User talk:Elmwood

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AfD nomination of Online dating service clichés[edit]

An editor has nominated Online dating service clichés, an article on which you have worked or that you created, for deletion. We appreciate your contributions, but the nominator doesn't believe that the article satisfies Wikipedia's criteria for inclusion and has explained why in his/her nomination (see also "What Wikipedia is not"). Your opinions on whether the article meets inclusion criteria and what should be done with the article are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Online dating service clichés and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You may also edit the article during the discussion to improve it but should not remove the articles for deletion template from the top of the article; such removal will not end the deletion debate. Thank you. Please note: This is an automatic notification by a bot. I have nothing to do with this article or the deletion nomination, and can't do anything about it. Jayden54Bot 19:50, 15 March 2007 (UTC)

Spamming of[edit]

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This is the only warning you will receive. Your recent insertion of spam, commercial content, and/or links is prohibited under policy. Any further spamming may result in your account and/or your IP address being blocked from editing Wikipedia.
Information.svg Welcome to Wikipedia. Everyone is welcome to contribute constructively to the encyclopedia. However, please do not add promotional material to articles. Advertising and using Wikipedia as a "soapbox" is strongly discouraged. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about Wikipedia. Thank you.
Information.svg If you have a close connection to some of the people, places or things you have written about on Wikipedia, you may have a conflict of interest. In keeping with Wikipedia's neutral point of view policy, edits where there is a conflict of interest, or where such a conflict might reasonably be inferred from the tone of the edit and the proximity of the editor to the subject, are strongly discouraged. If you have a conflict of interest, you should avoid or exercise great caution when:

  1. editing articles related to you, your organization, or its competitors, as well as projects and products they are involved with;
  2. participating in deletion discussions about articles related to your organization or its competitors;
  3. linking to the Wikipedia article or website of your organization in other articles (see Wikipedia:Spam);
    and you must always:
  4. avoid breaching relevant policies and guidelines, especially neutral point of view, verifiability, and autobiography.

For information on how to contribute to Wikipedia when you have conflict of interest, please see Wikipedia:Business' FAQ. For more details about what constitutes a conflict of interest, please see Wikipedia:Conflict of Interest. Thank you. --Hu12 (talk) 04:30, 27 December 2007 (UTC)

Fairness with link deletion[edit]

Hi. This is Dan from Cyburbia ( I'd like to know why links to Cyburbia in several relevant planning-related articles have been considered "spam". There are many links to a commercial planning-related Web site, Planetizen, all over Wikipedia, and those removing spam have often left links to that site intact while deleting links to Cyburbia - a non-commercial site. I've encountered articles where a link to Cyburbia is removed, while the link to Planetizen remains.

Why are links to Cyburbia being deleted, while those to Planetizen are kept? I would just like to request that there is fairness with link removal. Thanks.

First, The nature of Wikipedia means that you can't make a convincing argument based on what other links in articles do or don't exist; because there's nothing stopping anyone from adding any link to any article. Plenty of links exist that probably shouldn't, conversly many links don't exist that probably should. So just pointing out that a link exists in an article doesn't prove that should also exist. It doesn't matter--being noncommercial (etc.) doesn't confer a license to spam even when it's true. Links to commercial (sales) sites can often be appropriate. Links to sites for the purpose of using Wikipedia to promote your own site site are not.→(Adsense pub-4980130723156683)
External links policy on Advertising and conflicts of interest states You should avoid linking to a website that you own, maintain or represent, and in this case, you are the owner[1][2] of Unfortunately your conflict of interest editing involves contributing to Wikipedia in order to promote Such a conflict is strongly discouraged. Your contributions to wikipedia under Elmwood and IP's and consist entirely of adding external links to and is considered WP:Spam. Looking through your contributions as a whole, the all seem to be related only. Please do not create articles or continue adding links to your own websites to Wikipedia. It has become apparent that your account and IP's are only being used for adding external links. Wikipedia is NOT a "repository of links" or a "vehicle for advertising". Please see the welcome page and WP:CANVASS. Avoid breaching relevant policies and guidelines. You're here to improve Wikipedia -- not just to promote right? --Hu12 (talk) 19:31, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

I posted several edits to various articles about Buffalo, New York, and am starting a series of articles about vernacular architecture in the area; see Northtowns Neo-Mediterranean for the first; telescoping house, two-flat and semi-bungalow are in the works. Many of those edits are from other IPs; sometimes I'm logged in, sometimes I'm not. None of those edits, or the new article, mention the site. Contrary to what you say, I'm not just here to promote the site; your statement "consist entirely of adding external links to (my site; I don't want to name it again, lest I be accused of promoting it and being a spammer) can't be more wrong, and I would appreciate a retraction. Elmwood (talk) 19:51, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

Its your site, therefore neutral and independent Wikipedia editors get to decide whether to add it, Not you. Adding your own link is promotion and is an incompatibility between the aims of Wikipedia and you, the webmaster/owner, because your not neutral. Adding your own site is "promotion" and a conflict of interest. Links to sites added by a webmaster/ownerfor the purpose of using Wikipedia to promote that Adsense site is WP:SPAM.--Hu12 (talk) 19:55, 2 April 2008 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Mayfield Curling Club[edit]

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A tag has been placed on Mayfield Curling Club 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 a club, 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 guidelines for people and for organizations. 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. ukexpat (talk) 17:39, 18 May 2010 (UTC)