[WikiEN-l] NPOV majorities/minorities
fredbaud at ctelco.net
Tue May 2 20:42:49 UTC 2006
On May 2, 2006, at 10:25 AM, Cheney Shill wrote:
> This regards Undue weight part of NPOV:
> There still seems to be a great deal of ambiguity, even among
> admins, as to what qualifies as a majority. So here's a simple
> example to evaluate as a starting point.
> *View Moo has 3 sources that support it.
> *View Bark has 15 sources that support it.
> Which has the majority? Should either be be dropped completely?
> Should either be reduced to a footnote or an "other views" section
> deeper within the article? Again, for simplicity, all the sources
> are equally reliable, reputable, and prominent.
> Other than all or most of the sources of either being non-notable
> or biased, are there any circumstances in which you would reverse
> the majority/minority or consider Moo and Bark equal?
Sometimes the quality of the sources may differ substantially with
one source representing scholarly opinion, the other reflecting
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