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Submissions/Notability Criteria on the Wikipedia: Fulfilling the Unfulfilled Requirements of Wikipedia Articles

From Wikimania 2012 • Washington, D.C., USA

This is a rejected submission for Wikimania 2012.

Submission no.


Title of the submission

Notability Criteria on the Wikipedia: Fulfilling the Unfulfilled Requirements of Wikipedia Articles

Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
Author of the submission
Username: Hindustanilanguage
E-mail address
I eagerly await a message from a Wikimedian friend living in any part of the world
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
Independent Wiki Projects Contributor
Personal homepage or blog
Facebook Profile
Abstract (please use no less than 300 words to describe your proposal)
Wikipedia - be it in English or in any of the multitude of languages across the world - is one sure place where enthusiastic knowledge-seekers look for any valuable piece of information. Thus, when somebody wants to know more about Nuclear Power,Global Warming, Myamarese leader Aung San Suu Kyi, Falun Gong Sect,etc, one sure place to get the desired information with a reasonable degree of accuracy is the Wikipedia. However, like all other encyclopedias, Wikipedia also needs constant update on the topics which it showcases and also requires new topics to be added. Thus, some of the topics on which Wikipedia does not have articles as on the date of this submission are as follows (the links lead to a non-Wiki webpage):

The objective of my presentation is not to negate or belittle the good work done by millions of Wikipedians across the world. Rather, I intend to discuss the topics where probably knowledgeable articles can be created. I regret that since I hail from India, the examples I may be offering might be having an Asian geographical orientation, but I am sure that my presentation will provide the valuable insight into the areas in which all Wikipedia editors - novice as well as experienced - need to work.

Track (Wikis and the Public Sector; GLAM (Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums); WikiCulture and Community; Research, Analysis, and Education; Technology and Infrastructure)
WikiCulture and Education
Length of presentation/talk (if other then 25 minutes, specify how long)
20 to 25 Minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
Yes, if my Scholarship Application is accepted.
Slides or further information (optional)
Will be provided later.
Special request as to time of presentations (for example - can not present on Saturday)
None. Except request for change in the schedule in the unforeseen circumstances of delays in international public transport.

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  1. --Saintfevrier 13:14, 7 February 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  2. This is closely related to my submission, "School articles on Wikipedia: A case study of notability practices across languages", so I will want to see this. CT Cooper · talk 20:55, 14 February 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Resident Mario 00:26, 16 February 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  4. Charles Jeffrey Danoff (talk) 18:36, 9 March 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Wikitafa (talk) 18:44, 9 March 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Zellfaze (talk) 19:21, 19 March 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Graham87 (talk) 13:11, 31 March 2012 (UTC)[reply]