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Disclosure: I work for Acoustiblok Inc.

This article was created in response to our discovery of the Quietrock article, which describes a product that directly competes with Acoustiblok in the market. If the Acoustiblok article meets criteria for deletion from Wikipedia, the Quietrock article should also meet criteria for deletion.

In writing the article, I did my best to maintain NPOV, to cite claims with direct links to 3rd party sources, and provide information of general interest regarding the sound abatement technology in question. I believe I did at least as good a job as the Quietrock folks. All we really want is to increase access to information about sound abatement technologies, and a level playing field.

From the Wikipedia criteria for speedy deletion: "Advertisements or spam: These may be subject to deletion, but not speedy deletion. There is often a chance to replace them with an NPOV version instead." [1]

Quiet Please 16:42, 10 July 2006 (UTC)

Well, to be fair, I'm going to put a Proposed Deletion tag on the other one too. Both of these articles are unsourced. See Wikipedia:Reliable sources. --Xyzzyplugh 22:38, 10 July 2006 (UTC)
Clearly, this is going to be a tad bit more complicated than I expected, but I am confident that we can arrive at an article that meets Wikipedia citation criteria.
I believe that the Underwriters Laboratories, Riverbank Acoustical Laboratories, and Institute for Research in Construction citations are unassailable; all are subject to quality assurance processes for laboratory work, enforced by international standards bodies. Test reports from these organizations, which can be verified with the issuing parties by their report numbers, are linked for direct download.
Most statements about architectural acoustics can be sourced to a book already cited, Architectural Acoustics by M. David Egan, a very highly regarded textbook often used as a field manual by acousticians. Other citations can be found as needed; I am very confident that the article is defensible.
Before we are done, I will know how to write a very solid article to Wikipedia standards, so thanks for your prompt attention. I will be reworking the article within the next couple of days.
Quiet Please
Just some info - The Proposed Deletion tag on the article will cause it to be deleted in 5 days from the time the tag was put in place. You (or anyone) can remove this tag at any time before then if you disagree that it should be deleted. You don't have to wait for anyone's permission to remove the tag. On the other hand, if the Proposed Deletion tag is removed and the article is not considered to be in acceptable shape, someone may well use another deletion method, probably Wikipedia:Articles for deletion (this method involves people voting on whether or not an article should be deleted over a period of 5 days). Probably the best thing to do is to fix the article up over the next few days, then remove the Proposed Deletion tag. --Xyzzyplugh 12:52, 11 July 2006 (UTC)

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