On 01/10/06, Stephen Bain <stephen.bain(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Although I do agree with you generally, it's an
but, I think, inevitable when there is a lack of any standards or
principles to be applied in cases of borderline notability (which
underlies most of these cases).
I suggest that the reason any attempts to create such standards become
merely another place for irresolvable argument is that any standard
that doesn't follow fairly elegantly from the basic content rules
(NPOV, NOR, V) won't be accepted by editors who weren't in on the
vote, and who have a convincing exception to the rule right there to
hand. Because it is in fact a grey area and requires ... human
editorial judgement. Which is why Wikipedia is written by humans
instead of assembled from some sort of data dump.