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(If you feel the need to edit this page, please leave me a message first on my user talk page. Otherwise, take a look at what can happen to you.

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Welcome to my Wikipedia page! I hope you are here to make contributions, get knowledge and have a good time. I also hope you like Wikipedia and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

Disclosure about me[edit]

YO! My name is Joe Rodriguez and I am a live audio engineer. I also have own recording studio in New York City, Some users question my judgments and my knowledge, but so far, I have proven to be extremely knowledgeable in this field, a responsible editor and a vandal fighter who is not intimidated by people that come to WP to implement their own agendas. I believe that I am an asset to Wikipedia and I believe in spreading the knowledge.


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Inspirational message:

The volume of corporate vanity/vandalism which is showing up on Wikipedia is overwhelming. At the office, we are receiving dozens of

phone calls *per week* about company, organization, and marketing edits which are reverted, causing the non-notable, but self-aggrandizing authors, to scream bloody murder. This is as it should be. However, I am issuing a call to arms to the community to act in a much more draconian fashion in response to corporate self-editing and vanity page creation. This is simply out of hand, and we need your help.

We are the #14 website in the world. We are a big target. If we are to remain true to our encyclopedic mission, this kind of nonsense cannot be tolerated. This means the administrators and new page patrol need to be clear when they see new user names and page creation which are blatantly commercial - shoot on sight. There should be no question that someone who claims to have a "famous movie studio" and has exactly 2 Google hits - both their Myspace page - they get nuked. Ban users who promulgate such garbage for a significant period of time. They need to be encouraged to avoid the temptation to recreate their article, thereby raising the level of damage and wasted time they incur.

Some of you might think regular policy and VfD is the way to go. I am here to tell you it is not enough. We are losing the battle for encyclopedic content in favor of people intent on hijacking Wikipedia for their own memes. This scourge is a serious waste of time and energy. We must put a stop to this now.

Thank you for your help.

-Brad Patrick
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.

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