[Wikimedia-l] Travel Guide Wiki

Mark Jaroski mark.jaroski at gmail.com
Thu Apr 12 12:48:06 UTC 2012

On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 14:39, Thomas Morton
<morton.thomas at googlemail.com>wrote:

> Just to highlight my earlier point about sourcing, the article on Florence
> currently says:
> Opera was invented in Florence.
> This happens to be true - but I have no proof of it, and it may well simply
> be the opinion of the original writer. Much of the rest of the historical
> section is the same; it is encyclopaedic detail about the city, spiced up
> for travel guide purposes. I have no issue with the spicing up (it is
> appropriate in the context), but I think this is the sort of content that
> can/should be sourced to help the reader be assured the material is true in
> at least some way (even if there is subjective opinion mixed in).

Maybe, but I worry that it's a slippery slope. A travel guide is not
an encyclopaedia. Maybe we should just offload the history section to

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