[WikiEN-l] If you feel like hitting your head against a brick wall...

Peter Ansell ansell.peter at gmail.com
Thu Feb 7 23:24:18 UTC 2008

On 08/02/2008, Meg Ireland <megireland99 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I get the feeling Cade Metz is a disgruntled ex-Wikipedian, perhaps? I
> note The Register is full of other Metz's stories aimed at admins:
> eg. Wikipedia COO was convicted felon
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/12/13/wikimedia_coo_convicted_felon/

It doesn't seem to me that someone disgruntled would post an update
apologising for the use of incorrect information about her in such an
apologetic manner.

January 4: The original version of this story said that Carolyn
Doran's hit and run DUI resulted in a fatality. This was based on two
separate sets of computer records - one with the Loudoun County,
Virginia Circuit Court and another on the web site of the Virginia
Judicial System. But these records are incorrect. Apologies to Carolyn
Doran and her family."

Is it suddenly a bad thing for wikipedians to be accountable? The veil
of transparency that the web provides could only last until an
organisation started accumulating assets and donations publically,
then the media should definitely be performing investigative
journalism on it.


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