[WikiEN-l] Wikipedia's destiny

Fred Bauder fredbaud at ctelco.net
Mon Feb 27 16:07:05 UTC 2006

I think we need to adopt standards of what is an acceptable source  
which is in accord with the nature of the subject. In this case, it  
is not going to be a book published by the Oxford University Press,  
blogs may have to serve, as well as comixs websites. The alternative  
is to drastically trim our popular culture coverage, which is one of  
the bright spots of Wikipedia, if sometimes considered eccentric and  


On Feb 27, 2006, at 8:46 AM, Delirium wrote:

> Michael Snow wrote:
>> If the history of webcomics has not yet been written, that would be a
>> good reason to write it on Wikipedia.
> That seems directly contrary to the long-established "no original
> research" policy.  When it comes to history articles, Wikipedia is not
> the place to publish novel historical narratives of any sort, whether
> they be on the Cold War or on webcomics, but a place to document
> *existing* historical narratives.
> To quote some verbiage from the policy page that's been there nearly
> forever:
> "If you have an idea that you think should become part of the  
> corpus of
> knowledge that is Wikipedia, the best approach is to arrange to have
> your results published in a peer-reviewed journal or reputable news
> outlet, and then document your work in an appropriately non-partisan
> manner."
> -Mark
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