User talk:Ant diaz

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Hello, Ant diaz, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there. Again, welcome!  - Ahunt (talk) 14:07, 4 August 2009 (UTC)

October 2013[edit]

Information icon Hello, Ant diaz. We welcome your contributions to Wikipedia, but 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 or close connection to the subject.

All editors are required to comply with Wikipedia's neutral point of view content policy. People who are very close to a subject often have a distorted view of it, which may cause them to inadvertently edit in ways that make the article either too flattering or too disparaging. People with a close connection to a subject are not absolutely prohibited from editing about that subject, but they need to be especially careful about ensuring their edits are verified by reliable sources and writing with as little bias as possible.

If you are very close to a subject, here are some ways you can reduce the risk of problems:

  • Avoid or exercise great caution when editing or creating articles related to you, your organization, or its competitors, as well as projects and products they are involved with.
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Please familiarize yourself with relevant content policies and guidelines, especially those pertaining to neutral point of view, verifiability of information, and autobiographies.

For information on how to contribute to Wikipedia when you have a conflict of interest, please see our frequently asked questions for organizations. Thank you. MrOllie (talk) 16:41, 25 October 2013 (UTC)

Disclosure: I am a Free software developer and some of the projects I develop or maintain (ddrescue, GNU ed, lzip, ocrad) have articles in the Wikipedia. I am a volunteer, just like most Wikipedia editors. Therefore I'll refrain generally from creating or editing articles about my own projects, but I won't hesitate to make uncontroversial edits like updating release versions, etc. I would also appreciate that editors don't revert the contributions I make within my areas of expertise just because of a perceived COI. Developing Free Software and contributing to the Wikipedia are complementary, not conflicting, tasks. Ant diaz (talk) 16:15, 11 July 2016 (UTC)