I am told that Ryan’s Wikipedia entry was submitted for review this past Saturday, October 12th. I again want to thank Josh for volunteering to pull this together. It’s always inspiring when people I never met are touched enough to help keep Ryan relevant. He did an amazing job! It was so concise and informative that I added it to the website as a way for new readers to get on-board in a hurry. It’s the earlier version, but I’ll jump on getting the most recent to replace it.As for Wikipedia, now we must wait to see if it gets approved. According to the folks at over there they are “highly backlogged” with pending articles in the pipeline. They are advising that it is a possible two to three week wait until they get to it; there are nearly 1,300 entries ahead of Ryan’s. That could be frustrating, I suppose, but this time allows for the article’s refinement. You’re suggestions were passed along and (most) will be incorporated. Many already have. An example of this is that over 35 references were added to verify the facts. Another is the insertion of links to key terms.
Heck, even if Wikipedia doesn’t approve it there is no arguing that it will do wonders for this website. Truth is, I’ve been struggling for years on how to introduce new readers to the website and this fits the bill perfectly.
You have two ways to see the most recent revision. I recommend the second one. First, I was provided the link to the “sandbox” (i.e., draft) article and downloaded the 5 pages — in PDF format — this morning. Here is the link: wikipedia 10-15-13. Second, you may also view it how I suggest, as a web page in Wikipedia’s sandbox, by clicking this link (it will open a new window/tab in your browser so you can keep this post active).
Again, thank you Josh for the hard work on creating an outstanding document. Also, a special thank you to those who offered their valuable suggestions and critiques. Ahhh, Team Diviney… you’re the best!
Glad I was able to help, and good to be part of the team. I can’t image why the article wouldn’t get approved in Wikipedia but I don’t have any experience in that arena. I’ll keep fingers crossed. Best wishes to Ryan and the rest of the family.
Rhonda Morin says
You did an amazing job Josh for not having any experience. Hugs and kudo’s. Amazing!
Great Job!! I did not realize the civil suit has been settled? I thought it was still potentially viable at this time? I hope that I am just mis-reading the article.
Rhonda Morin says
I am still not sure either or how that could be when no one from Ryan’s side was even privy to it. My father in law settled a Federal case in mediation but he had to give approval before it was done. He also got $.09 on the dollar based on the original idea of what it would take for him to be cared for. After attorneys and Medicare he got $.04 on the dollar.
I too am hoping I read this wrong and it’s still active. 🙁
Rhonda, I’m sorry to hear about your father-in-law’s situation, it sounds so unjust! I hope that Ryan’s family won’t end up with that type of “deal”.
Jo Hobbs via Facebook says
Wow, well done and well said! Love it…
Rhonda Morin says
THAT IS INSANE! LOVE IT!
First Josh did an amazing job pulling all the details together and writing an amazing article. He should get all the credit for researching and making that happen. He is an amazing asset to Team Diviney. AMAZING, AMAZING, AMAZING.
But then all the links and references are great, it shows there is real meat behind the article and it can be proven with real facts what those scumbags did and what Ryan’s reality is.
Josh you are the team member of the month! FABULOUS Job!!!! Wow…
Rhonda, your enthusiasm is most refreshing! 🙂
Excellent! The submitted draft looks great.
This is good news right here! And we were the first to read the Wikipedia. Can’t remember ever being the “first” at anything, but our kids and grandkids tell stories… … 🙂
Thinking about Ryan is a great way to begin my day. Sending love and prayers for All.
Gaikl Doyle says
Ken ,I like how that is set up ,concise and tells everything about Ryan in a more condensed
version. But then I like all Ryan’s blogs and post from you ,Sue Kari and your guests .Keep it going Team Diviney is ALWAYS here