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Submission + - Promoting vs Describing your stuff on Wikipedia?

Emmanuel writes: An OT email (sorry its not yet up at Google groups) on the FF dev-extensions mailing list led me to this interesting discussion going on at Wikipedia whether the FF CookiePie extension has a right to have a page on Wikipedia. The discussion centers on Notability [defined as "worthy of being noted"]. A user called Veinor who claims to be pioneer in removing spam from Wikipedia has marked the article for deletion. A comparison is being drawn with Greasemonkey on Wikipedia which has passed the Notability test. Join in the discussion at r_deletion/CookiePie. Anyone is free to contribute. Has Sebastian Wain of crossed the fine line between describing and promoting? Note: The Notability guideline is itself under dispute at lity. Also check out the Wikipedia policies on Conflict on Interest and Advertising.

"Necessity is the mother of invention" is a silly proverb. "Necessity is the mother of futile dodges" is much nearer the truth. -- Alfred North Whitehead