[WikiEN-l] [[Wikipedia:Attribution]]: a proposal

Sarah slimvirgin at gmail.com
Wed Oct 11 04:53:02 UTC 2006

In response to the concerns about Wikipedia:Reliable sources and
previous concerns expressed about NOR and V, I've put up a proposal
that No original research and Verifiability be combined into one new
content policy: [[Wikipedia:Attribution]].

The policy in a nutshell would be that "All material published by
Wikipedia must be attributable to a reliable, published source."

The introduction makes it plain that not all material must actually be
attributed. It must simply be capable of being atttributed. That is,
it must not be original research.

I think this would get rid of a lot of the confusion that surrounds
what "verifiability" means, and what the relationship is between V and
NOR.  I've also proposed that we rename RS to "How to find reliable
sources" and that it become a page of advice about where to look for
good sources (not a guideline or policy).

The proposal is here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Attribution

David and Phil, and others who have expressed concern about RS, I hope
you'll take a look at it and explain where it might cause problems,
because I'm pretty certain any concerns could be ironed out.


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