[WikiEN-l] BLP messiness

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Wed Jul 11 16:45:48 UTC 2007

> What if the material is accurate and can be checked with a quick
> google search?

The burden of proof is always on the person adding the information.

"Source" does not mean "somewhere which can be used to verify the
information", it means "the place where the information came from".
Only the person that added the information actually knows the source,
so they should be the one citing sources. The whole idea of adding
sources to existing articles is completely backward. We need to work
on getting people to actually *use* reliable sources, not just cite
them. If people were actually using the sources then they could cite
them as they went along with almost no additional work.

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