User talk:Zach Vega

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The Signpost: 28 May 2014[edit]

Willow Springs[edit]

Hi Zach, so Willow Springs entry was unapproved because it needs reliable sources. What sources beyond Willow Springs itself do you mean? For instance, I looked at many of our fellow literary journals and Ascent, The Georgia Review, Tin House, Word Riot (and these are all picked at random), all follow similar formats. Thanks for your time. D — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dangruz (talkcontribs) 06:09, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

While the submission was good, it lacked reliable, independent sources. Try to find sources not associated with the subject and add them to the article, preferably using the inline citation method. Zach Vega (talk to me) 11:03, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

Brndstr Inc[edit]

Hey Zach,

I believe you recently declined our entry. I was wondering if you can help guide me as to what needs to be done to get accepted.

Thank you and look forward to speaking soon

S — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 09:20, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

The article lacks a source that would make it notable. While you provided articles that it received funding, that does not inherently guarantee its notability. Try to find some third-party articles telling the services Brndstr provides or how it has impacted the industry. Zach Vega (talk to me) 11:06, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

Advanced Transit Association[edit]

Hey Zach, I'm struggling to get accepted. ATRA is in the Journal of Advanced Transportation but this isn't available publicly online. I can add a reference to that if it helps? The members of ATRA have published plenty of papers but these are all listed on their site - but these are not secondary sources so maybe not helpful? Alexis macleod (talk) 12:13, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

You can add the reference from the Journal of Advanced Transportation. However, papers on the ARTA's website are self-published and cannot be used as a sole source. Zach Vega (talk to me) 21:42, 2 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! Have updated it with more citations - hopefully that'll do it :-) Alexis macleod (talk) 22:11, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

Lost Episode Festival Toronto[edit]

Hi Zach, can you help me with: I'd added references which are notable (IMDb, Miami Herald, BBC, etc.) What else do I need to add? This is my first article. Your help is really appreciated. Thank you! K. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Katie.anne.mcdonald (talkcontribs) 14:53, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

Many of the sources gave basic details about the event and did not provide much of the information noted in the article. Additionally, a few of the sources are blogs and are self-published sources. Zach Vega (talk to me) 22:34, 2 June 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for helping me. Ok, I've added a notes section and citations that point to the Bloor Calendar for 2013 (July, 2014 calendar is not online yet), and a link to the Star Trek Continues wikipedia page. Do I need to do anything else? K. comment added by Katie.anne.mcdonald (talkcontribs) 14:53, 2 June 2014 (UTC)
The Bloor Calendar will work, however Wikipedia articles cannot be sourced. Also, it is suggested to convert the rest of the references into "Notes", which is conventionally referred to as "References". Zach Vega (talk to me) 21:53, 3 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks again Zach. I think it's ready! I've removed the wikipedia reference, converted the notes to references, and moved the less notable blog references into the notes section. Approvable? comment added by Katie.anne.mcdonald (talkcontribs) 14:53, 2 June 2014 (UTC)
It appears to adequately meet the requirements, and has been approved. Zach Vega (talk to me) 12:13, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Exceptional Children and Teaching Exceptional Children[edit]

Hi, Zach! Thanks for reviewing the two submissions I recently sent for approval: and I'm wondering what further sources you'd need for these titles outside of the official company and society pages to consider the article ready for publication? I've been following the precedents set by many other journal wikipedia articles (e.g., so I figured just those two links would suffice based on existing convention. Is it just the matter of adding an infobox, or something more to do with the sources? Thanks in advance! Marthasage (talk) 00:17, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

That article should have [citation needed] tags plastered all over it (I'll go append that, actually). As for the Exceptional Children article, try finding independent, secondary sources such as news articles. Zach Vega (talk to me) 00:35, 3 June 2014 (UTC)
Hi Zach, Thanks very much for you response! You added that Exceptional Children appears to be a "duplicate article," and thus only TEACHING Exceptional Children will be the only article considered. Though the names are similar, TEACHING Exceptional Children and Exceptional Children are both separate publications, published by the same society and company, but vastly different in everything from medium (magazine vs. journal, respectively) and content. Could you reinstate consideration for Exceptional Children as well? I'll be sure to find some secondary independent sources for both, which should be easy considering both are well-established titles, one of which (EC) is JCR ranked. Thanks again for all your help! Marthasage (talk) 18:12, 3 June 2014 (UTC)
Go ahead and resubmit both when you're done revising them. I would also advise to add a note that these are different publications to the top of the article so that other editors don't mark them as duplicates. Zach Vega (talk to me) 21:42, 3 June 2014 (UTC)


Dear Zach Vega,

Please help me understand why my article on pCell technology is not notable. I have 15 years experience in the telecommunications and electronics industry, and this technology has generated far more discussion than 4G LTE did when it was first discussed in 2004. There are hundred of references to this technology over that last few years going back to when it was called Distributed Input Distributed Output (DIDO)including articles by IEEE Spectrum. There have been active discussions with the FCC and Artemis Networks have a broad portfolio of fundamental patents, both US and internationally protecting the technology. To consider this technology as non-notable is perhaps like someone at the end of the 19th century dismissing an article on the invention of radio. pCell technology is the "talk of the town" by those in the know in the telecommunication industry, and dismissing the article for the reasons given is less than judicious. Sincerely Bkirby Bkirby (talk) 13:03, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

I have found tons of news resources, which prove notability. The article has been accepted, although I suggest adding a few more references. Zach Vega (talk to me) 16:57, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

Mikhail Chapiro[edit]

Hi Zach, I've edited article Artist Mikhail Chapiro according to your recommendations and am wondering if it is better now from your point of view. Also, I'd like to add some more references/citations and not sure what is the difference between the two. What should go to references and what to citations? I looked up other similar bio articles and couldn't tell the difference. Please help. Thank you! - Boris — Preceding unsigned comment added by Borisrusakov (talkcontribs) 16:31, 3 June 2014 (UTC)

Looks good, but there's still some structural issues. However, these issues are minor and can be dealt with after the fact. Resubmit the article and it'll be approved. Zach Vega (talk to me) 16:47, 3 June 2014 (UTC)
Great! Thank you very much, just resubmitted. Still, would love to hear your recommendations, as I would like to keep working on this article until it's perfect. Thank you very much! Boris — Preceding unsigned comment added by Borisrusakov(talkcontribs) 17:38, 3 June 2014 (UTC)
The article has been accepted and issues are listed on the article itself. I would also suggest going to your preferences, clicking "Gadgets", and enabling ProveIt. It really helps with referencing. Zach Vega (talk to me) 21:44, 3 June 2014 (UTC)


Hi Zach, Can you please point out the instances in the article where the tone sounds puffery. There have been several entries that have been given which are very reputed and neutral sources. And the facts stated there have been taken to enrich the article. How can this be a wiki article with only 5 not so credible sources and tremendous fluffery. Eagerly awaiting a reply, — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:55, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

What article are you referring to? I couldn't locate it in your contribution history. Zach Vega (talk to me) 10:15, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Tell Him[edit]

Hi Zach, thanks for the acceptance. I did think it might possibly be of 'stub' quality - but after extensive web searching, this was all I could come up with. I am hoping somebody else out there can help improve it, maybe someone with access to different web-sites, or local info (e.g. someone who knows Carlton Black, or just someone from Michigan, USA!). I liked the story of how a small artist had garnered some belated recognition for a song written 50 years ago. (All very "searching for Sugarman!") Anyway, thanks for reviewing it. PaukiPKK (talk) 09:14, 4 June 2014 (UTC)PaukiPKK

No problem. Statistically, someone will probably come along and improve the article, but how long it'll take is uncertain. Zach Vega (talk to me) 22:55, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Iceberg Interactive[edit]

Hi Zach! Based on your feedback I've added some more information to the Iceberg Interactive page to improve the context: I hope it's one step closer now to being accepted :) — Preceding unsigned comment added by WikiNiels13 (talkcontribs) 14:45, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

The revisions have improved the article and it has been approved. Zach Vega (talk to me) 16:52, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

Guebre Sellassie[edit]

Dear Zach, You have requested additional reliable sources to support the page of Ms. Guebre Selassie. I believe that the Official press release of the Secretary-General of the United Nations Organization is already attached as a reference to this document is a sufficient evidence of the accuracy of the information contained in this article. Please let me know of your decision regarding this article. Its timely publication is really important for the Office of the Special Envoy to the Sahel. Best regards, A Clouzot Aclouzot (talk) 19:17, 4 June 2014 (UTC)

The problem is that the article is not sourced. Check out the guide on citing sources on how to do that. Zach Vega (talk to me) 09:17, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

APL Logistics[edit]

Hi Zach, For the APL Logistics Page,You mentioned that many of the sources uses are company profiles on various financial sites, which cannot be used as they are self published sources. Can you do me a favour to indicate which are the specfic sources I cannot use or is it that all the sources cannot be used? Many Thanks — Preceding unsigned comment added by Janice Powell (talkcontribs) 02:03, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Sources 1, 2, 4, and 5 cannot be used as they are directly related to the subject. Zach Vega (talk to me) 09:20, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

Bharat Book Bureau[edit]

Hi Zach: Thanks for reviewing our content on Wikipedia. We have made a lot of changes and make the content according to Wikipedia guidelines but still it has not been accepted. Can you please tells us what exactly needs to be modified. Regards, Sandhya, Bharat Book Bureau

The article mainly needs two things: new sources need to be added that are independent of the subject. News articles would work the best for this. Also, convert the history timeline into sentence (prose) form. Zach Vega (talk to me) 15:11, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

CMS Station Brokerage[edit]

Hello Zach, The article CMS Station Brokerage has been revised to address relevance and quality of citations. CMS Station Brokerage is notable not only because of its long-term work with radio stations across the U.S., but also played a key role in a complex and highly visible sale of an historic and popular Pittsburgh radio station, WDUQ. The article has been revised to help make this more clear. CMS Station Brokerage, although working mostly 'behind the scenes' was instrumental in negotiating terms acceptable to the seller, Duquesne University, and the public media coalition that was formed to purchase the station. While the article may be short, CMS Station Brokerage is a significant company; in fact, much more relevant than some other published Wikipedia articles such as and especially Please review the updated article and I hope we can get this published! Thx, Coffeepants (talk) 17:38, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

The article has been approved, as it now matches all requirements. Good job. Zach Vega (talk to me) 21:21, 5 June 2014 (UTC)
Zach, thanks for your constructive feedback re the CMS Station Brokerage page; it is better with the revisions. Glad it's published.

Coffeepants (talk) 16:33, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Same here. The article made a quick, responsive turnaround. Good job on the revisions! Zach Vega (talk to me) 16:46, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Sye Elaine Spence[edit]

Can you tell me exactly what I need to change in order to get this approved, please? Lake72 (talk) 00:28, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Many of your sources are by the band themselves (SoundCloud page) or from self-published sites such as blogs. Try to find third-party, independent sources like news articles or magazine content. Zach Vega (talk to me) 16:05, 6 June 2014 (UTC)


Hi Zach, Can you please point out the instances in the article where the tone sounds puffery. There have been several entries that have been given which are very reputed and neutral sources. And the facts stated there have been taken to enrich the article. How can this be a wiki article with only 5 not so credible sources and puffery.The Article I am mentioning is Eagerly awaiting a reply. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gauravair1 (talkcontribs) 07:53, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Given that it's somewhat difficult to describe puffery, as it's relative, I have edited the prose, and the article has been approved. Feel free to add anything you feel should be included in the article. Zach Vega (talk to me) 12:11, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Bobby Keyes[edit]

Hi Zach,Thank you so much for your review of my article at You declined the article based on the unreliability of the cited sources. I accept and respect your decision, and I want to fix the article in order to bring it up to standard, but I truly do not know why the sources I provided are not adequate. Are they inadequate totally, or just for some of the statements for which they are cited? If this is the case, I will eliminate those statements for which the cites are inadequate and re-submit. In any case, thank you for your time and guidance on this. I look forward to your response. Best, Jeff — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jtn999 (talkcontribs) 12:35, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

The issue is the source from The Noise. It appears to be an interview, which means that it is closely associated with the subject. Try to find more third-party, independent sources that are not associated with Keyes. Zach Vega (talk to me) 12:41, 6 June 2014 (UTC)
Hi Zach, Thank you for your incredibly fast and thorough response. I have changed the article by sourcing the bio information regarding Keyes's hometown from The Noise to The Boston Globe. I have eliminated the quote from The Noise article calling Keyes a "master" guitar player. I am hoping the more objective information about the equipment Keyes uses can remain sourced to the Noise. Thank you! Jeff — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jtn999 (talkcontribs) 13:56, 6 June 2014 (UTC)
Good job on the improvements. The article has now been approved. Zach Vega (talk to me) 14:15, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

A Barnstar for you[edit]

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Hey Zach, I happened to run across your work at AfC and you most certainly deserve this. Well done!  Philg88 talk 15:45, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Hip Hop Weekly[edit]

Hey Mr. Vega! My name is Sam T. I am trying to see my article for Hip Hop Weekly published but I am still having trouble understanding whats going on. Do you think you could help me sir? I have place three references to verify the company is there anything directly I am missing and or should address? If the info in the article happens to be factual is any extra attention really needed? Thanks! Look forward to hearing from you! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 02:01, 5 June 2014 (UTC)

I almost missed your comment there, Sam. It appears that the article already exists at here. Are you referring to another Hip Hop Weekly? Zach Vega (talk to me) 16:46, 6 June 2014 (UTC)


Thanks for creating this article! I will work to improve it now. One thing that I noticed is that a Wikipedia search for "threadsafe" or "Threadsafe" redirects to the article Thread_safety. I think a disambiguation page would be appropriate but I don't know how to create one. Can you help, or maybe you can just do it? Thanks again! Dsannella (talk) 17:21, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Ah, you're right. I have created the disambiguation page and it is available at Threadsafe. Zach Vega (talk to me) 17:25, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Unleashed Tour[edit]

Hello, thank you for the feedback after reviewing the submission, I had removed the sources as I interpreted the previous reviewer to say that they were unreliable, but I feel that the sources left accurately substantiate the content, can we discuss, thanks Fmfanuk (talk) 18:05, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Of the three sources removed, only the Setlist one would be unreliable. Could you find a substituting source? Zach Vega (talk to me) 19:07, 6 June 2014 (UTC)

Theodore Cotler[edit]

Hi, thanks for accepting my article. I think I may have messed it up a little by putting his full name Theodore Zachary Cotler, making it seem like the Zachary isn't needed in the article title, because I can't find anywhere online where he publishes as Theodore Cotler alone. I think the Wiki article should either be called "Theodore Zachary Cotler" or "T. Zachary Cotler" (is there a way to have searches for both lead to this article?) but not just Theodore Cotler. Probably the whole name is safest. Like David Foster Wallace used his whole name. Lizsimonrb (talk) 20:32, 6 June 2014 (UTC)Liz

It's usually standard procedure to remove middle names in titles, except in special cases like this. I have moved the article to T. Zachary Cotler, as that's what turns up the most when searching for his name. Zach Vega (talk to me) 20:35, 6 June 2014 (UTC)


Please can you help me to divide this article (Dareysteel) into sections Pepesalt (talk) 12:36, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

Check out the Manual of Style for layout and the help page on creating sections for an introduction on dividing an article. Zach Vega (talk to me) 12:48, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

please kindly help me out to fix this article more better.

i did my best to devide the article into section but i think my best was not ok ,,,, i need your help   thanks in advance ..Pepesalt (talk) 00:49, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

The Sims 4[edit]

"Confirmed: The Sims 4 To Release September 2nd, 2014" Also an email from them "Yes September 2nd is official, and EA will confirm at E3". The Sims 4 Release Date. Joe Parkinson (talk) 14:13, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

I noticed that on SimsVIP as well. The article, however, can't state this release date until Electronic Arts announces the 2 September release date publicly, presumably at E3. Zach Vega (talk to me) 14:15, 7 June 2014 (UTC)
Yes, the release date will be announced @E3 2014 on June 9th. E3 - The Sims 4.Joe Parkinson (talk) 14:19, 7 June 2014 (UTC)
That would be correct. All the information available right now is promotional material from Walmart, which is not an official announcement. Zach Vega (talk to me) 14:20, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

Jenny Bruce[edit]

Hi, Zach. I updated the entry with more references. Please let me know if this will suffice. I am having a hard time finding more digital references as her major album, "Soul On Fire" was release in 2000/2001 and most reviews were analogue at the time. I did find a digital reference to a Billboard article announcing the release of that album. Please let me know if I need to find more references. Many thanks for your time and efforts! Sincerely, Bernard Adnet — Preceding unsigned comment added by Badnet123 (talkcontribs) 14:36, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

You have enough secondary sources, but the discography links (iTunes, record labels, AllMusic) need to be removed along with all of their associated information. Zach Vega (talk to me) 14:39, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

Quintin E. Primo III[edit]

Hi Zach, Can you let me know why my article was denied? It isn't clear in today's message so I am certain I am missing notes. Thanks, Trish — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:14, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

The article lists his honors and positions, which is good, the article should also include what he has done at Capri and other professions. Zach Vega (talk to me) 15:21, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

John Sampson[edit]

Hello Zach. Thank you for reviewing my contribution on Scottish musician John Sampson, my first for Wikipedia. I have now, as you suggested, replaced sources closely associated with the subject with references from the Scottish national media. Are you able to re-review this contribution, or should I re-submit the article? Thanks for your help and advice. Gordon Neish (talk) 17:22, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

The article appears to have met all requirements and has been approved. Good job! Zach Vega (talk to me) 17:27, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

Thank you Zach Vega. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Gordon Neish (talkcontribs) 17:57, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

Reference Intakes[edit]

Thanks for your help with this article. Norman21 (talk) 17:33, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

No problem. You only had a few issues to work out. Zach Vega (talk to me) 17:34, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

Bernardo Ruiz[edit]

Hi Zach, Thank you for the information regarding the above referenced entry. Your guidance is very much appreciated since I am new to Wiki editing and submission. Regarding the issue of third-party sourcing as well as notability for this entry, please see the below references. Of course, please contact me with any questions or if any additional information is missing. Very much appreciated.

10 Third-party professional biographies or references for documentary filmmaker Bernardo Ruiz

New York Times references and reviews of Bernardo Ruiz Films:

NYT Review of American Experience: Roberto Clemente by Bernardo Ruiz (2008) Green tickY

NYT on Films touching on Mexico's 'Narco War', references Bernardo Ruiz's 'Reportero' (2012) Green tickY

NYT Review of Human Rights Watch Films including Bernardo Ruiz's 'Reportero' (2012) Green tickY

NYT Television listings including Bernardo Ruiz's 'The Graduates' (2013) Red XN (TV listings don't really work to prove anything)

WNYC (NPR) - The Leonard Lopate Show Interview with Bernardo Ruiz Red XN (Interviews are closely associated with the subject)

Fox News Latino on Bernardo Ruiz Green tickY (An interview, but it's also a feature, so it works)

PBS, American Experience Biography Red XN

PBS, POV Biography Red XN (Bios are closely associated with the subject)

ITVS Biography Red XN

PBS, Independent Lens Interview Red XN

Filmmaker Magazine Interview Red XN

USC School of Cinematic Arts Biography Red XN

Zocalo Public Square Red XN

Current article referencing Bernardo Ruiz Green tickY

Here are 5, third-part reviews for the documentary REPORTERO, directed by Bernardo Ruiz

Roger Ebert Green tickY

Variety Green tickY

Documentary Magazine Green tickY

NBC Latino Green tickY

Yahoo! News Review of Reportero Green tickY — Preceding unsigned comment added by Quiet Pictures (talkcontribs) 20:56, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

I have gone through each source and indicated if it would work for the article or not. Zach Vega (talk to me) 22:40, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

Rawdat Al-Azhar[edit]

Hello Zach Vega, Thank you for reviewing my contribution on Rawdat Al-Azhar City Rawdat Al-Azhar City, my first for Wikipedia. I have now, as you suggested, replaced sources closely associated with the subject with references. Are you able to re-review this contribution, or should I re-submit the article? Thanks for your help and advice. ZAR121212 (talk) 23:26, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

The article's sources are still somewhat lacking. Can you find some sourced from any newspapers or magazines? Zach Vega (talk to me) 23:30, 7 June 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, I put a new reference from New-Cairo newspaper associated with the subject contains it in pages (8-9). ZAR121212 (talk) 02:14, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 04 June 2014[edit]

Liberty Videocon[edit]

Dear Zach, I have been trying to add my article to wikipedia, it has been declined 6 Times earlier for the copied line, which actully was a official statment of the compony. As per your instructions i am supposed to give credible links. Can i ask you a favor. i will put down few refrence links for your consideration. please see if they are enough to support the article. Regards, Syed

Grievance Redressal Policy Red XN (This is by the company themselves)

Liberty Videocon General Insurance to hire 200 people Green tickY

Liberty Videocon General Insurance opens offices in four cities Green tickY

Liberty Videocon General Insurance commences operations in India Green tickY

Liberty Videocon General Insurance gets IRDA nod to start biz Green tickY

Liberty Videocon targets Rs. 100 crore premium Green tickY

Liberty Videocon General Insurance opens offices in 4 more cities in India Green tickY — Preceding unsigned comment added by Syednayab (talkcontribs) 14:24, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

I have indicated if each source would work for the article or not. Zach Vega (talk to me) 14:47, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

Bernardo Ruiz (Part 2)[edit]

Hi Zach, Thank you for reviewing references and for your clarifications. I have now updated the entry and re-submitted. Thank you for guidance. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Quiet Pictures (talkcontribs) 19:42, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

The new references have improved the article and now it is eligible to be approved. Good job. Zach Vega (talk to me) 19:46, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, Zach. I have now added links to this entry from related articles. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Quiet Pictures (talkcontribs) 20:33, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
That's good. Too many articles are orphans at this point and it can inhibit the connectivity of all articles in the encyclopedia. Zach Vega (talk to me) 20:37, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

Ash Lawn Opera[edit]

Hi: I've done quite a bit of work on this article now, although I see that the "declined" tag is still on User talk:Mrbingley123's "Talk" page. I did locate a couple more independent refs, though don't know how much of Mr B's copied text (if any) still remains. Maybe you could take a look and let me know what you think? Thanks. Viva-Verdi (talk) 21:15, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

The decline tag stays even if the article is later approved or if someone else creates it. It's just for historical record. As for the article on the mainspace, it appears to be sufficient. I would advise, however, to stay away from sourcing the Opera's website itself. Zach Vega (talk to me) 21:20, 8 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, Zach. Generally, that the policy of WP:Opera for most refs, but we do need to use them from time to time in areas such as past productions where specific refs may not be available nor searchable. Viva-Verdi (talk) 21:23, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

USTC, United States Transportation Corps[edit]

Hi Zach,

Thank you very much for your message.

I am a bit in a mood of not knowingly what to do. It's my first article on Wikipedia, hoping to be able to contribute and I discovered an item that was so far not known on Wikipedia, thus I started the article USTC, United States Transportation Corps in the hope that if somebody knows more can add information to it to make it more complete.

My private situation has changed and I have barely time left for anything at all. I found trying to write an article for Wikipedia as enormously time consuming without much effective results and I wonder if there is something like a 10-step guide to add an article. I just don't have the time to read through tons of documents (of guidelines for Wikipedia as that's how it looks like to me) that costs me similar tons of hours to get through and to understand. I love to write, certainly as much as possible on facts based, however I feel the "brake" implemented on Wikipedia is enormous and doesn't encourage new people to write articles on Wikipedia.

I am sincerely sorry if this might sound pretty negative, it's just that I would love to contribute to Wikipedia but that I just don't know how to get properly started and even just communicating with those who leave a feedback I feel very difficult, I even don't know if this message ever will reach you.

So to stop consuming everybody's time & energy I decide to become yet again an inactive Wikipedia member, not writing articles for the moment being because the initial efforts to get an article published is just too enormously time consuming process that I just can't afford.

So I am sorry to have bothered you with my article and please have it removed since I just don't have the time to add any more energy and information to it.

Once Wikipedia becomes easier to access for starting writers in the future, I am certainly interested again. Till then, I am sorry to let you and Wikipedia know that I have to let this fantastic initiative (i.e. Wikipedia) go; it's over complicated in my opinion.

Thank you very much for your kind help and kind regards,

Peter Bemers. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Bemersp (talkcontribs) 23:32, 8 June 2014 (UTC)

The vast majority of new users face a very steep learning curve. It's actually a huge topic of discussion among Wikipedia leaders, and a reason for declining numbers of volunteers. I started editing here when I was 9 (May 2007 to be exact, although this account wasn't created until 2011) and it wasn't until early 2012 when I started completely getting the jest of the rules. For reference, this is the page to help users with their first article. It's really long for most, although it might be of help to you. And the amount of policies is just disturbing for newcomers. We don't really remove articles, as eventually someone comes along to improve it. Have you been using the VisualEditor? It's Wikimedia's new attempt to get new users to join the website. Also, by the way, If you come on my talk page, I will get both an email and text message notifying me, so yes, it definitely will reach me. It's sad to see you go, although this story is very common and is becoming a systemic problem within Wikipedia. If you ever have any questions, you can come and ask here. Zach Vega (talk to me) 00:03, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Willow Springs[edit]

Hi Zach, so we now have independent reliable sources as you requested, but the page got denied again with the same request. Can you give me more guidance for what you're looking for? We have sources from Poet & Writers, New Pages, Eastern Washington University, and the American Academy of Poets.

References are sometimes weird and don't go together properly. Look at the section called "References". The sources should be in there, but there's only one from the American Academy of Poets. You should put the sources as an inline citation like you did the Academy one. Zach Vega (talk to me) 02:49, 9 June 2014 (UTC)
Ok. I don't understand why we would have an inline citation in the references section if it doesn't refer to anything. Yes, Poets & Writers has an entry for Willow Springs, but why would we "reference" that, instead of use it as an external source? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dangruz (talkcontribs) 02:54, 9 June 2014 (UTC)
You can't have unsourced sections within your article. How do I know that it was founded in 1977 or that Laura Kasischke, Gary Copeland Lilly, and Erin Belieu are notable contributors? That's why they need to be sourced in some way, to prove their verifiability. Zach Vega (talk to me) 10:37, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

APL Logistics Submission[edit]

Hi Zach, for APL Logistics, the amount of external sources to cite for the article are scarce and hard to source, and those are the only few external sources that can be found, short of using materials from the company's website. Could you advice me on this? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Janice Powell (talkcontribs) 06:59, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Company profiles on websites like Inbound Logistics and Bloomberg BusinessWeek are most likely provided by the company themselves, as companies can easily submit information to these sources. Try to find third-party sources like news articles. Zach Vega (talk to me) 10:40, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Uma Racing[edit]

Hi Zach, Good day! Thanks for reviewing Uma Racing wikipedia page. I have added few reference links that related to Uma Racing content. If you have any advise or suggestion, kindly let me know. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by MengKah7026 (talkcontribs) 08:41, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Blogspot sites and YouTube videos are also self-published sources, so they can't be used to establish notability or as reliable sources. Zach Vega (talk to me) 10:53, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Hi Zach, Good day! I have added new references from notable motorcycle magazine in Malaysia, Roda-roda and Moto dot mania that write about Uma Racing. — Preceding unsigned comment added by MengKah7026 (talkcontribs) 08:41, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Article on Ivy Ross[edit]

Hi Zach, I saw that you declined my revised submission for an article on designer/executive Ivy Ross. I'm not sure why you rejected it, as it seems to be neutral in tone and all the references are 3rd party - none were created by the subject of the article. I was wondering if you could highlight the passages that were problematic so I might take a closer look and revise accordingly? There are a few other articles I have in mind as well, very similar to this one, so I'm hoping to get those ones right the first time (or determine if they are indeed worthy of inclusion). Many thanks for your help with this! Delcy — Preceding unsigned comment added by Delcydrew (talkcontribs) 09:15, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

There's several promotional phrases, mostly just jargon, so it's easy to fix. They have been crossed out in the article. Zach Vega (talk to me) 10:57, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Vegam Malayalam film[edit]

Hi Zach:

I got my article rejected again after re-submitting. The article got rejected earlier saying not enough references were included to establish the notability of the article. So, I have tried to add enough references to establish the notability of the subject.

Can you please help me understand what might have been the reason for rejection this time? As a side note, here is the list of external references I have included with the article.

After directing, Vineeth Kumar is back as an actor in 'Vegam' Vineeth's Vegam Is A Thriller! Govind Menon composes music for Vegam 'Vegam' into finale Sanskrithi to romance Vineeth Kumar 'Vegam' grabs a 'U' certifcate; all set for a June 20 release!

(Vkattabomman (talk) 12:07, 9 June 2014 (UTC))

The thing is that you've said that it's a movie, it'll be released this month, and list the people who are in it. To establish notability, you need to state how the public is responding to it or what impact it has had. Zach Vega (talk to me) 22:49, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

Willow Springs[edit]

I'm not sure your suggestion makes sense. I could cite NewPages for the creation in 1977, but that's just re-citing the magazine's own blurb. Nor is that the format followed by most serious wikipedia entries. For instance, the New Yorker cites it's own timeline when referencing its founding date, and does not provide third party sources for its list of notable contributors. The Paris Review also does not cite its creation in 1973. As to the contributors, if there is no third party cite but only the content entry at Willow Springs itself, are you saying notable contributors cannot be mentioned? Because again, that's in direct conflict to most literary magazine entries. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dangruz (talkcontribs) 14:43, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

That's probably because most literary articles on Wikipedia are in poor shape. The website itself cannot be sourced for the whole article, as that wouldn't prove notability. What do you mean by "notable contributors"? Zach Vega (talk to me) 22:53, 9 June 2014 (UTC)


Hi Zach, I'm pretty new to article creation and I want to be able to make the best article possible. In the Draft:Teletrac submission, you declined stating that it appears to read more like an advertisement than an entry in an encyclopedia. Would you mind explaining what makes it seem like an advertisement? I believe most of the sources I cited were from independent published sources such as New York Times and OC Metro. I would love your input on how I can create better articles. — Preceding unsigned comment added by PaddyCake (talkcontribs) 22:05, 9 June 2014 (UTC)

The sources are generally fine, however there's some promotional jargon - avoid words like "leading", "efficient", and "better". Zach Vega (talk to me) 22:55, 9 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks Zach! I made the changes and resubmitted. PaddyCake (talk) 17:09, 10 June 2014 (UTC)PaddyCake

EziBuy article[edit]

Hi Zach,

Thanks for taking a look at the draft post I put up for EziBuy. I understand your comments and suggestions, so have found a few more references which prove the notoriety of EziBuy (in New Zealand and Australia it's a household name).

None of these are press releases and they are published in reputable publications: Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY Green tickY

Before I add these references and resubmit I wanted to check with you please, am I on the right track? You mentioned in your comments that the article was a bit promotional - I could add some more information on the history of EziBuy?

Thanks for your time!

Kind regards,

Lauren — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:31, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

The sources all check out - good job on that. With the history, any sourced information you can add would be an improvement. Zach Vega (talk to me) 01:34, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Willow Springs[edit]

So I'm trying to find some clarification on this and this is what I found: "Avoid declining an article because it correctly uses general references to support some or all of the material. The content and sourcing policies require inline citations for only four specific types of material, most commonly direct quotations and contentious material (whether negative, positive, or neutral) about living persons." Would it be possible to move this entry to another reviewer to get a second opinion? Because it would seem that instruction might apply. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Dangruz (talkcontribs) 03:41, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

That would only work if I can find the article's information in the sources, and for 1/2 of the article's content, I can't. If you'd like to move the article to another reviewer, resubmit it and wait until someone comes along. Zach Vega (talk to me) 09:42, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Angelo Maristela[edit]

Hi Zach, I appreciate your comments with regard to my first article: Angelo Maristela. Please can you point out to me which "peacock term" I have used in the artictle. As far as I am aware, I only used neutral tone in the article, neither praising nor criticising the subject. As I am new in this, I actually based my article format from an existing one in Wikipedia, specifically "Osnat Tzadok". Please can you enlighten me specifically which part of my article is different. Thank you. :) A1unlimited (talk) 06:29, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

I removed the promotional terms. If the article doesn't seem that much different, that's because just a few words can put an article in violation of the no point of view policy. Zach Vega (talk to me) 09:49, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Antonio Cassese Initiative[edit]

Hi Zach,

Thanks for your review of my article about the Antonio Cassese Initiative. You said the article looks like advertising, but I actually just described the aims, mandate and activities of the Initiative, taking as an inspiration the pages of the Aspen Institute, Brookings or Chatham House. I changed the wording a little bit, and added some external references. Do you have any suggestions as to how to improve the article enough for approval?

Thanks in advance. Ancoco095 (talk) 08:22, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

I would suggest to remove the entire "Vision" section, or rewrite the entire thing. It's very promotional. Also, integrate the last four references into the article like you did the first four. Zach Vega (talk to me) 11:38, 10 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks Zach, I followed your suggestions and resubmitted the article.
You might've seen that the article got declined again by someone else. Make sure not to reference the Initiative's website more than needed (in most cases, this is zero). Right now, they're about 1/2 of the article's references. Zach Vega (talk to me) 21:39, 10 June 2014 (UTC)
Thanks again. Where I could, I replaced all the references from the Initiative's website with references from external websites. Now I will change the language again, even though I guess I cannot do much.Ancoco095 (talk) 09:05, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

Victor A.(Beaude) Sahm III[edit]

Thanks for the feedback Zach, can you be more specific? I do not see where the input on Victor A.(Beaude) Sahm III requires the missing inline citation, yet you state there are several instances. Thanks! 19:00, 10 June 2014 (UTC)19:00, 10 June 2014 (UTC)19:00, 10 June 2014 (UTC)19:00, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

The "Early Life and Education", "Philanthropy", and "Personal Life" sections don't have inline citations. If you're not sure what I'm talking about, look at the superscript [1], [2], and [3] in the article. If you look at the code, you'll see that there are references there. Do that for the other three sections. Zach Vega (talk to me) 21:29, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

with respect from Gia Ionesco[edit]

Hello Mister Zach Vega,

My name is Gia Ionesco and my manager, Sunnie Sun thought that it is a good idea to get an article about our work on Wikipedia... Personally, I'd say that I am trying to do a new type of music and one day I hope that my innovations in the world of music will be recognized... till then I try my best along with my wonderful team, way better individuals than me, in every way...

On another level, I must confess that we don't know how to build properly an article... for this amazing dictionary that is WIKIPEDIA... I use it almost all the time... I LOVE IT... I'd like to be a part of it...

So, with all due respect, please write me back, although I am certain that you are a very busy person, and advice us, better said, teach us, how to do a proper article and what references are the most respectful and reliable...

For example, my Masters in Music and Engineering : there are there as Diplomas... and are not on the Internet... just frames from twenty something years ago when I finished University, may I say, Universities... ... Advice, please...

It is a pleasure for me to contact a gentleman belonging to the team of wikipedia, one of my favourite sites on all over the internet...

Please be so kind and instruct us in proper way...

Thank you for taking your time to read our article...

If you would honour me with your dialogue, I'd be the most obliged, and here is my phone number... 1-905-883-5550... in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada... I am better speaking on the phone than typing on the computer...

I would like to be part of the wikipedia in the future... it is wonderful how people are sharing all sorts of amazing information together... high level of knowledge will make our planet a better place to be in the future...

The Most Respectful Regards,

Gia Ionesco — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:02, 10 June 2014 (UTC)

Draft:Anil Kumar Tyagi[edit]

Recently you've declined the submission Draft:Anil Kumar Tyagi for non-notability, I would like to let you know that the article is self-sufficient to indicate his importance and the references too. It is requested that please review the references properly since they are from trusted sources where Wikipedia suggest that two references from a trusted sources is enough to prove the notability. Some other existing articles on Wikipedia already taking about him, Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University. I respect your decision and request for review. CutestPenguin {talkcontribs} — Preceding undated comment added 06:41, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

The references are find, it's just that the article looks like a resumé. Can you tell what he did in the positions that are listed? Zach Vega (talk to me) 11:50, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

RE Citizenship Services Group draft

Can you advise what I need to do to allow the article to be published?

Nmwalsh (talk) 12:02, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

Hi Zach.

I received your answer to my submission ( It says that Clipix already exists and it does not.

This is my second submission after revising the first one according to the comments left by the last editor. I think I've completely done away with the "advertising" voice of the article. I'm at a loss and don't know how else I can edit this.

PLEASE, I would LOVE your feedback. I would so greatly appreciate it.

Thanks so much, Allen CohenAdcprny2 (talk) 13:42, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

New page declined- BioScience Research Collaborative[edit]

Dear Mr. Vega, I have added to the introductory paragraph about the BRC, and am hoping that you will find it sufficient to approve the addition of the page. I based the page on other similar institutions' pages (I added the links to the BRC page), and I believe that the BRC page is in line with what they present. If there is further information I can add, I am happy to do so. This is my first Wikipedia page, and I know I have much to learn.ScienceMaggie (talk) 20:20, 11 June 2014 (UTC)ScienceMaggie

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How to take orphan status off an article[edit]


Hi there Zach, thanks for your help with the Frances Dickinson page so far. I have added a link to it from the Lorde page, so it is no longer an orphan but I do not know how to get this recognised so the page is no longer categorised as an orphan. Are you able to help? Thanks. Grendel127 (talk) 03:32, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

(talk page stalker) Zach seems to be away so I've sorted this out for you. The orphan template and category is generated by the code {{Orphan}} at the top of the page. If you look at this diff you can see how I removed it. Thank you, BethNaught (talk) 20:16, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

Haven't heard back from you yet[edit]

Hi Zach.

You reviewed my submission on June 11th; I sent you a response that day. ( You're reason for declining my submission was that the subject already exists; however, it does not exist. I wish it did!  :-) Can you please let me know if that's the only reason it was declined? I would so greatly appreciate any input.

Thank you so very much. Adcprny2 (talk) 13:22, 13 June 2014 (UTC)Allen Cohen

(talk page stalker) Hi Allen (talk), The decline was in error. I made some minor changes and resubmitted the page on your behalf. (Some of the references have been repeated, but otherwise it looks solid. If someone else doesn't review it shortly I will.) JSFarman (talk) 04:23, 16 June 2014 (UTC)

MDG USA In.[edit]

Why was this article disapproved? Every sentence is support by reliable sources... Governement sites confirming business history and presence in us states, Intel, already accepted wikipedia articles.... I am having a hard time finding where in this article does it read more like advertisement when sentences are facts, or already proven business motos from the CAD wikipedia article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mcmeneal (talkcontribs) 14:42, 13 June 2014 (UTC)

Hi, I'm not Zach, but I can help. Firstly, I would like to point out that 3 out of 9 sources refer to a Wikipedia page that does not exist. Clearly, a better source is required, and even if that Wikipedia page does exist, you cannot use it as a source. Secondly, sources 2 and 4 ([1]) don't seem to support the sentences you have written in any way. It does not state that MDG USA is a "manufacturer, distributor and retailer of personal computers (PCs), laptops, tablets and consumer electronics" nor does it state that it "has been in the business or over 20 years expanding into several US states within the last few years". Source 5 also cannot be used to support your statement that said company existed for over 20 years as it does not state that either. I disagree with Zach who stated that self-published sources cannot be used in your article, which is generally true, but however it is acceptable in this context as you are just using it to prove that the company advertises in that manner. Source 7 is arguably the best source for your article as it states a few bits of useful information about your subject. Source 9 is also fine, which means you have 3 sources out of 9 that are acceptable. However, a more pressing issue on your article is the notability of this company. You need to state why the company is notable enough to have a Wikipedia article. Please see WP:CORP for our notability criteria for companies. Thanks! Darylgolden(talk) 01:56, 14 June 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 11 June 2014[edit]

Dear Zach Vega,

My article George Nazos has been accepted. But there is a template for orphan articles. I just linked my article with another two articles Athens Conservatory and Constantine Psachos which contains the name "George Nazos". Is this template will be deleted from you? Have I the permission to delete the orphan template?

Thank you.

Kind Regards, Manos_fpt — Preceding unsigned comment added by Manos fpt (talkcontribs) 11:54, 15 June 2014 (UTC)

Gabriel P. Weisberg - added the citations[edit]

I made the edits suggested. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rehsgal (talkcontribs) 02:48, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

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Draft:Mojo (UK)[edit]

Hi Zach, thanks for reviewing this draft. My reason for creating the article was simply to complete disambiguation of the existing article on the Californian 1990s Mojo label (whose only reference is a broken web link!) and the overarching 'List of record labels' by providing an equivalent stub. In this specialised domain, I'd say the two Mojos are of similar notability.

In the domain of collectable UK soul 45s, ref 3 is a non-self-published authoritative source; it contains an article (subscription-only on the magazine's website, scanned into the 'See also' item "Mojo Records (polydor) forum discussion") whose content is recapitulated in refs 1 and 2. Ref 1 actually reproduces the labels of the records released by the label, which I would say are authoritative even if the site itself may be classed as self-published.

I don't believe further sources are necessary for a stub like this draft. However ref 2 could be moved into 'See also' if that would be more appropriate. On the other hand I think it meets the WP:RS criterion that a self-published reference "may sometimes be acceptable when its author is an established expert whose work in the relevant field has been published by reliable third-party publications". What do you think? Dirk (talk) 11:22, 26 June 2014 (UTC)

Draft:Safestore Holdings[edit]

Hi Zach - I'm looking for reasons why my article creation was denied? Could you help me with this?

"Your submission at Articles for creation: Safestore Holdings"

Thanks, Chris — Preceding unsigned comment added by ChrisWatkins1981 (talkcontribs) 09:12, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

1-Page Job Proposal declined article[edit]

Hi, thanks for your feedback. How can I improve the article to have it published?

Looking forward to receiving your input.


Rocco1page (talk) 17:12, 18 June 2014 (UTC)

Draft on the Sustainable Energy Utility: Request for assistance[edit]

Dear Mr. Vega,

Thank you for your review of my draft article on the Sustainable Energy Utility (SEU) (

I have since edited my contribution to Wikipedia in an attempt to more closely reflect Wikipedia style guidelines. However, I struggle with the reformulation of my article away from an essay style contribution and towards an article drafted with encyclopaedic writing style. I was hoping that you could potentially offer some examples of where in my draft the style is clearly in the wrong style and, hopefully, how it could be rewritten. That way, I'd have some practical examples on how to rewrite my draft in case my newest resubmission gets rejected again. I have tried to use the Wikipedia chat function but, unfortunately, to no avail.

I hope you can help me out. Kind regards, Energycommons — Preceding unsigned comment added by Energycommons (talkcontribs) 14:50, 19 June 2014 (UTC)[edit]

Hi Zach........I posted an article of Traces Screen Printing Ltd. solely on its environmental stewardship and leading practices in the Region of Waterloo. Immediately, someone named Hell in a Handbasket (somewhat suitable it seems) placed a notation of the page that it appears to be written as an advertisement. Obviously, H in a H did not actually READ the article because it doesn't mention not one service or product the company produces. That was on's not about that at is all about how this company has made a difference for the environment by only using inks etc that won't harm it. Is there something that can be done about this notation on the page. It's insulting.

Thanks Zach! — Preceding unsigned comment added by DivaWord (talkcontribs) 20:13, 19 June 2014 (UTC)

Bluegrass Cellular Sources[edit]

Hi Zach -

Thanks for taking time to review my submission.

I was hoping to get additional insight into your comment: "Self-published sources cannot be used" on the Bluegrass Cellular draft (

Which source are you referring to?


David — Preceding unsigned comment added by Resident502 (talkcontribs) 13:42, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Lee Bannon[edit]

Hi Zach,

You recently rejected an article for musician Lee Bannon on the grounds that his notability was not sufficiently demonstrated. I'm unsure as to what else one would need to qualify, as a fairly wide variety of well-regarded, reliable, independent media outlets (ie Vice, Pitchfork, Resident Advisor) were cited within the article. Additionally, the coverage that was cited includes (among other things) an in-depth feature, an interview, and a signing announcement, all of which I believe qualifies as "significant coverage". Again, happy to revise, just unclear as to exactly what about the citations provided fails to meet notability criteria. Please advise?

Thanks for your time. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Davidalanmiller (talkcontribs) 19:22, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 18 June 2014[edit]

AfC submission you approved[edit]

Please see Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Alliance for Water Efficiency. Reventtalk 05:56, 23 June 2014 (UTC)

Question on an article you declined[edit]

Hi Zach, I am new at creating articles on Wikipedia and I am doing this one for a client. You left me a message saying that the article had been declined because 1/2 of the article's content lacks inline citations. I am trying to understand what type of content on the article would need additional citations. Could you be more specific? This is the article:

Thank you! Aarmida (talk) 23:18, 24 June 2014 (UTC) Armida

Falcon Song submission[edit]

Hi Zach,

I wanted to reach out as I am having trouble having one of my articles accepted for a film called Falcon Song. I am relatively new to creating articles. The film has been released on all major cable platforms in North America, had a publicized premiere at an international film festival, and has coverage cited from Los Angeles Times and other major publications. What should I do to help it be approved for Wikipedia?

kind regards,

John — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jdelancy (talkcontribs) 20:46, 25 June 2014 (UTC)


Hi Zach, I'm unsure of the correct way to add footnotes to my entry. I was using the style of citing sources in-text, as part of the content and had finally mastered adding links, and now I'm really struggling to decide which content I need to footnote and how to generate the footnotes. Can you help? Thanks much! Michelle S 18 (talk) 20:56, 25 June 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 25 June 2014[edit]

16:14:06, 2 July 2014 review of submission by[edit]

My content does not violate any copyrights, and the information is verifiable as my references show.

All I include in my article is what they do as a company and a brief history including acquisitions, high-level executive changes and the comapnies acquisition by Hearst. In fact, the Hearst page has a links to a non-existent iCrossing page which just redirects back to the same Hearst page. This is not a user-friendly experience.

Please tell me what elements of the article sound like advertising. Is it the intro paragraph that describes what they do? Should this be more vague? Or is it a certain element in the history portion? If it is the history portion that is an issue can you please tell me which element should not be included. (talk) 16:14, 2 July 2014 (UTC)

Draft:Generation R[edit]

Hello Zach,

Thank you for reviewing the Generation R page I made. You noted that 'This submission's references do not adequately evidence the subject's notability'. I was wondering how I can improve the notability. I am trying to create an English Wikipedia page about Generation R, in the same way as the pages about Rotterdam Study and Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children, because they are comparable population based cohort-studies. Could you explain to me why those two pages are correct accorindg the Wikipedia guidelines and why the Generation R page is not? Thank you very much.

Karien Toebes

(Ktoebes (talk) 09:29, 3 July 2014 (UTC))

The Signpost: 02 July 2014[edit]

Guantanamo Circus[edit]

hi! thanks for reviewing the Guantanamo Circus submission. i see that the LA Weekly review is a relatively viable source but you need others. what about this article from Huffington Post which mentions the films? Huffington Post article about the project and film "Guantanamo Circus":

And IMDB does not qualify it as a valid film? thanks so much!

Guantanamo Circus[edit]

hi! thanks for reviewing the Guantanamo Circus submission. i see that the LA Weekly review is a relatively viable source but you need others. what about this article from Huffington Post which mentions the films? Huffington Post article about the project and film "Guantanamo Circus":

And IMDB does not qualify it as a valid film? thanks so much! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:28, 8 July 2014 (UTC)

New Article for Creation: Iris Mobile[edit]

Hi Zach,

This is Sarah Pinho. Your comment says "Please read the comments left by the reviewer on your submission," but I don't know how to view these comments. Please assist! Thanks a lot. Sarah --SarahPinho (talk) 17:05, 9 June 2014 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by SarahPinho (talkcontribs)

Stub up for deletion - WeWorked[edit]

Hi Zach Vega, I created a stub article that I believe you approved about a month ago. I just got notice that it is nominated for deletion. I was just about to try to get more involved with Wikipedia. I was told it was extremely hard to make any kind of edits. Not sure you can do anything about the deletion, but take a look if you have a moment. The article is WeWorked. Navigating Wiki is so hard for newbies :) Any advice would be helpful for my next articles and edits. Thanks! — Preceding unsigned comment added by Yu409 (talkcontribs) 00:39, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

10:00:57, 10 July 2014 review of submission by Xbadxapple[edit]

Hello, Zach. Thanks for taking the time to review the draft on Microweber! I appreciate your criticism.

Thus said, can you give me some more detailed input on how to better the article? I'm looking at different approved entries in the CMS niche like ImpressPages ( and Impress CMS ( From what I see, especially in ImpressPages' case, the structure is almost identical, as are the website sources used (they are niche, technological websites like CMS Critic, CMS Report that have covered Microweber too). I'm a bit confused as to how should I edit the entry.

Thanks for your attention! Alex Xbadxapple (talk) 10:00, 10 July 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 09 July 2014[edit]

There are two proposals at AFC in which you are mentioned[edit]

I invite you to participate in these discussions neither of which are intended to criticise you. I view your input as valuable here. I'm sorry there has been the need to criticise your reviewing at the June 2014 backlog drive and I hope very much you will get some benefit from the various comments about your work. Fiddle Faddle 18:11, 13 July 2014 (UTC)

Feedback on Andrew Maraniss article[edit]

Hi Zach - in June you provided feedback to an article I submitted on an author. Before I further edit the article, I wanted to get your feedback on if the following changes are on the right track or not. I'm not sure how to link to the reviewed page. Are you still able to access it?

Early Life section: Remove sentence to his mother's work (no reference available). Books: Remove the last two sentences on when he began researching the book (no reference available). Sportswriting: Remove much of this as there is no reference.

Thanks for your feedback, Annakate AnnakateT (talk) 14:05, 16 July 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 16 July 2014[edit]

The Signpost: 23 July 2014[edit]

Why is the article being proposed for deletion?[edit]

The reason posted in this Article for deletion is wrong. The player has played in a fully professional league and one of the biggest leagues in the world Saudi Professional League. Please tell me what to do to stop the deletion.

New huggle 3.1 is going to be released soon[edit]

Hi Zach_Vega, we are to release a new major version of huggle, but we did receive almost no feedback from our beta testing team, which you are a part of (see It would be of a great help if you could download it (if you have windows, all you need to do is getting and putting it to a folder where you have installed huggle) and test it. You can always get a help with making it @ #huggle connect!

Major changes:

  • Multisite support - you can now log in to unlimited number of wikis in 1 huggle session and get a huge queue of all edits made to these wikis. This is good for smaller projects which gets overlooked often.
  • Ranged diffs - you can select multiple revisions and get a huge diff that display all changes done to them.
  • Fixes of most of bug reports we had so far

In case you found a bug, please report it to bugzilla: thank you! Petrb (talk) 10:17, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

Why RTX Routetrader has been declined[edit]

Can you extrapolate as to why this was declined and what you need exactly? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Rtxroutetraderltd (talkcontribs) 14:47, 30 July 2014 (UTC)

The Signpost: 30 July 2014[edit]

How to make the home colours and away colours of football clubs in Wikipedia?[edit]

I make and edit Football clubs wikipedia pages in Oman. But can you help me on this topic? How to make the jerseys of the teams? It is mentioned like Home Colours and Away Colours in the Description table. Please help. Thanks...

15:09:45, 7 August 2014 review of submission by Njones safeplug[edit]

I agree that this article has a single reference source, but it is not self-published.

While I am sure you see many self-serving articles published merely to promote a specific company or product, I took great pains to make sure that this article was neutral, using only material from the standard itself and avoiding promoting my company or our products. My sole objective is to provide a reference to the (new) term OPCI and a link to the defining national standard.

CSA (The Canadian Standards Association) is the official electrical safety standards body in Canada - much like Underwriters Laboratories (UL) in the USA and IEC in Europe. The OPCI standard was developed by a CSA committee (yes, including myself as a representative of my company, but also including competitors, independent third parties and employees of CSA) over a period of three years before being subjected to the voting process, approved and being published by CSA.

Since this article serves as a definition of a term from an official published national standard I believe a single reference may be acceptable.

By comparison there are Wikipedia articles which relate to published standards that include no reference at all (not ok), or only reference the standard itself.

[1] [2] [3] [4]

You can see that CSA is referenced on both the UL article and has its own article.

[5] [6]

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Hi, Zach -- thanks for your review of my proposed article on Bruce Mann (I'm slow to get back to this, after an international move). Glad you see he's indeed notable, and I tried to document this better for the resubmit. Even prominent scientists don't usually get newspaper coverage (unless they're in some controversial field like climate change); their prominence and fame shows up when their work is cited in academic or professional forums, or when they get flown around the world as invited speakers, so I added notes citing samples of these and also a prestigious award given to his work by the Australian Ministry of Health. I did add one newspaper article from the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) but the main thing is his professional credentials, so I hope these do the trick. Thanks! Tafkira2 (talk) 01:13, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

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Hi, Zach - been about 4 months now since my last edits, hoping for news on the "Bruce Mann oncologist" submission. Tafkira2 (talk) 19:08, 13 October 2014 (UTC)

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This article has been updated. There is a mix of third-party sources and authored sources by the subject in peer-reviewed journals and published books. Article title should be: James Saunders (composer) (1972- ), British composer

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Hello Zach Vega. This message is part of a mass mailing to people who appear active in reviewing articles for creation submissions. First of all, thank you for taking part in this important work! I'm sorry this message is a form letter – it really was the only way I could think of to covey the issue economically. Of course, this also means that I have not looked to see whether the matter is applicable to you in particular.

The issue is in rather large numbers of copyright violations ("copyvios") making their way through AfC reviews without being detected (even when easy to check, and even when hallmarks of copyvios in the text that should have invited a check, were glaring). A second issue is the correct method of dealing with them when discovered.

If you don't do so already, I'd like to ask for your to help with this problem by taking on the practice of performing a copyvio check as the first step in any AfC review. The most basic method is to simply copy a unique but small portion of text from the draft body and run it through a search engine in quotation marks. Trying this from two different paragraphs is recommended. (If you have any question about whether the text was copied from the draft, rather than the other way around (a "backwards copyvio"), the Wayback Machine is very useful for sussing that out.)

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Hey Zach,

I am having trouble with an editor. The wiki page is Hexagonal Water. The editor mcsly continues to edit, possibly automatically, this page with slanderous and misinformed information seemingly for his own sake. It does not give a valid representation as to the state of the current Science regarding this topic. It is merely discrediting, and most of his references are bogus.

For those who wish for an actual description of what Hexagonal Water is this is not helpful, useful or accurate.

I am currently seeking funding for a business that will make Hexagonal Structured Water and this wiki is one of the first things that potential funders will see. When most see "Marketing Scam" as in mcsly's definition they are surely put off.

There are now about 20 books and hundreds of papers by established (30+ years H20 molecular specialization) scientific researchers that shows the validity of molecular structuring effects in water as well as the numerous benefits on human and plant physiology. I have two pages of references that I would be happy to send you so you can see that this is a legitimate science. You can find some on Amazon books.

I am not sure as to your policy regarding those who monopolize post topics by continuing to reestablish their edits, and for those who misuse this informative environment for their own opinions but I need some help in stopping it. I have far more to contribute on this topic and would be happy to do so if it wasn't going to be repeatedly overwritten by this user.

Thank you for fixing this problem or directing me to someone who can.


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