August 19, 2019, 12:14:12 am

Author Topic: Goldcoin Wikipedia Page Restoration  (Read 1119 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline MicroGuy

  • @realMicroGuy
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 3447
  • Karma: +47/-0
  • "Shoot for the Stars!"
    • View Profile
    • MicroGuy.com
Goldcoin Wikipedia Page Restoration
« on: March 03, 2017, 08:50:24 am »
Several years ago, when Goldcoin was a newly developing currency, the community created a Wikipedia page. This attempt failed because at that time Goldcoin did not have sufficient sources/news references.

Here is the old thread (read for background): https://www.gldtalk.org/index.php?topic=998.0

Now that there are several news sources, and even an entire book written, I think if we all work together we can have the page restored.

Here is deletion page on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Goldcoin

We might want to find an expert Wikipedia author who can help us with this process. Based on the depth of Goldcoin references today, we should have a good chance at getting our page back.

This morning, I will send out a newsletter pointing to this thread.  :)
"The heart of any cryptocurrency can be found in the spirit of its community."

Offline MicroGuy

  • @realMicroGuy
  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Posts: 3447
  • Karma: +47/-0
  • "Shoot for the Stars!"
    • View Profile
    • MicroGuy.com
Re: Goldcoin Wikipedia Page Restoration
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2017, 03:49:13 pm »
Today, I contacted a Wikipedia expert who provided the following analysis.

Quote
Hi Greg,

Unfortunately, from our research, there's just not enough in-depth earned press to pass Wikipedia notability requirements.

Wikipedia content is a by-product of what the press is writing about a subject. In order to pass Wikipedia’s notability requirement so we’re going to need to identify 7-10 in-depth articles (specifically, articles written almost entirely on the subject and not just in passing mention) to qualify for a Wikipedia page.

Blogs, press releases, product information or self-published materials cannot be used to qualify for notability.

As you’ve witness, articles that do not meet notability will be up for quick deletion.

Best,

Jay Soshnick
(954) 346-2788
Skype: Wiki Creators

So it looks like we might need to gain additional press before proceeding with the Wikipedia effort.  :think:

Quote
Hi Jay,
 
Thank you for your honest assessment.
 
There are a few articles in the works now, so I will keep this email and touch base again in the Spring once we have the needed sources.
 
Sincerely,
Greg.

I'm working with a couple of authors now on stories for Goldcoin. If anyone would like to share a news link, please feel free to reply below.

~~

This is currently the only one known: https://cointelegraph.com/news/bitcoin-price-growth-lifts-some-altcoins-along
"The heart of any cryptocurrency can be found in the spirit of its community."

Offline stemis

  • Legendary
  • *****
  • Posts: 211
  • Karma: +16/-0
    • View Profile
Re: Goldcoin Wikipedia Page Restoration
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2018, 01:56:20 pm »
I stumbled on this link that gives us one more resource for a Wiki page:
https://seekingalpha.com/article/4079678-cryptocurrency-ecosystem?page=3