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October 12

14:52:28, 11 October 2017 review of submission by Ayirp Sharma

Hi, I am wondering why my submitted article has been rejected. It is possible for you to guide me what are the concerns.
Ayirp Sharma
Hi Ayirp Sharma. I have returned User:Ayirp Sharma/sandbox to the pool of drafts to be reviewed, because the reason given for declining it was incorrect. There are, however, many problems with the draft which, if not corrected, will cause it to be declined.
The method of referencing is incorrect. I have redone the first inline citation as an example. Redo the others. If the source is available online, give the complete url for it rather than just a partial path like " › ... › Executive Council › News Releases › 2005 News Releases 4" or a file name like "Aspen Ridge Area, Saskatoon, Canada.pdf".
Large sections of the draft cite no sources, which leaves the reader/reviewer wondering where that information came from and whether it is correct. If it came from personal knowledge, such as from being his daughter, be sure to comply with Wikipedia's conflict of interest guidelines. Wikipedia may only include information from published, reliable sources.
The Saskatchewan Order of Merit is a significant honor, but the others listed are much less so. The Royal Society of the Arts, for example, has 28,000 Fellows, and seems to admit almost anyone willing to pay the monthly dues. Move insignificant honors out of the lead, and consider omitting them from the article entirely. --Worldbruce (talk) 15:56, 12 October 2017 (UTC)

10:23:30, 12 October 2017 review of submission by Truesix123

Hello, How can I add a logo for this software?

Truesix123 (talk) 10:23, 12 October 2017 (UTC)

Hi Truesix123. Any logo is likely copyrighted. A logo can often be included in an article under the fair use provision of copyright law, but that provision does not apply to drafts. So for now, don't add a logo. If and when the draft is accepted and published, then revisit the matter. Adding an image is a two step process: first upload it, then use it in on a page.
Go to Commons:First steps and carefully step through the tutorial. When you get to "First steps/Uploading files", don't dive in too hastily. First follow the link on that page to learn about the different licensing options. Other useful advance reading includes Wikipedia:File names and Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Images, which will prepare you to answer important questions the upload wizard will ask you. If after that you have any questions or doubts, there is a dedicated help desk for image uploading.
Once you've uploaded an image, the picture tutorial can guide you through how to use it on a page. --Worldbruce (talk) 13:57, 12 October 2017 (UTC)

15:40:53, 12 October 2017 review of submission by Vespro Latuna

I tried to create an article about the founder of italian-spanish startup Watly, using material I found on the web, but the draft has been rejected by Dr Strauss, who's currently on vacation. Perhaps someone else can help me finishing the article and make it fits better with wiki policies? Thank you very much

@Vespro Latuna: Hello, Vespro. Thank you for your submission to Wikipedia. Our apologies for the great delay in response. Right now, there are about 1,000 submissions in the queue ahead of yours, so I expect that it will be another month before a reviewer gets a chance to look at it. A quick look at your draft shows little change since it was declined back in June for being overly promotional. I see that you did seek clarification from the reviewer who made that decision and it is unfortunate that the reviewer has refused to provide it. My quick look didn't show me an overly promotional tone, but I might have been distracted by the poor spelling/grammar and the failure to provide complete bibliographic detail in your footnotes (even when you use the {{cite web}} template, you often don't bother adding most of the parameters). Later today, I'll head back to the draft and re-format one or two of your footnotes to show more of the essential bibliographic information. Other than that, I can only suggest that you take a look at some of our better-quality articles on entrepreneurs, such as Satoru Iwata, Walt Disney, or Eli Lilly. Doing so might give you some ideas on how to better conform your writing style to the style used in those articles. I hope this response has been helpful. If you have any further questions, feel free to ask. NewYorkActuary (talk) 18:46, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

19:51:47, 12 October 2017 review of submission by Shrutispm.ak

Hello, thank you for reviewing the article named Dr. Addanki Ranjeeth Ophir. He is a noted preacher, reformer, author, songwriter, singer in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh states of India. His books were published by Tate Publishing and Enterprises LLC. Would you tell me if a news channel telecast the news of the topic is a valid reference for the topic's notability? A debate was held on the book 'Haindava Kraisthavam' between the author, Addanki Ranjeeth Ophir and Hindu Dharmachaarya Prathistan was telecast live for 7 hours on TV5 news channel. Please check the following link: Waradhi is a Telugu daily newspaper which has published various news about the author, reformer, and social activist. Please check the following links;  ; Shrutispm.ak (talk) 19:51, 12 October 2017 (UTC)

@Shrutispm.ak: Hello, Shrutispm. Thank you for your submission to Wikipedia. Our apologies for the great delay in response. A biography that is sourced only to the subject's web site is never going to be accepted for publication here on Wikipedia. As with all other biographies, this one will need to demonstrate that the subject has received in-depth discussion from reliable, authoritative sources. As for your specific questions, a seven-hour telecast of a debate is certainly something of interest but, in itself, does not confer encyclopedic notability on the author (if anything, it might serve as evidence of the book's notability, but not the author's). As for the other links you asked us to check, it didn't help your case to send us to the website of a suspended account. And the main landing page of the Waradhi newspaper doesn't tell us anything about the subject of the draft (you'll need to be a lot more specific about where on that site we should be looking). In all, I think you've got a lot more work to do in showing that the subject has satisfied the notability guidelines set forth in WP:BIO. I hope this response has been helpful. If you have any further questions, feel free to ask. NewYorkActuary (talk) 19:08, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

October 13

01:30:36, 13 October 2017 review of submission by Matthew8187

It said the article did not have citations, but I did place citations. What really confuses me is I used a reference of another local church and that page on wikipedia has no references yet is published. Please help. (See link below to reference church),_Illinois)

Matthew8187 (talk) 01:30, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

  • Hi user:matthew8187 - The problem with the citations in this article are more to do with three of the four references being direct primary sources. Wikipedia is made up of pages sourced by secondary sources. I'm sure with a little bit more notoriety it will pass AfC. The other page you linked did not go through AfC. Hope this helps With Thanks - Lee Vilenski(talk) 13:39, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

13:11:47, 13 October 2017 review of submission by 2604:2000:F604:8000:69CC:E08:3C28:AAF5

2604:2000:F604:8000:69CC:E08:3C28:AAF5 (talk) 13:11, 13 October 2017 (UTC) i recently submitted a profile for a new client for wikipedia - Jeffrey Citron - it was declined due to sourcing i think. Can you help me with that so it is posted.

15:28:41, 13 October 2017 review of submission by Arboryama

I added some more sources to this after it was rejected. Are there still any problems? Thanks. Arboryama (talk) 15:28, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

@Arboryama: Hello, Arboryama. Thank you for your submission to Wikipedia. Our apologies for the great delay in response. I think, with the sources added since the last decline, this draft is acceptable for publication. I reach this decision mainly on the basis of the subject's having co-written an Angouleme award-winning work. Unfortunately, you cite this fact only to a catalog biography that was almost certainly written either by the subject himself or by someone associated with him. I've added a "better source needed" tag to the statement, but am prepared to accept the draft for publication even with this tag in place. So, all that is needed now is for you to re-submit the draft for review. When you do, drop a note on my Talk page and I'll see that the draft gets published. NewYorkActuary (talk) 19:39, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

16:27:30, 13 October 2017 review of submission by Benonaji

Benonaji (talk) 16:27, 13 October 2017 (UTC) This submission's references do not adequately show the subject's notability. Wikipedia requires significant coverage (not just mere mentions) about the subject in published, reliable, secondary sources that are independent of the subject—see the guidelines on the notability of organizations and companies, the golden rule and learn about mistakes to avoid when addressing this issue. Please improve the submission's referencing (see Wikipedia:Referencing for beginners and Help:Introduction to referencing/1), so that the information is verifiable, and there is clear evidence of why the subject is notable and worthy of inclusion in an encyclopedia. If additional reliable sources cannot be found for the subject, then it may not be suitable for Wikipedia at this time.

The comment the reviewer left was:

needs independent sources

20:02:48, 13 October 2017 review of submission by Germanshepard

I am requesting assistance to have my account "Germanshepard" renewed, plus the renewal of my revised draft of "Kenneth Donald Tolmie." I would be very grateful for your help. Germanshepard (talk) 20:02, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

Hi, @Germanshepard: There is no problem with your account since you are able to post with it. You draft is also here Draft:Kenneth Tolmie, you can work to improve it. -- Ammarpad (talk) 09:38, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

23:07:04, 13 October 2017 review of submission by Carolinadreamin

I'm looking for guidance on making sure my edits for the article Solar Power in Pennsylvania are good. In particular: - Is the tone on-point, or is it laudatory or critical? - How should I write the introductory paragraph? - How large should the images be here?

Thank you for your help

Carolinadreamin (talk) 23:07, 13 October 2017 (UTC)

Hi, @Carolinadreamin:, It turns out the article you are trying to create already exists in Wikipedia. You can now improve it here: Solar power in Pennsylvania. Thank you. Ammarpad (talk) 09:27, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

October 14

Request on 10:10:13, 14 October 2017 for assistance on AfC submission by Ysl33

I'm requesting assistance on The article Love Cures Cancer. I am referencing notable credible sources, For example LA times & NBC I'm having a problem because the article again has been rejected. How can I get Wikipedia to accept my credible sources?

Ysl33 (talk) 10:10, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

Hi, @Ysl33: You're welcome. Your article was (unfortunately) rejected 3 times based on notability and lack of reliable sources concerns. It is really sad but you should know not everything will have an article on Wikipedia. I may advise you to use news links provided in the draft to find more independent sources. And one editor has suggested (in the draft) you read Referencing tutorial. If all that fails, I may personally suggest you should find any other notable topic and write about it because Notability cannot be created where it doesn't exist. Thank you –Ammarpad (talk) 06:30, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

October 15

13:39:11, 15 October 2017 review of submission by Divyanshu0.2

Dear Sir my article on google search about Bharti Sharma showing a photo which is not her's, earlier it was showing the correct photo, the information about her is right but the picture is not her's, kindly help to correct the problem. With regards, Thanks

Divyanshu Kumar

Divyanshu0.2 (talk) 13:39, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

Hi, @Divyanshu0.2: You're welcome here. What you see on Google cannot be altered from here, it is Google algorithm that resulted in that not Wikipedia content. In summary, it cannot be changed. Keep checking one day you'll see the problem rectified. Thank you. –Ammarpad (talk) 06:17, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

14:52:42, 15 October 2017 review of submission by Adarrah

Voceditenore, it's Adarrah again. When I attached Helen Schreider's photo yesterday it disrupted her bio that was in a box. Could you please reassemble the bio back into a box and place it under Helen's photo. If Voceditenore doesn't see this or is unavailable, could someone else please do this for me. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Adarrah (talkcontribs) 14:52, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

Hi Adarrah, I've fixed it. By the way, if you want to get the attention of a specific user you need to ping them, an unlinked mention of the username does not generate a notification. (View this in "edit mode" to see how I pinged you.) Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 16:00, 15 October 2017 (UTC)

20:05:23, 15 October 2017 review of submission by Adarrah

I would like Frank's photo to be incorporated into his bio box, the way it had been done for Helen up above. Also both bio boxes (with the photos) should be the same size. If at all possible the bottom part of Frank's photo should be cropped, so in this manner it would match Helen's. And a further matter, I would like the photo of La Tortuga on the lake to be enlarged. This is very important visual evidence and should be made more prominent. Thank you so much for doing this.

yellow tickY Half done. Hi, @Adarrah: The Frank's photo has been moved to infobox. Photo of Lake is not enlarged because Wikipedia is not Instagram. Image is only for encyclopedic use here and the present size is enough. Also I am advising you to concentrate more on adding new reliable sources to your draft not adding pictures, as it was previously declined due to lack of reliable sources. Thank you. –Ammarpad (talk) 06:08, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

October 16

Review of Submission for Mobil 1 Cup Series by NerdyGamer429

Hi, I am wondering why my article/page, 2018 Mobil 1 Cup Series, was rejected. I am a new user to Wikipedia, so I am not so sure why this happened. If anyone has any answers, please let me know. Sincerely, Ezra Costa (NerdyGamer429)

@NerdyGamer429: You didn't fill this request correctly so as to see you details. You can see the reason of declining your draft by visiting the draft again. –Ammarpad (talk) 05:37, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
@NerdyGamer429: I took the liberty of looking up your article: Draft:2018 Mobil 1 Cup Series. It has no references, at all, so that would be necessary before the article can be accepted. It's also important that the article is written how it is to be read; and tables with no information in them are not advisable. Lee Vilenski(talk) 14:18, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

02:49:21, 16 October 2017 review of submission by Gazebobooks

Hi there, just wanted to check why the article concerning Gazebo Books was declined.



Gazebobooks (talk) 02:49, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

Hi @Gazebobooks: Your article Draft:Gazebo Books was declined and subsequently deleted because it is Obvious advertising meant to promote book. Wikipedia is not place for advertising. –Ammarpad (talk) 05:30, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

09:43:02, 16 October 2017 review of submission by

How can I change the name of a page that I just created? (talk) 09:43, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

Welcome, Non registered editors cannot rename article. And you did not create the above article you only edited it. –Ammarpad (talk) 11:44, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

13:12:26, 16 October 2017 review of submission by Teabro578

I would like to know why my article was denied.

Teabro578 (talk) 13:12, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

Hi, @Teabro578: you did not specify the draft, however you can go back and open the draft there must be reason for declining left for you. –Ammarpad (talk) 14:06, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
Hi, @Teabro578: I have added the draft into the opening of this ticket for it to be easier for people to help. The reviewer left the reason of "This submission's references do not adequately show the subject's notability. Wikipedia requires significant coverage (not just mere mentions) about the subject in published, reliable, secondary sources that are independent of the subject" - In the draft that you have left, you have one reference; which isn't enough for an article; regardless of how good it is. You do need to expand the references given, and also back up the text with the references. Hope this helps. I would recommend looking up a few more references for him and use reference tags within the article if you think it should be successful. Hope this helps Lee Vilenski(talk) 14:14, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

15:50:46, 16 October 2017 review of submission by Adarrah

Adarrah here. Thank you for for making adjustments to the draft. I have a question for you. Helen has a clipping from Washington Post with a detailed story on their travels in an amphibious jeep, but the date had been cut off. This is the info that she has: Ed Koterba, “Tribute to a Jeep,” Washington Post This had probably been written in late 1956. I am unable to find it on Google. Does Wikipedia have some way to check on dated stories in major newspapers? This would be a great article to add to my submission. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Adarrah (talkcontribs) 15:50, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

Adarrah, the column was also syndicated. See this from The Morning Herald Hagerstown, Maryland (November 27, 1957), p. 10. at Unless, you have a subscription to, only a fairly garbled OCR version is available, but it should be clear enough to verify they're the same article. Voceditenore (talk) 17:01, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

16:10:50, 16 October 2017 review of draft by Westlondon12345

How do I add an infobox with an image

Westlondon12345 (talk) 16:10, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

Hi, @Westlondon12345: I've added infobox for you. Now remain the picture. But ensure you fully understand Wikipedia Policy on Images copyright. For now I will advise you to focus more on providing reliable sources to your draft, image can be uploaded any time later. –Ammarpad (talk) 16:57, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

17:44:50, 16 October 2017 review of submission by Mickeystwin33

I would like to know why my page was not approved, and how to fix it so it can be approved? Mickeystwin33 (talk) 17:44, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

@Mickeystwin33: Hello, Twin. Thank you for your submission to Wikipedia. I see two major problems with your submission. A quick look reveals the first of them -- you haven't shown any familiarity with the basic techniques of constructing a Wikipedia article. If you haven't already done so, I encourage you to read WP:Your first article and then work through our WP:Tutorial. Doing this will alert you to the various techniques and conventions that we use here on Wikipedia. The second major problem is going to be a bit more difficult to address. Right now, your entire submission is nothing more than a closely-paraphrased version of the material found in the Informative Speaking section at . If you believe this to be an encyclopedic topic (and I assume that you do believe that), you are going to need to demonstrate that the topic has been received in-depth discussion from reliable, authoritative sources other than the association that sponsors the competition. I hope this response has been helpful. If you have any further questions, feel free to ask. NewYorkActuary (talk) 05:30, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Request on 18:46:13, 16 October 2017 for assistance on AfC submission by Gwidow

This is my first article submission, and I didn't get much clarity on why my sources are not considered credible. Is it because the sources/links I used are too unreliable? Is it because I didn't provide enough support in the article? Really just trying to pinpoint what I can improve so that I don't spin my wheels.


Gwidow (talk) 18:46, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

@Gwidow: Hello, Gwidow. Thank you for your submission to Wikipedia. The best source of information as to why your submission was declined will be the reviewer who looked at it. You can find that reviewer's name and Talk page link in the "decline box" near the top of your draft. But I took a quick look at the draft and found that I too would have declined it, and for the same reason. The issue is not the credibility of the sources -- it was the lack of them. You presented only two references, one to a public law that already has its own Wikipedia article and another to a journal paper that appeared to be supporting just a single sentence in your draft. So, where did all the rest of the information come from? Right now, the draft reads like your own personal reflections on the subject of automated compliance management for health-care providers. And the article will need to be something other than that; it will need to be a summary of what the authoritative sources have said about the subject. By not demonstrating the support of reliable, authoritative sources, the draft was properly declined for failing to cite such sources. I expect that such sources do exist, and I encourage you to place some more effort into finding them. I hope this response has been helpful. If you have any further questions, feel free to ask. NewYorkActuary (talk) 03:29, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

19:09:18, 16 October 2017 review of submission by Olivia Fries-Farr

I am wondering why Olivia Fries-Farr article has been declined. Please provide issues.

Also please provide directions on how to make this information public to people who search Olivia Fries-Farr.

Thank you, Olivia Fries-Farr (talk) 19:09, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

@Olivia Fries-Farr: First, it is very important for you to note; Wikipedia is not a place for advertising and Wikipedia don't allow creating acticles to promote people like you're trying to do. You draft is non encyclopedic in it is entirety. I am also advising you to read my first Article, reliable sources and notability to gain good grasp of what is acceptable here –Ammarpad (talk) 20:23, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

23:53:08, 16 October 2017 review of submission by Skdwived

Hi All, I have written about this new cosmetic brand, please review & provide feedback. (Skdwived (talk) 23:53, 16 October 2017 (UTC))

@Skdwived: Hello, Skdwived. I've submitted your draft for review. Given the current backlog, it will likely be more than a month before a reviewer gets a chance to look at it. In the meantime, however, you will probably want to expand on the draft a bit. Right now, the draft says only that the brand exists and that is sold in certain places. This, of course, can be said about any brand. If that's all that can be said about this particular brand, the draft is unlikely to be accepted for publication. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. NewYorkActuary (talk) 02:50, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

23:55:42, 16 October 2017 review of submission by Revalicejane

I'm new to Wikipedia and have experienced some confusion over how to submit articles. I submitted my first one, Edgar Haynes, via Articles for Creation and it was approved. I was told at that time that since I was a registered user I could now submit articles directly. I submitted a second article, Alice Wynekoop (biography), which is still needing review by a second contributor. I'm not sure how I managed to submit the article that way. Now I've written a third article - Murder Trial of Alice Wynekoop-- and thought I was submitting it in the same manner as the second, but it looks like it's in Articles for Creation. Is there a way to get the Murder Trial of Alice Wynekoop out of the Articles for Creation avenue and go direct? Or do I need to?

Thank you!

Revalicejane (talk) 23:55, 16 October 2017 (UTC)

Welcome @Revalicejane: Yes, you can now directly create article on main space per your edit count and even created two articles already. That is impressive. But now since you already started your article in Draft there is no cause to worry just leave it, it will give you more leverage to edit freely (unlike directly in mainspace, where any mistake can be tracked in RC and summarily reverted by another editor). Also you should know using Draft space is not condescending, often many established users with thousands of edits do start their articles in draft and later moved it to mainspace. (It seems this is your concern). However, in your next article, just type the title is search bar directly it will result in redlink and you can see line asking you whether you want create it, then click on it, it will lead you to edit interface. Then you can create from there. But you've to be cautious as whatever you save will go directly live. Thank you –Ammarpad (talk) 05:32, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

October 17

04:55:14, 17 October 2017 review of submission by Mohdabedi

I just need to know the details why my page has been declined from wiki as information which i have provided is authentic and correct. i wanted to know in what way i should represent my information inorder to get accepted by wiki Mohdabedi (talk) 04:55, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

It was declined because, as it says in the submission notice, its "references do not adequately show the subject's notability". That's a polite way of putting it. In fact it has no references at all, is excessively promotional, and is partly written in the first person. Maproom (talk) 16:50, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

05:32:02, 17 October 2017 review of draft by Daniel Höpfl

I‘d like to get some feedback whether you think this topic is significant.

First of all, it is about a German conference, in the German language. This might make it less relevant outside the German speaking countries. Second, it was deleted from the German Wikipedia (twice), undelete was refused recently.

In my opinion (and in the opinion of the majority of commenters in the deletion discussion), the topic is significant. There are no rules of significance for conferences in the german wikipedia but the conference exists for 10 years, had more than 500 attendees in 2016 and has lots of press coverage (besides pure PR reprints).

Checking Wikipedia:Notability, I see on the pro side:

  • Macoun got "significant coverage" in the press (online and printed).
  • "Notability is not temporary". Continued coverage in the press for 10 years.
  • "standalone pages": There‘s no "international converences" or "Independent Apple conferences"

Not on Wikipedia:Notability but I think this makes Macoun is significant

  • Biggest (Apple related) conference in Europe, bigger than the ones that are held in English!
  • More than 500 attendees - compared to WWDC, this is about the same percentage of potential audience.
  • Attendees from all german speaking countries and from others (2016 and 2017: 9 countries).

On the contra side I see:

  • Deleted in german Wikipedia (disputed, german Wikipedia is known to tend to delete instead of keeping).
  • Disclosure: I'm involved in the conference (team member), does this break "self-promotion and publicity"?

To address the last point, I tried to be as neutral as possible.

Do you think this topic is worth having in (the english) Wikipedia?

Thanks for your opinion.

Daniel Höpfl (talk) 05:32, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

06:35:18, 17 October 2017 review of submission by Writaliano

10:00:37, 17 October 2017 review of submission by Katharina J91

I want to settle up a company page for Bizerba Czech & Slovakia s.r.o. I don't understand, why it's not possible. Could you please explain it to me????

@Katharina J91: It is not possible because Wikipedia is not advertising platform for companies, if the company is well notable wait somebody will surely write one for it one day or you can request for it to be created by by clicking this link and following the instructions therein. –Ammarpad (talk) 17:16, 17 October 2017 (UTC)
Katharina J91 Ammarpad An article about the international parent company already exists at Bizerba, local subsidiaries of such companies are seldom notable in their own right. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 13:30, 18 October 2017 (UTC)
@Dodger67:, I am not contesting their notability, I am responding to new editor who is asking how to set up page for a company. That is why I started giving him link about policies here. Remember, majority editors (including me) when they're new the first tghing they thought of is how to create page for themselves, their schools or any thing related which will normally get deleted. (There is essay page on this but can't remember it now). So I hope you understand my intention. -Ammarpad (talk) 13:40, 18 October 2017 (UTC)
Ammarpad I am in no way questioning your intention at all. I am simply informing you of the existence of the parent company article. My explanation is for the benefit of the OP, to inform him/her that such articles are very rarely acceptable. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 13:49, 18 October 2017 (UTC)
OK Thanks. -Ammarpad (talk) 13:59, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Request on 10:53:51, 17 October 2017 for assistance on AfC submission by Rejith Mohanan

Rejith Mohan (talk) 10:53, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Request on 16:47:32, 17 October 2017 for assistance on AfC submission by Afarin Majidi

I don't know how to create inline references. I have links but can't figure out how to fix it. And my draft is under review before I fit it. :( Afarin Majidi (talk) 16:47, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

You're welcome here, @Afarin Majidi: To create inline citation just follow this simple procedure carefully. First get your statement you want provide citation for, for instance let us say you write "This is my article", so if you want make inline reference just add this <ref> at the end of the statement then add the link you have, for example, "".
Then make sure; you add </ref> at the end. That means you add something like this at the end: <ref></ref>
Once you do that properly, your citation will look like this. This is my article[1]. –Ammarpad (talk) 06:35, 18 October 2017 (UTC)
  1. ^ example

20:08:47, 17 October 2017 review of submission by Adarrah

In the second last paragraph of the first section I mention a syndicated columnist, Ed Koterba. I would like his name to be hyperlinked to this URL: I have been unable to figure out how to create a hyperlink in Wikipedia, so could someone please create the hyperlink for Ed Koterba. Thank you.

Adarrah (talk) 20:08, 17 October 2017 (UTC)

Hi, @Adarrah: You cannot hyperlink any name in any article with external link because Wikipedia is not links repository, you can only use external links for providing citations, and you've already made citations in the draft, so you can do it. –Ammarpad (talk) 05:43, 18 October 2017 (UTC)
Hello Adarrah and Ammarpad. The only thing such a link could verify is that Koterba was a "nationally syndicated columnist". So what? It's obvious that he was and it adds nothing to the article. It is a link to a website advertising a book about him, self-published by his son. In any case, the link in the citation needs to be to the actual article by Koterba referred to in the reference. I have now added a link to that column, published in another newspaper. Did you read my answer to you in the section above? Voceditenore (talk) 06:32, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

October 18

13:16:33, 18 October 2017 review of submission by Mikepotter

Could you please give me some more guidance as to why my page was rejected? The feedback says that it sounds more like an advertisement rather than an encyclopedia page. Could you please give me some advice on how I can improve it?

Mikepotter (talk) 13:16, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Note The first link, Draft:Michael Potter is correct. The other one; Wikipedia talk:Articles for creation/Michael Potter redirects to a mainspace article about a different Michael Potter. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 13:34, 18 October 2017 (UTC)
It's regarding the first link. I don't know where the second link has come from. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Mikepotter (talkcontribs) 13:50, 18 October 2017 (UTC)
@Dodger67:, No problem, it is because the name already exists, but if this draft is accepted then it will be renamed or DAB page created as appropriate. Ammarpad (talk) 13:55, 18 October 2017 (UTC)
It seems, it is not the user who is inserting it Ammarpad (talk) 13:57, 18 October 2017 (UTC)
Hi Mikepotter Don't worry about it. The links are automagically generated by a script, the "error" that happened here is because another draft page with the same title exists. My note is merely to inform other helpers about the issue. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 14:20, 18 October 2017 (UTC)
@Mikepotter: So the "article is written like an advertisement" is the feedback from the reviewer. Your username makes people think that you may well be Mike Potter, which would be a conflict of interest on Wikipedia. It would need sufficient editing; as the article is written not from a non-biased point of view, which is also against C&D. I would also like to let you know that youtube can never be taken as a reliable source - even clearly showing something; it would suggest original research, which isn't what Wikipedia is for. Lee Vilenski(talk) 15:57, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

13:55:46, 18 October 2017 review of submission by Anawave

16:26:42, 18 October 2017 review of submission by Judah Rogan

Judah Rogan (talk) 16:26, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

Why was my page closed?

16:40:12, 18 October 2017 review of submission by Richboy Brooks

Richboy Brooks (talk) 16:40, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

I'm requesting this because i need u all to make me a page?? @Richboy brooks: you're article was declined as it wasn't an article. What is it that you need from wikipedia.? Lee Vilenski(talk) 18:14, 18 October 2017 (UTC)

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