[Mageia-marketing] Wikipedia wars

Macxi terraagua at gmail.com
Fri May 18 15:37:12 CEST 2012

Hello everybody,

As the suggestion of Patricia and Marja, I subscribed to this list. 

I'm here to know how I can help on this subject, and specifically to discuss how 
to help the situation about of the wikipedia page of mageia which was recently 

The page of Mageia in wkipedia  (in english) has been deleted in May 13, 2012.

The report of the decision here:

I mentioned this in the Fórum Mageia, topic "Re: mageia information 

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 

I suggest create a page "Mageia 2 Press" in Mageia Wiki: ( 
https://wiki.mageia.org/en/Category:Mageia_2 ) and I would like request the 
reactivation of the page mageia in wikipedia.

There are two pages with news about mageia:

In category of the "press":

I think it is necessary to create a page about Mageia2_Press, or Mageia_2_Press.

As As the suggestion of Romain:

Em sex 18 mai 2012, às 09:59:10, Romain d'Alverny escreveu:
> On Fri, May 18, 2012 at 2:55 PM, Macxi <terraagua at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I think it is necessary to create a category "Press" and create a page
> > about Mageia2_Press
> Just added the category. For the page, name it "Mageia 2 Press" or
> "Mageia 2 Press Review" (with a space before the version).


Re: Welcome, and feel free to introduce yourself
Postby macxi » May 24th, '11, 21:50 


On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 11:29 PM, Max Quarterpleen <bogusman222 at 

> On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 8:12 PM, Romain d'Alverny <rda at mageia.org> wrote:
>> Hi!
>> On Thu, May 17, 2012 at 1:58 PM, Patricia Fraser <trish at thefrasers.org>
>> wrote:
>> > I think it's unlikely that we'll get it undeleted, but we can try for a
>> > new Mageia page; I'm on it.
>> >From the discussion and deletion decision, recreating it is completely
>> open. Funny things is, it's been 3 votes for deletion, 2 against, so
>> it's not like it's a big deal either, it's been only one person needed
>> to make it go - and Mageia pages in other languages are not much
>> different either.
>> But, for the new page, sources will be needed to sustain each stance,
>> and - I'm not sure how this can be included, maybe as
>> sources/references actually - hints to existing coverage (relevant,
>> independant articles and reviews) will be needed.
> Yeah. I don't think we can quote our own site as a good source.
> The 'about' Mageia on Distrowatch is pretty OK.
> Here are a couple of articles I remember seeing, there are probably more.
> http://linuxblog.darkduck.com/2012/02/eugeni-dodonov-even-while-i-was-at.html
> http://desktoplinuxreviews.com/2011/08/02/mageia-1/

A quick Google search also turned up these gems:

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