[WikiEN-l] My favorite Wikipedia article ever

Brian Salter-Duke b_duke at bigpond.net.au
Sat Jul 7 11:24:31 UTC 2007

On Sat, Jul 07, 2007 at 05:08:40AM -0500, Charlotte Webb wrote:
> On 7/7/07, Brian Salter-Duke <b_duke at bigpond.net.au> wrote:
> > 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.
> There will always be exceptions on both sides of the line, no matter
> how complexly gerrymandered it becomes. Even if it were possible to
> create a picture-perfect and binding rubric of "notability", any time
> and energy invested such a task would be better spent elsewhere.

Note I said "a set of criteria". I agree no simple rubric will do. I
think we need to decentralise the idea of notability even more than we
do and trust the WikiProjects and other subject guidelines as long as
they are all openly and tranparently discussed and consensus reached.

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          Brian Salter-Duke            b_duke at bigpond.net.au  
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