[AstroPy] volunteers sought for astropy wikipedia entry

RayS rays at blue-cove.com
Mon Nov 4 15:08:16 EST 2013

And from his talk page, the reviewer appears to have an itchy finger.
I added the "under construction" which should prevent him from actual deletion.
I agree that notability is important for software 
listings. I think a list of notable important users would be next.
Would the list of 30 colloborators in The Astropy 
Collaboration  in 
be appropriate? They are certainly users, and themselves notable in the field.

- Ray S

At 10:47 AM 11/4/2013, Ries, Paul A (3265-Affiliate) wrote:
>And unfortunately, after a mere 12 minutes of 
>existence, the astropy wikipedia article has 
>been nominated for deletion by a new page patroller:
>For better or for worse, the key to a page 
>surviving its first few days on wikipedia is 
>establishing notability.  So the key to getting 
>the page kept is adding references that establish notability.
>The "official" guideline for notability:
>An essay (i.e. less official, but still useful) 
>regarding notability for software:
>I think that pretty much the best way to achieve 
>inclusion on wiki would be to establish that 
>it's widely used in the astronomical 
>community.  The best way I can think of is if 
>there exist course pages from universities about 
>using the software for astronomical 
>purposes.  Those should be added as 
>references.  Without those, though or something 
>like them, it's likely the article will be 
>deleted.... basically, the sources have to be 
>independent of the astropy project pages and 
>major contributors.  If you can find such 
>sources, they can be added to the article using 
>Source: experienced wiki editor with votes in over 80 deletion discussions
>On Nov 4, 2013, at 9:46 AM, RayS wrote:
>>At 08:12 AM 11/4/2013, Perry Greenfield wrote:
>>>Is someone out there willing to take up the 
>>>task of creating a wikipedia entry for astropy?
>>You really don't need to worry about editing as 
>>a main contributor; it is only the content (and 
>>importantly, supporting links and references) 
>>that matter. Further discussion of the entry 
>>could mainly be on the Talk Page 
>> >From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Introduction
>>"Don't be afraid to edit – anyone can edit 
>>almost every page, and we are encouraged to 
>>bold! Find something that can be improved and 
>>make it better­for example, spelling, grammar, 
>>rewriting for readability, adding content, or 
>>removing non-constructive edits. If you wish to 
>>add new facts, please try to provide 
>>so they may be 
>>or suggest them on the article's 
>>page. Changes to controversial topics and 
>>Wikipedia's main pages should usually be discussed first.
>>Remember – you can't break Wikipedia; all edits 
>>can be reversed, fixed or improved later. 
>>Wikipedia is 
>>to be imperfect. So go ahead, edit an article 
>>and help make Wikipedia the best information source on the Internet!"
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