[WikiEN-l] BLP messiness

geni geniice at gmail.com
Wed Jul 11 22:05:44 UTC 2007

On 7/11/07, Guy Chapman aka JzG <guy.chapman at spamcop.net> wrote:
> "There seems to be a terrible bias among some editors that some sort
> of random speculative "I heard it somewhere" pseudo information is to
> be tagged with a "needs a cite" tag.  Wrong.  It should be removed,
> aggressively, unless it can be sourced.  This is true of all
> information, but it is particularly true of negative information about
> living persons." - Jimmy Wales.

Not consitant with what Mr Wales has been up to [[Talk:Che Guevara]].
It's a fun read.

> Sure, adequately sourcing it is preferable, but if it's a choice
> between waiting for a source or removing it, removing is a better
> option.  Even if you put it back in with a source ten minutes later.

Depends. Removeing the vast majority of our articles is not a good idea.


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