Pett wrote: Since he died twenty years before this edition of EB came out, this is hardly out of date. I'd like to know what updates, if any, could be included
I've no idea if this is out of date or not, but the question is: are you sufficiently expert on the matter to vouch that the statements are still pertinent? I would expect most of the material to be sound, but can but wonder if, for example, the Oxford Icelandic-English Dictionary is still considered to be incomparably the best guide to classic Icelandic? Probably, but who knows, do you?
As I've stated before, I strongly believe that reference articles are better when there is less, but the material is trustworthy, rather than voluminous, but of dubious veracity. So I'd suggest appropriate updates of EB material ought to be more directed at removal rather than inclusion. My own approach to the adding of material to articles on which I am non-expert is to put it on the discussion page, so that experts can then move it to the article itself, if it is found to be appropriate.
EM 15:41, 22 March 2012 (MDT)
- I think I am probably just about as "expert" as you are. Let's leave it at that. ;-) --Pett 10:45, 30 March 2012 (MDT)
I fail to identify any point whatsoever in such an inane statement. On the basis that I have no expertise whatsoever on the topic of GV it would appear to be a convoluted way of saying that you also have no expertise on the matter. If so, the subsequent suggestion indicates that you don't think it problematic for the type of archaic statements I highlighted to be plastered throughout Shetlopedia without adequate corroboration. Such an attitude would not surprise me, but it is far from being acceptable. Could you perhaps explain what you aimed to achieve by your comments?
EM 04:32, 4 April 2012 (MDT)
- Almost nothing in this article can be updated IMHO - the man died twenty years before the article was written. The comment about the Oxford dictionary is completely subjective, but I doubt there was much competition for best Icelandic-English dictionary in those days. (Nor probably these days either.) --Pett 10:59, 5 April 2012 (MDT)