|This page was nominated for deletion. Please review the prior discussions if you are considering re-nomination:
This page should not be speedily deleted because... (your reason here) --Wiki12rt (talk) 06:20, 2 September 2013 (UTC) It was deleted in the past from IPs that were ultimately identified as a single malicious user whose accounts were then banned. Many people have noticed that the Gigablast page is missing from Wikipedia and requested it be put back. The page is referenced by other Wikipedia pages such as the list of search engines page at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_search_engines (a protected page!) where gigablast is listed (by other wikipedia editors) as both a general web search engine and an open source search engine. in fact, gigablast is cited by more pages than a large percentage of other topics that have wikipedia pages. a search for 'gigablast' on google yields around 1 million results. it has been used by tens of millions of people over the years and is the most noteworthy alternative search engine beyond google and bing in the United States. in general, the only wikipedia editors contesting the existence of the gigablast wikipedia page seem to not be familiar with the field of information retrieval.
here is a relevant excerpt from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Gigablast that shows the banned user, Ecoleetage:
Non-notable search engine, presented in an article that reads like marketing collateral. Dismally fails WP:RS (all of the references in the nominated article circle back to the Gigablast site). Ecoleetage (talk) 02:44, 8 August 2008 (UTC)
and here is what it says on ecoleetage's homepage: "This account has been blocked indefinitely because CheckUser confirms that the operator has abusively used one or more accounts."
it is likely a disgruntled employee or just a hater in general, and the gigablast article probably warrants some protection.
furthermore, the reasons given for deleting it in 2008 seemed to all be related to not having enough third party sources, which is by no means the case now. there were always plently of reliable third-party services referencing gigablast, but perhaps not mentioned until now in the wikipedia article.
also, the content of the gigablast wikipedia page was primarily taken from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Macrakis/Gigablast but was modified slightly to be more neutral and to include more reliablie third party references.
Do not delete
Gigablast is a small independent search engine that has been covered in the search press. There's even an interview with its founder by Steve Kirsch, who is unquestionably an expert in search engines (as the founder of Infoseek). I have worked in the search industry for some years now, and have no business connection with Gigablast (though at one point one of my employers was considering contracting with them for certain services). Gigablast should be covered in WP. --Macrakis (talk) 16:21, 2 September 2013 (UTC)
- I was on the fence about at first about whether or not to nominate the article for deletion. It was Wiki12rt's abusive behavior which pushed my decision to "delete". If COI accounts keep on making bad edits to an article, then I tend towards recommending it for deletion. This has happened in a number of cases, most notably the case of the "Covenant Eyes" article, which was deleted earlier this year. —Unforgettableid (talk) 18:50, 2 September 2013 (UTC)