Wikipedia talk:Fringe theories

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Axing the Jimbo quote[edit]

Usually, mainstream and minority views are treated in the main article, with the mainstream view typically getting a bit more ink, but the minority view presented in such a fashion that both sides could agree to it. Singular views can be moved to a separate page and identified (disclaimed) as such, or in some cases omitted altogether. --Jimmy Wales

I moved this quote out of WP:FRINGELEVEL because the quote is really about NPOV, not FRINGELEVEL. Actually, I'm not sure the quote is helpful since it is just repeating NPOV. I also don't like the (deserved or undeserved) perception of quoting an "authority". If we must re-describe NPOV in FRINGE, then we should do it as regular prose instead of reaching for a quote. Manul ~ talk 20:15, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

Books advocating a fringe theory[edit]

I wonder if somebody from here can provide a comment at Talk:The Lost River#Danino, Kazanas & mainstream scholarship. It is a book that advocates a fringe theory. But the editor that created the article insists that we should follow the format of articles for books, which means that the fringe theory aspect goes without mention. Kautilya3 (talk) 14:05, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

you should post this here: [[Wikipedia:Fringe theories/Noticeboard] Jytdog (talk) 14:08, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
Roger, thanks! Kautilya3 (talk) 15:12, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

Independent vs any other kind of source?[edit]

As it appears here, what is an "independent source"? NewsAndEventsGuy (talk) 00:52, 10 April 2015 (UTC)

see WP:INDY sources from woo-pushers are not reliable sources about woo... outside of reporting what woo-pushers say about it, that is. Jytdog (talk) 01:02, 10 April 2015 (UTC)