This article is very low quality and obviously written by someone who has no
experience at editing or administrating on Wikipedia and is just trying to
cherrypick humourous examples of our interactions.
However, I think we should begin producing a short column of this nature
which in an entertaining way supplies an account of Wikipedia interactions
and release it to internet and paper publications on a daily basis, (perhaps
a syndicate could pick it up.
From: Mathias Schindler <neubau(a)presroi.de>
Date: Wed, 10 Nov 2004 06:42:11 +0100
To: Mailingliste der deutschsprachigen Wikipedia <wikide-l(a)Wikipedia.org>rg>,
Subject: [Wikipedia-l] This is the beginning of a "today in wikipedia"-section
in major newspapers
We should start a wikipedia weather forecast.
Mudslinging Weasels Into Online History
By SARAH BOXER
Published: November 10, 2004
about NPOV: "But each one has a different view of that job. And that is
where the fun begins."
about protecting pages: "Thus Senator Kerry and President Bush took
their places next to the other untouchables in the Wikipedia: Ariel
Sharon, Osama bin Laden, Rush Limbaugh and Salvador Allende."
about foreign admins: "One administrator, a German computer programmer,
wrote, "Hopefully once the elections are over this article won't be the
prime vandalism target anymore.""
about the election: "one Wikipedia administrator humbly proposed an
addition to the Bush page "We should probably go ahead and add something
about him winning the election, with or without mentioning the help of
Diebold Electronics and ESS,""
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