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16, at 9:30 AM PDT/16:30 UTC.
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On Wed, 9 Oct 2019 at 18:33, Henry Wood wrote:
> Is the subject being a Wikimedian relevant to whether or not material
> should be published?
In practice items about Wikimedians are /more/ likely to be deleted
than equivalent items about non-Wikimedians.
I know of cases (mostly now reversed,
Speaking as an admin of Wikidata, someone having an item on the project
should never be a criterion for a scholarship. That would not be fair to
those who weren't lucky enough to get an item (I would probably delete any
item made on any of you (in this thread) unless you meet one of
> I've never created a Wikidata profile about anyone, not even someone who is
> widely known.
I did not say you had. I said that the common view on the projects
you support is that the consent of the person written about is not
necessary and that volunteers have a right to create that
Back to the original question (which is an interesting and worthwhile one,
surely applicable to many events across the movement), I would hope that
the WMF has some ability to provide guidance on these matters, or failing
that, the committees who have put together other conferences (e.g.,