On 7/8/07, Anthony <wikilegal(a)inbox.org> wrote:
On 7/7/07, Charlotte Webb
On 7/7/07, Rob <gamaliel8(a)gmail.com>
If you are using "knowledge" as a mere
synonym for "information",
sure, but does a near miss between two planes qualify as "knowledge",
or is it simply just a bit of trivia, an unimportant data point?
Does your meaning of "knowledge" match any of these definitions? If
so, when you write articles, please keep do your "knowledge" in check
and give me the "information" instead.
Those are pretty bad definitions, and none of them seem to fit the
context of this thread.
As for the question of whether or not this particular "near miss
between two planes" is unimportant, as I've already pointed out it
clearly is not. The incident is a clear example of the use of AMASS -
so it is a very important data point for anyone doing research on such
systems. Now maybe you could argue that this bit of knowledge is too
specialized for Wikipedia (and I'd still disagree), but it is
certainly not trivia.
If it's an example of the use of AMASS then it belongs in that
article, not on it's own. In fact, that article would be enhanced by
inclusion of this near miss.
Another goodie, the picture of a "prostitute" in the Wikipedia article
on prostitution might be fake. Yet, there is an argument for keeping
the image even if it is a fake because, "The artist has created it as
a representation of what a prostitute looks like."
No debate about how this editor came to the conclusion that this image
is "a representation of what a prostitute looks like," particularly
since it's a blonde prostitue and the percentage of blonde prostitutes
is probably rather low, once you add in prostitution from all those
countries in the world which have hundreds of millions of people and
I love the argument for keeping a phonied up image (although I don't
know that that's what this is) because it is an artist's conception,
according to another editor, of what representative prostitutes look
That's special Original Research. It should be removed, until the
issue is settled, though.