On 8 Feb 2006, at 12:29, David Gerard wrote:
Not 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.
I think that is partly because there are very few online biographies,
many books about cultural things mention little about personal life (I
really need a good book with biographical details of architects but have
yet to find one).
Anyone fancy filling in some more on [[Bob Switzer]] the inventor of
Day-Glo that I just created...