|This page was nominated for deletion on 15 January 2013 (UTC). The result of the discussion was keep.|
I feel that abctales is a valid entry for wikipedia, it's a website that has been around for around 5 or 6 years, well established. From it has sprung a number of published writers, it has organised writers weekends and poetry readings, and has contributors world wide.
I don't work for the site, but do contribute to it, as do thousands of others.
I am hoping that other abctales contributors can add to the article, as i accept it does not have a lot of detail. It is a community of writers, who occasionally meet up for poetry gigs, a number of members have been published. The site is not a commercial one, and depends on the generosity of the members and charitable contributions.
Despite the fact that I rarely use ABC Tales now, I was an active member for many years and feel that it has a lot to offer and is a worthwhile addition to WIKI. Therefore, I would like to try to tidy this article up to meet WIKI requirements and have already made a start. However, I have very little time, so please bear with me. Perhaps, meanwhile, you could delay deletion and, indeed, perhaps offer suggestions as to what can be done to improve, and keep, this article. Many thanks.
Hello, Smackbot and HTEB. Whilst I bow to your superior WIKI knowledge, I would be interested to know, in the spirit of learning, why my external links (i.e. Booktribes, and the published authors Dunthorne and Gummerson etc) were not deemed worthy enough of inclusion on the ABCtales page. I feel it would be helpful, especially to new WIKI editors, if you could see your way to explaining in more detail and depth, on the 'discussions' page, why these edits are not satisfactory and do not, apparently, meet WIKI standards. Thanks. AndreaUKA (talk) 20:47, 6 September 2008 (UTC)
Can someone please tell me in what way this website is in any way notable? There are similar websites out there in their thousands, most better than this one. Having done some research, it seems it was started by Bird, true, but both his and Roddick's input was minimal and short-lived. Their 'published' authors are, in the main, self-published, with one or two exceptions, which can be said of any writers' site you care to name. Despite its claim that they have 18,000 members, only around 50 are active, if that. As for competitions and events, millions of other sites hold them as well. If anyone can explain to me why this website deserves a Wikipedia entry, I would be pleased to hear it. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 10:31, 21 March 2014 (UTC)