User talk:Betty Merm
I have userfied the article by moving it to your user space at User:Betty Merm/Vivid Racing. You can work on it there. Please do not move it back into article space until someone else has reviewed it and agrees that it is appropriate. As it is now, I agree with others that it was kind of spammy. I cannot even really judge myself whether this subject meets our inclusion guidelines; you may want to post at the relevant Wikiproject (WT:CARS) to get some better-informed outside opinion. I wouldn't want you to work on something that is still ultimately not going to be kept. Also, maybe take a look at other articles in Category:Automotive motorsports and performance companies to get a feel for how an article like this might look. Let me know if you have any questions. --Floquenbeam (talk) 17:39, 9 February 2012 (UTC)
Hello Betty Merm. We welcome your contributions to Wikipedia, but if you are affiliated with some of the people, places or things you have written about on Wikipedia, you may have a conflict of interest or close connection to the subject.
All editors are required to comply with Wikipedia's neutral point of view content policy. People who are very close to a subject often have a distorted view of it, which may cause them to inadvertently edit in ways that make the article either too flattering or too disparaging. People with a close connection to a subject are not absolutely prohibited from editing about that subject, but they need to be especially careful about following the reliable sources and writing with as little bias as possible.
If you are very close to a subject, here are some ways you can reduce the risk of problems:
- Avoid or exercise great caution when editing or creating articles related to you, your organization, or its competitors, as well as projects and products they are involved with.
- Be cautious about deletion discussions. Everyone is welcome to provide information about independent sources in deletion discussions, but avoid advocating for deletion of articles about your competitors.
- Avoid linking to the Wikipedia article or website of your organization in other articles (see Wikipedia:Spam).
- Exercise great caution so that you do not accidentally breach Wikipedia's content policies.
For information on how to contribute to Wikipedia when you have a conflict of interest, please see our frequently asked questions for organizations. Thank you. As an employee of Vivid Racing you should not be writing about it. The promotional nature of the article that you have written is proof, if any is needed, of why the COI policy is in place on Wikipedia. Sorry to bite you like this but the article is terrible and has no place here. Biker Biker (talk) 09:51, 18 February 2012 (UTC)
I have read what you have noted above, and I have no secret agenda. I only wanted to get on to Wikipedia to enhance the article that had already been started by someone else. I'm not interested in editing anyone else's article. I have seen that there are volumes of pages and guidelines that one could not possibly know when starting out, and I'm trying to follow them as I see them. In fact, I think a good idea is to have a tutorial pop-up come up right away when someone clicks on the choice of "becoming an editor" explaining in better detail what is expected. I didn't create a User page with information yet, but, yes, I am a part time employee of VR, writing for them. I also read about not writing things that could identify someone here. I read about editing still being possible if you have a COI, so I have been trying to write the article with more neutrality. Someone else said it was well written, so I will probably keep trying to get it the way it should be and finally submit it.Betty Merm (talk) 16:15, 18 February 2012 (UTC)
Your article has been moved to AfC space
Hi! I would like to inform you that the Articles for Creation submission which was previously located here: User:Betty Merm/Vivid Racing has been moved to Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Vivid Racing, this move was made automatically and doesn't affect your article, if you have any questions please ask on my talk page! Have a nice day. ArticlesForCreationBot (talk) 03:11, 22 February 2012 (UTC)