User talk:EBU74

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Hello Messefrankfurt textilefairs and welcome to Wikipedia. We appreciate encyclopedic contributions, but some of your recent contributions seem to be advertising or for promotional purposes. Wikipedia does not allow advertising. For more information on this, please see:

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August 2013[edit]

Welcome to Wikipedia. I noticed that the username you have chosen, "Messefrankfurt textilefairs", seems to imply that you are editing on behalf of something other than yourself. Please note that you may not edit on behalf of a company, group, institution, product, or website which relates to the entity in question, and Wikipedia does not allow usernames that are promotional or accounts that are shared. If you are willing to use a personal account, please take a moment to create a new account or request a username change that represents only yourself as an individual. You should also read our Conflict of interest guideline and Plain and simple conflict of interest guide, and remember that promotional editing is not acceptable regardless of the username you choose. If you believe that your username does not violate our policy, please leave a note here explaining why. Thank you. Alexf(talk) 14:25, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Your account has been blocked indefinitely from editing Wikipedia because it appears to be mainly intended for publicity and/or promotional purposes. If you intend to edit constructively in other topic areas, you may be granted the right to continue under a change of username. Please read the following carefully.
Why can't I edit Wikipedia?

Your account's edits and/or username indicate that it is being used on behalf of a company, group, website or organization for purposes of promotion and/or publicity. The edits may have violated one or more of our rules on spamming, which include: adding inappropriate external links, posting advertisements and using Wikipedia for promotion. Wikipedia has many articles on companies, groups, and organizations, but such groups are generally discouraged from using Wikipedia to write about themselves. In addition, usernames like yours are disallowed under our username policy.

Am I allowed to make these edits if I change my username?

Probably not, although if you can demonstrate a pattern of future editing in strict accordance with our neutral point of view policy, you may be granted this right. See Wikipedia's FAQ for Organizations for a helpful list of frequently asked questions by people in your position. Also, review the conflict of interest guidance to see the kinds of limitations you would have to obey if you did want to continue editing about your company, group, organization, or clients. If this does not fit in with your goals, then you will not be allowed to edit Wikipedia again.

What can I do now?

If you have no interest in writing about some other topic than your organization, group, company, or product, you may consider using one of the many websites that allow this instead.

If you do intend to make useful contributions here about some other topic, you must convince a Wikipedia administrator that you mean it. To that end, please do the following:

  • Add the text {{unblock-spamun|Your proposed new username|Your reason here}} on your user talk page.
  • Replace the text "Your proposed new username" with a new username you are willing to use. See Special:Listusers to search for available usernames. Your new username will need to meet our username policy.
  • Replace the text "Your reason here" with your reason to be unblocked. In this reason, you must:
    • Convince us that you understand the reason for your block and that you will not repeat the edits for which you were blocked.
    • Describe in general terms the contributions that you intend to make if you are unblocked.
If you believe this block was made in error, you may appeal this block by adding the text {{unblock|Your reason here}} below, but you should read the guide to appealing blocks first.

Daniel Case (talk) 14:26, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

{{unblock-spamun|EBU74|Thank you for your message and many apologies for the wrong username. I was asked by my company to create the account, however, I never attempted to make any promotional contributions. My background is apparel, textiles, textile technologies and subsequently, textile fairs around the world and I would love to contribute to these topics. I am still getting started with wikipedia and this was obviously a stupid mistake. So, I hope that my new username (initials and year of birth) will meet your policies. Thanks!}}

Here's a few key questions:

You are currently blocked because your username appears directly related to a subject that you are trying to create an article about, contrary to the username policy. Changing the username will not allow you to break the 3 important questions above.--Anthony Bradbury"talk" 18:36, 28 August 2013 (UTC)


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This user's request to be unblocked to request a change in username has been reviewed by an administrator, who accepted the request.

EBU74 (block logactive blocksglobal blocksautoblockscontribsdeleted contribsabuse filter logcreation logchange block settingsunblock)


Requested username:

EBU74 (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · edit filter log · block user · block log)

Request reason:

Anthony, thanks for the clarification. Yes, I understand each of these questions and the links you provided. However, I was only using the sandbox and wrote about some stuff in oder to get familiar with the wikipedia tools. I personally think that I can make a valid contribution to articles that do not stand in conflict with my business background. Take a look at the Technical textile article, for example. It really needs some improvement. And I understand that my old username was eventually not appropriate in order to meet the Wikipedia criteria. So I changed it. Please let me know what I can do elso to become part of the Wikipedia community. Thank you!

Accept reason:

Allowing username change to requested username. Please put this request in at Wikipedia:Changing username as soon as possible to avoid re-blocking. Singularity42 (talk) 22:19, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

Unblocking administrator: Please check for active autoblocks on this user after accepting the unblock request.