Wednesday, October 9, 2013

This is Getting Stupid

The Deletionists at Wikipedia are going through and deleting all the RPG articles again.  There is a crew of them and they are pushing some sort of agenda, but there are not enough people to source the articles to save them.

So I am again asking for help.  I need third party sources. Tons of them.
Magazine reviews, newspapers, nothing is too small.

Here are the articles in danger:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flying_Buffalo
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Loomis
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lord_Soth
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vecna

Give me hand with these please!

6 comments:

theGimpiest said...

I don't understand. Why are they deleting them?

Timothy Brannan said...

Claims that they are not notable.

mythusmage said...

Note that it has to be notable to them, and things they are not interested in can't be notable.

Some folks have a hard time understanding that they alone cannot determine what is and what isn't important.

Billy Billerson said...

I can see their argument, at least in part. You don't necessarily need long, detailed articles on fictional characters in Wikipedia. For stuff like that, it makes more sense to have a private wiki for the game and detail it's mythos there...

Matt Borselli said...

Hey Timothy,

Here are some articles I found for Rick Loomis:

Phoenix New Times, April 5, 1989
http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/1989-04-05/news/fun-and-games/

The Best of Creative Computing, Volume 1 (1976)
Pg 148
http://www.atariarchives.org/bcc1/showpage.php?page=148

Ken St. Andre inverview
http://www.garenewing.co.uk/tnt/interview.html

Stamp Collecting has gone to pot for some hobbyists
Deseret News, June 23, 1998
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/637618/Stamp-collecting-has-gone-to-pot-for-some-hobbyists.html?pg=all

Ariz. Entrepeneurs benefit from Kickstarter crowd funding
The Republic, May 14, 2013
http://www.azcentral.com/business/consumer/articles/20130513kickstarter-helps-ariz-entrepreneurs-fund-their-projects.html

GAMA (Game Manufacturers Association)
Annual Membership Meeting Minutes
June 14, 2013
http://www.gama.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=fsY7nCJ8tRM%3D&tabid=2716

101 RPG Geeks you should follow on Twitter
Berin Kinsman
Examiner.com
May 16, 2009
http://www.examiner.com/article/101-rpg-geeks-you-should-follow-on-twitter

MPs seek ban on nuclear board game described as "disgusting and offensive"
Ottowa Citizen
March 3, 1984
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2194&dat=19840303&id=H68yAAAAIBAJ&sjid=Te8FAAAAIBAJ&pg=1472,1208483

Timothy Brannan said...

That is awesome!

Thanks.

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