Dictionary of non-notable Artists
A dictionary compiled from Wikipedia’s “Articles for deletion” pages, filtered by artistic occupation.
Every day, people on Wikipedia nominate articles for deletion and discuss whether they should remain in the encyclopedia or not. This is done on a sub page called “Articles for deletion”. A frequent reason for exclusion of an entry is “non-notability”.
After I had a look at those discussions, the article about my own person (Gregor Weichbrodt) ironically became nominated for deletion, too (German Wikipedia). The anonymous person that put me on the list wrote “Completely misses notability criteria for ‘authors’. Unsatisfying notability criteria for artists too.”
I wrote a Python script to download the contents of every “articles for deletion”-page from the past ten years and filter the results by artistic occupation. I saw that I wasn’t alone in my fate and that there were many more non-notable artists in this world who also failed to meet the notability criteria. This book is dedicated to these artists.