:01, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

See WP:EL. . . Mean as custard (talk) 10:03, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

I read that.. Like I said, how do you not see the relevance?[edit]

It's about convenience stores.

1) I added where convenience stores get their products, which is a convenience store distributor, which you deleted. Please explain and don't send me to a link please. 2) I added an external link "Convenience Store Directory". Is this not relevant?

Anthony Bautista (talk) 10:16, 17 August 2014 (UTC) Anthony

No, it was pure spam, i.e. a commercial site with no free content. . . Mean as custard (talk) 10:22, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

Purely Spam and no content....I have over 100 blogs of information between both sites.[edit]

Every link you have as an external reference sells some sort of product

Convenience Store News (convenience store industry trade publication and online news source)They sell a magazine and a directory Convenience Store Decisions (convenience store industry trade publication)They sell a magazine and advertising cstore life magazine (The official publication of the Canadian Convenience Stores Association) This one sells advertising Australian Convenience Store News (industry trade publication) Sells advertising NACS, the Association for Convenience and Fuel Retailing Sells advertising, exhibitor list and tradeshows.

I have been in the industry for over 15 years. You can read about me here.

Now can you add my info please.

Thanks, Anthony Bautista (talk) 10:35, 17 August 2014 (UTC)Anthony

More about me here Custard.[edit]

Can we add my sites now to the external links section?

Anthony Bautista (talk) 11:11, 17 August 2014 (UTC)  AB
No. You appear to be an experienced author, so instead of just adding external links, try writing some new content for a Wikipedia article, with plenty of references to independent sources. . . Mean as custard (talk) 12:21, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

I don't need to be an Author to list a valuable site.[edit]

I'm a normal guy who started his own business from nothing and became very successful in the convenience store industry. I know that adding an external link with tons of information on the subject is valuable to the readers.

I have refuted all of your claims and you continue to make new excuses.

Anthony Bautista (talk) 17:58, 17 August 2014 (UTC)AB

Whatever you say. If you continue adding external links you will be reported to an administrator who will weigh up the arguments and decide whether to block you. . . Mean as custard (talk) 18:02, 17 August 2014 (UTC)

I fixed the page as soon as it was flaged. It was still deleted. Now I want to recreate the page, With the same name but I get the spam tag. How can I get it removed? Jayham1971 (talk) 10:35, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Write an article about something else that doesn't read like Unambiguous advertising or promotion. . . Mean as custard (talk) 10:42, 22 August 2014 (UTC)


Look, For a guy who indicates you want to remove links selling products it's fishy you seem to constantly readd a page that does just that. Stop manipulating the page.

- Variable Compressor if you're too slow to recall

Trafford Park TMD. I was disappointed that you reversed my changes. You had Trafford Park shed in the wrong place (where Cornbrook Carriage Sidings were) and you have reinstated that incorrect information. Trafford Park shed was just west of Manchester United's football ground just north of the site currently occupied by the Freightliner Terminal. Comment added by Railranger

Hello! There is a DR/N request you may have interest in.[edit]


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Peachtree-Pine shelter[edit]

Thanks, I fixed the article, it had been hijacked for PR purposes and I hadn't noticed. Keizers (talk) 18:23, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Edits Removed.[edit]

Greetings, Mean as custard. I was adding information to a page about a high school my son attends named St Edwards College. I added that there was a 60th anniversary lady year after where someone else said there was another anniversary eleven years ago. I'd greatly appreciate it if you logically A) give me reason to your edit. Or B) Undo the removal. Thankyou. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 13:43, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

You might as well add there will be another anniversary in ten years. . . Mean as custard (talk) 13:47, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Edits removed[edit]

Good morning Mean_as_custard,

I have just improved (or so I thought) the HGL page on wikipedia, and was surprised to find just now that you have undone my changes and removed several links. Could I ask why you have done this? Did the content offend you in any way? Please consider reverting to my previous version of this page.

Thank you,

raging_bool — Preceding unsigned comment added by Raging bool (talkcontribs) 10:13, 11 September 2014 (UTC)


I now see that you didn't like the presence of red links, so I have fixed the links and re-inserted the items that you removed. I hope this doesn't offend you in any way.

Best regards,


Entries on disambiguation pages are links to other Wikipedia articles, not just random notes or links to external websites. If you write a Wikipedia article about any of the entries you added, then you can re-add the link. . . Mean as custard (talk) 11:35, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

User talk:Esprezaonline[edit]

I declined the speedy deletion of this page because most of the edits to it were made by other users to communicate with User:Esprezaonline. --Metropolitan90 (talk) 18:26, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Microtexnano (talkcontribs) 14:36, 20 September 2014 (UTC)

Urdu keyboard[edit]

Why did you delete all external links in this entry? Without specifying a reason? That is confusing, to say the least..Super48paul (talk) 10:12, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

WP:EL. . . Mean as custard (talk) 11:24, 25 September 2014 (UTC)

minor ANI mention (not about you)[edit]

Information icon There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue where I mentioned your edit. The complaint is not about your actions. The thread is Personal attacks by Beanyfunk77.The discussion is about the topic List of syphilis cases. Thank you. —Meters (talk) 18:04, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Never mind. Indeffed immediately after ANI opened. Meters (talk) 18:27, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Why you deleted my paragraph as ad?[edit]

Dear Mean thank you for your massive corrections to Agios Stefanos Avliotes but they were intended more as factual material rather than selling the place. I think you may have over done it. --Hotelnafsika (talk) 7.07, 26 November 2014 (UTC)

Why you deleted my Engraver plug-in description from section of notable plugins from page about photoshop plug-ins? Really my description is differs from descriptions of other plug-ins on this page? --Maxim255 (talk) 12:19, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

Cos Wikipedia does not accept advertising, paid or otherwise. . . Mean as custard (talk) 12:22, 3 October 2014 (UTC)
Than, why you didnt delete other 5 plug-ins descriptions? --Maxim255 (talk) 12:34, 3 October 2014 (UTC)
The advertising is not quite as blatant. . . Mean as custard (talk) 14:14, 3 October 2014 (UTC)
It is debatable, but well, I'll rewrite the paragraph with minimum personal opinion and evaluation. There are some mandatory items of product description like Pros, Cons estimations? --Maxim255 (talk) 15:20, 3 October 2014 (UTC)

Landmark Theatres[edit]

Which section do you consider to be promotional? The information currently on the page (the one you reverted to) has incorrect, inaccurate and incomplete information. LandmarkTheatres (talk) 20:07, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

All of it, especially phrases like "providing to its customers consistently diverse and entertaining film products in a sophisticated adult-oriented atmosphere"; "prides itself on unsurpassed customer service"; "boasts a modern and sleek design". . . Mean as custard (talk) 20:16, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

London School of Business and Finance‎[edit]

Was I too drastic in my revert? Dougweller (talk) 13:36, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

I have no complaints. . . Mean as custard (talk) 13:43, 16 October 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. He's commented on my talk page saying "you have reverted activity I posted stating that it is promotional, when in fact it is press coverage in the media talking about various aspects of the LSBF business, posted to inform potential students about LSBF and current activities. Could you consider reverting this decision?" Which is really not the purpose of the page. I don't know if you want to help me explain this to him? Dougweller (talk) 13:55, 16 October 2014 (UTC)

Edits to Mindtree Ltd[edit]

Hi Mean as Custard,

Please discuss on the talk page if you feel anything promotional content is there on the page before just DELETING. In an another way you can flag a -

- template before just deleting. To help Wikipedia you can edit (if you can) to tone down the promotional content rather than just going on a deleting spree. Lakun.patra (talk) 07:10, 17 October 2014 (UTC) Lakun.patra

I simply removed the material that was intended to be promotional, and have just done it again. . . Mean as custard (talk) 08:58, 17 October 2014 (UTC)

Adding References[edit]

Dear Mean As Custard, I've found reliable resources to add on the futura_(clothing) article. Hopefully it is oke now, if not: please let me know! Kind regards Abmc24 (talk) 21:37, 19 October 2014 (UTC)Abmc24

Warning a user for vandalism[edit]

I see you used {{subst:uw-vandalism2}} on X121301X's userpage to warn that user. Since you're warning that user and it's their first warning, the proper template to be used is {{subst:Uw-vandalism1}}. -- EvilLair ( | c) 20:36, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

The vandalism was serious so I went straight to level 2. . . Mean as custard (talk) 20:42, 21 October 2014 (UTC)

Re: Edit war[edit]

Hey, I saw the message you made on my talkpage, what exactly do you mean edit war. I'm only reverted your edits because you did not provide a reason for removing it. Crazy131 (talk) 15:13, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

My edit summary was "external link removal" - see WP:EL. . . Mean as custard (talk) 15:16, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

Ah, I see thank you for clearing that up. I will keep that in mind next time I go blindy reverting something because I think they're doing something wrong. Crazy131 (talk) 15:18, 23 October 2014 (UTC)

write a reason when deleting content.[edit]

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Sorry MeanAsCustard, but your continued edits of the GameAccount corporate site are factually incorrect. Please stop putting up corporate propaganda and leave the facts alone. Are you paid by the company to do this?

That's right, I'm raking it in . . . Mean as custard (talk) 14:06, 21 November 2014 (UTC)


Please explain why you completely removed RevoluSun's page update. It was factual and properly sourced. You have reverted it to outdated (and actually, incorrect info).

My edit summary said "tone down promotional material". That was putting it mildly. . . Mean as custard (talk) 20:58, 21 November 2014 (UTC)
Please provide examples of the promotional material you are referring to. We listed the products, services, locations, and management info and you removed all of that. You have literally changed the ownership information of the company to old, inaccurate information. When we revise again, we would like to avoid this issue.

Review sites[edit]

Hi - not sure why adding a few more contrasting examples to this page is a problem. I think your deletion harms the integrity of this wiki. — Preceding unsigned comment added by [[User:|]] ([[User talk:|talk]] • contribs) 23:17, November 23, 2014‎

Noticed this thread and since I don't think Mean as custard is online I'll note that I've already answered this on the user's talk page. Meters (talk) 23:37, 23 November 2014 (UTC)


The existing external link is (a) obsolete, pointing to a domain which is no longer in use but only forwards to a different domain, and (b) ultimately forwards to the same page which I changed it to: after my change it merely goes directly to that page rather then getting redirected a few times and ending up there anyway. Please add some sort of explanation when you undo.

Recent Edit[edit]

Hi Mean as Custard, I am unsure as to why you have removed the edit and citation I have added as the link does not sell anything, it is an informational blog that I have come across. I understand the owner of the blog is a company, but in the financial sector you will struggle to find websites that provide content that aren't somehow affiliated to a business, its not the sexiest of topics for joe public to write about. Please re-evaluate your position. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jackbarron1987 (talkcontribs) 12:39, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

It was not a blog, it was a teaser attracting people to a commercial site. . . Mean as custard (talk) 13:21, 28 November 2014 (UTC)

International Schools[edit]

Mean as Custard, I too am unsure why you would remove the latest edit to the See Also section of the International Schools page which simply adds one more organization that provides LOTS of information on international schools. This latest link falls directly in line with the 3 existing links for that section so please let it stand. If not, I would love to hear your rationale for the removal.Rsnyd46 (talk) 14:34, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

100 per cent spam. . . Mean as custard (talk) 14:55, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

With all due respect, this article and section in particular contains links to 3 other organizations that works with International Schools the same way we do and we provide much more information in general. I suggest you either add our link or remove the other 3 to be fair. Perhaps you are working for one of these organizations and there is a conflict of interests...Rsnyd46 (talk) 15:48, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

The other links are links to other Wikipedia articles, not external links to commercial sites. . . Mean as custard (talk) 15:58, 3 December 2014 (UTC)

Changes to Socialbakers page[edit]

Hi Mean as custard,

Yesterday, I made a complete overhaul of the Socialbakers company page (under the user name (Philross123), because the company relaunched and rebranded. The changes were rejected out of hand. If I migrate many of our old citations in to the new page (they declined from 34 references to 6 references) will you allow the changes to stay? I can of course also try and make the editorial language more neutral, if at any point it was decided to be too biased. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Philross1234 (talkcontribs) 16:42, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

Sounds ok, as the problems as I saw it were the removal of cited content, the addition of uncited content, and the somewhat promotional language. . . Mean as custard (talk) 17:50, 4 December 2014 (UTC)

Lemon Tree Hotels' socks[edit]

Now wait, I have opened a sock puppet investigation. See Wikipedia:Sockpuppet investigations/Vivekkhanna123456. Bladesmulti (talk) 11:31, 6 December 2014 (UTC)

Changes to The Lemon Tree Hotels page[edit]

Hi Mean as custard

I just wanted to take your advice regarding the content of The Lemon Tree Hotels page. I would really appreciate your help in editing the Lemon Tree Hotels page and to know the standards in detail.

Regards — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hemaabh Khurana (talkcontribs) 07:07, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

--Hemaabh Khurana (talk) 07:39, 8 December 2014 (UTC)

Speedy deletion tagging, and a poem for kids that mentions your user-name (sort of)[edit]

Hi again, Mean as custard. I've deleted a completely spammy userpage you rightly tagged for speedy deletion. While it's not mandatory, I still think you should notify other editors of speedy deletion tags. PS: do you know of Custard the Dragon, Ogden Nash's poem for children? Pete AU aka --Shirt58 (talk) 11:24, 11 December 2014 (UTC)

Query about an AIV report[edit]

Hi, Mean. Thanks for this report. I have blocked the account, as it is clearly a vandalism-only account. It is a most peculiar kind of vandalism, and also remarks the editor made about "the last time" and such like things make it look very much like a sockpuppet of a blocked editor, as you suggested. However, I have not been able to find the previously blocked account. Can you enlighten me? The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 20:14, 13 December 2014 (UTC)

User:Blahomg was making identical edits a few days ago. . . Mean as custard (talk) 21:43, 13 December 2014 (UTC)
Thanks. The editor who uses the pseudonym "JamesBWatson" (talk) 08:54, 14 December 2014 (UTC)

deleting references to official the european commission source[edit]

Dear Mean As Custard, The website is the official European Commission funded source for information on low emission zones, urban road charging and other access regulation/restriction schemes. It is an official source, hence our adding it there. We are linked already by other independent users, we are correcting the website url. We have often been used as the source, but not referenced. We will ensure that we add additional information and references. Best Regards,

Just because it is "official" does not make it appropriate to add the link indiscriminately to multiple articles, especially as your user name suggests you have a conflict of interest. . . Mean as custard (talk) 10:37, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

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about deletion of Global eSolutions (HK) Limited[edit]

hi, thanks for your patrolling. We respect your notes and willing to do any correction to make the page non-advertising. The page content is write in referring to one of our industry leader who base in Singapore, MetaQuotes Software. their wiki page is

We have been tried to write the content as similar as we can, ofcourse has some minor style rephrase, etc.

To avoid your deletion, can you please provide a clear instruction to us? or we need to follow exactly the same paragraph structure, content and wordings?

thanks :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gesmkt (talkcontribs) 02:26, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

What was that?[edit]

May I ask why you reverted User:Timothycrice on his own talkpage, without explanation? And why in particular back to a version by an IP? If you read the IP's edit, it's obvious that that's Timothycrice himself, editing logged out, so why single that one out? Was this just a fat-finger edit on your part, or what? Bishonen | talk 00:59, 20 December 2014 (UTC).

It was because the user was continuing to do what he had been specifically asked not to do, and making huge numbers of tiny edits, and I wanted to get an idea of what they amounted to in total, which was very little. . . Mean as custard (talk) 08:55, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes, it was very little. But I had specifically told him I wouldn't object to him editing his own page in that silly way. Please don't revert him there. "Traditionally Wikipedia offers wide latitude to users to manage their user space as they see fit", as I expect you know. And please use edit summaries, especially for stuff that really requires explanation, as this did. You didn't answer my question about why you reverted to the IP. Didn't you realize that was him too? Bishonen | talk 11:08, 20 December 2014 (UTC).

Consider removing "advertisement" tag[edit]

Back in June 2012 you tagged the Land Information New Zealand page (LINZ) as sounding like an ad. There have been a number of edits since then. Could you review again and consider removing the tag or explaining any problems? LINZ DS (talk) 03:29, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

Spam on userpages[edit]

Hi, I encounter you having removing adverts and blanking pages on userpages - nice work fighting them spammers. I was wondering, I often look for {{db-spamuser}} candidates by searching for a recent changes tag, why you don't just tag them? They are indeed G11 eligible subjects. — kikichugirl speak up! 09:43, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

I usually use {{db-spamuser}}, but a few cases just don't seem to qualify although they are clearly not helpful to Wikipedia. . . Mean as custard (talk) 10:40, 24 December 2014 (UTC)
The ones I came across, at least, some of them I undid you and tagged for G11 and it went through. If it's not a spammy username, then I just use regular G11. Maybe this is a sign you can boldly tag more? — kikichugirl speak up! 20:45, 24 December 2014 (UTC)

Exmar Shipmanagement page update[edit]

Hi there,

I recognise and respect your concern for the initial corrected entry I made as being too commercial in nature. So I have taken the text which has been reinstated and restated it entirely on a factual basis, removing irrelevant content and updating the vessels under management. I hope you find this more concise entry more factual and informative.

Sincerely ,

Victor Shieh (talk) 16:26, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

Section deletion in Service Design[edit]

Can you please motivate the repeated deletion of the entire section "Education"? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nasini (talkcontribs) 00:12, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

Just following the guidelines in WP:EL. . . Mean as custard (talk) 09:16, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

Absolutely, I do not agree with the cancellation. If the policy WP:EL was applicable, all external links in "service design" should be deleted. Why have you deleted only those related to the education section?

Proposed merger of Havana Club articles[edit]

Hi! I noticed you've done some editing on the Havana Club article so I thought I'd let you know that I've proposed merging Havana Club and Havana Club (Bacardi) products; discussion here. Thanks! —Luis (talk) 20:37, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

High Availability[edit]

I see that you just deleted my entry in High Availability for OpenClovis, Inc. This entry was placed within the "external links" section which currently has 2 links, both promoting some HA product (Cisco and IBM z9), and one link that times out. OpenClovis SAFplus is both open source see: and based on the Service Availability Forum standards so is probably a better choice for external link than the other entries, which are very specific to a particular product line. Please undo your deletion, or remove everything in the "external links" section (removing everything would be a great disservice, IMHO because people need to know (in an unobtrusive way) that products exist or they may reinvent the wheel). — Preceding unsigned comment added by Andrewstone (talkcontribs) 19:37, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

Hi Mean as Custard[edit]

Can you recommend edits please - The Tavorro Page is not meant to be an advertisement in any way. It is meant to be updated in a few days with Information from Government contacts and reports via a major announcement about unemployment. I am happy to edit it any way that would make it acceptable. I look forward to hearing from you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by AWright77 (talkcontribs) 18:52, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Your comments on the article talk page show the subject is not notable and that you have a conflict of interest with the subject. . . Mean as custard (talk) 19:39, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

Your user page[edit]

Have you looked at your user page lately? Seems to be some misplaced posts there. --NeilN talk to me 15:44, 21 January 2015 (UTC)