User talk:Westkentuckygenealogy

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{unblock-spamun|WESTKYGENEALOGY|i was unaware i broke the rules about adding links to my other page. my goal is just to save these images and make sure they are available to everyone. i have thousands of old photographs from several states and cities id like to share. Now that im aware i will not include the links. I'd like to have westkentuckygenealogy back if im allowed so i can clean it up for you but leave just the photos}}West Kentucky Genealogy 15:41, 16 September 2013 (UTC) Don Howell


Kentucky Dam photographs[edit]

You're listed as the "author" of these photographs. I'm assuming you didn't take them, however. Where did you get them? Bms4881 (talk) 15:22, 9 September 2013 (UTC)

A tag has been placed on your user page, User:Westkentuckygenealogy, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section G11 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the page appears to be blatant advertising which only promotes or publicises a company, product, group or service, and which is a violation of our policies regarding acceptable use of user pages; user pages are intended for active editors of Wikipedia to communicate with one another as part of the process of creating encyclopedic content, and should not be mistaken for free webhosting resources. Please read the guidelines on spam, the guidelines on user pages, and, especially, our FAQ for Organizations.

If you can indicate why the page is not blatant advertising, contest the deletion by clicking on the button that looks like this: Click here to contest this speedy deletion which appears inside of the speedy deletion ({{db-...}}) tag (if no such tag exists, the page is no longer a speedy deletion candidate). Doing so will take you to your user talk page where you will find a pre-formatted place for you to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. You can also edit this page directly to give your reasons, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the page meets the criterion, it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the page that would help make it encyclopedic. Feel free to leave a note on my talk page if you have any questions about this. Denniss (talk) 05:51, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

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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. Jimfbleak - talk to me? 06:13, 14 September 2013 (UTC)

{unblock-spamun|WESTKYGENEALOGY|i was unaware i broke the rules about adding links to my other page. my goal is just to save these images and make sure they are available to everyone. i have thousands of old photographs from several states and cities id like to share. Now that im aware i will not include the links. I'd like to have westkentuckygenealogy back if im allowed so i can clean it up for you but leave just the photos}}West Kentucky Genealogy 15:41, 16 September 2013 (UTC) Don Howell

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This blocked user's unblock request has been reviewed by an administrator, who declined the request. Other administrators may also review this block, but should not override the decision without good reason (see the blocking policy). Do not remove this unblock review while you are blocked.

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Request reason:

i was unaware i broke the rules. i'll remove any and all linking elsewhere. i just wanted to share photos where none were.

Decline reason:

You also need to use {{unblock-un}} to propose a new username, as that was also the reason for your block. — Daniel Case (talk) 17:02, 2 October 2013 (UTC)

If you want to make any further unblock requests, please read the guide to appealing blocks first and then use the {{unblock}} template again. If you make too many unconvincing or disruptive unblock requests, you may be prevented from editing this page for as long as you are blocked.

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This user's unblock request has been reviewed by an administrator, who accepted the request.

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Request reason:

my name on here is offensive? i'm honestly confused. i understand removing business links but WKG is my handle everywhere. can you email me at (email removed) and tell me what i need to do?

Accept reason:

Unblocked by Mr.bd2412 below. Kuru (talk) 21:28, 18 October 2013 (UTC)

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

It's not offensive, so much, but it does give the appearance that this is the official account of a website or organization, as opposed to just your personal account. We get lots and lots of people who register a username for their company and then start posting advertising or other spammy content on behalf of that company - and they are promptly blocked as a result. Your case is similar, only in that it seemed that some organization named West Kentucky Genealogy was attempting to drive traffic to their website by posting here. If this is your account and yours alone, confirming that would be a good first step. UltraExactZZ Said ~ Did 15:03, 3 October 2013 (UTC)

Yes WKG is just me and me alone. I'm a collector of old photographs, instead locking my collection away i try to share them. I have several of cities and people that are not online anywhere, so i thought i'd post them here. I'm sorry i did show a link back to my page but at the time i didn't think it would be a problem. I'm just one person here.

Not a problem. Looking back, I'm betting the offer to sell old photos is what tipped the scales toward a block - lots of companies do the same, expecting to drive traffic. I get that that wasn't your intent, but it looked bad. I'm going to leave the unblock notice, for now, and see if I can get the blocking admin to have another look. UltraExactZZ Said ~ Did 12:48, 7 October 2013 (UTC)
Unblocking for now, as there does not appear to be an actual business under this name. However, please do not provide a link to your facebook page or any statement that you have anything for sale, either on your userpage, or anywhere else in Wikipedia. Cheers! bd2412 T 18:35, 18 October 2013 (UTC)

Use of photos[edit]

I notice your userpage says "None of my photos are to be reprinted without consent from myself." You are aware that anything on Wikipedia can be freely used by others? Regards, Iselilja (talk) 18:56, 18 October 2013 (UTC)

Gothca ..lol..i fixed it.