Talk:Mashable

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Notability rationale[edit]

Before someone tags this for deletion, let me explain why I think this site is notable. So far I haven't found reliable sources which offer substantial coverage, but I think this site merits an exception to notability guidelines based on the following:

  • Mashable's Alexa ranking currently under 1,000; see [1]. While Alexa certainly has its inaccuracies, it grows progressively more accurate as you get to the low rankings since the sample size grows fairly large (exceptions for a few sites like Amazon which are closely tied to Alexa, and being in the top 1,000 is really outstanding.
  • The site has several million Google hits. Obviously the Google test isn't a great way of gauging significance, but if it were applied to applied to every Wikipedia article, this site would likely get around 1,000 times as many results as the median -- very significant IMO. A few of the first results don't seem to be about the site (might be mistaken), but if you look in the middle, it is clear that the large majority are.
  • Numerous Wikipedia articles reference this site already. It would benefit readers to have an article which gives them a brief summary of what it's about.

Again, I acknowledge that I haven't written an article that clearly meets WP:WEB to the letter (I think the NewsWeek link brings it close, but at best still borderline), but I think this merits an exception in the spirit of WP:IGNORE. Any help in sourcing this article would be appreciated -- it's just hard to find good sources among the ~3 million others. — xDanielx T/C 04:19, 12 September 2007 (UTC)

I agree that Mashable is notable, but if you look at it from a pure WP policy standpoint, it's not. Don't get me wrong, I'm a big fan of the website itself but it is hard to justify an entry when it does not clearly meet the criteria for an article on here. People will have to dig harder to find reliable sources. Talktrue (talk) 23:24, 29 September 2010 (UTC)

How to Expand?[edit]

Just blue-sky pondering how this could be the seed of something ... what if whenever a member Mashable staff edited some relevant WikiPedia page that contribution got listed on your page? "Communicative gesture", yuh know? Community relations + substantial good. --BenTremblay (talk) 21:10, 28 January 2008 (UTC)


Independent sources[edit]

The article currently doesn't have any independent sources. WP articles should be based primarily on secondary sources. Also, as above, it leads to questions about notability. It's been tagged since August. Any chance of improving it?   Will Beback  talk  00:17, 9 March 2011 (UTC)

April Fools[edit]

Is is possible that Conan's purchase of Mashable is just an April Fools' Day joke? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fanman904 (talkcontribs) 16:56, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

Yes, it's very likely that Conan didn't actually purchase Mashable. That being said, there's nothing definitive to say that it's just a joke, so I presume the proper thing to do would just be to go along with it. — DemonicPartyHat talk 18:06, 1 April 2012 (UTC)
Conan announced that not now, and not ever was he CEO (http://mashable.com/2012/04/01/conan-obrien-resigns-as-mashable-ceo/). — Preceding unsigned comment added by Fanman904 (talkcontribs) 03:44, 2 April 2012 (UTC)

Help!![edit]

Somehow I messed up the formatting in the "History and Growth" section. Does anyone know how to fix it? Please help!!! Dabramsdt (talk) 11:11, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

This is one of the, um, interesting things about Wikipedia formatting - if you start a paragraph with a space, it will show up as a single line within a dotted box.
Like this.
It's fixed now. Thanks! --bonadea contributions talk 12:14, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

"n pageviews per x"[edit]

Hi there,

i just removed the following statement in the intro :
"It receives approximately 50M pageviews per month." (with a "Citation needed" tag since March)
Their own web site has "22 million monthly unique visitors" (and "10 million social media followers", if that matters at all)
--Jerome Potts (talk) 19:58, 6 December 2013 (UTC)