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talk:public figure

Persons directly and voluntarily engaged in public life also qualify if they are clearly identified with advocacy groups and exercise major influence over those:

Judgement should be exercised in cases of extremely obscure or ideological parties that may not deserve any exposure. Any articles on these parties or their major figures may be hard to reliably update, and editorial balance hard to achieve to cover all such parties or fringe groups.

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These marginal public figures volunteered for public exposure and strongly influence public interest decisions. While there should not be inordinate coverage of them, the fact is, there's really no other forum to find out what they're up to. As it stands the existing policy is arbitrary and not even enforced. What was above was at least something other than "whatever a single person finds annoying", which is the present non-standard.