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"WP Doesn’t Know What to Do With Almost-Famous People" 
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https://onezero.medium.com/wikipedia-do ... 776193488c

No shit, smartguy....Wiki-nits sometimes use Twitter histories to get info on people.

And here's the Nicholson AFD, which was only ten days ago. It was being written by her YT fans--allegedly. Most people voted for delete, but a few cuckoo-clocks voted to keep. There ya are, kids: Wikipedia's brokenness in one itty-bitty package.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia ... _Nicholson

I could give this blogger all kinds of rancid BLPs to look at. Doubt he would follow up. Try to contact him:
https://www.lordravenscraft.com/


Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:47 pm
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Surprisingly good piece actually, absolutely nails the basic flaw of Wikipedia - works in theory, not in practice. Even expands on the main reasons - editors are lazy, stupid, and largely disinterested in how it feels to be a victim of Wikipedia, which is a bad fit alongside the ridiculously large dragnet of notability that they defined early on, and the fact a small minority of eidtors are just complete and total fanboys. Even shows the Foundation is largely disinterested, just trotting the same old tired excuses, a desperate plea for more participants. Always good to frame these pieces around a single case study, stuff that is not so easily dismissed, while at the same time having obvious parallels with other cases to prove the institutional nature of it all.


Wed Jul 24, 2019 5:40 pm
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