User talk:Marsoft

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Please add new messages at the end of talk pages - I moved your help request down there. Thanks.  Chzz  ►  15:36, 8 February 2011 (UTC)

Welcome![edit]

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Speedy deletion nomination of Marine Software Limited[edit]

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A tag has been placed on Marine Software Limited requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A7 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article appears to be about an organization or company, but it does not indicate how or why the subject is important or significant: that is, why an article about that subject should be included in an encyclopedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, such articles may be deleted at any time. Please see the guidelines for what is generally accepted as notable.

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February 2011[edit]

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Help[edit]

{{helpme}} How can I ensure that Marine Software Limited doesn't get deleted as there are articles about other companies both in the UK and US (Such as Mariner Software). I would like assistance on creating a factual entry for Marine Software Limited as it has been providing software to the marine industry for 20 years Marsoft (talk) 15:17, 8 February 2011 (UTC)

The existence of other bad articles doesn't make a good argument for adding more; see WP:OTHERSTUFF.
Articles have to meet notability guidelines - it's all about having good "reliable sources" - see WP:VRS and WP:CORP.
If you have connections with the company, at all, then please be very careful about conflict of interest - see the business FAQ.
I suggest editing some other articles for a while - to get the hang of Wikipedia. And perhaps, later, try making a user-space draft. See WP:FIRST.  Chzz  ►  15:36, 8 February 2011 (UTC)

further[edit]

See my comments at the article (I did not delete it immediately, for there's some indication of importance), particularly our policy [[WP:NOT DIRECTORY| Additionally, you must choose another user name; we have a rule that only individuals can edit, and that the user name cannot indicate the name of an organization, in order to avoid the appearance that they control the page. On the new page, declare your affiliation. And be careful about WP:Conflict of Interest !

And I echo what Chzz said above: we are in considerable need of articles on the business side of the shipping industry, and any help you can give us on general articles will be greatly appreciated. You have a real contribution to make, if you care to do so. DGG ( talk ) 20:00, 8 February 2011 (UTC)


DGG and Chzz- Many thanks for your help and guidanace. I have created User:R03e7t2011 and will place a notice of affiliation on that page. I have made contributions to Planned Maintenance Systems and wonder if I should move the Marine specific sections over to Marine Planned Maintenance (which I have created an placed a redirect to Planned Maintenance Systems as the requirements are different from shore based industry (I placed in the information about IACS and DNV). Also should I no delete/retire this user? Marsoft (talk) 10:40, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

Conflict of interest[edit]

You should read Wikipedia:Notability before spending any more time promoting your company. If a topic has received significant coverage in reliable sources that are independent of the subject, it is presumed to satisfy the inclusion criteria for a stand-alone article or stand-alone list. There is no evidence so far that your company meets these requirements. RegardsTeapotgeorgeTalk 11:19, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

Notability[edit]

  • I have added reference to a report produced independently by Digital Ship - Best Practice in Shipmanagement Software November 2004 of 24 software companies world wide providing software solutions for ship's technical management software. Marine Software Limited was one of the companies reported on. Marsoft (talk) 13:44, 9 February 2011 (UTC)
  • There approx 177,000 Merchant vessls world wide. Marine Software have supplied approx 0.67% (1200) over the past 20 years. Marsoft (talk) 13:44, 9 February 2011 (UTC)
  • DNV has 23 Companies World Wide that has 'Planned Maintenance System' Type approved Software. This list is contained here DNV website Marsoft (talk) 13:44, 9 February 2011 (UTC)
  • Mentioned as a vendor in D2.2.2.3: Integrated fleet management ICT systems (produced under a SKEMA study for the European Commission)Marsoft (talk) 13:44, 9 February 2011 (UTC)
  • A brighthub article written about PMS software uses Marine Planned Maintenance by Marine Software as an example.Marsoft (talk) 13:44, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

Move page contents?[edit]

I have created a new personal user User:R03e7t2011 and declared affiliation to Marine Software Limited. Shall I move the contents of this talk page over to my new personal user and continue this talk conversation there? Marsoft (talk) 13:44, 9 February 2011 (UTC)

Nomination of Marine Software Limited for deletion[edit]

A discussion is taking place as to whether the article Marine Software Limited 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/Marine Software Limited 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 high-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 notice from the top of the article. Flat Out let's discuss it 12:56, 30 March 2015 (UTC)