[Wikimedia-l] Wikipedians of the year Emily Temple-Wood and Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight

2016-06-26 Thread Ed Erhart
Hi all, As many of you have heard, Emily Temple-Wood (Keilana) and Rosie Stephenson-Goodknight (Rosiestep) have been named as the co-Wikipedians of the Year at Wikimania. Congratulations to them both, along with the runner-ups Mardetanha and Vassia Antanasova (Spiritia)! You can read more about

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why are articles being deleted?

2016-06-26 Thread Vi to
My activity at en.wiki only deals with crosswiki abuse and lta "management". So don't be afraid of me but frainkly I don't find your startup incubator to be notable. In other words I don't find it to be something I expect to find on an encyclopedia. Vito 2016-06-26 9:57 GMT+02:00 Mitar

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why are articles being deleted?

2016-06-26 Thread carl hansen
Mitar, To get a deleted article back, ask an "Administrator" to move it to your User_page draft space so you can get your text/references . The text is still in the system, just not accessible to public. There should be no problem. You could even ask the Administrator who deleted it, via Talk page

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why are articles being deleted?

2016-06-26 Thread Mitar
Hi! This is restored version of the article with even more references (11) than at the time of deletion (8): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Mitar/Poligon Mitar On Sat, Jun 25, 2016 at 11:47 PM, Pine W wrote: > A number of us are currently discussing this situation on

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why are articles being deleted?

2016-06-26 Thread Pine W
A number of us are currently discussing this situation on IRC. (: I believe that the immediate concern is being addressed, and we are also discussing ways of improving the deletion process on ENWP. Pine On Sat, Jun 25, 2016 at 11:21 PM, carl hansen wrote: > Mitar, >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why are articles being deleted?

2016-06-26 Thread Lilburne
On 25/06/2016 06:49, Mitar wrote: Hi! I am an occasional editor of Wikipedia, I read it a lot, I edit sometimes, and I am at all not familiar with bureaucracies and rules Wikipedia community has developed through years (call me lazy, but they simply always look too scary and too many for me to

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why are articles being deleted?

2016-06-26 Thread FRED BAUDER
On Sun, 26 Jun 2016 15:04:54 +0100 Lilburne wrote: On 25/06/2016 06:49, Mitar wrote: Hi! I am an occasional editor of Wikipedia, I read it a lot, I edit sometimes, and I am at all not familiar with bureaucracies and rules Wikipedia community has developed

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why are articles being deleted?

2016-06-26 Thread Brill Lyle
Thanks for the responses. I think the overarching thought I have is that Wikipedia needs to learn as much from editors as editors need to learn from Wikipedia. I'm glad other editors are responding and focusing on this. I'm doing remote support of an editathon today so I will work on assisting on

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why are articles being deleted?

2016-06-26 Thread Brill Lyle
Okay, I did a pretty thorough scrub and reworking of the article. I added the logo as well as moved it to the main space. As it stood the article needed help but of course that's typical of new articles. While the citations were okay I added more to them, and found a lot of English articles as

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why are articles being deleted?

2016-06-26 Thread John
Like you where told, Having an article not assert notably, and having an article be non-notable are effectively the same thing for wikipedia. You provided several examples specifically cities and plant/animal species, both of those have inherent notability. However companies do not have such a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why are articles being deleted?

2016-06-26 Thread David Goodman
I was the person who tagged the article we are discussing for deletion as no indication of importance. I am quite aware I have a certain frequency of error, probably about 2-5%, as does essentially everyone screening articles. Therefore there is an firmly established practice , that no

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why are articles being deleted?

2016-06-26 Thread Mitar
Hi! On Sun, Jun 26, 2016 at 2:14 AM, Vi to wrote: > My activity at en.wiki only deals with crosswiki abuse and lta > "management". So don't be afraid of me but frainkly I don't find your > startup incubator to be notable. In other words I don't find it to be > something I

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why are articles being deleted?

2016-06-26 Thread Mitar
Hi! On Sun, Jun 26, 2016 at 4:01 PM, David Goodman wrote: > I was the person who tagged the article we are discussing for deletion as > no indication of importance. Thank you for commenting here and for you work! I know it is a lot of work and that errors are possible. This

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Why are articles being deleted?

2016-06-26 Thread Brill Lyle
I know David in real life so maybe I am not as objective as I could be but I know how hard he works and how diligent he is about this admin work he does. He is doing the devil's work in my opinion. I couldn't do what he does so I'm thankful for his efforts. Thank you David. When David has flagged