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I've completed writing, and imbedding inline citations, and internal links, into the lead section of what I hope will be my first article, a biography of living person Michael Petrelis. Can you please advise me whether the article is sufficiently complete to move to the main file space, or should I write the remaining sections before doing so? If the former, is it possible to create an additional user sandbox for starting a different article in the meantime? I would welcome any advice you might offer on these questions, as well as editing input on the article lead itself. (I suspect I may have over-cited compared to many article leads, but my subject is very controversial, so I wanted to be sure the references were adequate if moved to article file space before I added the remaining sections to support claims in the lead.) Thank you for your attention.Malcom Gregory Scott (talk) 00:39, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

Looks good. You can move it to the mainspace or finish it here; either is fine. BLP policy has no special rule against short articles, and yours is certainly well referenced. You can have any number of sandboxes in your userspace; just create a page like User:Malcom Gregory Scott/sandbox_name_here. Let me know if you have any further questions. Feezo (send a signal | watch the sky) 06:16, 29 April 2014 (UTC)


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I'm attempting to add sections to a new page I'm creating in my user sandbox. I'm having trouble formatting the new sections correctly, perhaps because the title of my user sandbox page, rather than the new page I'm creating, assumes the =main title= formatting. Provided I have formatted the article and section titles correctly, will the title formatting. ToC placement, and ToC structure correct themselves once the page is moved to the mainspace? Also, I would welcome feedback as to whether I am including too much detail in this article. I have done a great deal of research on the subject which I'm inclined to use, but I don't want the finished page to be so extensive as to fail to invite interest. Any advice? Thanks.Malcom Gregory Scott (talk) 22:56, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

You can fix the ToC structure and placement by removing the =Michael Petrelis= level 1 heading. When the draft is moved into the mainspace, the line that currently says "User:Malcom Gregory Scott/sandbox" will turn into the page title automatically and will look like a level 1 heading, so having another one would be redundant.
Regarding the level of detail, I'd say it's excessive, and what's worse, significant amounts of those details are not based on third-party sources but on interviews with the subject and an acquaintance. If you instead focus on what reliable third-party sources have to say about Petrelis, you'll likely have to get rid of quite a bit of detail. Also, focus on events Petrelis himself is associated with - it won't help our readers' understanding of Petrelis if the article goes off-topic. Huon (talk) 23:36, 7 May 2014 (UTC)

Ways to improve Michael Petrelis[edit]

Hi, I'm Mabalu. Malcom Gregory Scott, thanks for creating Michael Petrelis!

I've just tagged the page, using our page curation tools, as having some issues to fix. A VERY good start! Interesting and well referenced, just needs to be broken into sections for a little extra clarity

The tags can be removed by you or another editor once the issues they mention are addressed. If you have questions, you can leave a comment on my talk page. Or, for more editing help, talk to the volunteers at the Teahouse. Mabalu (talk) 23:27, 8 May 2014 (UTC)

Hello! Re interviews i think it's okay to use them for stuff like autobiographical details, like who his parents were, where he was born, how he identifies, stuff that he would know better than anyone else. It depends how you use it. You can also say "He describes himself as..." for example. Mabalu (talk) 12:14, 10 May 2014 (UTC)

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Featuring your work on Wikipedia's front page: DYKs[edit]

Thank you for your recent articles, including Antoni Koper, which I read with interest. When you create an extensive and well referenced article, you may want to have it featured on Wikipedia's main page in the Did You Know section. Articles included there will be read by thousands of our viewers. To do so, add your article to the list at T:TDYK. Let me know if you need help, Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 07:08, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

Since the DYK process is for new articles, I'd recommend the following course of action: nominate it now, and note that you have an image coming over the next week, asking for a delay in featuring your work. Btw, are you familiar with the WP:OTRS system, which is how copyrighted images can be uploaded to Wikipedia? If not, check it out as well as Wikipedia:Donating copyrighted content. --Piotr Konieczny aka Prokonsul Piotrus| reply here 07:30, 4 September 2015 (UTC)

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DYK nomination of Antoni Koper[edit]

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Please note that there appears to be significant work to be done to address the close paraphrasing in this article. Action will be needed soon. Thank you. BlueMoonset (talk) 15:13, 3 October 2015 (UTC)

DYK for Antoni Koper[edit]

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