User talk:MercolaOverMerck

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Hello, MercolaOverMerck, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion 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 {{helpme}} before the question. Again, welcome! -- Levine2112 discuss 07:13, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

I am new...
I know html and other coding languages, so I'll catch on quick. But I am new to wikipedia.
I will learn the etiquette as I go.
All comments are welcomed and encouraged... Thank you!


Hello MercolaOverMerck, thanks for your contributions to the NAFLD page. I'm just dropping a note to express my concern over your username. Regardless of whether you are on the side of Joe Mercola or Merck, it contains the name of a company and a high-profile person, which are both discouraged by WP:USERNAME, one of our official policies. I would also strongly discourage the (probably) sarcastic placement of a company logo on your userpage. Again, some may take this as a cue that you are editing from a pro- or anti-pharma perspective, rather than WP:NPOV. I'm assuming that you are acting in good faith. JFW | T@lk 07:24, 2 November 2007 (UTC)

I notice you've removed the logo. Could you address my questions on your username, and remove any doubt as to a possible conflict of interest or declarable bias? Again, I am not questioning your motives in any form. JFW | T@lk 21:01, 2 February 2008 (UTC)
Wasn't sure if a reply was necessary... But since you asked for an official declaration, I can state that I am and will continue to edit following all of wp's policies regarding pov. Maybe the username wasn't the best choice, and if there was a way to change it without purging the hx, I would do that. Know of a way? I have also changed my signature... Thanks for the input! --MOM♫ (talk) 21:10, 4 February 2008 (UTC)

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