>See what I mean about the dangers of reasoning from personal
>ignorance? Now I eagerly await objections that don't boil down to "but
>webcomics are worse for Wikipedia than Pokemon."
Assuming that was directed at me, then I'm not sure
what you mean about
"the dangers of reasoning from personal ignorance".
I meant the implication that there was not and could not be an actual
academic peer-reviewed journal of webcomics, which has come up a bit
in this thread - that's definitely arguing from personal ignorance.
I was arguing
against the general principle that we ought to write novel histories in
cases where existing ones don't exist. If in this particular case one
does exist, then of course that doesn't apply.
Of course. Every crank has fifty references for their original
research stitched together in a novel fashion, but that doesn't make
it not original research.