On 30/03/07, Michael Bimmler <mbimmler(a)gmail.com> wrote:
Maybe it's time to clarify briefly what the
ultimate goal of the
project "Wikipedia" is:
A. To write a encyclopedia (with the labels associates such as
"quality", "accuracy" and "neutrality"
B. To have a nice little community thing, where we have endless votes
and discussions about the (inclusion of the) messed-up divorce of John
Wikipedia doesn't have constitutional or fundamental goals. We have
certain goals which have primacy over others, but none can be
described (or rejected) as our ultimate goal.
It seems that Wikipedia's worth arises from its practical use
(eventualistically), not from what we initially determined Wikipedia
to be (prescriptively). That is, that our goals can be described based
upon pragmatic use of Wikipedia presently, not theoretical projections
into the future.
Oldak Quill (oldakquill(a)gmail.com)