[WikiEN-l] Age fabrication and original research

David Goodman dgoodmanny at gmail.com
Fri Oct 2 00:03:04 UTC 2009

I depends on what one  does. One cannot ignore the basic rules of BLP
any more than you can copyright, because they're requirements from the
WMF. And you can't ignore basic considerations about privacy, because
that's just as fundamental. But you can sometimes ignore a detail or
procedure connected with them if you are absolutely certain it will
help Wikipedia and not harm anything else.   How we interpret the
rules is under the control of the community, but we need to be
responsible about it, and these are areas where we need to be
particularly cautious.

David Goodman, Ph.D, M.L.S.

On Thu, Oct 1, 2009 at 7:29 PM, Steve Bennett <stevagewp at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/2/09, Ken Arromdee <arromdee at rahul.net> wrote:
>> 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.
> That's an interesting point. Perhaps its scope should be widened.
> Steve
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