[hackerspaces] Wikipedia user suggesting deleting loads of Hackerspaces!

ITechGeek ITG at ITechGeek.com
Sun Feb 20 05:12:57 CET 2011

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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