User talk:MahsaMehran

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Welcome![edit]

Hello, MahsaMehran, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on talk pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{help me}} before the question. Again, welcome! WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 21:19, 16 July 2012 (UTC)

Autobiography[edit]

You are strongly discouraged from editing your own biography on Wikipedia, as you have done at Marsha Mehran. If you find facts that are blatantly false, you may correct or remove them, with an appropriate edit comment. But you should not engage in a wholesale rewriting of your own biography to suit your own desires. Wikipedia articles (especially biographies of living people) must be properly sources so that the material may be verified. Your article is not properly cited. Of particular issue is the claim that Pomegranate Soup is an international bestseller. That claim will need a citation. WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 21:19, 16 July 2012 (UTC)

Misleading citations[edit]

Adding this link as a citation for the fact that Pomegranate Soup was an "international bestseller" is a bit misleading. It is your best selling work, but that does not mean that it is an international best seller. That will require citation to a major best seller list, such as The New York Times. WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 12:19, 17 July 2012 (UTC)

I've found better references to cite the fact that your book was on best seller lists in several countries. The references are spotty, because they are not the best seller lists themselves, but only newspaper articles which mention that the books were on best seller lists (and whose fact checking might be suspect). But they're better than nothing. WikiDan61ChatMe!ReadMe!! 12:45, 17 July 2012 (UTC)

September 2012[edit]

Please stop your disruptive editing. If you continue to add soapboxing, promotional or advertising material to Wikipedia, as you did at Marsha Mehran, you may be blocked from editing. If you cannot edit this article in a neutral manner, you should probably stay away from it. Drmies (talk) 00:51, 27 September 2012 (UTC)

This is your last warning. The next time you violate Wikipedia's neutral point of view policy by inserting commentary or your personal analysis into an article, as you did at Marsha Mehran, you may be blocked from editing without further notice. Drmies (talk) 18:37, 27 September 2012 (UTC)

  • Finding references for various claims in the article is really not that difficult--I just found and added two. But they text they accompany must be written in a neutral manner, and that includes, particularly, claims about bestseller status. In addition, announcements of upcoming books are just that, announcements. Until those books are either published or announced in a reliable source, such notes really fall foul of WP:CRYSTAL; in effect, they turn an encyclopedic article into a publisher's blurb and that cannot be. My interest is that this article be the best it can be given the available sources, even if you may think such editing efforts destructive: the more sources are provided the more we can write. Thank you. Drmies (talk) 18:52, 27 September 2012 (UTC)
  • This is ridiculous. You've done the same thing again. I don't know if you were expecting a different result, but there is one: I have reported the matter for discussion by other editors at the appropriate noticeboard, WP:BLPN. As far as I'm concerned, if another administrator thinks it a good idea to block you, they have my blessing: you are not apparently capable of editing this article in a neutral manner. What jars me most is that I actually improved it by adding references to reliable sources, which is what Wikipedia is built on. Drmies (talk) 22:21, 27 September 2012 (UTC)
I've reverted to Drmies' last version, which is better sourced, and contains a less promotional tone. He's correct--if you continue in this vein neither the article nor your account will have much traction, and the article will continue to accrue maintenance templates relating to conflict of interest, promotional intent, and lack of sources. This works much better when people use the talk pages in a good faith attempt at collaboration. 76.248.149.47 — Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.248.149.47 (talk) 03:25, 28 September 2012 (UTC)

Glaring conflict of interest[edit]

Hello, MahsaMehran. We welcome your contributions to Wikipedia, but if you are affiliated with some of the people, places or things you have written about in the article Mash Mehran, you may need to consider our guidance on conflicts of interest.

All editors are required to comply with Wikipedia's neutral point of view content policy. People who are very close to a subject often have a distorted view of it, which may cause them to inadvertently edit in ways that make the article either too flattering or too disparaging. People with a close connection to a subject are not absolutely prohibited from editing about that subject, but they need to be especially careful about ensuring their edits are verified by reliable sources and writing with as little bias as possible.

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Please familiarize yourself with relevant content policies and guidelines, especially those pertaining to neutral point of view, verifiability of information, and autobiographies.

For information on how to contribute to Wikipedia when you have a conflict of interest, please see our frequently asked questions for organizations. Thank you. JFHJr () 04:05, 28 September 2012 (UTC)

You have been blocked from editing for a period of 48 hours for abuse of editing privileges. Once the block has expired, you are welcome to make useful contributions. If you think there are good reasons why you should be unblocked, you may appeal this block by adding below this notice the text {{unblock|reason=Your reason here ~~~~}}, but you should read the guide to appealing blocks first. – Connormah (talk) 04:36, 29 September 2012 (UTC)

File:Marsha Mehran, County Mayo, Ireland.jpg missing description details[edit]

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