User talk:Kirby2010

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Hello, Kirby2010, 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 Thomas erl, may not conform to some of Wikipedia's guidelines, and may soon be deleted.

There's a page about creating articles you may want to read called Your first article. If you are stuck, and looking for help, please come to the New contributors' help page, where experienced Wikipedians can answer any queries you have! Or, you can just type {{helpme}} on this page, and someone will show up shortly to answer your questions. Here are a few other good links for newcomers:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your name on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically produce your name and the date. If you have any questions, check out Wikipedia:Questions or ask me on my talk page. Again, welcome! WuhWuzDat 18:24, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Thomas erl[edit]

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A tag has been placed on Thomas erl, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section G11 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the page seems to be unambiguous advertising which only promotes a company, product, group, service or person and would need to be fundamentally rewritten in order to become an encyclopedia article. Please read the guidelines on spam as well as Wikipedia:FAQ/Business for more information. You may also wish to consider using a Wizard to help you create articles - see the Article Wizard.

If you think that this notice was placed here in error, you may contest the deletion by adding {{hangon}} to the top of the page that has been nominated for deletion (just below the existing speedy deletion or "db" tag - if no such tag exists then the page is no longer a speedy delete candidate and adding a hangon tag is unnecessary), coupled with adding a note on the talk page explaining your position, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the page meets the criterion, it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the page that would render it more in conformance with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Lastly, please note that if the page does get deleted, you can contact one of these admins to request that they userfy the page or have a copy emailed to you. WuhWuzDat 18:24, 6 September 2010 (UTC)

License tagging for File:Canonical-protocol.jpg[edit]

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Thomas Erl[edit]

I'm going to keep my notes to the page itself, but there is one point which I seem to correct over and over again, and you seem to miss the point. You keep wikilinking SOA. First, the link itself is wrong, since SOA is a dab page. If you really must link, link to SOA. Second, Service-oriented architecture is already linked at the lead. There is no need to do it again. I just felt this explanation will be better served here than as an edit summary. --Muhandes (talk) 19:41, 25 September 2010 (UTC)

Another recurring issue is me removing external links and you reinstating them. Please peruse WP:EL as to what can be added and where. I'd also like to point out that the article is about the person, Thomas Erl. I removed much material which was not directly about him. I might have overdone it a bit, and I apologize if I did. Feel free to add material back as long as it is about him, not about SOA, SOA patterns, etc., which belong in their own articles. --Muhandes (talk) 19:56, 25 September 2010 (UTC)

Hi Muhandes - Thank you for your message. I am new to Wikipedia and there does seem to be a lot to learn. I appreciate your assistance as I do not understand why the warnings from the page have not been removed. I read a lot of pages on Wikipedia about different people and Erl's doesn't seem much different in context, importance and verifiability. I am trying to successfully build my first page. I will reread the pages you suggested for reference. Thanks. --KirbyKirby2010 (talk) 17:08, 28 September 2010 (UTC)

I removed the notability tag. The remaining tag is a refimprove tag. It means that the article needs additional citations since some facts are not verified. For example, it says that he was born in 1967, this isn't verified. It says that he is Canadian-born. It says that he is series editor of the Prentice Hall Service-Oriented Computing Series from Thomas Erl, and editor of the SOA Magazine. Neither are verified. In essence, every fact that is in the article needs a verifiable source. The fact that other articles in the same state is no excuse. With over 3 million articles, many do not get the needed attention. We try to improve what we can, and believe in time the other articles will be improved as well. See WP:OTHERSTUFFEXISTS. --Muhandes (talk) 19:26, 28 September 2010 (UTC)

Nomination of Thomas Erl for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Thomas Erl is suitable for inclusion in Wikipedia according to Wikipedia's policies and guidelines or whether it should be deleted.

The article will be discussed at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Thomas Erl(2nd nomination) until a consensus is reached, and anyone is welcome to contribute to the discussion. The nomination will explain the policies and guidelines which are of concern. The discussion focuses on good quality evidence, and our policies and guidelines.

Users may edit the article during the discussion, including to improve the article to address concerns raised in the discussion. However, do not remove the article-for-deletion template from the top of the article. -- Cirt (talk) 15:11, 12 June 2011 (UTC)