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Request for comment on Biographies of living people[edit]

Hello Wikiproject! Currently there is a discussion which will decide whether wikipedia will delete 49,000 articles about a living person without references, here:

Wikipedia:Requests for comment/Biographies of living people

Since biographies of living people covers so many topics, nearly all wikiproject topics will be effected.

The two opposing positions which have the most support is:

  1. supports the deletion of unreferenced articles about a living person, User:Jehochman
  2. opposes the deletion of unreferenced articles about a living person, except in limited circumstances, User:Collect

Comments are welcome. Keep in mind that by default, editor's comments are hidden. Simply press edit next to the section to add your comment.

Please keep in mind that at this point, it seems that editors support deleting unreferenced article if they are not sourced, so your project may want to pursue the projects below.

Input sought[edit]

I've made a comment at Wikipedia talk:Notability (people)#Creative professionals guidelines pertaining to notability criteria for writers. I think members of this project (particularly those interested in contemporary poetry and living poets) could bring valuable perspectives to the discussion. Cynwolfe (talk)

Draft:Lenny Edward Emmanuel[edit]

Dear poetry experts: This old AfC submissionm an incredibly detailed poetry biography, will soon be deleted as a stale draft. Is this a notable subject? Obviously some of the material will need to be cut out, but should this be kept and improved instead of being deleted?—Anne Delong (talk) 00:34, 11 February 2015 (UTC)

Wow. I'd say most of this needs to be cut. Besides being exceptionally long, it seems to discuss a living person, so the lack of sourcing is problematic. It looks like good information and it must have come from somewhere. Is the original contributor no longer active? --Midnightdreary (talk) 14:08, 11 February 2015 (UTC)
Oh, and to answer your original query: I'm afraid I'm not convinced the subject is notable enough for an article. --Midnightdreary (talk) 14:11, 11 February 2015 (UTC)