hot wiki mess

Or so says the LA Times:

ON Sept. 17, Jimmy “Jimbo” Wales, the founding father of Wikipedia and the community’s most celebrated member, created a one-sentence article that read as follows:

“Mzoli’s Meats is a butcher shop and restuarant [sic] located in Guguletu township near Cape Town, South Africa.”

Twenty-two minutes later, the article was deleted from the site. Nineteen-year-old administrator Chad Horohoe, who uses the moniker “^demon,” removed the entry, citing Wikipedia guideline CSD A7 (Criteria for Speedy Deletion: Articles: No. 7), which says that an article can be summarily deleted — with no discussion or notice to the author — if it contains “no assertion of importance/significance.”


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