[hackerspaces] Wikipedia user suggesting deleting loads of Hackerspaces!

Yves Quemener quemener.yves at free.fr
Sun Feb 20 16:24:25 CET 2011

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.


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