User talk:D-Dawg

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Welcome![edit]

Hello, D-Dawg, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions.

I notice that one of the first articles you edited appears to be dealing with a topic with which you may have a conflict of interest. In other words, you may find it difficult to write about that topic in a neutral and objective way, because you are, work for, or represent, the subject of that article. Your recent contributions may have already been undone for this very reason.

To reduce the chances of your contributions being undone, you might like to draft your revised article before submission, and then ask me or any other editor to proofread it. See our help page on userspace drafts for more details. If the page you created has already been deleted from Wikipedia, but you want to save the content from it to use for that draft, don't hesitate to ask anyone from this list and they will copy it to your user page.

One firm rule we do have in connection with conflicts of interest is that accounts used by more than one person will unfortunately be blocked from editing. Wikipedia generally does not allow editors to have usernames which imply that the account belongs to a company or corporation. If you have a username like this, you should request a change of username or create a new account. (A name that identifies the user as an individual within a given organization may be OK.)

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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! (✉→BWilkins←✎) 20:12, 26 January 2013 (UTC)

To BWilkins[edit]

Thank you for the welcome to Wikipedia! I assume you are referring to the article I have created on the Organization of Ontario Secondary Students. While I am a representative of the OOSS, I have maintained an unbiased perspective and have not included any promotional information. As part of our organization's mission, we are unbiased and I have tried very hard to remain in a purely informational light. If there is any content that you find to be promotional or that presents a conflict of interest, please let me know so I can make changes to the article.

I am aware of the Wikipedia rule that states a username can only belong to one person and not an organization. I have already changed my username yesterday to take care of that situation. Thanks for the tip, however, this account is only being used by myself, a representative of the organization. Additionally, my chosen username has no affiliation with the OOSS.

Thanks for the helpful pages, I have already viewed most of them. If I do have any other questions, I won't hesitate to contact you.

-- D-Dawg (Representative of the Organization of Ontario Secondary Students)

January 2013[edit]

Welcome to Wikipedia. I saw that you edited or created Organization of Ontario Secondary Students, and I noticed that the username you have chosen, "Ooss2012", seems to imply that you are editing on behalf of something other than yourself. Please note that you may not edit on behalf of a company, group, institution, product, or website, and Wikipedia does not allow usernames that are promotional or have the appearance of shared use. If you are willing to use a personal account, please take a moment to create a new account or request a username change that represents only yourself as an individual. You should also read our conflict of interest guideline and remember that promotional editing is not acceptable regardless of the username you choose. If you believe that your username does not violate our policy, please leave a note here explaining why. Thank you. Username has multiple issues such as, promotional and implies multiple users and COI w/Organization of Ontario Secondary Students. Mlpearc (powwow) 20:30, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Post initiated by your request at WP:PERM/C. Mlpearc (powwow) 21:07, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

To Mlpearc:[edit]

Thank you for informing me about Wikipedia's username policies. I have submitted a username change request. While my current username does represent the Organization of Ontario Secondary Students, the account is solely operated by one person and is not for promotional purpose. Much like the mission of the organization, I have not posted and will not be posting any content that could potentially be a conflict of interest. Username is non-promotional, is not used by multiple users and does not have COI w/ Organization of Ontario Secondary Students. All information posted is purely fact.

Fantastic, I am very glad you choose to stay. Users that are close to a subject they wish to edit just need to keep a couple things in mind while making edits. Here is the policy and guidelines for editing an article with a COI Wikipedia:Conflict of interest and more specifically Advice for editors who may have a conflict of interest, also Declaring an interest is a very good consideration. If you ever have questions or need assistance you can always leave a message on my talk page. Cheers, Mlpearc (powwow) 21:52, 25 January 2013 (UTC)

Thank you for the welcome and the advice. I shall let you know if I have any questions or concerns.

Nomination of Organization of Ontario Secondary Students for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Organization of Ontario Secondary Students is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Organization of Ontario Secondary Students until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion template from the top of the article. Jac16888 Talk 21:06, 26 January 2013 (UTC)

Information.svg Hello. In case you didn't know, when you add content to talk pages and Wikipedia pages that have open discussion, such as on Wikipedia:Requests for permissions/Confirmed, you should sign your posts by typing four tildes ( ~~~~ ) at the end of your comment. You could also click on the signature button Insert-signature.png or Button sig.png located above the edit window. This will automatically insert a signature with your username or IP address and the time you posted the comment. This information is useful because other editors will be able to tell who said what, and when they said it. Thank you. Armbrust The Homunculus 22:13, 26 January 2013 (UTC)

Hi Armbrust, thank you for the information. I will remember to sign all future comments/posts. D-Dawg (Representative of the Organization of Ontario Secondary Students) 22:22, 26 January 2013 (UTC)

Your recent edits[edit]

Information.svg Hello. In case you didn't know, when you add content to talk pages and Wikipedia pages that have open discussion, you should sign your posts by typing four tildes ( ~~~~ ) at the end of your comment. You could also click on the signature button Insert-signature.png or Button sig.png located above the edit window. This will automatically insert a signature with your username or IP address and the time you posted the comment. This information is useful because other editors will be able to tell who said what, and when they said it. Thank you. --SineBot (talk) 17:16, 27 January 2013 (UTC)

Signing posts[edit]

In order to prevet Sinebot from interpreting your posts as unsigned, your signature should have a link to you userpage. You can do so by replacing 'D-Dawg' in your signature with [[User:D-Dawg|D-Dawg]], via Preferences. I hope this helps. Mindmatrix 19:27, 29 January 2013 (UTC)

  • Hi Mindmatrix, thank you very much. This helps a lot! D-Dawg (Representative of the Organization of Ontario Secondary Students) 20:35, 29 January 2013 (UTC)