[Foundation-l] [EWW] Edit Wikipedia Week

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Tue Nov 20 18:08:09 UTC 2007

On 20/11/2007, Andrew Gray <shimgray at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 20/11/2007, Christiano Moreschi <moreschiwikiman at hotmail.co.uk> wrote:

> > Look, the plain fact is that we don't want more people adding their own
> > junk to the English Wikipedia. (...) So what's the solution?
> > The solution we propose is to get more of the faex populi editing
> > Wikipedia. Oh, please - this is so bad it's almost funny.  (...)
> > At a time when Wikipedia's reputation in academia is in the shitter
> > - and to most noble people of quality, this is what really hurts - we
> > invite more of the village idiots into the online city? The horror, the
> > horror!

> I hate to break this to you, but Wikipedia is a project which
> involves, on a pretty basic level, encouraging all-comers to edit.
> This is the fundamental model. This is *what we do*.

Er, yes. Christiano, you have greatly misunderstood Wikipedia.

If being in the trenches is getting you down that much, get the hell
out of there and don't take it out on the newbies.

- d.

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