User talk:Philiped

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Hi. Two things: First, familiarize yourself with the #redirect [[Philip Elmer-DeWitt]] syntax. Secondly, please do not write articles about yourself. That is considered bad taste here at wikipedia. -- Chris 73 | Talk 11:40, 3 December 2006 (UTC)

Philip Elmer-DeWitt[edit]

I tagged it for review, not for deletion, and that was 8 months ago! Some editor, such as myself, will eventually chop it to pieces edit it down. Thanks for contacting me. By the way, I worked in the Time-Life building mail-room summers from 1983 through 1986, and I worked at CMD, account, legal, and Life Magazine. Bearian (talk) 14:10, 14 July 2008 (UTC)

The citations were a mess, I am afraid to say. I cleaned up some of, but not all, of the formatting. At several points, the article makes significant claims, without any citations at all. Do you have any citations to sources independent of you or your employer, in order to prove your notability, rather than your fame? Assuming everything you say is true, the article appears to meet the guidelines for inclusion. Please read this about conflicts of interest and this about biographies of living persons. Bearian (talk) 15:01, 15 July 2008 (UTC)

OK, I added citations for everything but where I worked before TIME Inc. I'll keep looking. Meanwhile, can we get rid of some of those notes at the top of the item? Philiped (talk) 11:46, 19 July 2008 (UTC)

Unreferenced BLPs[edit]

Information.svg Hello Philiped! Thank you for your contributions. I am a bot alerting you that 1 of the articles that you created is tagged as an Unreferenced Biography of a Living Person. The biographies of living persons policy requires that all personal or potentially controversial information be sourced. In addition, to ensure verifiability, all biographies should be based on reliable sources. If you were to bring this article up to standards, it would greatly help us with the current 2,882 article backlog. Once the article is adequately referenced, please remove the {{unreferencedBLP}} tag. Here is the article:

  1. Ginia Bellafante - Find sources: "Ginia Bellafante" – news · newspapers · books · scholar · HighBeam · JSTOR · free images · free news sources · The Wikipedia Library · NYT · WP reference

Thanks!--DASHBot (talk) 05:27, 17 January 2010 (UTC)

So noted[edit]

I'm restructuring the statement to more closely track McCullagh's critique. --Coolcaesar (talk) 16:30, 21 March 2010 (UTC)