[WikiEN-l] Verifiability equating to notability

Dan Rosenthal swatjester at gmail.com
Thu May 4 04:09:52 UTC 2006

Uh, I'm one of said non-admin CVU-ers, and I don't encourage that view. On
the other hand, I could CSD a half dozen highly notable subjects on
wikipedia simply because the articles make no assertion of the notablity.
The fact is, that the vast majority of speedy deletions are shite articles,
either vandalism/vanity, myspace, external redirects, etc. Are you saying
those shouldn't be speedied? We all know that AfD is totally free from
vote-stacking and any other forum of corruption. *cough*I


On 5/3/06, Gallagher Mark George <m.g.gallagher at student.canberra.edu.au>
> G'day Steve,
> > On 03/05/06, Anthony DiPierro <wikilegal at inbox.org> wrote:
> > > As for "an article with no claim to notability", I actually have no
> > > idea what that phrase means.
> >
> > An article has to establish the notability of its subject. If it
> > doesn't do that, it's subject to speedy deletion.
> >
> > ...I recite.
> No, it has to *assert* the notability of its subject.  When clearing up
> CAT:CSD I see a lot of speedy taggings where the tagger simply figured
> "sure, there's an assertion of notability there, but I don't think it's good
> enough".  Wrong.
> The question of whether an article establishes notability is not one that
> can, or should, be answered by a single admin working very very fast to
> delete as much stuff as quickly as possible.  Unfortunately there are a few
> admins who seem to think "well, it's tagged for speedy, who am I to
> judge?  That would be elitist."  Oh, and let's not forget the non-admin
> CVUers who encourage that view ...
> <snip/>
> Cheers,
> --
> MarkGallagher
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