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Speedy deletion contested: Knyvett v Christchurch Casinos Ltd
Hello EmadIV. I am just letting you know that I contested the speedy deletion of Knyvett v Christchurch Casinos Ltd, a page you tagged for speedy deletion, because of the following concern: The article makes a credible assertion of importance or significance, sufficient to pass A7. Thank you. Eastmain (talk • contribs) 13:53, 23 January 2015 (UTC)
This is my first experience working with Wikipedia (as you can probably tell) and I was tasked with creating pages on the past Attorneys General for our Historical Committee project (I work for the current AG) and was taking information that we have on our AG website. I had asked someone in our office if I needed to cite everything they cited on our website or if I could just site our website and they were unsure.
I deleted all the information except for Wickliffe Stratton which I re-wrote. As I progress through this I will be adding information that we discover through our research. As long as I put it into my own words and cite where I found the information am I good in that respect? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Washington State Attorneys General (talk • contribs) 18:38, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
- Absolutely! That is exactly what wikipedia is about. Don't worry about bots tagging your page; if you have reworded the text and bots have tagged your page as a copyvio, myself or another user will simply remove the tag and state so on the talk page. →εϻαdιν ΤαΙk Ͼδητrιβμτιoης 18:43, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
How will I know when my page is available to view by the public? I have done a search in Google and it is not coming up. I am trying to read all the tutorials on creating pages but do not see anything.
- Your page is available immediately, however, it might take some time before it turns up on Google. Couple hours, max days, and it will turn up. →εϻαdιν ΤαΙk Ͼδητrιβμτιoης 20:44, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
In my research I found a page titled List of Attorneys General of Washington and it references our AG website (which is what I tried to do) but it has not got dinged for copyright. Is it because I cited it wrong? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Washington State Attorneys General (talk • contribs) 20:10, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
- The issue is with copying the text directly into the article. However, adding it as a reference is actually recommended as it verifies the information. You can add a link to the AG website at the end of the article, under a 'References' subheading, and include small in-text references that look like . You can do that by pasting the AG link with reference (<ref></ref>) tags, like <ref>www.websitehere.com</ref> , in front of your text. I'll add the reference for you in your article as an example. →εϻαdιν ΤαΙk Ͼδητrιβμτιoης 21:02, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
One last message (sorry but you seem to be very knowledgeable!)
- Of course, ask all you want! I've been editing wikipedia for four years, so I'm ready to help. →εϻαdιν ΤαΙk Ͼδητrιβμτιoης 21:49, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
I just got tagged again by someone else for my page being a duplicate page? Well yes there is another page out there that list all of the Washington State AG's but our page is actually from the AG's office and will be a complete historical biography of each AG. The other page just pulled information directly from our website (not by us).
I contested this but I fear this will happen each time I add information about the other AG's. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Washington State Attorneys General (talk • contribs) 21:35, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
- About that, it is a valid tag unfortunately. In this case, why not add the information from your article to the existing one? There is no point of having multiple pages on each topic, so duplicate topics are tagged for speedy deletion. Try searching wikipedia for the topic before creating a new one. The page the tagger referred to was this one. →εϻαdιν ΤαΙk Ͼδητrιβμτιoης 21:49, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
Sorry I'm doin a project on Christopher Columbus and wanted to know why Spain's leaders supported Christopher's voyages — Preceding unsigned comment added by Lupe the beast (talk • contribs) 23:19, 27 January 2015 (UTC)