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- Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons, selected version
- The changes to the introduction are connected to Motion_regarding_BLP_deletions, WP:PROD_wheel_war and especially Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Biographies of living people. It's not at all clear what the eventual outcomes of the current BLP discussions will be, especially since this page is currently protected.
- In the introduction, added: [... that is unsourced or poorly sourced—whether the material is negative, positive,] "neutral," [or just questionable—should be removed immediately and without waiting for discussion.] Added: "As of January 2010, a push to source all material about living persons is under way. A discussion of how to accomplish this is taking place at Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Biographies of living people."
- In WP:BLP#Images, added: [Images of living persons should not be used out of context to present a person in a false] "or disparaging" [light. This is particularly important for ...] "situations where a subject is not expecting to be photographed."
- In WP:BLP#Self-published sources, added: "However, images of living persons that have been generated by Wikipedia contributors or other sources may be used to illustrate articles, provided that they have been released under a copyright licence that is compatible with Wikipedia's image use policy for user-created images and subject to the considerations set out in Images above."
- Wikipedia:Naming conventions
- In WP:NAME#Common names, added: "Common usage in reliable sources is preferred to technically correct but rarer forms, whether the official name, the scientific name, the birth name, the original name or the trademarked name."
- In WP:NAME#Explicit conventions, added: [This practice] "of using specialized names" [is often controversial]. Changed: "uncommon" to: "common".
- Wikipedia:Verifiability, selected version
- Added to the nutshell: [published source] "using an inline citation. This applies to all articles, lists, and sections of articles, without exception."
- In the introduction, changed: "Editors should provide a reliable source for quotations, and for any material that is challenged or likely to be challenged, or the material may be removed." to: "This policy requires that a reliable source in the form of an inline citation be supplied for any material that is challenged or likely to be challenged, and for all quotations, or the material may be removed. This is strictly applied to all material in the mainspace—articles, lists, and sections of articles—without exception, and in particular to information about living persons: unsourced contentious material about living persons should be removed immediately."
- In WP:V#Reliable sources, shuffled text around and reworded since December, but without any significant changes
- In WP:V#Questionable sources, removed: "Similarly, some self-published sources may be acceptable if substantial independent evidence for their reliability is found. For instance, widespread citations without comment by other reputable sources are a good indicator of reliability, while widespread doubts about accuracy weigh against the self-published source. If outside citation is the main indicator of reliability, particular care should be taken to adhere to other guidelines and policies, and to not represent unduly contentious claims. The goal is to reflect established views of sources as far as we can determine them."
- In WP:V#Non-English sources, changed: "Where editors translate a direct quotation, they should quote the relevant portion of the original text in a footnote or in the article." to: "When quoting a source in a different language, provide both the original-language quotation and an English translation, in the text or in a footnote. ... When citing a source in a different language, without quotations, the original and its translation should be provided if requested by other editors: this can be added to a footnote, or to the talk page if too long for a footnote. If posting original source material, editors should be careful not to violate copyright; see the fair-use guideline."
- Wikipedia:What Wikipedia is not, selected version
- In WP:NOT#Wikipedia is not censored, removed: "Words and images that would be considered offensive, profane, or obscene by typical Wikipedia readers should be used if and only if their omission would cause the article to be less informative, relevant, or accurate, and no equally suitable alternatives are available—however, when a cited quotation contains words that may be offensive, it should not be censored."
- In WP:NOT#Wikipedia is not your web host, added: "and user talk page"