On Tue, Apr 28, 2020 at 4:38 AM Adjoa Linda Fletcher <belrivers(a)gmail.com>
I'm not sure what your intention was in dropping this link on the list
(maybe spell it out in the future?), but I took a look, and noted a few
things you could improve as you continue to work on the article:
1. You seem to be citing mostly non-reliable sources. This does not
improve the article. If you have one reliable source for a fact, it's
better to cite just that, rather than that plus two non-reliable sources.
Citing non-reliable sources can make your article appear lower-quality than
it might actually be. Examples of non-reliable sources you have used are
(which uses capebio.com
itself as a source, i.e. a source
related to the article subject, and therefore non-reliable for this
article), or the unsigned piece in Cape Business News which looks like it's
based on Capebio's own press release.
2. In fact, seeing as the test has not been validated and accepted for use,
what you are citing so far is all based on the inventor's and his company's
own public relations materials. The publication called The South African
at least notes in its headline "UWC alumnus claims new COVID-19 test can
cut waiting times by 64%", noting its source being the university's own
public relations department. This means that there is still no basis in
the article for establishing the notability of this person. You will need
to find significant coverage of this person in reliable sources *unrelated*
to him, his company, or his university.
Since you said you are still working on the article, I have not questioned
its notability on-wiki, but you should know that at the moment, the article
would not pass the general notability guidelines, if someone else were to
3. You use bare URLs in the citations, instead of proper citation
templates, that would mention the name of the publication etc. The visual
editor can help you fill out the citation fields if you find the template
confusing, and there are also gadgets that help with that.
Asaf Bartov (he/him/his)
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