User talk:Thadius856/templates/badlink

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There are currently 4 levels (similar to Test1-Test4, Spam1-Spam4, etc) of warnings. Level 1 are shown in light grey with a friendly message. Level 2 is a reminder to stop, level 3 is to inform the user that they can be banned and level 4 is the user's final warning. A progression of levels are shown below for appearance sake, but any template can be used at any level.

Note - Templates will sign themselves when using the full versions below. Be sure to never subst them!

Website Template Example
Social networking sites
MySpace {{User:Thadius856/templates/badlink|1|ms|~~~~}}
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Thank you for contributing to Wikipedia! You recently added an external link to MySpace in an article. It has been removed because the link pointed to a non-encyclopedic source. Please refer to Wikipedia's policy on external links for more information.
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Facebook {{User:Thadius856/templates/badlink|2|fb|~~~~}}
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You recently added an external link to Facebook in an article. It has been removed because the link pointed to a non-encyclopedic source. Please refer to Wikipedia's policy on external links for more information.
You have been warned.
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Blogger /
Blogspot
{{User:Thadius856/templates/badlink|3|bs|~~~~}}
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You recently added an external link to Blogspot in an article. It has been removed because the link pointed to a non-encyclopedic source. Please refer to Wikipedia's policy on external links for more information.
If you continue in this fashion, you may be blocked from editing.
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Video and image sharing websites
YouTube {{User:Thadius856/templates/badlink|4|yt|~~~~}}
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You recently added an external link to YouTube in an article. It has been removed because the link pointed to a non-encyclopedic source.

Per WP:COPYRIGHT:
External sites can possibly violate copyright. Linking to copyrighted works is usually not a problem, as long as you have made a reasonable effort to determine that the page in question is not violating someone else's copyright. If it is, please do not link to the page. Knowingly and intentionally directing others to a site that violates copyright has been considered a form of copyright infringement in the United States (Intellectual Reserve v. Utah Lighthouse Ministry). Also, linking to a page that illegally distributes someone else's work sheds a bad light on Wikipedia and its editors. If the site in question is making fair use of the material, linking is fine.

Please refer to Wikipedia's policy on external links for more information.
This is your final warning.
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Google Video {{User:Thadius856/templates/badlink|1|gv|~~~~}}
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Thank you for contributing to Wikipedia! You recently added an external link to Google Video in an article. It has been removed because the link pointed to a non-encyclopedic source. Please refer to Wikipedia's policy on external links for more information.
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PhotoBucket {{User:Thadius856/templates/badlink|2|pb|~~~~}}
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You recently added an external link to PhotoBucket in an article. It has been removed because the link pointed to a non-encyclopedic source. Please refer to Wikipedia's policy on external links for more information.
You have been warned.
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Flickr {{User:Thadius856/templates/badlink|3|fl|~~~~}}
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You recently added an external link to Flickr in an article. It has been removed because the link pointed to a non-encyclopedic source. Please refer to Wikipedia's policy on external links for more information.
If you continue in this fashion, you may be blocked from editing.
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ImageShack {{User:Thadius856/templates/badlink|4|is|~~~~}}
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You recently added an external link to ImageShack in an article. It has been removed because the link pointed to a non-encyclopedic source. Please refer to Wikipedia's policy on external links for more information.
This is your final warning.
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Free hosting websites
AOL
Member Pages
{{User:Thadius856/templates/badlink|1|aol|~~~~}}
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Thank you for contributing to Wikipedia! You recently added an external link to AOL in an article. It has been removed because the link pointed to a non-encyclopedic source. Please refer to Wikipedia's policy on external links for more information.
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Yahoo!
Geocities
{{User:Thadius856/templates/badlink|2|gc|~~~~}}
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You recently added an external link to Geocities in an article. It has been removed because the link pointed to a non-encyclopedic source. Please refer to Wikipedia's policy on external links for more information.
You have been warned.
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Bookstores
Barnes &
Noble
{{User:Thadius856/templates/badlink|3|bn|~~~~}}
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You recently added an external link to Barnes & Noble in an article. It has been removed because the link pointed to a non-encyclopedic source. Please refer to Wikipedia's policy on external links for more information.
If you continue in this fashion, you may be blocked from editing.
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Borders
Group
{{User:Thadius856/templates/badlink|4|bg|~~~~}}
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You recently added an external link to Borders Group in an article. It has been removed because the link pointed to a non-encyclopedic source. Please refer to Wikipedia's policy on external links for more information.
This is your final warning.
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Amazon.com {{User:Thadius856/templates/badlink|1|az|~~~~}}
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Thank you for contributing to Wikipedia! You recently added an external link to Amazon.com in an article. It has been removed because the link pointed to a non-encyclopedic source. Mediawiki automatically links all inline ISBN numbers. This method should be used whenever possible as per WP:ISBN. Please refer to Wikipedia's policy on external links for more information.
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Miscellaneous
.EXE {{User:Thadius856/templates/badlink|2|exe|~~~~}}
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You recently added an external link to an executable file in an article. It has been removed because the link pointed to a non-encyclopedic source. If it is appropriate, you may wish to consider linking to the publisher's website or to the official download page instead. Please refer to Wikipedia's policy on external links for more information.
You have been warned.
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.MP3 {{User:Thadius856/templates/badlink|3|mp3|~~~~}}
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You recently added an external link to an mp3 in an article. It has been removed because the link pointed to a non-encyclopedic source. Most of these types of links are removed because they are in violation of copyright law or point to a commercial website. If appropriate, you may wish to consider linking to the official, free download page instead. Please refer to Wikipedia's policy on external links for more information.
If you continue in this fashion, you may be blocked from editing.
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Forums {{User:Thadius856/templates/badlink|4|forum|~~~~}}
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You recently added an external link to an internet forum in an article. It has been removed because the link pointed to a non-encyclopedic source. Please refer to Wikipedia's policy on external links for more information.
This is your final warning.
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External
Images
{{User:Thadius856/templates/badlink|1|img|~~~~}}
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Thank you for contributing to Wikipedia! You recently added an external link to an external image in an article. It has been removed because the link pointed to a non-encyclopedic source.

Per WP:IMAGES
Images on external sites can no longer be linked inline due to several reasons: inline linking to images on other sites is often considered "leeching" and is thus rude; allowing online image linking makes it easier for vandals to post images from shock sites; external images are often unreliable and may sometimes be removed by the webmasters.

Please refer to Wikipedia's policy on external links for more information.
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Blogs {{User:Thadius856/templates/badlink|2|blog|~~~~}}
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You recently added an external link to a blog in an article. It has been removed because the link pointed to a non-encyclopedic source. Please refer to Wikipedia's policy on external links for more information.
You have been warned.
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