[WikiEN-l] Zero information is preferred to misleading or false information

Anthony DiPierro wikilegal at inbox.org
Wed May 17 11:03:05 UTC 2006

On 5/16/06, Jimmy Wales <jwales at wikia.com> wrote:
> I can NOT emphasize this enough.
> There seems to be a terrible bias among some editors that some sort of
> random speculative "I heard it somewhere" pseudo information is to be
> tagged with a "needs a cite" tag.  Wrong.  It should be removed,
> aggressively, unless it can be sourced.  This is true of all
> information, but it is particularly true of negative information about
> living persons.
I seriously doubt you've edited enough with sockpuppets to understand
what this is all about.  Either that or you've abandoned your previous
notion that edit warring is bad.

I do agree with you about negative information on living people,
especially non-incredibly famous living people.  But in general the
best a non-admin can do is point things out and hope someone listens.


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