Talk:Spire of Dublin

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Reception restored

At the time of writing (February 2018) the article was missing any Controversy or Reception[1] information except for Award nominations (no wins) which was giving undue weight to something people have mixed feelings about. WP:NPOV requires balance, and WP:RS means they should be reliably sourced, it does not mean an article must not include any opinions at all and deny reality. The long discussion about Controversy on this page above was ignored and the article failed to include any of it, and frankly the article was a whitewash. Dead links and linkrot are only an excuse, but it is difficult to take deletions in good faith when sources can be restored thanks to the Web Archive and other properly sourced opinions can easily be found in Irish newspapers. I have restored an old bit of information about the Reception and restored the source using an archived link. (The above mentioned nicknames for the Spike are another indicator of how some feel about the monument, but I'm not going to spend time trying to restore the nicknames to the article although there are good arguments to include them.) [1] I think Reception is more appropriate and Neutral compared to Controversy.

Criticism of the monument is ongoing:

These details dont necessarily need to be mentioned in the encyclopedia article about the monument but they clearly indicate ongoing interest and repeated criticism about the monument. This was only a quick check of the Irish Independent to find a few examples, the Irish Times would have similar stories too (partially paywalled), as would many smaller smaller publications. The article absolutely must include some of this information, and admit people have mixed feelings about the monument. Anything else is undue positive bias, and older versions of this article lacking any opinions were a whitewash.

People of the future: if you are reading this and if the article is again missing Reception information please check the article history for this date and help restore the necessary information to the article. -- 109.77.217.76 (talk) 19:54, 10 February 2018 (UTC)

Yes, People of the future; restore the quote from world reknown architectural critic Mary Kenny. Spleodrach (talk) 11:23, 11 February 2018 (UTC)
At the time I read the article there was no negative comments or nicknames mentioned, none, of any kind. The article only mentioned that the monument had been nominated for several awards.
I was so very disappointed by the article I almost got angry but instead I used a slightly silly phrasing to encourage others to make sure the article remains balanced and neutral. The people of Dublin have different (mostly indifferent) opinions about the monument so the article MUST include Points of View, both positive and negative. The article need not include a long list of criticism but if it is it to be fair or even neutral, it must acknowledge and include at least some negative commentary, as to do otherwise gives undue weight to the few positives of this white elephant. -- 109.79.174.59 (talk) 00:16, 14 March 2018 (UTC)