User talk:Dabrousseau

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Why are there some articles here and not others?[edit]

Wikipedia is an entirely volunteer operation. People create articles on topics they believe to be notable, and the articles are then improved and expanded. If nobody has created a valid (non-advertising) article about a notable company, then no article will exist. Sometimes, on the other hand, an article will be created about a non-notable company, or a "spammy" (highly promotional) article will be created, and then slip through the cracks (like I said: all volunteers here), to remain unchallenged until somebody says, "Well look at this piece of junk!" (Thus, we caution, "There are these lousy articles in Wikipedia already, why can't I add another one?" is not a useful argument for retention of an unacceptable article.) --Orange Mike | Talk 14:18, 16 October 2009 (UTC)