Is Dirk Beestra deleting articles about women faster than WikiProject Women in Red can create them?
It looks like it.
This is all because of Beetstra’s bizarre obsession with Slowking4.
According to this piece in Wired Magazine, Beestra went on a mass deletion spree back in 2017, deleting over 500 articles about women.
Despite all the banning and sock puppeting, Hayes has been a prolific editor. By his own estimate, he has created 3,000 articles on English Wikipedia, with an emphasis on women and other underrepresented groups, and made 50,000 editing changes. His Queen-Washington sock puppet alone had created 577 articles, beginning in the summer of 2017.
See “Socked Into the Puppet-Hole on Wikipedia: How a lowly WIRED columnist got caught up in a secret war at one of the world’s biggest websites.” https://www.wired.com/story/socked-into-the-puppet-hole-on-wikipedia/
Women in Red must have a chart somewhere. Surely this type of massive deletion must make a dip in the chart.