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Are there rules about writing about myself?

asked 2015-10-05 10:18:48 -0500

updated 2017-07-28 13:08:05 -0500

Are there rules about writing a biography about myself?

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answered 2015-10-05 10:19:02 -0500

updated 2017-07-28 13:09:03 -0500

Yes. There's a conflict of interest when writing about yourself. Avoid it -- and students should not write about instructors.

Another reason not to write about yourself or someone you know is that most people - no matter how accomplished or awesome - do not pass the notability criteria on Wikipedia. It's fairly difficult to pass notability guidelines, so don't be upset at this - there are a lot of people that don't pass this guideline, which includes businessmen, actors, and musicians. They may be well thought of and be pretty successful in their fields, yet still not pass notability criteria.

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