[WikiEN-l] Reliable sources: problems with [[WP:RS]]

Matt Brown morven at gmail.com
Mon Oct 9 23:06:15 UTC 2006

On 10/9/06, Jossi Fresco <jossifresco at mac.com> wrote:
> Not really. If there are no reputable sources for a topic, then that
> topic may not be suitable for Wikipedia. For example, if the only
> source for a subject is a bunch of USENET postings or a couple of
> blogs, the subject may not pass the threshold of notability.

And thus, again, the idea that whole classes of sources can be decided
to be 'reliable' or 'not reliable' across the whole range of subject
matter rears its head again.

I disagree.  Lots of editors disagree.  Because, if you look closely,
the reliability of a source has more to do with who is writing it and
their reputation, how well they are trusted, and the nature of the
subject matter, than defining something simply by what medium it
appeared in.


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