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SofTech, Inc. not advertisements
I am not trying to advertise for this company I am simply stating facts. My entry is fine and meets guidelines in my opinion since wikipedia seems to be made up of people with opinions. Wikipedia is for facts not advertisement. If you read the history you'll understand. There are many companies that are very similar in fashion, examples are UGS Corp,AutoCAD, Maya those are blantant advertisements.
- Actually, the article does have advertisatory tone:
- Today SofTech’s ProductCenter PLM solutions optimize product lifecycle development by fostering innovation, extended enterprise collaboration, product quality improvements, and compressed time-to-market cycles. ProductCenter accommodates a variety of business requirements with integrations to CAD systems such as...
- Sorry, no, that is not neutral encyclopaedia text - that's an ad copy. Since you are updating the article, please see to it that this article just tells things how they are, rather than trying to impress someone's boss. Also, in regards to the comment you left on my talk page: "Please stop editing my contributions. My contributions are fact not advertisements. I made some edits - so please contact me first prior to editing." Be aware that no one owns the articles and, under normal circumstances, no one is responsible to tell anyone else before editing any article. --wwwwolf (barks/growls) 15:53, 22 March 2007 (UTC)
Key quote here is "Be aware that no one owns the articles and, under normal circumstances, no one is responsible to tell anyone else before editing any article" and did you take the time to visit the examples I sent? What are those? Are those not advertisements? Are they not structured like an advertisement? Yes they certaily are. And who's out to impress anyones boss? You? Not me, I am doing this to learn more about the wikipedia project and am finding out that people are hard to please since its based on opinion, and certain articles can slip through the loop like the UGS Corp's of the world. I am simply tring to state a fact and I am new at it, my background is in software apps and I have used this app for many years now thus the reason I felt the need to talk about them since they were one of the first software companies on the planet. - Thank you very much.
- Okay, apologies for slightly confusing wording. Nope, the examples you gave are within realm of appropriateness, though you are correct in that UGS article could also use some improvement, though it's far less severe case than this. You should remember that just because some other articles are in bad shape, it doesn't mean that this article should be in bad shape too. (This might prove interesting.) Also, if you feel these articles have objectionable wording, by all means, you're free to fix them or likewise tag them or request fixes. Now, take a look at Microsoft - it's been identified as a Featured Article and should prove as an excellent example on how a software corporation article could look like. As for "impressing the boss", I was referring to the article quote above: Your Average Boss will hear "...solutions optimize product lifecycle development by fostering innovation.." and say "fine, we'll buy those solutions, whatever they are, since they sound so... optimal." Meanwhile, the engineer will go "Okay, but what really makes it so interesting?" In other words, it's language that will impress the pointy-haired boss but not the engineer, let alone a random average reader with no technical background. There's few excuses for using lots of buzzwords; it's better to just explain things how they are. Finally, please sign your posts because that makes discussions easier to follow. --wwwwolf (barks/growls) 20:09, 22 March 2007 (UTC)
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