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Your submission at Articles for creation: Paul Stallan Architect (November 16)[edit]

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DES (talk) 23:54, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

November 2013[edit]

Information icon Hello, Stallan-Brand. We welcome your contributions to Wikipedia, but if you are affiliated with some of the people, places or things you have written about in the article Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Paul Stallan, you may have a conflict of interest or close connection to the subject.

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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. DES (talk) 23:57, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

Information icon Please seriously consider not writing or adding to an article about yourself, as you apparently did at Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Paul Stallan. Creating an autobiography is strongly discouraged – see our guideline on writing autobiographies. If you create such an article, it may be deleted. If what you have done in life is genuinely notable and can be verified according to our policy for articles about living people, someone else will probably create an article about you sooner or later (see Wikipedians with articles). If you wish to add to an existing article about yourself, please propose the changes on its talk page. Please understand that this is an encyclopedia and not a personal web space or social networking site. If your article has already been deleted, please see: Why was my page deleted?, and if you feel the deletion was an error, please discuss it with the deleting administrator. Thank you. DES (talk) 23:58, 24 November 2013 (UTC)

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--Orange Mike | Talk 17:03, 25 November 2013 (UTC)

Please help Orange Mike?[edit]

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Request reason:

Dear Orange Mike, please might you help? I am a student of architecture who is trying to promote emergent Scottish architects. I had been making progress on edits with help from wiki editor DES. I was on my second revision when it was removed. My first attempt to load an article on the architect Paul Stallan of practice Stallan-Brand read like his CV. I was in the process of making it more encyclopaedic. I am not conflicted I am just interested in contemporary Scottish architects. For example there is an wiki on two notable Scottish architects Malcolm Fraser and Tony Kettle. My plan was simply to try to contribute more names to wiki to stimulate more debate and interest. Please might you advise? I have read all of the wiki guidance and I genuine felt like I was making progress on my article. kind regards DS Stallan-Brand (talk) 17:47, 25 November 2013 (UTC)

Decline reason:

Procedural decline - new request opened. Peridon (talk) 21:33, 25 November 2013 (UTC)

If you want to make any further unblock requests, please read the guide to appealing blocks first, then use the {{unblock}} template again. If you make too many unconvincing or disruptive unblock requests, you may be prevented from editing this page until your block has expired.

Please note: Wikipedia is not the place to promote anything. 'Emergent' architects sound as if they are up and coming - too soon for articles. We record the arrived (and the past it...). You are using the name of a business. If you are not connected to that business, you should apply for unblock to change name away from any hint of connection. And stick to articles about people who meet WP:BIO with reliable independent sources WP:RS to prove it. Peridon (talk) 18:49, 25 November 2013 (UTC)
Peridon, please take a look at the AfC submission Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Paul Stallan, and the comments on it and on the previous draft. This editor has not been creating pages in mainspace, only via AfC. I had assumed from the user name that this was an autobio, but the above text seems to indicate otherwasie, if we assume good faith. It seems to me, and to at least one other AfC reviewer, that the draft is about a person who is very likely to be notable, although it needs significant improvement. It seems to me that this user has been following the instructions that s/he was given, and begin cooperative, and there is no valid reason for a block. DES (talk) 19:44, 25 November 2013 (UTC)
For editing in the architecture field, they would do best to get a name change. My comments above related mainly to the use of 'promote' and 'emergent' in the unblock request. I didn't block them, and have no objection to an unblock for name change. Peridon (talk) 19:59, 25 November 2013 (UTC)
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This user's request to be unblocked to request a change in username has been reviewed by an administrator, who accepted the request.

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Requested username:

Request reason:

Dear DES, Orange Mike and Peridon, I have proposed a user name change opposite. I hope this is helpful. DES could we pick up where we left of from? Again I understand the comments made by Peridon about not 'promoting'. I mean to 'substantiate' going forward. Could you assist me in getting this article in a form that is acceptable to wiki. As you pointed out the piece was still in draft. Please could I be unblocked? I will not propose anything final until you are satisfied fully. Stallan-Brand (talk) 20:59, 25 November 2013 (UTC)

Accept reason:

Allowing username change to requested username. Please put this request in at Wikipedia:Changing username as soon as possible to avoid re-blocking. Scroll down to Simple when you're there. Peridon (talk) 21:35, 25 November 2013 (UTC)

Unblocking administrator: Please check for active autoblocks on this user after accepting the unblock request.