[WikiEN-l] FredBauder"clarifies"onattackkk site link policy

Fred Bauder fredbaud at waterwiki.info
Sat Jul 7 00:35:20 UTC 2007

>-----Original Message-----
>From: The Mangoe [mailto:the.mangoe at gmail.com]
>Sent: Friday, July 6, 2007 05:15 PM
>To: 'English Wikipedia'
>Subject: Re: [WikiEN-l] FredBauder"clarifies"onattack site link policy
>On 7/6/07, jayjg <jayjg99 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> No, because it's a message board with no editorial oversight, run and
>> contributed to by various anonymous individuals. Even worse, it is
>> filled with fantastic tales of conspiracies and intrigues, 90% of them
>> without any factual basis whatsoever, and the other 10% extremely
>> slanted views with typically only a vague connection with reality.
>So you're saying that Brandt's posts in that thread are falsifications?
>I am not going to defend the general level of quality of that
>forum.But in the case of that thread, you exaggerate. It seems to me
>entirely reasonable to take at face value that it represents Brandt's
>reports of what he was doing and the responses he was getting.

I think you're right. The question is using it appropriately. It is a primary source, not a reliable published source. It can be used as material for original research.


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