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Profit[edit]

Is there any profit to me for posting articles Younus1925 (talk) 10:27, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

Yes. Wikipedia is a bottomless money pit. See Wikipedia:Paid-contribution disclosure. . .Mean as custard (talk) 10:58, 6 March 2019 (UTC)

Statistics on rejected drafts?[edit]

I added a statistic on the number of mainspace articles that are deleted each day (more than 200). Is there a statistic anywhere on the number of drafts (as opposed to mainspace articles) that get declined and/or deleted? I'm trying to give prospective article submitters a reason to think hard about this, and especially about notability. I perceive a real need for this based on the daily questions about deleted articles that show up on the help desk. -Arch dude (talk) 18:34, 3 April 2019 (UTC)

Missing link in intro[edit]

In the second paragraph of the Introduction, you say, "We summarize such sources here," but "here" isn't hyperlinked. I believe it should be "We summarize such sources here."

Thanks! Joshstrupp (talk) 13:42, 23 April 2019 (UTC)

@Joshstrupp: I suspect that "We summarize such sources here", in context, means "We summarize such sources in the articles we write" or "We summarize such sources to create Wikipedia". If I've understood that correctly, a link to Wikipedia:Reliable sources doesn't fit well in that sentence. I'll leave your request active so that someone gives a second opinion. -- John of Reading (talk) 15:10, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
@Joshstrupp: I concur with John of Reading. That sentence isn't saying "For a summary of such sources, please look over here." It's saying "Wikipedia articles summarize the published sources." I've made an adjustment to that sentence to clarify the meaning. ‑‑ElHef (Meep?) 16:39, 23 April 2019 (UTC)
@ElHef: Copy that. Makes sense. Thanks!