Steve pointed yesterday to a page on Wikipedia that listed 200 American bloggers. I found it interesting that Wikipedia allowed these pages to remain up – not because they’re bad pages but because I’ve seen numerous bloggers complain about other bloggers pages being deleted.
I don’t know what the rules are for moderation on Wikipedia but I do know of at least 10 bloggers who had pages about them on Wikipedia deleted.
One of these pages was my own. 6 or so months back a reader of ProBlogger put up the page from what I could tell and sent me an email to let me know – but within a week it was down again.
Of course there could be numerous reasons for this. Perhaps the content wasn’t written in the right format, perhaps it wasn’t accurate (although I was thought it all seemed pretty accurate and well written), perhaps I’m not deemed as being important enough for a wikipedia page (quite likely) or perhaps some moderator was in a bad mood when they saw my page.
Not sure what the reason is (and I’m not overly concerned that I’m a Wikipedia reject) but it’s interesting to see them allowing so many bloggers in these days.
To be honest I’m not even convinced that bloggers should be in it at all – I guess some bloggers have done things that are encyclopedia-worthy but I’m not sure about most of us.
Are you in Wikipedia? Do you think bloggers should be featured there? If so – on what criteria?