Wikipedia, the free, openly-editable, online encyclopedia has begun deleting pages of fellow Emit artists.
Already deleted are Woob and IPG.
The reasoning on the Woob delete (removed 6th June by user SchuminWeb ) was that it broke the rule Criteria for speedy deletion, rule A7
A7. No indication of importance.
An article about a real person, an organization (e.g. band, club, company, etc.), that does not indicate why its subject is important or significant.
The dictionary.com (circular) definitions…
Important – great significance or consequence.
Significant – important, of consequence.
Consequence – importance or significance.
So it would seem that the issue is with the articles on the pages rather than the artists themselves not being significant enough. I’m not sure how you would state or prove that any album or artist is important or significant though, especially for the more underground and indie artists and albums, and even harder for new releases; is a new album important?
How would you state the importance or significance of any Emit artist or the label itself? Woob is important to many people, but how would you state that in a dry article? Do artists even have to be significant? Surely it’s enough that an album or artist exists and that their Wikipedia page gives facts about the release or artist?
Wikipedia should be the fountain of all knowledge, a reference for everything that was ever thought, created or existed. It shouldn’t be a badge of honour or Who’s Who.
Is Wikipedia editor SchuminWeb going to delete more Emit pages unless they prove their significance to him?
HOW THIS CAME ABOUT
“As far as I can make out the whole thing came about because a fan posted a Repurpose page which was deleted while he was writing it! He complained, then another moderator – SchuminWeb deleted the main Woob page, then the discussion about the Woob page was deleted!
Then another fan wrote a separate Repurpose page which was deleted because it linked to a page – the main Woob page, that now didn’t exist!”
If pages are being deleted whilst still being written, then it would seem to be even harder to prove any significance. This is Wikipedia gone bad.
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