User talk:Coastwisenav

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Hello, Coastwisenav, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few links to pages you might find helpful:

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Your recent edit to thunderstorm has been undone. The wording was too general (more to it than that) and local. Also, please provide WP:reliable sources to support your edits. Vsmith (talk) 03:18, 8 November 2013 (UTC)

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Hello, I'm BracketBot. I have automatically detected that your edit to Thunderstorm may have broken the syntax by modifying 2 "[]"s. If you have, don't worry: just edit the page again to fix it. If I misunderstood what happened, or if you have any questions, you can leave a message on my operator's talk page.

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  • [[File:Northern Hemisphere Thunderstorm Prediction Diagram.jpg
  • areas experience similar events. Also in clear areas where the storm cell is on the near horizon (within {{convert|26|km|mi|abbr=on}} a strike can occur, and as the storm is so far away, the strike

Thanks, BracketBot (talk) 02:14, 14 November 2013 (UTC)


What is the purpose of your recent set of edits to the thunderstorm page? They appear to me to be promotional, and your Wikipedia name suggests that you might be a part of a company (that I've never heard of) called "Coastwise Navigation". If that's true, you should be aware of Wikipedia's conflict of interest policies. Guy1890 (talk) 06:09, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

I've removed the section as it is lacks WP:reliable sources and is obviously promotional. The images contain a copyright notice with "Coastwise Navigation" embedded. Vsmith (talk) 12:46, 14 November 2013 (UTC)
  • You must discuss these issues here before attempting to re-add the information in question. Guy1890 (talk) 23:30, 14 November 2013 (UTC)
Several comments in reply to your message at User talk:A930913/BracketBotArchives/ 6#BracketBot – Coastwisenav. First of all, if you don't edit on behalf of Coastwise Navigation, you may want to change your username to clarify that. Wikipedia's username policy explicitly disallows the names of groups or organizations because they may imply shared editing (which is forbidden).
Secondly, you can publish your own images on the Wikimedia Commons if you release them under a free license - but you may have to provide evidence that you are indeed the copyright holder. The easiest way to do so would be to email the release form to - then a note will be added to the images that, copyright tag nonwithstanding, everybody may re-use and modify them for any purpose, including commercial purposes, provided they credit you.
Thirdly, I have to agree wth Guy1890 that your edits to the "thunderstorm" page were not an improvement, for two reasons: One, those edits looked like original research, were largely unsourced, and "While these models are not yet widely accepted..." is an open admission that it's a fringe theory. Two, the section was far too detailed compared to the rest of the article, discussing individual thunderstorms at length. That's not appropriate for a general article on thunderstorms. Huon (talk) 19:03, 15 November 2013 (UTC)
Given your comments here and this, which shows that you are apparently the "Owner/Operator" of Coastwise Navigation, it's pretty obvious that your recent edits are at least in part to try & promote your work and the work of your company, which is really not what Wikipedia is for. As a meteorologist myself, what you're trying to push here is not really a "model" at all. Please take this into consideration in the future. Guy1890 (talk) 21:44, 15 November 2013 (UTC)
Your account has been blocked indefinitely from editing Wikipedia because it appears to be mainly intended for publicity and/or promotional purposes. If you intend to edit constructively in other topic areas, you may be granted the right to continue under a change of username. Please read the following carefully.
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Daniel Case (talk) 23:19, 18 November 2013 (UTC)