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Welcome to the club ... (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41267873)

It doesn't matter the source, once the editors on Wikipedia decide it's not acceptable then it's not !

Welcome to the club .. (0)

Anonymous Coward | about 2 years ago | (#41268037)

Welcome to the club, Wikipedia is notorious for being trolled by a select few editors with an agenda ...

A reasonable response (1)

darkonc (47285) | about 2 years ago | (#41270021)

Roth tried to have the original claim censored and replaced by his own claims. As such, a request for third-party verification of his claim is not unreasonable. Roth claims that the 'spook' incident occurred in 1985 at Princeton. Both Tumin and Princeton are well enough documented that it shouldn't be that hard to find a verifiable reference. Doing so would both support Roth's claim and provide a useful footnote for history and Wikipedia.

That having been said, the 'spook' incident and the source of the 'passing' plot device are separate issues.

Re:A reasonable response (1)

darkonc (47285) | about 2 years ago | (#41270057)

Because Roth might have reason to deny the Broyard claim if it was true, he's not as authoritative a source on this tiny bit of history as he might imagine.
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