Not to mention that the subject and other people will differ in opinion on
what is libellous and than you still have the fuzzier "undue weight" which,
while cited spends half an article talking about controversies that are
On 4/4/07, Steve Bennett <stevagewp(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 4/4/07, Ken Arromdee <arromdee(a)rahul.net> wrote:
After a post here mentioned it, I went to WP:COI
These two articles seem to promote the view that you're not supposed to
an article about yourself.
However, WP:BLP seems to suggest that you can to remove libel or
material, and it's a common refrain to
complaints about Wikipedia, "why
you just fix the article yourself?"
Can we focus this debate on what we believe the correct situation
should be, then update policy to match that?
I don't think much good will come from telling people to fix libel in
their own articles. Because
a) They shouldn't have to
b) It will quickly get confused and sound like you can change
*anything* in your own articles
c) It will probably cause an argument, especially because it will
always be a newcomer who doesn't understand wikipedia, and things will
It's much better the existing way, where libelees complain to OTRS or
something, and something with a clue handles it.
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