Talk:Bridge loan

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Reverting deletion / redirect[edit]

A couple months ago, a well-meaning wikipedian simply deleted the entire contents of this 2+ year old article, and redirected it to caveat loan, a new article he created for the purpose. I am reverting that action.

Admittedly, this article is not well written. It presents an incomplete picture of bridge loans, limited mostly to the field of real estate finance. The tone is informal and it does not cite its sources. Somebody ought to improve and expand it. If the editor in question wanted to do so he or she should have edited it accordingly. Deleting the entire thing in favor of his own new content, though not mean spirited, is inappropriate pretty close to vandalism.

Now that there are two articles for the same thing, the useful part of the new caveat loan article (if any) can be merged into this article. That means picking and choosing the best parts. This article, weak as it is, is a more suitable starting point than "caveat loan" because that article is poorly written, even more limited in scope, and far less encyclopedic (comparing, for example, bridge loan originators to loan sharks). The resulting article should be left here because, as I said, "bridge loan" is the standard term. Wikidemo 01:45, 25 May 2007 (UTC)

Proposed merger of caveat loan[edit]

It has been proposed that caveat loan be merged into this article.

Iagree it should be (I added the tag but am not the one who formally made this proposal). "caveat loan" is not a real term, both articles cover the same thing. This article is weak, but the other is weaker.Wikidemo 06:41, 15 June 2007 (UTC)

Proposed Merger of Bridge Loan[edit]

I don't see why this needs to be discussed. It's just a letter case difference. Someone with time should just go ahead and do it. -- 13:09, 30 July 2007 (UTC)

  • (:agree with merger Haggismaker 02:13, 13 August 2007 (UTC)
    • completed merge. Haggismaker 02:27, 13 August 2007 (UTC)

Bridging loan[edit]

This wording is considerably more common than "bridge loan" in Britain. Using the crude but handy Google Test, I see that "bridge loan" outnumbers "bridge loan" about 8:1 on .com sites, but "bridging loan" wins by about 2:1 on .uk sites. A few links: Lloyds TSB, BBC News and The Times, all of which use "bridging loan". Hence my edit. Loganberry (Talk) 16:34, 6 December 2008 (UTC)

Reliability of a bridging finance source[edit]

There appears to be a dispute over the reliability of http://www.londonbridgingfinance.com/Guide_to_Bridging_Finance/Bridging_Finance.html as User:Kuru has suggested it is simply promotional; however, I see no reason to believe that it is promotional, it was properly referenced using a cite web template, and it supports the information in the text. The reference is certainly better than a citation needed template, and it should remain until it is replaced with a better reference or this dispute is otherwise resolved. I welcome comment from Kuru and from anyone else who has an opinion on the matter. GiftigerWunsch [TALK] 14:31, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

I've commented on my talk page; as you are in an edit war to restore spam, I welcome you personal and immediate response to my concerns here. Kuru (talk) 14:36, 22 September 2010 (UTC)
I have no intention of participating in an edit war; from what I see, I've maintained a useful reference by reverting a grand total of twice, with sound reasoning, and you have reverted three times and urged me to start a discussion here while failing to do so yourself. And as far as I can see, it is not spam, and removing it without a sound explanation is ill-advised at best. I have answered your post on your talk page; perhaps the discussion should be moved to here to better allow other editors to comment. In any case, it should remain until either a better reference is found (which I am looking for now), or until we reach consensus here. GiftigerWunsch [TALK] 14:39, 22 September 2010 (UTC)
Problem solved: I'm about to replace the reference with this one. GiftigerWunsch [TALK] 14:46, 22 September 2010 (UTC)
 Done GiftigerWunsch [TALK] 14:50, 22 September 2010 (UTC)

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