I'm so proud of editor Lei Pinter I could shout. This woman has Got It! She totally understands what the We Got Your Wiki Back Project! is all about.
The whole goal is to improve the pages of our skeptical spokespeople in order to tell the world that our people are noteworthy, respected, intelligent and real people. We aren't boring scientists working on the fringe of science. When Mr. America asks his wife "who is this guy on TV and why should we care what he is saying?" we need to make sure that when the name is searched and they end up on Wikipedia (you know that is going to be the first place they go) they will discover quality. Remember our spokespeople represent us too.
The Wikipedia page that Lei started out with was bare bones. Dull. So vacant that I would expect a bum would be sleeping in one corner with a newspaper over his head, and not a clean newspaper either.
Here is what she found when she decided to re-write his page. Kendrick Frazier April 23, 2012.
The images she got Kendrick to upload tell a story all by themselves. They are loving, intelligent and look like a man that any one of us would want to hang out with.
The text tells a rich story as well, this man has done so much in his life and is still more active than most of us. Reading over the page I had no idea there was so much to this man. How dare the old page say that he might not be notable enough to have his own Wikipedia page. Shame on the skeptical community for allowing this to happen. This flag went up November 2009!
What kind of respect do we have for ourselves?
So I know your sitting down now. Here is the brand new page. Kendrick Frazier
Thank you Lei, you really came through in a big way.
If you are reading this and think that you would like to become involved. There are hundreds of ways to do so.
First, open up an account on Wikipedia.
Second, read my entire blog
Third, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
We will make it happen and you can be a hero like Kendrick and Lei.