While obviously exaggarated, the article does raise some interesting points. For example,
the following sentence struck me as insightful: "The 'general public,' you
see, is now an entity separate and distinct from those who actually control the creation
of Wikipedia." Anyway, irrespective of the truth of these claims the permanent and
(apparently) secretive semi-protection of pages will give us very bad publicity,
particularly if this is applied indiscriminately to all pages in a category. I think the
drawbacks of such a measure outweigh the benefits.
On Wed, 24 May 2006 13:33:09 -0400 Jimmy Wales wrote:
It is worth noting that Nicholas Carr has taken note of
this thread to
announce the death of Wikipedia. Apparently, 154 articles
semi-protected out of 1,151,768 is the end of open editing.
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