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

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Tue Mar 3 09:19:45 UTC 2009

2009/3/3 Sue Gardner <sgardner at wikimedia.org>:

> Can I ask: does anyone reading this thread 1) think raising the notability
> threshold is a bad idea, 2) believe defaulting to deletion upon request is a
> bad idea, or 3) disagree with the notion that other Wikipedias should shift
> closer to the German Wikipedia's generally-less-permissive policies and
> practices, particularly WRT BLPs?

Deletion upon request is a terrible idea. It will lead to only
hagiographies - violations of NPOV - being kept. (This has been
discussed at length on wikien-l, fwiw.)

Raise the threshold in a manner that does not violate fundamental
content policies. Any BLP policy that violates fundamental content
policies will be unworkable. Think of it as "unconstitutional".

- d.

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