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Wikipedia article about Atari Computing

Postby penguin » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:30 pm

Tried my best to write an article about Atari Computing. Unfortunately, after sitting in the review queue for three months it was declined. If you'd like to edit or improve the article, please have a look:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Atari_Computing

No idea how you can add more "published, reliable, secondary sources that are independent of the subject" about an Atari magazine that was never mentioned in the Guardian or on BBC News ;)
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Re: Wikipedia article about Atari Computing

Postby dhedberg » Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:43 pm

Oh dear... Wikipedia people can be real anal. The article looks good enough to me.
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Re: Wikipedia article about Atari Computing

Postby SteveBagley » Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:05 am

penguin wrote:No idea how you can add more "published, reliable, secondary sources that are independent of the subject" about an Atari magazine that was never mentioned in the Guardian or on BBC News ;)


Didn’t the last issue of ST Format mention it was starting which could be referenced, also there should be some posts on usenet announcing it?

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Re: Wikipedia article about Atari Computing

Postby penguin » Sat Mar 02, 2019 5:50 am

The reviewer linked to the guidelines for magazine articles, but these were clearly written with publications like Nature in mind (should be published for a long time, cited in science, translated into multiple languages etc.) and are heavily debated. Kelstar (which has a Wikipedia entry) doesn't meet any criteria but was probably reviewed by someone less strict. Usenet posts probably don't count.
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Re: Wikipedia article about Atari Computing

Postby Greenious » Sat Mar 02, 2019 11:20 am

It is a piece of atari history, it's absurd that some anal interpretation of a sub category guideline is used to refute the article.
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Re: Wikipedia article about Atari Computing

Postby penguin » Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:02 pm

Greenious wrote:It is a piece of atari history, it's absurd that some anal interpretation of a sub category guideline is used to refute the article.


Yes, it means that the UK Atari magazine history ends with ST Format (Atari World doesn't have a Wiki page either). It's not like Atari Computing was a fanzine printed on a roll of toilet paper. It was even distributed in Germany and Sweden - with additional pages :P
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