User talk:Sunlight001

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Please stop. If you continue spamming you will be blocked from editing.
Note: This user probably also edits from User talk:24.224.161.189 (IPinfo) - Gobeirne 18:32, 1 February 2007 (UTC)


Why are you accusing me of spam ? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Sunlight001 (talkcontribs).


  • Read Wikipedia:Spam, particularly the bit that says: "Adding external links to an article or user page for the purpose of promoting a website or a product is not allowed, and is considered to be spam." In short, Wikipedia is not a vehicle for you to market your "tests". If you want to advertise, go elsewhere. - Gobeirne 19:38, 1 February 2007 (UTC)


When you look at the most of the links provided, they are always a mixture of advertising and useful, free information. Even so called "non-profit" organizations benefit from the links since they get traffic and donations for their work. By this standard all links should be removed. It is therefore a good judgment of the posting and reviewing person to make proper decision balancing usefulness and some kind of promotion. I suggest that you visit these links and site - Publications and you will see that we do a lot of "non profit work" and we provide a lot of useful information, rivaling one which you can find on many "informative sites" and "non profit sites" which are often a storefront for many "only for profit" organizations. I am sure that you will be able to find many examples in Wikipedia, if not I can point you to some ....

Re-addition of external links[edit]

Dear Sunlight001, in response to your email: I explained above why the links you added had to be removed, and provided a link to the Wikipedia policy on commercial links. There was a clear commercial intent to your posting those links. For example, one of the links you posted to two articles ([1] and [2]) was for a CD you're selling for US$39.95. Now, if that isn't an advertisement, I don't know what is. I notice that you have again added links to Audiometer, Tinnitus, and Hearing (sense), but have wisely chosen to omit that one. I won't revert your latest additions, but the fact that your intent is to lure people to a page where you can expose them to your advertisements (for hearing test CDs and "Herbal Remedies" for tinnitus) may entice other Wikipedians to do so. - Gobeirne 19:36, 2 February 2007 (UTC)

Spam[edit]

Please check a link * Windows Software Audiometer under "Audiometer" Please check a link * American Cancer Society under "Cancer"

Both of these are selling products or collecting money. Nobody has touched these links so far. Why ???

I will try to link directly only to free software or relevant papers. AUDIO-CD is a great resource which allows people to discover hearing problems early and then go to see audiologist or ENT doctors. In my opinion it is a very good link and service. But this is a matter of judgment. Pictures which you post are very nice, but on the other hand are they considered self-promotion ? I will keep them, since in my opinion it is OK balance. This is my judgment. Link to "herbal Remedies" is not working for quite sometime and we provided it as info, we do not get any benefits from this.

Warnings[edit]

February 2007[edit]

  • Nuvola apps important.svg Please stop adding inappropriate external links to Wikipedia, as you did to Cancer. It is considered spamming and Wikipedia is not a vehicle for advertising or promotion. Since Wikipedia uses Nofollow tags, additions of links to Wikipedia will not alter search engine rankings. If you continue spamming, you will be blocked from editing Wikipedia. --Mdwyer 20:46, 2 February 2007 (UTC)
I have made a link * "Cancer - A Biophysicist's Point of View" - new research linking cancer to entropy
What is "inappropriate" in this link ? Why are you removing it ? Do you have a sufficient background to make this judgment ? Actions like that will result in Wikipedia loosing its credibility as a source of good / diverse information and points of view ....
My background isn't in question. Your link is. We prevent links to preserve Wikipedia's credibility. I removed your link because of WP:EL; specifically, "Links should be kept to a minimum." To get your link accepted you will have to convince editors of its notability on the Talk:Cancer page. Why is your link more apropriate than the myriad other links that have been removed from this page?
Until you can convince us of that, your actions of adding the link back aren't helping your case. You are acting like a spammer. Avoid these tactics to maintain your own credibility. Instead, read the guidelines at WP:EL and WP:SPAM, gather a case, post it to the talk page, and you link may be welcome! "Good diverse information" is welcome at Wikipedia, but you must respect our guidelines. --Mdwyer 22:43, 2 February 2007 (UTC)
Your ability and background is in question since I am not a spammer and information provided in the paper is very important for researchers in the field and for the patients, since it can save many lives. Your actions undermine credibility of your function and credibility of Wikipedia.
My actions protect the function of Wikipedia. I'd like to introduce you to two more rules. WP:AGF means assume good faith. Your actions label you as a spammer, no matter what you say. However, because of WP:AGF I'm giving you the benefit of the doubt. I believe you can contribute positively to Wikipedia. I'm trying to direct you to resources that will help you add your information correctly. If you cannot appreciate this, this is your loss.
The next guideline is WP:NPA which means no personal attacks. I don't need credibility. Neither do you. Your link needs credibility; or actually notability. We're not attacking you. So lets not talk about my ability and background. --Mdwyer 02:49, 3 February 2007 (UTC)
  • Information.png Please refrain from repeatedly undoing other people's edits, as you are doing in Cancer. If you continue, you may be blocked from editing Wikipedia. The three-revert rule (3RR) prohibits making more than three reversions in a content dispute within a 24 hour period. Additionally, users who perform a large number of reversions in content disputes may be blocked for edit warring, even if they do not technically violate the three-revert rule. Rather than reverting, please discuss disputed changes on the talk page. The revision you want is not going to be implemented by edit warring. Thank you. --Mdwyer 22:46, 2 February 2007 (UTC)
By the way, I am under the three-revert rule, as well. If you add your link back one more time, I will not be able to remove it. --Mdwyer 22:49, 2 February 2007 (UTC)
Your actions are harmful to Wikipedia and people who have cancer and look for the most relevant and current information. I provide in my paper this kind of information. Maybe you should read it yourself ? I am surprised that you have no problem with 4 links to American Cancer Society which collects donations and has outdated and misleading information on cancer (for example fact that there is no link between hydrogenated fats and cancer). I think that you should explain your actions. I wonder who's interests are you representing ? Certainly not Wikipedia's, not patients', not honest researchers' ....

Reply from Mdwyer (hardly)[edit]

This is your paper? Then I was even more justified in removing your link. Wikipedia forbids original research -- see WP:OR. In addition, you'd be breaking the conflict of interest clause in WP:EL.
PS: I reformatted the page again to matche the recommendations of WP:UW. --Mdwyer 02:49, 3 February 2007 (UTC)


RULES (comment by sunlight001)[edit]

Rules are made as a guidelines, to direct people. Rules without logical thinking and honesty are worthless.

Here are my objections:


o you have no credentials to make judgment about the paper's merit o you are blindly applying "rules" without logical thinking and honesty o you did not answer any of my questions and comments o Wikipedia should block your actions, since they are harmful o you will have blood of mislead patients on your hands

Information.png Welcome to Wikipedia. We invite everyone to contribute constructively to our encyclopedia. However, we remind you not to attack other editors. Please comment on the contributions and not the contributors. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about contributing to this encyclopedia. Thank you. --Mdwyer 03:45, 3 February 2007 (UTC)

Edits to Hearing (sense)[edit]

Stop hand.svg This is your last warning. The next time you insert a spam link, as you did to Hearing (sense), you will be blocked from editing Wikipedia. Persistent spammers may have their websites blacklisted as well, preventing their websites from appearing on Wikipedia and other sites that use the MediaWiki spam blacklist at all. Λυδαcιτγ 03:33, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

Message to user Audacity[edit]

Why did you remove my links from several pages at Wikipedia ? Who are you to judge that this is a spam ? You can spend time better studying some more so one day you will have something creative to say or to contribute. At this moment you are just a highschool kid ....

Nuvola apps important.svg Please do not attack other editors. If you continue, you will be blocked from editing Wikipedia. Mdwyer 18:11, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

Message to user Mdwyer[edit]

Attack ??? I was attacked by several people, including you. I am simply commenting on the credentials of people who are involved. This should be called "quality control", required in any good encyclopedia.

Message from user Mdwyer[edit]

You have again failed to understand how Wikipedia works. Quality is not ensured by the credentials of the editors, but by yet another rule: WP:V or Verifiability. The credentials of individual editors is not questioned; a farmer can edit articles about particle physics, so long as that farmer cites reliable sources. I call your attention again to WP:NPA which states Comment on content, not on the contributor. Mdwyer 20:39, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

Message to user Mdwyer[edit]

I started to comment on editors, since your edits did not make any logical sense. Links which I posted are not a spam, but provide very useful information on the topics. As an expert in these areas, I can say that they were very useful in my judgment. On the other hand they were edited out by non-experts and for wrong reasons. So something is very, very wrong at Wikipedia. Any information / edits should be based on the merit not some lame excuses .... May I have proper response to my questions/requests and clear and logical answer ???

Message from user Mdwyer[edit]

Our edits were perfectly logical and followed all the rules and guidelines of Wikipedia. Your actions have been flagrant violations of the same rules. Your judgement "as an expert" means very little to us, because we don't know anything about you. This is the nature of the internet at large, let alone Wikipedia. How do you know I am not an expert in malignant neoplasms? It is entirely possible that I'm actually a hyper-intelligent chicken. In any case it doesn't matter because that's not the way Wikipedia works. Wikipedia demands credibility of information -- not credibility of person.
Your link was removed because I (we) felt it was not notable as per WP:EL. Instead of asserting the notability of the link to Wikipedia standards, you instead just kept adding it back, in contravention of WP:SPAM. When I tried to show you how to defend your link correctly you instead turned on me and other editors in contravention of WP:NPA.
I don't know how to be any more logical and clear. If you cannot understand and agree with the most basic of wikipedia principles, then you're not going to be welcome to edit, here. I am giving you every chance and every resource you need. Don't make me regret it. Mdwyer 23:22, 7 February 2007 (UTC)

Message to user Mdwyer[edit]

Lets us take for example a link:

What kind of a problem is with WP:EL ? Please explain.

What kind of a problem is with WP:SPAM ? Link was added, since it was removed with no explanation or it was done unjustly. I would like this link to be added. Please tell me reasons why it should not be added.

What kind of a problem is with WP:NPA ? So it means that you can do improper things and I can't question qualifications of those who make judgment ? This is not an "attack" but simply statement of the facts in this case. What bothers me is that I see examples of clear violations of your "rules" and this seems to be OK. Yet links provided by me did "violate them" despite the fact that they did not in my opinion. Why those decisions are not made in the open forum, where you will honestly state the facts and where all people will be able to comment if information is correct and appropriate or not.

  • I felt the link was not notable. Perhaps I have been remiss in not giving you this link, as well: WP:NOTABLE This was purely a judgement call. Any editor can make that call. Sometimes we're wrong. When that happens, it is the editor's responsibility to assert notability before the link can be added back. You did not avail yourself of this opportunities. Which brings us to the next response:
  • Instead of discussing your link and asserting its notability, you instead just put it back — numerous times. After being warned about it — numerous times. Here I have to admit to a mistake, though. I called these the actions of a spammer. Technically, these are the actions of a vandal. Make note of the section that reads Continuing to add external links to non-notable or irrelevant sites (e.g. to advertise one's website) to pages after having been warned is vandalism. Once again, you broke our rules, and we acted to protect them. By this point, we are no longer judging the content of the link. We're judging the actions of the editor -- you, in this case.
  • You can question my actions, but you cannot question my qualifications. Content must be justified with verifiable citations, and actions are justified by rules. People? Well, they're just anonymous people.
  • How is our discussion not open? This discussion we're having right now is out where EVERYONE can see it. Wikipedia is a community. You'll note that at least three people have reverted your links aside from me. You might also note that the history of the Cancer article goes back to November of 2001. Any external link you see today is the product of more than five years of open discussions. There have been thousands of edits made to this article. You aren't the first person to have their link denied. You will not be the last.
  • About the ACS link: It is allowed by WP:EL in the part that reads, Articles about any organization, person, web site, or other entity should link to the official site if any. There is also a note in WP:SPAM that says Inclusion of one spam link is not a reason to include another.
I hope these explanations go a long way towards answering your questions and helping you become an active contributor to Wikipedia. You mentioned earlier about the link to shareware software on Audiometer. Yes, that probably is against WP:EL and under the strictest reading of WP:EL it should be removed. I'm more lenient, so I'm leaving it there. On the other hand, if someone else removed it, and put something in the edit summary about "Removing commercial software as per WP:EL" I wouldn't contest its removal. In fact, the user who added the link to Audiometer also added a link to the Pink noise article for different Windows software that is equally questionable. One more link for the evening: WP:BOLD Good luck! Mdwyer 07:05, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

Message from user Audacity[edit]

In context, your addition of that link was clearly spam. All of your edits have been attempts to promote your own website using Wikipedia, and WP:SPAM says that "Adding external links to an article or user page for the purpose of promoting a website or a product is not allowed". If the link you provide is a good link, it will most likely be found by someone else and added to the article. But after clear spam like this, your motives are suspect, and you shouldn't add any more links to your website. Λυδαcιτγ 01:39, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

Message to user Audacity[edit]

You said "All of your edits have been attempts to promote your own website using Wikipedia". This is not true at all !!! And this is where I question your judgment and maturity. Link mentioned provides access to very useful free hearing tests. You have no clue how complex was to develop this and we provide these hearing tests for free. This is where things should be judged on merit.

Is it your own website? Are you trying to promote it? Would you get a commercial benefit if someone clicked on the "More Info" button for the "Hearing Test CD" here? Λυδαcιτγ 02:50, 8 February 2007 (UTC)