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Topic: An open note to whomever here also edits Wikipedia articles:

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theblackdragon

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I'm just putting this out in the open because I know there's a couple of us here. since whomever's making the edits is obviously reading the forum threads here to get their (mis)information, they'll probably end up seeing this thread too:

there have been a couple recent edits (within the past day or so) to List of DSiWare games and applications that have attempted to use forum posts here at Nintendo Life for references/sources for upcoming release date information. Please, prediction threads like this one do not count as a valid source on Wikipedia! Spread those dates anyplace else you please, but on Wikipedia (with a forum prediction thread as sole source) they violate the verifiability policy.

Information from reliable sources is all right to add to a Wikipedia article, but internet forums count as self-published sources, which are generally unreliable as sources of factual information. :(

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ToadFan

2. Posted:

Okay

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Golgo

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Hang on a minute: Wikipedia has a policy about verifiable sources?!

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@Golgo: I know, i know, most of the time you wouldn't think so, lol

@Lakitu 64: I think you've got the wrong idea about my post -- it's not about people intentionally disrespecting others/Wikipedia itself, it's about educating people who in all likelihood just don't know about the 'reliable sources' thing or the 'verifiability' policy. They think they're doing a good thing by editing in dates someone told them were absolutely, positively true, so the intentions are good... just because they haven't read up on policy yet doesn't make them 'dumb'. We all make mistakes as editors starting out, and that's okay -- provided we learn from our mistakes. :)

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future of NL >:3
[16:43] James: I should learn these site rules more clearly
[16:44] LztheBlehBird: James doesn't know the rules? For shame!!!
[16:44] Vintage: We have rules?
[16:44] Reala: don't expose the staff to sunlight, don't get them wet and don't feed them after midnight

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