[clug] Wikipedia and Deletionism

Robert Brockway robert at timetraveller.org
Wed Mar 24 21:01:02 MDT 2010

On Thu, 25 Mar 2010, Karun Dambiec wrote:

> Has wikipedia's deletionists gone too far?
> I noticed this morning they are trying to get deleted the page about the 
> Australian National University.
> The same seems to be happening for a lot of free software like DWM etc.
> Has anyone experienced the same with other free open source projects.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maui_Cluster_Scheduler was nearly deleted.  I 
got involved and helped to save it.  Maui is widely used in HPC.

Some people seriously suggested it was non-notable because it didn't run 
on their MS-Windows PC.  No joking that time unfortunately.

I also managed to get an AfD proposal withdrawn for "Boston bun" after I 
pointed out a clear US bias in that case.

There are other articles I've helped to save after they were claimed to be 

I've largely withdrawn from WP these days, after having been quite active 
for a number of years.  IMHO rules-lawyers are stiffling the processes 
that led WP to be successful in the first place.


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