[WikiEN-l] deletionism in popular culture

Charles Matthews charles.r.matthews at ntlworld.com
Fri Oct 2 20:54:38 UTC 2009

David Goodman wrote:
> In reality, we have actual editors, with their own interests, and it
> is very difficult to get  them to work on anything but what they want
> to work on, especially for things that need a serious referencing
> effort beyond the googles.  Most of them do have access to a library
> with at least some books and some commercial databases, but it's
> proven almost impossible to persuade them to use anything beyond arm's
> reach--or to even use what material their local library has put within
> arms reach to its community.
> Many of the topics not presently included are very important--I came
> here primarily to work on some of them, before I got diverted to
> immediate rescues--and now just defending articles long enough to let
> people rescue them. 
Well, to answer my own question, I would give priority to the 
intersection of (a) and (b): popular redlinks that have articles in 
other reference works. And I think that means we are not disagreeing so 
very much here.


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