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  • sublocked

    So I created an entry for my product Cashboard, wrote it impartially, provided multiple references of articles referencing it........and the trolls who edit that site deleted it.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wik…

    Can anyone explain this? I've been covered by Web Worker Daily, Lifehacker, Freelance Switch, and multiple others.

    There is tons of shit on there that's not "notable" by those standards yet my page gets yanked? How do I get around this? Is anyone proficient in getting things to "stick" there?

    All I've had with that site is trouble.

    Nov 30, 12, 5:57 p.m. – Permalink
  • Fax_Benson

    It's more than a website. It is like a temple for the mind.

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    Dog-earNov 30, 12, 6:18 p.m. – Permalink
  • ukit2

    http://www.socialmedianews.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/wiki-jimmy-wales-align-right-2.png

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    Dog-earNov 30, 12, 6:20 p.m. – Permalink
  • cannonball1978

    Maybe you try a donation?

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    Dog-earNov 30, 12, 6:27 p.m. – Permalink
  • sublocked

    So you lot know shit all about it, just like me then eh?

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    Dog-earNov 30, 12, 6:31 p.m. – Permalink
  • waterhouse

    Start small? So, maybe ask a friend to create a "stub" for your company?

    I'm no expert, though. (Maybe I'll read the Wikipedia entry on creating Wikipedia entries.)

    • All of that just seems so backwards. Pay/ask a 3rd party to cover your company so people don't hate? What a load of shit.sublocked1/2
      If there's good word of mouth for your product, you shouldn't fret. The system works.waterhouse2/2
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    Dog-earNov 30, 12, 6:31 p.m. – Permalink
  • ukit2

    It sounds like they are worried about being overwhelmed by spam. So they kill any entry that isn't backed up by full page mentions in well known sources.

    It seems counterproductive though - isn't more information better?

    • That's the thing though - I have full page mentions and full product reviews I linked to.sublocked1/2
      They must not be authoritative enough in Wikipedia's viewukit22/2
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    Dog-earNov 30, 12, 6:34 p.m. – Permalink
  • ukit2

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wik…

    • all the things they mention seem so fucking arbitrary.sublocked
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    Dog-earNov 30, 12, 6:39 p.m. – Permalink
  • waterhouse

    ^There's another idea, tough guy.
    Find an appropriate place to name your product in an existing article.
    (Has it sponsored an event? Is it on a "best of..." List somewhere? Etc.)

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    Dog-earNov 30, 12, 6:44 p.m. – Permalink
  • ukit2

    Since Wiki is run by volunteers, you could infiltrate it, and become the person deciding what to keep. More of a long term strategy:)

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    Dog-earNov 30, 12, 6:49 p.m. – Permalink
  • sublocked

    Yeah I sponsor Rails Rumble pretty much every year.

    http://blog.railsrumble.com/2009…

    Also mentioned all the places here: http://pastebin.com/5d91mi8Z

    (seems qbn wont let me post a shitload of links)

    Anyway, it's all GigaOM, LifeHacker, Mashable, The Sydney Morning Herald, Web Worker Daily, etc.

    Honestly I haven't been keeping up pumping my newest updates to PR people, so those are all 2007-08 but still that should be sufficient in my eyes?

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    Dog-earNov 30, 12, 6:53 p.m. – Permalink
  • sublocked

    ^ of course obviously it wasn't, or it wouldn't have been deleted. I was honestly asking here to see if anyone had experience getting things to stick. Everyone seems to be approach it from the noob angle, just like me.

    • I don't think there is any trick, except that they have a high bar to accepting thingsukit2
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    Dog-earNov 30, 12, 6:54 p.m. – Permalink
  • ukit2

    Are your competitors listed on Wikipedia?

    • Yes that's what prompted me to list myself.sublocked
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    Dog-earNov 30, 12, 6:55 p.m. – Permalink
  • cannonball1978

    Maybe create an entry for your software category and include yourself and your competitors in it?

    • ^ Already are a few...and the reason I started this whole thing.sublocked
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    Dog-earNov 30, 12, 6:58 p.m. – Permalink
  • benfal99

    Wikipedia isnt a place to sell your stuff man. Thats why.

    • did you even read anything above or are you just trolling?sublocked
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    Dog-earNov 30, 12, 7:35 p.m. – Permalink
  • ETM

    When I look at the Harvest entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Har…) , they have articles referencing it listed. Do you have any write-ups on Cashboard to post?

    The biggest think about Wikipedia is you do not create content about your self, or your products. It's the same with being a celebrity, they don't allow you to create your own page. If you are notable enough, then someone is bound to do it for you. Or so is the general thought.

    • Does wikipedia purposely create URLs that are hard to resolve in our systems?ETM1/5
      ETM...look a few posts up. I referenced multiple, credible writeups I posted.sublocked2/5
      Sorry, I did miss that. But at the end of the day, creating a wiki entry that is self-promoting is frowned upon.ETM4/5
      tinyurl.com as escape-the-censors method works someitmes...vaxorcist5/5
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    Dog-earNov 30, 12, 7:41 p.m. – Permalink
  • ukit2

    Would this site be worthy of a Wikipedia entry?

    • I believe so.sublocked1/3
      fuck. no.CanHasQBN2/3
      It is. But someone else needs to start this, not the owner of the site.ETM3/3
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    Dog-earNov 30, 12, 7:46 p.m. – Permalink
  • sublocked

    Whatever, maybe I "just don't get it". Thanks for the responses, helpful or not. I'm gonna get some booze and get back to work.

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    Dog-earNov 30, 12, 7:48 p.m. – Permalink

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