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

Timwi timwi at gmx.net
Mon May 1 11:39:02 UTC 2006

geni wrote:
> On 5/1/06, Pete Bartlett <pcb21 at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>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.
> No the issue of pictures has been raised before. It is generaly
> accepted that since they pretty much have to be original reseach we
> are not going to worry about them.

That's not quite what he said. He said that the identification of a 
species depicted in an image could be regarded as original research -- 
not taking the image itself. Taking an image in a zoo and noting the 
species that is written on the cage is different from just taking an 
image and having other people guess what species it might be.

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