Hi, this is Soni, previously known as TheOriginalSoni. It is time to get the Wiki back into Wikipedia
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A.T Still University Edits
I'm currently working on how to correctly edit the content on the A.T. Still University page to not have the page be flagged as an advertisement. I would greatly appreciate any help regarding this issue, specifically what content we need to delete in order to remove the flag. I have tried multiple times to edit the content and remove content that I feel is written as an advertisement and it shortly after is deleted or changed back to the original content.
As an advertising agency on behalf of ATSU we want the page to contain only true facts regarding the University and it's entities. Wikipedia and ourselves both want the same result, I would just appreciate your help in getting to that point. Thank you in advance. LauraSchmitz20 — Preceding unsigned comment added by LauraSchmitz20 (talk • contribs) 18:25, 24 April 2015 (UTC)
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Co-op Pilot Results & Mentoring
Hey there! The Co-op has been on a hiatus for a bit, but we are planning on opening up shop again soon. When you're able, please read over and respond to this update on our talk page. We have favorable results from our final report regarding the pilot, and we are interested in seeing who is available to mentor when we reopen our space and begin to send out invites again. Thanks, MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 23:16, 24 June 2015 (UTC)
Wikipedia Entry for Mulgrave School
Soni, my name is Karem Planas and I work for a non-profit independent high school in West Vancover BC (Mulgrave School). My predecessor created a Wikipedia entry for our school that was deemed to be promotional and advertising. Most of the schools around us have Wikepdia entries (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collingwood_School and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crofton_House_School). We would like to have the opportunity to edit the article in a way that meets Wikipedia guidelines. Should we dispute the delete or create a new page? If dispute is suggested, should I reach out to the last editor? Thanks Soni! Mulgravecomms (talk) 19:26, 8 July 2015 (UTC)
- Hello Karen (Mulgravecomms),
- First, I see that your username is "Mulgravecomms" which appears to be an account for Mulgrave school than for your own personal uses. Per Wikipedia:Username_policy all accounts are supposed to be personal only, therefore I suggest that you either get the account name changed or make another account for yourself only and use that account for editing Wikipedia.
- Now to answer your question, for any article to be created, Wikipedia requires that all articles here be notable. In this case, almost all schools are considered notable so that isnt an issue. But the content in those articles also needs to be neutral and encyclopediac. While I cannot see the article that was deleted, I think this is the case here. Can you link the article to me so I could see what the discussion is?
- As for what you should be doing, I suggest that you dispute the delete but also make sure to remove anything that might be considered promotional. This means that anything that is not a fact needs to be removed or sourced. For example, statements such as "The school was established in 1980" will be a fact, but "The school has a high quality of top-notch education" is not a fact. Any non facts need to be cited by reliable secondary sources. I personally recommend erring on the side of caution though and first removing anything non neutral/non factual.
- Also, a common error that new editors usually make is to directly copy-paste information from elsewhere. Please note that this is considered a copyright violation and also results in immediate deletion of pages. A way around it is to simply write everything in your own words and ensure not even a single sentence in the article is identical to any other external locations.
- Hope this helps. Please feel free to ask me any further information.
- Soni (talk) 05:11, 9 July 2015 (UTC)