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

Jossi Fresco jossifresco at mac.com
Tue Oct 10 23:19:03 UTC 2006

On Oct 10, 2006, at 1:58 AM, Bryan Derksen wrote:

> If [[Spoo]] can maintain featured article status while being based
> largely on things that WP:RS explicitly says "should not be used as
> primary or secondary sources", something is clearly broken  
> somewhere. I
> consider the Spoo article to be of very good quality so I'm  
> inclined to
> believe it's WP:RS that's the problem.

What may work for [[Spoo]]  may not work for [[New_anti-Semitism]].

The main issue here is if we are dealing with a controversial topic,  
a biography of a living person, or an ongoing enterprise. In these  
cases, the need for reliable sources is paramount. In the case of  
Spoo,  if we do not have the article 100% verifiable to reliable  
sources, nobody will be harmed, really.

-- Jossi

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