[AstroPy] volunteers sought for astropy wikipedia entry
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
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
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