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Edit to Aroma Lamps Page[edit]

Hi, I added two more companies which make aroma lamps @ Aroma lamps wiki page. Now I am checking you have deleted the edits. May I know the reason, where did I go wrong ? vivek.bekhabar (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 11:33, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

I felt the additions did not improve the article, and suspect you have a conflict of interest in adding the names. . . Mean as custard (talk) 11:55, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi, Well I don't have any conflict of interest...I am just researching on this topic these editing in these areas recently...I feel there is very less knowledge about aroma industry on I am just collating the things together...I hope I am doing I get more details will improve the related articles. Reply, if you have any doubts! Thanks vivek.bekhabar (talk) — Preceding undated comment added 13:08, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

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 I think having a Wiki entry for the school is worthwhile (and indeed--it had one, albeit a somewhat out-of-date entry, for a long while before it mysteriously disappeared over the last few months).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 Kindly note that the earlier info was INCORRECT/OUTDATED.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) Shame s/he not a real user. Seemed quite fun.KillThe85 (talk) 12:44, 26 March 2015 (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]

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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)

Hi. Could you please tell me why your are deleting my edit of the Barabary Macaques in Gibraltar? I am writing under the popular culture subcategory that a book has recently been published and it features the Barbary Macaques of Gibraltar. Why are you deleting this edit? If this is allowed, "They are also featured in the 2007 Stieg Larsson novel The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest. The Gibraltar Barbary macaques are also central to the plot of Paul Gallico's 1962 comedic novel Scruffy, set during WWII when their numbers were dwindling. The population decline of the Barbary macaques features in the 1962 British comedy film Operation Snatch." Surely, my edit where I include: "* In 2015, 'Dimensions,' published the first colouring book about Gibraltar. The book is titled 'Max the Macaque' which themes a Barbary Macaque throughout most pages" should be accepted.

Conflict of interest, and no independent indication of notability. . . Mean as custard (talk) 16:49, 2 April 2015 (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 Afternoon Mean as Custard I am just making my first steps into editing a page, and it's taking me a little time to add all the references while I work out how to do it. Meanwhile I suddenly find you have deleted all my updates regarding earFold on the Otoplasty page. Can you please explain why, and also give me a chance to reference it? You mentioned advertising, but this is a clinical procedure, tried and tested and offered by top class plastic surgeons throughout europe, and it is a procedure that people want to find out about. It offers an alternative treatment to people who would otherwise undergo a lengthy operation and if you read blogs and online forums on the number of people who are desperate to find out about alternative treatments and to stop the suffering they are enduring,it might help understand why the addition of this information is important to inform (not sell). As I said I am in the process of adding references and citing sources. I would greatly appreciate you guidance as to what would make this more acceptable? I cannot see how the information is conflicting / selling, especially when the previous sector on earBuddies appears to be acceptable to you, but my edit is not? Many thanks NJHOXON (talk) 12:06, 11 May 2015 (UTC)NJHOXON

It read like an advertisement, particularly the over-use of the ™ symbol, which should be removed. . . Mean as custard (talk) 12:22, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

OK thanks for the feedback - I am working on reducing it and adjusting it this afternoon. Best regards — Preceding unsigned comment added by NJHOXON (talkcontribs) 14:12, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

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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Reference Errors on 3 November[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:]] ([[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)

Disambiguation link notification for December 16[edit]

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Citizenship Test external link removal undone[edit]

I undid your removal of an external link to [] which is a similar to other citizenship links on that page. I see no reason why [] should not have a right to be mentioned whereas others, such as [] are being allowed. "Citizenship" and "Naturalization" mean the same thing in this context. Therefore I decided to undo your removal. If you decide to undo my action, please explain your logic. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rayzsmith (talkcontribs) 17:05, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

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)

Proposed deletion of Ben Jacobson (entrepreneur)[edit]

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Edits to UCDavis School of Veterinary Medicine[edit]

You indicated that I needed to remove promotional material from my edit. It looked like you highlighted a sentence that indicated the School was ranked #2 by US News so I reverted back to my edit and removed that sentence and the reference and saved it again. You have now threatened that my editing privileges may be revoked but I have no idea what you want changed. Please be specific and tell me what is wrong with my edits. Thanks. Ucorvet (talk) 19:43, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

"The hospital is equipped with cutting-edge, modern technology and services, allowing veterinarians to provide the best veterinary care possible and continue to be innovators of the some of the latest advancements in veterinary medicine.". This is the sort of stuff that belongs in low-grade press releases, not in an encyclopedia. . . Mean as custard (talk) 20:34, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

Gotcha. I have reverted and then edited the material in an attempt to remove anything that looks like it could be advertorial in nature. If I have succeeded there is no need to respond. If I have not, please point out additional examples. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ucorvet (talkcontribs) 22:10, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

Editing of Motion Industries[edit]

You continue to edit Motion Industries Wiki Page with incorrect information. Please cease and desist immediately.

Thank You. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mimktg (talkcontribs) 19:48, 19 February 2015 (UTC)

Western Crusaders Gridiron[edit]

I've edited it to be more objective. If there are further issues are you able to specify - I am fairly active and I'm happy to make changes as required, just let me know your opinion on what needs changing specifically where possible.

Cheers, Jon — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:58, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Still pure advertising. . . Mean as custard (talk) 08:41, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

I'm struggling to see how it's any different from any other sports clubs pages both within our league and others, for example:

The below paragraph outlines objective facts about the club.

'The club strives to foster a positive culture and atmosphere both on and off the field. The slogan is “We Are One” – a philosophy that emphasizes teamwork, spirit, inclusion, loyalty, and club unity. The club values players of all shapes, sizes, and athletic abilities — what’s most important to in a player or coach is work ethic and team spirit. All teams within the Western Crusaders enjoy the support of a very experienced, highly dedicated and comprehensive coaching staff who are able to teach both experienced and rookie players alike.'

The below paragraph also outlines objective facts along with 3rd party sources.

The club has a proud history of success that includes three Division One senior men’s championships (1999, 2000 & 2007), two women’s championships (2013, 2014) and one junior championship (2013). In 2014, the Senior Crusaders finished second within their conference and fourth overall amongst 10 Division One clubs. The Foxes – the first full kit women’s gridiron team in Victoria – were undefeated once again for the 2014 season, going on to claim their second Gridiron Victoria Women’s League title. The Junior Cru lost just one game for the 2013 season, before storming to victory in the Junior Vic Bowl.

Are the below paragraphs the main issue? I may be able to delete them.

The club invites prospective players to learn more about the Crusaders or the women's team, the Western Foxes, by visiting the website at The club is located at Henry Turner Oval, Cnr Farnsworth Ave and Maribyrnong Blvd, Footscray.

Upcoming games and events, recruitment info, and club news is found on the clubs Facebook: and

In the mean time I'm unsure why you feel the page must be deleted in full. Wikipedia policy, as far as I am aware, does not demand such pages be taken down right away. You could instead place a warning on the page. As you can see I'm quite active and I am happy to rectify issues. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:35, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

The "objective facts" you quoted above are precisely the kind of language that is not acceptable on Wikipedia. If they were truly objective, then there would be a reference to an unbiased third-party source where these "facts" are reported. . . Mean as custard (talk) 13:27, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

Equity Group Holdings Limited[edit]

Hi Mean as custard, I undid the changes you made on Equity Group Holdings Limited. The information is key to the understanding of the group. Zotezangu (talk) 01:45, March 21, 2015 (EAT)

Hi Mean as custard, I have opted to let you have your way. That is better than having a public feud. Zotezangu (talk) 01:49, March 21, 2015 (EAT)


Hi Mean as custard. I am sorry, I am new at this. I changed the content for the Pharmaccess page. I hope it is okay like this. Elmvh (talk) 09:51, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Hi mean, I contacted you but you did not answer, but you did send a talk to me. Could you please specify here what is wrong? I tried editing is so it is less promotional. How am I a disruptive editor? I hope you can explain, as I said I am new at this. Thank you in advance. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Elmvh (talkcontribs) 11:21, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

I suggest you have a conflict of interest with the subject. It might be better if you edited any of the 4,748,859 other articles on Wikipedia instead. . . Mean as custard (talk) 11:27, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

I am sorry. I am an intern at the organization and we want to update the page. So I do have to edit this article. I will try to make it less promotional. If it is still nog sufficient, could you please first give a warning instead of deleting me? Thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Elmvh (talkcontribs) 15:21, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Be careful. You have had two warnings already. After a third warning your account could be blocked. . . Mean as custard (talk) 15:54, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Hi Custard, I edited it again. I hope it is okay now! Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Elmvh (talkcontribs) 16:12, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Edited the page again, I have put (external) links and references to everything. Hope it is okay now! Elmvh (talk) 13:48, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

Removal of 'Natter' entry[edit]

Hi, you removed an entry and link from the 'Natter' disambiguation page. I am just wondering what you found to be 'inappropriate for an encyclopedia'? 'Natter' is a genuine social network/nano blogging site/app. Would you consider it acceptable if it was an entry without a link? — Preceding unsigned comment added by TimMcNulty (talkcontribs) 11:24, 25 March 2015 (UTC)

Disambiguation pages are there to provide links to other Wikipedia articles, not to external websites, so if you write an article about the subject, then the link to that article can be added. . . Mean as custard (talk) 11:28, 25 March 2015 (UTC)

OK, thanks for the clarification! — Preceding unsigned comment added by TimMcNulty (talkcontribs) 11:32, 25 March 2015 (UTC)


Not sure why you delete the links to Social Enterprise UK (added earlier by someone) and the link to Social Enterprise NL I just added. Can you explain? — Preceding unsigned comment added by YtKemp (talkcontribs) 16:24, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

There was no indication why the link would be of use, particularly as it is not an English-language site. . . Mean as custard (talk) 16:25, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

Ok regarding the Social Enterprise NL one, you are right about that. But why did you also delete the Social Entreprise UK link? That is a very relevant link there. I had not added it there, someone else did but I hope you can leave it there. Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by YtKemp (talkcontribs) 18:59, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

Promotional articles[edit]

Check MAPFRE Insurance,, Mesoblast, Microsoft telephone number format.

Thanks. OccultZone (TalkContributionsLog) 17:51, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

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Armed Forces Personnel Administration Agency[edit]

Hi. You removed the Vision and Mission sections of this defunct organisation. Is there a reason why you did that? If they were factually correct at the time, I would argue that they should remain as a historical record of the old organisation. welsh (talk) 17:31, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

They did not add any information to the article and were unreferenced. All they did was show that the agency was the type of organisation that felt it was necessary to have a cliche- and buzzword-laden vision and mission statement . . Mean as custard (talk) 17:36, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

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McMaster Engineering edits on April 6[edit]

Thank you for your recent edit to this page. I understand that some of the content was too promotional - yes, i am the public relations person for the faculty, but this isn't against your rules - but a lot of it was just plain facts , i.e.) list of deans, student life, links to key facilities, departments. The vision was outdated so I updated it. The section re: the Redsuits is inaccurate. Hamilton is a city and I would argue most of the city has no idea that the Redsuits exist. Student life is more than one group, too. The fireball is a tradition, thus why I moved it there. Can we please find a compromise here? I'd like to add a bit more information to the opening section beyond the year the faculty was formed. Thank you for your time. — Preceding unsigned comment added by MoniqueBeech (talkcontribs) 14:02, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

The section about the fireball was not a problem; the most serious problem was the indiscriminate use of external links embedded in the text. - see WP:EL for guidance. . . Mean as custard (talk) 14:38, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for getting back to me and for the information provided. Well adhere to these guidelines. — Preceding unsigned comment added by MoniqueBeech (talkcontribs) 22:00, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

Your edit to Providence St. Joe[edit]

Not sure what your intention was with regard to the partially deleted section at the bottom of the diff, but it needs a little fixing one way or the other. :) --jnkyrdsprkl (talk) 19:46, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

My intention was to remove unacceptable promotional material. . . Mean as custard (talk) 19:49, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
I gathered that from the summary, I was asking more about leaving nothing but a clearly outdated fragment of text, but nevermind... I patched it up. --jnkyrdsprkl (talk) 20:01, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

- Your reversion of the JR Shaw reversion - April 6, 2015[edit]

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ShawCableContentTeam — Preceding undated comment added 21:43, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

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Hi, Re the Ronseal Page, this isn't a press release, or advertising. It's factual information needed on the page. Please stop deleting it.

Your well-reasoned arguments are inescapable, but please read WP:Spam and WP:EL before you do anything else. . . Mean as custard (talk) 09:09, 13 April 2015 (UTC)

Am attempting to modify the article to confirm to Wiki Guidelines - Avra.

Please can you highlight within the article/page, where the guidelines/rules are being broken, i.e., The collaboration produced work that led to them winning The Battle of the Bands (rule/guidelines broken).

Thank you.

The article is much improved but still needs lots of references to show notability. . . Mean as custard (talk) 12:26, 16 April 2015 (UTC)

Why is my company page up for deletion[edit]

Hi Wikipedia Team

Our corporate profile page located on Wikipedia ( has been tagged as "This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedia's deletion policy."

Could we please request you to share more details on this so that we may fix this issue at the earliest. We want to ensure that our page is not deleted so would appreciate if we could move fast on this discussion.

Thank You (talk) 09:15, 17 April 2015 (UTC) Aditya Kumar

GROUP MANAGER – DIGITAL MARKETING TEL: 0120-462(6217) | MOBILE: +91 956 099 5900 WWW.INNODATA.COM — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:10, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

See the deletion discussion page: Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Innodata. Also Wikipedia:Ownership of articles. . . Mean as custard (talk) 07:38, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Article has been reverted to the 2014 version as per the guidance of offical moderators. Requesting you to re-review it and remove the pages for deletion message.

Thank you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:39, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

It still needs to go through the decision process, but suspect it will be found acceptable and the pages for deletion message removed in due course. . .Mean as custard (talk) 08:11, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Crowe Horwath Revisions[edit]

Hello Mean as custard,

I work for Crowe Horwath LLP and just want to make some revisions to the page so everything listed is factually correct. I want to help make this as easy as possible and was hoping that you could revert at least some of the changes I made to the Wikipedia page. Please help me know if specific sections of the changes I made are too promotional however I am just updating the information so it is up to date.

I need to at least change everything in the Infobox as I uploaded our latest logo with registered mark, updated our revenue to this year's, made sure that our Company name includes LLP without a comma, added the risk and performance services, as well as added our new CEO Jim Powers. These items are not promotional at all they are factually correct.

On the rest of the Wikipedia page I made some simple changes on the description to update the services, number of personnel and update our numbers with Crowe Horwath International. Since I listed those items in the description I removed some of that information from the History.

The services I added are just a few more items that Crowe Horwath offers and in the Recognition area I updated the awards so that they are up to date.

Can you please help me figure out what issues you see from my revisions, how I can change them so I can update this page to the best of my ability? If it means removing certain sections that is possible too, I just want to make sure my changes are on the page. Hopefully we can work this out, thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Tranjaso (talkcontribs) 13:37, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

If you work for the company then you need to read WP:COI. You knew exactly what you were doing because you removed the banners declaring the article to be written like an advertisement and relying on primary sources, and made the article even worse in those respects. I suggest you try editing other articles which you don't have any conflict of interest with. . . Mean as custard (talk) 13:48, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

History part on Chopard article[edit]

Dear Mean as custard

Thank you for your involvement regarding this project. Could you tell me why did you delete the paragraphs 2013 and 2014 in the history section but also the link Palme d'or in paragraph 1998?

Thank you in advance,


16:54, 4 May 2015 (UTC)Alissa.crown11 — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alissa.crown11 (talkcontribs)

The deleted paragraphs were unreferenced and promotional. . .Mean as custard (talk) 17:22, 4 May 2015 (UTC)

Dear Mean as custard Thank you for your reply. If we add some references related to these paragraphs, would you agree with that?

Thank you in advance,


Alissa.crown11 (talk) 16:44, 12 May 2015 (UTC)Alissa.crown11

Yes, if the references are to third-party independent sources which confirm the notability of any additions. . . Mean as custard (talk) 16:48, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

Dear Mean as custard,

Thank you for your reply, we will come back to you soon.

Alissa.crown11 (talk) 13:05, 19 May 2015 (UTC)Alissa.crown11

Dear Mean as custard,

As agreed, please find a proposal in the Chopard EN talk page regarding 2013 and 2014 paragraphs. We included third parties sources in order to provide added value to this article.

Could you please give us your feedback about this proposal?

Thank you in advance,

Alissa.crown11 (talk) 10:31, 28 May 2015 (UTC)Alissa.crown11

Quality Distribution[edit]

Mean as Custard

Hello! Why are you reverting the Quality Distribution page to the older, stale information? In the new version, there is no marketing material, etc. If you review a Quality Distribution earnings release (Nasdaq: QLTY), you will see under "About Quality" the information listed is accurate as in our 10K, etc. that you can find on

The information listed currently is stale and not accurate, let's come to a conclusion so that the information does not get reverted back and forth.

Thank you!

QDIIR — Preceding unsigned comment added by QDIIR (talkcontribs) 14:18, 5 May 2015 (UTC)

Banque de l'Union Haitienne[edit]

Hi Custard,

You ask me to remove promotional content from the page, which I did. The information that are posted right now are incorrect. What are the other information that you would like me to change?

Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pdgbuh (talkcontribs) 15:51, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

My main objection was to your adding the sections headed "Our Mission", "Our Vision" and "Our Values". Other sections might be acceptable if they provided references to third-party independent sources. . . Mean as custard (talk) 15:54, 6 May 2015 (UTC)


Last November you warned user Jaredsem about adding spam-links. User:Gaijin42 warned him 5 May about COI. And that is the same behaviour that give me the suspicion that we are dealing here with a paid editor. Many times he added long lists of institutions, either backup up by the company website, just a random list from some non-notable institution or completely unsourced. But quite often you see Vatterott College appear.

This is not kosher and I like to have a few more opinions. The Banner talk 17:25, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

If this is a persistent problem, then ANI is probably the appropriate venue. Gaijin42 (talk) 17:38, 7 May 2015 (UTC)
I haven't noticed a conflict of interest, but huge lists of institutions unbalance an article, especially when only US institutions are listed and the article has a worldwide perspective. . . Mean as custard (talk) 19:22, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

Sportingbet South Africa[edit]

Hi Mean as custard,

can you give me some guidlines to follow that won't mean the Sportingbet South Africa page gets directed to the Sportingbet PLC page?

Sportingbet in South Africa is a brand owned by Netbet and we fall under the GVC Holdings umbrella.

Currently, in South Africa, when people search for Sportingbet, they are viewing incorrect details as they are seeing the PLC page - we are however a different and independent company.

Sportingbet is a leading provider of sports betting, casinos, games and poker on line and on mobile. It was established over fifteen years ago in 1998 and acquired by GVC in March 2013. It has licences with Alderney, Denmark, Germany, South Africa, Malta, Dutch Caribbean and the UK.

Please advise.

thanks, S4r4hjanecowen — Preceding unsigned comment added by S4r4hjanecowen (talkcontribs) 15:11, 8 May 2015 (UTC)

Fire departments[edit]

Please review the documentation for the {{Infobox fire department}} before you make changes like you did on Ventura County Fire Department. The moto parameter is for the moto of the department. Not a label of the image. --Zackmann08 (talk) 20:08, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

May 2015[edit]

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It needs more than two editors to achieve consensus. . . Mean as custard (talk) 21:06, 10 May 2015 (UTC)
Not sure what you are talking about.. The removal of promotional material I agree with, and have re-done. That makes total sense. The use of the motto to label the image is just dead wrong. Look at every other fire department page on wikipedia. NONE of them use that to label the image. Plus, the parameter is called moto not image_label. If you feel the need to insert a label under the image, which has not been done before, then a parameter can be added to the template. But to use the moto parameter to insert a label is just wrong. --Zackmann08 (talk) 21:12, 10 May 2015 (UTC)
So basically you now agree with the main purpose of my edits and have reinstated them, but have not withdrawn your accusation of disruptive editing and are continuing to moan about a minor detail, which I can't be bothered to dispute any further. . . Mean as custard (talk) 21:19, 10 May 2015 (UTC)

RTX : Real Time eXtensions for Windows[edit]

Hello Mean as custard

Could you please let me know why the page for RTX was redirected to IntervalZero? Doesn't the Software as the first real time extension for windows have a certain relevance for it's own page? Thank you for an explanation. Regards IntervalZeroEN (talk) 08:36, 11 May 2015 (UTC)

I have no idea if it has any relevance, because the article had no references to third-party independent sources to show whether it was in any way notable. . . Mean as custard (talk) 08:47, 11 May 2015 (UTC)
Ok, thank you for your fast response. Unfortunately I didn't have enough time to add all the necessary independent references, however I do have them and would like to complete the article if you could reverse the redirection. After having done so the relevance might be given? The article already exists in German, Czech, Italian and French and they all use independent English sources I would like to add to the English version of RTX. IntervalZeroEN (talk) 09:14, 11 May 2015 (UTC)
I undid your redirection and added all necessary references. I hope it doesn’t offend you in any way and you can see a relevance of the article as a main article on wikipedia now. If you have any suggestion for improvement please don't hesitate to let me know. IntervalZeroEN (talk) 14:32, 13 May 2015 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of San Bruno Education Foundation page[edit]

I removed the proposed deletion template from San Bruno Education Foundation because I believe it is within Wikipedia's guidelines for notability and it is not an advertisement. I have listed the reasons at Talk:San Bruno Education Foundation, please feel free to respond there.

I think the issue here is with my inexperience as a Wikipedia contributor and not the organization itself, I'm happy to add any content you'd like to see to address the issues you pointed out.

(By the way, thanks for doing what you do to keep Wikipedia awesome. From reading over your talk page, it seems like a mostly thankless task.) Srose~commonswiki (talk) 22:12, 12 May 2015 (UTC)

Edits to City of Bristol College[edit]

Hi - I have been trying to update the City of Bristol College page. This morning I have updated the Awards section, as the previous content was a few years out of date. All of the content added is factual and I have added links to prove that the Awards are valid. Please explain why my updates have been deleted. thanks.

There was already an awards section at the bottom of the page. Putting an uncited list of awards in the introduction smacks of promotion, as does removing the name of a notable student who might reflect badly on the college. . . Mean as custard (talk) 10:56, 22 May 2015 (UTC)

Edits to SHARK Energy[edit]

Dear Mean as custard. We are the digital agency Osotspa, tha official trademark holder of SHARK Energy Drink globally. We have made some changes in SHARK Energy page, as per our client's (Osotspa) request. The content is not promotional, it is educational. We want to update the existed article with correct brand information, and you have removed ALL of our client's changes and revert it back to the wrong information. Can you please explain us why you have changed it all? We can send you any requested certificate to approve that our information are correct and what WE add in the article is the correct information, not the existed one. Please revert it back to Osotspa and Com2go latest version or explain and identify yourself. Please note that in case non of our changes can be approved, then this existing page has to be completely deleted instead of having wrong information and we would proceed with trademark infringement and copyright reports. Thank you in advance. Com2go Ltd Com2go — Preceding undated comment added 13:20, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

Read Wikipedia:Ownership of articles and Wikipedia:Conflict of interest. . . Mean as custard (talk) 13:22, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

Spam Links Removal[edit]


on this link you removed all links or only two ? i can see other links in reference — Preceding unsigned comment added by Nik007hik (talkcontribs) 15:25, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

I don't understand what point you are trying to make but don't worry, I have removed the spam links again. . . Mean as custard (talk) 15:31, 28 May 2015 (UTC)