[Foundation-l] Has Wikipedia changed since 2005?

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Sun Oct 3 16:58:56 UTC 2010

On 3 October 2010 15:53,  <WJhonson at aol.com> wrote:

> It was never intended however to be a collaboration amongst experts, but
> rather an encyclopedia built *by* the masses, for the masses.  That was the
> intent.  In this, it has succeeded, for better or worse.

No, "built by the masses" was not the intent. The goal was to build an
encyclopedia. It turns out the masses are fantastically useful in
this, but claiming that was a goal is simply factually inaccurate. So
I must say, in response to this remarkable claim: citation needed.

- d.

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