On Tue, Jun 3, 2014 at 5:23 PM, ??? <wiki-l...@phizz.demon.co.uk> wrote:

> On 03/06/2014 12:53, Mark wrote:
>> On 6/2/14, 10:55 PM, ??? wrote:
>>> There is no public interest in how many time celeb X got a detention
>>> at school for not doing their homework at junior high.
>> Isn't that the kind of information you would in fact expect to find in a
>> biography of any kind of public figure? If I were reading a biography of
>> Winston Churchill or Louis Armstrong or Neil Armstrong or anyone else
>> prominent enough to have a book-length biography written about them, I
>> would typically expect it to include a chapter about their childhood,
>> and that would normally include some details of how they did at school,
>> if such details are known. That's precisely the kind of information that
>> biographers search for when putting together a comprehensive biography.
> WP is not creating books, and it is mostly NOT creating articles about
> major figures of the 20th century. It is not constructing comprehensive
> biographies. It is mostly creating short articles about people of slight
> notability from scant sources, where perhaps their school detention is the
> one of the few things extant about them.

Interesting. Can you link me to a biography where a school detention is the
main feature of the article?
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