Talk:Gigabyte (virus writer)

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Entry lifted[edit]

The first version of this entry was lifted completely from the Gigabyte entry from the Wikia wiki on viruses. here is the original entry. This is my wiki and though I'm not mad, I'd just like some credit. Virushunter.wikia (talk) 04:37, 19 May 2011 (UTC)


The article doesn't include one word of criticism about her. It describes her as an "ethical" virus-writer, and the section on her arrest argues that there's no case against her. It says that none of her viruses cause "significant" damage, despite this being a subjective term. The humourousness of her viruses is likewise subjective. It does not include her name. Also, "Although her website had the text "Bill Gates is Satan", and she once described Bill Gates as "ugly", this may have just been for humor."? Please forgive any frustration in my tone. (talk) 23:33, 10 June 2011 (UTC)

Article slashed[edit]

I have cut the article back to almost nothing. It had no inline citations. Many of its "sources" didn't work. The tone of the article was unencyclopedic. The arrest reports create BLP issues. Unless something is done to support the article and the notability of its subject, I will nominate it for deletion.--Bbb23 (talk) 10:20, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

I looked in to this a bit yesterday. There is a fair amount of discussion partially I think because of her being a her and also not shy of publicity at the time. In terms of RS, there are a bunch of sources on the arrest largely saying the same thing [1] [2]. There's also brief mention here [3]. There was an interview with TechTV which seems to be unavailable from the source (originally [4]) [5] although the text at least is still available in [6] and some other borderline RS e.g. [7]. All in all I agree doesn't seem to have great deal of RS coverage for a BLP and even what we do have tends to be somewhat borderline. Nil Einne (talk) 15:34, 11 June 2011 (UTC)
Ultimately, it comes down to whether a precocious female teenager who hacks websites is sufficiently notable to have a Wikipedia article. The stuff about her arrest, without some material as to what happened to her subsequent to the arrest, is, in my view, off-limits. What you - or someone else - could do is take the sources you cite and rebuild the article. It won't say too much more, but it will then at least have something in it by which to be judged. I have no desire to do it because I think it'll be a silly article, but not every other editor would necessarily agree on the notability issue.--Bbb23 (talk) 17:34, 11 June 2011 (UTC)

Declined speedy[edit]

I've declined the speedy because the sourcing is enough to have this pass WP:A7. I don't know that she would pass notability guidelines if she went to AfD, but her notability is just enough to where she would pass a speedy deletion. I'd recommend an AfD for this one, as she is covered in places such as ZDNet so speedys are kind of not applicable for her. Tokyogirl79 (。◕‿◕。) 10:24, 4 February 2014 (UTC)