[WikiEN-l] Wikipedia's destiny
andrew.lih at gmail.com
Fri Feb 24 08:36:35 UTC 2006
On 2/24/06, Peter Mackay <peter.mackay at bigpond.com> wrote:
> > From: wikien-l-bounces at Wikipedia.org
> > [mailto:wikien-l-bounces at Wikipedia.org] On Behalf Of Delirium
> > Stan Shebs wrote:
> > >I only see 92,000, while "Stan Shebs" gets 115,000. So how
> > is it that
> > >he's notable enough to have an article and I'm not? I even
> > have actual
> > >accomplishments to describe, albeit no bizarre physical features to
> > >snicker at (or at least I haven't noticed any pointing and
> > giggling :-)
> > >).
> > >
> > >
> > In any case, it's in the multiple tens of thousands, so I
> > think we can agree that the original Wikipedia article writer
> > didn't dig up Brian Peppers from the obscurity of the Ohio
> > sex offenders registry.
> Nevertheless, that's the only source we have. Everything else merely
> references it or comments on it.
> > As for why you don't have an article, I would've thought that
> > is fairly obvious. Unless you're famous in some area I don't
> > know about, it would seem not very many people have commented
> > publicly about you.
> 115 000 hits, Mark. That's more than the chap with the face.
> > If they have, or if you do something
> > that causes a few thousands of people to write about you,
> > then I should think you ought to have a Wikipedia article.
> 115 000 hits, Mark. That's more than the chap with the face. Start writing.
Results 1 - 10 of about 161,000 for "brian peppers". (0.05 seconds)
Results 1 - 10 of about 154,000 for "Stan Shebs". (0.03 seconds)
Let's cut the ridiculousness of this Google testing track.
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