surprisingly, the average coverage of subjects is fairly
poor. 64% of
articles were rated "low" or "stub", indicating they did not have
basic chronology of the subject's life, and 29% were rated "medium",
indicating a basic chronology but nothing more. 6% were rated
a relatively complete chronology, and one article was approaching
quality. While doing the survey, one of the biographies was
lack of notability, one as being unverifiable, and two were listed as
Unfortunately, I've found that a lot of people don't get a good bio in
Wikipedia until they die and there are nicely-researched obituaries to
use as sources.
Even better, we're more free to criticize dead people because they
can't sue us for libel.
Would it be too unreasonable to propose WikiProject Assassinate
People With Wikipedia Biographies? :P
Philip L. Welch