[WikiEN-l] Wikipedia's destiny

Bryan Derksen bryan.derksen at shaw.ca
Thu Feb 23 01:56:07 UTC 2006

Travis Mason-Bushman wrote:
> On 2/22/06 2:26 AM, "Phil Boswell" <phil.boswell at gmail.com> wrote:
>> But don't you see that what you have written there is the essence of what
>> the article **should** say? It should be expanded a bit, but you've
>> summarised it nicely.
> A compromise was proposed that I - and a few others - could have lived with
> - a protected redirect to a short paragraph on [[Internet phenomenon]] or
> [[List of YTMND fads]], which simply states he was some guy who got
> convicted of a minor sex crime and had his picture turned into an Internet
> meme.
> No, that was not good enough for the article's proponents - we had to have
> his complete life story (such as it is) and picture for all to see. The
> proposal was rejected.
> So, now we have nothing for a year.
I opposed redirecting to "YTMND fads" since the article listed Fark and 
Something Awful as other places the photo was being used extensively as 
well, which meant it wasn't just a YTMND fad and so redirection there 
when linking to [[Brian Peppers]] would be misleading. Provided it's 
true that Peppers has been used elsewhere, I still stand by that - 
nothing has changed, it'd still be misleading to redirect there.

But there's no reason why we can't _also_ have paragraphs at those two 
other places you mention, especially given that an independent article 
is apparently out at the moment. It just means we can't have a 
{{main|Brian Peppers}} at the start of them.

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