Guy Chapman aka JzG wrote:
On Wed, 11 Oct 2006 10:43:13 -0600, Bryan Derksen
> We have an obligation to living individuals
to show them a decent
> level of human compassion.
Since when? Perhaps you're thinking of
Wikinfo's "sympathetic point of
view" policy, which is incompatible with NPOV and IIRC the reason why
Since Jimbo started wading in and upping the stakes on WP:LIVING. And
there is absolutely nothing wring with that. We recently deleted
Gregory Lauder-Frost precisely because of that.
There is nothing in that policy about "compassion." "Sensitivity" is
used a number of times, but as far as I see the context implies it means
"be careful" rather than "be nice". Then there's this:
The writing style should be neutral, factual, and
both a sympathetic point of view and an advocacy journalism point of view.
But perhaps most importantly, even if it _did_ mandate that we be
"compassionate" to the subject of the article, this policy doesn't
actually apply to [[Fleshlight]]. Since when is a sex toy a "living person"?
Okay, perhaps this being the Internet and all I shouldn't ask that