Wikipedia:Vanispamcruftisement

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This Wikipedian is so in love with her own reflection. She has to avoid editing the Wikipedia article about her or her company.

Vanispamcruftisement (/ˌvænɪˌspæmkrəfˈtzmənt/; sometimes abbreviated as vanispamcruft or VSCA) is a portmanteau comprising several editorial faults which some Wikipedians see as cardinal sins: vanity (i.e., conflict of interest), spam, cruft, and advertisement. The term was coined by User:Freakofnurture to describe an article nominated for deletion which exhibited all the above properties, being an article apparently created by the owner of a small company about that company, name-checking the owner of the firm with a brief résumé of his skills, and in respect of a company whose products appeared on the face of it to be of strictly limited appeal outside the world of geekdom.[1]

These faults all regard poor neutrality and any one of them inherently violates Wikipedia's policy on bias.

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  1. ^ Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/SPURware diff from 13:20, December 29, 2005

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