OK, maybe my actions were narcissistic, led by a pitiful and misguided search for significance. But my search only led to one conclusion: I'm insignificant.
I wanted to purchase LL's newest book, so I Googled his name, and came across his Wikipedia page. I was impressed; I don't have a Wikipedia page, so I decided to create one for myself.
I spent an hour trying to figure out this cryptic info-thing of a website, only to have my new page immediately deleted within 3 minutes by the Wiki gods. This is a portion of their response (I'm only showing a portion because my ego won't let me post the entire message):
The article Don Tate has been speedily deleted from Wikipedia. This was done because the article seemed to be about a person . . . but it did not indicate how or why the subject is notable . . . articles that do not assert notability may be deleted at any time. Please refrain from introducing inappropriate pages, such as Don Tate, to Wikipedia.
OK, that hurt. Maybe I'm no LL, but I've done a few things worth noting. I decided to try again, this time asserting my notability. I included a list of the books I've illustrated, awards and honors my books have received, along with a list of biographical and verifiable source information, things like reviews or articles that have been written about me.
They deleted me again. This time not immediately, but within 15 minutes. Ouch again.
Dejected, I decided to search Wikipedia for other authors and illustrators with about the same notoriety as me, but I couldn't think of any others because . . . well, because they are unknown.
I sent a note to the Wiki gods pleading my case. They sent me this report back, listing why I was removed:
--As per nom
What the hell's As per nom? Did they insult me again?