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Sunday, December 2, 2007

Wikipedia Article, College Knowledge, Chris Yeh

I'm calling out this blog post to Adam Jaffe because he's the Wikipedia master (or, well, I know he's one of my friends that reads on Wikipedia a lot). How do you get an article you write to "stick" on Wikipedia? I tried writing an article about College Knowledge as a test for writing a bio on Chris Yeh... and it got rejected as spam! I just took what we wrote on our About page and then linked to it so that it would have a source. Thoughts/advice anyone?


adamisbackformore said...

The Wikipedia Master says:

There's no way you'll get an article about CK to stick, since it will be considered an advertisement for the service, and nothing will get deleted faster than advertisements.
Read their "notability guidelines"--basically, to keep an article from being speedily deleted, you have to prove that it's about something "notable," meaning that an outside source has written a piece on it, etc. etc.

Maybe in a couple years when CK is a huge, multinational corporation, it will finally win its wikipedia article.

Anonymous said...

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