User talk:Purserj

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The article Open Source On The Air has been speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This was done because the article seemed to be about a person, group of people, band, club, company, or web content, but it did not indicate how or why the subject is notable, that is, why an article about that subject should be included in Wikipedia. Under the criteria for speedy deletion, articles that do not assert notability may be deleted at any time. If you can indicate why the subject is really notable, you are free to re-create the article, making sure to cite any verifiable sources.

Please see the guidelines for what is generally accepted as notable, and for specific types of articles, you may want to check out our criteria for biographies, for web sites, for bands, or for companies. Feel free to leave a note on my talk page if you have any questions about this. NawlinWiki 20:33, 23 January 2007 (UTC)

Um excuse me?[edit]

In what way would you like to assert notability? The fact that the programme and its predecessors have been running since 2005? Or maybe the fact that it has been providing a voice for the Australian FOSS community? The concept of Speedy Delete seems to be something that is waaaay too open to abuse, and in this case I would say that a mistake has been made. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Purserj (talkcontribs)

Response[edit]

For a discussion of notability for web content, see WP:WEB. Also, you might want to look at WP:V and WP:COI.

As you requested, I've moved the text of the deleted article to your userspace at User:Purserj/Open Source On The Air. NawlinWiki 02:59, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

Editors that don't provide an edit summary tend to look like vandals[edit]

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Filling in the edit summary field greatly helps your fellow contributors in understanding what you changed, so please always fill in the edit summary field, especially for big edits or when you are making subtle but important changes, like changing dates or numbers. Thank you. Will (Talk - contribs) 02:07, 24 January 2007 (UTC)

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