[WikiEN-l] Defeat: Notability is Policy

Steve Summit scs at eskimo.com
Sat Feb 2 03:21:00 UTC 2008

George Herbert wrote:
> On Feb 1, 2008 4:47 PM, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 02/02/2008, geni <geniice at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On 02/02/2008, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> That was the original idea, I agree, but we've moved on from that.
>>> Not remotely. Vast majority of our information is uncited.
>> And that's a bag thing.
> I assume you meant "bad"
> In my opinion, yes - it would be nice to have a cite for everything.
> It's also a horrible mistake to, for example, run through WP articles
> and either delete everything that isn't cited, or all articles without
> RS, or both.


It's important to remember that {{fact}} means "This fact is
uncited, so you, the reader, might want to take it with more
grains of salt than usual."  It most certainly does *NOT* mean,
"this uncited fact will be deleted forthwith if you, the POV
editor who inserted it, do not supply a citation (to my
satisfaction) pronto."

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