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Wikipedian The operator of the subject of this article, PBworks, has edited Wikipedia as Dweekly (talk · contribs) and as 216.38.134.150 (talk · contribs · WHOIS).

Tricky questions[edit]

It's a bit ironical that, when I first came across this article, the version in the answers.com Wikipedia mirror was a much better article than the version we had ourselves!

The problems I see are:

  • Defining original research, and deciding when citations are needed, are related and non-trivial questions. We don't ask for a citation to say the sky is blue or that Lincoln was a US president, that's common knowledge, but it's sometimes helpful to repeat such facts. Similarly, surely we don't need a citation to say that PBwiki is a wiki farm?
  • Deciding where to draw the line between description and promotion. The complete features list probably belongs on the PBwiki site, not here, an external link will do and save us the trouble of keeping it current. On the other hand, the more relevant features should be documented here.

So this is going to be a tricky article to expand. Much of what I have added has been previously added by other editors, and then removed! Such are the joys of a wiki. Andrewa 20:35, 26 September 2006 (UTC)

Rem sources tag[edit]

I've removed the {{sources}} tag. I've added some external links which should surely now be adequate, but IMO the existing links were adequate anyway, and there was no comment here as to what more was needed. Feel free to comment as to whether the article is now adequately sourced. Andrewa 19:57, 28 September 2006 (UTC)

Requests for citations, etc[edit]

I've added a couple of tags on the specific notes I think need to be tagged. As it is, I don't think this article meets the criteria for proving notability; the one external link only mentions it in passing and the other one produced a 404. Besides needing some general expansion, I would suggest seeing if someone can find any references on the campaign PBWiki did with Yahoo! Groups. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Tiakalla (talkcontribs) 05:25, 30 January 2007 (UTC).

News Mentions[edit]

Ahoy! I'm the founder of this company, so I'll try to hold back from making further edits here to minimize conflict of interest, but I'd love the chance to point out places PBwiki has been mentioned in the press. If people want to add these to the main article, that'd be great. Dweekly (talk) 21:04, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

Thanks Dweekly. There's no conflict of interest in your posting to the talk page! When I get some time I'll go through these and anything else you wish to mention here. fish&karate 09:49, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, F&K! Can I request a wording change around the hiring of the CEO? This was actually a process that I drove, so it would be more accurate to say that I hired a CEO to help run the company and I've stayed on as the Chairman. Also, we're up to 30 employees, so it might be good to update the main page with that. Dweekly (talk) 22:56, 21 December 2008 (UTC)

Dweekly, I did those edits for you a while ago (I wasn't logged in though). Hope it helps! ;) — Xbrasil (talk) 12:07, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

Name Change[edit]

Now that the service has been renamed PBworks, may I suggest the page be moved to PBworks, with the PBwiki page redirecting to PBworks? Dweekly (talk) 16:38, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

Done! Congrats on the new name! Xbrasil (talk) 19:25, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

Questions[edit]

Does it add advertisement to wiki? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 74.190.145.126 (talk) 02:38, 28 May 2010 (UTC)

There are no third-party advertisements on the PBworks site and have not been for years. Dweekly (talk) 03:40, 16 July 2010 (UTC)

Maintenance[edit]

citation 8 leads to a broken link. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.120.65.158 (talk) 15:21, 19 December 2010 (UTC)

Get PBworks' full product at no cost ($4,800 value)[edit]

Did anyone receive an email with this heading? How can this be added to the article? Ottawahitech (talk) 20:10, 11 November 2012 (UTC)