User talk:Smoysey

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Hello, Smoysey! Welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions to this free encyclopedia. If you decide that you need help, check out Getting Help below, ask me on my talk page, or place {{helpme}} on your talk page and ask your question there. Please remember to sign your name on talk pages by clicking Button sig.png or using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your username and the date. Finally, please do your best to always fill in the edit summary field. Below are some useful links to facilitate your involvement. Happy editing! BigDunc (talk) 22:14, 12 March 2008 (UTC)
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Conflict of interest[edit]

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For information on how to contribute to Wikipedia when you have conflict of interest, please see Wikipedia:Business' FAQ. For more details about what constitutes a conflict of interest, please see Wikipedia:Conflict of Interest. Thank you. One Night In Hackney303 16:28, 15 March 2008 (UTC)

I've cleaned up a couple of the references to your book that you added. I endorse ONiH's view above; you should not add any more references to your own book to articles. Best wishes, John (talk) 17:07, 15 March 2008 (UTC)
Please don't continue to add links to your own book or website to articles. As a knowledgeable editor, your input can be valuable in this area. At the moment it looks like you are merely trying to publicise your book. Please read some of the links above and try to edit within our norms. Thank you in advance. --John (talk) 03:52, 16 March 2008 (UTC)
Many thanks for your reply. As long as you edit within the bounds of WP:COI you are very welcome to contribute, and indeed your expertise will be welcomed. --John (talk) 17:16, 18 April 2008 (UTC)