[WikiEN-l] Wikipedia's destiny
originaldeathphoenix at gmail.com
Wed Feb 22 14:47:45 UTC 2006
On 2/22/06, Guy Chapman aka JzG <guy.chapman at spamcop.net> wrote:
> On Wed, 22 Feb 2006 08:28:51 -0500, you wrote:
> >I agree, especially because the article didn't show the image, nor did it
> >provide much in the way of information about Brian *the person* (only
> >the meme).
> Part of the problem is that it *did* / did not / did / did not / did
> /did not contain the image, details of the man not the meme, details
> of the meme spreading after Snopes identified him as a sufferer from a
> congenital deformity and YTMND put up a page detailing the fact that
> he is disabled and lives in a nursing home. We had every extreme from
> those who apparently wanted to perpetuate the YTMND fad to those who
> didn't want the article at all, and there was no possibility of
> agreeing on a neutral version, and not much chance of enforcing it
> even then.
> Sit back, calm down and wait to see if he's still remembered in a
> year's time seems a perfectly reasonable approach for an
> *encyclopaedia* to take here. But of course I was for not having the
> article in the first place.
Don't worry, I'm already calm. Whatever my beliefs about Mr. Peppers, I
simply don't feel strongly enough to really care about it all that much.
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