User talk:Smonzavi

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Image tagging for Image:Terry Small.jpg[edit]

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Duplicate images uploaded[edit]

Thanks for uploading Image:Terry.jpg. A machine-controlled robot account noticed that you uploaded the same image twice: as Image:Terry.jpg and also as Image:TerryAnderson Colour cropped small.JPG. The latter copy of the file has been marked for speedy deletion since it is redundant. If this sounds okay to you, there is no need for you to take any action.

This is an automated message- you have not upset or annoyed anyone. In the future, you may save yourself some confusion if you supply a meaningful file name and remember exactly which name you chose (file names are case sensitive, including the extension) so that you won't lose track of your uploads. For tips on good file naming, see Wikipedia's image use policy. If you have any questions about this notice, or feel that the deletion is inappropriate, please contact User:Staecker, who operates the robot account. Staeckerbot 04:01, 21 April 2007 (UTC)

Terry Anderson (politician)[edit]

The page history [1] shows it was redirected by User:Bearcat who can be contacted at User talk:Bearcat. [2] shows Bearcat made other similar redirects. Maybe Wikipedia:Notability (people) played a role. The article had no source independent of the subject. PrimeHunter (talk) 03:03, 19 April 2008 (UTC)

Our inclusion guidelines don't say that city councillors are automatically entitled to inclusion in Wikipedia — they actually state that a distinction can be drawn between notable and non-notable municipal politicians. The article didn't have any independent sources — the only source was his own website — and it basically read more like a campaign brochure than an actual encyclopedia article.
If you think he's notable enough for an article because of his term on Hamilton City Council, you're free to write a new one, but I'd ask you to read a few of our guidelines first: reliable sources (i.e. making sure that you cite newspaper articles or radio/TV news reports about him, and not just his own website), neutral point-of-view (i.e. making sure the article doesn't sound like it was written by Terry himself), notability (i.e. making sure the article properly explains why he's notable enough to be on here).
I'm not trying to be a jerk here, but too many politicians of all stripes (left, right, middle, Rhino, whatever) seem to think that they can just repost their campaign literature on Wikipedia as if it were just a public relations database — but it isn't. It's an encyclopedia, and that means we have to worry about things like the quality of our articles. If you can write a new article that meets those guidelines better than the first one did, then by all means, feel free. Bearcat (talk) 03:40, 19 April 2008 (UTC)