[WikiEN-l] Defeat: Notability is Policy

Bryan Derksen bryan.derksen at shaw.ca
Sat Feb 2 00:35:02 UTC 2008

Steven Walling wrote:
>> Now comes the grotty quibbling over what "third party", "reliable" and
>> "article topic" mean, I guess. And whether the great purge to come will
>> give editors time to fix anything before it's swept aside.
> Time? Why should you be creating new stubs that are unsourced at all? I
> don't create an article unless I have source material available. It kills
> the need for debate 90% of the time (literally, that's my ratio of creations
> to AFDs).

The requirements just changed. Should editors have been looking into the 
future when writing their stubs to take into account what the 
requirements _would_ be at some point?

Wikipedia is a work in progress, a growing, living document that is 
never "finished." The fact that it's riddled with half-complete, 
poorly-referenced, and downright messy articles is a feature. It's 
_supposed_ to be that way. If you want a nice printable version to put 
on your shelves, don't go around shooting unfinished articles on sight. 
Lean on the developers to finally get flagged revisions implemented.

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