User talk:Aagm

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February 2011[edit]

Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia. We appreciate your contributions to the articles on Provost Skene, The Tolbooth, Aberdeen Maritime Museum and Aberdeen Art Gallery, but for legal reasons, we cannot accept copyrighted text or images borrowed from other web sites, and as a consequence, your additions have been deleted. Most of the content you added appears to be copied directly from http://www.aagm.co.uk.

You may use external websites as a source of information, but not as a source of sentences. This part is crucial: say it in your own words.

If the external website belongs to you, and you want to allow Wikipedia to use the text — which means allowing other people to modify it — then you must include on the external site the statement "I, (name), am the author of this article, (article name), and I release its content under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 and later, and under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribute Share-Alike."

You might want to look at Wikipedia's policies and guidelines for more details, or ask a question at the "Help Desk". You can also leave a message on my talk page.

As another issue, if you are affiliated with some of the people, places or things you have written about on Wikipedia, you may have a conflict of interest. This is suggested by your username, which appears to be the name of Aberdeen Art Galleries and Museums. In keeping with Wikipedia's neutral point of view policy, edits where there is a conflict of interest, or where such a conflict might reasonably be inferred, are strongly discouraged. If you have a conflict of interest, you should avoid or exercise great caution when:

  1. editing or creating articles related to you, your organization, or its competitors, as well as projects and products they are involved with;
  2. participating in deletion discussions about articles related to your organization or its competitors; and
  3. linking to the Wikipedia article or website of your organization in other articles (see Wikipedia:Spam).

Please familiarize yourself with relevant policies and guidelines, especially those pertaining to neutral point of view, and Wikipedia's username policy.

For information on how to contribute to Wikipedia when you have a conflict of interest, please see our frequently asked questions for organizations. Regards, Jonathan Oldenbuck (talk) 21:58, 15 February 2011 (UTC)