All articles on Wikipedia must be either categorized or tagged as needing categorization. There are no exceptions, and you do not get to make up your own special rules to apply to "your" article. The tag must stay on the article until a proper category has been added, and if you remove it again without adding a proper category I'm going to editprotect the page so that you can't modify it at all. Bearcat (talk) 02:56, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
- It's not acceptable to just throw random words into category links and call the article categorized, either. Not a single one of the category declarations you added today actually exists in Wikipedia's categorization system — and if an article's categories don't actually exist, then it still has to be retagged as uncategorized again. You need to either find categories that actually exist, or leave the tag alone until somebody on the categorization project does it for you. Bearcat (talk) 21:22, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
Speedy deletion nomination of Metal corrosion
A tag has been placed on Metal corrosion requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section G12 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article appears to be a clear copyright infringement. For legal reasons, we cannot accept copyrighted text or images borrowed from other web sites or printed material, and as a consequence, your addition will most likely be deleted. You may use external websites as a source of information, but not as a source of sentences. This part is crucial: say it in your own words. Wikipedia takes copyright violations very seriously and persistent violators will be blocked from editing.
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If you think that the page was nominated in error, contest the nomination by clicking on the button labelled "Click here to contest this speedy deletion" in the speedy deletion tag. Doing so will take you to the talk page where you can explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. You can also visit the page's talk page directly to give your reasons, but be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but do not hesitate to add information that is consistent with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Crowsnest (talk) 20:33, 7 May 2012 (UTC)
Of yourse you can; try WP:N?.
Hello ElectrolysisElininator. We welcome your contributions to Wikipedia, but if you are affiliated with some of the people, places or things you have written about in the article Metal corrosion, you may have a conflict of interest or close connection to the subject.
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For information on how to contribute to Wikipedia when you have a conflict of interest, please see our frequently asked questions for organizations. Thank you. Crowsnest (talk) 12:49, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
Speedy deletion nomination of User:ElectrolysisElininator
A tag has been placed on User:ElectrolysisElininator, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section G11 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the page seems to be unambiguous advertising which only promotes a company, product, group, service or person and would need to be fundamentally rewritten in order to become an encyclopedia article. Please read the guidelines on spam and Wikipedia:FAQ/Business for more information.
If you think that the page was nominated in error, contest the nomination by clicking on the button labelled "Click here to contest this speedy deletion" in the speedy deletion tag. Doing so will take you to the talk page where you can explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. You can also visit the page's talk page directly to give your reasons, but be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but do not hesitate to add information that is consistent with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. If the page is deleted, you can contact one of these administrators to request that the administrator userfy the page or email a copy to you. —teb728 t c 22:18, 8 May 2012 (UTC)