On 4/9/07, Matthew Brown <morven(a)gmail.com>
On 4/9/07, Seraphim Blade
"From the independent sources available,
could a comprehensive,
high-quality (GA/FA) article be written on this subject someday?"
I think this would be a terrible criterion to use for this purpose.
Not every worthwhile subject has sufficient to say about it to make a
FA or even a GA as currently defined.
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Ah, there's the rub, as Shakespeare would say. Perhaps B-class would
work as a compromise, but there's got to be some kind of uniform
standard. Otherwise, it's pretty much "Whatever anyone wants to write
about gets written about," and then we're introducing editorial bias.
We should handle inclusion/exclusion the same way as we handle
anything else-look at what the sources say (or don't say, for that
But our inclusion criteria introduces bias too. Subjects which are
perceived to be related to high culture are more likely to be included
than subjects perceived to be related to "low culture". IMO, this is
not a good thing.
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