[Foundation-l] Mywikipediaspace

Lars Aronsson lars at aronsson.se
Tue Oct 3 00:48:23 UTC 2006

daniwo59 at aol.com wrote:

> But what if that hypothetical hotel chain wrote an article about 
> their hotel in the area, complete with amenities, prices for 
> rooms, and a phone number for booking. Would that be worthy of 
> inclusion?

Not in all that detail, no.  But that would be judged by the 
encyclopedic qualities of the text, not by the commercial motives 
behind it.  There certainly are notable hotels that deserve 
articles of their own, even if it's almost always a good idea to 
avoid writing about yourself.  What I wrote is that commercial 
companies are free to pay someone to write *good* articles for 
Wikipedia.  And prices and phone numbers are not part of any good 
article that I can think of.

  Lars Aronsson (lars at aronsson.se)
  Aronsson Datateknik - http://aronsson.se

More information about the foundation-l mailing list