[WikiEN-l] BLP messiness

Guy Chapman aka JzG guy.chapman at spamcop.net
Fri Jul 13 02:35:51 UTC 2007

On Wed, 11 Jul 2007 23:05:44 +0100, geni <geniice at gmail.com> 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.

RfC is the second door on your left down the hall.

>> 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.

Depends.  Sometimes it's a great idea.  But hard cases make bad law.

Guy (JzG)

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