CuMoCo on Wikipedia - help requested
Someone added a link to Current Motor Company on the Vectrix wikipedia entry (he'd read about us on annarbor.com). I then went in and added a Current Motor Company page using the Vectrix page as a template. You can see the page here:
Now, it immediately got flagged for "speedy deletion" because the person who tagged it considered that it has no context. I believe it has as much context and justification of a wikipedia entry as the Vectrix and Zero-X entries. If you feel that way too then please consider going to wikipedia and placing your comments on the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talk:Current_Motor_Company page. That way the moderators/admins will hopefully not delete the page.
If you don't feel the page I created belongs on wikipedia feel free to write that too - however, could you also post here, or PM me, and explain why (so that I can try and create a page of value).
Be careful about the Conflict of Interest rule on Wikipedia, you should probably leave edits to the CuMoCo page to people outside the company. That said, the article itself does appear to follow the 'neutral point of view' policy, since it's a simple factual description of the company and the product.
I think the company is relevant for the reasons already listed on the discussion page, but the lack of external news media discussion hurts the argument. I think it's time to start the self-promotion gig, and talk to various environmental/technology type blogs, AutoBlogGreen would be my suggested starting point. It's not unlikely that the article will be deleted now, but restored in a month or two.
We should probably put in an entry for the C130 bike (if that is the final name) into the list of samples on the Electric Motorcycles and Scooters page.
I've added the C130 and C124 to the Electric Scooters page, and noticed that the 'flagged for deletion' has been removed from the CuMoCo page.
John, you need to update your website, especially the table of stats for the various bike models. The names need adjusting, top speed on the C130 still reads 60mph, and the peak power outputs in hp are probably still preliminary. I listed the peak power in kW for the C130 an C124, which I think it a good number for comparison to other bikes, but we need an authoritative number. People will start to question the accuracy of the number if there are different values in different locations.
One of the Wikipedia rules that irritates me the most is the "mainstream source" requirement for validity of citations or the notability of a thing or event. This is, of course fine for scientific or academic topics, but for current event topics, it can get problematic. The mainstream media - especially the US-English media, tends to ignore or memory-hole a lot of important topics.
Grr, dbartland apparently doesn't know what he's doing. I also fixed the entry for the 'VentureOne' EV, since Venture Vehicles has halted development of their electric-only model and renamed the product (and company) to Persu Hybrid/Persu Mobility. By undoing my change, he's now replaced more accurate information with less accurate information.