2prfm.com Posted December 4, 2010 Share Posted December 4, 2010 For my station, 2010 seemed to have been a fantastic year. Over the last twelve months, 2PR FM conducted four test broadcasts which had gone quite well. During the second test in January, I got some attention from the local press, and some good publicity for the station. As the station was getting some note-worthy newspaper sources, a wikipedia article was created. Tests three and four went well with a number of new programs introduced. From midday on 4th of November, 2PR FM started broadcasting full time and still is powering away. Suddenly after a year of being on wikipedia unchallenged, the 2PR FM article was suddenly targeted by about five or six wikipedians wanting to delete it. My friend and I couldn't understand what was going on, as the article had a number of independent sources. When we looked at some of the other Sydney commercial FM radio stations, their only sources were their websites and blogs, the very thing that wikipedia dislikes, yet 2PR FM has a number of note worthy sources like ZD Net, The Age, and The St George Leader. So having said all that, as soon as the red deletion notice was placed on 2PR FM, I immediately reverted it back. The deletion notice went back on, so I reverted it back again, back and fourth about four times within about ten minutes. Here is the most incredible part to this story. My IP address and I were blocked, due to me vandalising wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2PR_FM http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/2PR_FM#2PR_FM So my question is, are they people in the commercial industry that fear internet radio so much, that they would get together as a pack, and destroy an internet station's article on Wikipedia? Upon further research with my friend, we found that they were other internet station articles that have met the same poisoned fate. And this one got me rolling on the floor laughing, From an old version of the discussion, note this AussieLegend moron notes, "Starting an internet "radio" station is something that takes no effort at all" http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Talk:Sydney&oldid=399497211 I came back with a rebuttle, which was soon deleted, My last answer was the last paragraph at the bottom that begins with "I would think that good faith would be to work through an issue", which again was deleted within five minutes. I can only conclude that some of these wikipedians certainly have a screw loose in their head, or for at least Wikipedia has become another free pitching platform for large corporations. This was only an issue, as my google rank went from 0.5 to 3.5, as soon as my station appeared on wikipedia. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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