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Articles about specific people seem to be getting common, and I don't think anyone is really paying attention to these. Maybe we should modify that? I think there are few things that should be ruled out as long as neutrality and professional style are observed, and those are much more commonly ignored and more important IMHO.

Maybe we could make a policy that TiPsters can't have their own specific pages, but they can be as elaborate as they want with the "about me" page they get with their account. Maybe with the very few exceptions of Mark Marvelli and Peter Sloan and such. What do you guys think?

Thanks for your comment. Please sign it with four ~s. I think articles about specific people will more or less be changed. I don't want to remove it entirely, so I guess a case by case basis would be more appropriate. If you see an article lacking professional style, feel free to tag it with {{Cleanup}} or change it yourself. Thanks for the great edits. Kkimball 13:18, 30 July 2006 (MST)

I'm crossposting this comment to all relevant pages that I can think of because I really want it to get out. A lot of recent edits by Davidson members are lacking in the professional style that we're looking for at the wiki, even making otherwise professional articles into more of a "discussion board" or "chat room." Since on the wiki we believe in action rather than mere complaints, I'm going to start tagging {{Cleanup}}, on said articles, or even deleting them, but since it's such a large quantity I wanted to address the editors doing this and direct them to this loverly page here. They have valuable information and I'd hate to end up accidentally altering the content. Sorry if I come across as a bit of a grumpy old hen, but this is an encyclopedia and not a chat room. Though tongue-in-cheek ain't quite so bad. Memoriae 10:32, 8 October 2006 (MDT)