Discussion Report and Miscellaneous Articulations
Several contributors shared their thoughts with the Signpost about our policy on Biographies of living persons. Per Rusty Cashman, the policy is effective and well-enforced, with the exception of the Privacy of names section; in fact, many infobox templates ask for exactly the information that seems to be prohibited in that section. He's concerned that this page or any policy page may be undermined if any section is widely ignored. Jacklee responds that that section is necessary to protect the non-notable relatives of notable, infamous people. Jack and Rusty are currently discussing possible tweaks to both the policy and the infoboxes. Seraphimblade believes the policy is central, but unfortunately leads to overzealous suppression of neutral and verifiable information. Coffee also rates BLP high in importance because of the real risk of defamation, a risk that's going to continue until every controversial sentence about living people is cited to a reliable source or removed from articles.
Everyone's invited to join the discussion of our Naming conventions for the next Policy Report.
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