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This is my first effort at Wikipedia. I'm a freelance writer hired by the General Board of Discipleship of the United Methodist Church to add a page about the GBOD to Wikipedia. The information contained on the submitted page and been approved by the GBOD. What do I need to do next?


GBODtom (talk) 17:01, 16 April 2010 (UTC)

Hi GBODtom. All articles on Wikipedia need to be neutral, notable, and verifiable. At present this article, though obviously well-written, is clearly not neutral in tone, and it's not obvious that the GBOD is notable enough to warrant an article of it's own. If you think it is sufficiently notable, you might want to find some verifiable citations to independently-published sources that confirm it. You might also want to look at the Wikipedia policy on conflicts of interest and specifically the section "Promotional article production on behalf of clients". I hope this doesn't put you off Wikipedia too much, your contributions are most welcome provided you can satisfy the requirements for neutrality, notability and verifiability. Thparkth (talk) 17:10, 16 April 2010 (UTC)

OK. I'm confused. If the General Board of Discipleship of the United Methodist Church wants to include truthful and correct information about itself under and existing page for the United Methodist Church, how does it go about doing that? GBODtom (talk) 17:17, 16 April 2010 (UTC)

One more thing: the GBOD is one of the major agencies within the UM denomination. It is listed on the UMC's Wikipedia page, along with the church's other agencies. Thanks. GBODtom (talk) 17:21, 16 April 2010 (UTC)