On 2/28/06, The Cunctator
On 2/21/06, Mark Gallagher
We were just discussing that ... Wikipedia
*doesn't* want to be
"the free encyclopaedia that anyone can edit". There's too much
abuse, too much ranting from trolls with a sense of
self-entitlement, encouraged by that tagline.
I quite like the idea of "Welcome to Wikipedia, where good authors
are always welcome".
Funny, I never realized you were the One True Prophet through whom
(Because you're not.)
That was uncalled for, you know. We're all entitled to express our
view of what Wikipedia is or should become, and all entitled to
attempt to interpret the will of "the community".
You're right. I'm sorry.
But I think that Mark Gallagher's approach is dangerously wrong.
Restricting Wikipedia to "good" people smacks of Animal-Farm-esque
That attitude gives "our enemies" way too much attention and credit.
It creates way too much of an us-vs.-them paradigm which I've fought
against from day one.
And Wikipedia doesn't like that.