https://slate.com/technology/2019/04/wi ... ented.html
https://www.fastcompany.com/90339700/a- ... st-problem
The decision set off a heated debate. I copied the full discussion into a document; it fills 18 pages and runs more than 16,000 words. “Put up or shut up,” one contributor told multiple users in a bid to preserve the article. “Delete, as subject is not yet notable. … Wikipedia is not here to pursue social justice,” sniffed another contributor who wanted the page to come down. Although substantive points were raised by both sides, the tone of the debate was likely off-putting to all but the most dedicated Wikipedians.
Advocates scrambled to save the entry. Phelps’s page accumulated more than a dozen links to references documenting her scholarly contributions and work. But on February 11, little more than a week after it was first flagged, the page was removed.
The Phelps business was added to a Washington Post editorial decrying the Bouman squabble:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions ... d39369c46c
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia ... ice_Phelps
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia ... nomination)
Note the presence of our dear little pal Fae shitposting "this is what Wikipedia is" crap over and over. Note the "canvassing on Twitter" shrieking by Icewhiz, a habitual troublemaker in Israel related areas. Who was doing this "horrible canvassing"? Jess Wade, the original creator of the article.
And which administrator ultimately facilitated this crap? Tony Baillioni, a guy we have rarely discussed before. Conservative Catholic and deletionist patroller who now has just about every "advanced user flag" possible. Tony has written VERY DAMN LITTLE CONTENT since he showed up in 2007--right from the beginning he was a pure patroller. Obviously he's been trashing his edit history because his oldest revision is a speedy-deletion threat posted on a user's talkpage. He has deletionist friends following him around to AFDs. Not satisfied with the destruction, he also called for the article to be "WP:SALT"ed, one of the most stupid/absurd "policies" they have ever dreamed up.
An attempt to recreate the article yesterday, under a slightly different name, was swiftly destroyed by an admin shrieking "WP:SALT".
Wikipedia was born twisted, Jimbo still has the most blame for it, and leftists and libertarians who kissed Jimboass were the first predominant "controllers" of the content during the first ten years. The second ten years have been a bureaucratic nightmare. I suspect the third decade will consist of further shrieking REEEEEEREEEEEE nerd warfare, mostly conducted by right-wing POV manipulators looking to destroy the "work of SJW snowflakes" or similar pettiness. Icewhiz would have been blocked by now, except for the unhinged internal culture "protecting" certain people like him, who know how to manipulate the politics. It remains a nut magnet.
(Side note: you can tell that Ellen "Orlady" Smith has given up on Wikipedia. She was a scientist at Oak Ridge and an Oak Ridge city councilperson. With a long dark history of protecting ORNL's interests on Wikipedia. Phelps is a fellow ORNL scientist, yet Orlady never showed up to speak in her favor. I've got a list of other ORNL people and socks who have edited Wikipedia--none of them showed up on the AFD or elsewhere. ORNL even posted a video about Phelps. Not that the Wiki-Shits would care.)