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Hello RyLaughlin and welcome to Wikipedia! I am Ukexpat and I would like to thank you for your contributions.

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ukexpat (talk) 20:49, 8 April 2013 (UTC)

Conflict of interest[edit]

Hello, RyLaughlin. We welcome your contributions to Wikipedia, but if you are affiliated with some of the people, places or things you have written about in the article Mitchell S. Steir, you may have a conflict of interest or close connection to the subject.

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For information on how to contribute to Wikipedia when you have a conflict of interest, please see our frequently asked questions for organizations. Thank you. --Orange Mike | Talk 17:52, 9 April 2013 (UTC)

Notice of Conflict of interest noticeboard discussion[edit]

Hello. This message is being sent to inform you that there is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Conflict of interest/Noticeboard regarding a possible conflict of interest incident in which you may be involved. The thread is RyLaughlin. Thank you.   little green rosetta(talk)
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15:57, 21 May 2013 (UTC)

Article notability notification[edit]

Hello. This message is to inform you that an article that you wrote, Michael D. Colacino, has been recently tagged with a notability notice. This means that it may not meet Wikipedia's notability guidelines. Please note that articles which do not meet these criteria may be merged, redirected, or deleted. Please consider adding reliable, secondary sources to the article in order to establish the topic's notability. You may find the following links useful when searching for sources: Find sources: "Michael D. Colacino" – news · books · scholar · JSTOR · free images. Thank you for editing Wikipedia! VoxelBot 20:33, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

COI[edit]

Hi RyLaughlin, several of us have noticed you may have a WP:COI. Do you? Please can you disclose per the guideline. I see here Wikipedia:Conflict_of_interest/Noticeboard/Archive_64#RyLaughlin you claim not to have a COI, have you checked the copyright is correct on your image File:Colacino-250x250.jpg as the copyright holder is claimed as Studley, Inc. rather than you. WP will need permission from the copyright holder, which you claim to have given. Confused. Do you know the other WP:SPA editors User:ErinHolin and User:Lyndeevm ? Widefox; talk 20:12, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

I do not see myself as having a conflict of interest with any of the subjects I've written about. I have family ties with people in Studley, Inc. but it is not my organization nor am I being paid to write articles related to them. I've verbally been given approval by people authorized within their organization to post the image File:Colacino-250x250.jpg. User:ErinHolin and User:Lyndeevm are both close personal friends of mine who wanted to contribute when I told them I was editing for Wikipedia. I hope this helps and I apologize for any confusion.

Thanks. Appreciate the disclosure. BTW, did you read the COI guideline? In particular WP:COS. fit. Please could you post the above and continue this conversation at Wikipedia:Conflict_of_interest/Noticeboard#RyLaughlin. You will also need to read WP:MEAT which covers these other accounts. For the images they will probably get deleted - see Wikipedia:Copyrights - I think some sort of written permission (email etc) is needed, but check that out as that's just a bit of annoying paperwork needed. Each of these things is enough to get blocked. As long as you disclose, edit within those guidelines and policies (as we all have to) I would think you won't get blocked, although the meatpuppet accounts should not be spared IMHO, but I'm not an admin so don't have the say. My opinion is that so far I'm yet to be convinced you're listening. Thanks Widefox; talk 14:08, 7 September 2013 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Michael D. Colacino[edit]

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A tag has been placed on Michael D. Colacino, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section G11 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the page seems to be unambiguous advertising which only promotes a company, product, group, service or person and would need to be fundamentally rewritten in order to become encyclopedic. Please read the guidelines on spam and Wikipedia:FAQ/Organizations for more information.

If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Click here to contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. If the page is deleted, and you wish to retrieve the deleted material for future reference or improvement, you can place a request here. Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 00:30, 8 September 2013 (UTC)

I do not see a link that allows me to contest the speedy deletion of the page Michael D. Colacino.

The speedy deletion nomination has already been declined, as you can see here. Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 15:35, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Thank you. I will be reaching out to experienced third party editors to ensure these articles' quality RyLaughlin (talk) 15:38, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Mitchell S. Steir[edit]

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A tag has been placed on Mitchell S. Steir, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section G11 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the page seems to be unambiguous advertising which only promotes a company, product, group, service or person and would need to be fundamentally rewritten in order to become encyclopedic. Please read the guidelines on spam and Wikipedia:FAQ/Organizations for more information.

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Proposed deletion of Mitchell S. Steir[edit]

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The article Mitchell S. Steir has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Shameless promotion, article created and maintained by obvious COI editor (see Wikipedia:Conflict of interest/Noticeboard#RyLaughlin)

While all constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 01:02, 8 September 2013 (UTC)

I would like the opportunity to recruit an experienced Wikipedia editor to ensure the quality of my articles. Please do not delete. RyLaughlin (talk) 15:39, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Notice of Conflict of interest noticeboard discussion[edit]

Hello. This message is being sent to inform you that there is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Conflict of interest/Noticeboard regarding a possible conflict of interest incident in which you may be involved. Thank you.

I'm sorry, you should have been notified of this much sooner. I've seen various messages that you have posted on this page and elsewhere. It looks as if you genuinely want to be a productive editor here. I think your first steps towards achieving that are to participate in the discussion at WP:Coin, and, if you can see your way to doing so, to accept whatever consensus develops there. Good luck, Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 21:53, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

Thanks very much RyLaughlin (talk) 13:59, 10 September 2013 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (File:Studley inc logo.jpg)[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svg Thanks for uploading File:Studley inc logo.jpg. The media description page currently specifies that it is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, it is currently orphaned, meaning that it is not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the media was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that will be useful. However, please note that media for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

If you have uploaded other unlicensed media, please check whether they're used in any articles or not. You can find a list of 'file' pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "File" from the dropdown box. Note that all non-free media not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Werieth (talk) 15:45, 12 September 2013 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (File:Studley Wiki Logo.jpg)[edit]

Ambox warning blue.svg Thanks for uploading File:Studley Wiki Logo.jpg. The media description page currently specifies that it is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, it is currently orphaned, meaning that it is not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the media was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that will be useful. However, please note that media for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

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Talkback[edit]

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Hello, RyLaughlin. You have new messages at Talk:Mitchell S. Steir.
Message added 03:18, 2 November 2013 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

Mr. Stradivarius ♪ talk ♪ 03:18, 2 November 2013 (UTC)

Copyright problem: Mitchell S. Steir[edit]

Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia! We welcome and appreciate your contributions, such as Mitchell S. Steir, but we regretfully cannot accept copyrighted text or images borrowed from either web sites or printed material. This article appears to contain material copied from http://www.reforum-digital.com/reforum/201109?pg=115#pg115; http://nypost.com/2002/06/07/studley-broker-buyout-founder-approached-with-multi-million-offer/; and possibly others, and therefore to constitute a violation of Wikipedia's copyright policies. The copyrighted text has been or will soon be deleted. While we appreciate contributions, we must require all contributors to understand and comply with our copyright policy. Wikipedia takes copyright violations very seriously, and persistent violators are liable to be blocked from editing.

If you believe that the article is not a copyright violation, or if you have permission from the copyright holder to release the content freely under license allowed by Wikipedia, then you should do one of the following:

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If you would like to begin working on a new version of the article you may do so at this temporary page. Leave a note at Talk:Mitchell S. Steir saying you have done so and an administrator will move the new article into place once the issue is resolved. Thank you, and please feel welcome to continue contributing to Wikipedia. Happy editing! Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 20:40, 4 November 2013 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Hello, RyLaughlin. You have new messages at DESiegel's talk page.
Message added 19:27, 5 November 2013 (UTC). You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

Yes DES (talk) 19:27, 5 November 2013 (UTC)

Mitchell S. Steir/Temp[edit]

Just a note that I have requested speedy deletion of Mitchell S. Steir/Temp, as it is not required for the copyright cleanup, which is already done. Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 23:06, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

Copyright problem: Michael D. Colacino[edit]

Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia! We welcome and appreciate your contributions, such as Michael D. Colacino, but we regretfully cannot accept copyrighted text or images borrowed from either web sites or printed material. This article appears to contain material copied from http://www.studley.com/abfd76b0-c637-4861-984d-85c27c84cc82/our-firm-professionals-detail.htm;, and therefore to constitute a violation of Wikipedia's copyright policies. The copyrighted text has been or will soon be deleted. While we appreciate contributions, we must require all contributors to understand and comply with our copyright policy. Wikipedia takes copyright violations very seriously, and persistent violators are liable to be blocked from editing.

If you believe that the article is not a copyright violation, or if you have permission from the copyright holder to release the content freely under license allowed by Wikipedia, then you should do one of the following:

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If you would like to begin working on a new version of the article you may do so at this temporary page. Leave a note at Talk:Michael D. Colacino saying you have done so and an administrator will move the new article into place once the issue is resolved. Thank you, and please feel welcome to continue contributing to Wikipedia. Happy editing!

Note: although the template says you can work on a clean version of the article, that probably won't be a good idea in this case because of your conflict of interest there. Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 23:33, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

I would like to write a neutral article and will "bend over backwards" to prevent the appearance of bias RyLaughlin (talk) 16:20, 12 November 2013 (UTC)
It is advised in WP:COIU to make suggestions on the talkpage of articles in which one may have a potential COI. SilkTork ✔Tea time 14:34, 13 November 2013 (UTC)
Okay, I will do thatRyLaughlin (talk) 14:54, 13 November 2013 (UTC)

Michael D. Colacino/Temp[edit]

Just a note that I have requested speedy deletion of Michael D. Colacino/Temp as a duplicate of Michael D. Colacino. It is not required for the copyright cleanup, which I believe I have now completed. Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 11:36, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

Studley, Inc.[edit]

Hi DES, I was wondering if you've had time to review the resources for Studley, Inc. and if you've decided to edit the article or not. There are over 20 reliable secondary articles on Talk:Studley,_Inc. and I can provide more upon request. Thanks very much for your time, hope to hear from you soon. RyLaughlin (talk) 18:41, 15 November 2013 (UTC)

Formal mediation has been requested[edit]

The Mediation Committee has received a request for formal mediation of the dispute relating to "Michael D. Colacino". As an editor concerned in this dispute, you are invited to participate in the mediation. Mediation is a voluntary process which resolves a dispute over article content by facilitation, consensus-building, and compromise among the involved editors. After reviewing the request page, the formal mediation policy, and the guide to formal mediation, please indicate in the "party agreement" section whether you agree to participate. Because requests must be responded to by the Mediation Committee within seven days, please respond to the request by 10 December 2013.

Discussion relating to the mediation request is welcome at the case talk page. Thank you.
Message delivered by MediationBot (talk) on behalf of the Mediation Committee. 17:23, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

This was completely unnecessary. I just hadn't got round to responding to the request on my talk page. I have now removed the template. Next time just leave me another message - I don't bite.--ukexpat (talk) 17:37, 3 December 2013 (UTC)
Sorry, no harm meant by requesting mediation. Thank you for your help. Would you mind removing the template you placed on Mitchell S. Steir as well? RyLaughlin (talk) 17:54, 3 December 2013 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done--ukexpat (talk) 18:04, 3 December 2013 (UTC)

Request for mediation rejected[edit]

The request for formal mediation concerning Michael D. Colacino, to which you were listed as a party, has been declined. To read an explanation by the Mediation Committee for the rejection of this request, see the mediation request page, which will be deleted by an administrator after a reasonable time. Please direct questions relating to this request to the Chairman of the Committee, or to the mailing list. For more information on forms of dispute resolution, other than formal mediation, that are available, see Wikipedia:Dispute resolution.

For the Mediation Committee, User:PhilKnight (talk) 02:12, 14 December 2013 (UTC)
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Nomination of Mitchell S. Steir for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Mitchell S. Steir is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Mitchell S. Steir until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Justlettersandnumbers (talk) 11:13, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Motionloft[edit]

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The article Motionloft has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Nothing whatsoever to indicate that this company meets Wikipedia:Notability (organizations and companies) guidelines.

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