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Let me split this into parts: Is it okay to show notability for a claim by citing a book rather than a web-site? Yes! That's fine. Please transcribe a quote from the book, if possible, so readers without access to the book can see for themselves what it says. Please include an edition and page number, so people with access to the book can check that the ...


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Your premise seems to be that I am a one-eyed supporter of the Australian Education system that I so often champion and will stop at no lengths to protect it from a harsh attack. Well, when I say "often champion", it is a topic I don't think I have ever mentioned on this site before, except perhaps anecdotally in chats about the different systems. ...


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Deleting comments is always a bit subjective, having to consider length, content, likelihood to generate further comments, and impression left if you do delete any. "Purge" is literally a mod option, and sometimes it's warranted. Other times, I'll confess, it's just more convenient. Generally, we don't go back to old comments and nuke them all, but ...


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The age of the claim is irrelevant. "Notability" is solely about how many people believe it. The purpose of the notability requirement is so we don't chase geese over claims that no one thinks is true in the first place. For your examples, I'd be concerned that a claim in a speech by a person who lived thousands of years ago is inherently notable, ...


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This has been proposed before, and has not received community support. How about a firm minimum threshold for notability? Also: Should there be stronger notability criteria for non-public figures? I am convinced I have written an answer against the idea on another question too, but I haven't found it. There are several reasons for having a reference to ...


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