John Konrad

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This article was proposed for deletion at Wikipedia on July 2 2014. This is a backup of Wikipedia:John_Konrad. The reason for the article's deletion was: "I've never proposed a page for deletion before, so I hope I'm doing this right, and apologise for any oversights.

I don't think the subject of this page, John Konrad is very notable.

Konrad is described as an author, but his only book does not appear to have been commercially (or critically) successful. it's listed on Amazon as bargain-bin / remaindered.

He's also a blogger who stuffs his sites full of Amazon referrer links, and I think this page has created to improve his SEO rank.

This page mentions his gCaptain blog, which is now on Wikipedia's blacklist of spam domains.

http:// gcaptain dot com/author/john/ - the "Visit Authors Website" link goes to this wikipedia page

http:// theteakrail dot com/lab/ - is another of Konrad's Amazon affiliate sites. He's bungled it, but that page too also tries to link to his wikipedia page, the link where it says "the website's cofounder John Konrad"

This page cites Konrad's own Facebook page. Another cite, Failure Magazine, doesn't look very authoritative to me, either.". Purge


This article was considered for deletion at Wikipedia on July 2 2014. This is a backup of Wikipedia:John_Konrad. All of its AfDs can be found at Wikipedia:Special:PrefixIndex/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/John_Konrad, the first at Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/John_Konrad. Purge

John Konrad is the author, along with journalist Tom Shroder, of Fire on the Horizon: The Untold Story of the Gulf Oil Disaster, which chronicles the initial construction, crewmembers' existence, and eventual disaster aboard the oil rig Deepwater Horizon.[1] For the book, Konrad used his insight as an oil rig captain and his seven years of experience as an employee of Transocean, one of the world's largest offshore drilling contractors and owner of the Deepwater Horizon.[2][3]

In an interview with Failure Magazine, Konrad said:

I wrote the book because I wanted to find out what happened. The guys on the rig, the guys in Transocean’s offices, the government officials—no one had the full story. I wanted to get all the stories and piece them together.[4]

Konrad is also the founder of gCaptain, a maritime and offshore news blog.[5] He is a graduate of SUNY Maritime College and he lives in Morro Bay, California.

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