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My edit on Chris Kramer was fine and original I'm a friend from his childhood — Preceding unsigned comment added by 1934john1944 (talkcontribs) 18:32, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

Hi, 1934john1944. One of Wikipedia's core content policies is No Original Research. This means you need to provide reliable, third-party, published sources for your edits there, especially with Biographies of living persons (BLP). From the BLP page:
"We must get the article right. Be very firm about the use of high-quality sources. All quotations and any material challenged or likely to be challenged must be explicitly attributed to a reliable, published source, which is usually done with an inline citation. Contentious material about living persons (or, in some cases, recently deceased) that is unsourced or poorly sourced – whether the material is negative, positive, neutral, or just questionable – should be removed immediately and without waiting for discussion. Users who persistently or egregiously violate this policy may be blocked from editing."
Thanks for bringing this to my Talk page. Stesmo (talk) 18:38, 29 August 2014 (UTC)


Hi I do not understand why my edit on water damage was not of good quality. I am not spamming as you said in your reply. Please let me know how I can resolve this. Thanks, ChaseChasestone (talk) 16:27, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Hi, Chasestone. I removed the link because it was to a company that does water damage mitigation. The link itself contains no advertising, so perhaps it should have stayed. Do you have another link that isn't going to a company that might not benefit from being linked to from Wikipedia? Stesmo (talk) 16:37, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

I just signed up today, found this water damage article, saw the dead link and went to the archive to see the original article and google a portion of it and found this article. I am in no way advertising or spamming anything??? Also how could a company benefit from being linked to wikipedia? Benefit from what exactly? (talk) 16:41, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

That's awesome that you fixed the dead link. Please don't let my revert discourage you from editing Wikipedia. While patrolling for vandalism/spam, I came across your edit today and it appeared to be WP:LINKSPAM. I may have been too hasty in reverting your edit and I apologize for that. As to how could a company benefit from being being linked to by Wikipedia, Wikipedia:Spam has some information on types of spam that pops up on Wikipedia. From personal experience, I remove several spam / promotional links each day while looking for vandalism. Stesmo (talk) 17:07, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Okay I understand some what but on the same page there is a citation pointing to which happens to be a company as you are saying above. The page returns a page not found error. So how could a page that has the same article as before and also cited the original be considered spam but a citation on the same page has a 404 response that is considered okay? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:16, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Ahh... That's a good point, Chasestone. I saw the cleanresponse reference immediately after I reverted your edit and replaced that promotional link four minutes later (click View History on the Water damage article to see a list of edits to that page). That cleanresponse reference wasn't OK and it should have been removed by an editor before either of us came across that page. Stesmo (talk) 17:35, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Okay and one last technical question... should I not edit and link to another page that has the same article as the broken link page? Or can I and my link was reverted because I am a new member/possible spammer?Chasestone (talk) 17:49, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

Thanks for coming to my Talk page and having this conversation with me, Chasestone. If you find a reference on any article that is better than the one currently there, preferably a reliable, third-party, published source, that can be used to verify the facts in the article, go for it -- Be bold. If you are concerned a link or content you're adding could appear to be spam, you can review Wikipedia:Spam#How_not_to_be_a_spammer. As to being reverted because you're new: Even editors who have been here for a decade can have their content reverted / edited / criticized. Wikipedia is a collaborative encyclopedia where anyone can and will edit the articles. You are free to edit Wikipedia articles, even as a new account. If your edits/content fit with Wikipedia's policies and standards (see Wikipedia:Plain and simple), they are more likely to remain on Wikipedia. Stesmo (talk) 18:15, 2 September 2014 (UTC)

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Conflict of Interest question[edit]

Thanks for the information re: the Conflict of Interest (COI) on the Children’s Mercy Hospital article. In an effort to follow all guidelines, I've disclosed any affiliations on my Talk page. In addition, prior to making larger updates, we proposed edits on the Talk page prior to publishing while maintaining a neutral point of view on all updates. Please advise as to any additional recommendations or best practices that can help avoid any perceived COI. ShawnCMH (talk) 14:24, 5 September 2014 (UTC)

Hi, ShawnCMH! Actually, you're probably the most conscientious COI editor I've run into on Wikipedia. I added the tag after I noticed you were editing the Children's Mercy Hospital page, but before checking in on the Talk page. I see that you've done everything right with the process and applaud you for doing so. Stesmo (talk) 17:38, 5 September 2014 (UTC)


I just blocked Stesmo leave my edits alone you already screwed Kurt Cobain over (talk · contribs). I assume you know who this is. --Closedmouth (talk) 08:18, 6 September 2014 (UTC)

Nope. I'm obviously making friends, though, Closedmouth. Thanks! Stesmo (talk) 03:52, 8 September 2014 (UTC)

Upload a page?[edit]

How do i upload a page — Preceding unsigned comment added by Queenbee1316 (talkcontribs) 17:19, 8 September 2014‎ (UTC)

Hi, Queenbee1316. You should check out: Wikipedia:Your first article. Stesmo (talk) 17:25, 8 September 2014 (UTC) thanks i will

MDLivecare is now known as MDLIVE[edit]

I am trying to correct issues with the MDLIVEcare page. It was edited by a previous employee and appears our company is closed. In all reality our company name changed to MDLIVE, dropping the care. How do I edit this page properly? Thank you — Preceding unsigned comment added by HbryantMDLIVE (talkcontribs) 18:20, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Hi, HbryantMDLIVE. You should read Am I allowed to edit articles about myself or my organization? and Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not#Wikipedia is not a soapbox or means of promotion before editing entries where you might have a Conflict of Interest (COI). Since you are an employee of MDLIVE, you should stick to the Talk:MDLiveCare page and not the MDLiveCare page. Add to the Talk page what you think should be added and request a page move. Anything you request should have reliable, third-party, published sources that back up the facts you'd like a non-COI editor to change. Stesmo (talk) 18:43, 10 September 2014 (UTC)

Modular Building Page Edits[edit]

The previous resource cited was outdated and no longer existed, it instead redirected to The link I cited provided a better resource. Please reconsider the removal of the resource I provided. (talk) 17:35, 11 September 2014 (UTC)ashsickle

Hi, Ashsickle. Thanks for trying to improve Wikipedia. The link you posted was to a website of a company in the Modular Construction business and appeared to be spam or a promotional link. Perhaps a better fit would be a reliable, third-party, published source instead. Stesmo (talk) 17:45, 11 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the info Stesmo! New user to Wikipedia so I appreciate your feedback. Ashsickle (talk) 18:37, 11 September 2014 (UTC)

Natural hazard Disclosure[edit]

Natural hazard Disclosure page. Hello is not the fact that Mr Siderman created the NHD industry worthy of an encyclopedia note? Please advise. Thanks you Steven Preceding unsigned comment added by Mrbalcony (talkcontribs)

Hi, Mrbalcony. A couple points on why your edit was reverted: 1) It was in the wrong place on that page. A better place would been in the main body and not in the References section. 2) Primarily, it was removed because it included a link to the website of a business that deals in the subject, making it appear to be a promotional / SPAM link WP:SPAMMER.
That article could very well do with having a new section discussing the history of the NHD industry and the founder with reliable, third-party, published sources. Please don't let my having reverted your first attempt on that page stop you from adding content that meets Wikipedia:Core_content_policies to Wikipedia. Stesmo (talk) 18:23, 11 September 2014 (UTC) Ok, I understand I will get that information together. Thanks for your help.
Hello Stesmo, I was curious, The associate who told me to add the content where I did made this link below. References the" hard money loans" wiki page. We will be adding our bio of Mr Siderman and the creation of the California NHD with sources from Bloomberg, etc. I hope that will suffice. However, I was curious why the link below was somehow deemed suitable? Please explain if you have time. Regards.
   "4 Tips for Finding Commercial Hard Money Lenders?". Commercial Hard Money Lenders. Retrieved 4 June 2014.  — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mrbalcony (talkcontribs) 23:23, 15 September 2014 (UTC) 
That link is not suitable and should be removed as being an external promotional link. Aaaaand... I've removed it. Thanks for letting me know about it! Stesmo (talk) 23:32, 15 September 2014 (UTC)


Hi, I added a page called 'Joe Saxton' that you deleted. Could I retrieve what I wrote on it? I think it's a really important page and I have added some more information and sources to what I originally wrote, but don't have a copy of the original article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Robwhite55555 (talkcontribs) 10:49, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Hi, Robwhite55555. I nominated your article for a speedy delete, but I do not have the ability to delete articles. The admin who agreed with the speedy delete nomination and deleted your article is Shirik (Shirik's talk page). Leave a message on his talk page and he may be able to help you with this request. Good luck! Stesmo (talk) 16:23, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Charlie Houchin[edit]

My edit on Charlie Houchin does not have a citation. He gave me the exact verbiage to write. I work with him and need it to be changed for SEO purposes. Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hayeshydroxphere (talkcontribs) 21:31, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

Hi, Hayeshydroxphere. Thanks for visiting my Talk page! If you do not have a reliable, third-party, published source for information you'd like to add to a Biography of a Living Person, then you should not add that info. Please read WP:BLP for more on this. Wikipedia does not allow for original research; "he told me so" does not work at Wikipedia. So, if you want to add that information, just find a newspaper article or other reliable, third-party, published source (not a press release, not a blogpost/tweet, company page, etc.) that mentions/covers that info.
Additionally, Wikipedia is not a soapbox or means of promotion. You may also want to review Am I allowed to edit articles about myself or my organization? and Wikipedia:Best practices for editors with conflicts of interest before editing entries where you might have a Conflict of Interest (COI). Stesmo (talk) 22:01, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
If he told me what to write, how do I site that? We started a company last year and are just now wanting to add the wiki pages for Charlie, HydroXphere and Meet Central. Please let me know — Preceding unsigned comment added by Hayeshydroxphere (talkcontribs) 22:25, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
I'm not sure if you saw my previous answer above... I've already included information on the type of citation you need on a Biography. To answer your question about adding wiki pages for your company and product, be aware that your company needs to meet Notability standards laid out at Wikipedia:Notability (organizations and companies) in order for the article to stay on Wikipedia. The first sentence: "An organization is generally considered notable if it has been the subject of significant coverage in reliable, independent secondary sources.". If you submit an article for a company that does not Wikipedia standards, it will probably be deleted. Now, even if the company isn't notable enough for an article, if you can find a reliable, third-party, published source that says Houchin is CEO of the company, you can still add that info (along with the valid source) to his WP:BLP article.
Even if your company is Notable, you should not be the person to create the page, as you have a Conflict of Interest (COI) as an employee/member of that company. For more info, check out I think my organization deserves an article on Wikipedia but none exists. What can I do?.Stesmo (talk) 22:43, 15 September 2014 (UTC)


Please see my edits to Jennifer Bartlett (poet). Per request, I have added external references in support of statements in the article. Many. Please remove the "scheduled for deletion" notice -- thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Histofpoetry (talkcontribs) 15:19, 19 September 2014 (UTC)

Hi, Histofpoetry. I've removed the PROD delete notice, as you've provided a couple references. However, this article is still at risk of being nominated for deletion without reliable, third-party, published sources (e.g. not blog posts, not press releases, etc.) that help Wikipedia editors see that your subject meets Notability standards. Stesmo (talk) 16:43, 19 September 2014 (UTC)