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

Jimmy Wales jwales at wikia.com
Fri May 19 07:53:04 UTC 2006

Steve Bennett wrote:
> On 5/17/06, Guy Chapman aka JzG <guy.chapman at spamcop.net> wrote:
>> In the case of living individuals?  You want to pay for the lawsuits?
>> I can't see any problem at all with requiring all critical information
>> on living individuals to be robustly sourced before insertion. Where's
>> the downside?  That we fail to repeat speculation on blogs and attack
>> sites?  Seems to me that would improve credibility, not reduce it.
> Living individuals aside.

Right, although there are other categories where this can be important:

1. Existing companies and other organizations (an extension of the
living persons, since these are groups of living persons)

2. Information which might have some significant safety implications

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