Tue 14th April 2009, 9:21pm
QUOTE(Sarcasticidealist @ Tue 14th April 2009, 9:11pm)
QUOTE(the fieryangel @ Tue 14th April 2009, 6:02pm)
So, I believe that my description fits into the spirit of these two paragraphs. How this is applied in practice is another matter indeed...
From the "Undue weight" portion of that page:
Wikipedia should not present a dispute as if a view held by a small minority deserved as much attention overall as a majority view. Views that are held by a tiny minority should not be represented except in articles devoted to those views. To give undue weight to a significant-minority view, or to include a tiny-minority view, might be misleading as to the shape of the dispute.
The classic example is whether to include in the article about Elizabeth II the (documented in reliable sources) view that she's actually an extra-dimensional lizard person. Consensus (in the real sense of the word) is no.
except in the article about the "Theory that Queen Elizabeth II is an extra-dimensional lizard person" article, in which that information would have to be presented, as well as the contradictory viewpoint.
I really fail to see how LaRouche publications and sources could be kept out of any article about LaRouche and his movement, if you follow this policy.
QUOTE(Hell Freezes Over @ Tue 14th April 2009, 9:12pm)
If that's what reliable sources are saying, we do include it. We can't say that, according to NPOV, we must include all reliable sources, but then add, "except for the ones that make what we feel are inappropriate judgments."
Then why do these problems occur? They do, and according to the policies themselves and the underlying idea of objectivism
, they shouldn't.
Are you saying that it is an objective reality
that, for example, women should be excluded from the List of major opera composers
(or more correctly, confined to a ghetto) because nobody had any sources which were current and included information about women? And if you answer that this is supposedly an evolving process
, just try to change one
thing on that list and see what happens.