On 9/24/06, David Gerard <dgerard(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Hitting with a verifiability hammer is a good first move for those.
But if we start cutting subject areas because they attract POV
warriors, then it's time to mark everything about Israel, Palestine or
Linux for removal.
We don't cut subject areas, we just limit our depth of coverage to
include only as many articles as we're capable of keeping in line
with our core policies. Thus, for Israel-Palestine, we probably
wouldn't want to have articles on, say, every single jailed
Palestinian militant, since I doubt we have enough core editors
to enforce NPOV on all of them. For schools, we wouldn't cut all
school articles, but rather see how many we seem to be capable of
maintaining in a neutral, verifiable state, and draw a line accordingly,
probably based on the amount of independently published material.
What I'm suggesting is basically to treat subject independently and
determine how much material the community of editors that works
on that subject is able to support; then come up with a notablility
threshhold based on that.