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The recent edit you made has been reverted, as it appears to have added copyrighted material to Wikipedia without permission from the copyright holder. For legal reasons, we cannot accept copyrighted text or images borrowed from other web sites or printed material; such additions will be deleted. You may use external websites as a source of information, but not as a source of sentences. Wikipedia takes copyright violations very seriously and persistent violators will be blocked from editing. ╟─TreasuryTag►contribs─╢ 20:17, 14 May 2009 (UTC)
Hi. Regarding your message, you should be aware that there is no "ownership" of articles on Wikipedia (see Wikipedia:Ownership of articles). Any contribution by any user can be modified or redacted by any other user as long as they are in line with Wikipedia's community standards. The reason I removed the text in question was because it read like overtly promotional marketing copy, which does not have an appropriate tone for an encyclopedia (see Wikipedia:Guide to writing better articles for ideas on how the article might be better improved). We welcome your help in fleshing out the article; however, you should keep in mind that editors with a potential conflict of interest may be subject to a higher degree of scrutiny. Please take a look at Wikipedia:Conflict of Interest#Editors who may have a conflict of interest for advice on how you may want to proceed, and feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thanks. --Dynaflow babble 23:37, 14 May 2009 (UTC)
Promotional material in Wikipedia
In response to your message on my talk page, please read the following Wikipedia policies:
- Wikipedia:Conflict of Interest#Editors who may have a conflict of interest
- Wikipedia:Ownership of articles
Wikipedia actually has rather tough editorial policies. This comes as a surprise to some new editors. It really is necessary to read the instructions before making controversial edits.
If you put blatantly promotional material into Wikipedia, like "Our famous blend of 3 different types of peppers, aged to perfection to bring out the natural, bold flavor", someone will take it out. Note that three different editors have already acted to remove your promotional material.
What you can put in is material backed up by reliable, third-party sources. That means newspapers, magazines, books, etc. A good way to start is to do this Google News search for stories about Texas Pete. You can use materials from those stories (other than PR Newswire) to build up the article. Information in the article must be cited to the source. This is like writing an academic paper.
I found and added material from one published source, partly so that the article would have at least one reference to a reliable source. Otherwise, it probably would have been deleted as spam, for lack of third-party confirmation of notability. --John Nagle (talk) 05:50, 17 May 2009 (UTC)
License tagging for File:OriginalTP.jpg
Thanks for uploading File:OriginalTP.jpg. You don't seem to have indicated the license status of the image. Wikipedia uses a set of image copyright tags to indicate this information; to add a tag to the image, select the appropriate tag from this list, click on this link, then click "Edit this page" and add the tag to the image's description. If there doesn't seem to be a suitable tag, the image is probably not appropriate for use on Wikipedia.
For help in choosing the correct tag, or for any other questions, leave a message on Wikipedia:Media copyright questions. Thank you for your cooperation. --ImageTaggingBot (talk) 19:06, 18 May 2009 (UTC)
Problems with upload of File:GarlicHS.jpg
Thanks for uploading File:GarlicHS.jpg. You don't seem to have said where the image came from, who created it, or what the copyright status is. We require this information to verify that the image is legally usable on Wikipedia, and because most image licenses require giving credit to the image's creator.
To add this information, click on this link, then click "Edit this page" and add the information to the image's description. If you need help, post your question on Wikipedia:Media copyright questions.
For more information on using images, see the following pages:
- Wikipedia requires that you release your pictures under a free license if they are to appear in Wikipedia. This is no big deal, but you can't put a copyright notice on the picture, or it will be quickly removed by automatic systems. If you need a picture that isn't owned by the company, find yourself a bottle of the product and take a picture of it against a neutral background, then upload, using the selections for "I took this picture myself" and "Creative Commons Attribution" license. That should cover it. You're not giving up any rights relative to the package itself, just your picture of it. --John Nagle (talk) 22:11, 18 May 2009 (UTC)
Fair use rationale for File:OriginalTP.jpg
Thanks for uploading or contributing to File:OriginalTP.jpg. I notice the file page specifies that the file is being used under fair use but there is not a suitable explanation or rationale as to why each specific use in Wikipedia constitutes fair use. Please go to the file description page and edit it to include a fair use rationale.
If you have uploaded other fair use media, consider checking that you have specified the fair use rationale on those pages too. You can find a list of 'file' pages you have edited by clicking on the "my contributions" link (it is located at the very top of any Wikipedia page when you are logged in), and then selecting "File" from the dropdown box. Note that any non-free media lacking such an explanation will be deleted one week after they have been uploaded, as described on criteria for speedy deletion. If you have any questions please ask them at the Media copyright questions page. Thank you. Sherool (talk) 22:48, 22 August 2009 (UTC)