[WikiEN-l] Wikipedia's destiny

Andrew Lih andrew.lih at gmail.com
Wed Feb 22 04:21:40 UTC 2006

On 2/22/06, Ben Emmel <bratsche1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 2/21/06, Andrew Lih <andrew.lih at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > On 2/22/06, Ben Emmel <bratsche1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > I hold the opinion that any article on this man is not going to be NPOV,
> > > since the only reason he is popular is because Peppers is unfortuantely
> > > stricken with a condition that makes him look funny.
> >
> > Not entirely - the person has a Snopes.com entry, and is a registered
> > sex offender in Ohio.
> >
> > I'm not endorsing it one way or another (for now), but it's certainly
> > not a "slam dunk" case.
> No, I do agree that it's not a open-and-shut decision. But like Jimbo said,
> if we still care about this article in a year, then we can argue then. It's
> a pretty good way to find out notability. My logic goes like this: a person
> with a disability is not inherently notable, a sex offender is not
> inherently notable, so a combination of the two is only barely notable.
> Given that we should have high editorial standards, I think our Brian
> Peppers slips beneath our bar.

We can debate whether the math should be 0.5 x 0.5 or 0.5 + 0.5

But you did not address the fact that it has become such a referenced
urban legend that it made it into Snopes.com's files.

> If I was him, or a member of his family, I certainly wouldn't want it up
> there.

But that has never been a criteria for inclusion or exclusion.

-Andrew (User:Fuzheado)

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