On Mon, 16 Jul 2007 09:02:06 -0700, Ray Saintonge
A lot depends on the saus that you accord to
"List" articles. I tend to
treat them as a combination Index and To-do reference. Until standard
practice in books requires references to the index of the book, I don't
see why we should be so taken with ourselves as to require references there.
I would say that it comes rather from the way the list is compiled.
Some lists are compiled from the editors' best guess at whether they
meet the criteria, or are sourced form the International Journal of
Everybody Knows, which as you will be aware is a notoriously
By treating IJEK as a standard reference for lists we are able to keep a
significant inventory of work to be done.