on 4/8/07 3:04 PM, Fred Bauder at fredbaud(a)waterwiki.info wrote:
It has been suggested that people who are not
particularly notable should have
the option of requesting removal of their Wikipedia biographies. This
suggestion has come up in the context of Daniel Brandt, who has long
complained, but please address the general question.
I doubt very many people will bother to make such a request, and even if a few
tens of thousands did, the loss to the utility and interest to the
encyclopedia would be minimal. This would not apply to prominent persons, but
would apply to subjects such as John Seigenthaler, whose article was so seldom
accessed or edited that a major error remained there for months without being
notice. If the person is not notable enough that we pay attention to its
content, there is some risk just from having it.
How is notability determined in the encyclopedia?