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Re: Please vote for keeping the article about Artix on Wikipedia!

Reply #1
Thank you to all who participate into voting.

However, I would like to clearly express my displeasure with wikipedia in general, which does not deserve the name encyclopedia. It is a tightly controlled indoctrination platform with a questionable agenda that should be boycotted and avoided.

Re: Please vote for keeping the article about Artix on Wikipedia!

Reply #2
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Notability
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Editor-1

The proposer for deletion uses Debian, Xubuntu, Fedora and Centos, all  systemd OS's, so may be biased. He is also part of some Wikipedia deletion project, so I think this is just a normal part of operations, to question if something is still relevant. But when you read the notability guidelines (if you can stay awake that long) there should be no problem, things don't even have to be cited in the article. Artix isn't some wallpaper makeover nobody uses. If the worst happens save a copy of the page and post the info somewhere else. I'm sure there are alternative online encyclopedias, and actually regardless of what happens, perhaps those should be supported too if anyone gets to doing it. I find Wikipedia has helpful information but any single source should be viewed along with others, incorrect things get repeated online sometimes, and there is much still unknown.

Re: Please vote for keeping the article about Artix on Wikipedia!

Reply #3
There are many ways to think about it.
1. They are trying to reduce the number of articles and save resources.
2. They do not know the real background of Artix.
3. They are trying to hide and erase us.

Forget Wikipedia or other 3rd parties, put the information on your personal website.
Man is as good as his tools.

Re: Please vote for keeping the article about Artix on Wikipedia!

Reply #4
I don't think there's any ill will or malice, Artix is a small community and not commonly talked about outside of this site. I don't necessarily agree they should remove the article, but I don't think it's a great offense that some think it should be deleted or merged with Arch's article.

 

Re: Please vote for keeping the article about Artix on Wikipedia!

Reply #5
Should any of you vote for keeping the article, please keep in mind:
 - Do not just vote, state a valid reason. Best one is stressing the notability of Softpedia and Distrowatch which is challenged by the people who vote for deletion.
 - Preferably use an existing WP account; unsigned votes don't  help, neither newly created accounts.
 - Best one: use any influence you have over friends or acquaintances on 'mainstream' sites to publish a review on Artix. Blog posts and one-line RSS news don't count.

I don't generally think Wikipedia is the mother of all knowledge, but nevertheless is a source of information for a lot of people, so it's better to have a stand-alone article there.