[WikiEN-l] My favorite Wikipedia article ever

The Cunctator cunctator at gmail.com
Sat Jul 7 14:50:04 UTC 2007

On 7/7/07, Brian Salter-Duke <b_duke at bigpond.net.au> wrote:
> 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.

A reasonable definition of "encyclopedic" is "covering all knowledge."
Therefore there exists reasonable criteria by which the article would
be encyclopedic. Your claim that "by any reasonable criteria" the
article is not encyclopedic is not accurate.

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