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Edit warring concerning section heads
After endless rounds of edit warring by two other editors over a section heading, I edited the headings to be more in line with wikipedia style guidelines and asked that the editors review WP:MOS, WP:OWN and WP:3RR before making further edits. As that did not take place, and my edits were reverted by one of the involved editors, I have started this section to discuss what needs to happen next to prevent this pointless edit war from continuing. Flowanda | Talk 05:35, 5 June 2008 (UTC)
- What's up with these ongoing back and forth changes? Csneed has been pretty clear where he's coming from, but edits from several anonymous IPs have provided no explanation or clue as to their edits...Could we please discuss the issues here first instead of just going round and round? Flowanda | Talk 06:50, 10 June 2008 (UTC)
http://www.newschannel9.com/news/thistv_975980___article.html/wtvc_march.html —Preceding unsigned comment added by Zed260 (talk • contribs) 18:33, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
Adding unreferenced entries of former employees to lists containing BLP material
Hello, Please do not add unreferenced names as entries to the list of former employees in articles. Including this type of material in articles does not abide by current consensus and its inclusion is strongly discouraged in our policies and guidelines. The rationales are as follows:
- WP:NOT tells us, Wikipedia is "not an indiscriminate collection of information." As that section describes, just because something is true, doesn't necessarily mean the info belongs in Wikipedia.
- As per WP:V, we cannot include information in Wikipedia that is not verifiable and sourced.
- WP:NLIST tells us that lists included within articles (including people's names) are subject to the same need for references as any other information in the article.
- Per WP:BLP, we have to be especially careful about including un-sourced info about living persons.
If you look at articles about companies in general, you will not find mention of previous employees, except in those cases where the employee was particularly notable. Even then, the information is not presented just as a list of names, but is incorporated into the text itself (for example, when a company's article talks about the policies a previous CEO had, or when they mention the discovery/invention of a former engineer/researcher). If a preexisting article is already in the encyclopedia for the person you want to add to a list, it's generally regarded as sufficient to support their inclusion in list material in another article. cheers Deconstructhis (talk) 22:02, 28 March 2011 (UTC)