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September 19[edit]

Request on 05:07:56, 19 September 2016 for assistance on AfC submission by Ritesh.bang[edit]

Hi, I have created article "Quadwave_Consulting_Pvt._Ltd." and it got rejected due to article reference issues. Please help me to make article LIVE.

Article Draft: Draft:Quadwave_Consulting_Pvt._Ltd.

Ritesh.bang (talk) 05:07, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

Hi Ritesh.bang. Wikipedia is not a means of promotion and generally speaking does not have articles on medium sized companies unless they are unusually noteworthy. As the reviewer said, Quadwave does not appear to meet Wikipedia's notability criteria at this time and I wouldn't recommend continuing to work on the draft. Also, may I ask if you have any personal connection to Quadwave? Joe Roe (talk) 16:11, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

12:09:45, 19 September 2016 review of submission by Taj.wska[edit]

Taj.wska (talk) 12:09, 19 September 2016 (UTC)


I just wanted to know why my article was declained



Draft:SHIHAN ABDUL RASHEED has no properly formatted references. Robert McClenon (talk) 06:29, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

13:11:02, 19 September 2016 review of submission by 2600:8803:7A00:19:305B:692B:6CCF:46DA[edit]

2017 in baseball

Help me please can you create a new article 2017 in baseball but no draft for it create a new article for me please. But just the 2017 in baseball article only. 2600:8803:7A00:19:305B:692B:6CCF:46DA (talk) 13:11, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

16:03:31, 19 September 2016 review of submission by Prof. Digital[edit]

I am new to creating pages, but I tried to model this pages structure and content off of other similar business pages to provide relevant, encyclopedic information. I know much of the content to be factual and not subjective, so I am looking for help as to what content on the article is deemed to "read more like an advertisement." I would like to make an effort to correct any issues. Thank you in advance, I am trying to learn so I can be a better contributor in the future.

Are you associated with the company? If so, please read the conflict of interest policy, and make the disclosure if required. Robert McClenon (talk) 06:25, 20 September 2016 (UTC)
I am not associated with the company. I went down a "worm hole" of information while researching technology in the customer service space for a school project and found this company. --Prof. Digital (talk) 17:45, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

2017 in baseball article[edit]

I Don't know how to create this article 2017 in baseball can you help me to start it please. 2600:8803:7A00:19:305B:692B:6CCF:46DA (talk) 16:21, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

As 2017 in baseball will be part of the "year in baseball" series, I imagine it will be created by one of the editors who maintain that series when 2017 comes around. I wouldn't worry about creating it yourself. Joe Roe (talk) 15:24, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

16:33:02, 19 September 2016 review of submission by Cnadak[edit]

I tried to make an article on Prof. Bidyut Baran Chaudhuri. It was rejected for many times. I cannot understand the reason. There are several articles on similar important people (e.g. IEEE Fellow) in Wikipedia. Please help me regarding this. The references those are with me, I have already attached to the article.

Cnadak (talk) 16:33, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

Your draft was not rejected many times. It appears to have been rejected once, and that appears to be based on a copyrighted image of the subject. It appears to me that the subject passes academic notability. Robert McClenon (talk) 14:27, 20 September 2016 (UTC)
It appears that you removed the history of declines from the draft. Please don't do that. The decline notices are part of the history of the draft, and they say not to remove them. Robert McClenon (talk) 14:30, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

22:05:47, 19 September 2016 review of submission by[edit]

How do I upload pictures for Kimberly Patterson? (talk) 22:05, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

If you own the pictures you may upload them at Wikimedia Commons for use in the article. Please note that this will irrevocably grant anyone the right to use them for any purpose. Joe Roe (talk) 15:28, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

September 20[edit]

00:02:21, 20 September 2016 review of submission by Robert E Young[edit]

I thought I should also include a copy of IBBY Canada's logo for his award in the InfoBox... using the "Embed File: doesn't work (presumably because it cannot be determined - other than my assertion - that the content is license-free). Am I going about the upload of an image to a InfoBox correctly?

Robert E Young (talk) 00:02, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

Hi Robert. The problem will be because of a formatting error rather than anything to do with the license (the software isn't nearly that clever!), but without seeing what you've already tried I can't say exactly what's going wrong. Generally you include an image in an infobox by simply setting the "image" parameter to the name of the file, e.g. |image=File:My logo.png. Joe Roe (talk) 16:16, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

Request on 02:47:03, 20 September 2016 for assistance on AfC submission by Tubod Founding Hero AGUSTIN GANOT MENDEZ[edit]

The requesting user has been indefinitely blocked. The draft has been MFD'd. Robert McClenon (talk) 05:27, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

September 21[edit]

23:10:33, 21 September 2016 review of submission by Atrialbyfire[edit]


I first submitted this article in January and it was declined for lack of notability. The subject has now a verified account on Twitter and I have also added a new reference about his work. Could someone check if it still lacks of notability or if it could be published as it is now? Thank you in advance - Atrialbyfire (talk) 23:10, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

2017 MLB Season[edit]

There have been only 5 teams and no other teams have been created yet create more teams like 2017 Atlanta Braves and others. 2600:8803:7A00:19:90D3:876A:C38A:6C10 (talk) 23:22, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

What is your question? Robert McClenon (talk) 23:30, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

On The 2017 MLB By team template they have only created 5 Teams But when will the 2017 Atlanta Braves Season article be created. 2600:8803:7A00:19:90D3:876A:C38A:6C10 (talk) 23:35, 21 September 2016 (UTC)

Why don't you register an account and create the article yourself? Robert McClenon (talk) 20:18, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

September 22[edit]

01:27:17, 22 September 2016 review of submission by Petertoi[edit]

Hi help desk!

Hope you can help. My wikipedia entry about a family operated apple orchard, which is a well known late-summer / autumn camp and school field-trip destination here in Ontario, as well as successful and noteworthy business, has been rejected twice.

The first reviewer provided very helpful advice on what to do to get the wikipedia entry posted, which I followed, but then was rejected by a second reviewer who rejected the post without any helpful feedback.

Am hoping to get some more constructive tips for improving the article so that it can be posted.

Feeling a little dejected here, especially due to the negative comments left by the latest reviewer.

Any other thoughts? Peter

Peter Toi (talk) 01:27, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

Hello Peter Toi, what is needed is to prove that people not connected to the Orchard are discussing it. This is done by including references to independent, reliable sources on the article. For example, here is an article in The Globe and Mail that significantly discusses the Orchard: As Canadian as selling apple pie to Americans. Find more sources like that, and it will show the orchard passes the company notablity threshold. Happy editing! -- 1Wiki8........................... (talk) 08:23, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

13:35:53, 22 September 2016 review of submission by Vicarage bobby[edit]

I am having trouble making the main heading "Leila Locke" appear in the larger text format.

also - as you can see, the majority of references are from very few publications - how can I make the numerous footnote links scattered through out the article all have the same reference number for the same publication?


Vicarage bobby (talk) 13:35, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

14:08:41, 22 September 2016 review of draft by Milo2u[edit]

I am curious as to the "right" stage of development to submit an article for review ? We have created an article that is 75-80% complete - needing image placement and references to be added to move very close to completion. Submit now or complete more of the details as mentioned ??? Thank You... Milo2u (talk) 14:08, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

An article is never ready for submission until the references are in place. The draft in question does not yet have the references in the form of footnotes. Also, the draft needs to have work done to make its formatting consistent. Images are not necessary to submit an article for review. They can be added to an article while it is pending review, or after it is accepted into article space. However, if the references are not complete, the article will probably be declined because of the references. Robert McClenon (talk) 02:42, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

16:12:19, 22 September 2016 review of submission by Villeneuveclaire[edit]

Hello , I am working for the company TECHNICOLOR S.A., which owns the license for the trademark THOMSON. We prepared inside the SANDBOX of our TECHNICOLOR colleague, Claire VILLENEUVE, (in copy of this message), the contents of the translation in ENGLISH: of the Wikipedia page, <THOMSON (Brand)> which already exists in FRENCH, under the name : <THOMSON (Marque)>:

However we received the following comments for this TRANSLATION: We should provide << significant coverage about the subject with content which must be verifiable information from third-party reliable, secondary sources that are independent of the subject>> We don’t understand this comment. Could you please tell us how to create a Wikipedia page that is just a translation in a language that does not yet exist: ENGLISH, of a Wikipedia page that exist already in FRENCH , and in which we could include the text in ENGLISH <THOMSON (Brand)> we have prepared in the SANDBOX above? Thank you in advance for your help Yours Stéphane

Villeneuveclaire (talk) 16:12, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

Bonjour Villeneuveclaire. I'm afraid there are two problems here. One is that the different Wikipedias are all independent and have their own norms and policies. Just because there is an article on a subject on the French Wikipedia, it does not automatically mean there can be one on the English Wikipedia. Translating a Wikipedia article involves a bit more work than just translating the text: you also need to make sure the translated article fits the policies, guidelines and formatting of the new Wikipedia. For example, on en-wiki we tend to be more strict about notability and referencing than many other wikis, so you would need to make sure your translated article met our standards.
The second problem is that as an employee of Technicolor you have a conflict of interest and should not really be editing articles related to the company. I would suggest you use Requested Articles to request that somebody else does the translation. Joe Roe (talk) 01:08, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

18:19:23, 22 September 2016 review of submission by[edit]

The article may be abridged at will, but apparently it needs to be created in order to solve the Wikidata problem of two entries on the Wikidata: Corneille Cacheux (Q19921939) and Cornil Cacheux (Q15967201) - Wikidata help suggested to create the English-language Wikipedia article to be able to merge the 2 Wikidata entries. They are really the same person! (talk) 18:19, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

You can just merge them using wikidata's merge function, there doesn't need to be an English Wikipedia article. Joe Roe (talk) 00:59, 24 September 2016 (UTC)
Thanks, you did it. (talk) 08:14, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

19:01:10, 22 September 2016 review of submission by 2604:2000:E016:A700:9910:BEF0:88FC:B7A4[edit]

The reviewer declined as not notable. But sent me wp guidelines that say that this person is notable - by competing in the Olympics. Is this reviewer sufficiently educated to perform reviews? Who else is being declined who should not be?

I agree in this case that the subject does appear to be notable because they competed in the Olympics. I suggest that you enter an AFC comment to that effect and resubmit. Robert McClenon (talk) 20:13, 22 September 2016 (UTC)
Not every reviewer knows all of the details of all of the guidelines. User:MarkTraceur - Please read the sports notability guidelines and look at the Olympics sections. Robert McClenon (talk) 20:15, 22 September 2016 (UTC)
@Robert McClenon: I explained on my talk page to the submitter that I should not have declined for notability, but WP:RS, because the sources submitted did not seem reliable to me. I invited the submitter to re-submit, and I imagine they are going to. I won't re-decline. --MarkTraceur (talk) 20:33, 22 September 2016 (UTC)
Even if someone is ipso facto notable, that notability must be confirmed by reliable sources. Robert McClenon (talk) 21:09, 22 September 2016 (UTC)
  • But it is.

I pointed out to Mark that just as his first decline reason was incorrect, his later second decline reason was also incorrect. Mark said that he decided it was not a reliable source without doing research. I pointed out that it is used as a source in over 39,000 wicki articles, many serving as the satisfaction of the persons notability (by being in the Olympics), and gave him a link to those articles. I also pointed him to 2 discussions on wp on a noticeboard. Those discussions say the source is reliable. I am concerned if we have people saying no to articles for bad reasons. This I think is an example. It cannot be a good way to encourage new editors.

I spelled this all out for Mark, giving him the links, here ..

2604:2000:E016:A700:9910:BEF0:88FC:B7A4 (talk) 23:00, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

19:59:39, 22 September 2016 review of submission by Russellmclendon[edit]

I recently submitted an article for creation, and it was initially declined. I have since adjusted the way the article is built and sourced, based on Wikipedia's guidelines for notability and sourcing requirements. It now cites only reliable outside sources -- including a number of newspapers, magazines and published books -- and omits sources associated with the subject. But I'm not sure if these changes suffice, as there's a backlog in articles for creation. Is there a way to find out if these changes might help, or if there's more I should be doing while I wait? I understand this forum is for assistance in editing and submitting, not for requesting a review -- I just want to make sure I'm doing all I can from my end. Russellmclendon (talk) 19:59, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

20:24:26, 22 September 2016 review of submission by Walrus Boot[edit]

It appears that someone made a change to the footnotes section. I can't tell what needs to be fixed. Thank you, Mark

In looking at your draft, the references do not appear to have been in the form of footnotes, and that is why it was declined. You need to make the references into in-line citations. Robert McClenon (talk) 02:46, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

September 23[edit]

14:04:34, 23 September 2016 review of submission by Engr.aqeel[edit]

14:35:50, 23 September 2016 review of submission by[edit] (talk) 14:35, 23 September 2016 (UTC) Xx

A previous version of an article on this person was deleted following a deletion discussion. This draft should, in my opinion, only be accepted if the judgment of the reviewer is that it provides more evidence of notability than the deleted version did. Robert McClenon (talk) 15:45, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

19:01:28, 23 September 2016 review of submission by Noushadk750= Request on 19:01:28, 23 September 2016 for assistance on AfC submission by Noushadk750 =19:01:28, 23 September 2016 review of submission by Noushadk750[edit]

Noushadk750 (talk) 19:01, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

Your draft is blank. You may have submitted it by accident before entering the intended text. Please enter the text of your draft including references and resubmit it. Robert McClenon (talk) 04:35, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

20:05:26, 23 September 2016 review of submission by Waltersobczak[edit]

Waltersobczak (talk) 20:05, 23 September 2016 (UTC) the reason why my article was rejected is not clear. those are valid url's and i am adding new citations, as i was initally instructed to. there are almost 20 citations with many of the subject covered by other wikipedia articles. what does "test edit" mean?

The draft in question is Draft:Walter Sobczak. There are two problems. The first problem is a conflict of interest, which is that you, Walter Sobczak, are trying to write about yourself, Walter Sobczak. Read the conflict of interest guideline and the autobiography guideline. The second problem is that the content was a copyright violation. Wikipedia takes copyright very seriously. In particular, while you argue that the page should not be deleted as a copyright violation because you own the copyright, that is not enough for Wikipedia. We require that copyrighted material be unconditionally released under a CC-BY-SA copyleft, not merely approved for promotional use in Wikipedia. Most copyright owners do not want to grant an unconditional copyleft release. Also, most copyrighted material that is on web sites is not neutral anyway. Robert McClenon (talk) 14:14, 25 September 2016 (UTC)
By the way, I think that the reviewer, User:KGirlTrucker81, made a mistake in declining your submission as a test edit, but that was not a major mistake, only a matter of declining using the wrong code. I would have declined it as promotional and conflict of interest (since I wouldn't have noticed the copyright violation, which was detected by one of our helpful bots). Robert McClenon (talk) 14:18, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

20:14:11, 23 September 2016 review of submission by Riknavpdx[edit]

Hello! I re-submitted this article on 24 Aug 16 in a much improved version (smiley face), and of course am waiting with bated breath for review. I noticed that my original reviewer, who declined the article, is on sort of a "leave" from wiki, so wonder if there is anything I can legitimately do to help the article along. Thank you all so much. Riknavpdx (talk) Riknavpdx (talk) 20:14, 23 September 2016 (UTC)

September 24[edit]

Request on 12:49:33, 24 September 2016 for assistance on AfC submission by Achyootamkarn[edit]

Achyootamkarn (talk) 12:49, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

please help me to adjust the image resolution. just now i uploaded the logo and its shows too bigger in the end-user. i didn't know which sized image is perfectly acceptable by the wikipedia.

Achyootamkarn (talk) 12:49, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

14:42:25, 24 September 2016 review of submission by Zaurezahmad[edit]

I am trying to upload an article on Ikram Uddin Farooqui as he was a well known and awarded story writer of hindi and urdu of his time. Help me how to upload article so that it may be accepted by wikipedia. Regards !

Zaurezahmad (talk) 14:42, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

15:32:19, 24 September 2016 review of submission by Myoceantravel[edit]

I have not been this frustrated in a long time. I am trying to create a page about the Aircraft Electronics Association. You continue to reject it without valid reasons. I have read all of your policies and complied with them. There is no reason why you are rejecting my page, yet my sister trade associations in the general aviation have nearly identical pages created at and and Why are the following pages allowed and my identical page is being rejected? You are inconsistent in your judgement and being unreasonable. For example, look up National Business Aviation Association, the Experimental Aircraft Association and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Associaiton. Please be very specific as to why you are choosing to reject my page, yet have no problem with any of these other pages. We are a notable organization, and the reason we are creating a page is because we have received numerous requests as to why we don't have a page on Wikipedia. Do not ask me to read your terms and conditions again. I have done that numerous times and complied with them. I am quickly getting to the point where our organization will give up on Wikipedia and not be a productive contributor. This is very frustrating and you do not have a quick and easy method of communication. Do not send crypted messages and simply communicate directly with me as to why are you rejecting our page. It is NOT an advertisement!!! It is not for promotional purposes!!! It is simply for reference as a notable organization!! Myoceantravel (talk) 15:32, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

In your edit summary creating the article, and above saying "We are a notable organization", you refer to "we". Who is "we"? Wikipedia has a rule of one person, one account. The submission was declined not as promotional, although it clearly is promotional if being submitted by the organization itself, but as having inadequate sources to establish notability. Read the conflict of interest guideline. Robert McClenon (talk) 22:29, 24 September 2016 (UTC)
Just to note that the article Aircraft Electronics Association created by the same user was speedy deleted from main space as promotional or advertising a few hours before the draft was created. MilborneOne (talk) 08:17, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

Request on 18:25:13, 24 September 2016 for assistance on AfC submission by Brian9577[edit]

I'm trying to create an article on Jack Etienne, the founder of Cloud 9 esports organization, but I've been having trouble finding sources to reference. I could write an article from memory based on following the esports scene but I can't find many sources that have any reputability. Most things I can find are just interviews about the esports teams themselves without any info on the history or organizational side of the organization.

I'm trying to just make a short article summary similar to Hotshotgg or Andy Dinh, as they serve similar roles as founders of esports organizations.

Brian9577 (talk) 18:25, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

20:09:49, 24 September 2016 review of submission by 2600:8803:7A00:19:90D3:876A:C38A:6C10[edit]

2600:8803:7A00:19:90D3:876A:C38A:6C10 (talk) 20:09, 24 September 2016 (UTC)

Because of the way that you wrote, the content was not displayed. You wrote '2017-18 United states Television network schedule article needs to be created.'. You can create a draft article via Articles for Creation and submit it. See Wikipedia is not a crystal ball. We will only write about topics having to do with the future to the extent that there has been coverage in reliable sources. To that extent, you are welcome to contribute. You are more likely to get articles into Wikipedia by writing them and submitting them as drafts than simply by saying that they need to be created. Robert McClenon (talk) 14:05, 25 September 2016 (UTC)

September 25[edit]