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Saturday, March 10, 2007

Wikipedia:Attribution

This new page combines the now-defunct pages of Verifiability and No original research. Those two pages were among the oldest of Wikipedia's policies, and along with the Neutral point of view.

The basic idea behind the merger was to clarify these core policies and make them more understandable. A very noble thing, but it came as quite a shock to me to find such sweeping changes made to such established pages.

If you're curious, here's the discussion where the new page was made "official", with the change taking place on or around 16 February.

Ostensibly the new page was to be a straight-fowards merger of the two original pages, but that's not the case - there have been over 1,100 edits to the page since the merge was made.

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