Over at Kevin’s LiveJournal there is some discussion of an effort that is currently underway to have the Bay Area Science Fiction Association’s entry in Wikipedia deleted. Wikipedia, you see, is not intended to be a universal source of information, but only a source of information about things that the pathetic little tinpot dictators who maintain the site deem “worthy”. And one of those miserable shits is currently conducting a crusade to remove all references to science fiction clubs because, you know, he can.
Despite three Hugo wins, I don’t have a Wikipedia entry. I’m very happy about that and would like it to stay that way. After all, I’m not hard to find on Google, and if I did have a Wikipedia page an awful lot of time would be wasted combating edits that claimed my Hugo wins were fraudulent, or that I am a freak and a pervert. However, Kevin seems rather attached to BASFA’s entry, and as Wikipedia won’t take the word of anyone who is a member of the club regarding its notability or lack thereof, we need people who are not members to speak up for it.
It does seem all very trivial, but there is a certain satisfaction to be gained from frustrating the machinations of a selfish coward who spends his life persecuting strangers from behind the safety of a pseudonym. If this scumbag went out dressed in a mask and went around spray-painting abuse on people’s houses he’d probably get arrested, but amongst Wikipedia admins this sort of thing is normal behavior. I’d like to see him taken down a peg.
So if you happen to have encountered BASFA in some way, but have no actual connection to the club, and would like to help out, please pop over to Kevin’s LJ and comment. People there will know better than I do how to help.