User talk:Kkoakes

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Welcome![edit]

Hello, Kkoakes, 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 Brent Maher, may not conform to some of Wikipedia's guidelines, and may not be retained.

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, followed by your question, 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! Cindy(talk) 04:32, 9 July 2013 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Brent Maher[edit]

If this is the first article that you have created, you may want to read the guide to writing your first article.

You may want to consider using the Article Wizard to help you create articles.

A tag has been placed on Brent Maher requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section G12 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article or image appears to be a clear copyright infringement. This article or image appears to be a direct copy from http://brentmaher.com/about.html. For legal reasons, we cannot accept copyrighted text or images borrowed from other web sites or printed material, and as a consequence, your addition will most likely be deleted. You may use external websites as a source of information, but not as a source of sentences. This part is crucial: say it in your own words. Wikipedia takes copyright violations very seriously and persistent violators will be blocked from editing.

If the external website or image belongs to you, and you want to allow Wikipedia to use the text or image — which means allowing other people to modify it — then you must verify that externally by one of the processes explained at Wikipedia:Donating copyrighted materials. If you are not the owner of the external website or image but have permission from that owner, see Wikipedia:Requesting copyright permission. You might want to look at Wikipedia's policies and guidelines for more details, or ask a question here.

If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Click here to contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Cindy(talk) 04:32, 9 July 2013 (UTC)


Reply[edit]

Hi, thanks for message. I deleted your article because

  • It seemed to be a significant copyright violation of this site. Copyrighted text is not allowed in Wikipedia, as outlined in this policy. That applies even to pages created by you or your organisation, unless they state clearly and explicitly that the text is public domain. There are ways to donate copyrighted text to Wikipedia, as described here; please note that simply asserting on the talk page that you are the owner of the copyright, or you have permission to use the text, isn't sufficient.
  • it was written in a promotional tone. Articles must be neutral and encyclopaedic. Examples of unsourced claims presented as fact include: critically acclaimed... hit songwriter... numerous top ten singles... multi-platinum selling albums... numerous number one singles and over thirty awards... inspired an award-winning documentary... raise awareness and money for charities

Claims need to be specific and supported by in-line citations I accept that you ran into problems through lack of familiarity with the procedures, and I'm prepared to sandbox the text for you to work on if you want. Let me know, and also don't hesitate to ask for help. Jimfbleak - talk to me? 17:04, 9 July 2013 (UTC)

I'll post the deleted text here shortly You can resubmit at any time, but this article has been deleted three times already,so I'd advise that you get it checked first. Jimfbleak - talk to me? 21:42, 9 July 2013 (UTC)
Your referencing and external links style make it difficult to see what reference is supporting what fact, and bare urls are difficult to read and subject to link rot. You need in-line citations. Take a look at Museu de la Música de Barcelona (just happened to be the comment above yours on my talk — it has properly formatted refs and ELs and it's short). Fix the referencing, and its easier for me to see what other problems there may be. Jimfbleak - talk to me? 05:58, 17 July 2013 (UTC)
I'm a bit busy at the moment, so it might be a couple of days - looks a lot better at first glance. Just a couple of technical things for now.
You should only have one Wikilink for each item, not every time they occur - the Judds seem to have about 50!
Musicare shouldn't have an external link because it has a wikipedia article, which you have already wiklinked
Jimfbleak - talk to me? 16:59, 29 July 2013 (UTC)
OK, I've been through now and made some minor changes, partly mos, like heading capitalisation, and partly making a couple of slightly vague or spammy terms more neutral. I've removed a couple of External links because they are wikilinked in text or used as references (too many ELs linked to the person's organisations looks spammy too. You just need to fix the overlinking as mentioned above and move to article space. Jimfbleak - talk to me? 06:21, 30 July 2013 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of File:Brent Maher sitting at console in color.jpg[edit]

A tag has been placed on File:Brent Maher sitting at console in color.jpg requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section F9 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the image appears to be a blatant copyright infringement. For legal reasons, we cannot accept copyrighted images or text borrowed from other web sites or printed material, and as a consequence, your addition will most likely be deleted. Wikipedia takes copyright violations very seriously and persistent violators will be blocked from editing.

If you think this page should not be deleted for this reason, you may contest the nomination by visiting the page and clicking the button labelled "Click here to contest this speedy deletion". This will give you the opportunity to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. However, be aware that once a page is tagged for speedy deletion, it may be removed without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag from the page yourself, but do not hesitate to add information in line with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Cindy(talk) 01:58, 31 July 2013 (UTC)

Disambiguation link notification for July 31[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your recent edits. Wikipedia appreciates your help. We noticed though that when you edited Brent Maher, you added links pointing to the disambiguation pages Michael Johnson and Ray Price (check to confirm | fix with Dab solver). Such links are almost always unintended, since a disambiguation page is merely a list of "Did you mean..." article titles. Read the FAQ • Join us at the DPL WikiProject.

It's OK to remove this message. Also, to stop receiving these messages, follow these opt-out instructions. Thanks, DPL bot (talk) 11:34, 31 July 2013 (UTC)