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Close paraphrasing of sources[edit]

Hi there!

I've just reviewed the page John Groeber, which you created. Thanks for contributing it to Wikipedia! I'd never heard of him before, and I feel like I've learned something today. :)

One thing I noticed while I was reviewing the article is that many sentences and pieces of the article were very close paraphrases of the sources -- either using sentence fragments exactly with some of your own words around them, or replacing one or two words from the sentence, or splicing two sentences together and rephrasing a few words. (At least, I found a few instances of that sort of thing from the sources I could consult directly, and my "gut instinct" for a few others says there's probably a few I couldn't catch -- there are a few sentences that 'sound' different than the others, as though they're someone else's words and not your own.) Copying and close paraphrasing of sources is against Wikipedia policy. Even if you rewrite a sentence so it's not using the exact same words as the source, it's still usually too close to the source for Wikipedia to use it.

I noticed that most of those close paraphrases were scholars' critical reaction and analysis of Groeber's work. If you think that a particular passage is important enough to include it -- and I agree that critical reaction and analysis of Groeber's architectural work is probably important enough to include some of it -- you can quote small bits of it exactly, being careful to put the quote in quotation marks and cite the quote to the source you're quoting from. The best thing to do, though, is to find reliable sources that talk about the impact Groeber's work has had, or analyze it, and then summarize those analyses and cite them to the source.

--rahaeli (talk) 08:18, 6 June 2014 (UTC) Thanks Rahaeli, I was just trying to get a viable page started because there is a lot of interest in Groeber in certain parts of the world. Over time the wiki will evolve I am sure.

Your submission at Articles for creation: Samuel Mutendi (July 9)[edit]

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Your recent article submission to Articles for Creation has been reviewed! Unfortunately, it has not been accepted at this time. The reason left by Tseung Kwan O was: Please check the submission for any additional comments left by the reviewer. You are encouraged to edit the submission to address the issues raised and resubmit when they have been resolved.
Tseung Kwan O Let's talk 16:58, 9 July 2016 (UTC)

Your submission at Articles for creation: Samuel Mutendi has been accepted[edit]

Samuel Mutendi, which you submitted to Articles for creation, has been created.
The article has been assessed as B-Class, which is recorded on the article's talk page. You may like to take a look at the grading scheme to see how you can improve the article.

You are more than welcome to continue making quality contributions to Wikipedia. Note that because you are a logged-in user, you can create articles yourself, and don't have to post a request. However, you may continue submitting work to Articles for Creation if you prefer.

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LaMona (talk) 01:25, 21 July 2016 (UTC)