How To Get In Wikipedia: Get An Article Written About How You Aren't In Wikipedia
from the circular-logic dept
A Las Vegas-based Celtic band was the subject of a local newspaper article discussing how it wasn’t listed in Wikipedia. A member of the band, Killian’s Angels, noticed this when she checked the Wikipedia article about the soundtrack to the Grand Theft Auto IV video game, upon which the band appears. Every other band had a Wikipedia entry, so eventually one of the band’s fans wrote one about them — and it was deleted later that day because the band wasn’t, according to Wikipedia editors, “notable.” Cue the newspaper article… and then the follow-up, saying the band was back in Wikipedia, with an entry linking to the original story. A Wikipedia spokesman told the paper that “Sometimes furor over a deletion leads to a newspaper article, he said, which leads to notability that warrants a Wikipedia page.” So a band isn’t notable enough to be included in Wikipedia, but then an article saying just that makes them notable enough for inclusion?