On Fri, Sep 18, 2009 at 5:15 PM, stevertigo <stvrtg(a)gmail.com> wrote:
means, surely, that treatments
that are really "introduction to X from the POV of Y" are out of place,
or at least to be seriously deprecated.
WWIN might be the actual place to say that 'Wikipedia is not a place
for introductory-level articles.'
I don't think Charles was saying we shouldn't have introductory-level
articles. I think he was saying that if we do have introductory-level
articles, they need to not be skewed to a POV.
It's a valid argument, even if it confronts our
natural desire to
explain things, but is it another paradox? Does our encyclopedic
constraint put a severe limitation on the educational potential of our
articles? Does the "sum of all *information*" limitation represent an
obstacle to explanationism?
I really hope that word doesn't catch on... :-)