[WikiEN-l] "Doomsday" threat?

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Thu Oct 12 16:55:18 UTC 2006

David Gerard wrote:

>On 11/10/06, Neil Harris <usenet at tonal.clara.co.uk> wrote:
>>Given that these mailing lists are available to be read by potential
>>adversaries, it's probably not a good idea to speculate here about what
>>those countermeasures might be...
>One important point that escapes many is that when you try to explain
>"it's a website the readers can edit", some people immediately go OH
>NOEZ and list every obvious reason it can't possibly work and the
>enterprise is provably doomed. Wikipedia cannot possibly work in
>Yet somehow it keeps working, pretty much. This is because every
>single one of the doomsday scenarios has happened and keeps happening
>and we've learnt to deal with them as part of the normal course of
We've even learned to cope with the chronically paranoid.


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