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Nomination of Business Initiative Directions for deletion or helpEdit

Help please with Business Initiative Directions entry/article. Hi Edward,

First of all sorry if I'm writing in the wrong place and sorry for my poor English (I'm not an English native speaker) I write to you because you wrote me back, and I have not been able to contact with someone else inside Wikipedia. Neither I understand the way this website works... I find no chat boxes nor anything. I must confess I'm and old man, and perhaps because of that I found this site incredible hostile. I write to you because since august someone posted an entry on Business Initiative Directions. Its a Spanish marketing agency that sells different products and services (I have no economic relation with them, except for the fact that the owner is an old friend and an old man like I) I want to be clear on the fact that yes, I know this company, and yes, 30 years ago (or more I don't recall) I worked with them several times. It's a marketing company, but the entry accuse them of selling "fake awards". They don't sell awards at all. They do advertising and corporate events. In their events they charge a fee, this is no secret, neither is illegal in anyway. They have 50 years operating inside Spain and now inside the European Union legal framework. Their HQ is located behind the Ministry of Defense in Madrid... every soul there knows them. They offer international business gatherings, and charge a fee for that (among other things more related to traditional marketing, like flyers, magazines and banners... they don't do digital because most of them are old people that don't even have social media) This article is destroying them... based on nothing at all but the opinion of a company that got the invitation to the event and got mad because they wanted to go to an business convention in Paris for free... this people then wrote to a so called NGO that decided to wage war on this small Spanish marketing agency. They created the Wikipedia post and used all the bad press against the company to destroy their prestige...everybody has bad press... this is not fair, neither I humbly believe, was the idea behind Wikipedia. I think Wikipedia was meant to be an encyclopedia for humanity. Not a corporate revenge instrument. Please, help us and guide us on how to deal with this. My friend is asking me if their version of the post could be taken into consideration. All complains of the NGO are addressed there, and even a mixed version will be acceptable for them, but what is cruel and brutal for this company reputation is to post only the NGO version... that is not fair.

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WikiProject Genealogy - newsletter No.2Edit

Newsletter Nr 2 for WikiProject Genealogy (and Wikimedia genealogy project on Meta)
 

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Genealogy project need your vote for creation of an email listEdit

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re DYK GattiEdit

Re your kind thanks. Cheers, Edwardx, nice article

Wikipedia Asian Month 2017: Invitation to ParticipateEdit

Hello! Last year, you signed up to participate in Wikipedia Asian Month (WAM) 2016 on the English Wikipedia. The event was an international success, with hundreds of editors creating thousands of articles on Asian topics across dozens of different language versions of Wikipedia.

I'd like to invite you to join us for Wikipedia Asian Month 2017, which once again lasts through the month of November. The goal is for users to create new articles on Asian-related content, each at least 3,000 bytes and 300 words in length. Editors who create at least four articles will receive a Wikipedia Asian Month postcard!

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Women in Red World ContestEdit

Hi. We're into the last five days of the Women in Red World Contest. There's a new bonus prize of $200 worth of books of your choice to win for creating the most new women biographies between 0:00 on the 26th and 23:59 on 30th November. If you've been contributing to the contest, thank you for your support, we've produced over 2000 articles. If you haven't contributed yet, we would appreciate you taking the time to add entries to our articles achievements list by the end of the month. Thank you, and if participating, good luck with the finale!

WikiProject Genealogy - newsletter No.5 -2017Edit

Newsletter Nr 5, 2017-12-30, for WikiProject Genealogy (and Wikimedia genealogy project on Meta)
 

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A demo wiki is up and running!

Dear members of WikiProject Genealogy, this will be the last newsletter for 2017, but maybe the most important one!

You can already now try out the demo for a genealogy wiki at https://tools.wmflabs.org/genealogy/wiki/Main_Page and try out the functions. You will find parts of the 18th Pharao dynasty and other records submitted by the 7 first users, and it would be great if you would add some records.

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About the Everette Taylor articleEdit

Hi, I am writing concerning the UPE tag on the Everette Taylor article. I wish to remove it as I have actively edited the page, adding info and citations and I didn't collect a dime for my edits, I don't want my reputation smeared over some other editor's mistake. I hope my work on the page is adequate enough for you to consider taking off the banner. Thanks


Majid Al Futtaim : "too promotionnal issues"Edit

Information are directly extracted from regional media sources but also from the US (e.g CNN, Bloomberg). Since the beginning of my intervention on this page (but also before if I am right), several sections have been taken off because they were "too promotional".

In most of the cases, my interventions are objective bullet points, they are simply presenting and don't have any subjective elements. It is simply not consistent and coherent to systematically remove them. They respect the rules of Wikipedia. Shall I request third parties to step in in order to validate the extracts in question ?

-- Wikicapitaineben (talk) 18:01, 14 December 2018 (CEST) — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A01:CB00:D7:E000:E092:830E:467B:AE52 (talk)

Yo Ho HoEdit

Deletion of Starqt awardsEdit

Greetings, i have seen you have deleted the page Starqt Award. And as per your two comments places on the tag does not indicate how they fit in on the Article written . Would you be so kind and put the article on the draft instead of deleting and with no room for discussion. Also consider writers are taking their time to writer an article for the wikipedia and by that offer advise or direct them so they can properly do it right and not deleting an article with no proper direction as to what needed to be done or at least you would have said " The page will be deleted but it will be placed under draft so it can be re-edited in proper way" Kindly put the page to draft instead of deleting the entire work someone was working on for weeks. Thanks Ndizibanana (talk) 01:37, 23 September 2019 (UTC)

Thank you, Ndizibanana. If you would like to request that the deleted article, Starqt Awards, be restored as a draft, you will need to contact the deleting admin, User:Bbb23. Edwardx (talk) 10:09, 23 September 2019 (UTC)

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Stewart ResnickEdit

i think your fastidious adherence to describing that man as only a "businessman" has orwellian undertones to it. i am not trying to remove businessman but add another label that i have demonstrated through both sources and by definition is true. Wikipedia has a common sense policy too, remember. I'd really like to know why i am wrong if in fact i am. if we can get some third party input too that would be great! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2600:387:8:11:0:0:0:C0 (talk) 20:35, 23 September 2019 (UTC)

Thank you. I have added a heading to your comment, so that people will know that this is about Stewart Resnick. Otherwise, there would be little or no prospect of third party input. I would suggest that you read Wikipedia:Manual of Style/Lead section before reinserting "farmer", "farm owner" or suchlike. Resnick owned a janitorial services company, and then the Franklin Mint, before he was involved in agricultural produce. And his expertise is in branding and marketing, not farming. Having "farmer", "farm owner" or suchlike in the lead is quite misleading. In any event, there is no mention of anything of the sort in the body of the article.
Before you posted on my talkpage, your edit summary included "not trying to start an edit war". By adding "farm owner" to the lead, that is precisely what you are doing. I will be removing "farm owner" from the article lead, and will copy this thread to Talk:Stewart Resnick, where it would be better to continue, if you hope for some "third party input". Edwardx (talk) 23:02, 23 September 2019 (UTC)

"Rachel Matthews" listed at Redirects for discussionEdit

An editor has asked for a discussion to address the redirect Rachel Matthews. Since you had some involvement with the Rachel Matthews redirect, you might want to participate in the redirect discussion if you wish to do so. Geraldo Perez (talk) 19:31, 24 September 2019 (UTC)

Books & Bytes – Issue 35, July – August 2019Edit

  The Wikipedia Library

Books & Bytes
Issue 35, July – August 2019

  • Wikimania
  • We're building something great, but..
  • Wikimedia and Libraries User Group update
  • A Wikibrarian's story
  • Bytes in brief

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On behalf of The Wikipedia Library team --MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 06:58, 27 September 2019 (UTC)

Re: article Rodney Mims Cook, Jr.Edit

I deeply apologize for the issues from my edits to this article. Would you be willing to give me guidance as to how to correct the issues so this article can remain posted? I am a novice Wikipedia content creator, so am not familiar with all of the policies governing posts and edits, but am more than willing to learn.

12.163.219.138 (talk) 14:55, 27 September 2019 (UTC)

Thank you. As you will be aware, I have nominated this article for deletion at Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Rodney Mims Cook Jr.. This process will last for seven days, and anyone can contribute to the discussion. As you are apparently being paid for your time here (I am not), I suggest you read WP:COI, and then WP:GNG and WP:BIO. Then try to find in-depth coverage of the subject in reliable sources and suggest appropriate revisions at Talk:Rodney Mims Cook Jr. Edwardx (talk) 16:11, 27 September 2019 (UTC)

The Signpost: 30 September 2019Edit

Tech News: 2019-40Edit

16:50, 30 September 2019 (UTC)

Tech News: 2019-41Edit

15:35, 7 October 2019 (UTC)

DYK nomination of Edoardo Mapelli MozziEdit

  Hello! Your submission of Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi at the Did You Know nominations page has been reviewed, and some issues with it may need to be clarified. Please review the comment(s) underneath your nomination's entry and respond there as soon as possible. Thank you for contributing to Did You Know! Yoninah (talk) 00:13, 8 October 2019 (UTC)

This Month in GLAM: September 2019Edit





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Earl's Court Square has been nominated for Did You KnowEdit

 Hello, Edwardx. Earl's Court Square, an article you either created or to which you significantly contributed,has been nominated to appear on Wikipedia's Main Page as part of Did you know . You can see the hook and the discussion here. You are welcome to participate! Thank you. EnterpriseyBot (talk!) 12:01, 12 October 2019 (UTC)

Tech News: 2019-42Edit

23:33, 14 October 2019 (UTC)

Chief Mike AdenugaEdit

Hello, Edward.

I noticed that you undid my edit concerning the chief yesterday. I thought that perhaps this had something to do with the fact that I didn't include a reference. As such, I've taken the liberty of restoring it but including an appropriate link this time.

Yours sincerely,

O.

O.ominirabluejack (talk) 04:37, 15 October 2019 (UTC)O.ominirabluejack.

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