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.