[Foundation-l] Misplaced Reliance, was Re: Paid editing, was Re: Ban and moderate
geniice at gmail.com
Sun Oct 24 19:43:44 UTC 2010
On 24 October 2010 20:26, Anthony <wikimail at inbox.org> wrote:
> None of which I'd expect to say that John Seigenthaler is a murderer.
> There are mistakes of facts, and then there's malicious lies. I'd
> definitely expect more of the latter in Wikipedia than in any of the
> traditional encyclopedias.
So your position is that you have the authority to draw lines in the sand.
> No, "Wikipedia is an encyclopedia" is not consistent with any rational
> definitions of "Wikipedia" and "encyclopedia". "Wikipedia" cannot be
> "an encyclopedia", because it isn't "a work".
> Put it in a fixed form, like on a CD, and then you can call it an encyclopedia.
Your position would require that Ai Weiwei's Sunflower Seeds wasn't a
work until 15 October. A somewhat non standard approach I feel. In
fact wikipedia is at any given moment in a fixed form. So in fact
there are a few tens of wikipedia encyclopedias a minute.
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