Talk:American Jazz Museum

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A Note form the Jazz History Database[edit]

Dear Wikipedia Community Members,

My name is Professor Richard Falco and I am Director of Jazz Studies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (a college in Worcester, MA). I am currently serving in the position of Jazz Historian for the Massachusetts Association for Jazz education. Both organizations are non-profit groups.

Recently, I had a work study student post several links on the Wikipedia web site for artists who have been added to our jazz history database. It appears that the postings have been removed, as they may have been perceived as self-promoting or commercial in nature.

Our site is ad-free and non-profit - filled with thousands of photos, articles, audio and video recordings related to the History of Jazz. It is my obligation to oversee the web site for the non-profit educational organization, the Massachusetts Association for Jazz Education.

The link postings (which are now removed) were made by my student on behalf of the Massachusetts Association for Jazz education.

I understand completely the need for careful content consideration on the part of Wikipedia.

In the case of our web site, I feel we should be allowed the opportunity to have these links reposted, as they are of great value to the world-wide jazz community and jazz researchers and are unique in content. Our materials are in no way redundant to what appears on the Wikipedia site currently.
Our web address:

Please advise me on how to have these postings reinstated. I’m hoping that there may be a way on your part to simply allow them to be public, rather than have to spend the time to have my student to repost every link.

Thank you in advance for your consideration.


Richard Falco
Jazz Historian, MAJE
Massachusetts Association for Jazz Education
Director of Jazz Studies
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA 01609
508 831-5794 —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jazzhistorydatabase (talkcontribs) 18:23, 29 November 2009 (UTC)

  • The fundamental problem with the External Link which you had added here is that this page relates to an institution in Kansas City, whereas you were attempting to add a link to your "New England Jazz History Database" - a different project in a different place. That is a clear instance of WP:ELNO issue 4: "Links mainly intended to promote a website". So it was removed and has been removed again. AllyD (talk) 19:01, 29 November 2009 (UTC)