[clug] Wikipedia and Deletionism

Craig Small csmall at enc.com.au
Wed Mar 24 21:29:21 MDT 2010

On Thu, Mar 25, 2010 at 09:43:09AM +1100, Ivan Miljenovic wrote:
> 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).
Is DWM desktop Window Manager?

Just imagine how much space they'd save if they deleted non-"notable"
information off wikipedia.  While there is a lot of useful information
there is a lot that isn't useful.

The whole needs third-party references push seems completely wrong to me
too.  For objective statements primary sources would seem to be the best
place to get information.

 - Craig
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