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

charles.r.matthews at ntlworld.com charles.r.matthews at ntlworld.com
Tue Oct 10 09:27:42 UTC 2006

Phil Sandifer wrote

> The problem here is that we have two reliabilities in play. 


> The second is using reliability as the latest code for notability, In  
> this case, a standard for notability that is flagrantly different  
> from the practical standard used in articles is used as a cover for  
> deleting articles, often being used to ignore the numeric consensus  
> on AfDs because [[WP:RS]] is cited in [[WP:V]], essentially giving it  
> a pseudo-policy status, despite its deep flaws. 

Deciding notability on the basis of verifiability is very far from a panacea. I wish people understood that it is faute de mieux, holding a newspaper over your head in a cloudburst in the absence of an umbrella.


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