User talk:Deansmithok

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Hello, Deansmithok! Welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions to this free encyclopedia. If you decide that you need help, check out Getting Help below, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there. Please remember to sign your name on talk pages by clicking Button sig.png or using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your username and the date. Finally, please do your best to always fill in the edit summary field. Below are some useful links to facilitate your involvement. Happy editing! Dirk Beetstra T C 13:18, 8 April 2010 (UTC)
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The next time you insert a spam link, as you did to HP Quality Center, you may be blocked from editing without further notice. Spammers may have their websites blacklisted as well, preventing their websites from appearing on Wikipedia. --Dirk Beetstra T C 13:18, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

Dear Dirk The edit is not spam, but a link to a tool that is used by Quality Center. Your opinion of it being spam is wrong.

I did reply to you when you removed the link to the QC reporting tool the first time. I'm not sure if you know about Quality Center, but anyone who does can see the relationship with the reporting tool.

So how can this be put back to users can benefit from seeing it. How can this get to arbitration if you still don't agree... I'm new to Wiki.


 Dean— Preceding unsigned comment added by Deansmithok (talkcontribs) 
Dear Dean, the link was added to quite a number of articles. As was pointed out at that point, "Wikipedia is not a collection of links ...", and your were pointed to "the external links guideline ... for further explanations". That a link is related is not a reason to include it, external links are only to provide more information. Your link additions were reverted a couple of times, and you persisted in inserting it, and later in even putting the font in bold for certain parts. If this product is notable, it might need an own article, and that article could link back to HP_Quality_Center (and maybe there would be a way to link from HP_Quality_Center back to this product. But these links are not the way forward. These links may have a place in a directory service, but not in the external links section on a page in Wikipedia on all pages which are somehow related to the product, its only real place would be on a wikipage on the product itself.
Regarding spamming, though I agree that the link is not spam, the way you were adding it is regarded spamming on Wikipedia (as in: promoting or seemingly promoting a product). I hope this explains. --Dirk Beetstra T C 13:44, 8 April 2010 (UTC)