Talk:Tickle Me Elmo/Archive 1

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Link suggestion

I'd like to suggest this nice little tmx site I came across while hunting for one for my son. Contains no advertising, adsense, links, or anything for sale just a few nice clear pics and info, what do you guys think shall we add it? link is www.tmx-elmo.com --Edited By a Professor of Life 17:08, 9 October 2006 (UTC)

  • That doesn't exist. 71.131.219.41 22:02, 13 December 2006 (UTC)

Removed Links

blog.compete.com/ is a BLOG, according to External links policy, Links normally to be avoided #9 Blogs, social networking sites (such as MySpace) and forums should generally not be linked to... the root site, compete.com is a SEO marketing company. see www.compete.com/products_services/onlineEffect/ "Marketers can now gain new insights into their customers' online activities across rival sites, as well as portals, search engines and aggregators to: optimize their online properties, aid marketing partner identification and negotiation, respond to competitive inroads and synchronize marketing across channels" and has been removed.

elmotmx.wordpress.com is first a BLOG, according to External links policy, Links normally to be avoided #9 Blogs, social networking sites (such as MySpace) and forums should generally not be linked to... and second a fan site, according to External links policy, Links normally to be avoided#12Fanlistings are generally not informative and should not ordinarily be included. and has ben removed

www.tmx-elmo.org site was Created On:19-Sep-2006, and does not appear in the search engines, except here [1] "Would like to field some offers for these TMX-ELMO.NET, TMX-ELMO.ORG,TMXELMO.ORG. I think it's a pretty potent package" This link exists for on wiki only for promotional purposes. According to External links policy, Links normally to be avoided #3 A website that you own or maintain, even if the guidelines above imply that it should be linked to. and #4 Links that are added to promote a site, that primarily exist to sell products or services... such as increasing ranking to sell a domain... which expains the the Eleven times in which you tried to list it. [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] This is considered spam and has been removed. Hu12 16:21, 11 October 2006 (UTC)

Elmo's Price

I have a problem with this paragraph:

  • Though the doll has a recommended retail price of US$39.99, the average price on the auction-based website eBay had risen to roughly twice that amount within 24 hours and is now closer to 400% of the original MSRP. As the trend continues as many blogs and toy experts predict, the price has reached a highest price of $1,000, thus completely overshadowing the original.

This seems like a load of BS. No sources are cited. Current selling price on eBay is about double the retail price. Looks like it was thrown in to make the Elmo seem rare to drive up the price (crazy conspiracy theory of mine)

"F-word edit"

Completely innapropriate for this page (esp. considering it's the first hit for "Tickle Me Elmo" on Google.) Please delete.

Wikipedia is an encyclopedia and it's duty is to present the subject in the article, including the controversies. And there is no censorship for profane words Wikipedia:Profanity TrevorLSciAct 01:47, 28 November 2006 (UTC)
Oh please, did you even examine the following before you linked to it?
"Words and images that might be considered offensive, profane, or obscene by other Wikipedia readers should be used if and only if their omission would cause the article to be less informative, relevant, or accurate, and no equally suitable alternatives are available."
the substitution "F-ck" or something similar would hardly be "less informative." —The preceding unsigned comment was added by DMCer (talkcontribs).

I have replaced the exact quote. WP is not censored, or bowdlerized. Replacing letters with symbols is not an option. Please review the policy I linked to for details. Doc Tropics 04:06, 4 December 2006 (UTC)

New edition

There's a new "eXtra special edition" that's been released in November. We just got it as a Christmas gift for our daughter tonight; this model apparently has a number of "silly surprises" that will be released to the public Jan 9 2008. We've discovered that pressing the foot, head, and belly with the arm raised results in the toy singing an Elmo-voiced rendition of Michael Sembello and Dennis Matkosky's Maniac. Since I'm no expert and wouldn't want to ruin a well written article, would anyone care to update the page? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 70.230.254.69 (talk) 02:25, 25 December 2007 (UTC)

Rosie?

Wasn't Rosie O'Donnell's 'endorsement' of the toy on her show a major factor in its huge boom? There has to be a source on that... TheHYPO (talk) 17:40, 8 December 2008 (UTC)