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
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.