[WikiEN-l] Age fabrication and original research

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Thu Oct 1 22:43:15 UTC 2009

2009/10/1 Ken Arromdee <arromdee at rahul.net>:

> Well, the last time I ran into this was the way IAR is worded.  For such a
> short rule it has a huge flaw: it says you can only ignore rules for the
> purpose of improving or maintaining the encyclopedia.  The result is people
> constantly claiming that you can't ignore rules for BLP or privacy concerns,
> since helping the BLP subject is not a form of improving the encyclopedia.
> Obviously it would be overkill to edit IAR itself, but nobody was even
> interested on the talk page of WIARM, except one person who said that it's
> okay that's badly worded because our rules don't literally mean what they say.

Handy guide to IAR:

If the reactions to your actions when you try to apply IAR are "you're
clueless", then perhaps you don't understand IAR.

But, by all means, do please keep posting to wikien-l about IAR.

- d.

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