Submissions/BLP update on EN Wiki (from deletion sprees to sticky prods)
This is an open submission for Wikimania 2010.
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- deletion sprees to sticky prods - What has been happening to Biographies of Living People on EN wiki, and what can be learned from it?
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The last year on EN wiki has seen a lot of focus on Biographies of Living People, especially the tens of thousands in en:wiki/Category:All_unreferenced_BLPs. We've had admins deleting hundreds of articles out of process, an amnesty, a three layer RFC, a major drive to delete or reference thousands of articles, and the new sticky prod deletion process - as EN wiki no longer allows the creation of new unreferenced BLPs.
This panel will bring together several different perspectives on this, panellists will make short positioning statements followed by a panel discussion responding to questions from the audience.
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