User talk:98.233.38.66

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I'm very glad to help you get the information into the article. Wikipedia has, as one of its first rules, a requirement for verifiability. It is not enough IN WIKIPEDIA to make a statement of fact. In fact, truth is not the priority in WP; verifiability is. Statements made in WP articles must be verifiable, or as the guidelines state, "must be attributed to a reliable, published source using an inline citation. The source cited must clearly support the information as it is presented in the article." It is not enough for the editor himself to know something is true. The editor must be able to back it up with a published source (published in print, on the internet, in a retrievable document or broadcast program, etc.). Unsourced statements based purely on the editor's own knowledge are OR (Original Research) and are disallowed. Therefore a statement such as yours that the Coburn autobiography is being completed by someone is, in WP terms, sort of "hearsay" until it gets a citation. If you have even a line from a newsletter or a reliable website that confirms the statement, it may be included with that citation. If you have such a citation, I'll be glad to enter it for you. Monkeyzpop (talk) 22:20, 2 April 2009 (UTC)