[clug] Wikipedia and Deletionism
kdambiec at fsfe.org
Wed Mar 24 21:41:31 MDT 2010
On 25/03/10 2:01 PM, Robert Brockway wrote:
> 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 I also managed to get an AfD proposal withdrawn for "Boston bun" after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 non-notable.
> I've largely withdrawn from WP these days, after having been quite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.
Ive been doing some bug fixes for mediawiki recently. But given the
deletion approach on Wikipedia, Im likely to stop contributing to
Mediawiki, and find another project.
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