[WikiEN-l] AfD on unencyclopedic content

Fred Bauder fredbaud at ctelco.net
Fri May 5 13:14:16 UTC 2006

Generally proofs are encyclopedic. Much more so than many other items  
which we regularly include.


On May 5, 2006, at 6:45 AM, Molu wrote:

> I've opened an AfD at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ 
> Wikipedia:Articles_for_deletion/Proof_that_0.999..._equals_1  
> because the article is unenclopedic. WIkipedia is not an  
> indiscriminate collection of facts, which means that it is not a  
> repository for proofs of arbitrary mathematical nuggets.  Shall I  
> proceed to publish Prof that 1+1 = 2. Bertrand Russel proved it in  
> 260 pages, but it could be shortened. If this is deleted it will  
> also open up the avenue to delete many other proof articles. It's a  
> shame that we fall over ourselves deleting biogaphies of  
> proffessors and sportspersons while content like this is allowed to  
> stay on.
>   Molu
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