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Notability in question[edit]

The Open Knowledge Foundation is a growing body which has very similar aims to Wikipedia and other Open Knowledge projects. Gordo (talk) 11:49, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

I would agree, why is someone trying to delete what wikipedia does? The article could do with cleanup and expansion, but it is worthy of retention. At the moment, there is no statement of the significance of the work done by the foundation, and that needs to be explicitly stated. As it stands, it is also somewhat orphaned, that also needs to be addressed. Kbthompson (talk) 12:30, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Uh thanks for the article. Looks like there are too many references. :-) -- Nichtich (talk) 21:54, 13 February 2008 (UTC)

Desperately needs reliable sources proving it is notable and a rewrite so it's not so spammy. (It also makes it difficult to take them seriously when their tools for determining what is covered by copyright and what is public domain were coming up with responses that were very clearly inaccurate when I checked their validity a while back after someone tried to include them on the public domain article External links section.) DreamGuy (talk) 18:53, 23 February 2011 (UTC)

There is some discussion within the Foundation as to whether is is appropriate for members of the organisation to improve the article themselves. Could someone point to the appropriate policy please. --TimClicks (talk) 02:51, 27 April 2011 (UTC)
The WP:CONFLICT page seems the most authoritative. For the record, I am affiliated with the organisation. I'll attempt to add content that satisfies the notability requirement. However, I'll leave others to judge whether I've retained a NPOV and enhanced the POV of the article. -- TimClicks (talk) 03:41, 27 April 2011 (UTC)
After reviewing Template:POV, it seems that reliable third-party sources are what's needed to remove this issue. I believe that I've added a sufficient number to clear the article. Please let me know if there are any residual issues. -- TimClicks (talk) 04:56, 27 April 2011 (UTC)
Having not seen any specific response re notability after extensive additions ~ 10 months ago, I'm going ahead with a removal of the notice. -- User:Rgrp 27th January 2012 —Preceding undated comment added 14:30, 27 January 2012 (UTC).

Replaced, as a footnote, the reference to the presentation with the EFF to the ITU on the failure of DRM. This paragraph was deleted by Rufus Pollock presumably because it might be controversial. However User:Rgrp has a quite obvious conflict of interest here. FringeOkapi (talk) 20:54, 24 September 2011 (UTC)

Brian Proffitt of ITWorld thinks they are important. we have used him as a source a few times. Of course, this is only a brief mention, but he may have written more. I am not affiliated with the org.(mercurywoodrose)75.61.142.53 (talk) 16:28, 2 October 2011 (UTC)

Sources[edit]

Discussing http://okfn.org/odp4d/

Blue Rasberry (talk) 11:51, 13 December 2013 (UTC)

Blue Rasberry (talk) 14:32, 4 February 2014 (UTC)

Removed this from the article, as it's not relevant to article[edit]


Hey #FreeBassel group...I have some information that I would like to see represented by the esteemed Wikipedia. I'm a complete wiki newbie and haven't checked sources exhaustively...but was hoping to just get the topics "Nassim Haramein" and "Resonance Project Foundation" opened up in wikiland, and then the articles could be filled in over time by the growing community. :)

I used to be figure8state on Wikipedia, but I noticed my user page now shows I am permanently blocked for "peristent abuse" or some bs to that effect. You can see my "abuse" in all it's glory at the user page for figure8state (im a little proud haha..good for the posterity). The conversation thread reflected there now on my old user page is different than the original and has been edited by Wikipedia, presumably after I was blocked from access...re-writing history, thats not good. No matter, let's try again.

It also appears that "Nassim Haramein" has been blocked, along with "The Resonance Project".

I hope you can help me to get this important information represented in Wikipedia for the betterment of all. Any help you can lend is much appreciated. Power to the people  :)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Figure8states Striking of talkpage comments made by sockpuppet user, who is now blocked. Joseph2302 (talk) 18:37, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Recent changes[edit]

A A UCL - IMB thanks for coming to Wikipedia.

Lots of new users do all kinds of interesting things. What are you doing on Wikipedia? You have made striking changes. For context - here are two tips for using Wikipedia.

  1. All information in Wikipedia needs to be followed with a citation to a source which first published that information
  2. No sources cited can be self-published per WP:RS

It seems like you might be doing original research. What are you doing? How can others help? Blue Rasberry (talk) 16:58, 3 November 2015 (UTC)

A A UCL - IMB, I just reverted your recent edits. All actions taken on Wikipedia have to comply with rules. I hope the rules are not complicated for you and people will help if you ask. You are adding text without citations and uploading pictures while saying that you made them yourself. Please talk here. Can you add a citation after every sentence that you write, please? Blue Rasberry (talk) 18:30, 3 November 2015 (UTC)
Of course I can, i was just setting up the staff to modify later on, forgive me if I made a mistake, just give me a couple of minutes please. — Preceding unsigned comment added by A A UCL - IMB (talkcontribs) 18:34, 3 November 2015 (UTC)
A A UCL - IMB What you are doing is fine then. Lots of people edit and make quick changes.
Wikipedia is always published live, so it needs to be in order almost continually. If you need space for testing or development or need to do something that will compromise the page longer term, options include using your personal sandbox or using Wikipedia:Drafts.
It would make me feel bad if you edited a lot then at the end, your contributions had to be removed. Please make sure that you can do correct sentences before you spend your time doing lots of work which might disappear. Your pictures will likely need to be deleted soon - why are you uploading files which are not yours but saying that they are your own work? Blue Rasberry (talk) 18:48, 3 November 2015 (UTC)
You are absolutely correct, thanks for your patience, by the way I deleted all the pictures . — Preceding unsigned comment added by A A UCL - IMB (talkcontribs) 18:57, 3 November 2015 (UTC)

Wrong Link[edit]

Currently, Pavel Richter links to the Icehockey player, and he is a different person. I will not change this myself, because I am Pavel Richter (the one from Open Knowledge).--Schreibvieh (talk) 13:14, 9 November 2015 (UTC)