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Re: [Gendergap] Woman posting on Wikipedia about knitting, needs investigating

Perhaps I'm just too new to writing BLP's (I've written five so far, and I have spoken with 3 of the artists) ...I don't believe I can use message boards and such to cite as sources. I know I have to limit the self-generated sources I use, such as your blog. While I trust you, maybe the folks on the talk page don't :-/ ?


Even if I have ten people confirm with me that you taught them how to knit, the information could very well be removed without the appropriate source citing.

This is a learning experience, that's for sure! And I admit, it's a bit surreal writing the BLP for the CTO of Wikimedia. :)

On 4/13/2011 3:58 PM, Danese Cooper wrote:
Hi there...

So, first of all (since Susan who originally posted this didn't know) I'm employed by Wikimedia Foundation.  My bio page predates my employment by 6 years, but when I started working for WMF the Community did a "make-over" on my page and I had to re-prove many facts of my life.  This year, on roughly the anniversary of my hire, a deletionist tried to invalidate my bio because it was mostly Open Source folks who had edited it and therefore the deletionist claimed Conflict Of Interest (you can see it all in Discussion and subsequent ArbCom query)...somehow in that fracas, the knitting references were dropped and not replaced...which I think is a pity because when it is there many people ask me about knitting in public and I've been able to get several programmers (of both genders) to learn to knit as a way to deal with attention issues.

As a sidenote in case you wish to restore the whole Personal section...here's a better link that explains my Dad really did own a rare Alfa Romeo with my unusual name spelling.

and also 

http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/car/4406/Nardi-Danese-Alfa-Romeo-Roadster.html  Ours was the chassis 948-11, which is described at the bottom of the article.


On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 12:15 PM, Mackenzie Morgan <macoafi@gmail.com> wrote:
Her wikipedia page is:

and I believe she's referring to the Personal section which has been
edited a few times.  The most recent time I can see someone putting
back the removed knitting references is:

And the most recent removal is:

On Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 1:43 PM, Sarah Stierch <sarah@sarahstierch.com> wrote:
> Maybe I'm missing something - what's her username?
> Sent via iPhone - I apologize in advance for my shortness or errors! :)
> On Apr 13, 2011, at 1:02 PM, Susan Spencer <susan.spencer@gmail.com> wrote:
> Wikipedia editors,
> Can someone look into Danese's pages please?
> She probably wouldn't mind if someone contacted her directly to find out
> more.
> - Susan Spencer Conklin
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Danese Cooper <danese@gmail.com>
> Date: Wed, Apr 13, 2011 at 11:53 AM
> Subject: Re: Knitters and Coders: separated at birth?
> To: Mackenzie Morgan <macoafi@gmail.com>
> Cc: debian-women <debian-women@lists.debian.org>
> danese on Ravelry, as in life ;-). I've written quite a lot about knitting
> in public, although for some reason the Wikipedia community won't leave
> those references on my page :-(.

Mackenzie Morgan

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