[WikiEN-l] Include both, with sources?

Bryan Derksen bryan.derksen at shaw.ca
Sat Oct 21 20:58:06 UTC 2006

SPUI wrote:
> Guy Chapman aka JzG wrote:
>> On Sat, 21 Oct 2006 11:07:40 -0400, SPUI <drspui at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Because normally we don't report on errors on maps. We don't say "FDOT 
>>> turned over part of SR 2 to Nassau County in the 1980s, but some maps 
>>> still show it as a state road."
>> Why not, if it's verifiable?  Surely that is an interesting and useful
>> piece of information?
> How is it interesting that maps make mistakes? In an article about a 
> town, would we say that a map once spelled it incorrectly?

If it's a _widespread_ error, then people are likely to come across it
independently. The information that it's a widespread error is quite
useful in this situation. We have whole entire articles on urban legends
and the like, adding a line to an article like this doesn't seem out of
line to me.

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