[WikiEN-l] Proposal: limited extension of semi-protection

Philip Welch wikipedia at philwelch.net
Sat May 27 02:43:34 UTC 2006

On May 26, 2006, at 4:41 PM, Delirium wrote:

> For example, I would see nothing wrong with our article on  
> [[Richard M.
> Stallman]] citing something he wrote on his personal website and
> attributing it to him.  His personal website saying "[x]" is not a
> reliable source for the statement "[x] is true", but it *is* a  
> reliable
> source for the statement "Richard Stallman has said [x]", much as a
> company's official website is not necessarily a reliable source for  
> what
> a company actually does, but *is* a reliable source for what the  
> company
> describes itself as doing.

I see this as a good rule:

When X is a person, anything known to be published by X is a  
verifiable source about X. (This is more of a heuristic than a law,  
as there are no doubt counterexamples.)

Philip L. Welch

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