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  1. I see you have been experimenting with Wikipedia. Your change was determined to be unhelpful, and has been reverted or removed. Please use the sandbox for any tests you want to do. Take a look at the welcome page if you would like to learn more about contributing to our encyclopedia. Thanks. --Pak21 14:57, 20 June 2006 (UTC)

Links in Anacostia article[edit]

Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. Everyone is welcome to contribute constructively to the encyclopedia. However, one or more of the external links you added do not comply with our guidelines for external links and have been removed. Wikipedia is not a mere directory of links; nor should it be used for advertising or promotion. Since Wikipedia uses nofollow tags, external links do not alter search engine rankings. If you feel the link should be added to the article, then please discuss it on the article's talk page before reinserting it. Please take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. Thank you. --Aude (talk) 16:37, 21 September 2007 (UTC)

Hi there,

I apologise for the confusion with this link. The link to the Anacostia neighborhood blog was up on this site for a couple months, then a couple of days ago somebody edited the link to go to a different, unrelated site. I have since tried to re-post the link, but it has been removed every time because of that original infraction. The And Now, Anacostia site is a helpful site that details neighborhood events as well as the neighborhood's revitalization.

There is a conflict of interest when someone adds a link to their own website to Wikipedia. Also, blogs are questionable, per our linking policy, which says under links normally to be avoided, "Links to blogs and personal web pages, except those written by a recognized authority." Your profile [1] really doesn't indicate that to me. That said, you are welcome to discuss changes to the article on the talk page, Talk:Anacostia. Maybe other people will weigh in with their opinion on the matter. --Aude (talk) 16:53, 21 September 2007 (UTC)