Monday, April 6, 2009

Wikipedia

Someone pointed out to me yesterday that the wikipedia entry for Rob Bryanton has been flagged for deletion:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob_Bryanton

Do you agree with this? There is a discussion page:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Rob_Bryanton

I have lots of respect for the system of collaborative input that wikipedia is based upon. If the general consensus amongst wikipedia users is that Rob Bryanton and this project are not notable enough to warrant a wikipedia entry, then so be it. But whether you agree or disagree, I would ask that if you feel strongly about this to weigh in on the discussions, as a number of people already have.

Thanks!

Rob Bryanton

EDIT, October 23 2009 - A number of people weighed in at the Rob Bryanton wikipedia listing back in June on the question of whether this project and my work was notable and as a result the listing stayed up. That certainly stands to reason - just now, I typed the words "Imagining the Tenth Dimension" in quotes into google and came up with over 1.7 million references to the name of my book that are currently out there on the web!

Nonetheless, I just got an email pointing out that someone using the handle "Pwrong" launched a new challenge to the listing in late August, and the Rob Bryanton entry was removed in September 2009. Pwrong's first name is Paul and he comes from Perth, he doesn't reveal much information about himself other than he is a maths honors student, and notable generic facts like he loves heavy metal and believes twenty-one servings of alcohol a week is not enough. He also admits in the archived discussion page regarding the deletion that he agrees he's "not the best person to make the call" because"Bryanton's video has annoyed me for years". Another wikipedia user references a page called "Time Cube" as being much more notable (type those two words in quotes into google and only 48,000 references come up), and I'm left to scratch my head as to what is going wrong with wikipedia. Congratulations Pwrong, you have helped to successfully suppress any useful references to the Imagining the Tenth Dimension project on wikipedia, and those 1.7 million other website references to this project will have to look somewhere else to find out more background information about why so many people are talking about this project.

Next: The Time Paradox

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Tony1 said...

I'll have a go at challenging that article deletion. It was ridiculous.

Tony

Tony1 said...

I'll have a go at challenging that article deletion. It was ridiculous.

Tony

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