[WikiEN-l] Wikipedia slated in the Sunday Times

Steve Bennett stevage at gmail.com
Sun Feb 12 13:21:33 UTC 2006

This paragraph is particularly inaccurate:
>Wikipedia was set up five years ago as a non-profit enterprise,
designed to provide almost
>real-time biographies and a people's version of history. It has only
three full-time
>employees to vet people's entries, relying on the near-1,000
enthusiasts to correct
>vandalism quickly.


On 2/12/06, Jon <thagudearbh at yahoo.co.uk> 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 .
>   Jon
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