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Re: Avast & Alwil on Wikipedia
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2005, 01:45:13 PM »
English Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avast!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alwil
Is it OK if I translate this text and add it to the Bulgarian Wikipedia ?  ;D
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Re: Avast & Alwil on Wikipedia
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2005, 02:25:15 PM »
Quote
English Wikipedia:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avast!
I noticed that under Features, it list's Firewall which is obviously incorrect.
Maybe that's referring to Web Shield which is a firewall like behavior but certainly not a firewall.
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Re: Avast & Alwil on Wikipedia
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2005, 03:02:12 PM »
.:X:M:A:S:.

You are allowed to translate http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avast!, since I am the author of that article.
I don't know who wrote about Alwil and therefor I can't tell if you can freely translate it or not.

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Re: Avast & Alwil on Wikipedia
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2005, 03:43:11 PM »
Thanks Eddy ;D

Here's and avast!'s page in BG Wikipedia  ;D
http://bg.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avast!
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Re: Avast & Alwil on Wikipedia
« Reply #5 on: November 06, 2005, 02:01:46 PM »
I´ll try to translate it into spanish, but... how can i do it? I am already registered, but i can´t find an option to translate or to create a nuew article. How can i do it?

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Re: Avast & Alwil on Wikipedia
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2005, 06:20:48 PM »
Well...

Here's the license for Wikipedia.

Basically, Wikipedia to Wikipedia shouldn't be a problem at all, doing a cop, due to the license it's under.

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Re: Avast & Alwil on Wikipedia
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2011, 05:40:50 PM »
Hello,

I hope that reviving a 6-yr-old thread won't throw all the internets [sic] into a vortex of critical surreality, but I've a question that relates directly to this thread, and I thought it best to continue with it.

In the last +1 yr that I've been working with AVAST's Marketing/PR team, I've noticed several times the changing content of our Wikipedia page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avast!

So I'm curious if these changes are primarily made by avast! Forum Evangelists or if they're just other users out there in Cyberland. I'd like to coordinate with whomever is mostly responsible, in part to ensure that the most current (&/or best available) data gets put there.

If it's someone here on the forum, please contact me via email.

Oh, and THANKS for anything/everything you've done for the page thus far.

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Re: Avast & Alwil on Wikipedia
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2011, 05:46:45 PM »
There is no restriction as to who can make edits to the Wikipedia page/s, so it could almost be anyone.

Perhaps it good if this page had an RSS feed which would alert you to changed content.
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Re: Avast & Alwil on Wikipedia
« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2011, 06:02:37 PM »
So I'm curious if these changes are primarily made by avast! Forum Evangelists or if they're just other users out there in Cyberland.

While I have no idea who put this info up, I suggest you just participate there. ;)
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Re: Avast & Alwil on Wikipedia
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Re: Avast & Alwil on Wikipedia
« Reply #11 on: September 20, 2011, 11:24:48 AM »
Thanks, folks. I'm hesitant to make direct changes myself, as an employee, as such has caused controversy for other companies in the past. However, I suppose I can bypass any potential grey areas by using solid sources and by not writing anything like 'marketing text'. ;)

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Re: Avast & Alwil on Wikipedia
« Reply #12 on: September 20, 2011, 12:01:14 PM »
I think it should include more about the history of avast.

I know that we were asked about it before, when it was more like an advert, and it does still seem that way...

I am also wondering about the fact that there are a couple of links that point to a blogspot location advertising a trial download

(seem kinda spammy to me...)

[OT] Haven't you got a real rubiks cube? That one seems kinda easy... ;D

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Re: Avast & Alwil on Wikipedia
« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2011, 12:49:51 PM »
However, I suppose I can bypass any potential grey areas by using solid sources and by not writing anything like 'marketing text'. ;)

Agree.
Hope to see it updated/corrected soon. :)
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Re: Avast & Alwil on Wikipedia
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2011, 02:16:25 PM »
I think it should include more about the history of avast.

I know that we were asked about it before, when it was more like an advert, and it does still seem that way...

I am also wondering about the fact that there are a couple of links that point to a blogspot location advertising a trial download

(seem kinda spammy to me...)

[OT] Haven't you got a real rubiks cube? That one seems kinda easy... ;D



Yes, as for more of an AVAST history slant, I totally agree. I notice that on the Wiki page the year 1988 is in question, but I'm not sure why, as our biggest historical highlights (including 1988) are all documented on avast.com.

I welcome feedback on this (which is why I came here to the Forum first)... I think the following would be good on the Wiki page: 1) history (http://www.avast.com/history & http://www.avast.com/release-history); 2) awards/certifications (http://www.avast.com/awards-certifications), which I'm in the process of bringing more current; and maybe 3) AVAST Foundation (http://www.avast.com/foundation & http://www.avast.com/foundation-projects). These aspects are indisputable and easily sourced.

Also, for more credibility, we have a good list of 3rd-party press coverage (http://www.avast.com/written-about-us).

Any further thoughts on this?

BTW, my Rubik's Cube... you could say I prefer complexity sans complication - it's sort of my life's philosophy. ;)

Thanks,

Jason