[Foundation-l] Misplaced Reliance, was Re: Paid editing, was Re: Ban and moderate
adhair at gmail.com
Sun Oct 24 17:38:30 UTC 2010
On Sun, Oct 24, 2010 at 7:34 PM, Anthony <wikimail at inbox.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 24, 2010 at 1:19 PM, Austin Hair <adhair at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Oct 24, 2010 at 6:33 PM, Anthony <wikimail at inbox.org> wrote:
>>> On Sun, Oct 24, 2010 at 11:52 AM, <wiki-list at phizz.demon.co.uk> wrote:
>>>> On 24/10/2010 14:20, Fred Bauder wrote:
>>>>> Taking this problem seriously, how can we mitigate misplaced reliance?
>>>> Well you could put a banner above every article that read "The
>>>> information contained on the page could well be nonsense".
>>> A better start would be to stop calling Wikipedia an encyclopedia.
>> Who on earth thinks an encyclopedia is an authoritative source?
> How is that relevant?
You seemed to be saying that by calling it an encyclopedia,
reliability is implied. If I misapplied the transitive property, I
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