[Foundation-l] Academic article review (was:Re: Cabal?)

Michael Bimmler mbimmler at gmail.com
Mon Mar 2 19:57:04 UTC 2009

On Mon, Mar 2, 2009 at 8:52 PM, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2009/3/2 Chris Down <neuro.wikipedia at googlemail.com>:
>> Ipatrol has just came on IRC claiming that he has been told that the WMF is
>> hiring people to "validate" articles, and that the foundation is doing it in
>> secret by using thousands of IPs and academics. He claims that the WMF has
>> contracted colleges all across the US have been recruiting academics to
>> "validate" articles, and states that admins are involved in this 'cabal', or
>> whatever.
> o_0
> If we were doing such a thing:
> 1. we wouldn't be paying anyone
> 2. we'd be shouting it from the rooftops.
> Nice idea, actually. Anyone feel they could put together a serious
> programme to recruit academics to such a cause?

(changed subject as this is an interesting discussion)

I was thinking about this as well recently and yes, Thomas, I agree,
this is something that could coordinated or at least supported by
chapters, many of which have good connections to local universities.


Michael Bimmler
mbimmler at gmail.com

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