[WikiEN-l] Defeat: Notability is Policy

Steven Walling steven.walling at gmail.com
Sat Feb 2 03:28:20 UTC 2008

>actively destroying much of the information that was aggregated into it

You're talking about the unreferenced, un-useful and embarrassing
information that was aggregated in to it. Those of you who keep railing
about the "evil trend of deletionism" convienently forget that much of the
deleted articles are in direct violation of policies that have nothing to do
with notability.

On Feb 1, 2008 7:21 PM, Steve Summit <scs at eskimo.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Indeed.
> 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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