"When the Nobel prize for physics [was announced], anyone wanting to read on one of the three winners would have drawn a blank on Wikipedia.

The physicist Donna Strickland was not deemed significant enough to merit her own page. When a Wikipedia user attempted to create a profile for her in March, it was denied by a moderator: “This submission’s references do not show that the subject qualifies for a Wikipedia article”.

After, Wikipedia scrambled to build a profile."

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@doina Just saw this boosted into my timeline... The extra-galling thing is that if the person who had made the judgment call about that draft article back in March had followed *Wikipedia's own guidelines*, the draft would have been approved. She more than met the "professor test":

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