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Instant reaction on Wikipedia

By John Donovan

Within minutes of me publishing the article Wikipedia Klan exposed, the following posting was made on the Wikipedia nomination for deletion page for royaldutchshellplc.com.

Delete not enough coverage in reliable sources to have its own article. Blog sites criticizing large corporations are like teeth, we all have a mouthful. This article should have borne in mind that Wikipedia is not a platform for free speech, it is an encyclopedia.–?IanMacM? (talk to me) 16:13, 13 October 2010 (UTC)

This person does not seem to appreciate that I posted the article on my own website, not on Wikipedia.

He is also completely wrong about the alleged lack of reliable sources.

The information on these links is self-explanatory.

http://www.shellnews.net/blog/LINKS2.html

http://www.shellnews.net/blog/links.html

I do not expect the royaldutchshellplc.com article to survive, particularly since I have shone some much needed light of the culture of subterfuge and secrecy at Wikipedia. Most of the editors operate under an alias. Most are no doubt decent people. I have no idea why they choose to hide behind an alias, but Wikipedia allows them to do so, thereby leaving the door wide open to the less reputable

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