Comments: My _Guardian_ column on Wikipedia Inclusionism vs. Deletionism (vs. Wikia)

Seth, don't forget Angela Beesley when documenting how Wikia principals "use" Wikimedia projects to promote Wikia and adversely manipulate valid competitors. Here is just one small "memory hole" example of how Beesley would rather the world not see what she's up to:

Posted by Gregory Kohs at March 5, 2009 09:00 AM

Self indulgent anecdote...

I was an enthusiastic wikipedia editor, working on many pages. Until one day, one page that I was rather fond of and put a lot of work into was up for deletion. I did my part and argued for keeping it, but in the end, it was gone.

I know when I'm not wanted. I discovered a love for making videos and got into YouTube when it was cool back in 2006. That kick-in-the-pants of seeing my beloved article deleted really bought it home to me that work was unappreciated, so it all worked out in the end.

(PS, I may told this story here before, as I'm holding a bit of a grudge, but I couldn't find it on google. Sorry if this is a re-post.)

Posted by Bill P. Godfrey at March 6, 2009 08:59 AM