User talk:Ctwise

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Thanks for your note. Sorry your first contribution ran into difficulty. I hope it doesn't discourage you. The text, as far as I could see, was almost word for word (with the exception of "they" replacing "we" in the first paragraph) copied from the company's website. If you look right below the "save" button in the edit screen, in bold text, it says, "Do not copy text from other websites without a GFDL-compatible license. It will be deleted." Virtually all corporate websites are is LiquidHub's, therefore to place their text in Wikipedia is a copyright violation. That was the primary reason it was deleted.

The secondary reason was as spam. The lead paragraph, especially, was written in the tone of an advertising brochure for promoting the company, which is natural since it was taken directly from the company's website. We are not a place to promote companies. Corporate entries, as well as all entries, need to be written in a dry, academic, encyclopedic tone, since we are, first and last, an encyclopedia.

The third reason it was deleted, though I didn't include this in my edit summary, was that it did not assert any "notability". Now this term has a particular meaning on Wikipedia, in that it refers to a set of standards that must be met for a corporation to be deemed worthy of having an encyclopedia article. Those standards can be found at: Wikipedia:Notability (organizations and companies).

I hope this helps. I'm curious, though...what's your connection to the company? If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to drop me a note. Oh, and since it looks like noone actually welcomed you here, I'll post the standard welcome message below, which includes a number of "how to" links you might find useful. AKRadeckiSpeaketh 00:10, 29 June 2007 (UTC)



Hello, Ctwise, 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 ask your question and then place {{helpme}} before the question on your talk page. Again, welcome!  AKRadeckiSpeaketh 00:10, 29 June 2007 (UTC)

Platform as a Service[edit]

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A tag has been placed on Platform as a Service, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under the criteria for speedy deletion, because it is a very short article providing little or no context to the reader. Please see Wikipedia:Stub for our minimum information standards for short articles. Also please note that articles must be on notable subjects and should provide references to reliable sources that verify their content.

Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself. If you plan to expand the article, you can request that administrators wait a while for you to add contextual material. To do this, affix the template {{hangon}} to the article and state your intention on the article's talk page. Feel free to leave a note on my talk page if you have any questions about this. Blanchardb-MeMyEarsMyMouth-timed 01:23, 12 April 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Health diagnostic laboratory[edit]

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A tag has been placed on Health diagnostic laboratory requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A7 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article appears to be about an organization or company, but it does not indicate how or why the subject is important or significant: that is, why an article about that subject should be included in an encyclopedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, such articles may be deleted at any time. Please see the guidelines for what is generally accepted as notable, as well as our subject-specific notability guideline for organizations and companies. You may also wish to consider using a Wizard to help you create articles - see the Article Wizard.

If you think that this notice was placed here in error, you may contest the deletion by adding {{hangon}} to the top of the page that has been nominated for deletion (just below the existing speedy deletion or "db" tag - if no such tag exists then the page is no longer a speedy delete candidate and adding a hangon tag is unnecessary), coupled with adding a note on the talk page explaining your position, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the page meets the criterion, it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the page that would render it more in conformance with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Lastly, please note that if the page does get deleted, you can contact one of these admins to request that they userfy the page or have a copy emailed to you. PinkBull 13:48, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:Hdl-logo.svg[edit]


Thanks for uploading File:Hdl-logo.svg. The image description page currently specifies that the image is non-free and may only be used on Wikipedia under a claim of fair use. However, the image is currently orphaned, meaning that it is not used in any articles on Wikipedia. If the image was previously in an article, please go to the article and see why it was removed. You may add it back if you think that that will be useful. However, please note that images for which a replacement could be created are not acceptable for use on Wikipedia (see our policy for non-free media).

If you have uploaded other unlicensed media, please check whether they're used in any articles or not. You can find a list of "file" pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "File" from the dropdown box. Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Skier Dude (talk 03:35, 13 August 2010 (UTC)

August 2010[edit]

Information.svg An image or media file,File:Hdl-logo.svg, has been removed from your userpage, user talk page, or other page because it was licensed as fair use. Wikipedia's fair use policy states that Copyrighted images under fair use are only allowed to be used in articles about the subject of the image, and only if no free equivalent is available. For example they are not allowed to be used on user pages, in lists, or (typically) in biographies of living people.. As a result, although users are often given a great amount of latitude in the type of content that is allowed on their user pages, it is requested that you abide by this policy. Feel free, however, to add images and media files licensed under other terms. For more information, see Wikipedia's fair use policy and an accompanying essay on the removal of fair use images. Further use of these images will be considered vandalism, and shall be treated as such. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter. Nancy talk 16:42, 14 August 2010 (UTC)