Stuff like this will make you despair for our future

If I were the optimistic sort I'd say that at least they're going to Wikipedia and educating themselves, but these idiots clearly aren't taking in what they're reading. What they're doing is skimming enough to see if it fits their needs and then copy and pasting it into whatever homework assignment they've been given. They don't use Wikipedia to educate themselves, they use it as a shortcut on assignments. #seb #stupidity #Wikipedia #morons

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Seems SEB is not very notable.

At least according to Wikipedia as they’ve decided to nuke SEB’s entry:

This is an article about a personal blog that does not make any claim of importance. It was marked as such for speedy deletion, and I deleted it. An established editor has objected, so with such divergent perceptions of the article, I have decided to take it here instead.—Ed (Edgar181) 11:46, 17 September 2008 (UTC)

  • Delete . Fails NOTABILITY. Kittybrewster 12:18, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Delete Does not qualify or clear WP:NOTABILITY. Kalivd (talk) 13:32, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Delete Obvious problems with WP:NOTABILITY, and I would question if it passes WP:WEB. Ecoleetage (talk) 13:45, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Delete per concerns above.—Boffob (talk) 18:05, 17 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Delete Personal blog that does not show any significance, possibly a vanity article Scapler (talk) 01:36, 18 September 2008 (UTC)
  • Delete non-notable blog. JuJube (talk) 07:49, 18 September 2008 (UTC)

Not that I’m all that upset about it. I was surprised someone created a Wikipedia entry for SEB to begin with (it wasn’t my doing). If nothing else it’s been educational as this reveals that there’s some pretty hefty guidelines on what should be considered worth including in Wikipedia as per their notability guidelines. If I’m not notable enough for Wikipedia’s standards then so be it.

I wasn’t as excited about being in Wikipedia as I was about finding out I was in IMDB anyway. grin

Criticism via an edited Wikipedia article.

Awhile back someone, I think it was Ingolfson, started up an official SEB article on Wikipedia which I thought was pretty cool. There’s not a whole lot there, but it gives a nice brief overview of what the blog is about. I don’t normally pay it much attention, but every now and then the referrer log will show that someone came to SEB from our Wikipedia entry and I’ll drop by to see if anything has changed.

Today I noticed that something has changed. One of the sections lists off the taglines I’ve used for the blog. Up until this past July 2nd there were only two entries in that section. Today I found that some anonymous person had added the following third tagline:

I’m an asshat and don’t know what I’m talking about. – (under headline of title page)

I found that extremely amusing and I’m giving it serious consideration as a possible tagline. I actually LOLed. To think someone cared enough to go through the trouble to edit Wikipedia just to criticize me. I’m very touched.