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Notability for busy people
Lest we forget, it's not enough for the subject of an article to be notable, but the article must also explain why. Simply stated:
- Wikipedia:NOTABLE#Notability_requires_objective_evidence states that an article must express why its topic is notable.
- It also states that the article provide references to back up those assertions of notability.
- So articles must assert notability by linking to secondary sources (a link to a primary source is insufficient).
- And it must be verifiably notable.
- Unverifiably-notable articles may be deleted (speedily, PROD-wise or after an AfD).
- Wikipedia:NOTABLE#Articles_not_satisfying_the_notability_guidelines suggests what to do in situations where there's no evidence.
- Simply asserting that the article's subject is notable basically constitutes original research: a Wikipedia no-no.
Yes, I do care about verifiability -- it's the main weapon against those who pooh-pooh WP as a source.
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