[AstroPy] volunteers sought for astropy wikipedia entry

James Turner jturner at gemini.edu
Mon Nov 4 14:28:39 EST 2013

> The "official" guideline for notability:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:GNG#General_notability_guideline

There's a lot of wiki-nerd jargon there, but digging a little bit,
I'd think github stats ought to help establish notability? Eg.:


For example, NumPy cites this page, which is also a non-static
status reference:


Also, whoever is an editor ought to be able to argue that
acceptance of such an article by A&A is notable in its own
right. The NumPy page also links to some conference presentations,
for which we have these:


I could add those myself but it would be anonymous (plus I'm
currently still the domain owner so don't look independent).

The guidelines say that non-commercial organizations are usually
notable if "the scope of their activities is national or
international in scale" and "information about the organization
and its activities can be verified by multiple,[1] third-party,
independent, reliable sources". Failing the above, I'd have
thought having a few prominent institutions link to the upcoming
3.0 announcement ought to do the trick?



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