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Re: Wikipedia:Verifiability - Mailing lists as sources

From:Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>
Date:Monday, February 25, 2008, 21:03

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). ... brought to you by the Weeping Elf


Hanuman Zhang <zhang@...>