[Foundation-l] Request for your input: biographies of living people

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Mon Mar 2 22:05:48 UTC 2009

2009/3/2 Mike Godwin <mnemonic at gmail.com>:
> Steve Smith writes:
>> > My strong belief is that the Foundation can make *suggestions* to the
>> community about what content policy should be, but that *it must remain up
>> to the community whether to adopt such policies and how to enforce them*.
>> How is this reconcilable with Foundation issue #1:
>> http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Foundation_issues ?
> I'm unclear as to how it seems inconsistent to you. Can you explain what you
> think is unreconciled? I assume you recognize that NPOV has been adopted by
> the Wikipedia community and is enforced by it (and not by the Foundation).

But it is on a page described as "Foundation issues", which makes it
sounds like a WMF thing. Apparently it actually means "foundation" in
the sense of the bottom of a building, rather than the WMF, if so that
should probably be changed. It is rather confusing.

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