User talk:Ethanjames

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Island Village[edit]

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Sorry, your article, Island Village has violated Wikipedia policy for article creation. Since the article does not conform to Wikipedia standards it has been nominated for speedy deletion. Sorry. If you have any questions I am very willing to help, or answer your questions, please just leave me a comment on my talk page . --Runningcupcake03 00:44, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

Breakthrough Interactive Group, Inc.[edit]

A tag has been placed on Breakthrough Interactive Group, Inc., requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article seems to be blatant advertising which only promotes a company, product, group or service and which would need to be fundamentally rewritten in order to become an encyclopedia article. Please read the general criteria for speedy deletion, particularly item 11, as well as the guidelines on spam.

If you can indicate why the subject of this article is not blatant advertising, you may contest the tagging. To do this, please add {{hangon}} on the top of the page and leave a note on the article's talk page explaining your position. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the article that would help make it encyclopedic, as well as adding any citations from reliable sources to ensure that the article will be verifiable. Feel free to leave a note on my talk page if you have any questions about this. Pekaje 09:55, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

I moved the comment you left in the article to the article talk page and explained why I tagged it. --Pekaje 12:01, 7 April 2007 (UTC)
The article has now been deleted, and so will its talk page be, but I'm not sure you had time to read the comment, so here it is:
The reason I tagged the article was that it reads more or less like an advertisement for a company, which Wikipedia is not for. Also, when I go looking for information about the company, I get very few hits on Google, and they all look like copies of press-releases. This means that even if rewritten in a more neutral tone, it could be put up for deletion because it's non-notable. You may wish to read up on the notability guide-lines for corporations and organizations. --Pekaje 11:59, 7 April 2007 (UTC)

Posting for Breakthrough Interactive Group[edit]

I'm trying to post a number of wikis that are inclusive of Breakthrough Interactive Group and related topics. The intent is not to advertise, but to disseminate the knowledge of the existence of the entity and what it is. I have a re-written version of the article for Breakthrough Interactive Group which I would like to share with you before posting. All of the additional wikis that are related to it are also done. Do I send them to you first for review, or do I just post them? I have tried to make them as factual as I can. Also, I did some Google searches on it, and found various articles. I think when you see the other wikis that are related, you'll find better "proof" of the viability of the article. Thanks. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Ethanjames (talkcontribs) 13:41, April 8, 2007

First, I would like to apologize for not replying sooner, but you posted on the talk page of one of my subpages that was not on my watchlist. It was therefore only by chance that I noticed it. You should instead post directly onto my user-talk page, because that will show a rather conspicuous yellow bar at the top of every page, until I go to check.
Anyway, as for your questions, I would suggest you start out by posting them in a set of user subpages. The rules for what can be in your user-space are somewhat more lax, so they won't easily get deleted. This also allows you time to properly word and source the articles so they don't read like advertisements and can back up the claims of notability with verifiable and reliable sources. Not sure if this is the case here, but if you are in some way affiliated with the subject organization, you should be very careful, as there could be a conflict of interest. In such cases it's usually better to stay away and wait for someone else to write about it.
As for reviewing the articles, I have no more say than most Wikipedia editors, but if you leave me a message with a set of links to the articles in question, I'll be happy to give them a look. You may also want to try your luck with articles for creation or asking for reviews and suggestions for improvements on the new contributors help page. --Pekaje 19:31, 12 April 2007 (UTC)