The stealth deleter lives among us and now has a name:
Yes, a wiki named Enric is whacking theloop.
He emerged from the primordial ooze this week, writing that theloop, which began a year ago this month, has not "accumulated respectability…I suggest that you wait a year or two until your website has more history behind it, and then you try to reinsert it after the last newspaper and with a very neutral text."
I modestly informed young Enric that theloop, while a baby in terms of longevity, has a far greater circulation (calculated in unique visitors per month) than any other on-line newspaper or news magazine in the community.
He replied, (not edited for spelling, syntax or lack of reason) "… one advice, contract a profesional graphical designer (not a web designer) and tell him to design you a more serious corporate image."
Hey! Now you’ve gone too far. Challenge our journalistic chops all you want but we like our little loop logo!
So your editrix went wading through the virtual cyber mega-plex that is Wikipedia and found a honcho in Northern California to investigate. He writes, "oversight comes in the form of 1500 or so volunteer administrators, who have the ability to remove content, ban users, or block computers from accessing Wikipedia….none of us are able to identify who may have contacted you."
But he promises an answer soon.
So, gentle reader, go to Wikipedia and add theloop back in. Because it has certainly been deleted as you read this.