[WikiEN-l] Age fabrication and original research

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Thu Oct 1 17:55:08 UTC 2009

2009/10/1 Ken Arromdee <arromdee at rahul.net>:

> This is logical, but only proves that our rules contradict ourselves every
> which way.

Yes. The rules are not a consistent legal framework, they're a series
of quick hacks.

If you regard them as an immaculate stainless steel construction of
flawless design every component of which is intended to mesh perfectly
with every other component ... then you have badly misunderstood how
Wikipedia works and will be continually frustrated (much as you are

That a lot of people seem to assume this doesn't make it any truer.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Practical_process - does this
help explain how we got here?

I'm not saying it's desirable, I'm saying this is how it is.

- d.

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