What is the notability guideline for web content on Wikipedia?
The notability guideline for web content on Wikipedia requires that the content has attracted significant attention from reliable sources that are independent of the subject. This means that the web content should have been covered in multiple non-trivial published works, such as newspaper articles, magazine articles, books, or television documentaries. The content must also have a significant impact on culture, society, entertainment, athletics, economies, history, literature, science, or education.
What kinds of web properties does the Web notability guideline apply to on Wikipedia?
The Web notability guideline on Wikipedia applies to all forms of web-specific content. This includes, but is not limited to, blogs, Internet forums, newsgroups, online magazines, other media, podcasts, webcomics, and web portals. Essentially, any content that is accessed via the internet and engaged with primarily through a web browser is considered web content for the purposes of this guideline.
Blogs are a type of web content that are typically updated regularly and consist of individual entries or “posts”. They can be personal, professional, or related to specific topics. For a blog to be considered notable on Wikipedia, it must have been the subject of multiple non-trivial published works from independent sources, or it must have won a well-known and independent award.
2. Internet Forums
Internet forums are online discussion sites where people can hold conversations in the form of posted messages. They differ from chat rooms in that messages are often longer than one line of text and are at least temporarily archived. Notability for forums is determined in the same way as blogs.
Newsgroups are a type of online discussion forum that existed before the advent of blogs and social media. They are typically more focused on specific topics than general forums. The notability criteria for newsgroups are the same as for blogs and forums.
4. Online Magazines
Online magazines are digital publications that are typically issue-based and contain a collection of articles. They can be general interest or focused on specific topics. For an online magazine to be considered notable, it must meet the same criteria as blogs, forums, and newsgroups.
Podcasts are a type of digital media that consists of a series of spoken-word content, music, or other sounds. They are typically subscribed to and downloaded or streamed online by users. Podcasts are considered notable if they have been the subject of multiple non-trivial published works from independent sources, or if they have won a well-known and independent award.
Webcomics are comics that are published primarily on the internet. They can cover a wide range of styles and subjects. Webcomics are considered notable if they have been the subject of multiple non-trivial published works from independent sources, or if they have won a well-known and independent award.
7. Web Portals
Web portals are websites that bring information from diverse sources together in a uniform way. They often provide a search engine, news, email, and other services. Web portals are considered notable if they have been the subject of multiple non-trivial published works from independent sources, or if they have won a well-known and independent award.
What types of sources are considered valid for establishing notability for web content?
Valid sources for establishing notability for web content include reliable published works in all forms, such as newspaper articles, magazine articles, books, television documentaries, websites, and published reports by consumer watchdog organizations. However, non-independent and self-published sources alone are not sufficient to establish notability. Media re-prints of press releases, advertising for the content or site, and trivial coverage, such as a brief summary of the nature of the content or the publication of internet addresses and site, are not considered valid sources.
Can web content that doesn’t meet the general notability guideline still be included in Wikipedia?
Web content that does not meet the general notability guideline can still be included in Wikipedia under certain conditions. If the content has an appropriate level of detail and significance for a relevant article, avoids self-promotion, and includes information that can be verified through independent sources, it may be preserved by adding it to relevant articles or lists of web content. However, it will not qualify for a separate, stand-alone article.
Are there specific notability guidelines for different categories of web content?
While the general notability guideline applies to all web content, there may be specific criteria for certain categories of web content. For example, web-specific content may be considered notable if it has been the subject of multiple non-trivial published works from independent sources or if the website or content has won a well-known and independent award from a publication or organization. These criteria serve as rules of thumb for easily identifying web content that may warrant a separate article on Wikipedia.