re: edits to Deerfield High School
First, welcome to Wikipedia. I hope you enjoy editing!
I want to explain why I have removed your edits from this article.
The Wikiproject:Schools group oversees articles on schools on Wikipedia. According to their guidelines, alumni are only added to an article if they are the subject of their own article, or are eligible to be the subject of their own article. Especially when the subject is not already the subject of an article, it is critical that there be an independent, third party source that confirms that the person attended the school. Without these sources, wit is impossible to tell the difference between a legitimate person and some attempt at vandalism. Please check out the the policy on reliable sources, and please feel free to readd this person if you can find a reliable source that confirms she went to Deerfield (blogs for the most part cannot ever be used as a reliable source, especially when it is the blog of the person being referenced). I also strongly encourage you to consider writing an article about this author, as I am pretty sure that it should be easy to find sources confirming the notability of a best selling author.
- Heya Tiny!
- In response to your question on my talk page, I think the Simon and Schuster source should work fine. It is a source independent from the school and the author. The second source establishes definitively that her work was on the NYT Best Seller list. As far as I am concerned that is legit.
- As far as formatting the reference, try going to Template:Citation. There are many examples that you can cut and paste .... then fill in the information from the source you are using. The templates I use the most often I just keep on my page under "Citation Templates". They are not absolutely required, but as the article gets assessed to being a better article, it is generally required.
- I'll let you go ahead and try it out ... if you need help, drop me a line. LonelyBeacon (talk) 03:28, 2 January 2011 (UTC)
- I tweaked the spacing a smidge, but otherwise it looks good .... at some time in the future, the info might need to get templated, but that is not really needed now. While I don't have a problem, some editors take a very strict interpretation of an author needing an article to be included ... its not really right, but it sometimes leads to strife. If you get around to creating an article for her, that should put everyone at ease.
- Really great work! LonelyBeacon (talk) 17:41, 2 January 2011 (UTC)
re: Simone Elkeles
I think you did a great job to establish notability and get the article started. That should satisfy just about anyone who might come along. I dabbed it up a little, but I think it is a great start to an article.
- I just added some project tags on the article discussion page. If you need specific help with some technical aspects of the article, these links can take you to the group of editors who are more "expert" in young adult/childrens literature. If you ever get to the point where the article really improves and you want it assessed, this is the group that would be responsible for doing the assessment. LonelyBeacon (talk) 23:13, 2 January 2011 (UTC)