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

David Goodman dgoodmanny at gmail.com
Wed Mar 4 19:08:44 UTC 2009

It is unfortunately not unheard of for policy proposals to be
rejected, and then added to policy pages nonetheless.

On Wed, Mar 4, 2009 at 1:55 PM, Nathan <nawrich at gmail.com> wrote:
> Sue,
> As far as "default to delete" goes... There was a high profile proposal
> about it awhile back, written by Doc_glasgow (now en:User:Scott_MacDonald),
> which got significant support but appeared to fall short of a consensus.
> Nonetheless the deletion of articles on marginally notable living people
> became more common shortly afterward - not necessarily as a "default to
> delete," I think the increased awareness of the danger that marginally
> notable BLPs present convinced more people to argue for deletion at AfD.
> I'm surprised to see that a version of default to delete made it into the
> deletion policy - supports the notion that policy follows practice, I
> suppose. However, the policy and the proposal behind it didn't mention or
> account for the wishes of the subject (that I recall);  in deletion
> discussions those have largely been seen as not relevant.
> Nathan
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David Goodman, Ph.D, M.L.S.

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