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Original Castlevania Composer Not “Notable” Enough For Wikipedia

February 14, 2010 | | 27 Comments Share thison Facebook Original Castlevania Composer Not “Notable” Enough For Wikipediaon Twitter

How about that! There was recently a lot of debate going on over on Wikipedia regarding original Castlevania composer Kinuyo Yamashita and whether or not she’s “notable” enough to deserve her own Wikipedia page. Her article, which used her recent appearance at Video Games Live in Japan and our own extensive interview here at OSV as sources, was deleted just yesterday after weeks of users battling on both sides.

This debate actually extends beyond just Yamashita, however, as the English Wikipedia pages for Shinji Hosoe and Ayako Saso have also been deleted under Wikipedia’s ridiculous “notability” and “reliable sources” policies. I encourage everyone to keep an eye out for other composer articles that may be in danger, as it looks like we were too late for this one. I personally feel their blanket policy labeling all websites that use a blog format as “not reliable” is closed-minded and behind the times.

What do you think about this debate? Is it worth the effort to argue the notability of game music composers with Wikipedia editors who generally could care less?

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