1. The only reason I can see Wikipedia deleting his entry is that you are not legally allowed to mention a minor by name who has been arrested or changed with a crime. I am guessing that his entry in Wikipedia had made mention of his subsequent arrest and thus it is in violation of the laws, both here in Australia and in the US.
    It doesn’t matter that his name has been plastered all over the internet, as soon as the arrest is mentioned, it is illegal to have his name there.
    This is why newspapers are running one article all about Corey and his fame and a subsequent article about unnamed teenager who got arrested due to an out of control houseparty.

  2. @anonymous: Well, if you follow the link to the Wikipedia discussion you’ll see all the arguments for and against. Saves having to type them again. Thus is The Power of the Internet demonstrated!

    Short answers for:

    1. An event which could well be causing changes to Victorian law and which demonstrates the need for changes to privacy provisions for minors charged with a crime is certainly an interesting test case.

    2. Why not, exactly? (Apart from reinforcing middle-class stereotypical values about what is “appropriate”.)

  3. I’m moving away from Wikipedia too.
    I’ve had the same problem; article deletion with “lack of notability” as the reason. I could site plenty of less notable articles in the same category. I managed to have the article restored once but after it was deleted for the second time I haven’t been bothered to try again.
    I asked for suggestions to improve the article but got no response.

    I myself am a pedant. I’m an auditor by profession. But those editors leave me exasperated.

    Let them keep their sandpit.

  4. Hi Laurel.
    We think its necessary to make a point that online invitations websites can be secure.

    Despite media coverage highlighting the dangers of organising public parties online, organising your social life on the web continues to grow in popularity, with thousands of people using online invitation sites like http://www.myinvites.com.au to invite their nearest and dearest to get together everyday.

    We have been increasing every day since launch in October last year and the site has
    generated great interest and loyalty not only from Generation Y whiz kids who expect this type of technology, but also Generation X and Baby Boomers seeking an easy and stylish way to organise their get togethers and manage their

    The most requested addition to the site from members to date has been wedding invitation designs, indicating even the most special events are going online.

    Unlike other social networking sites, http://www.myinvites.com.au focuses on smaller, private events with your family and
    friends. You specify who gets invited and who is allowed to see your party’s details. The site is coded so that only
    recipients of your invitation are able to view your party’s details.

    http://www.myinvites.com.au wouldn’t have worked for Corey Delany’s latest shebang, but for thousands of others who want
    to use the web for good rather than evil, it’s a handy tool to have.

  5. hey Kenbot…I predict that your business will go bust within 12 months. It’s a ridiculous concept!

  6. @kenbott tricky approach.

    Most events sites have a closed option – upcoming, meetup, eventfull etc – secret closed parties, invite only. I know cos I used upcoming to organise my new years party one year.

    Facebook also has closed secret groups, invite only ones etc.

    The challenge with event communities is that they are viral spiked: I will come to the site for one birthday party but why would I visit again next week? That’s not a community. There are things you can do but you need to manage the relationship carefully….

  7. I realize this article was written years ago, but I’m glad someone else agreed with me. I recreated the page the 3rd time and I believe won the arguments, but it was deleted again and the deletion review declined to re-list it. Pretty lame.

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