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Vanispamcruftisement (IPA: /væ.nə.spæm.kɹəf.ʼtaɪz.mənt/; sometimes abbreviated as vanispamcruft or VSCA) is a portmanteau comprising several editorial faults which some Wikipedians see as cardinal sins: vanity (i.e., conflict of interest), spam, cruft, and advertisement.
The term was coined by User:Freakofnurture to describe an article nominated for deletion which exhibited all the above properties, being an article apparently created by the owner of a small company, about that company, name-checking the owner of the firm with a brief resume of his skills, and in respect of a company whose products appeared on the face of it to be of strictly limited appeal outside the world of geekdom.
- Criteria for Speedy Deletion
- Conflicts of interest
- Inclusion guidelines
- Guidelines on external linking
Other bad ideas
- Wikipedia:Complete bollocks
- Wikipedia:I wouldn't know him from a hole in the ground
- Wikipedia:List of really, really, really stupid article ideas that you really, really, really should not create
- Wikipedia:Spam event horizon
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia is not for things made up in school one day
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia is not Google
- Wikipedia:Wikipedia is not the place to post your résumé
- User:Durova/The dark side