[clug] Wikipedia and Deletionism

Karun Dambiec 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 I also managed to get an AfD proposal withdrawn for "Boston bun" after 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 I've largely withdrawn from WP these days, after having been quite 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.
> Rob
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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