On 10/11/06, charles.r.matthews(a)ntlworld.com
Jossi Fresco wrote
The main issue here is if we are dealing with a
a biography of a living person, or an ongoing enterprise. In these
cases, the need for reliable sources is paramount.
Correct. But some of us have always objected to having the most controversial articles
driving policy. So, please, not the 'main issue'. The main issue is getting the
encyclopedia written, in the large, not that some people want to write on controversial
areas. Policy in this area is basically defensive, and hence rather negative.
I've written a proposal for a new policy that would replace [[WP:NOR]]
and [[WP:V]], and would get rid of [[WP:RS]], except as an advisory
page about how to look for reliable sources. It's more to the point
and I think easier to understand. It also accommodates Phil's point
about the need for exceptions for pop culture.
Please see [[Wikipedia:Attribution]].