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bbPress still deleted from Wikipedia

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…

bbPress is approaching 10,000 active installs and millions of users by my (heavily researched) estimation and yet it’s still deleted from Wikipedia. However BuddyPress which definitely has less than a thousand active installs, features it’s own page. Go figure.

Wikipedia has pages on ultra obscure fonts that aren’t even in use anymore from ancient Windows 3.1 applications, but a dedicated bbPress page is excessive to the editors?

4 responses

  1. Hi _ck_,

    Sorry if this is an ill-chosen method of contacting you, but I wanted to see if you did freelance development work for bbPress installations. If so, I’d like to hire you over the next month or so to do a few customizations to a client’s site of mine.

    If you’re interested might you just email me with the address I supplied?

    Thanks and Happy Memorial Day to you!

    May 24, 2009 at 4:33 pm

  2. Sorry Nathan, I’m not taking on work at this time.

    My post here might help you find someone though:

    May 24, 2009 at 4:42 pm


    What? Something a 4 year old can make without being told how is worthy of a Wikipedia article, but software with over 6 years of work put into it can’t have one? What the heck, Wikipedia?

    July 23, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    • Your comment made me go look at this again.

      You know what? bbPress was deleted for a SECOND time.

      Someone had re-created a quality article in late 2009 and it was deleted again in February 2010 (originally first deleted in 2008).

      July 24, 2010 at 2:28 am

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