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Totally Normal Interview, How Author Emily St John Mandel Updated Divorced Status On Wikipedia


'Completely normal interview': How author updated 'Divorced' status on Wikipedia

Emily St John Mandel is the author of six novels, including Sea of ​​Tranquility

New Delhi:

An author who wanted to update her marital status to “divorced” on Wikipedia, but was unable to do so due to needing a reliable attribution source, finally found help.

Emily St John Mandel, author of ‘Station Eleven’ and ‘Sea of ​​Tranquility’, asked on Twitter if any journalist could interview her just to get a link to the interview, so she could You can update the Wikipedia entry and assign it to the article.

Wikipedia primarily accepts attribution to news sources, although many have pointed out that there are other ways, such as linking to a person’s verified personal website, to bypass the trustworthiness filter. Trusted by the editors of the nonprofit website.

“Guys, did you know that if you have a Wikipedia page and you’re divorced, the only way to update your Wikipedia is to say you’re divorced in an interview?” Ms Mandel tweeted on Sunday.

“It sounds crazy, but Wikipedia runs on citations. So anyway, all I wanted for Christmas was a journalist writing a story to publish (online-only is that). okay!) ask me if I’m still married.Also, if you’re reading this and you’re one of my girlfriend’s friends, she’s not actually dating a married woman. , it’s just that my Wikipedia page is a time capsule,” the author tweeted.

Soon, Dan Kois’s slate connect with her and did a piece with the title – ‘Completely casual interview with author Emily St. John Mandel’.

It runs something like this:

slate: So are you married these days?

Miss Mandel: Is not.

slate: Really! So you can confirm here in slate dot com that you not only enjoy spending time apart but are actually divorced.

Miss Mandel: Literally! The marriage ended in the first week of April, then I spent most of the rest of 2022 negotiating the divorce settlement and then getting the divorce judgment in November.

Thereafter, Ms. Mandel’s Wikipedia citation under the ‘personal life’ tab reflects the change, linking to slate Piece. It reads, “As of 2022, Mandel lives in Brooklyn and has a girlfriend. She has a daughter following her marriage to Kevin Mandel, which ended in November 2022.”

Ms. Mandel is the author of six novels, including Sea of ​​Tranquility, The Glass Hotel and Station Eleven. She lives in New York City.

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