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We have added content collected over the course of the semester. This content was comprised and edited by the class after learning the Wikipedia guidelines and viewing a few example pages. This content is not one hundred percent complete just yet, but if any individual wishes to make friendly amendments or notify the class of any mistakes on the Talk Page, we would greatly appreciate it.
P.S. Sources are coming! --Shieldsm (talk) 03:22, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
Dear class, please read WP:MOS carefully. Your recent addition of a huge amount of text needs to be carefully edited to comply with our standard layout. Also, you should carefully consider which information is encyclopedic and which is trivial and overly detailed. Interspersing text with external links is not an acceptable form of referencing. In addition, I would expect that there would be independent sources on a large and important society like this one. As for the infobox, please read its documentation to see how it should be used. I don't want to discourage you, so I haven't reverted your addition (although I did add a bunch of pertinent maintenance tags - some of the links therein may help you), but you clearly need to put in more work in order for this to become a quality addition. Thanks. --Guillaume2303 (talk) 06:18, 2 May 2012 (UTC)
Dear Guillaume2303, Thank you for your prompt feedback. We are in the process of editing the page right now to include independent sources and remove some extra detail. We tried to follow the format of other Social Science Association wikipedia pages (specifically the American Psychological Association), which is why it was longer. In addition, after reading through the page, it is still unclear to us how our infobox is being used incorrectly. Thanks again for your help.--Barbprince (talk) 17:12, 3 May 2012 (UTC)
Our class has decided to update and expand this page as a part of our class project and as a part of the ASA Wikipedia Initiative. Since Wikipedia is a platform for the sharing of knowledge, the class has chosen to participate in this important social movement. We will be updating this page to improve its content and acheive a GA rating, so that future visitors to the page will have a better understanding of the association and contribute to the additional spread of sociological knowledge. To understand what goals and content we wish to achieve, we have viewed the Wikipedia pages of other social science associations and have come up with a basic outline; we are also being guided by our professor during this class project to keep us on task. Here is what we would like to see on this page to improve it.
Opening Paragraph (summary of article), and perhaps a side box/table with quick facts and picture.
I am wondering on what basis does this encyclopedia make claims that "In recent years, it has faltered from its own code of ethics, weakinging the discipline's legitimacy and credibilty by upholding and publicizing an array of normative political statemens that themselves have no sociological basis. . ."?