Talk:23rd G8 summit

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EU participation[edit]

There is a slow-motion edit war about one aspect of 23rd G8 summit. It needs scrutiny and discussion.

Collapsed argument and details

Beginning with the 3rd G7 summit in London in 1977, the President of the European Commission or his successor President of the European Union has been a formal participant in successive annual events -- see "EU and the G8".  In each article about G7/G8 summits, Lucie-Marie has deleted text about EU participation. These serial reverts ignored hyperlinks in the supporting inline citations which were also deleted. Despite attempts to engage discussion here, no consensus has been achieved. Her opinions here have merit, but they remain only opinions. No cited source supports these reverts. Our core policies require something different. WP:V seems relevant because "the threshold for inclusion in Wikipedia is verifiability, not truth — whether readers can check that material added to Wikipedia has already been published by a reliable source, not whether editors think it is true."


Group of Seven or G7+1
Group of Eight or G8+1


A slow-motion edit war is worrisome; but discussion can be constructive -- see Muskoka 2010: G8 members

The edit history of 36th G8 summit records an unhelpful pattern:

  1. diff 17:40, 9 July 2008 Lucy-marie (6,628 bytes) (→Composition of summit leaders)
  2. diff 16:48, 20 July 2008 Lucy-marie (10,987 bytes) (→Leaders at the summit: EU is invited and could be left off the invite list so it is not a oermenet member)
  3. diff 21:54, 10 April 2009 Lucy-marie m (24,339 bytes) (→Leaders at the summit)
  4. diff 19 March 2010 JLogan (24,837 bytes) (EU is a permanent participant, not merely a guest. check the main page)

The same pattern is seen at 37th G8 summit:

  1. diff 21:54, 10 April 2009 Lucy-marie m (12,394 bytes) (→Leaders at the summit)
  2. diff 09:28, 19 March 2010 JLogan (12,628 bytes) (→Leaders at the summit: EU is permanent participant, not just a guest)

This thread may help resolve the issues, or it may help bring clearer focus. --Tenmei (talk) 02:34, 29 May 2010 (UTC)

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