BE LEERY ABOUT USING WIKIPEDIA FOR ANYTHING IN THE FUTURE AND DEFINATELY DON'T SEND THEM ANY MONEY until we find out what happens! PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO READ THE INFORMATION BELOW AND TELL ME AND EVERYONE ELSE WHAT YOUR OPINIONS ARE ON THIS!
Earlier today, I edited an article on Wikipedia on their "Green Acres" page about Arnold Ziffle where Arnold Ziffle was born. I had changed the article to reflect that Arnold Ziffle was actually born in Mooresville, Indiana and I cited references. I got a message back from someone at Wikipedia stating that they are changing it back because it was better before I changed it. How can an incorrect fact be better than the truth? Okay, I know that we are talking about a pig who had a part on a old sitcom in the 1960's, but I don't like the tone of the message which is printed below:
Recent edits to Green Acres
Information.svg Hello, and thank you for your recent contributions. I appreciate the effort you made for our project, but unfortunately I had to undo your edit(s) because I believe the article was better before you made that change. Feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions. Thank you! Acabashi (talk) 06:27, 2 January 2014 (UTC)
I also received a message that they are going to delete my article about my uncle, Hubert Harju, who died in Imo Jima in World War II. They said that the article was about a person and that it wasn't worthy because I didn't indicate why the subject is "important or significant" and that I didn't indicate why it should be in an encyclopedia. The message is below:
A tag has been placed on Hubert Eino Harju requesting that it be speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This has been done under section A7 of the criteria for speedy deletion, because the article appears to be about a person or group of people, but it does not indicate how or why the subject is important or significant: that is, why an article about that subject should be included in an encyclopedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, such articles may be deleted at any time. Please see the guidelines for what is generally accepted as notable.
If you think that this notice was placed here in error, contest the deletion by clicking on the button labeled "Click here to contest this speedy deletion". Doing so will take you to the talk page where you will find a pre-formatted place for you to explain why you believe the page should not be deleted. You can also visit the page's talk page directly to give your reasons, but be aware that once tagged for speedy deletion, if the page meets the criterion, it may be deleted without delay. Please do not remove the speedy deletion tag yourself, but don't hesitate to add information to the page that would render it more in conformance with Wikipedia's policies and guidelines. If the page is deleted, you can contact one of these administrators to request that the administrator userfy the page or email a copy to you. ~Excesses~ (talk) 11:31, 12 December 2011 (UTC)
Granted, I only wrote about my uncle and the United States Marines 5th Division in World War II. It would seem that the TRUTH and the importance of AN ACTUAL event in history shouldn't be in an encyclopedia. I am going to challenge these but don't think that I should have to. The truth was changed in the first article because the article was BETTER before I made the change! I would think that as far as my uncle's article is concerned, I would think that a personal touch on a historical event is worth reading. It puts a name to one of the countless men who died during that battle.
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