Talk:Craig Scott (politician)

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Notability[edit]

A politician does not qualify for an article on Wikipedia solely on the basis of having been selected as a candidate; to qualify under WP:POLITICIAN, a person has to win the election, not merely run in it. That said, the coverage of his nomination victory certainly makes him sound like someone who might qualify under a different notability guideline for his work as a human rights lawyer — but all of this article's sources, as written, are directly tied to the nomination victory and/or are inappropriate primary sources, which means that the article does not properly answer whether or not he's notable enough as a lawyer to get around not yet being notable as a politician. The article certainly lists a lot of impressive things he did, but notability is a question of whether or not he garnered media coverage for those things at the time; the fact that they were listed in coverage of the nomination victory doesn't cut it if coverage of his work didn't exist prior to it.

Accordingly, if this article's references aren't improved pretty rapidly, the article will need to be prodded; if he wasn't notable enough before the nomination meeting to have a Wikipedia article, then he isn't notable unless and until he wins the by-election. Bearcat (talk) 18:07, 10 January 2012 (UTC)

What about notability as an academic? He comes up quite a bit in Google Scholar. Vale of Glamorgan (talk) 02:49, 11 January 2012 (UTC)
Notability on Wikipedia is always ultimately a question of quality of sources. You've now improved the article considerably with additional (and older) sources to demonstrate that he does indeed pass WP:ACADEMIC, so I've withdrawn the AFD nomination — but for future reference, it's not enough to assert that someone meets a notability guideline if sufficient proper sources aren't present to support the claim. Bearcat (talk) 03:14, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

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