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

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Wed Mar 4 22:47:36 UTC 2009

2009/3/4 KillerChihuahua <puppy at killerchihuahua.com>:

> I cannot stress enough how strongly I agree with this assessment. If
> NPOV, V, and RS were followed - as they should be by normally
> intelligent adults wishing to write good articles - BLP isn't even
> needed at all. I support BLP existing, although I've seen it misused a
> good bit - but IMO it wouldn't hurt a bit if someone IAR'd and gutted a
> lot of the other policies that have grown up like weeds over the last
> couple of years. More will only make matters worse.

Not quite - the important difference with BLPs is that we cannot be
eventualist (start with an awful article and let it improve with time)
- we do not have the luxury of eventualism. With BLPs, we must be
immediatist - we must not have a live version that violates the
content rules.

- d.

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