User talk:Rod Viator
Wikipedia Mentor Needed
I'm new to Wikipedia and am in need of a mentor. I have created a page entitled Margaret Davis Teague. She was a fascinating person and did great work in the field of radiation biology. I have posted a bio and partial work on radiation biology and would like to contribute more. Specifically her book on radiation biology that she did for her doctorate dissertation. I need assistance on how to get this on Wikipedia. My hope is that other research scientist will review her work and find that one link to their studies that may be of benefit to all. Any assistance you can offer would be deeply appreciated. Thanking you in advance regarding this matter, I am Sincerely yours, Rod Viator (talk) 13:09, 5 February 2010 (UTC)
- Greetings Rod Viator, I see you're up for adoption, and I'm in the market. If ever you need advice or answers, just ask me -- any question, any time. I'd like to help however I can. Happy editing - Draeco (talk) 05:11, 14 February 2010 (UTC)
Margaret Davis Teague
I looked at your page about Margaret Davis Teague per . I spent a little time with Google to see if she met Wikipedia's notability requirements and came across her obituary at http://boards.ancestry.com/topics.obits/7241/mb.ashx — which contains the same text that's on your page. Copyright is important, and WP can't just accept material duplicated from elsewhere.
You should read Wikipedia's WP:NOTMEMORIAL section, which says (among other things) that "Wikipedia is not the place to memorialize deceased friends, relatives, acquaintances, or others." I also recommend reading WP's notability requirements. As it stands—outside of the copyright violation—she doesn't appear to meet the criteria based on either the general notability guideline or the more specific academic.
The above doesn't mean you should just give up, though. If you think she does meet the criteria, look for supporting documentation and references. That will go a long way to getting her a page of her own.
Lastly, I have to say that it sounds as if Dr. Teague was a great teacher and person, so even if she doesn't get her own Wikipedia page, I'm sure her family and students will remember her. Dori ❦ (Talk ❖ Contribs ❖ Review) ❦ 01:14, 9 February 2010 (UTC)
- First off, thanks for your dedication to spreading knowledge to the world, and your dedication to the memorial of your mother-in-law. Unfortunately, you will have difficulty both in (1) publishing her paper here and (2) perhaps also writing an article about her.
- Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, not a place for publication of individual scientific papers. Think of Encyclopedia Britannica - would they publish such papers? No. And I'm also not aware of any Wikimedia Foundation projects (related to Wikipedia) where it could be published. But there may be other venues; consider submitting it to scientific journals in the field. Was it published by her original University? Sorry to be the bearer of bad news in this respect.
- The first section you have created (everything except the scientific paper) is the start of an article that might fit on Wikipedia. To qualify, you must find and provide verifiable sources about her life and work in newspapers, magazines, journals, television, or any other type of cite-able material. In a nutshell, an article on her must meet the notability criteria at Wikipedia:Notability (academics) or it will be deleted.