User talk:Bob Atchison

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Hello, Bob Atchison, 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 someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Again, welcome!  `'mikka (t) 04:25, 28 July 2006 (UTC)

External links[edit]

I've read your remark in User talk:Ghirlandajo page.

Please keep in mind that wikipedia is not a web directory and adding external links to the same website into multiple articles is considered spam in wikipedia and commonly frowned upon. Our goal is to create a self-contained encyclopedia. There are zillions of webpages all over 'net, and every wikipedia article could well have more external links than words in it.

I understand your desire to improve wikipedia, but unfortunately adding many links is a common mistake of newcomers. Please add actual text into articles.

BTW, iw you were named "Site of the Year", please write an article about your website, Alexanderpalace or Please be sure to include third-party references about its notability.

Also, it would be helpful to make better description what exactly you are adding into external links. For example, in Olga Valerianovna Paley you added "Memories of Russia - by Princess Paley". I guess these are her memoirs. Is it a book or a transcribed manuscript or what? `'mikka (t) 04:25, 28 July 2006 (UTC)