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December 15[edit]

04:44:06, 15 December 2014 review of submission by Thilinaticbt[edit]

Hi! My submission has been accepted and now I'm looking for improving my wiki page. My first Question is, How to upload the images to my page? My 2nd Question is, How to make my page appear on Google Results?

Please help me out on the above question clearly.

Thilinaticbt (talk) 04:44, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done

Hello Thilinaticbt, this page is only for questions about Drafts, and your article is already published at International College of Business and Technology. For info on how to upload images, see WP:Images. For general questions on better articles, visit the mentors at WP:Teahouse. Congratulations on your article! MatthewVanitas (talk) 16:13, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

09:16:58, 15 December 2014 review of submission by Dr.Mubashara Khan[edit]

Please do help edit our article we have submitted.

Dr.Mubashara Khan (talk) 09:16, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Your draft is completely inappropriate for Wikipedia; it is very clearly a resume and/or advertisement for your services, absolutely unpublishable in its current state, and would have to be completely rewritten to even be considered. If you are writing about yourself, see WP:Autobiography for an explanation as to why it is a very bad idea to write about oneself. MatthewVanitas (talk) 16:15, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
Agreed. Tagged for speedy deletion. Bellerophon talk to me 17:52, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

10:29:46, 15 December 2014 review of submission by Wiki.017[edit]

I have made all kinds of improvements to this article, please if somebody could give me a glipse of light and review this article, I'd really appreciate it. I have literally made every edit I think to it - and it's looking much better: Wiki.017 (talk) 10:29, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Reviewed, see comments therein. Bellerophon talk to me 18:04, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

19:47:13, 15 December 2014 review of submission by Invoice2go[edit]

Hi there, I was wondering if it's possible to know the place in line of my article draft (Invoice2go) and if so, an estimation of when it might be reviewed. I'm worried that because I submitted it so long ago and haven't heard back that I did something wrong in the submission and it hasn't actually been put in the queue. Did I properly submit? Thank you!

Invoice2go (talk) 19:47, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

@Invoice2go: Articles don't have a specific place in line. They are reviewed in a somewhat random order, but most are reviewed within 4-6 weeks. It looks like your draft was submitted a month ago, so it will probably be reviewed in the next few weeks.
On an unrelated note, please see the message I left on your talk page regarding your username. --Ahecht (TALK
) 22:41, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

19:56:34, 15 December 2014 review of submission by Nikocharliesforeigncar[edit]

DONATE THIS CONTENT - we own the content. I Don't know how to donate it Nikocharliesforeigncar (talk) 19:56, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Hello Nikocharliesforeigncar, while donating the material (see WP:OTRS for how to do so) would clear up the copyright issue, it would not result in this draft getting published. The problem is this is a very detailed article for a very small (though recognized as important and flawed) Porsche component. While it may be worth a sentence or so in the main article for this specific Porsche model, it really doesn't merit an article of its own. Wikipedia is not a "How To" site, we don't cover consumer alerts, suggested fixes, things like that. Your article might be great material for any of the several big How To sites, but it is not an encyclopedia topic. Additionally, to be frank, it also comes across as an advertisement for companies that produce the solution to this flawed bearing. So your effort is appreciated, but this topic is too small, the writing too "how to", and the angle to advertising-related to be an encyclopedia article, but this content might be very useful as some other websites you may want to try. MatthewVanitas (talk) 20:47, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Request on 21:15:07, 15 December 2014 for assistance on AfC submission by Ggvanwagner[edit]

Hi, I requested that a page be created for Van Wagner Airship Group LLC, owner and operator of the majority of advertising blimps in the world. There is a page currently for American Blimp Corporation that is a bit dated. Van Wagner Airship Group purchased American Blimp Corporation and therefore should be the namesake of that page. I have provided numerous credible references about the acquisition. Please let me know why this page was not approved. Thanks, Grace Ggvanwagner (talk) 21:15, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

@Ggvanwagner: Hi. You have a basic misunderstanding of what Wikipedia is. This is an encyclopedia. Because Van Wagner isn't itself notable your draft was declined. That one of your business units is notable makes no difference. Chris Troutman (talk) 02:15, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

Two drafts about the same topic - what to do?[edit]

Dear reviewers: I was fixing up an old draft, Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Alexandre Plokhov, but when I was ready to submit it I realized that there is already another submission, Draft:Alexandre Plokhov, in the queue. I think the older one is more neutral, but the new one has more extensive information. What should be the protocol here? I could just submit immediately accept the older draft, but it seems kind of mean. I could just wait for the new one to be declined, and then submit the old one. I'm not sure merging the two would be an improvement. Any opinions? —Anne Delong (talk) 21:39, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Having to choose between the two, I'd choose the more neutral version over the more detailed version. We have an NPOV policy, but we don't have a "gotta say it all" policy. Accept the former and decline the latter would be my advice. Bellerophon talk to me 23:27, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

Well, I've done that, and suggested that the editor add to the new mainspace article. I fell a little guilty about it, though. Thanks. —Anne Delong (talk) 05:01, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

21:39:39, 15 December 2014 review of submission by Spanoplos[edit]

Two questions

1. I inadvertently submitted the same page for review twice -- will you disregard one of them or is there a way I can/should delete?

2. I created it in my sandbox but how do I get the title "Database load balancing" to appear as an article/page on Wikipedia. It prompted me to move it to a new area when I was finished creating it but none of it was intuitive.

Thanks and apologies I am such a Wiki Neophyte.

Spanoplos (talk) 21:39, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

@Spanoplos: Submitting your article for review twice doesn't actually create two copies, it just puts two "Review Waiting" boxes on the page. This is very common, and is fixed during the normal article review and cleanup process. Your submission has already been moved to Draft:Database load balancing (computing) and the extra "Review Waiting" box removed. --Ahecht (TALK
) 22:38, 15 December 2014 (UTC)
Hello, Spanoplos. I moved the article into the Draft space, but then was called away from my computer before I could reply here. (Thanks, Ahecht, for doing it for me!). Don't apologize for being a neophyte - that's how we all started. I hope that you will enjoy your editing experience. This help desk is for asking questions about Articles for Creation, no matter how basic, and there is also another more general help forum called the Teahouse aimed at beginning editors.—Anne Delong (talk) 23:12, 15 December 2014 (UTC)

December 16[edit]

02:40:27, 16 December 2014 review of draft by Strnbrg59[edit]

Hi, I'm almost ready to submit, I just have a few questions first.

1. I'm not clear on how to do footnotes. As you can see, I have a bibliography and my footnotes just say <ref>1</ref>, <ref>2</ref> etc, where the number refers to the order of items in my bibliography.

2. I'm also not clear on how to mention, *in the body* of my article, the titles of Tsanin's books. As you can see, I mention them first in their original language (Yiddish, in its own alphabet), and I follow that by a Romanization of the Yiddish title, and finally my own rendition of that title into English.

3. Articles about Mordechai Tsanin already exist in the Hebrew and Yiddish Wikipediae. I'd like to link to them but I'm not clear on how to do that. (My article is not, however, a translation of either of those. Doing a translation was my original goal, but a helpful Wikipedia editor (Chris Troutman) pointed out that those articles lack footnotes. They do, however, have bibliographies, and so I read some of those sources, and based my article on them. Unfortunately, that meant I had to omit numerous interesting, but undocumented details (not least -- the exact date of Tsanin's birth!))

Strnbrg59 (talk) 02:40, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

1: You don't need to put the number in between the <ref></ref> tags, you put the content of the reference, and the website will automatically number it for you. For example:
When the family relocated to Warsaw, he embarked on secular studies, at a Polish [[Gymnasium_(school)|gymnasium]].<ref name=flame>Rakhel Rozhansky, "Keeper of the flame" (in Hebrew), [[Haaretz]] Daily, 13 February 2009.</ref>
When you preview or save the article the tags will automatically show up as a numbered superscript and the reference will show up in the references section. Since I put name=flame in the reference tag, if I want to use that reference again, all I do is type <ref name=flame />. For example:
From there he turned back west, aiming at  [[Mandatory_Palestine|British Mandatory Palestine]], which he reached in 1941 via India and finally Egypt.<ref name=flame />
If you do this, you don't need a separate bibliography section.
2: There are special templates for using transliterations and translations. Transliterations are typically in italics, which you indicate with two single apostrophies before and after the text. You would write the the transliteration using the ''{{transl|yi}}'' and the original Yiddish using hebrew script using the {{lang-yi}} template. For example:
''{{transl|yi|"Oifang"}}'' ({{lang-yi|אויפאנג}}, {{lang-en|"Dawn"}})
would show up as "Oifang" (Yiddish: אויפאנג, English: "Dawn")
3: On the left-hand of the page near the bottom of the menu is a section called "Languages". Click on "Add links" to add links to articles in other languages.
I'll go ahead and implement some of these changes in your draft as an example. --Ahecht (TALK
) 05:04, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

10:11:53, 16 December 2014 review of submission by Quincy908[edit]

I am making of assistant due to rejection of my Articals.--Quincy908 (talk) 10:11, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

Quincy908 (talk) 10:11, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

Quincy908, your draft will not be accepted until you prove that this figure meets WP:Notability. Please read the Notability policy, and note the kind of sourcing you must include for this to be published. Only if/when you add sourcing should you click "Resubmit" to put your draft up for next review. MatthewVanitas (talk) 14:21, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

Request on 12:51:01, 16 December 2014 for assistance on AfC submission by Me.ujjwal[edit]

I had written an article following all the boundaries of wikipedia. I have written about a well known personality which information was not available but you rejected. Please think about your decision once Its ridiculous to delete important article like this

Me.ujjwal (talk) 12:51, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

Hello Me.ujjwal, I can assure you that you did not at all "follow all the boundaries" in the slightest. Articles about musicians absolutely must follow the guidelines given at WP:Notability (music). You clearly have not read those guidelines, since you provided no sourcing whatsoever, so please do not accuse others of being "ridiculous" since we are carefully reviewing your draft per the guidelines.
If you want to publish an article on a musician, read that policy I linked above. Note that "Sourcing" does not mean Facebook, the artist's own page, Soundcloud, Discogs, etc. You must apply sourcing from serious newspapers, entertainment industry magazines, etc. which WP:Verify the facts you state about Raaftaar's career and accomplishments. Please review the Notability guideline, add sources, and click Resubmit. MatthewVanitas (talk) 14:27, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

16:51:46, 16 December 2014 review of submission by Fuoco9[edit]

i want to save the work that was done to compose this page. i have a group of people who would like to do further work on the page and publish it.

Fuoco9 (talk) 16:51, 16 December 2014 (UTC)

i had started to write a very complete page on my history as an artist. one of your editors deleted the page. i now understand that one can not post a page about themselves. however , there was much work and history done on this page about me. i would like to retrieve the page, because i have someone who would like to edit and post this page. is there some way i can retrieve this deleted page??? i am robert fuoco (rob camp fuoco) artist, designer of historic gardens , and director of sharing nature non profit for kids. thanks very much.

@Fuoco9: You can request that the page be emailed to you at WP:REFUND. Please don't post your email address to talk pages — it invites spam. Your email address information is in your Wikipedia account, and other Wikipedia users can email you from Special:EmailUser/Fuoco9 without having to know your email address. --Ahecht (TALK
) 19:01, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
@Fuoco9: I took a look at the text of the deleted page. It has a lot of promotional language, and it also includes ideas and opinions, whereas an encyclopedia article should be just plain facts, backed up with references to published sources such as reviews, news reports and magazine articles written by people aren't connected with you. It also has links to external web sites in the middle of the text. If the article is written by your "people", it may be just as difficult for them to remain neutral as it would be for you. You don't say where the text will be published once these people have worked on it, but if it's Wikipedia you had in mind it will have to be substantially different. —Anne Delong (talk) 00:00, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

December 17[edit]

04:26:17, 17 December 2014 review of draft by Strnbrg59[edit]

I want to post a question on the talk page of the Hebrew version of the Mordechai Tsanin article (requesting pointers to verifiable documentation, that I might use in my English version). How do I identify myself there? If I type Strnbrg59 (talk) which would work fine in an English article, instead those become links to nonexistent pages of the Hebrew Wikipedia!

According to, all should be fine; it tells me "Login unification complete! You can now log in to any wiki site of the Wikimedia Foundation without creating a new account." Well, yes, I can indeed log in to Hebrew Wikipedia as "Strnbrg59". But the links to my user and talk pages still don't work.

Strnbrg59 (talk) 04:26, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

@Strnbrg59: This is a question for the help desk, not this AfC help desk. However, I'll answer it. Your global account allows you to edit in all the different sister projects under your account. Of course, your user page doesn't exist yet because you haven't created it and no one's welcomed you on he-wiki because you haven't edited there. Go to the he-wiki article's talk page, post your question signing with four tildes like you do here, and then await a response. Create your he-wiki userpage however you like; you can do the same thing there you did for your userpage here. You don't have to have a userpage to edit Wikipedia. Chris Troutman (talk) 19:08, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

09:15:05, 17 December 2014 review of submission by Aymaneltoukhy[edit]

I would like to know what are the defects within my page in order to post it online. Aymaneltoukhy (talk) 09:15, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

@Aymaneltoukhy: Your submission already exists on Wikipedia as Ramesses II. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 12:32, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

09:48:35, 17 December 2014 review of submission by Geven46[edit]

I would like to know please which copyrighted material I inadvertently used. I am totally new at this and hence I will most definitely delete the copyrighted infringement part. I have been completely new at this. I would be most grateful for an answer and guidance so I would delete the copyrighted material. I had no intention to infringe any copyrighted material. I will most definitely delete the copyrighted infringed portion and resubmit the article. Geven46 (talk) 09:48, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

@Geven46: Wikipedia's copyright is unusual and frequently misunderstood by newcomers. Simply put, you cannot copy text from other websites unless they are explicitly marked as public domain, or have a compatible licence such as CC BY-SA 3.0. What that means in simple terms is it must be permissible to change the work, and sell that changed work to others. Since this is generally not what most website authors want, it's assumed to be a copyright violation unless explicitly licenced to our terms. The simplest thing to do, generally, is to rewrite the text in your own words. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 12:31, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

Thank you Ritchie333 for your response which I find very useful. Where would I find my article to rewrite the same? Can I place the copied text in inverted colons and follow this with a reference? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Geven46 (talkcontribs) 22:52, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

@Geven46: If you can convince the administrator who deleted your draft (Joe Decker (talk · contribs)) that you wrote the text and that the copyvio was a good faith mistake, they may be amenable to emailing you the text, provided you go into "Preferences" and ensure the option "Enable email from other users" is checked. You can place a small amount of the text as a specific quotation, but in general I find this is only useful in very limited circumstances, usually when you want to make it very clear you are writing about an opinion, not fact. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 09:29, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

@Ritchie333 thank you again. I will try convince Joe Decker the copyvio was a good faith mistake, to be honest I sincerely thought quoting from a copyright is no infringement. thank you again.

11:34:48, 17 December 2014 review of submission by Castibet[edit]

I want to know the reason the article was declined please and what I should do to make it eligible for a re-reviewCastibet (talk) 11:34, 17 December 2014 (UTC) Castibet (talk) 11:34, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

@Castibet: Your submission was declined due to a lack of reliable sources, as documented at the top of your submission. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 12:28, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

17:39:49, 17 December 2014 review of submission by Calebaencole[edit]

If an entry had been accepted as far as notability but declined for language, then revised a lot to address language (formality and promotional language) and resubmitted only to be rejected for notability, what should I do? In this case someone else tried to submit an article that was declined (accepted as far as notability after a revision but rejected for language after that) and I completely reworked the article and submitted it separately under my login but was rejected for notability. Does the fact that it was accepted previously for notability mean anything or was that a mistake/not relevant here? I'm happy to add further citations if that's the issue. Just wondering if there's anything else I'm not understanding. Thanks for any insight.Calebaencole (talk) 17:39, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

Calebaencole (talk) 17:39, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

@Calebaencole: Who said it's been "accepted for notability"? When, where, by whom? I agree with Chris troutman that there is only a single good quality reference that can be taken into account for a notability assessment; one is insufficient. Similarly, there is no verifiable claim in the article that makes Simon stand as as a notable individual. Bellerophon talk to me 18:51, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

17:56:24, 17 December 2014 review of submission by Template:Haleema Tanveer[edit]

As i am not receiving any reply and i want to know the problem so i am using this.

Haleema tanveer (talk) 17:56, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

@Haleema tanveer: The problem is that the Articles for Creation process is heavily backlogged so there may be a considerable wait for drafts to be reviewed. Additionally, you have created a stub-article about a small village in the Punjab that contains a lot of unencyclopedic and unverified information. Typically, articles about small villages with little verifiable information about them are simply redirected to the article covering the nearest town. Bellerophon talk to me 18:58, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

20:36:18, 17 December 2014 review of draft by Penthrift[edit]

I think the article is ready for submission. There I two pictures that I think might be worthwhile adding: Official Macalester portrait, undated - via email I could confirm Macalester's consent to use it. Personal photo of Yahya & wife Ruth in Iran in 1941 owned by my family, given to us by them. questions: should either or both be included? If yes, technically I haven't figured out how to do it.

Any other article comments, or I should just submit it?

thank you Penthrift (talk) 20:36, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

21:08:00, 17 December 2014 review of draft by Strnbrg59[edit]

I can't seem to get the man's picture to show up. I've included a reference to it in the "Infobox", but what shows up is the picture's URL, rather than the picture itself.

Apart from that, does this draft look like it's ready to be submitted for inclusion in Wikipedia?

Strnbrg59 (talk) 21:08, 17 December 2014 (UTC)

@Strnbrg59: Fixed The : before the file name forces Wikipedia to display a link instead of the image. I removed it for you. --Ahecht (TALK
) 21:14, 17 December 2014 (UTC)
@Ahecht: Thanks again. So, would you say the article is ready for submission?

December 18[edit]

03:23:35, 18 December 2014 review of submission by[edit] (talk) 03:23, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

I was going through the news paper today, and i saw some line regarding the LUSAKA AGREEMENT 1970, tried to serch it but couldnt find it...could you guys help me by creating an article on it ?

@ Requests like this would go at Wikipedia:Requested_articles. --Ahecht (TALK
) 15:27, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

08:27:48, 18 December 2014 review of submission by Sirerick5255[edit]

Sirerick5255 (talk) 08:27, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

@Sirerick5255: Your submission was blank. What exactly did you want us to do with it? --Ahecht (TALK
) 15:29, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

11:54:56, 18 December 2014 review of submission by Sciambro[edit]

Hello I submitted an article for review on Oct 29th. It's my first one. It hasn't been reviewed yet. Are things still backed up or did I do something incorrectly?

Sciambro (talk) 11:54, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

@Sciambro: Accepted, with some cleanup work carried out by me. Bellerophon talk to me 13:43, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

Request on 12:30:36, 18 December 2014 for assistance on AfC submission by Deallegretti[edit]

Draft:Damian Allegretti

Hi My name is Damian Allegretti.... I made an article about me. I'm a drummer and composer. I tried to copy other articles as much as possible to be accord to you, and have the article written the way you want.. I don't understand why you consider it as an advertisement.... It's about an artist, and it was written from a neutral point of view... It has a lot of external links in page of South America, Europe and U.S... I'd like to have an answer or a recheck if it's possible...

thanks for your time

d Deallegretti (talk) 12:30, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

@Deallegretti: Having self-released only a single 'work' you fall very short of the notability requirements for musicians and ensembles. Wikipedia is not a profile site and there is little tolerance for autobiographies. Bellerophon talk to me 13:54, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

15:00:54, 18 December 2014 review of submission by Jmacka27[edit]

Jmacka27 (talk) 15:00, 18 December 2014 (UTC)


The following page, "Claire Mackay", was deleted because of an unambiguous copyright issue. I sent a request to the person that deleted it for an explanation but I haven't received a reply.


Jmacka27 (talk) 15:00, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

@Jmacka27: Wikipedia generally does not allow text in articles to be copied and pasted from any other website, including sites that you have created yourself. Text found on other websites is always assumed to be copyrighted unless specified otherwards. Please see WP:COPYRIGHT for more information. For more information on the limited cases in which text from other sites is allowed, see WP:Donating copyrighted materials. Note that even if there aren't copyright issues, most text copied from other sites is not written in the correct tone for Wikipedia, is often promotional, is unsourced, and would generally not be approved as an article. --Ahecht (TALK
) 15:23, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

16:07:06, 18 December 2014 review of submission by Bartonshaw[edit]

Dear Wikipedia. I am wanting to create an article for my company but I just received an E-mail notification saying it was declined. Can you please assist me with this? Regards Anthony Bartonshaw (talk) 16:07, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

Bartonshaw, the large pink box at the top of your draft explains precisely why it was declined. Please read that box, and the links it suggests that tell you our guidelines, and post back here if you have any followup questions. MatthewVanitas (talk) 00:33, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

Request on 16:08:19, 18 December 2014 for assistance on AfC submission by Rakib120[edit]

  request for review by Rakib120SHAHIN 16:08, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

SHAHIN 16:08, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

User:Rakib120, you submitted a blank article, there's nothing to review. Please see WP:Your first article for how to start out. Did you perhaps write some content and neglect to hit the "Save/Submit" button? MatthewVanitas (talk) 00:37, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

20:53:43, 18 December 2014 review of submission by Rbebee[edit]

Yes check.svg Done

At bottom of edit page I get message "Warning: This page should probably be moved, but a page already exists at Draft:Sandbox. Rbebee (talk) 20:53, 18 December 2014 (UTC)

What next, I'm trying to edit article?

Hello Rbebee, fixed it for you, but you really need to read our policy WP:Notability, as your draft does not provide any of the required sourcing to show that this is a topic other people have formally researched. MatthewVanitas (talk) 00:35, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

December 19[edit]

02:25:33, 19 December 2014 request for review by Amandalynnhernandez[edit]

I have tried submitting this page numerous times and it has proven quite challenging. As I am new to wikipedia submissions I am curious as to whether you might be able to provide me any help. I would be immensely grateful as I am trying to get tis page up and running by the New Year.

Amandalynnhernandez (talk) 02:25, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

@Amandalynnhernandez: I have submitted the page on your behalf, but the Articles for Creation process is severely backlogged and reviews can take 4-6 weeks. It is unlikely to be up by the New Year. --Ahecht (TALK
) 17:02, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

04:20:10, 19 December 2014 review of submission by Lucifer.Evan[edit]

I want to know how I can make this article better and my professional? Where I get my resources and references?

Lucifer.Evan (talk) 04:20, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

@Lucifer.Evan: - I have nominated your draft for deletion. As a parent myself, I can say with some conviction that in ten years time you will not be happy about your self-appraised reputation as a graffiti artist to be picked up by search engines. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 11:35, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
Indeffed as a sock. Meters (talk) 21:26, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

06:41:08, 19 December 2014 review of submission by Ireneirene2006[edit]

Yes check.svg Done I uploaded the logo of the The Breteau Foundation several days ago, but now it was deleted and I cannot upload anymore. Could you tell me how to fix that?


Ireneirene2006 (talk) 06:41, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

Ireneirene2006, logos cannot be added until a draft has officially published, for copyright reasons. See WP:Logo for more info. MatthewVanitas (talk) 20:25, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

11:03:39, 19 December 2014 review of submission by Ppmzwetsloot[edit]

Dear sir/madam,

I submitted an article (December 2nd), but accidentally changed something (December 9th). Is the article still on its way for approval? I can imagine that this process takes a lot of time, hope it's there before 2015!

Kind regards, Peter-Paul Ppmzwetsloot (talk) 11:03, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

@Ppmzwetsloot: Your article is still queued. As Prof. Chamuleau is an associate professor at UMC Utrecht and is verified to have published over 75 peer-review papers, he meets our notability guidelines for academics. The article is now in mainspace at Steven Chamuleau. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 11:25, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

12:32:34, 19 December 2014 review of submission by Tts22[edit]

Hi, I submitted an article for review on Nov 19th. It's my first one. It hasn't been reviewed yet. Are things still backed up or did I do something incorrectly? I can imagine that it takes lot of time because of severe backlogs, hope it's there before 2015! Also can we check our article in terms of where it is stacked up for review (in terms of numbers).Can we track that?

Best Regards

Tts22 (talk) 12:32, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

@Ts22: Your article is still queued for submission and has not been reviewed. In its current state, I would be unlikely to accept it, because it only cites two press releases, which are not acceptable as reliable and independent sources that you need to show encyclopedic importance. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 12:50, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

12:49:13, 19 December 2014 review of submission by Jack van Ommen[edit]

Embedded images are easy when you know how!

I have not been able to figure out how to insert my pictures into the page from the commons. I have a problem with the location, sizing, and getting the caption to come with it. I have tried the embedding and the gallery but the only way I get the picture in is pasting the code and then it ends up in the right edge smack on my text. I have searched every available tutorial but it only tells me how to upload my pictures into the commons but not how to get them from there on to the page.Probably somewhere I have skipped a step some place. Jack van Ommen (talk) 12:49, 19 December 2014 (UTC) Jack van Ommen (talk) 12:49, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

@Jack van Ommen: The picture you have added is in the correct syntax, you just need to put it in the appropriate place in the article. If you want it to appear at the top (which is consistent with most articles), simply put the image code at the top of the article. Edit this reply to see an example of a thumbnail image embedded in a page. Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 12:53, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

18:06:42, 19 December 2014 review of submission by Pedrolixa[edit]

i wonder if my text is well submited? Pedrolixa (talk) 18:06, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

@Pedrolixa: Nope. It's taken directly from the app store. We're not here to advertise. Chris Troutman (talk) 18:12, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

22:00:12, 19 December 2014 review of submission by Cauleycw[edit]

I have worked with several wiki users to make considerable changes to my initial draft. I am on an end of year timeline to get this draft approved and would sincerely appreciate a re-review in order to get the current draft approved. Cauleycw (talk) 22:00, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

@Cauleycw: Symbol declined.svg Declined I left comments on the draft so you should read those. Be advised that there is no deadline and nobody here cares. Making an appeal to us based on your hurry is not the way to go. Chris Troutman (talk) 22:10, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
I certainly apologize for coming off as intrusive or demanding. I understand this is a volunteer community and certainly appreciate the hard work and dedication of its volunteers. This is the first article of this nature I have written and am open to feedback and certainly hope to take steps towards getting approval for the article.Cauleycw (talk) 22:14, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
No offense taken. We see this sort of approach often at this help desk. I'd recommend you start with independent reliable sources and write based on those alone. If you can't write an article based on those then you're out of luck. Other sources can be used to flesh out the draft but you have to have your eye on notability. You might also consider trying the reward board to solicit help. If you know people in media, get them to write an article (but not an interview) about the subject. Chris Troutman (talk) 22:58, 19 December 2014 (UTC)

December 20[edit]

03:23:43, 20 December 2014 review of submission by Tabangado[edit]

Yes check.svg Done

I started this draft on 12/2/14, but didn't submit until 12/19/14. In the interim, another user submitted a brief article on the same topic. Should I combine them, and how do I coordinate with the author of the other page? Use of talk pages is confusing to this novice... Many thanks for the help. Tabangado (talk) 03:23, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Tabangado, go ahead and incorporate your content into the existing article the other person published. You don't necessarily need to coordinate with them directly, so long as what you're adding is non-controversial. Just make sure that anything you add is clearly WP:Cited to a specific source, not just things you happen to know. A fact is only as good as its sourcing. MatthewVanitas (talk) 20:08, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

05:53:00, 20 December 2014 review of submission by Autogenictrainer[edit]

Hi, just need confirmation that I understand the procedure correctly for gaining permission to have an article that has already been published by an author published again but on Wikipedia. Does the original author write these words under their original article that is on their website> "The text of this website [or page, if you are specifically releasing one section] is available for modification and reuse under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Sharealike 3.0 Unported License and the GNU Free Documentation License (unversioned, with no invariant sections, front-cover texts, or back-cover texts)." If yes, lnce these words appear under their web article, can I submit the same article to you for publication? A quick response would be appreciated. Kind Regards AutogenicTrainer

Autogenictrainer (talk) 05:53, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Hello, Autogenictrainer. I presume that you are referring to the text that was in Draft:Wolfgang Luthe, which was deleted as a copyright violation. Here's the relevant process: Wikipedia:Donating copyrighted materials. It's not specifically the author of the text, but the holder of the copyright that needs to agree to have this on the web page. If it's a personal web page and you wrote the text yourself, for your own purposes, then it would be you who agrees to license the text for any use (even commercial use, remember!) However, if the text was made for an organization or for another person, or was published already somewhere such as in a book or journal or a web site that the author doesn't own, the author may not be the copyright holder, and getting permission may be complicated. Adding the text to the website is only legal if its done by the copyright holder or his/her agent.
Also, even if the text is made legally available, it may not be suitable for Wikipedia. If it's written in a promotional way (like a tribute, for example), it will not be accepted. Any claims to the person's importance will need to be backed up by references to independent, published sources. And even then, some of Wikipedia's many editors will probably start rewording, adding and rearranging the text. In most cases, it's more efficient to write some new text, with just plain, neutral facts backed up by inline citations to third party sources.
I hope this information is helpful. If not, please fell free to inquire further. —Anne Delong (talk) 17:50, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

21:13:48, 20 December2014 request for review by Review of Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Rita Moussa[edit]

December 21[edit]

07:11:01, 21 December 2014 review of submission by Stogiec[edit]

Due to current legislation and news coverage of court cases the subject organization of this draft is getting a good bit of press lately but the draft has not yet been reviewed. Is something deficient? Stogiec (talk) 07:11, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

@Stogiec:, the main thing is we have a huge backlog right now. If you want to find an interested party who can maybe help you move it along faster, I'd enquire at Wikipedia talk:WikiProject Firearms for assistance, since that's where the experts on this topic hang out.
Regarding the publishability of your draft: your topic overall does appear to meet our requirement WP:Notability, in that this organization has been extensively written about. So that's one hurdle down. But you have some issues that I think will make a reviewer reluctant to approve the article as it currently stands>
  • Absolute biggest issue, it strongly reads like an "About Us!" page rather than an objective article. Wikipedia is not LinkedIn or Facebook where organizations get a "we" voice. An article about FC should be written so that the organization's biggest supporters and worst enemies would both agree on everything in it and how it's phrased.
  • You must avoid taking a side in Wikipedia's voice. FC believes they're advancing the fundamental civil right of all Floridians, but Wikipedia has no stance on whether they're advancing it or no, and whether it's a civil right or no. You need to either directly quote (in very brief) their mission statement, in quotation marks and attributed to the group, or else you need to phrase it in the most neutral way possible, such as "advocates for reduced restrictions on firearm possession and carry". Again, you want phrasing that the biggest pros and biggest antis in the gun debate would mutually call "neutral".
  • A lot of folks try the "In the media" section idea, but generally it's not helpful since it becomes just a huge list of small mentions, lacking real context. Instead what you want to do is read the articles that mention FC, then extract key facts about the group, and weave those facts (each one properly footnoted to its source) into a cohesive paragraph or two explaining the group's activities (your sections on their specific legal actions is decent), reactions to them by other organizations, praise and criticism, etc.
  • The article National Rifle Association is rated just a B on the quality scale, but it's not terrible overall, so should be a halfway decent example to try to follow.
MatthewVanitas (talk) 02:32, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

Request on 12:15:36, 21 December 2014 for assistance on AfC submission by Donnaze[edit]

I would really like to post the definition of a customs broker and clerk as it relates to Trinidad and Tobago. Please help me to do this and make it original and acceptable on Wikipedia

Donnaze (talk) 12:15, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

What question would you like answered? Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 13:25, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
@Donnaze: Thank you for your submission, but there is already an article on Wikipedia about Customs broking. Instead of starting a new article, you can improve the existing one at Customs broking instead by adding information about Trinidad and Tobago (if you can provide a reliable source for that information). --Ahecht (TALK
) 19:12, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

13:00:45, 21 December 2014 review of submission by Juangreed[edit]

Juangreed 13:00, 21 December 2014 (UTC) for where about/? timely for worked dont have enough time. mean tamad knot industrious. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Juangreed (talkcontribs) 13:00, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

@Juangreed: You do not appear to have a sufficient grasp of English to work in this project. Perhaps you would be better off using a Wikipedia in your native language? Ritchie333 (talk) (cont) 13:24, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

13:28:20, 21 December 2014 review of submission by Orly Art[edit]

Orly Art (talk) 13:28, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

My submission has been rejected, how can I have access to my article to make the changes ? Orly Art (talk) 13:28, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

Hello Orly Art, are you asking how to edit your article? Just hit the "Edit" button, make your changes, and when you're ready for next review click the "Resubmit" button on your Decline notice on the draft page. Note, I strongly suggest you read the link WP:Notability (artists) provided to you in that pink notice at the top, as reading it will show you exactly what you need to change in your draft. MatthewVanitas (talk) 02:19, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

16:01:28, 21 December 2014 review of submission by[edit] (talk) 16:01, 21 December 2014 (UTC) Dear Sir or Madam,

Yes, I am deeply disappointed with the communication that my article was not accepted. As you can see for yourself, it is personal recount of my own academic and professional credentials stated in a conservative manner in spite of my large contributions to my profession and the engineering and management fraternity. I request you to kindly view my professional profile at LinkedIn profile at the link:

Many friends and members of my extended family have been asking me over the past few years to post my profile in public domain primarily to motivate underprivileged persons and persons coming from rural background in developing societies.

I assure you that I fully vouch for whatever has been mentioned my article for inclusion in Wikipedia and I shall take full responsibility as I have never claimed credit for anything from any other person or organization.

I request you to please help me and advise me with specifics so I can comply with for early publication of my article at Wikipedia.

Thanks and regards, Prof. R. Murugesan, PhD

@Drmurugesanr: You make me grin. Wikipedia's guidelines are readily available to any literate person. If you can't read then you're not in our area of concern. I can't emphasize enough that we don't care. Chris Troutman (talk) 19:51, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
"Many friends and members of my extended family have been asking me over the past few years to post my profile in public domain..." oh look, here it is! Problem solved. Bye. Bellerophon talk to me 15:57, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

19:37:02, 21 December 2014 review of submission by Drnick2[edit]

Hi I had a article deleted titled "Float Tube Fishing" due to using copyright information, can you please help me with this so I can remove any copyright material, I cannot find the article. thanks. Drnick2 (talk) 19:37, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

@Drnick2: See WP:REFUND. Chris Troutman (talk) 19:46, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
Hello @Drnick2:, I think the main issue you're going to have is why "Float tube fishing" needs to be a separate article from float tube, given that the latter is specifically about the use of said craft in fishing. MatthewVanitas (talk) 02:20, 22 December 2014 (UTC)
@Drnick2: Symbol declined.svg Declined You would do well to calm down and consider how you will meet Wikipedia's requirements rather than charge ahead by spewing text onto the page in the hopes something will stick.
Your draft lacks the independent and reliable sources necessary to make the subject appear notable. People fish while floating on an inflatable tube; so what? Why would this be the subject on an encyclopedic article? Don't look at this as a way you can write stuff on a webpage. Ask why would Wikipedia want to include an article about this subject. Chris Troutman (talk) 03:10, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

15:05:06, 22 December 2014 review of submission by Daytodayebay[edit]

Wondering if you have noticed added reference to my article.

Thanks Prabhat

Daytodayebay (talk) 15:05, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

Neither of those sources meet the standard of being significant coverage in reliable sources that are independent of the subject of the article. One is a directory listing (not significant coverage) and the other is a blog post by someone appearing at the event (not independent). --Ahecht (TALK
) 15:29, 22 December 2014 (UTC)