On Sat, Jul 07, 2007 at 10:29:23AM +0100, Guy Chapman
aka JzG wrote:
On Fri, 6 Jul 2007 18:45:06 -0700, "K
P" <kpbotany(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Republic Airlines flight 4912 & SkyWest
Airlines flight 5741
Good grief. We should think about starting a project for news
stories, where things like this that have absolutely zero lasting
significance can go. We could call it,. I don't know, how about...
What baffles me even more is that it was kept by AfD. Are we really
lowering the bar to the point where every single near miss gets an
article? Are we the FAA Wiki now?
I suggest that the problem here is the confusion we have about
notability and sources. This has sources. However by any reasonable
criteria, in my humble opinion, it is not encyclopedic. We need to have
a notability set of criteria that decides whether a topic is, well,
notable, i.e important enough to have an article if there are sources,
or not notable so it does not have an article even if there are sources.
I don't think it's appropriate for you to call it "confusion"
notability and sources. To some people, notability means having
sources. This isn't due to confusion, it's due to a difference of
I hope you'll respond to my last message about how this article plays
an important secondary role in the encyclopedia if not a primary one.
Focusing on whether or not a topic is important enough without looking
at the situation holistically would result in exactly the type of bad
results being suggested here.