User talk:Henrietta Stackpole
Hello, Henrietta Stackpole, and welcome to Wikipedia!
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- Again, you are invited to contribute to the discussion. Please do not change the edits of other editors on this issue, without joining the discussion. The "not verified" tag is there for a reason, and a subscription only site is usually the least suitable option, the average editor is not going to subscribe to the site, just to ensure that the information is correctly recorded. Rossrs (talk) 04:24, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
- There is a guideline at Wikipedia that sites requiring subscription/registration are to be avoided since the veracity of the citation cannot be verified. The principle that Wikipedia holds above all others is verifiablity. In the discussion that is occuring on this topic at Agatha Christie, there are three alternative sources that you may wish to consult, quote, and/or cite to improve that part of the article. Happy editing! — SpikeToronto (talk) 05:28, 24 August 2009 (UTC)
Hi Henrietta. I have made a small re-write to the statement in the Agatha Christie article regarding the recently published suggestions that she may have had Alzeheimer’s or other dementia in her later years. Since you made the initial edit on this topic and brought it to all our attention, I thought I should update you. The edit is as follows:
Recently, using experimental, computerized, textual tools of analysis, Canadian researchers have suggested that Christie may have begun to suffer from Alzheimer's disease or other dementia.
The footnotes are as follows:
- Boswell, Randy. “Study finds possible dementia for Agatha Christie,” The Ottawa Citizen. April 6, 2009. (Retrieved 2009-08-28.)
- Devlin, Kate. “Agatha Christie ‘had Alzheimer’s disease when she wrote final novels,’” The Telegraph. 4 April 2009. (Retrieved 2009-08-28.)
- Flood, Alison. “Study claims Agatha Christie had Alzheimer’s,” The Guardian. 3 April 2009. (Retrieved 2009-08-28.)
I believe that as much as we fans do not want to hear this stuff, we cannot ignore something that was burning up the papers and magazines on both sides of the Atlantic. So, I hope that this simple sentence and accompanying references will suffice to have it in the article and provide further reading for those who are interested in such posthumous analysis.
Henrietta, I did not include your reference because Wikipedia requires verifiability and actively discourages the use of references that require subscription/registration because such citations cannot be easily, freely, and readily verified. (See here.) Thanks again for your work and for bringing this subject to the fore. I had not heard of it and I even subscribe to the magazine that broke the story! — SpikeToronto (talk) 23:49, 29 August 2009 (UTC)