[Foundation-l] [Wikipedia-l] school articles : enough

G L glwiki at gmail.com
Thu Jan 25 12:38:29 UTC 2007

2007/1/25, Lars Aronsson <lars at aronsson.se>:
> David Monniaux wrote:
> > On the English Wikipedia (but this is coming on other  ones) we have a
> > large amount of articles about individual highschools, most of which
> > have nothing special and are just like the next highschool.
> >
> > These articles tend: * to lack perspective
> > [...]
> > However, when OTRS folks delete such articles as "non notable", they
> > often face angry remarks, accusations of lack of democratic process,
> [...]
> All classic reasoning about notability is focused on the fat end
> of the tail.  Oscars are awarded to the best films, bookstores
> list the best selling books, the winners get the prizes.  But how
> can we achieve fairness, balance, equal coverage at the thin end?
> [...]

Perhaps we can't and that's why these articles should be deleted. Isn't that
the whole idea behind the rules about verifiability, orignal research and
notability ?


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