posted on Jun, 9 2016 @ 01:52 PM
originally posted by: Atsbhct
a reply to: swanne
Did he ever get his Wikipedia page reinstated?
I haven't tried to get the Wikipedia article put back up yet. I didn't even bother to appeal the ruling. I have had several run-ins with censors
throughout my career, and it has never ended well when I have objected.
This doesn't mean I ever give up, either. It is just that if you violate some rule of someplace you are, I see little point in pushing back. Everyone
should be able to have their own rules. And at Wikipedia one rule was that deletions come up for a vote, and I lost 7 to 2. Another rule is that when
there is any doubt, then the post should be kept. So things were close. If it was 7 to 4, it might still be up. (Hard to say for sure.) On the other
hand, had it gotten to 7 to 4, my leading opponent would possibly have recruited more "delete" votes. I can't be sure, but I believe he recruited the
original judge as well as others to come over to the "delete" side. I wrote to that judge to ask if he'd been recruited, but he did not write back. (I
didn't recruit anyone for my votes.)
Another Wikipedia rule, apparently, is that if the work has a lot of secondary sources it should be kept up - even if the work itself is wrong. So the
main thrust of the deletion effort was to note that my paper had zero citations. On several occasions, one of my tormentors asserted that the work was
not peer reviewed, but it was indeed published in a peer reviewed journal - Physics Essays. I don't know if that was relevant to the deletion decision
or not, but it should have been.
In any event, I am planning for a second publication on the ABC Preon Model, and I hope to get to it within the next six months. Once it gets
published, the new work will cite the first, and I will try to put things back up on Wikipedia based on the fact that it will then be cited. It may
also help to have a vigorous discussion here, as that may constitute "secondary sources", but I don't know how that would play out.
One thing that can be done next time though is for others to vote. You just join Wikipedia and then you can vote. Simple as that. That could make
things interesting. It might be wise to join early, as some places won't let new members vote on such things.