From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WikiProject Chemicals (Rated Stub-class, Low-importance)
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Chemicals, a daughter project of WikiProject Chemistry, which aims to improve Wikipedia's coverage of chemicals. To participate, help improve this article or visit the project page for details on the project.
Stub-Class article Stub  This article has been rated as Stub-Class on the project's quality scale.
 Low  This article has been rated as Low-importance on the project's importance scale.
WikiProject Psychedelics, Dissociatives and Deliriants  
WikiProject icon This article is within the scope of WikiProject Psychedelics, Dissociatives and Deliriants, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of hallucinogens on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
 ???  This article has not yet received a rating on the project's quality scale.

Removal of irrelevant, unsourced info about a living person[edit]

After seeing a discussion on the Biographies of Living Persons noticeboard, I removed an unsourced assertion in this article that Operation Web Tryp was launched as a result of the death of a user who purchased drugs from a named individual. This edit was already reverted once and someone suggested I explain my reasoning here in case there is any further dispute over this material.

No source was given for the reference to this individual, who does not have his own Wikipedia article. The article Operation Web Tryp does not name him either, but indicates that the drug involved in this other death was not 2C-T-21 but alpha-Methyltryptamine.

Mentioning the name of a living individual in a very negative light, without giving any source, failed WP:BLP and WP:RS standards. The individual has no reported relevance to a discussion of the chemical 2C-T-21. The only reason to mention him in this article seemed to be to take a slam at him personally. The assertion that the DEA operation, which resulted in multiple arrests, was launched solely because of his actions is not backed up by the other article. If the editor had attempted to include the same material there (perhaps he did, I haven't checked the history) it would have failed WP:V WP:NPOV and WP:WEIGHT considerations. It clearly did not belong here. Jonathanwallace (talk) 13:29, 3 January 2011 (UTC)