[hackerspaces] Wikipedia user suggesting deleting loads of Hackerspaces!

Rory McCann rory at technomancy.org
Sun Feb 20 00:51:22 CET 2011

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


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
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

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