User talk:Andreaswirthpr

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Wikipedia is NOT for you to use to disseminate PR information. -Drdisque (talk) 03:48, 22 July 2008 (UTC)

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September 2017[edit]

Information icon Hello, Andreaswirthpr. We welcome your contributions, but if you have an external relationship with the people, places, or things you have written about in the article Andreas Wirth, you may have a conflict of interest (COI). Editors with a COI may be unduly influenced by their connection to the topic, and it is important when editing Wikipedia articles that such connections be completely transparent. See the conflict of interest guideline and FAQ for organizations for more information. In particular, we ask that you please:

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  • instead, you are encouraged to propose changes on the Talk pages of affected article(s) (see the {{request edit}} template);
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Please take a few moments to read and review Wikipedia's policies regarding conflicts of interest, especially those pertaining to neutral point of view, sourcing and autobiographies.

Also please note that editing for the purpose of advertising, publicising, or promoting anyone or anything is not permitted. Thank you. NewEnglandYankee (talk) 19:18, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

No Conflict of Interest - Just Making the Article ACCURATE[edit]

Thank you for your note NewEnglandYankee but there is no conflict of interest - there is no damage done to this page/article or the person it is about. Someone earlier this year deleted a LARGE amount of content about Andreas Wirth's career history - I have just restored the information and updated not only the content but also brought it up to date with his latest career details and made the tables more accurate and easy to read. Please tell me what is wrong with this? I have included links to Andreas Wirth's official fan webpages and social media - this only benefits his fans - there is no ill will or profit to be had in updating this information. Please explain why you have a problem with the edits? I invite you to look up other race car driver's wikipedia articles - they have links to the driver's official website, etc. I understand that there is a large amount of content that was changed today - unfortunately this was necessary in order to provide accurate and detailed information about Andreas Wirth. As an example I invite you to peruse the article about James Hinchcliffe - race car driver - Andreas Wirth's article is now brought up to date to look much like James' with a chronological history of his racing career. I'm very confused why you would have issue with the changes. Please advise. Andreaswirthpr (talk) 20:17, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

You're commenting about the content of the changes. The conflict-of-interest policy–which I strongly suggest you read–says that if you have any connection with the subject, you probably should not make any changes to the article, regardless of content. Your user name makes it clear that you are performing PR on behalf of Andreas Wirth. Any editor would be justified in reverting your changes on these grounds alone.
However, in addition to this, your content is not suitable for an encyclopedia. You have:
* Removed citations, and provided no citations of your own;
* Referred to the article's subject by his first name, which is not appropriate for an encyclopedia;
* Introduced puffery and promotional language, such as "he proudly finished in ninth place on one of the most difficult tracks on the schedule";
* Generally written in a style that would be appropriate for a fan site ("The 2009 race season marked the beginning of a new journey for Andreas ..."), which Wikipedia is not.
Your edits have already been removed by another editor [1] for these very reasons. The notice I gave you above is a standard template; it applies to everyone on Wikipedia. Please follow some of the links I've given you, particularly in light of the above: "editing for the purpose of advertising, publicising, or promoting anyone or anything is not permitted". NewEnglandYankee (talk) 21:30, 1 September 2017 (UTC)

Questionable Past Edits and Current Edits as of September 1 2017[edit]

The changes made today would not have been made NewEnglandYankee if it weren't for the fact that someone deleted large chunks of information ... yet no one was obviously taken to task for that user deleting tables worth of racing statistics.

I apologize if the language used is considered "puffery" - this can obviously be changed, and I've done so now.

Additionally I'd like to let you know that some time ago someone made a change to the .de page saying that Andreas had died in a car crash - I'm not sure if you understand how disturbing these kinds of inaccuracies could be to a racing driver!? The family was receiving phone calls about it. I find it ridiculous that Wikipedia doesn't care about such edits and obviously they weren't verified.

I'll be the first to admit to you that I am not a Wikipedia guru, but I'm trying ... and I mean no offence by trying to make Wikipedia an accurate source of information. I only started watching what Wikipedia said about Andreas Wirth after the above noted false information was posted about his death - I trust you could understand?

Regarding your note ...

  • Removed citations, and provided no citations of your own; (If I did it was quite by accident. There are no additional citations to add, but I did add one back in that a previous user had deleted)
  • Referred to the article's subject by his first name, which is not appropriate for an encyclopedia; (This can certainly be fixed. The party the article is about actually finds it disrespectful not to be mentioned by his first name, but obviously if Wikipedia demands it, it can be changed ... and I have now done so.)
  • Introduced puffery and promotional language, such as "he proudly finished in ninth place on one of the most difficult tracks on the schedule"; (again - this can easily be amended - was not aware that the writing style was under such tight scrutiny - this type of language has been changed per your request.)
  • Generally written in a style that would be appropriate for a fan site ("The 2009 race season marked the beginning of a new journey for Andreas ..."), which Wikipedia is not. (I have amended these as well to comply with your suggestions.)


PLEASE NOTE I was not writing this to "publicize" Andreas Wirth but rather... simply trying to ensure accurate information was available about him via Wikipedia - which I thought Wikipedia would appreciate. I honestly thought that Wikipedia encouraged authorities on a topic to edit and monitor such information. Obviously by my username I am NOT trying to hide the fact that I know the individual.

I have removed links to Andreas Wirth's social media outlets in case you feel that is promotional - they were only added as a service to anyone looking for information about him.

Thank you for your insight and I hope the additional changes made satisfy the issues of concern. Andreaswirthpr (talk) 22:17, 1 September 2017 (UTC)