Perhaps I'm just too new to writing BLP's (I've written five so far, and
I have spoken with 3 of the artists) ...I don't believe I can use
message boards and such to cite as sources. I know I have to limit the
self-generated sources I use, such as your blog. While I trust you,
maybe the folks on the talk page don't :-/ ?
Even if I have ten people confirm with me that you taught them how to
knit, the information could very well be removed without the appropriate
This is a learning experience, that's for sure! And I admit, it's a bit
surreal writing the BLP for the CTO of Wikimedia. :)
On 4/13/2011 3:58 PM, Danese Cooper wrote:
So, first of all (since Susan who originally posted this didn't know)
I'm employed by Wikimedia Foundation. My bio page predates my
employment by 6 years, but when I started working for WMF the
Community did a "make-over" on my page and I had to re-prove many
facts of my life. This year, on roughly the anniversary of my hire, a
deletionist tried to invalidate my bio because it was mostly Open
Source folks who had edited it and therefore the deletionist claimed
Conflict Of Interest (you can see it all in Discussion and subsequent
ArbCom query)...somehow in that fracas, the knitting references were
dropped and not replaced...which I think is a pity because when it is
there many people ask me about knitting in public and I've been able
to get several programmers (of both genders) to learn to knit as a way
to deal with attention issues.
As a sidenote in case you wish to restore the whole Personal
section...here's a better link that explains my Dad really did own a
rare Alfa Romeo with my unusual name spelling.
Ours was the chassis 948-11, which is described at the bottom of the
On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 12:15 PM, Mackenzie Morgan <macoafi(a)gmail.com
Her wikipedia page is:
and I believe she's referring to the Personal section which has been
edited a few times. The most recent time I can see someone putting
back the removed knitting references is:
And the most recent removal is:
On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 1:43 PM, Sarah Stierch
<sarah(a)sarahstierch.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>> wrote:
Maybe I'm missing something - what's her
Sent via iPhone - I apologize in advance for my shortness or
On Apr 13, 2011, at 1:02 PM, Susan Spencer
Can someone look into Danese's pages please?
She probably wouldn't mind if someone contacted her directly to
- Susan Spencer Conklin
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Danese Cooper <danese(a)gmail.com <mailto:email@example.com>>
Date: Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 11:53 AM
Subject: Re: Knitters and Coders: separated at birth?
To: Mackenzie Morgan <macoafi(a)gmail.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>>
Cc: debian-women <debian-women(a)lists.debian.org
danese on Ravelry, as in life ;-). I've written quite a lot
in public, although for some reason the Wikipedia
those references on my page :-(.
To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-women-request(a)lists.debian.org
with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact
Sarah Stierch Consulting
Historical, cultural & artistic research, advising & event planning.