Talk:Spectrum auction

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Block C[edit]

I believe the article is misinterpreting the auction. All segments of the auction were not required to be open to any devices only block c 02:20, 9 July 2011 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Slywriter (talkcontribs)

Education assignment: Spring term 2011[edit]

As of March 2011, two separate courses at Michigan State have students with plans to work on this article during the northern hemisphere spring term of 2011:


How often does the FCC auction happen? -- (talk) 04:07, 8 April 2008 (UTC)

Auction Scam[edit]

Probably the Auction Scam in India may be a very good addon to this post as a citation. (talk) 18:10, 14 December 2010 (UTC)Yeshwant.

Initial additions by Obar Public Policy project group[edit]

Hey N2e, this is Letia from the Spectrum Auction group. I was just checking in to let you know what we are doing. We havent posted on wikipedia becuase we are putting all of our info in a google docs page for editing and revising. ... Tomorrow, im going to be posting up some background information in addition to what is already on the page. We have a lot of information to sort out so we are going to be doing a lot of stuff this weekend.

Im just letting you know whats up!

Talk to you soon! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:56, 19 April 2011 (UTC)

Thanks for the status! N2e (talk) 15:41, 23 April 2011 (UTC)

Okay, I added a little snapshot of one section I am going to be adding to the page. I have a lot more, Im just finally getting everything down in a typed document. Most of what I have is just research. Our group is having a really hard time becuase ... This weekend, you should see a lot of work being added. I told my group member that we need to get 900 words up in the next 4 days. And we have been making good progress towards that. I added some of my draft material for you to see on my sandbox. I actually posted it up on our topic page as well. I still have a lot of in text linking to due back to certain wiki pages, I will get to that in our final moments next week. I am really trying to focus on getting all this text out and onto our page. Expect to see more for us this weekend.


Letia Armstead — Preceding unsigned comment added by SpartyParty (talkcontribs) 20:35, 21 April 2011 (UTC)

Letia, I really appreciate you getting engaged on this project, and I have a strong desire to help/mentor you and your fellow team members in successfully becoming Wikipedia editors and in making some sort of substantive improvements to the Spectrum auction article.
Having said that, and contrary to the rather copious time I had to help you over the past two months, I have become slammed right now in my work and personal life, so I now have had MUCH less time for Wikipedia in the past few days, and will have a lot less going forward. But I am committed to helping with the mentoring as previously agreed. It just won't be as much as it would have been had you and your fellow students engaged with me much earlier in the project.
I will endeavor to get online late this weekend and offer some reviewer eyes to any work you've done, and help with you learning your way around the Wikipedia. Best regards, N2e (talk) 15:41, 23 April 2011 (UTC)
I have read the new section (Innovation) you recently added to Spectrum auction article. I have flagged several concepts and some prose for clarification; requested better sourcing of the claims you have made; and done some (very) minor copyediting. I don't want to rewrite the material, or even edit heavily, as I think that is a vital and important part of what the student's should endeavor to do in the Public Policy wiki project. Some of the requisite clarification could be added by finding appropriate Wikipedia articles and linking them within the prose you added, as you suggested you would do on 21 April.
If you need help with how to do certain tasks in Wikipedia, please ask, or see some of the links I've put on your Talk page. Cheers. N2e (talk) 03:07, 25 April 2011 (UTC)

Copyright Violation?[edit]

{{copypaste | url=}} At least the 2.1 GHz spectrum price benchmarks section of Thailand would appear to be an almost straight copy/paste (last week changed to date) from this website.

I hate taking down content when I am unsure if the entire Thailand section is a copyvio.

FrankFlanagan (talk) 00:31, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

Thailand - neutrality[edit]

A number of uncited opinions appear to feature in this section regarding the criteria for setting reserve prices and the objectives behind the auction and some of its rules.

First, if there is to be a discussion of the appropriate criteria for setting reserve prices, I believe that it should be moved out of a country specific section and it should be cited. The appropriate criteria for setting reserve prices is likely to be conentious.

Seconfly, as regards the objectives for auction rules, some appropriate source should be cited, rather than Wikipedia editors appearing to infer the motivation for same.

I have also deleted some material from this section that appears to be a copyvio. If this material is to be reinstated appropriate consent should be obtained from the copyright owner and it should be edited so it does not refer to charts that are not part of the article.

FrankFlanagan (talk) 16:22, 9 June 2013 (UTC)

Given that the contributor unquestionably copy-pasted a huge chunk of text and that there is no examinable source for any of this, I have gone ahead and removed it. I think this is comfortably within copyright policy, which urges us not to take chances but, when in reasonable doubt, to replace it with original material. Regular editors of the article are free to examine the material in history, of course, but I would not recommend restoring it as is - instead, I would really only add in the information if citations can be added. --Moonriddengirl (talk) 17:53, 24 August 2013 (UTC)

US 2015 Auction Restrictions[edit]

The full details of the FCC's restrictions on the 600MHz spectrum were released early this month ( I'd like to add a sentence or two to the bit on restrictions but I'm a new editor and I don't know if it's acceptable to cite the FCC itself or I should be looking for news coverage summarizing it. Any advice would be appreciated. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:26, 24 June 2014 (UTC)

Secondary sources are generally preferred, see WP:SECONDARY. If you include the FCC press release in addition to a secondary source, it shouldn't be of any concern. Conquerist (talk) 17:37, 2 July 2014 (UTC)