Talk:X Prize Foundation

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Press Release[edit]

This should sound like an encyclopedia, not a press release. Please fix.Youdontsmellbad (talk) 00:29, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

Removed text[edit]

I removed the below because it sounds like boosterism, and was unreferenced. -- Beland 14:54, 24 March 2007 (UTC)

Based on the success of the Ansari X Prize, the Foundation is now widely regarded as the premiere prize management institute in the world.

Move request[edit]

From WP:RM:

  • X Prize FoundationX PRIZE Foundation - according to their website, "X PRIZE" is the correct spelling. I can't move it myself because "X PRIZE Foundation" already exists as a redirect page. -- Hux 12:05, 27 May 2007 (UTC)
    • There's no obvious place to discuss this; but, since the move would violate WP:MOSCAPS and WP:MOSTM, that's probably irrelevant. Neier 11:55, 28 May 2007 (UTC)

More info[edit]

The article should say more about the Foundation itself, e.g. how was it created, and who runs it? Where does the prize money come from? Ben Finn (talk) 15:34, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

Revamp[edit]

This page is pretty shoddy, it could be a lot better than it is now. So I'm going to start fixing it, little by little, together we can make a better wiki.

First things first, there's a lot of references to X PRIZEs which as Neier pointed out should really be X Prizes or prizes according to WP:MOSCAPS and WP:MOSTM. A quick Ctrl+F will soon fix that.

Then I'll throw in a couple of SpaceShipOne pictures to pad it out and maybe the X Prixe Foundation logo... —Preceding unsigned comment added by 81.155.47.102 (talk) 20:40, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Thats all I can be bothered to do at the moment, I don't know how to submit pictures to Wiki so I haven't put the X Prize Foundation logo up yet. Perhaps someone else will keep working on the page while I'm at work. 81.155.47.102 (talk) 20:52, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

Removing Advertisement tag[edit]

What's the process for removing the "This page reads like an advertisement" tag at the top? I've made a start at improving the page, making it read more like an encyclopedia and making it conform to Wiki's rules of style. I reshuffled the pictures to give a more organic look to the page, the old layout seemed a bit forced. And I renamed the sections to make it more professional looking and less like a school report.

It's a good start but it should probably be improved more before the tag is removed. But what's the process for that? Is it an appeals system with votes or admin decisions? Or is it like removing a Stub tag, just remove it when you feel like it's no longer valid and if someone objects they'll put it back?81.152.183.89 (talk) 23:11, 11 November 2009 (UTC)

Challenger Deep[edit]

According to the article Challenger Deep, a new prize was started in January 2010, $10million for two descents to the Challenger Deep... 76.66.203.138 (talk) 08:45, 5 November 2010 (UTC)

Redlinks[edit]

The trustee names that are redlinked can probably stay, but we probably don't need a list of every single donor. We should probably remove any donor names that are redlinked, unless we can put sources on the line to verify the information. --Elonka 23:47, 16 June 2011 (UTC)


WP:UNDUE emphasis, I don't think there is much point in either list. deelete the lot, maybe leave CEO etc Greglocock (talk) 05:02, 17 June 2011 (UTC)
Since the leadership is more of a group effort, I think including some of the trustee names would be reasonable, especially because the majority seem to be notable folks in their own right. Maybe shrink the list to a paragraph, and include only those names that we can confirm with sources are notable for their work with the X Prize Foundation? As opposed to those names that are just helping out to be on the letterhead, but aren't actually doing anything? --Elonka 12:54, 20 June 2011 (UTC)
Shrugs, if that is work you are happy to do. I just think that in a fairly short article devoting half or more of the screenspace to a list of frankly not very notable people (I just checked, I recognised just three names on the two lists) for the most part just seems the sort of detail that is unnecessary. It's not as if the entire boards of large companys are listed. Greglocock (talk) 03:58, 21 June 2011 (UTC)

Orphaned references in X Prize Foundation[edit]

I check pages listed in Category:Pages with incorrect ref formatting to try to fix reference errors. One of the things I do is look for content for orphaned references in wikilinked articles. I have found content for some of X Prize Foundation's orphans, the problem is that I found more than one version. I can't determine which (if any) is correct for this article, so I am asking for a sentient editor to look it over and copy the correct ref content into this article.

Reference named "msnbc":

I apologize if any of the above are effectively identical; I am just a simple computer program, so I can't determine whether minor differences are significant or not. AnomieBOT 00:02, 15 May 2012 (UTC)