Talk:Peter Reveen

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Notability[edit]

No disrespect intended to Mr. Reveen, but are we sure that he is notable enough for an encyclopedia article? Has he won a major award, been the subject of major press attention, published a major work, or done anything else which qualifies per WP:BIO? --Elonka 21:56, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

Reveen passes WP:BIO. There aren't too many Canadians who haven't heard of him or seen him at least once. I saw him perform in 1972 and have seen him sell out local 5000 seat arenas/theatres at least a dozen times since. Anger22 (Talk 2 22) 22:17, 29 November 2006 (UTC)
Unfortunately, personal knowledge is not acceptable as a source on Wikipedia, per the policy at Wikipedia:Verifiability. I'm not saying that I disagree with you as to Reveen's notability -- I just want to ensure that the article is properly sourced, so as to prevent problems further down the line. Can you provide links to any major newspaper or magazine interviews? --Elonka 23:33, 29 November 2006 (UTC)
???Still not sure where the problem lies? A long-standing reference on a national broadcast comedy program.(international since it's also on BBC America) An interview with the Canadian University Press discussing his invitaion to do a lecture at Dalhousie University on the merits of medical hyptnotism. Telefilm Canada(basically the Canadian Federal Government) felt his massive popularity was notable enough that they produced a one hour documentary about him. An article from The Manitoban. The Australian Government's own website hosts collectable merchandise about this "internationally celebrated Canadian entertainer" (and the Wiki-article labels him as Australian?) Not being a household name in the United States doesn't mean "not famous" or non-notable. Anger22 (Talk 2 22) 01:54, 30 November 2006 (UTC)
The problem is that on Wikipedia, no article can include information, unless the source of that information is included on the page. The links you listed above should be good though -- can you please include them in a "References" section at the bottom of the article? Or if you'd like to try and make formal citations, see WP:CITE. But if that's too complex, just listing them for now should be sufficient, thanks. --Elonka 19:47, 30 November 2006 (UTC)

I'll try to expand on the article a bit later. I was really surprised when I saw the Telefilm documentary pages..tax payer money well spent :). The Aussie Gov hawking wares was a bit of a shock too. I am currently ping-pong'ing around on vandal-patrol plus a few other Wiki-projects. But I'll keep this one on my "to-do" list, Cheers and take care! Anger22 (Talk 2 22) 20:24, 30 November 2006 (UTC)

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