User talk:Headeastweb

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Hello, Headeastweb, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions.

I notice that one of the first articles you edited appears to be dealing with a topic with which you may have a conflict of interest. In other words, you may find it difficult to write about that topic in a neutral and objective way, because you are, work for, or represent, the subject of that article. Your recent contributions may have already been undone for this very reason.

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I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{help me}} before the question. Again, welcome! (✉→BWilkins←✎) 12:41, 6 July 2013 (UTC)

July 2013[edit]

Thank you for your attempt to edit and improve the article Head East. However some properly referenced information was removed without proper justification and has been restored. The details of the bands unusual name, as told by founding member Steve Huston, are not only relevant to the bands history but somewhat humorous as well. Judging by your username you purport to be somehow involved with the band. If so, please understand that Wikipedia is not a public relations tool where the article should be 'spun' to reflect on the subject in only a positive light. Both good and potentially negative information -- as long as it is properly referenced -- is ok for inclusion.

If you really would like to be a great help to the article could you please upload a photo or two of the band that you have proper copyright permission for (see WIkipedia Commons rules in that regard) to the article. Perhaps one of current band members and one of the original lineup, performace photo taken in concert, that sort of thing would be wonderful! Please understand that on a personal level I'm a longtime fan of the band and even enjoyed some conversations with Roger during my radio career days (since retired) -- thats why I undertook major upgrades to the article a few months ago -- so I'm not deliberately trying to be a jerk. However, Wikipedia does have certain proceedures, rules and guidelines to follow. Best regards, and in the meantime you can find me swimming down at Jefftown Creek. Sector001 (talk) 15:26, 5 July 2013 (UTC)

Yes, I am a representative of Head East. We are not just talking about information that is negative, we are talking about information that is incorrect and slanderous. Even though Steve Houston made those comments in his interview and they are somewhat based on real events. His words are an embellishment of the truth and slanderous to Baxter. And they are causing problems for the band because other websites are quoting this as being the truth. We do not find the story humorous but damaging to the promotion of the band. We ask that you remove all references to Baxter and to Steve's comments about him and his naming of the band. Headeastweb (talk) 21:47, 5 July 2013 (UTC)
Be careful with the legalese - we do block for making legal threats. As the information provided is validly sourced, you would need to gain WP:CONSENSUS on the article talkpage to remove it. Note, I have added the word "claimed" in the article, which therefore directly attributes the quote as a claim. If your concern is that the suggestion of taking LSD is "slanderous", I'll remind you that it's sourced, and it was the 1960's ... most importantly, those with WP:COI should not edit the article directly, but should make sourced suggestion on the article talkpage in order to obtain consensus - you may not be provided creative control of the article (✉→BWilkins←✎) 12:48, 6 July 2013 (UTC)
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Hello. There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you.
I have requested guidance and a second opinion on this dispute from a Wikiedia administrator. If they say the information should be removed I will do so. In the meantime I have slightly altered the text to reflect that other band members believe the Huston story to be incorrect.Perhaps that is an amicable comromise. Sector001 (talk) 12:44, 6 July 2013 (UTC)

Sector001, thank you for the adjustments that you recently made to remove the references to the alias and the FBI. The statement that you added about other band members disputing Huston's claim about the naming of the band is misleading. No one is in dispute about Baxter suggesting the name of the band. The dispute is about his being wanted by the FBI which you already removed so there is no need to to clarify the band's position on something that is not even in the Background information anymore. Regardless of what the Wikipedia Administrator's determination is, we hope that your recent edits will stand and that the previous content that was removed does not find its way back into the Head East page on Wikipedia. Headeastweb (talk) 21:47, 6 July 2013 (UTC)