[WikiEN-l] WP:LEAD

Ian Woollard ian.woollard at gmail.com
Tue Feb 12 16:10:25 UTC 2008

On 03/02/2008, Matthew Brown <morven at gmail.com> wrote:
> However, it's foolish to consider writing guidelines without any
> reference to other, pre-existing ones.

Yes, and I think that this goes even more so for Wikipedia's *own* policy.

The people (i.e. admins) that are editing the guideline seem to be
doing so without referring to the policies in any way shape or form,
and it turns out that there are clear, stable, applicable policies,
and the admins seem to have been systematically deemphasising and
ultimately removing all mention of these policies from the guideline,
denying that they are in any way important, and summarising them away.

To start with it seemed to be simply a discrepancy in style but
perhaps there's something more shadowy going on; it occurs to me that
there may be articles that the particular admins are involved with
that don't want to be accurately defined.

The reversion to the edits are going a bit too far, and are a bit too

> -Matt

-Ian Woollard

We live in an imperfectly imperfect world. If we lived in a perfectly
imperfect world things would be a lot better.

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