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    Wiki is pure evil.

    Getting an article on there is a joke!

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    You just have to follow the rules! It isn't that hard.

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    I tried! But even then i got told off for doing something wrong!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    I tried! But even then i got told off for doing something wrong!
    There are a lot of rules, they don't like people creating new articles as new users. Best way to start is editing other articles, and making friends there.

    There are some giant egos there, but there are some very helpful people too. I've not edited there in a while but I racked up something like 7000 edits a while ago.

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    Yeah, i do agree.

    I think it took me a day to get to the right page that explained how to submit it to them to read through. I did that wrong as there were two ways of doing it!

    I understand why all the rules are there but there are soooo many, and for a complete newbie like me it was quite overwhelming!

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    Kaz is working on this as it was discussed at BETT one evening, I have a friend who works for the Wikifoundation and when he's back in the UK and not being flown around the world, at the wikifoundations expense! he will be poking it with Kaz

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    Quote Originally Posted by john View Post
    when he's back in the UK and not being flown around the world, at the wikifoundations expense! he will be poking it with Kaz
    Is your friend James Bond?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    Is your friend Jimmy Wales?
    *fixed

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    Quote Originally Posted by LosOjos View Post
    Is your friend James Bond?
    Nah but I think he'd like to be lol

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    I did get it DB, work went a bit mad, sorry! Will be playing with it this next week!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Little-Miss View Post
    I did get it DB, work went a bit mad, sorry! Will be playing with it this next week!
    I'll see where my mate is in his travels I think as I've seen him on FB more that he maybe in the UK again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dos_Box View Post
    What seems to be happening in all honesty is that it is hard for us to do a simple entry without it being classed by tehm as 'self publicity, which in fact, is what every article in Wikipedia really is. The 2 lines showing what they were previously removed for <snip>
    I did argue with a few folk that it could have stood, but the fact that the reference materials (BETT Publications from IDG) where hosted on the same site was a problem and there were no sources which were considered authoritative. They would not take the SSAT site, TES Forums, personal blogs, etc ... yet once you have an article up with one authoritative you can then put further references in from other locations.

    Considering the amount of rubbish and poorly referenced materials that are on Wikipedia (yay ... let's go stick a reference in but no one will check whether that reference has the correct info anyway) it is not hard to see why Wikipedia gets a bad name as a decent reference site.

    I'm half tempted to see if we can get one authoritative reference and from a note news outlet ... the same way that many others have. Company x pays a freelance writer to prepare an article, it gets sold to a newspaper and there you go.

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    TheRegister have written about Edugeek before..

    Fasthosts brings down Edugeek - and leaves it there ? The Register

    Im sure Ive read other articles where edugeek has been mentioned too ?

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