Fastfission <fastfission(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 5/5/06, Cheney Shill wrote:
Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, not a socially defined
collection of original research.
Wikipedia is an encyclopedia which subverts the usual definition of an
encyclopedia and expands far beyonds the bounds of typical
encyclopedias because of its social model, one based on collective
authorship. You can't get around the social interaction, it is what
makes the entire thing work. I should think such is fairly obvious.
I think "free", the assumption of accuracy that comes with
"encyclopedia", and the assumption that reasonable people will be reviewing the
changes without requiring days of debate over easily verifiable knowledge is more obvious.
Unless we're discussing trolls, you'll have to provide support for your opinion.
How many people arrive at Wiki as a result of a "social interaction" or
"chat" search on Google? Has that even been suggested in a motto of the day?
That's a reasonable argument for mysapce's success, not an encyclopedia who's
goal is to share the sum of the world's knowledge.
I'll respond on the rest later.~~~~Pro-Lick
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