Making the D list

For as long as I’ve had an entry on Wikipedia, that entry has been a “stub”: a minimal placeholder. Humbling, but at least what little it says about me is mostly accurate. And I’ve quietly enjoyed seeing what happens (or doesn’t) when one lets nature take its course with this kind of thing.

Now I learn from Rex Hammock that somebody (or bodies) at Wikipedia think I might not be “notable” enough (or something… not clear to me). So my entry now begins with “This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedia’s deletion policy.” The deletion notice is as big as the entry itself.

It continues,

Please share your thoughts on the matter at this article’s entry on the Articles for deletion page.

Feel free to edit the article, but the article must not be blanked, and this notice must not be removed, until the discussion is closed. For more information, particularly on merging or moving the article during the discussion, read the guide to deletion.

So I guess we’ll see.

4 comments

  1. jeremy’s avatar

    oh i wouldn’t concern yourself with this. this is wikipedia nonsense. I think your colleagues over on #joiito have snowballed (wikipedia lingo) this.

  2. Ian Evans’s avatar

    If you don’t belong in Wikipedia, I’ll eat my hat.

    Okay, I’ll have to buy a hat first, but then, it’s chow time.

    Seriously, I run an entertainment news site and you’re in the blogroll of my column. Your thoughts on everything from linux, to blogging, to radio have always amused, informed and inspired me.

  3. Sheila Lennon’s avatar

    Doc, maybe you’re to be the Web’s first Shepherd-like Bodhisattva — one who aspires to delay a Wikipedia entry until all other sentient beings achieve a Wikipedia entry.

  4. Doc Searls’s avatar

    Ha! All with a pulse, arise!

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