Talk:Al Gore

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Sourcing quotes[edit]

I have moved quite a few quotes from "Sourced" to "Attributed" because they weren't adequately sourced. Some examples:

  • "A zebra does not change its spots.". The link given is for "Carolyn's Little World", self-described as a "Blog commentary and discussion on abortion, politics, Marvin the Martian, and other topics". Blogs are not considered reliable sources.
  • Several magazine citations include no article title. It is unreasonable to make editors read an entire magazine (or book) to find a quote.
  • Speech titles, locations, and dates are not adequate sources, because editors cannot travel back in time to hear the speech. We need a reliable published source.

Always remember that the goal is to make verifiability easier, so we can be sure of the accuracy of quotes. I would also recommend that bare links be replaced with proper citations, because the reader cannot tell by looking at the link whether it is likely to be a reliable source. We should not be so cavalier about the ease of hyperlinking that we forget that the article should stand alone as a useful document, with sources clearly listed. ~ Jeff Q (talk) 03:43, 18 November 2006 (UTC)