[clug] Wikipedia and Deletionism

Randall Crook rcrook at vtown.com.au
Thu Mar 25 00:54:20 MDT 2010

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"Knowledge is power." - Francis Bacon. 1597 according to Wikipedia. 

Would it be that wikipedia has become a play thing for those who wish to control the power... 

I know, it has been thus effected from it's inception a few years back. 

The "not notable" attributions are very subjective and using them as a reason to remove information from wikipedia is quite frankly stupid. Removal for reasons of being apocryphal or inaccurate is one thing, but removal because some ignorant Americans have not heard of it is the height of idiocy. The whole point of Wikipedia is to learn of things unknown to you. 

I mean D'oh! What a bunch of morons. :)


On 25/03/2010, at 6:48 AM, 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.
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