Okay, I’ve been doing some research on WikiProject Podcasting, trying to wrap my head around the project’s policies, criteria etc.
Currently, podcasts (both audio and video) are subject to the criteria set forth in the WP:WEB notability guidelines, which covers all manner of online media and content. In order to put the entry up and make it stick, we have to prove that GWC…
- “has been the subject of multiple non-trivial published works whose source is independent of the site itself” be they magazines, books, documentaries, websites etc.
- “has won a well-known and independent award from either a publication or organization”
- “is distributed via a medium which is both respected and independent of the creators.”
Door number three is out, so that leaves two criteria for us to concentrate on. Door number two is, dare I say, highly likely at some point in the future. We’re big enough that we should be able to win SOMETHING if the community keeps their eyes peeled for nomination opportunities. But door number one? Ah, friends…therein lies our prime opportunity.
Here’s what was going to need:
[li]The issue and page number of GWC’s mention in Rolling Stone, ideally with a scan
[/li][li]Some verifiable record of Howard Stern’s mention of the 'cast, preferably in the form of an actual soundbite
[/li][li]ANY other online mention of us beyond a simple courtesy link. Give us everything you can find, and we can worry about sorting out the “reputable” ones down the road
The more attention to the 'cast gets, the better. Has anyone ever thought about tipping off a newspaper in the crüe’s area that one of the most popular and successful genre podcasts is produced right under their noses? Who knows? They might be interested, and it might just be the article of evidence that seals the notability claim.