Talk:John Lane Bell

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Source tag[edit]

I don't understand what is not properly sourced. All of his books are evidence that he is a real person, and has done all that is said he has done. Editors need to stop being unimaginative and unnecessarily pedantic.

Where did you obtain the information? That's what's you must provide in the form of references. This cannot be left for the reader to infer from a list of published works. Please read WP:RS, WP:V, and in particular WP:BLP: biographies must be sourced. Acroterion (talk) 21:56, 18 March 2010 (UTC)

I obtained this information from his biography, which is online. Furthermore, he is listed on the department webpage at the University of Western Ontario website, which also includes extensive information about his background. The handicap here, one must realise, is not specific to this instance, but is widespread in case of serious academics who are not celebrities. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 129.100.63.72 (talk) 21:21, 25 March 2010 (UTC)

Understood. Per WP:ACADEMIC he meets the notability standard. I'm going to move the reference around and do some de-tagging. Acroterion (talk) 21:24, 25 March 2010 (UTC)