User talk:JeremyLThompson

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Welcome![edit]

Hello, JeremyLThompson, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Unfortunately, one or more of the pages you created, such as Thompson's Mandalas, may not conform to some of Wikipedia's guidelines, and may not be retained.

There's a page about creating articles you may want to read called Your first article. If you are stuck, and looking for help, please come to the Tea House, where experienced Wikipedians can answer any queries you have! Or, you can just type {{helpme}} on this page, followed by your question, and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Here are a few other good links for newcomers:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you have any questions, check out Wikipedia:Questions or ask me on my talk page. Again, welcome! McGeddon (talk) 13:53, 21 October 2013 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Thompson's Mandalas[edit]

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The article Thompson's Mandalas has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Fails WP:GNG; no assertion that this particular set of Game of Life settings have any special significance, source is only the creator's 2013 book (possibly self-published, I can find no record of it existing).

While all constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. McGeddon (talk) 13:53, 21 October 2013 (UTC) McGeddon (talk) 13:53, 21 October 2013 (UTC)

Writing about your own work[edit]

Information icon Hello, JeremyLThompson. 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 Thompson's Mandalas, you may have a conflict of interest or close connection to the subject.

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Please familiarize yourself with relevant content policies and guidelines, especially those pertaining to neutral point of view, verifiability of information, and autobiographies.

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.--McGeddon (talk) 13:53, 21 October 2013 (UTC)