If this is all
terribly wrong, can we come up with a more definite policy,
saying what the criteria are for an article to be allowed, and amend
[[m:Wiki is not paper]] and the policy pages accordingly?
I agree for the most part, with one exception:
Articles that are always likely to remain stubs should not have their own
page, but be integrated into the main article. This is especially true for
fictional realms. Yesterday I merged two-sentence articles about Gnasher,
Gnipper, Rasher, Bea, and a bunch of other characters from "Dennis the
Menace" into the main article;...
I don't see this as an exception, really, just an exercise of
editorial judgment about the best way to write about a subject.
When I wrote "Wiki is not paper", I was indeed of the opinion that
every subject no matter how trivial deserves coverage if someone is
willing to write a good article about it.
Part of the job of writing good articles is deciding what should
be split off into its own page, and what should be integrated as a
small mention in a larger article. That says nothing about what
subjects are or are not "significant" enough to write about at all:
just how one chooses to write about them. I'm all for interesting
trivia, just write it well.
Lee Daniel Crocker <lee(a)piclab.com> <http://www.piclab.com/lee/>
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are placed irrevocably in the public domain, and may be used or modified
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