Talk:Ada Lovelace

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Proposed deletion of unverifiable memorial plaque info[edit]

I could not find a reliable source for this statement: "A memorial plaque, written in Latin, to her and her father is in the chapel attached to Horsley Towers." and I question its importance. If I could cite it, I would leave it in place, but since I cannot, I will delete this sentence on or after April 10, 2024 unless I see objections in this discussion. Jlahorn (talk) 18:23, 6 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

I found a photograph of what appears to be the plaque described, but can't find it in sourceable text so apparently it isn't considered significant enough to mention. Schazjmd (talk) 18:42, 6 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Schazjmd seems to have provided a source, but as for the importance, it's relevant to her biography and death. The biography section should be about her life and death, whether it is relevant to her contributions to computing or mathematics or not. Otherwise might as well remove the entire biography since it's not relevant to her works. Tricameral (talk) 21:54, 7 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
The photograph isn't a reliable source. It's simply the only evidence I could find that the plaque even exists. Schazjmd (talk) 21:56, 7 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]
I contend that this specific sentence is not about her life and death, or any of her contributions. It's about a plaque...
Here are our options:
The photograph isn't a reliable source, so we can leave the sentence there unreferenced, and hope info about it appears in a reliable source some day, and that some other Wikipedian in the future finds it, comes back and adds the citations, or we can remove it. I don't think it's providing much value, if any, so I would prefer to remove it, but I also don't care THAT much. There are literally hundreds of thousands of other uncited claims on Wikipedia for me to help clean up. Jlahorn (talk) 17:06, 8 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

 Done — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jlahorn (talkcontribs) 12:45 10 April 2024 (UTC)