[hackerspaces] Wikipedia user suggesting deleting loads of Hackerspaces!

Matt Joyce matt at nycresistor.com
Sun Feb 20 18:40:47 CET 2011

NYC Resistor's article seems to be overloaded with media citations.

That seems to work.

On Sun, Feb 20, 2011 at 7:24 AM, Yves Quemener <quemener.yves at free.fr>wrote:

> On 02/20/2011 12:51 AM, Rory McCann wrote:
> > The wikipedia editor suggesting it, has made some strange claims, and
> > seems to want to delete all hackerspaces. He seems to think hackerspaces
> > are all in some big conspiracy. I added some sources to other
> > hackerspaces (e.g. when we did the cupcake challenge) and he thought
> > they were unsuitable, since "Artifactory is a hackerspace site, so it's
> > not independent of the subject. Same with 091Labs."
> Just to add my 2 cents, last time I read a bit about wikipedia's
> policies, I found a counterintuitive one : when writing about a person
> (and probably about an organization too) it is considered inappropriate
> that the subject edits its own wikipedia page. It may seem strange as
> the subject has probably more information about itself than anyone else,
> but think about it : do you want a politician or a company write about
> itself in wikipedia ? The subject is welcomed to give a lot of
> informations and sources in the talk: pages but it is independent people
> who have to decide which is relevant. That may be the reason why they
> consider a hackerspace member should not write about another hackerspace.
> Iv
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