[WikiEN-l] The onward march of the meaning of "original research"

Pete Bartlett pcb21 at yahoo.com
Mon May 1 10:33:20 UTC 2006

Charles Matthews wrote:
>Further, there could hardly be a better example of how 'original research', 
>launched by Jimbo as a way to deal with crank theories, has been spandexed 
>as an argument.

The ever onwards and upwards stretching of what constitutes "original research"
by the policy wonks is slowly starting to create problems for content creators.

Over at the Tree of Life wikiproject we like to have people upload photos of
any species they don't recognise and we try to identify them before dispatching
them to a suitable article. That hasn't come under threat yet as "original research" 
but I fear it is only a matter of time.


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