[Foundation-l] Wikipedia Editing is project number 832465

Amir E. Aharoni amir.aharoni at mail.huji.ac.il
Sat Oct 23 21:02:56 UTC 2010

2010/10/23 Fred Bauder <fredbaud at fairpoint.net>
> Here's a new job offered on Freelancer.com:
> "All sources must be referenced correctly according to Wikipedia
> guidelines so that it would not be rejected. An experienced Wikipedia
> writer is a plus!"
> Is this an acceptable project? How should someone who gets this contract
> handle it?

Acceptable or not (IMHO it is), the interesting and good thing about
this ad is that the advertiser understands that if the article is not
properly referenced, it will be rejected.

This is similar to the story of the Wikipedia editing course that was
organized by right-wing Israelis a few months ago: they did it because
they understood that Wikipedia will reject politically-biased writing.

That is a win for the public perception of Wikipedia - the people
realize that Wikipedia is not so easily fooled.

אָמִיר אֱלִישָׁע אַהֲרוֹנִי
Amir Elisha Aharoni


"We're living in pieces,
 I want to live in peace." - T. Moore

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