[Foundation-l] "antisocial production" & pt:wiki policies

Marc Riddell michaeldavid86 at comcast.net
Tue Jun 30 01:47:31 UTC 2009

on 6/29/09 8:35 PM, Virgilio A. P. Machado at vam at fct.unl.pt wrote:

> Talking about antisocial... It's quite interesting what I experienced
> in this very list.
> I wasn't aware of the study published in the New Scientist until I
> read about it here on the list, and appreciate the information very much.
> Earlier this month I wrote about my perception of the same inadequate
> behavior on the Portuguese Wikipedia and the adverse consequences
> that might have. Not surprisingly I met a pretty derogatory comment
> and plenty of silence. I certainly don't have the status of the New
> Scientist. I also don't have, yet, any study to back up my observations.
> Nevertheless I'm saddened by the undeniable evidence, that even on
> this list it is easier to find displeasure than empathy, camaraderie,
> not to mention friendship. As I was told: That doesn't really fly here.
> Sincerely,
> Virgilio A. P. Machado
You are not alone in your observations, Virgilio; more agree with you than
will admit. It is truly a sad state of affairs.

Marc Riddell

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