Talk:Masterclass (TV series)

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Copyright problem removed[edit]

One or more portions of this article duplicated other source(s). The material was copied from: http://www.simongoodmanpictures.com/Masterclass.html http://www.hbo.com/documentaries/master-class/index.html#/documentaries/master-class/synopsis.html. Infringing material has been rewritten or removed and must not be restored, unless it is duly released under a compatible license. (For more information, please see "using copyrighted works from others" if you are not the copyright holder of this material, or "donating copyrighted materials" if you are.) For legal reasons, we cannot accept copyrighted text or images borrowed from other web sites or published material; such additions will be deleted. Contributors may use copyrighted publications as a source of information, but not as a source of sentences or phrases. Accordingly, the material may be rewritten, but only if it does not infringe on the copyright of the original or plagiarize from that source. Please see our guideline on non-free text for how to properly implement limited quotations of copyrighted text. Wikipedia takes copyright violations very seriously, and persistent violators will be blocked from editing. While we appreciate contributions, we must require all contributors to understand and comply with these policies. Thank you. Voceditenore (talk) 13:36, 1 May 2010 (UTC)

  • Note: I have now re-added the episode summaries, re-written without copyvio. Voceditenore (talk) 17:22, 12 May 2010 (UTC)

Further notes[edit]

  1. I have removed the television schedule (inappropriate and unencyclopedic advertising). The external links provide this.
  2. I have removed the press quotes praising the show (unencyclopedic and promotional). Instead I have used the actual press articles with links as references
  3. I've pruned the externals links. There is no need for links to multiple pages on the HBO Masterclass site. See Wikipedia:External links for more.
  4. This page had usurped the redirect page to Master class, thus breaking the links to 50 incoming articles. I have now moved this one per Wikipedia naming practices to Masterclass (TV series)
  5. I've removed the section on YoungArts. Apart from the fact that it was blatant copyvio, the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts is now linked in the article and provides full information about the programme.
  6. To the article's creator, if you have any connection whatsoever (either personal or professional) with either the Simon & Goodman Picture Company or HBO, you have a conflict of interest when editing this article and should avoid doing so in the future, and avoid adding further external links to the websites of your company and its affiliates. Please read Wikipedia:Conflict of interest for further guidance.

Voceditenore (talk) 13:36, 1 May 2010 (UTC)

Recent edits[edit]

The latest edits by the article's creator, User:Sgpicture, whose name strongly suggests connection to the program's producers, Simon & Goodman Picture Company, restored the previous version of the article. They removed all the formatting (done per Wikipedia's Manual of Style) as well as all the categories. They also restored material that was removed for violation of copyright and the inappropriate and excessive external links which violated Wikipedia's policies on on external links and spam. I have reverted the edits.

Editors who are affiliated in any way (personal or professional) with this program or its producers must adhere to the following guidelines when editing it.

1. Before even starting to edit it again, please read Wikipedia:Conflict of interest and Wikipedia:Autobiography for guidance.
2. This is an encyclopedia article, not a TV guide or the company's personal web site or news letter. All additions must be referenced to reliable sources. Future performances are inappropriate. Performances should be added once they have actually taken place and an independent reference for them can be provided.
3. Evidence to support notability or make claims about the subject's notability and to assert praise or otherwise from others must be referenced to reliable published sources which are independent of the subject.
4. All additions must be neutrally worded and use encyclopedic tone and style. Any additions which can be perceived by a neutral reader as hype or PR will be removed. See Wikipedia:Neutral point of view and Wikipedia:Avoid peacock terms for guidance.
5. Do not paste in text from your or anyone else's official websites, blogs etc. Apart from the almost invariably unsuitable promotional style, it is a copyright violation unless the sites explicitly display a license compatible with the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License. There is a list of compatible licenses here. Further guidance can be found on the following pages. Please read them carefully:
6. Remember, that once you have written an article on Wikipedia, you no longer own it. It will always have to conform to Wikipedia's policies on content, style and formatting – not to the subject's desired image or marketing goals.

Voceditenore (talk) 05:52, 12 May 2010 (UTC)