Kate Middleton's wedding dress was admired by millions as the Duchess walked down the aisle on her world-famous wedding day, and since then thousands have passed through a Buckingham Palace exhibition to see the iconic fashion article up close.
During last week's Wikimania 2012 conference, the site's co-founder Jimmy Wales was questioned about Wikipedia's supposed gender gap, and used the article as an example of how many users failed to see the value of female-friendly articles.
No soon had the entry - which covers everything from the dress's creation, reception and historical influences - appeared on the day of the royal wedding last year, than it was immediately flagged for deletion, with angry users branding it 'frankly trivial' and 'one of the lowest points ever reached by Wikipedia.'
'This is frankly trivial, and surely isn't notable enough to be on wikipedia. Request deletion,' one editor wrote.
Another added: 'The sheer presence of this article is one of the lowest points ever reached by Wikipedia! What amazes me is that there's acculturatede people (since the article was well written) who has such interests, and free time to lose to devoted themselves for such totally irrelevant arguments.'
Other users quickly leapt to the article's defence, explaining Kate Middleton's wedding dress is a piece of fashion history, which will be talked about for years to come.
'Are you suggesting this article should not exist? That it does not meet notability standards? That is absurd,' one commentator asserted.
'This dress will be remembered for decades. It will influence wedding dress designs for [a] long, long time, not unlike the fact that brides wear white today because Queen Victoria wore white… almost 200 years ago. This is an interesting, well-written, and well-referenced article.'
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