User talk:Lhalbert

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Hi Lucas,

After reading your message on my talk page, I can understand why my removals and warning may have seemed a bit confusing. Wikipedia is beginning to suffer from its own popularity in that a significant amount of linkspam (spammed external links) is being added by people who see WP as a wonderful target to promote their site. Because of this, external links guidelines are tightening up some. The consensus is that external links should be added very sparingly to articles (the exception of course being links that serve as citations for text in the article itself). A link to a particular site should be added to preferably only one article, and even then it's recommended to mention the link on the article's talk page (especially if you run, maintain, or otherwise are affiliated with that site) and allow a consensus to be reached among regular editors of the article regarding its inclusion.

I know this may sound slightly draconian, but unfortunately the amount of spam some articles receive warrants being a bit tough on ELs.

Here is a link to guidelines for adding External links: WP:EL. Also, I will leave you a welcome message below this entry. Yes, it is also a "rubber stamp", but it does provide a number of useful links for new editors. I hope you find it to be helpful. Please don't hesistate to let me know if you have any further questions, concerns, or just need some help! --AbsolutDan (talk) 22:01, 16 June 2006 (UTC)


Hello Lhalbert, and welcome to Wikipedia! Here are some recommended guidelines to help you get involved. Please feel free to contact me if you need help with anything. Best of luck and happy editing! --AbsolutDan (talk) 22:01, 16 June 2006 (UTC)
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Hey thanks for reverting that edit to my userpage, I appreciate it! --AbsolutDan (talk) 22:10, 16 June 2006 (UTC)

June 2008[edit]

Welcome Back[edit]

Welcome back to Wikipedia. To find out how to make useful contributions, take a look at the welcome page. To stay in Wikipedia, an article has to be about something notable, that is, of general interest. Click on Notability for an explanation of what that means, and on Notability (web) and Notability (organizations and companies) for more detail. Also, it must give independently verifiable sources. Articles that don't meet these requirements are likely to be deleted. Follow the links below to learn more:

JohnCD (talk) 20:21, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

Notability of SellingCR[edit]

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A tag has been placed on SellingCR requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done because the article appears to be about a real person, organization (band, club, company, etc.), or web content, but it does not indicate how or why the subject is notable: that is, why an article about that subject should be included in an encyclopedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, articles that do not indicate the subject's importance or significance may be deleted at any time. Please see the guidelines for what is generally accepted as notable. If this is the first page that you have created, then you should read the guide to writing your first article.

If you think that you can assert the notability of the subject, you may contest the deletion by adding {{hangon}} to the top of the article (just below the existing speedy deletion or "db" tag), coupled with adding a note on the article's talk page explaining your position, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the article 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 article that would confirm the subject's notability under Wikipedia guidelines.

For guidelines on specific types of articles, you may want to check out our criteria for biographies, for web sites, for bands, or for companies. Feel free to leave a note on my talk page if you have any questions about this. JohnCD (talk) 20:22, 24 June 2008 (UTC)

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Hello, Lhalbert. You have new messages at JohnCD's talk page.
You can remove this notice at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} or {{Tb}} template.

Image deletion[edit]

Said image Image:Peter debernardi barrel.jpg was uploaded with a license that is not compatible with Wikipedia licensing. The user message reads as follows:

All claims of "I have permission to use..." have to be confirmed through the Wikipedia:OTRS verification system. Follow the links on that page on how to request the owner to contact Wikipedia to prove permissions to use. SkierRMH (talk) 06:17, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

Once again, since you are not the owner of the image, you have to prove that said image is licensed under {{GFDL}} Also, no source was given in the recent upload to "backtrack"/verify the image's licensing. Simply changing a license isn't sufficient to prove the (c) status of an image. SkierRMH (talk) 06:21, 25 June 2008 (UTC)
Please refer to Wikipedia:OTRS on how to get the "permission" from the owner to Wikipedia so that the image can be used. SkierRMH (talk) 18:04, 25 June 2008 (UTC)