[clug] Wikipedia and Deletionism
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Wed Mar 24 19:52:21 MDT 2010
it's definitely biased toward the USA
*You may create the page "Good foreign
but consider checking the search results below to see whether it is already
On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 12:41 PM, Karun Dambiec <kdambiec at fsfe.org> wrote:
> Wikipedia should be able to host the content about all open source
> projects. It is after all an encyclopedia.
> And from the reason they provide for the proposed deletion of Samba, it
> looks like it is not notable because it is known well known in the USA.
> Which leads me to ask the question, on the english speaking version of
> wikipedia, do they delete articles because it is not known in the USA,
> yet something is well known in other english speaking countries?
> On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 10:30 +1100, "Jason" <j.lee.nielsen at gmail.com>
> > It seems that wikipedia is making decisions about whether or not they are
> > the correct place to list information on floss projects, is there a
> > secondary location to move this data to? I dont imagine it would tie up
> > much resources to host a wiki containing the information on all the floss
> > projects out there, and nothing would stop the secondary wiki linking
> > back to relevant content still in wikipedia, from what I could tell
> > having a quick look at their own stats, wikipedia is on the downward
> > slope of growth, I cant find stats off hand on their deletes per month
> > but I assume at some stage these two numbers will one day cross and
> > wikipedia will die.
> > I imagine a distributed encyclopaedia of some sort, maybe something like
> > wigit would be suitable for this (I havent used it, just googled for git
> > based wiki)?
> > Jason
> > 1 : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Enwikipediagrowth6.PNG
> > 2 : http://el-tramo.be/software/wigit
> > On Thu, 25 Mar 2010 09:43:09 +1100, Ivan Miljenovic
> > <ivan.miljenovic at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > On 25 March 2010 07:59, Paul Wayper <paulway at mabula.net> wrote:
> > >> Looks like a lot of these are spurious - the reason given for deleting
> > >> for instance, is:
> > >>
> > >> This software is not notable. It doesnt run on my windows computer,
> and so
> > >> most of America has not heard of it or used it
> > >>
> > >> It's a "joke". Ignore it.
> > >
> > > The rationale is probably to do with the latest DWM deletion debate
> > > (that is, open source projects' wikipedia pages get deleted because
> > > they are not "notable" in the sense that the average Joe Blow hasn't
> > > heard of them).
> > >
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