[WikiEN-l] My favorite Wikipedia article ever

Brian Salter-Duke b_duke at bigpond.net.au
Sat Jul 7 09:45:57 UTC 2007

On Sat, Jul 07, 2007 at 10:29:23AM +0100, Guy Chapman aka JzG wrote:
> On Fri, 6 Jul 2007 18:45:06 -0700, "K P" <kpbotany at gmail.com> wrote:
> >Republic Airlines flight 4912 & SkyWest Airlines flight 5741
> Good grief.  We should think about starting a project for news
> stories, where things like this that have absolutely zero lasting
> significance can go.  We could call it,. I don't know, how about...
> Wikinews.
> What baffles me even more is that it was kept by AfD.  Are we really
> lowering the bar to the point where every single near miss gets an
> article?  Are we the FAA Wiki now?

I suggest that the problem here is the confusion we have about
notability and sources. This has sources. However by any reasonable
criteria, in my humble opinion, it is not encyclopedic. We need to have
a notability set of criteria that decides whether a topic is, well,
notable, i.e important enough to have an article if there are sources,
or not notable so it does not have an article even if there are sources.

> Guy (JzG)
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          Brian Salter-Duke            b_duke at bigpond.net.au  
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