User talk:Seanconant

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Hello, Seanconant, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions.

I noticed that one of the first articles you edited was The Gettysburg Address (film), which appears to be dealing with a topic with which you may have a conflict of interest. In other words, you may find it difficult to write about that topic in a neutral and objective way, because you are, work for, or represent, the subject of that article. Your recent contributions may have already been undone for this very reason.

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About the film's website[edit]

Assuming you are associated with the film and its promotion, you may want to have someone correct a couple small grammar errors on the film's website. On the About The Film page, there is the phrase "where it was willed to remain for the American people by it's last private owner"; the "it's" should be "its", no apostrophe.

Lower on that page there is the sentence "There is no better opportunity for a researcher or enthusiast to connect personally with our nation's rich history than to visit and see places, artifacts, and manuscripts with our own eyes!" The problem with this is that "a researcher or enthusiast" is singular and "our" (in "our own eyes") is plural; this is probably best addressed by simply pluralizing to "researchers or enthusiasts".

These are minor niggly points, I know, and I wouldn't raise them if the film weren't educational in nature, and thus apt to be considered for viewing by educators, who are often niggly creatures. --Nat Gertler (talk) 02:13, 2 June 2014 (UTC)

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Proposed deletion of Sean Conant[edit]

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The article Sean Conant has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

WP:NOTABILITY - director of an unreleased film, author of an unreleased book does not add up to notability.

While all constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. Nat Gertler (talk) 15:49, 11 February 2015 (UTC)


Dear Wikipedia: I don't know much about adding information to your website, other than the limited amount I've figured out on my own in conjunction with the work I'm currently producing. I don't know who NatGertler is, and I won't spend any more time than this trying to justify the additions I've made to wikipedia--obviously there are others, like NatGertler, who know the rules for Wikipedia better than I do, and can also speak to the legitimacy of me and my work so definitively and promptly. But if NatGertler were to take the time to research what he/she/it determines unworthy of inclusion on wikipedia--before he/she/it deems it unworthy or attempts to assess its "notability"--I think he/she/it would not so immediately jump to these conclusions. That's all I will say, and I won't spend any more time trying to add information to wikipedia.

Notice of Conflict of interest noticeboard discussion[edit]

Information icon This message is being sent to inform you that there is currently a discussion at Wikipedia:Conflict of interest/Noticeboard regarding a possible conflict of interest incident in which you may be involved. Thank you. Nat Gertler (talk) 16:47, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

COI[edit]

Sean, you need to stop editing the article directly. Please read the content below. You also need to make a disclosure per the Terms of Use. Thanks

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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. Jytdog (talk) 13:21, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

Orphaned non-free image File:The Gettysburg Address movie poster.jpg[edit]

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Note that any non-free images not used in any articles will be deleted after seven days, as described in the criteria for speedy deletion. Thank you. Kinu t/c 23:22, 25 April 2015 (UTC)