[WikiEN-l] Fleshlight

George Herbert george.herbert at gmail.com
Sat Oct 7 17:32:57 UTC 2006

On 10/6/06, Alphax (Wikipedia email) <alphasigmax at gmail.com> wrote:
> SPUI wrote:
> > Fleshlight and its representatives have contacted us, asking that they
> > have sole discretion over the content of the page, because any edits
> > could ruin its advertising value. This is a non-notable product. The
> > page was created solely for promotional purposes. It is now gone. Danny
> > 01:06, 4 October 2006 (UTC)
> >
> > http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&q=fleshlight&btnG=Google+Search&sa=N&tab=wn
> > seems "notable", verifiable, whatever. But our hands are tied by the
> > office shit. Any company can now contact Danny, convince him that they
> > are "non-notable", and get salted.
> >
> Wrong. Any company can contact Danny saying "hello, you keep changing
> our spam, can you let us have total control of the page?" and have it
> deleted as spam under CSD G11.

I hate to "me too" this, but... G11 doesn't trump legitimate notability.

Or if it does, shouldn't, and something is grossly wrong with policy.

As is, you have just handed a mechanism to any company to get their WP
entries nuked.

-george william herbert
george.herbert at gmail.com

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