The page is tagged with a 'neutrality dispute' with the following comment: Features section needs rewriting from a more neutral point of view. Pol430 talk to me 18:41, 21 October 2013 (UTC)
I've removed a few words that could possibly be considered non 'neutral' from the Features section of this page. Would you please check this page and let me know if anything should be further revised and if everything looks ok, could you remove the 'dispute' tag?
Hello Bellerphon, My stub-class article about George Heron Milne is my only contribution to wikipedia so far. You made a comment about it. Thank You. I earnestly request your opinion about the general topic of "notability."
1) Should we preserve notables of the past, even if the articles are shorter than today? For example, an article about the first White House columnist, William Wallace Price, is also not yet a full article. He is surely notable. But the information age gives us so much more information about current "notables." Persons from 100 years ago seem to have made less of a mark, as measured by how much they are talked about and written about, now that everyone's a writer.
2) There are not likely to be full articles about the following persons, because people didn't used to talk as much as they do now.
John Pearson, who built the first fulling mill in North America;
Robert Payne, foreman of the jury at the Salem Witch Trials (after Jan. 1, 1693 -- not sure who was foreman before that date);
Theodore Pearson of Newburyport, Mass., who started the first cracker factory in 1792, leading eventually to Nabisco...
and the point of this***
I can write stub-class articles about these and other ancestors, but going farther will be a hit-or-miss proposition. Is there something about the culture of New England in that era, that makes it hard to figure out more about who those people were? Their family trees are among the most exact and complete of any group so large. So where is their history? *** That's a idea for an article, I guess, and when I talk to some of my relatives, I suspect the missing factor is something about the culture.
3) It's amazing how many of the categories of "notables" for BIOGRAPHY are only in the communication fields. We communicators love to talk about each other, the most! Only a few builders will be found in the "engineer" category.
Dear Bellerophon, I believe You are busy and important and I just hope that You will send me back a reply with something good to consider, and/or give me some feedback about how to have this conversation with our friends of Wikipedia. In regard to the article about George Heron Milne: I had fun writing it and have told the truth 100% from the references listed. I can still put up a good photo about him and add a few more personal things about him from family memories... in light of my question above, would the article still be too short? Would it be good to explain how the great amount of information about him was abbreviated by circumstance? — Preceding unsigned comment added by ACareful (talk • contribs) 19:04, 15 March 2015 (UTC)