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Wikipedia Overlords delete bbPress page

5/26 update: a noble group of folks have taken up the effort to restore and rebuild the page on wikipedia – I’ll leave this post for posterity…

I’m not quite sure when this happened (update: oh now I see, just last week) but I know it was there a few months ago as I wanted to see again what it said:
It had some nice history and progress about bbPress. Virtually every other forum software out there is on Wikipedia so this makes me very curious what kind of politics are going on or if someone had something against Automattic.

Apparently bbPress fails their elite “Notability Guidelines”
So at least 5000 installs with millions of people using those installs doesn’t count eh? I guess the 2k of text was taking up too much precious space on their servers, sheesh.

From what I can tell, it was a speedy deletion, meaning it was not even reviewed or given notice for deletion – an administrator just arbitrarily did what they felt like doing.

At least Deletionpedia has saved it and here’s the page cache from MSN Yahoo and Wayback Machine
(google doesn’t cache Wikipedia deletions apparently)

10 responses

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  2. keress

    I imagine this is not the place to post this, but we’re hoping to find someone who can do our wp/bbpress integration for us.

    August 16, 2008 at 7:00 pm

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  4. Hi there!
    So, I presume some chase-up of the Fuhrers at Wikipedia was undertaken? (No matter how fruitlessly?)
    Remember the guy who did a PhD thesis on Wikipedia? It can be quite insidious, but then, so is DIGG last I read – all scoring is done by 80 people – a small cliche.




    November 4, 2008 at 2:05 am

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  6. Never knew wikipedia worked like that :/

    January 19, 2009 at 11:19 am

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  8. Must have been a mistake. Looks like it’s back online now 🙂

    July 22, 2009 at 4:03 pm

  9. msn doesnt have it now 😦

    January 1, 2011 at 10:44 am

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