User talk:Enotita

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Hello, Enotita, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Unfortunately, one or more of the pages you created, such as Master of Business and Science, may not conform to some of Wikipedia's guidelines for page creation, and may soon be deleted.

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Proposed deletion of Master of Business and Science[edit]

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The article Master of Business and Science has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Wikipedia is not a prospectus

While all contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{dated prod}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{dated prod}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. The speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. Nuttah (talk) 05:47, 19 June 2010 (UTC)

Your article[edit]

The page was deleted under the WP:Proposed deletion process, where an article tagged with a PROD template is deleted if after seven days no one has challenged the proposal. If you had been here, you could simply have removed the tag, and even now you can have it restored on request, as that process is intended only for uncontroversial deletions. However, it is likely that the user who nominated it would then take it to another process called WP:Articles for deletion, which involves seven days' discussion where anyone can chip in (including you), and at the end an uninvolved administrator decides whether there is a consensus to delete - based on the arguments put forward, not the number of votes.

The reason for the proposed deletion was "Wikipedia is WP:NOT a prospectus", alluding to the policy WP:What Wikipedia is not, a rather long list by which we endeavour to keep Wikipedia an encyclopedia rather than a notice-board, a discussion forum, a soapbox, or any of the other thing people would like to turn it into. The author who tagged it felt that it read like a prospectus (see WP:NOTDIR), not an encyclopedia article, with a level of detail more suitable for the University's website.

There is also the question of Notability, a requirement for any article subject, which is not a matter of opinion but needs to be demonstrated by showing "significant coverage in reliable sources that are independent of the subject." Although precedent is not binding, it has generally been found - see Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Common outcomes#Education - that:

Departments or degree programs within a university, college, or school are generally not considered notable unless they have made significant contributions to their field (e.g., University of Chicago Department of Economics), or produced a number of notable graduates (USC School of Cinematic Arts, Oxford PPE).

So, in summary: it was PRODded because an editor didn't think it was suitable material for a general encyclopedia. You can have it back on request, but it would probably go to AFD and on past precedent would be likely to be deleted.

One possibility would be add a small entry about the course to the University's article, with a link to the website for those who want to know the detail. Please let me know what you would like to do, and whether you have any more questions. There is good general advice about writing articles at WP:Your first article. Regards, JohnCD (talk) 22:07, 5 August 2010 (UTC)