September 20, 2009

Wikipedia Threatens to Delete IOA Article

A recent Wikipedia article about the International Ombudsman Association is subject to deletion for insufficient authority. An anonymous author (“Darkness Into Light”) originated the article on August 20, 2009, based on information solely from IOA’s website. On September 18, a Wikipedia editor wrote that the article is being considered for deletion because of insufficient third party references. References to reliable third-party sources, especially academic and peer-reviewed publications and mainstream news organizations, are required of all Wikipedia articles. Without contributions that provide valid citations, Wikipedia administrators may depublish the article. IOA continues be be acknowledged in the Wikipedia articles about Ombudsmen and Organizational Ombudsmen. (Wikipedia: International Ombudsman Association; Ombudsman and Organizational Ombudsmen.)

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