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June 2012Edit

  Welcome to Wikipedia. Everyone is welcome to contribute constructively to the encyclopedia. However, please do not add promotional material to articles or other Wikipedia pages, as you did to Prosthesis. Advertising and using Wikipedia as a "soapbox" are against Wikipedia policy and not permitted. Take a look at the welcome page to learn more about Wikipedia. Thank you. Theroadislong (talk) 16:42, 30 June 2012 (UTC)[]

October 2012Edit

  Please do not add promotional material to Wikipedia. While objective prose about beliefs, products or services is acceptable, Wikipedia is not intended to be a vehicle for soapboxing, advertising or promotion. Thank you.

See also WP:COI in case it might apply. --Ronz (talk) 17:09, 27 October 2012 (UTC)[]

  Please stop your disruptive editing. If you continue to add soapboxing, promotional or advertising material to Wikipedia, as you did at Orthotics, you may be blocked from editing. WikiPuppies bark dig 17:51, 27 October 2012 (UTC)[]


 
You have been blocked indefinitely from editing for advertising or promotion. From your contributions, this seems to be your only purpose. If you think there are good reasons why you should be unblocked, you may appeal this block by adding below this notice the text {{unblock|reason=Your reason here ~~~~}}, but you should read the guide to appealing blocks first. SpencerT♦C 18:20, 27 October 2012 (UTC)[]

Im a novice to WIKI and trying to up date useful content to the Orthotic page, particularly about scoliosis. The current page is missing the pattern type of scoliosis. What is the protocol to add content without being blocked??Albert Garney, CPO (talk) 18:29, 27 October 2012 (UTC)[]

 
This blocked user's unblock request has been reviewed by an administrator, who declined the request. Other administrators may also review this block, but should not override the decision without good reason (see the blocking policy). Do not remove this unblock review while you are blocked.

Albert Garney, CPO (block logactive blocksglobal blockscontribsdeleted contribsfilter logcreation logchange block settingsunblockcheckuser (log))


Request reason:

The prosthetic and orthotic portion of Wiki needs a little updating. Specifically for new technology and designs for the devices. I find the "blocked" status for me questionable due to the fact that over half the related links for prothetics have been post by Otto Bock, a product manufacture. It was my opinion that Wiki was a site for experts to add content that would be helpful for readers. As a Certified Prosthetist/Orthotist by the American Board of Certifications for Orhtotics and Prosthetics, prior president for the Virginia Orthotic and Prosthetic association, current member of several boards that advocate for proper access to care for patients, former employee of Otto Bock and near 20 years of experience I believe have a useful knowledge of the subject and I feel that if major prosthetic companies can will you page with content and be recognized for their content, I would hope the same rules would apply. I would also think your readers would like to know where the content comes from and it seemed an external link to the source, or in this case the author would be reasonable.Albert Garney, CPO (talk) 19:44, 27 October 2012 (UTC)[]

Decline reason:

I am declining your unblock request because it does not address the reason for your block, or because it is inadequate for other reasons. To be unblocked, you must convince the reviewing administrator(s) that
  • the block is not necessary to prevent damage or disruption to Wikipedia, or
  • the block is no longer necessary because you
    1. understand what you have been blocked for,
    2. will not continue to cause damage or disruption, and
    3. will make useful contributions instead.
Please read the guide to appealing blocks for more information.
Wikipedia is not the place to publish your original research, data that is presented here needs to have been published in a reliable source first.  Ronhjones  (Talk) 20:55, 27 October 2012 (UTC)[]
Please do not remove declined unblock requests from this page. You are not allowed to do so while blocked.  Ronhjones  (Talk) 22:48, 27 October 2012 (UTC)[]


 
This blocked user's unblock request has been reviewed by an administrator, who declined the request. Other administrators may also review this block, but should not override the decision without good reason (see the blocking policy). Do not remove this unblock review while you are blocked.

Albert Garney, CPO (block logactive blocksglobal blockscontribsdeleted contribsfilter logcreation logchange block settingsunblockcheckuser (log))


Request reason:

Okay my understanding of my account being blocked was my post were considered advertising or promotional. While I was trying to use the editing feature and get familiar with the system. Mean while I was getting emails, which are on another computer notifying me: Warning: Using Wikipedia for advertising or promotion on Orthotics. The next thing I knew I was blocked. So after reading Wikipedia's editing rules, I have now learned that if I cite sources, they must be from published sources other than myself in order to prevent damage or disruption to Wikipedia. The block is no longer necessary because I understand that I was blocked because I cited myself to the edit in "Orthotics". Damage or disruption will not continue from my account by citing my own work and instead, I will cite published works from major publication within my field of orthtotics in order to keep make useful contribution to any page I edit up to date and informative to the readers looking at that page. My only question is how does Wikipedia approach the content if its a summary of a published article. I do not want to simple copy and paste an article and be blocked for copyright issues. Example, In the edit I was trying to provide, I was adding some brace designs that are popular in France and starting to be used in the United States. My knowledge of the new braces is from particle use with patient that use the new type of braces as well as studying the history of the new brace design. How would you advise adding content that is a summary of studies and published works for I want the contributions to be useful for readers. AL Garney Albert Garney, CPO (talk) 21:48, 27 October 2012 (UTC)[]

Decline reason:

Procedural decline - no response in 3 days. A new request can be made, provided it addresses the issues above and below (✉→BWilkins←✎) 10:13, 31 October 2012 (UTC)[]
I have just added a large and hopefully helpful menu of information, including copyrights, citations, etc at the top of this page. You're right: copy/paste of a source would lead to additional blocks, see the notes above. It will take you a little while to go through all the information above. Let us know when you feel you have read, understood, and will be able to proceed accordingly (✉→BWilkins←✎) 09:05, 28 October 2012 (UTC)[]