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Re: Wikipedia:Verifiability - Mailing lists as sources

From:Hanuman Zhang <zhang@...>
Date:Monday, February 25, 2008, 21:39
on 2/25/08 1:30 PM, Jörg Rhiemeier at joerg_rhiemeier@WEB.DE wrote:

> Hallo! > > On Mon, 25 Feb 2008 19:16:39 +0000, Jan van Steenbergen wrote: > >> That said, I do agree with many of those policies regarding >> verifiability, notability and original research. But in my view they >> are pushing it. If it can be proven that something exists and is not >> the domain of interest of just one or a few persons, that should be >> enough to warrant an article. If everything you do is constantly >> being undermined by others, well, for me much of the fun is gone. I'm >> already tired of it. All that keeps me there is the Constructed >> Language Portal, which was largely my work and which I'm still quite >> fond of. If someone else would do the job for me, I'd be more than >> happy and withdraw from WP.EN altogether. > > I wholeheartedly agree with you. While I never was heavily involved > with writing for Wikipedia (though I have made a few minor contributions > to both the English and the German WP), the project has lost much of > the coolness it once had for me. It is still a very useful reference, > but how much of it will stay if the deletionists continue to get their > way? Well, we should keep up the Constructed Languages Portal and > otherwise focus on our own wikis (such as FrathWiki, whither leads > a link from the WP portal).
The deletionists are mostly socio-political ideologues who are no better than Holocaust-denyin' "Historical Revisionists." Oddly most are Right-Wingers and other Rightists (and a smatterin' of Stalinistic or hardcore Marxist or Maoist Leftists). Stella Bella and I have locked horns with them quite often in Stella Bella and my wikipedia and wikifur proofreadin' & fact-checkin' contributions. "Data seeks to be free..." -- Imagine a world without hypothetical situations. In theory there's no difference between theory and practice, but in practice... -- We are sorry, you have reached an imaginary number. Please rotate your phone ninety degrees and try again.