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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.
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.
It's more than a website. It is like a temple for the mind.
Maybe you try a donation?
So you lot know shit all about it, just like me then eh?
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.)
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?
^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.)
Since Wiki is run by volunteers, you could infiltrate it, and become the person deciding what to keep. More of a long term strategy:)
Yeah I sponsor Rails Rumble pretty much every year.
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?
^ 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.
Are your competitors listed on Wikipedia?
Maybe create an entry for your software category and include yourself and your competitors in it?
Wikipedia isnt a place to sell your stuff man. Thats why.
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?ETM
- ETM...look a few posts up. I referenced multiple, credible writeups I posted.sublocked
- Sorry, I did miss that. But at the end of the day, creating a wiki entry that is self-promoting is frowned upon.ETM
- tinyurl.com as escape-the-censors method works someitmes...vaxorcist
Would this site be worthy of a Wikipedia entry?
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.