[WikiEN-l] WikiEN-l Digest, Vol 34, Issue 49

Bacchante Maenad bacchante at gmail.com
Fri May 5 16:57:58 UTC 2006

Both times I've tried to register with a name I was reading wikipedia and
wanted to make a small addition/correction.  Inspired by some of the other
funny user names I've seen on wikipedia, I wanted to make one.  But this
whole process has left me with a bad taste about what wikipedia is.  Rather
than 'assume good faith' and not resorting to ad hominem attacks like I've
seen recommended in so many wikipedia pages, I've seen a lot of nastiness,
on this list (which I don't read often, but just glancing at some of the
side conversations and other conversations, it's hard to find one devoid of
insults) and on wikipedia.  I guess this list isn't held to the same
standards as wikipedia, so I suppose maybe why the concentration of nasty
people here is because this is where angry wikipedians go? I don't know.
I'm sure someone will just insult me for being earnest.  Have at it.


> On 5/4/06, Steve wrote :
> Quick question: Did you register that name because you wanted to edit
> Wikipedia, or because you wanted to make a point?
> Please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WP:POINT
> Steve

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