This summarises the discussion attempting to keep the CVonline hierarchy inside Wikipedia. I have deleted the personal insults posted about me.
Over the past few years, about 1000 of the 2000 topics have appeared in wikipedia, but there is no structure and so users, especially beginners, will not recognize the connections and generalizations between topics, which is what the hierarchy provided.
The criticism that it is promoting a non-notable web site is a little beside the point: the purpose of this wikipedia page is to provide an anchor to the hierarchy. The hope is that the current external CVonline web site actually will fade away as the community develops the wikipedia content.
One can provide this hierarchy and anchor outside of wikipedia, but then the community cannot easily collaboratively develop the hierarchy.
There is no commercial or personal benefit to this page - it is provided as a public service.
Having this page benefits everyone and provides no individual with special benefits, so I request that it should be left in wikipedia.
I'd like to make a similar argument for the other computer vision list pages that we have created that have been flagged for deletion - they are part of the knowledge structuring that the computer vision community finds so helpful. They have only been up for a few weeks so have not yet had time to evolve inside wikipedia.
If you like, I can request testimonials from the top computer vision scientists worldwide about the benefits and impact that CVonline has had, and what I hope it will continue to have by moving the structure into wikipedia. Eg: in the UK: Andew Blake, Managing Director, Microsoft Research Cambridge, David Hogg, Vice Principal Leeds University. Bob Fisher, Professor, University of Edinburgh (Rbfisher) .Preceding undated comment added 20:51, 5 October 2011 (UTC).
I agree that the CVonline wikipedia page could be deleted as there is currently nothing there (other than history) that is not replicated in the external page. My hope is that the external page can eventually be forgotten about and people would use the wikipedia page. I can see the issue of whether it is appropriate for wikipedia.
On the other hand, the "list of X" pages that are linked from the cvonline page provide a resource not available elsewhere, and are the pages that users will want to edit when they create new wiki pages. The cvonline page provides an anchor to link all of the 'list' pages. We could easily move the links to the 'computer vision' wikipedia page. . Preceding unsigned comment added by Rbfisher (talk . contribs) 21:41, 5 October 2011 (UTC)