In this page:
It seems that VERIFIABILITY :
*Information on Wikipedia must be reliable and verifiable. Facts,
viewpoints, theories, and arguments may only be included in articles if
have already been published by reliable
Articles should cite these sources
<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WP:CITE>whenever possible. Unsourced
material may be challenged and removed.
Is in a way in contradiction with the policy below in the same page:
* *Material from self-published sources, and other published sources of
dubious reliability, may be used as sources of information so long as:*
- *It is relevant to the organization's notability;*
- *It is not contentious;*
- *It is not unduly self-serving;*
- *It does not involve claims about third parties, or about events not
directly related to the subject;*
- *There is no reasonable doubt about who wrote it.*
Please clarify this.
Do you want reliable sources or not? If an antagonistic group starts an
article and uses a self-published source to hurt an organization's image,
this considered "non contentious"? or "relevant to the organization
notability?" or "unduly self-serving"?Thank you for your attention to
You bring up a valid point.
I cringe every time I see one of our "respected admins" reverting someone
with an edit summary along the lines of "no blogs allowed" for instance...