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

Fred Bauder fredbaud at fairpoint.net
Mon Mar 2 22:37:49 UTC 2009

> I asked whether
> raising the notability bar would improve the overall quality of BLPs. Do
> we
> have other ideas for preventative measures?

The start of a poor biography is good news coverage of some incident that
occurred to a person, their 15 minutes of fame, or infamy. Any other
information about the person is not available, at least not from any
reliable published source. To avoid this would require exclusion of
biographies regarding persons about whom information about their life,
apart from an incident, is unavailable.


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