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Primary sources

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Handling primary sources, or Project Sourceberg

What to do about primary sources? People like to add them to Wikipedia, but people also are (rightly) disturbed by their presence.


Could an example be offered? What is the issue? This is the first time I have heared the term 'primary source'.

See en:Primary source for definition. Generally complaints are invoked over the inclusion of the full text of treaties and other legal documents.

The name Wikisource

I find the term "wikisource" to be confusing. I came here expecting to find a discussion about the work to be done on the wiki source code. 'Primary source' material is quite another matter.