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

philippe philippe.wiki at gmail.com
Tue Mar 3 00:06:53 UTC 2009

On Mar 2, 2009, at 5:48 PM, private musings wrote:

> basically there's a sensible three stage plan to follow to help drive
> quality and minimise 'BLP' harm;
> 1) Semi-protext all 'BLP' material
> 2) Allow an 'opt-out' for some subjects (eg. non public figures, or  
> those
> not covered in 'dead tree sources' for example) - note this is more
> inclusive than a simple higher threshold for notability
> 3) 'Default to delete' in discussions about BLP material - if we can't
> positively say that it improves the project, it's sensible and  
> responsible
> to remove the material in my view.

As a general rule, I think pm has given us a common-sense place to  
begin discussions about how to cleanup existing BLPs.  There will  
always be situations that don't fit within this, but as a starting  
point for guidelines, I support these.


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