[WikiEN-l] Wikipedia's destiny

Mark Wagner carnildo at gmail.com
Wed Feb 22 19:53:29 UTC 2006

On 2/22/06, Bryan Derksen <bryan.derksen at shaw.ca> wrote:
> Ben Emmel wrote:
> > 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.
> Woah, a whole _year_? I'd thought the article was just temporarily
> deleted while some details got sorted out. _Now_ I've got a serious
> grounds for objection. What happens if the deleted article database gets
> purged at some point before then?

If there's not enough information left on the Internet in a year to
re-create an article about him, then clearly he wasn't notable enough
for an article in the first place.

> And what if there are notable
> developments in the details of this topic over the course of the next
> year?

If Brian Peppers goes out and assassinates the president tomorrow,
then we can re-visit the subject.


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