[Foundation-l] Misplaced Reliance, was Re: Paid editing, was Re: Ban and moderate
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Sun Oct 24 17:44:19 UTC 2010
On Sun, Oct 24, 2010 at 1:38 PM, Austin Hair <adhair at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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.
A higher degree of reliability is implied than is provided. I
wouldn't go so far as to say that encyclopedias are generally
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