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Hey all - funny little first post for me to make.
The first time someone tried to make an article on the Colemak layout was 2006, and was repeatedly recreated and deleted for failing to meet the notability guideline on the site. Ever since 2009, searching 'Colemak on Wikipedia gives a rather bloated section on the keyboard layouts article as seen here. There's more to write about on Colemak though such as how computer analysis formed the basis of the layout, comparisons to other layouts and so on. There's definitely more information possible than can be placed in that subsection.
On top of this, since 2009 many numerous reputable articles have mentioned Colemak in a way that would establish notablity for the article's existence compared to 2009. (1 2 3 4 5) Given that there is scope to add more information about the layout, that it is now deemed notable enough for its own article (at least in my Wikipedian eyes) and that the subsection on the current page is already bursting, there should be a separate Wikipedia page covering the layout.
There's currently a draft page available here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Colemak and it would be great if people could contribute what they could to expand the article in an encyclopedic way - it'll almost definitely be published not too long after there's a bit of meat to the article. Sourcing is important, so please do that even in a crude way if you don't know the syntax (I'll fix it!) Hope this seems like a cool idea with you all.
EDIT: We did it reddit Colemak forum! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colemak is now live in a way that entirely conforms with Wikipedia's content guidelines. In the coming days Google's cache will be updated to show a summary box on the right whenever someone searches Colemak - this will increase exposure and understanding, and hopefully draw new people in! However, the article is currently small and needs some good development with some quality sources - that's where your expertise comes in. It's Wikipedia, so if you can improve the article, be bold and do it! Even if it's not perfect. If anyone has any questions on contributing to the article, formatting etc I'll be more than happy to answer in this thread and on my Wikipedia talk page. Many thanks :)
EDIT 2: Shameless plug for the Colemak Discord! 14 members strong as of now, come on in: https://discord.gg/27vzsBF