User talk:Nickienelson

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Hello, Nickienelson, 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 talk 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 {{help me}} before the question. Again, welcome! - John Galt 17:06, 7 November 2012 (UTC)


Hi, I couldn't see any evidence you had edited this page in the past. However, the article is currently a mess. A company of that size and importance should have a proper article about the company and an unsourced sentence in the lede claiming they were criticised for some sort of malfeasance should be deleted until sourced. The whole thing basically needs to be rewritten. Some of the above links should be helpful to you, and also the following should be followed: WP:NPOV, WP:V, WP:RS, WP:UNDUE. - John Galt 17:09, 7 November 2012 (UTC)

Ok, great. The article is kind of a mess but I don't have the time to dedicate to improving it the way it ought to be. Good luck and let me know if you have any questions or need any help. - John Galt 17:17, 7 November 2012 (UTC)
Once the issues have all been addressed, you can just remove the templates from the page. - John Galt 18:15, 7 November 2012 (UTC)

AN/I discussion[edit]

Hello. There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators' noticeboard/Incidents regarding an issue with which you may have been involved. Thank you. The pertinent heading is "Administrator violating WP:BITE". - John Galt 04:36, 8 November 2012 (UTC)


Hello, Nickienelson. We welcome your contributions to Wikipedia, but if you are affiliated with some of the people, places or things you have written about on Wikipedia, you may need to consider our guidance on conflicts of interest.

All editors are required to comply with Wikipedia's neutral point of view content policy. People who are very close to a subject often have a distorted view of it, which may cause them to inadvertently edit in ways that make the article either too flattering or too disparaging. People with a close connection to a subject are not absolutely prohibited from editing about that subject, but they need to be especially careful about ensuring their edits are verified by reliable sources and writing with as little bias as possible.

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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. Hot Stop (Edits) 04:53, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

Please note there is a discussion concerning you at WP:ANI[edit]

Hello. There is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:ANI#Administrator_violating_WP:BITE regarding Your comment is the 1st one of the thread. The discussion is about the topic Wikipedia:ANI. Thank you.— Maurice Carbonaro (talk) 12:08, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

Nuveen article[edit]

I think I am stepping back from this article, as well as from Wikipdia in general. It is a toxic environment full of people with no regard for article subjects or even for the project's own core guidelines and policies. Good luck in your search for balance and neutrality. If you feel the article is overly weighted towards negativity, violates guidelines and policies, or is defamatory, you may find help from the OTRS team. You can e-mail them at: - Who is John Galt? 19:18, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

Best wishes to you - you were very kind and I appreciate you giving me the benefit of the doubt. I truly want to work within Wiki guidelines and polices and because of your guidance will hopefully be successful. I did learn a lot so far. Thanks again. Nickienelson (talk) 21:59, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

Request for amin help[edit]

{{adminhelp}} You have not asked a question, but I presume your concern is the Nuveen Investments article. If you have read the discussion at Wikipedia:ANI#Administrator_violating_WP:BITE you will see the view is that this is a content dispute and that no administrator action is called for. (Administrators have no special authority in content matters). Now that the matter has been aired there and an RFC opened on the talk page, it is likely that other users will get involved.

As background, I should explain that company representatives are constantly attempting to whitewash their company articles or use them for promotion; Wikipedia is extremely sensitive to the danger, and that helps to explain the reaction you have encountered. What you should do is:

If you are not happy with the result, see Wikipedia:Contact us - Subjects for an email contact address. JohnCD (talk) 21:02, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

Thank you. I will follow those rules. I appreciate your help. Best regards. Nickienelson (talk) 22:00, 8 November 2012 (UTC)

Invitation to WikiProject Brands[edit]

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Hello, Nickienelson.

You are invited to join WikiProject Brands, a WikiProject and resource dedicated to improving Wikipedia's coverage of brands and brand-related topics.
To join the project, just add your name to the member list. Northamerica1000(talk) 09:11, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

Wikipedia:Non-free content policy and guideline[edit]

Please do not place or replace any non-free images to any pages except for actual articles, as you did at User:Nickienelson/sandbox. Such use is a clear violation of point number 9 of our policy concerning the use of non-free images. Continuing to do so can be viewed as disruptive behaviour. VernoWhitney (talk) 21:05, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

I wasn't aware - I apologize - I'm learning. Didn't mean to be disruptive. I will remove the images. Thank you for bringing to my attention. Nickienelson (talk) 21:19, 19 December 2012 (UTC)

That's okay, it's not a policy that comes up very often. The logo can be included in the actual article at Nuveen Investments, and everything except for the image can be used in your sandbox--we just have fairly severe restrictions on how non-free images can be used. Cheers. VernoWhitney (talk) 17:43, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free media (File:Nuveen Investments Logo.png)[edit]

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Hello Nickienelson: Thanks for all of your contributions to Wikipedia, and have a happy and enjoyable New Year! Cheers, Northamerica1000(talk) 15:29, 31 December 2012 (UTC)

Thank you! You too :) Nickienelson (talk) 15:35, 2 January 2013 (UTC)

Discussion at WP Brands – Lists compiled for project banner tagging using AnomieBOT[edit]

A discussion is occurring at the talk page for WikiProject Brands at Proceeding with automatic project banner tagging using AnomieBOT regarding moving forward with automatic talk page tagging with the project's banner using AnomieBOT. All members of this project will be notified with neutrally-worded notifications about this discussion, and please feel free to contribute to it. Northamerica1000(talk) 17:11, 12 January 2013 (UTC)