[Foundation-l] Native American Tribes Policy

Joe Szilagyi szilagyi at gmail.com
Tue May 15 21:12:41 UTC 2007

On 5/15/07, Jeffrey V. Merkey <jmerkey at wolfmountaingroup.com> wrote:

> If a fake tribe gets listed, they use
> WP for misinformation and something happens, Wikipedia can retroactively
> deal with it the same way it handled the "fake professor" fiasco -- lots
> of bad publicity and public scrutiny. I guess it will get dealt with if
> and when it happens.

If a fake tribe is listed, and they meet RS, ATT, and V, and general
notability standards, they have every right to be in the encyclopedia, the
same as any other "fake" topic that meets all the requirements of a given
WMF project.

No offense, but the opinions of whether people who are a part of the tribal
nations (yourself included) don't matter in that. The tribal nations nor the
US government have any authority or weight of voice in what topics are
covered in the encyclopedia.


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