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A beer on me!
Marinamano (talk) 23:10, 20 March 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi Sara! Hope you had a nice weekend! Marinamano (talk) 19:19, 16 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hi Sara. Or should I say Sassy Sara!! Looking forward to possibly working with you in class. Jared Fong (talk) 17:06, 17 January 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Welcome to Wikipedia![edit]

It's great to hear from you! Now that I'm back on campus, I'm looking forward to working with your class. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. AmandaRR123 (talk) 20:16, 6 February 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Proposed deletion of Ipsy (company)[edit]

The article Ipsy (company) has been proposed for deletion because of the following concern:

Thinly disguised advert for a cosmetics-supply start-up, padded with a bio of the founder. The sources are the subject's own site, business-directory listings, Youtube videos, a publisher's marketing page, another Wikipedia article, and an investor-advice column, as well an article on the company's marketing and profiles of the company founder.

While all constructive contributions to Wikipedia are appreciated, content or articles may be deleted for any of several reasons.

You may prevent the proposed deletion by removing the {{proposed deletion/dated}} notice, but please explain why in your edit summary or on the article's talk page.

Please consider improving the article to address the issues raised. Removing {{proposed deletion/dated}} will stop the proposed deletion process, but other deletion processes exist. In particular, the speedy deletion process can result in deletion without discussion, and articles for deletion allows discussion to reach consensus for deletion. Calton | Talk 15:53, 18 February 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • This article is so heavily advert-formatted, I must ask you to visit our policies WP:What Wikipedia is not and WP:Paid as is standard when articles this concerning are found. Because of these policies, it qualifies for speedy deletion. SwisterTwister talk 05:35, 19 February 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Reply[edit]

Hi, thanks for message. I deleted your article because

  • it did not provide independent verifiable sources to enable us to verify the facts and show that it meets the notability guidelines. Sources that are not acceptable include those linked to the company, press reeleases, social media, Wikipedia and other sites that can be self-edited, blogs, websites of unknown or non-reliable provenance, and sites that are just reporting what the company claims or interviewing its management. As far as i checked, none of your references appeared to be independent third-party sources
  • It's possible that the company may meet our criteria for notability, but it can't rely on affiliated sources for the facts that might support that
  • it was written in a promotional tone. Articles must be neutral and encyclopaedic. Examples of unsourced claims presented as fact include: deluxe... personalized selection... tailored to the individual preferences... an extensive suite... Phan's mission... she gained recognition... a premium lifestyle network... popular... Phan has gained various awards and recognition—and so on. There's also a plug for her book, where the "reference" is her publisher. At least you didn't do an Amazon link as well!
  • Your edits indicate that you have an obvious conflict of interest when it comes to editing articles about this subject. If you work directly or indirectly for the company, or otherwise are acting on its behalf, you are very strongly discouraged from attempting to write an article at all. At best, any proposed article creation should be submitted through the articles for creation process, rather than directly. Regardless, if you are paid directly or indirectly by the company you are writing about, you are required by the Wikimedia Terms of Use to disclose your employer, client and affiliation. You can post such a mandatory disclosure to your user page at User:Sperry21. The template {{Paid}} can be used for this purpose – e.g. in the form: {{paid|user=Sperry21|employer=InsertName|client=InsertName}}. If you are being compensated, please provide the required disclosure. Note that editing with a COI is discouraged, but permitted as long as it is declared. Concealing a COI can lead to a block. Please do not edit further until you respond to this message.

Since the company may be notable, I'm prepared to restore an edited version of the text to a sandbox, but before I do so, you must respond to the COI request above Jimfbleak - talk to me? 06:45, 20 February 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Your lead section should be unheaded and summaries the article, at the moment it just says what the company sells, which looks very spammy, put in what makes it notable, the number of subscribers and the company's worth or revenue, and move most of the business model down into the text. I've removed some obviously unsuitable refs such as Wikipedia, YouTube and Phan's own website
Phan has here own article, and I've removed some of the stuff bout her that doesn't seem to relate to the title of this article
spell out and link Bay Area, NYC, and LA, not all your readers are Americans.
Jimfbleak - talk to me? 14:06, 5 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Ipsy feedback[edit]

I'm glad you got in touch! I'd be happy to take a look and will post some comments on the article or here. AmandaRR123 (talk) 14:10, 6 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]

moving pages[edit]

Obviously when you tried to move your article to mainspace, you couldn't because Ipsy was taken. So you moved it to Ipsy (company). This creates a bunch of work for other people. Please don't ever do that again. Jytdog (talk) 08:39, 9 April 2017 (UTC)Reply[reply]