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Proposed deletion of Jun Hong Lu‎[edit]

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Heroes for Hire[edit]

Would you mind helping create a navbox for Champions (comics) and Heroes for Hire (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 21:14, 8 September 2015 (UTC)

@Rymax28: - technically, you're asking that to a bot, an automated account :-) .. I'm sorry, but I am not knowledgeable enough in that subject. What regards the box itself, please have a look at other navboxes and use the same concept as there to create yours. --Dirk Beetstra T C 03:14, 9 September 2015 (UTC)

Added relevant links on 3 pages and they keep being removed[edit]

I have added what I believe to be very relevant links on three pages but the xLinkBot keeps removing them.

The edits are on the following pages.

Can you look into this please ?

4-3TV Retro (talk) 18:24, 18 September 2015 (UTC)

4-3TV Retro

Relevance is not an inclusion standard - we are more strict than that. For what I can see, it fails our inclusion standards, see WP:ELNO, I believe that this fails quite some of it. --Dirk Beetstra T C 16:42, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

Michael Bennett page[edit]

Hi XLinkBot, this one is a quandary because that link is Michael Bennett's dedicated facebook page - created by me, but under the guidance of the late Michael Bennett's brother. I can appreciate the issue of copyright cross-over to linked pages, but you might clarify? Thank you. DamienSlattery (talk) 19:16, 23 September 2015 (UTC)

@DamienSlattery: - but that is not a reason for us to link to it. We do not link to all online presences of a person, only the one that is deemed to be the main official website of the subject (with some exceptions if the person is also particularly known for their secondary website or if it is significantly more informative - I think that neither is here the case). --Dirk Beetstra T C 16:44, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

Dirk Beetstra, I see your logic about an official website, but I would heartily disagree with you on the latter comment of yours, as you are not exactly informed on what the FB page truly holds. DamienSlattery (talk) 17:26, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

@DamienSlattery: - I obviously went and had a look - it does not show anything unless you join the group (which I obviously did not) .. for which you first would need to sign up. Do I have to point to WP:ELNO, as XLinkBot also did? Facebooks almost always fail inclusion standards, and so does this one. For people without Facebook account it is useless, for people with Facebook account they first need to get access .. do you really expect that anyone who wants more info needs to become a 'facebook fan' of Michael Bennett. --Dirk Beetstra T C 20:46, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

Dirk Beetstra, I see your point. I also think that most of the planet are on Facebook, but I get our meaning of course. DamienSlattery (talk) 22:25, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

@DamienSlattery: strange, I know several who are not. There are many people who are using the internet but who do not have a facebook account - there are even people abandoning their facebook account ... --Dirk Beetstra T C 05:19, 29 September 2015 (UTC)

I have reverted your reversion of a good edit. Please take note.[edit]

You reverted a good and useful edit on David Webb (Hong Kong activist). I have restored it, with a small tweak to the link which wasn't working properly. It is a valid link to an interesting interview with the subject of the article, which provides support for some of the information in that article. Perhaps you might consider whether your bot is over-enthusiastic.

I note also that part of the text you post on user pages after you revert an edit does not appear to make sense. You write "Note that such sites should probably not be linked to if they contain information that is in violation of the creator's copyright...". Without any further explanation of who you mean by "the creator" this can only be taken to mean the creator of the site which is linked to. Yet what does it mean to say that a site may contain information in violation of the copyright of the creator of that same site? You seem to be saying that people are violating their own copyrights.

Perhaps you should think clearly what you are trying to say in that text, and rewrite it so it makes sense. Thank you92.90.16.163 (talk) 09:26, 4 October 2015 (UTC)

@ Well, what you added was a reference in the external links section. If you would have read through the rest of the article, you would see how references are added. Now there is an unsourced claim, and a loose a-specific external link. I have therefore done this.
Regarding the copyright, blogspots sometimes contain copy-paste copyvio's, which indeed violate the copyrights of the creator of the content. But I'll have a look if I can update it a bit. --Dirk Beetstra T C 11:55, 4 October 2015 (UTC)

Adding books under Zabbix[edit]


All I did was add links under Books section for Zabbix, as it already links Packt Publishing books there. (2010) Zabbix 1.8 Network Monitoring and (2013) Mastering Zabbix are the books that are already listed there. I added 4 more books that were published recently. This is not for advertisement purpose. It's for referencing more related books. Please help. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Packt Publishing (talkcontribs) 07:01, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

@Packt Publishing: They nonetheless fail our inclusion standards, we are not writing a linkfarm, nor do we need to link to everything about a subject. Moreover, you seem to be editing in violation of local policies and our m:Terms of use, your username is clearly in violation of our username policies, suggesting promotional use and/or group use, and your edits are all related to the username and hence company you seem affiliated with. I have therefore blocked your account. Please create a new account, or ask for account renaming, and refrain from editing in a way that may be construed as promotional (also on the new account/username). --Dirk Beetstra T C 07:17, 5 October 2015 (UTC)