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Talk:The Social Capital Foundation/Draft

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Dear Mr. Demol, I hate to ask a critical question in our very first communication, but I must: do you have a relationship to The Social Capital Foundation? May I ask what it is, if so?

It appears that the information in the article was taken from the organization's literature--is that true?

Finally, I notice that the article (or text from it) appeared in Wikipedia. If so, CZ:WP2CZ is relevant. --Larry Sanger 20:28, 19 June 2008 (CDT)

Hi, Mr Sanger, I am in relation with them but not actually involved. The information in the article is drawn part from the literature and publications of the organization and part from Wikipedia. For example I was informed of the findings of the conferences through publications and abstracts. Please consider that this is a draft article and that it will be reelaborated shortly. I hope this can meet your expectations. Please indicate what I can do to improve and which parts would need to be developed/transformed. Best wishes. Koen Demol 21:57, 19 June 2008 (CDT)

I don't have any specific suggestions right now, except that it be written with CZ:Article Mechanics and CZ:Neutrality Policy in mind. Thanks for the reply. --Larry Sanger 12:02, 20 June 2008 (CDT)

Adding internal links (i.e., CZ links)

Koen, welcome to Citizendium (CZ) from a fellow Citizen. I hope you enjoy participating here.

I must admit this article is completely outside my field of expertise (I am a retired chemical engineer). However, I have added a number of CZ links (internal links to other CZ articles) whether they are links to currently existing articles (which show up as blue) or links to currently non-existing articles that someone should write in the future (which show up as red). As an example to help you, I only added the CZ links to the first few paragraphs.

The red links to currently non-existent articles are just as important as the blue links because they serve as prompts for people to write those articles ... and that helps CZ grow.

If you disagree with any of the links I added, please feel free to delete them. I am just trying to help you as a newcomer.

Again, merely intended as help, I note that the Metadata sheet indicates that American English (AE) will be used. If that was your intent, then the word "programme" in the section on on Social Capital should really be changed to "program".

Once again, welcome to CZ and I hope that my comments will help you. Best regards, Milton Beychok 10:38, 21 June 2008 (CDT)

Thanks! Koen Demol 12:07, 21 June 2008 (CDT)

Categories and tags

I see that you were trying to list the categories and tags at the bottom of the Edit page of the Main page. That is all automatically done by the system based on the data entered into the Metadata page. You do not have to manually do it yourself. In fact, if you try to do it manually, things get messed up. I believe that I have straightened it out now and the proper categories and tags are currently shown at the bottom of the main page. Regards, Milton Beychok 17:50, 21 June 2008 (CDT)

OK, thanks. Koen Demol 16:21, 23 June 2008 (CDT)

Missing sources

I cut seriously into the general discussion of the concept of social capital in the second paragraph. It really belongs with the main social capital entry (and is already covered there). What is important here is the discussion of the foundation's particular approach to the topic, and that is covered well in what remains. Now, we need Koen or someone to add the references that are implied (e.g. all the places where years are listed in parentheses) for Hunout's assorted publications and the conferences and this should be ready to put up for approval. Roger Lohmann 02:25, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

Approved version 1.0

Congratulations Koen and Roger on your approval of Version 1.0. D. Matt Innis 21:03, 23 December 2008 (UTC)