A while ago, somebody put up a Wikipedia entry for my “Grim Meathook Future” essay. I followed it and created an entry for myself, which I thought was okay — it’s just a bio stub, nothing especially self-promotional, just a sort of “hey, this is who this person is”.
Apparently, the powers-that-be at Wikipedia want to delete it. Which I don’t quite understand, personally, because I was under the impression that Wikipedia’s ultimate goal was to sort of be an Encyclopedia Galactica. I am a published author and musician, my work’s out there…I don’t have any delusions of grandeur but I thought I had enough of a small reputation that it would be useful to have a Wikipedia entry for me.
But I guess not. Sigh. I am one of the little people.
When I think of some of the cretins who have full-blown articles on Wikipedia, I want to puke sometimes. Who made Wikipedia the arbiters of cultural relevance?
If you ever added that evidence of notability/interest, I never saw it before the article was deleted.
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