[WikiEN-l] Defeat: Notability is Policy

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Fri Feb 1 23:41:52 UTC 2008

> Despite a number of objections, consensus seems to be forming on WP:V
> to include the line "If no reliable, third-party sources can be found
> for an article topic, Wikipedia should not have an article on it." in
> the policy. This line may be familiar in its more-cited form, "A topic
> is presumed to be notable if it has received significant coverage in
> reliable sources that are independent of the subject," from WP:N.

It's notable (no pun intended, not that anyone will believe me) that
the former does not include the word "significant" while the latter
does. That would make WP:V require a weaker form of notability than
WP:N. It's not a simple case of WP:N being included into WP:V.

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