Date: Sun, 20 Feb 2011 15:40:35 +0100
From: Mike Dupont <jamesmikedupont(a)googlemail.com>
Subject: Re: [WikiEN-l] [Foundation-l] Missing Wikipedians: An Essay
Well this is a similar problem I am having with adding details to, or new
articles about Kosovo, even my attempts are getting deleted.
Mike, certainly this would be a systemic bias issue, but some of your editing
needs refining to avoid running into problems.
Having problems even getting the Turkish, Bosnian or
Albanian alternative names
added without being deleted, even if sources
Why should all these alternate names by included in the English Wikipedia? I've
seen you raising these name disputes repeatedly on this list and at various
noticeboards; you need to stop forum-shopping and instead open an RfC so this
can be centrally discussed. You're looking a bit like a single-purpose account
on this issue and such issues have been taken to ArbCom before, see
[[WP:ARBMAC]]. Tread carefully.
let alone a coverage of members of parliament (list of
them deleted as not
That list was 1) formatted in a very unusual way, with each person having a
heading and with almost no wikilinks 2) almost entirely unsourced. It wasn't
deleted as non-notable, it was deleted as being a directory. If you want lists
of living people to stay you need to format them according to the manual of
style for lists and source them properly. Particularly for such a controversial
area as Kosovan politics we cannot be cavalier about making claims to do with
living people. I have restored the history to
I have begun cleanup. If you want such a list back in mainspace, it needs
formatting and sourcing properly.
Also local pop-stars who are not notable by English
newspapers are deleted, even
if they are well know and unavoidable.
If you can provide reliable sources in non-English languages, such articles can
certainly be kept. I've done so before. The key is to actually provide the
sources and not merely assert notability.
p.s. The format of my emails tends to come out weird on this list - sorry.