User talk:Dovid

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Hi @Dovid, thanks for your comments on the GoCardless article for creation. I've added a history section and some additional press - can you take another look, or should I wait until it comes around for review again? (It's my first new article on Wikipedia - forgive the noob questions!) Greysteilb (talk) 14:29, 22 October 2013 (UTC)

@Greysteilb: You have definitely improved the notability. The tone still needs work. Think like a non-investor, someone outside the industry, who gets interested in the topic. What information are they looking to see about players in the "newfangled financials" sector? Yes, they may want to know about corporate goings-on like renamings, investors in the company, funding, and all that. But that's probably the less interesting part for them. They want to know what you guys do, why you do it, what makes it different, how similar/dissimilar it is to competing payments systems, who uses you, who you think might want to use you. Build a narrative, a story. Then make it a little dry, put a summary of these dry facts up front, break up that interesting narrative into useful chunks, but weave the chunks together in that interesting story, i.e., have there be a flow from chunk to chunk. I'm not saying that's the only way or even best way to write an article for Wikipedia, but it's how I've tried to do it -- it keeps it fact-oriented, but with a comprehensible story from beginning to end, and I think that's what an encyclopedia article should be. Make sure not to get too bogged down in minutiae, keep it readable. I hope that helps.Dovid (talk) 15:46, 22 October 2013 (UTC)
@Dovid: Thanks - I've re-written the "Service" section to try to give a better impression of what GoCardless does, and I'll keep the advice on building a narrative in mind for my next article. I'd also like to change the headline for the article, but I'm wary of making it read like an advert so have left the info on funding there for now (with a bit less detail). Really appreciate your time helping me get up to speed.
@Dovid: Took my eye off this for a couple of months (broke my hand so typing fell off my list of extra-curricular activities). It looks like the GoCardless page I created has been completely deleted - did you or someone else decide to decline it? Don't think I got any notification - would love to finish it if the old content is findable and just needs suggested changes implementing. Greysteilb (talk) 22:34, 25 December 2013 (UTC)
@Greysteilb: 'twasn't me. Pages in "test space" that are abandoned for a while are subject to deletion. You might be able to go to one of the amdin boards and ask to have it restored. Usually, I think deleted pages still exist in a dank, ugly part of Wikipedia that admins can access. Dovid (talk) 06:15, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

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