Talk:Park51

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Possibly worth citing this facebook group and this one (showing that they're not quite close to "1 million" at all...) - although I do spot a post saying Obama himself will be opening it! Definitely need cites for the crazy stuff but I can't remember where they all are. Scarlet A.pngbomination 21:57, 25 August 2010 (UTC)

Might want to mention that it seems like using influence to curtail the free expression of a single group of people on private property. Cracked has done a good job as well[1]. ~~Subsound~~

I think this entire issue was invented by greedy right wing media outlets.--Sir Onion Kneel before my vegetable might! 03:05, 26 August 2010 (UTC)

Fact soup[edit]

I have added the fact tag to a lot of things, please don't just mindlessly revert. We need sources for this article regardless. Scarlet A.pngbomination 21:30, 1 September 2010 (UTC)

"Quotation of someone on Facebook"[edit]

Maybe I'm missing something... but how, exactly, is 'someone on Facebook said this' a valid citation? That's pretty much like having no citation at all. Actually, it might be worse. --Yukabacera (talk) 12:39, 26 February 2013 (UTC)

I guess that it's reference for "unsubstantiated rumour" - maybe we should add a few quotes from "anonymous bloke in a pub".--Bob"I think you'll find it's more complicated than that." 12:45, 26 February 2013 (UTC)
If there are no objections, I'm going to delete them. --Yukabacera (talk) 11:29, 18 March 2013 (UTC)
That does raise the awkward question of how you can reliably reference generic stupidity and rumour. The question is about whether some people actually believe these things, then where else can you reference than the people themselves believing it? Scarlet A.pngbomination 12:15, 21 March 2013 (UTC)
Quite true. However, we could at least reference places where people can actually check that these things have been said. Blog posts, YouTube comments, bathroom graffiti, anything. I agree that it's an awkward issue, but IMO just saying "someone on Facebook said this" isn't quite good enough, because for all we know, these quotes could've been invented wholesale. --Yukabacera (talk) 13:08, 24 March 2013 (UTC)

I've removed the Facebook stuff for now. --Yukabacera (talk) 10:47, 1 May 2013 (UTC)