[WikiEN-l] Metapedia - worse than Conservapedia

Steven Walling steven.walling at gmail.com
Wed Jul 25 21:57:27 UTC 2007

Compared to Conservapedia, I don't see them having any
specific page attacking wikipedia in any shape or form...

Wikipedians don't simply dislike Conservapedia because it is critical of our
endeavors, we dislike it because it is poorly written and fundamentally
opposed to the spirit of inclusiveness and neutrality that Wikipedia stands
for. The same goes for Metapedia. It's a lobby for a particular viewpoint on
subjects, not a fair and comprehensive encyclopedic endeavor.

On 7/25/07, Jussi-Ville Heiskanen <cimonavaro at gmail.com> wrote:
> For all the folks who think they can make themselves appear more
> witty than they are, just by pointing out vandalism type articles on
> the site that are humourous., just stop it...
> We would not want to be judged on the vandalism on wikipedia
> /wikimedia projects, so making fun of the vandalism on another
> site is not very cool by any standard.
> For what it is worth, I checked out the articles written/created by
> the sysops/admins/bureaucrats on the site, and they appeared
> fairly run of the mill legitimate articles, though clearly of subjects
> that would be of interests of a specific group.
> There is a genuine difference between this site and the one that
> was put up by stromfront. First of all, it seems this site is trying
> to create selected articles, perhaps in part based on wikipedia
> articles, but not mass importing the whole thing...
> Most specifically of import to my own reaction to the site, they
> have not mass imported all the user pages of wikipedia...
> That was what got me all het up under the collar about the
> previous incarnation of a nazi oriented wikiengine powered
> web site...
> In this particular case, they have done the look and feel
> thing viz a. Viz. monobook, but their logo is in fact quite
> cute.
> So the best way to not be trolled (tm) by this site is to
> help them as best able we are, by telling them how to
> comply with GFDL, and let them either do the right thing
> and show it, or fail. and show that. Please do not prejudge.
> Compared to Conservapedia, I don't see them having any
> specific page attacking wikipedia in any shape or form...
> --
> Jussi-Ville Heiskanen, ~ [[User:Cimon Avaro]]
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