On 27 September 2010 15:17, Nathan <nawrich(a)gmail.com> wrote:
A few posts back Peter linked to several
who had left Wikipedia, representing them as examples of the problems
he has identified.
I think it's worth reposting here what one of those editors gave as
his reasons for leaving:
So what can we learn from these clearly stated objections, and how do
they apply to the general problem of articles in the humanities?
This appears to be the objections of someone who thinks an
encyclopedia is a journal in the field, or should work like one. As
WJohnson has pointed out, Wikipedia is not a venue for academic
You can hardly move on Wikipedia without tripping over experts in
whatever topic you're editing. Why are there any experts on Wikipedia?