User talk:Teaks73

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March 2010[edit]

Information.png Welcome to Wikipedia. The recent edit that you made to the page Independent School Entrance Examination has been reverted, as it appears to be unconstructive. Please use the sandbox for testing any edits; if you believe the edit was constructive, please ensure that you provide an informative edit summary. You may also wish to read the introduction to editing for further information. Thank you. JamesBWatson (talk) 09:04, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

Speedy deletion nomination of Jason longhurst[edit]

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A tag has been placed on Jason longhurst, requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section G11 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the page seems to be unambiguous advertising which only promotes a company, product, group, service or person and would need to be fundamentally rewritten in order to become an encyclopedia article. Please read the guidelines on spam as well as Wikipedia:FAQ/Business for more information. You may also wish to consider using a Wizard to help you create articles - see the Article Wizard.

If you think that this notice was placed here in error, you may contest the deletion by adding {{hangon}} to the top of the page that has been nominated for deletion (just below the existing speedy deletion or "db" tag), coupled with adding a note on the talk page explaining your position, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the page meets the criterion, it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the page that would render it more in conformance with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. Lastly, please note that if the page does get deleted, you can contact one of these admins to request that they userfy the page or have a copy emailed to you. JamesBWatson (talk) 09:07, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

Information.svg Please do not add inappropriate external links to Wikipedia, as you did to Green infrastructure. Wikipedia is not a collection of links, nor should it be used for advertising or promotion. Inappropriate links include (but are not limited to) links to personal web sites, links to web sites with which you are affiliated, and links that attract visitors to a web site or promote a product. See the external links guideline and spam guideline for further explanations. Because Wikipedia uses the nofollow attribute value, its external links are disregarded by most search engines. If you feel the link should be added to the article, please discuss it on the article's talk page rather than re-adding it. Thank you. JamesBWatson (talk) 09:29, 31 March 2010 (UTC)

April 2010[edit]

Welcome!

Hello, Teaks73, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are some pages that you might find helpful:

I hope you enjoy editing here and being a Wikipedian! Please sign your messages on discussion pages using four tildes (~~~~); this will automatically insert your username and the date. If you need help, check out Wikipedia:Questions, ask me on my talk page, or ask your question on this page and then place {{helpme}} before the question. Again, welcome! JohnCD (talk) 11:19, 1 April 2010 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of Environmental infrastructure[edit]

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The article Environmental infrastructure has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

this is an unsourced essay or original research, which "defines" a new, specific meaning "the next generation development stage in environmental planning" for the commonly-used phrase "environmental infrastructure" - see WP:Neologism.

While all 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 {{dated prod}} 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 {{dated prod}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. The speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. JohnCD (talk) 11:35, 2 April 2010 (UTC)

General advice on contributing[edit]

I am sorry that your initial contributions have met with criticism; I noted that on the talk page of the Jason Longhurst article you asked for advice, and I will try to provide some.

One of Wikipedia's fundamental principles is Verifiability, which includes: "The threshold for inclusion in Wikipedia is verifiability, not truth—that is, whether readers are able to check that material added to Wikipedia has already been published by a reliable source, not whether we think it is true." Everything that might be questioned needs to be cited to a reliable source.

Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, not a notice-board, and is not for first publication of anything new: see WP:No original research. Even when something has been published elsewhere, there is a requirement of Notability, which is not a matter of opinion but needs to be demonstrated by showing "significant coverage in reliable sources that are independent of the subject." The point is that as an encyclopedia Wikipedia is selective about article subjects, and its editors do not themselves decide what is interesting or important enough to include: the test is, have other people, independent of the subject, thought it interesting and important enough to write about?

Your article Place making seemed to be attempting to define a new term, (your edit summary said "new definition") without citing any sources, and so would not have been acceptable - see also WP:Neologisms#Articles on neologisms. However, there is an existing article Placemaking, acceptable because it cites sources to show that the term is actually in use, not newly-defined, and so I have turned your article into a redirect to that.

The formal Proposed Deletion notice above explains problems with Environmental infrastructure.

I see that Jason longhurst has been deleted. Apart from not giving any indication that the subject met the notability requirement, it was written in a promotional style, using expressions like award-winning and a leading figure, which are discouraged as peacock terms - Wikipedia is not for promoting anyone or anything and requires a neutral point of view.

There is a good general summary of how to write acceptable articles at WP:Your first article.

Finally, if you are connected with Mr Longhurst or with iSEE Ltd, you should read two more guidelines:

Regards, JohnCD (talk) 11:35, 2 April 2010 (UTC)