Talk:Lawrence Jarach

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Date of Birth[edit]

What is his birh date? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 84.109.125.154 (talk) 08:43, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

August 3, 1961 in Tacoma, Washington —Preceding unsigned comment added by 166.129.161.92 (talk) 16:13, 27 November 2009 (UTC)
While it's nice to have an (unverified?) answer, this can't be added into the article unless it gets some third party verification. --Cast (talk) 22:00, 18 February 2010 (UTC)
Really? You need somebody other than me (Lawrence) to verify where and when I was born? Who would be able to verify it -- my mother? The FBI? Social Security? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 32.177.218.143 (talk) 17:06, 4 March 2010 (UTC)
Well, the FBI would be verifiable? Certainly more verifiable than an random IP address. It's part of Wikipedia's concern with biographies of living persons. The general guideline is to act conservatively so as to protect an individuals privacy and to only present truthful information. Not potential libel. To be upfront, Wikipedia fears lawsuits. A newspaper interview which discusses your date of birth, a biography or autobiography, or similar published work would be a valuable source for citing these little details about an article subject's life. In the meantime, don't worry about it. The article doesn't suffer for a lack of information into the tiny details. It lacks for information on the broader arcs of your political life. Your work as an anarchist essayist and your political philosophy would be far more valuable to this article than a date on which to send you birthday cards. I'll ask you sometime if you know of any newspaper articles and third party commentary on your work. I've been meaning to also ask you if you'd like me to upload a photo I've got of you from the 06' SF anarcist bookfair. --Cast (talk) 17:56, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

Update requests[edit]

I have retired from Polkacide. How do I get that updated?

Also, there are now four editors for Anarchy magazine.

Hi, I'll try to contact Lawrence again to confirm these comments are coming from him. To answer the questions, Wikipedia insists on some kind of confirmation from third-party sources to confirm this for us, since Wikipedia editors are not trusted on their own. We're not supposed to be in the business of performing our own research. We have to leech off the original work of others. However, this is really only for statements that are potentially questionable. I don't need confirmation that a biography subject is human. That's a conflict-free assumption. If no one raises an objection, we can word the statement in such a way as to not conflict with the sources. If Polkicide's website does not list you as a member, that's good enough. As for AJODA; we can confirm the number of editors by looking at the production credits in the next issue. Th current issue lists three members. We'll update it as soon as possible.--Cast (talk) 03:48, 8 January 2013 (UTC)--