Talk:Fantasy Congress

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Speedy Deletion[edit]

Hey, author here.

Admittedly, I'm new to wikipedia, so if I'm wrong, just fill me in. I'm not finished writing this entry, so I don't understand why it qualifies for a "speedy deletion." If that is the problem, than is there a certain {{}} thingy I need to add that says "not done yet" or something similar? Or is there an inherent problem within the article idea itself? I guess I wanted to create the article to highlight the uniqueness of the website/game... I don't see how that qualifies for deletion. Then again, I'm a newbie here, so please fill me in on the correct policy if I am in error. Thanks, --Spufum 02:20, 9 February 2007 (UTC)

Thank you for handling the situation in a clam manner, it is quite rare and I am always happy to see that. However, the speedy deletion tag was placed because articles on Wikipedia must show WP:Notability, in particular for websites the WP:WEB policy applies. I will give you an opportunity on this talk page to attempt to show the notability of this website (try and find third party links from reliable sources which show that this site is notable). Otherwise I will have to delete it (or it make undergo articles for deletion) for lack of notability. Thank you.--Jersey Devil 04:33, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
Thanks. In an effort to quickly get some sources to prove notability, I enlisted the aid of a friend of mine and jumped to it. First, the New York Times had a piece on Fantasy Congress in October of 2006, explaining the premise of the activity and the appeal of it to people tired of fantasy football, etc. and looking to keep up on the political process. [1] Next, we found an article from Newsday.com, which, although less prestigious than the New York Times, still explains the idea behind Fantasy Congress and has some excerpts from an interview with the creator(s).[2]The site even recieved a quick mention in CNN's "The Situation Room" blog.[3] Finally, failing those sources, the Alexa rankings for Fantasy Congress show that the site at the very least is popular. [4] I hope that helps the article fulfill the notability requirement -- I don't have time to integrate all of this information (and the rest of the entry) tonight, but I'll complete it as soon as I can. Thanks for your help. --Spufum 04:57, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
Indeed, those sources fit the assertion of notability criteria which is required to avoid speedy deletion. Thank you, I will remove the tag.--Jersey Devil 05:11, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
To other user's viewing this page whom still believe it should be removed from Wikipedia, please list it for articles for deletion. Thank you.--Jersey Devil 05:14, 9 February 2007 (UTC)
My two cents' worth: it is really great to see such a reasonable discussion of notability! By the way, I'm adding an orphan tag, because the only link is from the list of fantasy sports (not even in the main descriptive content of that page).

Uncategorized[edit]

Where'd the tag go? I don't know how to categorize things... I'll look it up/finish the article soon. --Spufum 22:04, 12 February 2007 (UTC)

Verifiable Sources[edit]

There are lots of verifiable news articles on fantasy congress now. So, it should be pretty easy to clean up this article.Punters (talk) 04:57, 20 February 2008 (UTC)


Not online anymore[edit]

This website appears to be defunct and is not online anymore. Should that be noted. More information is needed about this if it shouldn't be deleted. Hjghassell (talk) 22:24, 4 September 2009 (UTC)

I've noticed that, too, and have wondered what to do here, as well. I know it's not working, but I'm having a hard time finding anything on the internet discussing it's demise in order to reference any changes. I'm sure something will pop up that will suffice. Regarding keep/delete... I think the policy is once notable, always notable, and there are a good number of past news articles that discussed the uniqueness of the site. ~PescoSo saywe all 01:06, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

Lead[edit]

Lead seems a little long when compared to the content of the article. Maybe it can be broken up and there can be another section or content should be added. Leefkrust22 (talk) 00:49, 25 January 2012 (UTC)

References that can be used[edit]

I don't really what to put in this article. It does interest me, though, so here are two articles that can be used to help this article.