The Cunctator wrote:
I'm not saying this is necessarily bad (though I
do have my opinions
about it) but that it is untrue that Wikipedia is completely open.
Let me make a practical example: say I, a longtime user, want to
create a new article but I'm not at my home computer. To do so I have
to log in again; I have absolutely no memory of my password. Before
Monday, I could still easily create the password. Now I have to have
the system send me a new password, open up my email, enter the new
password, and remember to change my settings at home with the new
password. These are new hurdles that I may not want to go through, so
no new article.
So you're saying that if someone can create a new article, but chooses
not to, Wikipedia is not completely open? That's a very tight
definition of open that I'm not sure exists in actuality.
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