On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 2:35 AM, David Gerard <dgerard(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Mon, Aug 30, 2010 at 2:57 AM, David Gerard <dgerard(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On 29 August 2010 17:52, David Moran
Well, right. That's kind of what I mean.
These things happened to
Citizendium because credentialism is the natural outcome of trying to create
a system of valuing a certain class of contributors more than others.
I was amazed just how actively negative credentialism could be -
Shirky posited it as merely putting a dead weight on the project, not
actually driving it backwards. Did anyone actually predict it would
result in CZ becoming a crank magnet?
If anyone wanted to advocate credentialism on Wikimedia projects,
they'd first have to work out how to fix the pseudoscience problem on
Irony. David Gerard disparaging CZ using a rationalwiki page as evidence.
Pseudo-science, pseudo-humanities, etc are no stranger to Wikipedia,
and our processes have not always been victorious over it. Simply
put, the rubbish on Wikipedia outweights the rubbish on CZ, and I
suspect that an academically sound study would indicate that,
proportionally speaking, Wikipedia pollutes the interweb more than CZ.
Compare the rationalwiki page for CZ and WP. I wonder how large their
WP page would be if a similar level of critical analysis was applied.