[WikiEN-l] Wikipedia slated in the Sunday Times

Alphax (Wikipedia email) alphasigmax at gmail.com
Sun Feb 12 08:42:02 UTC 2006

Jon wrote:
> The Sunday Times (the most popular British Sunday broadsheet) has
> done a hatchet job on Wikipedia pointing out that it is riddled by
> vandalism. After lampooning the fact that we have 1000 volunteers
> just to keep the vandalism at bay, it quotes Jimmy as saying:
> "I thought it would be overrun with idiots but there are far more
> people doing good than those who try to be harmful."
> Mind you, when WP has more people keeping the idiots at bay rather
> than writing content (as most likely is the case now), something has
> gone wrong.
> If you want to read the article, see
> http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,176-2036558,00.html .

Damn it, where's the edit button? Or at least a "comment" button?

They slander us for being wrong some of the time, but they won't even
let people comment on how accurate THEY are???

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