Wikipedia:Liar Liar Pants on Fire

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Calling editors liars[edit]

Note anyway that most Wikipedians cannot be liars, as they wouldn't fit in front of their telescreens.

Example:

  • Keep Evidence supports that the subject is notable. Keeper 4:01, 4 April 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete You're just making that up! LiarLiar 04:15, 4 April 2004 (UTC)
  • Delete I don't think these sources are reliable or substantial. SourceSkeptic 04:51, 4 April 2004 (UTC)
  • Keep Actually they're more than enough by any honest interpretation of notability. BeHonest 05:03, 4 April 2004 (UTC)

Simply calling another editor a "liar" (which is a personal attack) or even stating that the editor is incorrect is not a reason to keep or delete any article on Wikipedia. If the editor is incorrectly quoting, misapplying information, misinterpreting data, or otherwise simply misinformed, a useful response is to provide a reference to the correct information.

If an editor makes a statement and holds it out as a fact without proper sourcing, it is more than fair to ask for sources. At the same time, it is best to always assume good faith among your fellow editors.

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