My understanding is that the signficant mention in independent reliable sources is what is required to write an encyclopaedia article about something. Passing mention in reliable sources such as peer-reviewed academic journals establishes that something exists. Passing mention in news sources merely establishes that someone has issued a press release.
On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 5:33 PM, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote: > *Correction: I agree that original research does not belong in Wikipedia > *main*space. Sorry! > > Pine > > > On Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 9:30 AM, Pine W <wiki.p...@gmail.com> wrote: > > > Risker, I agree that Wikimedians and WMF staff have, on occasion, been > too > > quick to add information about WMF employees to English Wikipedia. I > > imagine that the same could be true for WMF Board, WMF Endowment Board, > and > > Wikimedia community members, although I'm not personally aware of that > > happening. However, unless I am overlooking something, there is no such > > thing as a dollar value criteria in determining notability. And I would > > disagree that "We're really not that big or important of a charity." WMF > > isn't the Ford Foundation but it is still notable and influential, with a > > sizable budget and hundreds of employees. > > > > Vito, I agree that original research does not belong in Wikipedia > > namespace. However, investigative reporting, editorializing, and original > > research are routinely done by the *Signpost*, WMF, and other Wikimedians > > outside of article space. > > > > Pine > > > > > > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/ > wiki/Wikimedia-l > New messages to: Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Wikimedia-l New messages to: Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>