Travis Mason-Bushman wrote:
Or, perhaps, we could consider that if there are no
sources about a living person, we should not have an encyclopedia article on
that person until such reliable sources are available. Or is that too
difficult a concept to grasp?
Loosening our "reliable sources" criteria is all well and good when
considering something like Pokemon or Star Wars characters, but we're
talking about the lives and reputations of real people, and I am vehemently
opposed to weakening the criteria for biographical sources.
What we write appears on one of the most popular Internet sites in the
world, and there is a moral and ethical imperative for us to be responsible
and prudent when talking about real people. Yes, that means accepting only
sources which are clearly reliable to support information of a negative
You have my full and unreserved support in this.