[WikiEN-l] Wikipedia's destiny

geni geniice at gmail.com
Wed Feb 22 03:44:53 UTC 2006

On 2/22/06, Keith Old <keithold at gmail.com> wrote:
> If he did, well done to him. There is no legitimate reason for an article on
> Mr Peppers other than people on a couple of websites chose to make fun of
> his appearance. In the latest AfD, one voter said words to effect of we're
> just making fun of his appearance. Surely, Wikipedia should have higher
> purposes than mocking the disabled which his article has generally tended to
> be.

The article has not tended to do that.

> In general, we need to pay much more attention to people's privacy than we
> have. As one of the world's most popular Internet sites, articles on people
> generally tend to be high up on the first page of a Google search. If people
> do a Google search for a potential employee or date, our articles come up
> fairly quickly. If we have an article alleging criminal or other antisocial
> behavior, we need to ensure that the case is well-known and highly
> verifiable through reliable sources.

[[Brian Peppers]] forfilled both of those depending on your defintion
of well know.

>  We therefore need to ensure that if we have articles on people for a
> negative reason, our policies on verifiability and reliable sources are
> applied vigorously. As well, our editorial red pencils should be vigilant
> about negative claims about individuals and if they don't have a reliable
> source/s or don't comply with NPOV, they should be taken out.

Um yeah that is kinda what was going on with [[Brain Peppers]].

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