User talk:Anakowi

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Your article has been moved to AfC space[edit]

Hi! I would like to inform you that the Articles for Creation submission which was previously located here: User:Anakowi/Propinquity (novel) has been moved to Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Propinquity (novel), this move was made automatically and doesn't affect your article. Your draft is waiting for a review by an experienced editor, if you have any questions please ask on our Help Desk! Have a nice day. ArticlesForCreationBot (talk) 14:21, 28 April 2013 (UTC)

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Your submission at Articles for creation[edit]

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Your submission at Articles for creation[edit]

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Talkback[edit]

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Hello, Anakowi. You have new messages at Theonesean's talk page.
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TheOneSean [ U | T | C ] 11:47, 29 May 2013 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation[edit]

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Propinquity (novel), which you submitted to Articles for creation, has been created.
The article has been assessed as Start-Class, which is recorded on the article's talk page. You may like to take a look at the grading scheme to see how you can improve the article.

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Jamesx12345 (talk) 19:46, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

Propinquity[edit]

Hi, thanks for message. I deleted your article because

  • It was written in a promotional tone. Articles must be neutral and encyclopaedic. Another editor had tagged it for deletion, and I concurred.
  • In 2013 it was released on Amazon as a Kindle e-book and a CreateSpace print-on-demand paperback. — looks like a sales pitch in the very first line. The lead is meant to be a summary of the text.
  • Reception: No mention of sales (mentioned in lead, which is meant to be a summary of the text) as low. The text

Examples of unsourced claims presented as fact include:

  • generally drew praise from reviewers. — generally suggests that not everyone concurred, but we are given what surely must be the most over-the-top gushings it was possible to find...
  • (Not a reason for deletion) the manuscript section of the Adelaide Festival's Biennial Award for Literature, which it won. — could do with a ref
  • (Not a reason for deletion) The plot section is too long and detailed
  • "Themes" is the section I found most problematic. The commentary is unsourced and pov in tone, and too much weight is given to Macgregor's self promotion. The Da Vinci Code link (self-aggrandisement?) seems to derive only from him
  • "The author"&mdash I think you have lost your way here, it's suddenly turned into a bio of the author instead of writing about the book. If he meets the notability guidelines, it should be a separate article, if not, a few sentences will do
  • As a style thing, publications should be italicised, no their authors, or you could use a cite template

The book is probably notable enough for an article (that's a separate debate since books can't be speedily deleted on that basis alone). Do you need the deleted text?

Jimfbleak - talk to me? 06:03, 24 June 2013 (UTC)

If you are confident that it meets the notability guidelines for books, then go ahead. My first two articles were deleted many moons ago, so I wouldn't lose sleep. I'll post the deleted text here soon. Bear in mind that you are writing an encyclopaedia article not a review. Let me know if you need help Jimfbleak - talk to me? 09:13, 24 June 2013 (UTC)
UPDATE 29/6

Last try perhaps - I'm ready to abandon this wiki entry as I'm now back at work and swamped with more important tasks. HOWEVER one more shot. I can't get reference to Wakefield Presses collapse. It was a point gleaned from conversation with a colleague who knew about this. I'm not prepared to fly interstate to hunt through newspaper microfiche to get actual evidence. So I'm wondering now if I need evidence to explain why a book that received some critical acclaim sold so few copies? I'm going to delete any reference to sales/distribution (along with other "promotional" waffle as suggested) and will be resigned to accept your (Wiki editors) final decision on whether it's acceptable. Anyway it has been a learning curve. Thanks for the feedback/suggestions. I have a much greater appreciation of Wikipedia's content to be sure. Anakowi (talk) 14:19, 28 June 2013 (UTC)

I'm just about to go out, but I'll respond within 24 hours. If there is any minor fixing needs doing, I'll sort it out. Jimfbleak - talk to me? 12:20, 29 June 2013 (UTC)
I've tidied it up a bit, just a few mos tweaks and rolling up short paras. Move it to article space and we'll see what happens Jimfbleak - talk to me? 17:38, 30 June 2013 (UTC)

Possibly unfree files[edit]

Some of your files may be unfree. See Wikipedia:Possibly unfree files/2013 November 1#OTRS pending since June. --Stefan2 (talk) 21:15, 1 November 2013 (UTC)