Re: WG Review: Effective Terminology in IETF Documents (term)

Carsten Bormann <cabo@tzi.org> Tue, 06 April 2021 05:04 UTC

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Subject: Re: WG Review: Effective Terminology in IETF Documents (term)
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On 6. Apr 2021, at 06:08, John C Klensin <john-ietf@jck.com> wrote:
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> establish specific directions

Wikipedia has a category of content called “original research” (which is ruled out in Wikipedia articles).
This was established to keep a lid on what is best described as “crackpot science”.
It is now a more general guideline that sometimes gets in the way (2 * 2 = 4 is not really “original research”), but overall has served Wikipedia well.
It seems to me the current charter proposal text is trying to go into a similar direction, which might help a lot with keeping rough consensus attainable.
(And, of course, promptly it is attempted to weaken those guide rails...)

Grüße, Carsten