2006/4/14, Ian Tresman <it(a)knowledge.co.uk>uk>:
I've now found clarification of this issue, from
Jimbo Wales in a post here:
This seems to provide verification of the issue.
I replaced the existing paraphrased text with Jimbo's verifiable
But editors are telling me that:
1. Policy pages aren't subject to the verifiability policy
2. Jimbo is not the supreme lawgiver. The only thing he has made
"law" is that having a policy of writing from a neutral point of view
is a must. Everything else he has said are contributions from a
respected member of the community, as the policies are community-decided.
Jimbo is not saying there that all views should be presented, nor that
there is a minimum size for those views that are presented. What he's
saying is that we might make difference in size and importance between
presented views and that if a view is a minority view, we ought to
state that. This seems not to have bearing on issue at hand, except in
the sense that he says we should NOT give a too large piece on
minority views. Or at least, that NPOV is in no way obliging or even
inviting us to do so.
Andre Engels, andreengels(a)gmail.com
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