On 4/22/05 7:19 AM, "David Gerard" <fun(a)thingy.apana.org.au> wrote:
The Cunctator (cunctator(a)kband.com) [050422 20:47]:
It's really too bad that "How to Destroy
Wikipedia" seems to have gone down
the Memory Hole, because it's a fine example of me pouring gasoline on a
fire (in short, it was the inflammatory, negative version of "How to Build
Wikipedia" but you'd have to read it to understand) out of frustration and
an unfortunate tendency toward sarcastic fatalism.
Whew--that was really abrasive, nigh abusive. What was interesting is that
even though I totally pissed off and hurt both Jimbo and Larry with it, I
was able to mend fences with Jimbo once I convinced him I didn't mean to
attack him personally, was sorry for hurting him, and had both honest
concerns and a desire to make Wikipedia better. I was never able to convince
Larry I wasn't attacking him personally.
The commentary/discussion page linked to Destroy demonstrates the positive
tenor of the community then, I'd say.