June 2019Edit

Hello Philipm1. The nature of your edits gives the impression you have an undisclosed financial stake in promoting a topic, but you have not complied with Wikipedia's mandatory paid editing disclosure requirements. Paid advocacy is a category of conflict of interest (COI) editing that involves being compensated by a person, group, company or organization to use Wikipedia to promote their interests. Undisclosed paid advocacy is prohibited by our policies on neutral point of view and what Wikipedia is not, and is an especially egregious type of COI; the Wikimedia Foundation regards it as a "black hat" practice akin to black-hat SEO.

Paid advocates are very strongly discouraged from direct article editing, and should instead propose changes on the talk page of the article in question if an article exists, and if it does not, from attempting to write an article at all. At best, any proposed article creation should be submitted through the articles for creation process, rather than directly.

Regardless, if you are receiving or expect to receive compensation for your edits, broadly construed, you are required by the Wikimedia Terms of Use to disclose your employer, client and affiliation. You can post such a mandatory disclosure to your user page at User:Philipm1. The template {{Paid}} can be used for this purpose – e.g. in the form: {{paid|user=Philipm1|employer=InsertName|client=InsertName}}. If I am mistaken – you are not being directly or indirectly compensated for your edits – please state that in response to this message. Otherwise, please provide the required disclosure. In either case, do not edit further until you answer this message. SmartSE (talk) 15:57, 8 June 2019 (UTC)

November 2019Edit

As previously advised, your edits give the impression you have a financial stake in promoting a topic, but you have not complied with Wikipedia's mandatory paid editing disclosure requirements. You were asked to cease editing until you responded by either stating that you are not being directly or indirectly compensated for your edits, or by complying with the mandatory requirements under the Wikimedia Terms of Use that you disclose your employer, client and affiliation. Again, you can post such a disclosure on your user page at User:Philipm1, and the template {{Paid}} can be used for this purpose – e.g. in the form: {{paid|user=Philipm1|employer=InsertName|client=InsertName}}. Please respond before making any other edits to Wikipedia. SmartSE (talk) 10:56, 14 November 2019 (UTC)

Hello Smartse, Thanks for your advice regarding the issues with the article I am trying to write, and please forgive me for any mistakes. This is my first time publishing anything on Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Todd_Spodek In response to your inquiry regarding any financial relationship between myself and the person I am writing about, there is none. This is a tribute to his long time efforts to defend people against a sometimes unfair system. Also, I was trying to see if there was a built-in system that provides guidance on any issues or warnings about errors, but could not find any. I was not clear on the procedure to send the edited article directly to a moderator for review. After receiving your second message, I realized that I have to manually request a review from you.

I assumed that the only way to find out where to make corrections was to publish, see what errors needed correcting, bring it back to draft to revise it. I was then going to send it to you for final approval before actually publishing the article. 

Can you please give me any advice you deem necessary to bring my article up to speed, so I can make the necessary revisions. Once again, this is my first time here, and I appreciate the time and effort you are spending to help me with this. Will wait to hear any advice you have for me. Thank you. Philipm1 (talk) 13:44, 14 November 2019 (UTC)

Hello Smartse, I received your message about the picture not being in compliance Wikipedia rules/ Copyright. I have added another picture in draft to show you, for your approval. It is not a public picture, nor is it copyrighted. Is there anything else you think I should change, or have I addressed everything correctly so far? Thanks for your consideration. Philipm1 (talk) 12:30, 15 November 2019 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: Todd Spodek has been acceptedEdit

Todd Spodek, which you submitted to Articles for creation, has been created.
The article has been assessed as Start-Class, which is recorded on the article's talk page. You may like to take a look at the grading scheme to see how you can improve the article.

You are more than welcome to continue making quality contributions to Wikipedia. If your account is more than four days old and you have made at least 10 edits you can create articles yourself without posting a request. However, you may continue submitting work to Articles for Creation if you prefer.

Thank you for helping improve Wikipedia!

Missvain (talk) 19:58, 11 March 2020 (UTC)

Nomination of Todd Spodek for deletionEdit


A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Todd Spodek is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Todd Spodek until a consensus is reached, and anyone, including you, is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on high-quality evidence and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion notice from the top of the article. Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 05:32, 15 March 2020 (UTC)