[Wikimedia-l] crazy deletionists!
cunctator at gmail.com
Wed Jul 4 05:20:16 UTC 2012
I love it when individuals decide that they know what is important and
worthy of inclusion, as opposed to the mindless masses. Because that's such
a healthy way to ensure an open, neutral, and comprehensive encyclopedia.
On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 9:35 AM, Tarc Meridian <tarc at hotmail.com> wrote:
> I think that is a very dismissive misreading of the discussion.
> Some people have it in their heads that "appears in reliable sources
> equates to article-worthiness", but the problem here is that the doings of
> celebrities is covered in excruciating detial by the media, including what
> tey eat, the clothes they wear, and so on. Same for some politicians, such
> as every Thanksgiving some poor sod gets to stand outside the White House
> gate and breathlessly report what is on the President's table, or at XMas
> the reports of what the First Family bought each other. Reliably sourced?
> Yes. Encyclopedic worthiness of "White House Thanksgiving 2009 Dinner
> Table" ? None at all.
> > Date: Tue, 3 Jul 2012 12:02:46 +0100
> > From: tom at tommorris.org
> > To: wikimedia-l at lists.wikimedia.org
> > Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] crazy deletionists!
> > On Tuesday, 3 July 2012 at 10:15, Svip wrote:
> > > I can't believe _I_ am not the ultimate ruler on what is valuable
> > > enough to get on Wikipedia. It seems most of the delete comments on
> > > the Justin Bieber article are mostly people who dislike Justin Bieber.
> > >
> > > Surely Lady Gaga on Twitter should be deleted as well? Or perhaps
> > > that is different, because they like Lady Gaga more than they like
> > > Justin Bieber.
> > >
> > >  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lady_Gaga_on_Twitter
> > To be fair, 'Ashton Kutcher on Twitter' is also up for deletion too. In
> both the Kutcher and Bieber case, there's a lot of "I don't like it,
> therefore it can't be notable!"
> > I just cannot see any legitimate argument for deletion being presented.
> They all basically boil down to "don't like it!"
> > --
> > Tom Morris
> > <http://tommorris.org/>
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