only high-quality, authoritative sources should be cited in the article.
Text and facts that can’t be substantiated with reliable references are removed immediately. Articles about insignificant and little-known people are also immediately deleted. A person must be influential enough to be listed on Wikipedia and be important enough to the community. For this purpose, special significance criteria have been developed.
The key is to prove the importance of the person and find authoritative sources (top media with a good reputation). I will discuss several ways to access Wikipedia in this blog. So here is a to-do list for being included into Wikipedia:
- To become a People’s Deputy or a Minister. Top-level officials automatically become relevant to Wikipedia.
- To be a head of the regional administration, a member of the Parliament both national of a federal one; become the mayor of the city
- To become the leader of a large and well-known public organization. This should be complemented by many mentions in the press.
- To receive government level awards: orders, medals, honours, badges, honorary titles, personal weapons. The full list is here.
- To be mentioned in a well-known scandal, which will be widely covered in the media.
- To publish at least several scientific researches which will credit you as a scientist. You can also become the head of a university, the editor-in-chief of a scientific journal or the head of a scientific institution.
- To become a writer and publish at least 2–3 books with a circulation of at least 5,000 copies or to have your book included into New York Times bestseller list or a similar recognition list.
- To have a large number of news articles in the press covering the biography, life path and career of a person.