User talk:Steve torrico
If you have a close connection to some of the people, places or things you have written about in the article Edwards Rail Car Company (1997-2008), you may have a conflict of interest. In keeping with Wikipedia's neutral point of view policy, edits where there is a conflict of interest, or where such a conflict might reasonably be inferred from the tone of the edit and the proximity of the editor to the subject, are strongly discouraged. If you have a conflict of interest, you should avoid or exercise great caution when:
- editing or creating articles related to you, your organization, or its competitors, as well as projects and products they are involved with;
- participating in deletion discussions about articles related to your organization or its competitors;
- linking to the Wikipedia article or website of your organization in other articles (see Wikipedia:Spam); and,
- avoid breaching relevant policies and guidelines, especially those pertaining to neutral point of view, verifiability of information, and autobiographies.
For information on how to contribute to Wikipedia when you have conflict of interest, please see our frequently asked questions for businesses. For more details about what, exactly, constitutes a conflict of interest, please see our conflict of interest guidelines. Thank you. Wuhwuzdat (talk) 20:09, 15 February 2009 (UTC)
Please do not delete content or templates from pages on Wikipedia, as you did to Edwards Rail Car Company (1997-2008), without giving a valid reason for the removal in the edit summary. Your content removal does not appear constructive, and has been reverted. Please make use of the sandbox if you'd like to experiment with test edits. Thank you.
Hi... I'd like to welcome you to Wikipedia and apologize for the treatment you were given earlier in February 2009, I'm talking about the reversions in the article and scolding you got here. That was the work of one particular Wikipedia editor, and this matter has been discussed with him and as far as I can gather he seems to have come around.
Anyway, to my concern. I hope this incident did not drive you away from participating in Wikipedia. Frankly, the railway preservation fraternity is so small that we neglect to tell many stories for lack of people willing to write for Wikipedia. I didn't see a problem with the types of edits you did in the Edwards Rail Car Company (1997–2008) article, but still -- WP:Conflict of interest should be taken very seriously. Aside from the hazard to Wikipedia discussed in the article, the greater hazard is scandal landing on your doorstep! When in doubt, probably the better way to get such edits done is to find a referenceable WP:reliable source for the information, and ask another Wikipedia editor with interest in the article to add it.
Anyway, please feel free to participate in Wikipedia. And most of all - have fun!