November 20, 2017

WikiWHOdia?

A friend recently e-mailed me to let me know that someone had listed my comic on Wikipedia. It wasn’t a lengthy article or anything, just a stub. Not a major accomplishment, but I was flattered that someone took the time to list it, nonetheless. So, whoever you are, your effort was very much appreciated and I thank you.

However, I was just notified that almost as quickly as the article appeared, it has now been deleted. A Wikipedia “editor” removed the article citing that my comic doesn’t meet the notability criteria. I’m not really sure what the criteria is, but after perusing the Wikipedia site and finding articles like this, and this, and this, and of course, this, I began to wonder how it’s determined what’s relevant and what’s not. After stumbling across tons of small obscure bands, bit-part actors and family owned restaurants, I guess what I really began to wonder was, “How relevant is Wikipedia?” I mean, considering its content can be written and edited by, literally, anyone – how reliable could it possibly be?

Anyhow, for those interested, The Argyle Sweater is syndicated online by uclick, the internet division of Universal Press Syndicate and can be found on over 30 different relevant news websites throughout the United States and Canada – like here, here, here, here, and here

…but not here :)

Comments

  1. Rick Ellis says:

    Wow. You were wikied.

    I wonder if all cartoonist a beneath Fart Lightning and Spanish Profanity. I do understand how everything is subservient to the Cup Holder.

    Are the websites Arlgle is on separate from the GoComics gig?

  2. scotthilburn says:

    Hey Rick,

    uclick/GoComics is responsible for all of the websites that my comic appears on (with exception of my own, of course)

    If I were rating my comic’s relevance, I’d put it somewhere below nose picking, but way above a cup holder. I mean, c’mon – it’s a CUPHOLDER.

  3. Rick Ellis says:

    I don’t know. If it weren’t for cupholders in cars there whould be a lot of eunuchs driving.

  4. Scott says:

    My prediction: in 2008 you’ll be back on there–and it’ll be a full article, not just a stub. Until that happens the Wikipedia editors are a bunch of idiots.

  5. scotthilburn says:

    Thanks for the kind words, Scott. Your check should be arriving shortly.

  6. Scott Nickel says:

    Can’t you just write your own Wikipedia entry? That’s what I did.

  7. Rick Ellis says:

    In addition to Wikipedia you can also do an entry in Comixpedia (http://www.comixpedia.org).

    Rick

  8. scotthilburn says:

    Scott: I guess I could write my own – and I might do that, but I’ll probably wait a few more months – so it coincides with other events. If I do it now, apparently it will be deleted. Ha.

    I never realized how many Scotts there were in cartooning:
    Scott Hilburn, Scott Nickel, Scott Metzger, Scott Kurtz, Scott Stantis, Scott Adams…etc.

    Rick: Thanks for the Comixpedia link. Never heard of that. I’ll check it out.

  9. Scott Nickel says:

    Okay, I confess: I changed my name. My real name is Melvin.

    As for Wiki, I wrote the Triple Take entry myself. Although someone edited out the line where I referred to myself as “the most gifted cartoonist of this or any other millennia.”

    Stupid Wikipedia.

  10. Scott Nickel says:

    Hey! I just thought of this. Let’s pitch a strip to the syndicates called SIX SCOTTS. It’s you, me, Scott Adams, Scott Stantis, Scott Kurtz, and Scott Metzger.

    We each take a day — a la SIX CHIX — and alternate on Sundays. Or hire an actual Scotsman for the seventh day. Then we’d be SIX SCOTTS and a SCOT.

    Jay Kennedy would’ve loved it.

  11. scotthilburn says:

    6 Scotts – now THAT’S an idea! HA!

  12. Scottmer says:

    Sorry…i had to keep up with the scottseses…

    Why would they take your Wiki entry down in the first place? Have you seen some of the complete shite they post on that site? I mean, someone must’ve had it in for you. Did you piss off the prime minister of South Korea again?

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