I am trying to edit a Wikipedia page. the one about "Business Process Automation" to be exact.
Specifically, there is a section in there that talks about tools. Now, Karora Technologies, a company I co-founded and still am involved with in an advisory capacity, has been developing one of these tools since 1998 and it has been quite successful with it. I'm thinking hmmm... Shouldn't I add a link to Karora's tool on this page? After all, there are already several other competing vendors and their products listed.
My first attempt was this:
Mr Ollie subsequently rejected this with the reason "promotion of specific product".
Ok, fair enough. So I removed the link, and tried again:
I even created a page for Karora. This was rejected ("promotional spam") and the page deleted. I would of thought that not linking to the product specifically, and providing additional information about where BPA is useful would have been Ok.
The thing that bugs me about this is that the ones that are already there are about specific products and are no more or less promtional than what I was attempting to put up there. Wikpedia Quality Control Fail. Me Fail.