[Foundation-l] Expertise and Wikipedia redux

Peter Damian peter.damian at btinternet.com
Sat Oct 16 17:47:36 UTC 2010

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From: "Nikola Smolenski" <smolensk at eunet.rs>
To: "Wikimedia Foundation Mailing List" <foundation-l at lists.wikimedia.org>
Sent: Saturday, October 16, 2010 6:37 PM
Subject: Re: [Foundation-l] Expertise and Wikipedia redux

> I don't see  how can you call it plagiarism when at the bottom of the
> article it is clearly written: "This article incorporates text ..."

Unfortunately we don't have a better word to describe the effortless and 
thoughtless copying of something from something else, so I will use that 
word.  Note 'incorporates' suggests that only parts of the material have 
been, er, 'copied and pasted'.  This is wholesale 'plunder'.  The etymology 
of 'plagiarise' is 'kidnap'.  Perhaps I should have said the articles were 

>>Wikipedia is not entirely relying on century-old sources, however this 
>>still remains an interesting question.

I will link again to my earlier post about the Ockham article 

In my area, it's all like this.  More later (Scotus!!!).

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