User talk:Trowbril

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External links policy[edit]

Please take a moment to read our policy regarding external links. They are used very sparingly in articles, primarily in "External links" and "References" sections. Thanks! ElKevbo (talk) 14:28, 2 August 2013 (UTC)

I strongly recommend reading and adhering to this and other policies and guidelines that enjoy widespread consensus and support. If you have an objection, you should open a discussion on a Talk page. Edit-warring, especially using multiple accounts, will only get you blocked. ElKevbo (talk) 15:04, 2 August 2013 (UTC)
So I'm confused about this policy/guideline. I'm not excessively linking and even removed linking from some on the page. I'm moving links to the external area. But why can't I list out academic programs? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Trowbril (talkcontribs) 11:13, August 2, 2013‎
I think we're talking about two different things. First, we generally avoid using external links as discussed here. Second, we usually avoid including too many details in articles especially when those details don't really help readers but instead make an article cluttered and difficult for readers to understand. This is our content guideline for colleges and universities.
Finally, it would be helpful if you could please remember to sign your posts on Talk pages. You can do that by typing four tildes: ~~~~. That helps us keep discussions understandable and a little bit organized. Thanks! ElKevbo (talk) 15:23, 2 August 2013 (UTC)

Okay. I will use links sparingly and move to the external links section. I'm not sure why listing academic programs is considered clutter as it can only help to further educate the offerings available. But, I'll abide by the rules of Wikipedia. As a new user I've found that Wikipedia isn't entirely user friendly. I appreciate your help. Thanks. Trowbril (talk) 15:27, 2 August 2013 (UTC)

I also reverted one of your edits, where you changed wiki links into external links. I try to reference wiki policy when reverting another users edits, but I did not on that occasion. Wikipedia policy can be complicated, but if you ever have any questions, feel free to ask. Rytyho usa (talk) 18:22, 3 August 2013 (UTC)

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