“The name Forward has been frequently used as a name for influential leftwing newspapers and publications, denoting an urge for progress,” the entry added in a section titled “controversy.”
However, after the entry came under heavy criticism, the “controversy” section has been scrubbed:
The article as it appeared before the “controversy” section was removed. Click for larger image.
Furthermore, the original entry had three citations: an NPR article, “Microform review, Volume 10,” and “Body Cultures: Essays on Sport, Space, and Identity.” But since the writing of this article, both “Microform” and “Body Cultures” have been removed.
A number of online users have flagged the entry as junk and called for its deletion. Consequently, if you go to the “Forward” slogan entry, you’ll be greeted with this:
This article is being considered for deletion in accordance with Wikipedia’s deletion policy. Please share your thoughts on the matter at this article’s entry on the Articles for deletion page. Feel free to edit the article, but the article must not be blanked, and this notice must not be removed, until the discussion is closed.
And per Wikipedia’s suggestion that users weigh in on the matter, several users have done just that. On the “Keep” side of things, one user writes:
KEEP all information related to FORWARD as it is current and a relevant discussion.; If you delete this slogan, then that would set the precedent to delete all campaign slogans of any type, and there are many Wiki entries. That’s censorship. Keep Wikipedia about fact and not political opinion.