[hackerspaces] Wikipedia user suggesting deleting loads of Hackerspaces!
wilder at trip.sk
Mon Feb 21 02:24:14 CET 2011
Our Progressbar hackerspace page http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Progressbar
was deleted few hours ago by this guy:
This page has been deleted. The deletion and move log for the page are provided below for reference.
* 00:40, 21 February 2011 RHaworth (talk | contribs) deleted "Progressbar" (It's an unremarkable event)
On Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 11:12:57PM -0500, ITechGeek wrote:
> That is the same guy who nominated HacDC for deletion. This guy is a
> one man Wikipedia cleaning service:
> On Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 6:51 PM, Rory McCann <rory at technomancy.org> wrote:
> > As others have noticed, lots of hackerspaces on wikipedia are suggested
> > for deletion.
> > I noticed it first for the hackerspace I'm a member of, TOG in Dublin,
> > Ireland. The article was lacking decent sources, so I've researched and
> > updated it a lot now. (That's one benefit from this, I've managed to
> > improve that wikipedia article a lot (I think))
> > I've written up my dealings so far
> > http://www.technomancy.org/hackerspace-wikipedia-delete/
> > 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."
> > If you have a hackerspace on wikipedia, you should check it out, see if
> > you need to add any sources, is that article lacking. This might be a
> > good thing for your hackerspace. Since I spruced up the TOG article,
> > I've realised how much many of our members have done!
> > If you're a wikipedia expert, could you have a look at that article and
> > the AfD page for it
> > (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/TOG_(hackerspace)).
> > Do you have any advice to give on improving the article, any feedback?
> > I'm not sure if I'm doing everything right and would appreciate feedback.
> > Happy Hacking
> > Rory
> > _______________________________________________
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[wilder at trip.sk] [http://trip.sk/wilder/] [talker: ttt.sk 5678]
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