On 31 July 2016 at 14:44, <jayvdb(a)gmail.com> wrote:
I looked quickly at AN and it seems the issue is about
creating items about
Wikimedians who dont clearly meet the notability criteria.
No; the deleted items include:
* Items about talks given at Wikimania
* Items about the people who gave those talks, after agreeing that the
talks could be videoed and made available publicly; using only the
names or nicknames (usernames) by which they identified on the
publicly-viewable web pages about Wikimania
Note that some of the deleted items about talks were for talks given
by people about whom we had, and still have, Wikidata items.
Recreating items about users after they haved
objected, is dangerous ground to be walking on
Poppycock. What if other people about whom we have items object? What
about people whom we have Wikipedia articles? Why should "users" be a
Wikidata needs an accepted and enforced BLP.
Probably, What it does not need is /involved/ admins deleting items
when no policy allows them to do so, and then refusing to recreate
them so that a proper deletion discussion can take place, when their
deletion is challenged.
I assume these items in question would fail the
proposed BLP due to lack of
reliable source, if it was anything like reliable sources is defined on
It is Wikidata, not Wikipedia, notability policy - and certainly not
an ill-conceived, draft Wikidata policy which has attracted little
support - which applies. The items in question (both those about
talks, and the speakers) satisfy that.
However, the inability of the Wikidata community at large to see and
discuss these deleted items prevents that community from coming to
consensus about that.