Jan 29, 2014

What a shame, Wiki!

Cris (Wirtland's PR manager) writes on January 29 on his facebook page:
Today I received a message from Wikipedia, that someone deleted Wirtland entry from English Wikipedia! The guy who did this is “…a conservative Christian from west-central Ohio, currently in graduate school in Indiana…” (as he tells himself).

Speechless! What a shame, Wiki! How a single and pretty uneducated person can just delete your article, used by thousands of people for years???

Wiki message offers a way to contact this so-called “editor”:
 mail: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:EmailUser/Nyttend
 wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Nyttend
Shall we do something to restore Wirtland’s rights and fight against ignorance? If there are people knowledgeable in dealing with the dark dungeons of Wikipedia, please comment and tell us what should be done.

In a few minutes after this was posted in Wirtland's facebook page and other medias, Wirtland's citizen Ivan Camilo Quintero Santacruz quickly acted to restore the Wirtland article. Apparently, Ivan has the editor's rights at Wiki. Thank you, Ivan, bravo!

However, the article still has a subpage for discussion about deletion (here), where registered users may oppose or support it.

We wanted to add that the Wirtland article in English Wiki has been running for 5.5 years without problems. Also, it has "sister articles" in 9 other languages - in Български (Bulgarian), Español, Esperanto, فارسی (Farsi), Français, Interlingua, Русский (Russian), Türkçe, Українська (Ukrainian).