Speedy deletion nomination of Charles Wyplosz
A tag has been placed on Charles Wyplosz requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A7 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article appears to be about a person or group of people, but it does not indicate how or why the subject is important or significant: that is, why an article about that subject should be included in an encyclopedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, such articles may be deleted at any time. Please read more about what is generally accepted as notable.
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- OK, the article is no longer nominated for speedy deletion: Shirt58 reverted that nomination, and I now see it was wrong. When I look at the reference that editor provided, I can see that he is a notable economist, professor, author, etc. I should have looked at the reference before jumping to the conclusion that he was not, in Wikipedia terms, notable. I thought: "He is an economist, which doesn't confer notability. All the editor can find to say about him is his two degrees, which don't confer notability. The one reference shows that he was a speaker at an event, which doesn't necessarily confer notability." So I lazily nominated it for deletion without reading that one reference. I'm sorry that your first article creation has had this history.
- The "speedy deletion" criterion is "An article about a real person, ... that does not indicate why its subject is important or significant". You wrote "Charles Wyplosz (born September 5th 1947 in Vichy, France is a french economist." and told us about his two degrees. Shirt later added the reference. It might be an arguable point whether a reference is enough to indicate this, when the actual content of the article doesn't do so. But I won't argue.
- I have now expanded the article, described his positions at Geneva, listed a couple of textbooks he has authored, linked to his profile at the Graduate Institute. As you work with him I'm sure you can find more (reliably sourced) content to add to the article (but please be aware of WP:COI which tells editors to be very careful when editing articles about friends, family, employers, etc).
- Next time you create an article, please remember that you need to tell us, in the article, why the person is "notable": not just that they exist and have a couple of degrees. Not all economists are "notable" (the "notability" criteria for academics are much tougher than for footballers or musicians, to my mind).
- Welcome to Wikipedia and Happy Editing! PamD 14:50, 7 February 2014 (UTC) updated 15:11, 7 February 2014 (UTC)
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- Hi Diannaa, the material is indeed from the CFD website, written by the director JL Aracnd. He asked me if it could be added. Since I thought it was sufficiently neutral I though it could. It is thus with permission from the copyright holder. Could I place it back?
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