Welcome to Wikipedia. Everyone is welcome to contribute constructively to the encyclopedia. However, please do not add promotional material to articles or other Wikipedia pages, as you did to Buckminister Fuller. Advertising and using Wikipedia as a "soapbox" are against Wikipedia policy and not permitted. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about Wikipedia. Thank you. —EncMstr (talk) 16:12, 16 March 2011 (UTC)
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- Sorry if the notice above seems harsh. Wikipedia receives thousands and thousands of promotional edits per day. Detecting and removing them is not my favorite activity. Even the designer of the notice above must have been a bit cranky. —EncMstr (talk) 22:36, 16 March 2011 (UTC)
It annoyed me because I wasn't doing it to promote the band, I was doing it because I liked the bands music, and when I found out why the album was called Buckminster and had all the stuff attached, I read the wikipedia article to find out more, then saw the legacy section, and added it. I sourced it to the website where the album is for sale because that's the only point of reference I knew. If I was advertising, I'd have been a bit more "BUY IT HERE OMG!!!" but I tried to be objective. The above message seems to be rather rude because of the amount of vandalism (in it's various forms such as advertising) that go on, I can understand spam. I myself am a somewhat successful YouTuber and get spam mail, comments etc. from people promoting themselves, but it really did annoy because it wasn't what I was aiming to do. I tried to be constructive and informative on a subject I knew something about in that regard.
I do believe that my entry was valid and added to the subject, which was the legacy of Buckminster Fuller, as a popular band (and yes, they are popular on the internet) making an album about him, his work and his ideas, has certainly kept his memory alive in a new form, and in a form which has attracted many people (such as myself) to seek out who he was in order to understand the music better. That very much, in my mind, constitutes adding to his legacy.
I can see your side that it seems like advertising, littering up a page about an inventor, but I do hope you can see my side, too. Because although I may be a big fan of the lead singer's YouTube channel and a fan of the band, I have this interest in them, and so I have knowledge, a knowledge which related to the wikipedia article in question. We're all fans of someone, and that doesn't make our opinions or entries less valid.
I apologise for my rudeness, but I felt offended, and my reaction to being offended is usually to offend back.
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