[WikiEN-l] Story about Wikipedia response to subtle vandalism

charles.r.matthews at ntlworld.com charles.r.matthews at ntlworld.com
Mon Oct 30 10:13:39 UTC 2006

 "Gregory Maxwell" wrote

> It's sometimes hard to convince someone that we're not trying to be
> mean when we tell them they must cite sources because when the look
> around Wikipedia they find homogeneous swaths of it uncited or poorly
> cited.
> We have parallel problems with copyright violations and other areas
> where the active community has thoroughly agreed that Wikipedia should
> do X while most of Wikipedia still does Y.

Not a great comparison. Copyvio strikes at the legal viability of the whole project. Referencing - well, read Kenneth Clark's book on Gothic Architecture where he talks about writing as if the Ph.D. examiners were looking over his shoulder. We are not good in getting this in proportion.


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