The Wales Hunter
Wed 15th October 2008, 12:54am
QUOTE(Piperdown @ Tue 14th October 2008, 10:32pm)
So is there a list that WP editors that refer to of which real-life people can be called "wingnut" (crazy) and which ones can't, by WP editors, inserting their own personal opinions on such matters?
For example, I've seen usenet postings from the 90's by a verified lil GW email address where he talks about his Alky Anon meetings. Can WP editors put "shut it, you drunk!" on an edit comment on the lil 'GW Autobiography page? Or is it just the JzG's and Gerards of the world, with their cute English colloquialisms, also known as the "c_nt", "fuck", "twat" trifecta, that are on the OK list to do so?
Just so WP editors can be clear of who BLP applies to and who it doesn't.
None of that would be actionable, in my opinion, however out of place such comments may be, though my training is in tabloid journalism (a few yards from Guy's IP address, incidentally) so my views on such things are biased.
Wikipedia is a better place for people like Guy, though. Without the pages and pages of cruft, which he so loathes, there would be less kids and other unsuitable editors to drift across to BLPs.