would you consider this useful jesse?
13:12, 17 May 2006 126.96.36.199 (added section on flag, the m population of
muslims and famous chinese muslims)
p.s here is the wikipedia policy on amaturism
"Many ignorant people who think they know stuff will riddle articles with
errors and serious omissions."
In all honesty, Wikipedia has a fair bit of well-meaning, but
ill-informed and amateurish work. In fact, we welcome it an amateurish
article to be improved later is better than nothing. In any case, when new
hands (particularly, experts on the subjects in question) arrive and go to
work, the amateurish work is usually straightened out. Really egregious
errors are fixed quickly by the thousands of people who read Wikipedia every
day. In general, the worse the error, the faster it will be noticed and
fixed. As Linus' Law states, "Given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow."
The editor base of Wikipedia is large enough that errors are usually small.
From: Jesse W <jessw(a)netwood.net>
Reply-To: English Wikipedia <wikien-l(a)Wikipedia.org>
To: English Wikipedia <wikien-l(a)Wikipedia.org>
Subject: Re: [WikiEN-l] Saladin1970 (new thread)
Date: Tue, 23 May 2006 14:20:42 -0700
On May 23, 2006, at 2:00 PM, BJörn Lindqvist wrote:
When you say "no useful edits," does
that mean that you are "able to
provide evidence of your accusations?" It seems to be that Saladin1970
definitely has made useful contribution(s):
I can't comment on the 2nd link you gave, but this one at least...
This one is already
addressed *directly* below, and links to a quite
long, and apparently well-referenced article on the subject:
[[Xiongnu]]. While I, personally can't comment on the good faith or
lack of such in the edit, it was, in fact, not useful where it was put,
and was redundant (as best as I can tell) in the article where it
should have been put.
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