User talk:Mimicotton

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Anna Frodesiak (talk) 07:38, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

Your recent edits[edit]

Please don't copy paste from a website you are promoting. Anna Frodesiak (talk) 07:38, 1 June 2012 (UTC)

Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions; however, you may find it useful to read Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not at this point. Also, please remember the essential rule of respecting copyrights. Edits to Wikipedia may not contain material from copyrighted sources unless used with permission. It is almost never okay to copy extensive text out of a book or website and paste it into a Wikipedia article with little or no alteration, though you can clearly and briefly quote copyrighted text in the right circumstances. Content that does not comply with this legal rule must be removed. For more information on this, see:

If you still have questions, there is a new contributor's help page, or you can write {{helpme}} below this message along with a question and someone will be along to answer it shortly. Richard Keatinge (talk) 17:39, 25 July 2012 (UTC)

March 2013[edit]

Please do not add inappropriate external links to Wikipedia, as you did to Umbrella. 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 web sites, links to web sites with which you are affiliated, and links that attract visitors to a web site 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. Dawn Bard (talk) 12:30, 28 March 2013 (UTC)

reliable sources[edit]

Hello Mimicotton and welcome to wikipedia.

You posted a question on my user page, I have moved it to my talk page and am responding here on your talk page. It is convention to discuss things on talk pages rather than editing another user's page. (See Help:Introduction_to_talk_pages/User_talk_pages for more info.) I understand that you are new to wikipedia, and there's no real harm done so please take this in the spirit of constructive criticism.

Your question was: All material must cite a reliable source, is that all true? How can you prove all you words official?

The relevant help page is verifiability - All material must cite a reliable source. Your recent additions to the ski helmet article may be true, but unless it is accompanied by a reliable source it could be original research, which is not allowed. Fortunately, your changes are not gone forever. The full text of your additions are in the article's history and I would encourage you to find sources for this material and then restore the material with citations. Assuming that this material can be verified, it would make a definite improvement to the article. Don't worry about getting your references formatted perfectly, this can be fixed easily.

One more thing - checking the minor edit box should be reserved for typos, or other superficial edits. Anything that changes the meaning of the article, even if the change is slight, should not be flagged as a minor edit. See minor edit for more details. Mr. Swordfish (talk) 14:32, 16 May 2013 (UTC)