The outcome of the second article up for deletion (Tom Kratman) was “keep”. The net effect of what the highly fragile souls surrounding Michael Z Williamson were calling an ‘unpersoning’ was zero articles deleted and both articles get some extra references and tidy-ups. It’s just like a Stalinist show trial but one were they come round to your house and makeover your living room with new curtains and also not send you to prison or anything.
Ironically, Kratman got a more definitive result because his article got brigaded less than Williamson’s. So far the only substantial attempt to delete a Baen author’s page was by Williamson when he demanded his own page got taken down.
The net effect on Williamson has a huge up-tick in people reading his Wikipedia page:
Actually my main purpose for this post was to put some useful links up:
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Deletion_sorting/Authors This page has a list of author pages currently up for deletion
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Deletion_sorting/Authors/archive and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Deletion_sorting/Authors/archive_2 These are the archives of the page above and shows which author articles have had deletion discussions and the result
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Deletion_sorting/Science_fiction This is a similar page for SF articles (not just authors)
- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Deletion_sorting/Science_fiction/archive and this is the equivalent archive
Might be worth watching in case there’s a sudden rash of deletion attempts by some example of fragile masculinity…