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February 12

02:31:18, 12 February 2018 review of submission by Eazelvr

re: Draft:Eazel(VR Art Exhibition Platform)

Hi, I wrote an article which is about our company. But as it is the first time writing article on wikipedia, I totally have no idea why the article declined. :( Can you give some advice about the article? :) Eazelvr (talk) 02:31, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

12:45:12, 12 February 2018 review of submission by Rulpats1

I want to know why this page is been advised to be deleted. So what are the resources where I can get guideline about creating an article on Wikipedia? Rulpats1 (talk) 12:45, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

Hi Rulpats1 - It looks like the article was deleted due to WP:G11, for blatant advertising. Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 12:47, 12 February 2018 (UTC)
Hello Rulpats1, I suggest you take a look at WP:Advertising and WP:Conflict of interest to understand what kind of issues can cause an article to be deleted for advertising, as your draft was. MatthewVanitas (talk) 22:44, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

14:59:54, 12 February 2018 review of submission by JosephineYu

Hi, I created a page waiting for review, the comment left behind was "career section is written more like a resume than an encyclopedia article." I have revised the section, could someone help and look at the page please? Thanks so much!

JosephineYu (talk) 14:59, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

Hi JosephineYu, it will be looked at when it is reviewed, which you can expect to happen in about 4-8 weeks. JTP (talkcontribs) 15:50, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

16:59:18, 12 February 2018 review of submission by Lyza6107

Hello, I have a question on how to reference or cite websites that list the subject of my article? For example, the subject of the article is "Love A Child, Inc." and they have a TV program on channels like the Christian Television Network. I found a listing for their show on a website that was not user-generated. Is that okay to cite? Same thing goes for the radio station. It looks like Wikipedia does state in their guidelines that it's only okay to list websites like this when you are mentioning a title or referenced item like a listing, but I'm not sure.

Next, my editor initially stated when I'd posted the DRAFT for review that it read more like an advertisement and after I corrected it, he stated that he questioned my sources. The challenge was that he didn't actually read my sources. For example, the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative partnership details expressively mentioned the subject of my article many times in their publication, but he questioned whether they were mentioned at all (he said he didn't have time to read them). I did list pages where the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative partnership was mentioned for my article subject in the source. I also found "The Harvard Gazette" and "The Association of American Medical Colleges - American Medicine" publication also featured this relationship. These examples point towards notability of my article subject, as do my other news and magazine sources.

Is there a way to request a fresh editor's review of the details? If not, that's ok. This editor appears to want to really follow protocol, which I'm good with. I just know that "The Harvard Gazette" and other news sources listed are considered reliable, notable sources, and am hopeful for the opportunity to get my first article published.

Thanks for any help

Lyza6107 (talk) 16:59, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

Lyza6107 - It’s not a problem, just resubmit and another editor will be along to review it. All the best. KJP1 (talk) 20:01, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

KJP1 (talk) 20:01, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

KJP1 - Hi, How do I "resubmit"? Do you have a link you could recommend with instructions somewhere? I assumed it is still in some type of review state the way it was. Thanks for all of your help. Lyza6107 (talk) 20:29, 12 February 2018 (UTC)
Hello Lyza6107, I think you've already found it, but the Resubmit button appears at the bottom of the pink Decline box. Your article is currently in line for review, as shown by the yellow Submission box at the bottom of your page. MatthewVanitas (talk) 22:46, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

18:54:44, 12 February 2018 review of submission by Vahvistus

Vahvistus (talk) 18:54, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

My article Draft:Revolutionary Left seems to have been forgotten. I entered it last October it was reviewed in December and declined for copyright violation with one of the paragraphs. I deleted the paragraph and admin cleaned up the history and I resent it. And from there nothing. Now I have noticed that a similar article on Wiki about a group called Revolutionary Socialism (Spain) that merged with revolutionary left is being edited so that it appears to be about the Revolutionary Left. I added the logo for Revolutionary Socialism and now that has been deleted and I have been notified that it will be permanently deleted from Wiki media as it is no longer being used. Is there any way of speeding up the process as the delay is leading to inaccurate changes elewhere? Vahvistus (talk) 18:54, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

21:16:12, 12 February 2018 review of submission by Julia mji

Can you please guide me on what must be fixed in this article. will highly appreciate your help Julia mji (talk) 21:16, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

21:44:59, 12 February 2018 review of submission by Bret Painter

I am trying to make an important note of the UK Picture Editors' Guild as it is a significant and notable body in the field of UK news photography. It has existed for over 40 years and is also represented by an annual awards ceremony.

I believe a Wikipedia page is necessary by virtue of the significance of the membership and nominees of the awards as all the aforementioned individuals play an incredibly important role in making sure the UK public get a rounder and truer sense of the the worlds daily news.

Please note that this Wiki article is about the awards for the UK Picture Editors Guild -

I would link to link the two and add more content to the Guilds article as an when I've written it.

I just need help starting this up.

Many thanks

Bret Painter (talk) 21:44, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

 Done Bret Painter, it appears your Draft has already been published, so problem solved. MatthewVanitas (talk) 22:47, 12 February 2018 (UTC)

February 13

02:41:26, 13 February 2018 review of submission by Tmittenfelner

I have reviewed AFC comments on the page I created and have edited the page correspondingly. I'm not sure if I should post a comment myself to indicate and/or detail what I've done or if that should only be done by certain individuals. In addition, if I am supposed to leave a comment, I don't know if I should do so by editing the page and copying the format of previous comments or if there is another, proper way to do so. Tmittenfelner (talk) 02:41, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

Hello, Tmittenfelner. Because Anime News Network is edited by anonymous users, I do not believe that it qualifies as a reliable source for Wikipedia's purposes. However, I am not an expert in anime. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 02:57, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
Thanks for taking a look into this Cullen328. I believe all the sources I cited from Anime News Network (except the first source as a general reference to Whitney's filmography, which can be omitted if necessary) are "news articles," which might be written by official contributors rather than anonymous users; I'm not certain. Regardless, articles of the same type as these from Anime News Network are cited in some current Wikipedia articles for other anime voice actors, such as Alexis Tipton, Tia Ballard, and Sonny Strait. In the case of Sonny Strait, my draft for Whitney Rodgers already has twice as many sources and is significantly shorter (I eliminated a lot of filmography information that cited cast lists from Anime News Network). These news articles usually reference news posts on Funimation's blog, and I could change the references to cite those, which I'm confident are only written by Funimation staff, but I was encouraged to use a variety of credible sources over a single credible source. I was also encouraged to use mainstream media sources, but where anime is concerned, I believe the sources I cited are among the most mainstream. Tmittenfelner (talk) 03:38, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
I just read all three of those biographies, Tmittenfelner, and in my opinion, none of those people are notable and the referencing in all of them is very poor. I did not see a single case where a reliable, independent source devoted significant attention to any of these people. Maybe they should all be deleted. Cullen328 Let's discuss it 03:59, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

05:23:57, 13 February 2018 review of submission by Julia mji

Hello, I did a lot of changes, can u pls let me know what else should be corrected. Thank you Julia mji (talk) 05:23, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

12:01:20, 13 February 2018 review of submission by

Submission is improperly sourced is what he said. Every piece of information is sourced from official sources (ITF), from the root source. Every piece. How is it improperly sourced???? If ITF is not reliable than you can immediately shut down wikipedia as all of its sources are crap/fake/non reliable. Apart from souring, many parts of the submission won't qualify. Which parts?? This is a new tournament. This article is not abundant with information but contains all info that matters except scores. You have all the information that can be expected from a tournament page at this stage of the tournament. If this is not adequate than you can direct your attention to, for example, pages of tennis exhibition tournaments which can read like an advert to quote my revisioner. I will correct myself, they are adverts, for jewelry company and such. (talk) 12:01, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

Every piece of information is sourced from official sources (ITF). Which is why the draft is improperly sourced. The bulk of any Wikipedia article should come from sources that are independent of the topic. This comes as a surprise to many new editors, but Wikipedia doesn't care so much about what an entity has to say about themselves (that's what their website is for). Rather, Wikipedia summarizes what arms-length sources have written about a topic. It is not a question of reliability (which is also important), but of neutral point of view.
You also write This is a new tournament. Because of that, there may be insufficient third-party reliable sources that cover it in detail. If that's the case, then the topic is not notable (does not qualify for inclusion). Wikipedia is not the place to "get the word out" about anything. It only covers topics of which the world at large has already taken significant notice.
By all means call attention to articles that have problems. One way to do that is by the judicious use of appropriate cleanup tags. Improving articles (or if improvement is impossible, deleting them) is a large part of what many Wikipedians do. --Worldbruce (talk) 14:38, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

15:02:38, 13 February 2018 review of submission by Saurav.webkul

Can you help me with the content type? Saurav.webkul (talk) 15:02, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

Saurav.webkul - As the reviewer who recently declined it, for me it's just an advertisement, with a long list of products, and some, not very significant, placings in some, not very notable, industry awards. But it may be that other reviewers have a different take on it. KJP1 (talk) 18:32, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

18:04:37, 13 February 2018 review of submission by Julia mji

Can you please let me know what's wrong with this article? I did include only work process, materials, gave names, notable works, big publications, even book. Julia mji (talk) 18:04, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

As an example the sentence , "Sisters experiment with various materials like China, paper clay, Fumo, and plastic giving their dolls realistic gestures and almost human characteristics, transforming them into real pieces of art" isn't written in an encyclopedic manner. You may want to look at some of the articles Category:Dollmakers as a guide, though they may not be perfect.Naraht (talk) 18:41, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

20:34:01, 13 February 2018 review of submission by Gfroding

I submitted an article on FideliTrade Incorporated and it was rejected because there was another article pending. However, neither article has been published. Can you give me an update and reason why it wasn't published? Gfroding (talk) 20:34, 13 February 2018 (UTC)

Hi Gfroding. Draft:FideliTrade Incorporated was declined for failing to show that the topic is notable (suitable for inclusion in the encyclopedia), and for reading more like an advertisement than an encyclopedia article. After more than six months without improvement, the draft was deleted in 2016. If you wish to resurrect the draft, instructions for doing so are on your talk page, but it sounds like the topic was a non-starter that is unlikely ever to become appropriate for Wikipedia. If you are a current or former employee of the company, you have a conflict of interest, and it would be unwise of you to write about the topic here. --Worldbruce (talk) 15:40, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

February 14

Request on 11:01:02, 14 February 2018 for assistance on AfC submission by Jonstokes

HEllo, I am trying to publish a Wiki page or my Boss 'Mr Jon Stokes' I haven't heard anything back regarding if it meets your requirements as of yet. Could someone please review and get in contact with me. thank you

Jonstokes (talk) 11:01, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

Hi Jonstokes. No, Draft:The Unconscious at Work did not meet Wikipedia's requirements; it was deleted for violating copyright. See also WP:BFAQ#COMPANY and your talk page. --Worldbruce (talk) 15:58, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

12:41:43, 14 February 2018 review of submission by AtlanticDG

AtlanticDG (talk) 12:41, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

My name is josh and i work for a mining company in cameroon, west africa. I want to create an article for my company to showcase to the world. I happen to be the advertising manager of this company. I have just submitted a page and received a message, it will take 2months for the review which im very patient to wait.

Please im a new member to wikipedia family and wants to part-take fully in the wiki commununity. Any advise will be appreciated


Please see your talk page for information on username changes and Conflict of interest. Edgar181, sorry I believe we both posted the same thing on the users talk page. Feel free to delete my version.Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 13:01, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

17:39:47, 14 February 2018 review of submission by Aashaydeo

Why was my article declined Aashaydeo (talk) 17:39, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

Aashaydeo - Assuming I've got the right draft, the reviewer did indicate the problems. First, you've got no sources, which are essential. And secondly, there is no indication that the person you're writing about is Notable. Most people don't warrant articles on Wikipedia - to show that somebody does you need to show there's been significant coverage of the person in a range of reliable, independent sources. And this is why sources are so important. Hope this helps. KJP1 (talk) 17:52, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

February 15

15:59:53, 15 February 2018 review of submission by Bhavanisankar07

Bhavanisankar07 (talk) 15:59, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

 Draft at TSPL (Telangana Schools Premier League)

Hi Bhavanisankar07. I see you are creating an article. You need to make sure the subject meets Wikipedia's inclusion criteria. You need independent reliable sources that talk in depth about the subject. You also cannot use Wikipedia as a source, as it user generated, and therefore unreliable. Lee Vilenski (talkcontribs) 16:06, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

18:31:30, 15 February 2018 review of submission by Moretroubleagain

Making the place holder for the author Holly Jennings. I want the author to make her own edits to her biography. The bibliography and that I know she is canadian are the only specifics I know. trying to help a friend.

Moretroubleagain (talk) 18:31, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

Hi Moretroubleagain. Your plan is at odds with Wikipedia guidelines. Being a friend of the subject creates a conflict of interest (COI), and editing with a COI (even just to create a stub) is strongly discouraged. Furthermore, Wikipedia strongly discourages people from writing about themselves. If the author is notable, one of the thousands of volunteer editors will create an article about her sooner or later. --Worldbruce (talk) 00:01, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

18:38:08, 15 February 2018 review of submission by Diveke

My article was rejected for not being adequately supported by reliable sources, could somebody please help telling me what can I do about it? I have some interviews and links for reviews of this singer´s singles, will that possible work?

Diveke (talk) 18:38, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

Diveke (talk) 18:38, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

Already answered at WP:Teahouse#Article rejected for not adequately showing the subject's notability. Please do nat ask the same question at multiple pages. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 19:03, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

20:53:26, 15 February 2018 review of submission by Maselrich

This is my first page (and I have a conflict of interest). I am writing about my own company. I asked whether this was legal before I started. and received the following email from Geoffrey Lane

"... And if you are willing to write the article yourself, disclose your own conflict-of-interest, and submit it for other editors to review, you can use our Article Wizard <> to write it and then submit it to our Articles for Creation process <> where it can be considered for publication— the backlog there is sometimes over 8 weeks long or greater, but is more likely to result in the actual publication of the article than placing your name on our Requested Articles list. Be sure to read about the conflict of interest policy and how to disclose your own COI here: <>.'Italic text"

I can explain what we do concisely, but I am not sure how many outside sources to include to convince the reviewers that the company should be included in wikipedia. Do you have any guidelines that would help me?

Also - I wonder if there is some way that I could work with a reviewer to learn the reviewing process. I am not looking to review my own page. Rather, I want to learn the process so I can do a better job of creating content.

About me, I am a retired engineering professor from university of Illinois. I work in CO2 recycling and energy storage. I could improve wikipedia, but hesitate until I learn the process.

Maselrich (talk) 20:53, 15 February 2018 (UTC)

Hi Maselrich. Writing a new Wikipedia article, about a company, and moreover one with which you have a conflict of interest, is diving into the deep end from the highest board when the pool is covered with three inches of ice. I'm afraid you are unlikely to enjoy the experience. I've left a basket of links on your talk page. Of Wikipedia's many policies and guidelines, the most immediately relevant will be WP:CORP. Novice editors are often advised to cite at least three independent, reliable, secondary sources that contain significant coverage of the company.
The reviewing process is described at WP:AFCR. The draft will be reviewed in due course, probably by the end of March. A reviewer is unlikely to take you in hand before then, we're simply too backlogged. If the draft is declined, you will receive feedback, and may ask follow-up questions of your reviewer. They, however, will move on to other drafts, so each iteration through the reviewing cycle you may be dealing with a different reviewer.
If you want to learn about contributing to Wikipedia, there are many far easier ways to start than writing new articles. I suggest you seek out a WikiProject aligned with your interests, perhaps Wikipedia:WikiProject Engineering or Wikipedia:WikiProject Chemistry, and see what they're working on. Another place you can find ways to help is at Wikipedia:Community portal. --Worldbruce (talk) 00:43, 16 February 2018 (UTC)
Worldbruce leaping backwards while both blindfolded and with your hands chained to your waist.Naraht (talk) 23:36, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
Hi Maselrich you might also find the advice for expert contributors useful. One of the major topics it covers is the difference between writing for Wikipedia and academic/technical writing. Roger (Dodger67) (talk) 07:09, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

February 16

01:26:19, 16 February 2018 review of submission by Blackflute

OK, I am new to Wikipedia and began this article after following a dead link from Howard Johnson's Wikipedia article. That dead link invited me to create an article and so here I am.

Updated the page to reflect an apparent conflict pointed out by Legacypac. There seems to be confusion between the subject Joseph Peter Daley, jazz composer and low brass specialist and Joseph Albert Daley, jazz saxophonist.

Joseph Peter Daley (jazz composer and tubist) is currently very much alive. Joseph Albert Daley (jazz saxophonist) has sadly been deceased since 5 March, 1994.

Blackflute (talk) 01:26, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

23:04:01, 16 February 2018 review of submission by Mjohnson145

A citation to an article in The Washington Post is marked as incorrect. This reference is used a number of times in the article. I looked at the help page associated with the error but did not see an explanation of the exact error the reference has. The page number is D5 which I listed as p. D5 but it is marked as an error. Also once I know how to correct this is there a way to batch change the reference? I do not see a way to access the reference directly other than a global change in the source text. Please advise. Mjohnson145 (talk) 23:04, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

Hi Mjohnson145. I've tidied up the citations for you. The main problem was that the date and page data were combined in the date field of the citation. I also applied a technique called named references so that the details of the references appear only once, the rest of the time a short name is used to save repetition. --Worldbruce (talk) 01:21, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

February 17

Request on 07:40:02, 17 February 2018 for assistance on AfC submission by AAJ KHAN

AAJ KHAN (talk) 07:40, 17 February 2018 (UTC)AAJ KHAN (talk) 07:40, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

AAJ KHAN (talk) 07:40, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

Hello AAJ KHAN, what is your question? MatthewVanitas (talk) 00:20, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

13:11:04, 17 February 2018 review of submission by

This is a upcoming Netflix movie that will have lots of attention, there should be a wiki article for it already. (talk) 13:11, 17 February 2018 (UTC) - Perhaps so, but there won't be unless you provide some sources. The current draft doesn't have any at all. At present, there is nothing to indicate that there "should be a wiki article for it" or that it "will have lots of attention" beyond your saying so. KJP1 (talk) 15:37, 17 February 2018 (UTC)
I suggest you read "Up-and-coming Next Big Thing" before making predictions like that. --Orange Mike | Talk 00:33, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

14:37:45, 17 February 2018 review of submission by Zardari123

please help me to imrove my draft as its necessary for people to know whats the truth is i am new by the way Zardari123 (talk) 14:37, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

I moved the draft back to Draft:Nawab Aali Khan Bugti. CambridgeBayWeather, Uqaqtuq (talk), Sunasuttuq 17:07, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

21:42:05, 17 February 2018 review of submission by YearbookGuy

how to publish my article YearbookGuy (talk) 21:42, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

@YearbookGuy: As was noted in the two prior reviews, the article is completely lacking in reliable sources. Further, the subject does not meet the notability guidelines for people. —C.Fred (talk) 21:48, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

February 18

06:40:48, 18 February 2018 review of submission by Jaygeo


This is my first time creating an article for Wikipedia and it has been rejected. I would really appreciate some help from anyone who might be able to offer their support or advice. I would like to know whether I should attempt to rewrite the article and resubmit or whether there are a few minor changes I could make that would make it more likely to be published.

Thanks so much in advance, your help is much appreciated.

Jaygeo (talk) 06:40, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

{{SAFESUBST:#10:40}} review of submission by Template:Order of British India

Hello, I have a question on how to reference or cite websites that list the subject of my article? for example some of the following award and medals were not submitted, and Zaman Sardar Bahadur Khan is my grandfather and behalf of this relationship, is there a way to request a fresh editor's review of the details? and if not, that's ok. This editor appears to want to really follow protocol, which I am satisfied with. I just know that "Royal Victoria Medal" and others news source listed are considered reliable, and hope full for the opportunity to get my first article published. Thanks for letting me know}}

Adeel Asghar Janjua Khan (talk) 10:33, 18 February 2018 (UTC)

19:05:53, 18 February 2018 review of submission by Enuis

Enuis (talk) 19:05, 18 February 2018 (UTC) hi I'm Enuis I just wanted to know why my article was deleted. It was about a village in Estonia?

Kind regards Enuis

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