[Mageia-discuss] page of Mageia in wikipedia (in english) has been deleted

Doug Laidlaw laidlaws at hotkey.net.au
Fri May 18 04:17:06 CEST 2012

On Thu, 17 May 2012 19:59:00 -0300
Macxi <terraagua at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> The page of Mageia in wkipedia  (in english) has been deleted in May
> 13, 2012.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mageia
> The report of the decision here:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Mageia
> I mentioned this in the Fórum Mageia, topic "Re: mageia information 
> (wikipedia):"
> https://forums.mageia.org/en/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=2428#p18065
> I'm worried because  many people will look for information about
> mageia next week, when the Mageia 2 is released, and I really like
> the wikipedia and I think an important source of information for
> everyone who wants to learn more about Mageia, 
> I suggest create a page "Mageia 2 Press" in Mageia Wiki: ( 
> https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Category:Mageia_2 ) and request the
> reactivation of the page.
> Macxi
I suggest that before doing that, you look at the reasons for its
deletion, and that a new page answering the criticisms be prepared.  I
have edited an article (a minor edit) but I can't do one from scratch,
it needs somebody better informed than a distant user, and whose mind
isn't turning to jelly (I will be 70 next year; does that make me a
candidate for the oldest user?)  The page itself needs a certain
structure, with a summary to introduce the main article, although
sometimes, that isn't obvious.  I looked up Hoover of England once.
The editors didn't like that page because it was too much like

Wikipedia always say that they don't want first-hand information or an
author's personal preferences.  They want sources themselves to be
encyclopedia-like.  If you have a break-through idea, you can't put it
up until it is in research journals.  That can be difficult for
something brand new.


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