User talk:Lv131

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Prari (talk) 21:50, 2 February 2011 (UTC)

May 2014[edit]

Information icon Please do not add inappropriate external links to Wikipedia. Wikipedia is not a collection of links, nor should it be used for advertising or promotion. Inappropriate links include, but are not limited to, links to personal websites, links to websites with which you are affiliated (whether as a link in article text, or a citation in an article), and links that attract visitors to a website or promote a product. See the external links guideline and spam guideline for further explanations. Because Wikipedia uses the nofollow attribute value, its external links are disregarded by most search engines. If you feel the link should be added to the page, please discuss it on the associated talk page rather than re-adding it. Thank you. DMacks (talk) 17:31, 21 May 2014 (UTC)

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Please help me with...finding out how to respond to some editing that DMacks made to some external links I posted. They were not promotional links, they pointed to scientific handbooks. weren't meant to be 'advertising'. Lv131 (talk) 18:17, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

I think you should start by explaining why the only contributions you have made to Wikipedia are links to this web site. It would appear that you are trying to use Wikipedia to promote this web site. One might even be led to think that you worked for the marketing department of this organization. If you want to just reply here, I will watch this page and come back to continue assisting with this. —    Bill W.    (Talk)  (Contrib)  (User:Wtwilson3)  — 18:39, 13 June 2014 (UTC)
Well, I do work for the company bud didn't mean to make it promotional. We have a number of books on life science studies, books which are often noted on college and university sites, but they're not always easy to find on the web. And we don't require registration so I figured they were ideal for posting on Wikipedia. I have seen other links that ARE promotional and agree, they doesn't belong. I am also encouraging our scientists to add and edit the topic pages but that's more of a challenge (though a few have done that). Geez, went back to see if there was a response and am horrified by my typos. Guess I couldn't have your job! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lv131 (talkcontribs) 19:25, 13 June 2014‎ (UTC)
In that case adding those links to any Wikipedia article is a conflict of interest under the policy. It is also admittedly promotional, which violates this policy: Wikipedia is not a soapbox or means of promotion. The best course of action is to own up to the COI, and if you think the link should be added to an article request on the talk page that another editor add the link, and if there is consensus among the editors of the article that it would be a useful addition, someone will add it. —    Bill W.    (Talk)  (Contrib)  (User:Wtwilson3)  — 20:07, 13 June 2014 (UTC)
Okay...though I am not at all savvy at this stuff (which is probably obvious). I really didn't and still don't see it as promotional. But will try that route...thanks.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Lv131 (talkcontribs) 21:30, 13 June 2014‎ (UTC)
Did you really think replacing links to your competitors by links to your employer would not be seen as problematic? Just imagine if your competitors behaved in the same way. Huon (talk) 22:20, 13 June 2014 (UTC)
I think you're mistaken. If a link was broken I removed it, to make the site better. And I don't remember doing that to any 'competitor'. You can choose not to believe me but I wasn't trying to do anything but offer good info.— Preceding unsigned comment added by Lv131 (talkcontribs) 22:33, 13 June 2014‎ (UTC)