[Foundation-l] Has Wikipedia changed since 2005?

Henning Schlottmann h.schlottmann at gmx.net
Mon Oct 4 18:58:21 UTC 2010

On 04.10.2010 20:43, geni wrote:
> On 4 October 2010 19:31, Henning Schlottmann <h.schlottmann at gmx.net> wrote:
>> But those who don't have verifiable knowledge, should not write for
>> Wikipedia. Their contribution is at best useless, at worse they use up
>> time and energy of those who could make better use of their time and
>> energy by writing content.
> The Wikipedia that went from nothing to top ten site was never built
> on  verifiable knowledge. It was built on what people happened to have
> in their heads. The whole citation thing outside the more
> controversial areas came later. Don't believe me? This was a featured
> article:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Murder_of_James_Bulger&oldid=3191413

This time has been over long ago. The turning point was the Seigenthaler
affair. It took some time after that until is disseminated into the
heart of the project. But now every author, new or old has to know that
only verifiable content is welcome and everything else is worthless or
even counter productive because it binds time and energy by others.
People without access to verifiable knowledge are not welcome as
authors. And haven't been for years now.

Ciao Henning

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