[Foundation-l] Interview: Wikipedia usability and test results

Mark Williamson node.ue at gmail.com
Thu Apr 2 00:37:07 UTC 2009

Not only that, but I didn't find it funny at all. Absolutely devoid of
humor. Distorting truth does not automatically make it humorous. I
believed it at first, actually, until I realized what today is. I feel
that this was completely pointless and a waste of my time.


2009/4/1 Marcus Buck <me at marcusbuck.org>:
> Aryeh Gregor hett schreven:
>> On Wed, Apr 1, 2009 at 2:12 PM, Marcus Buck <me at marcusbuck.org> wrote:
>>> Harsh critic, isn't it? There are two interpretations possible now: a)
>>> All those critics are dicks. b) You did something that is indeed critizable.
>> "All those critics" being you and . . . who else, again?
>> Part of being on an international list is having to deal with other
>> cultural groups' customs, such as April Fools' Day.
> Ziko cross-posted his "joke" on several lists and on the wiki and got
> critic on several of them. If you want names: Marcela, Janneman,
> Phantom, Southpark for example. Look at the list:
> "culture-imperialistic, spamming garbage, confusing the newbies, making
> jokes about real dangers, making jokes about disabled people, and
> unwitty". The only thing, that I accused him of (at least I used the
> word, alhough not explicitly in his direction) was cultural imperialism.
> Fools' days are actually an ethnographic category. There are several
> time periods in different cultures at which making fun of others is
> common. Most of the Western world has April 1 as fools' day, the
> Spanish-speaking world, as Pedro mentioned, knows December 28, somebody
> mentioned the Yiddish Purim torah, Denmark knows the Majkat on April 30
> and May 1 and there are several other occasions in other cultures. Would
> you like to be fooled on all of them?
> Marcus Buck
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