Friday, July 4, 2008

Are We Non-Notable Bloggers?

A reader pointed out the interesting debate at Wikipedia about whether or not it was fair to delete the entry for Literary Rejections on Display.

Comments include the following:
  • "A Google search reveals several thousand hits here though most of the sources are other blogs as farbric notes. Its [sic] a borderline subject. No Opinion at present but it seems to be a genuine site."

  • "It clearly is a subject of interest among major literary figures who contribute to its debates."

  • "Delete. It is a blog that doesn't appear to be have been covered in the mainstream media, or any other reliable source."

  • "Delete non-notable, borderline speedy"

  • "Keep. Good covereage at wet asphalt, entertainment weekly, the phoenix, other media-related sites. If we do reject the site, of course, it will add fodder the its own rejection theme."

  • "Delete non-notable blog. Too little coverage in 3rd party sources."

  • "Keep. Maybe Merge, clearly notable. Much of the coverage is under LROD. At a minimum, Somebody should probably write an article on [Jacob] Appel and include this as a subsection."

There's more over there in case you're interested, including the assertion that Joyce Carol Oates visits and blogs with us regularly. Nice, Wikipedia: forever passing along misinformation!

p.s. Though the polling function on Blogger is lame, I've got a little Wiki poll over to the right and down at the end of the column.  Please weigh in.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Funny stuff.

Anonymous said...

P.S. The hyperlinks don't work for me though. But funny stuff.

rmellis said...
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Anonymous said...

I am indeed a frequent commenter, but usually post as one of the Anonymice.

Anonymous said...

Me too.