[Foundation-l] Ensuring veracity of articles based on print sources

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Tue Oct 3 16:18:36 UTC 2006

On 03/10/06, James Hare <messedrocker at gmail.com> wrote:

> As Erik pointed out, it is very easy to make a hoax seem legitimate if you
> cite a phony print source. What's not needed is new rules involving the use
> of print sources, but to utilise something we had all along: Google.
> Something we could do is Google the title of the book being referenced, and
> then see if it exists (beyond being mentioned in wiki mirrors). If it
> doesn't exist, then we take further action. One thing we could do is for
> every print source approved in an article, we can note that said print
> sources have been verified to be true on the talk page (via some sort of
> yellow talk page box). Comments?

I use lotsa references that aren't in Google and probably never will
be (e.g. for indie rock). There's a whole world between 1923 and 1995
in that category.

A list could be nice, of course.

- d.

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