kara...@gmail.com, Mon, 14 Apr 2008 08:58:55 -0700 (PDT):The Guidelines page has to have some changes to it. At the moment,
I'm going to concentrate on the subtopic "sources", which currently
"We should not allow any and all citations to newspaper stories.
Journalistic opinions are not authorities, and journalists are not
authorities on scientific issues. It is better to cite the scientific
This is my proposal for a change:
1. Printed books
3. Diaries (when necessary)
4. E-books, and other public-domain books published on the internet
5. First-hand newspaper accounts
All sources must be in MLA format, citing the author, book, page
number, date and place published.
Use of the internet as source material is restricted to the following:
1. Primary news agencies (AP, Reuters, FoxNews, etc)
2. Actual books which were previously printed, and now in the public
3. Major, authoritative websites which promote the subject being
Websites deemed personal in nature cannot be used as authoritative
Image uploading is restricted to the following:
1. Images made prior to 1923 are considered "public domain" in
accordance with U.S. law; they may be uploaded to the article in
question. This includes all images made by and for the U.S.
2. Images made after 1923 are considered "copyright" and as such are
restricted to "fair use" policies, including restricting placement
only on certain articles.
3. All images must bear a relevent licence tag, indicating copyright
status, ownership of the image, and source.