So with the Wikibattle now engaged further and further from the realms of logic. Short form:
- Ugly Hill is not notable and should be deleted
- Ugly Hill is published by Viper Comics
- Therefore, Viper Comics is not notable, and therefore also should be deleted
How about some good news instead? Alert reader Geiseric sent us a link to the Yale Daily News, about a program at the New Haven Free Public Library that’s using webcomics to teach literacy and writing skills. Project creator John Baird previously used the technique when teaching English in Taiwan:
â€œThe breakthrough occurred when I came across [a comic] â€¦ with the text blanked out,â€? he said. â€œStudents then filled in the blank comics in English using whatever language skills they possessed.â€?
Although it has only been a few months since the program began, Baird said, he has noticed his studentsâ€™ writing skills improve significantly. He encourages students to observe cues in the pictures when writing in dialogue â€” a method he feels teaches them how to creates scenes that are situation-appropriate. If the students see an angry person in the comic, he said, they learn not to use words that connote happiness. With time, they are also encouraged to draw their own comics.
Of course, you can see where this is going:
- Yale Daily News reports on a program at the New Haven Free Public Library involving webcomics
- By Wikipolicy, the vast majority of webcomics are not notable and should be deleted
- Therefore, Yale Daily News and the New Haven Free Public Library are not notable, and should be deleted
This chain of logic will eventually encompass everything and everyone that you know, love, or might love you someday. To spare the Wikicrowd any further anguish, I’m pre-emptively declaring both Fleen and myself to be non-notable. However, given the perversity of the situation, I rather expect to be getting emails that I’ve been duly enshrined, and proposed for deletion. You know — just another Friday afternoon.
Update: The Fleen Request Line just got a dedication request. “Owen” sends out todays Beevnicks to “Brad” and “Paul”.