[WikiEN-l] Age fabrication and original research

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Thu Oct 1 19:21:58 UTC 2009

2009/10/1 FT2 <ft2.wiki at gmail.com>:

> The problem is there comes a point where you can't improve them in terms of
> definitiveness without them being so long as to defeat easy readability
> ("tl;dr"). At that point we rely on the reader to figure it out. if you can
> spot improvements that others haven't, and they reflect the spirit better
> than the present wording, then Be Bold and see if others agree they are an
> improvement, and fix them!

Yes. The key problem is that no rules can stop stupidity or bad faith.
Particularly not stupidity. Ken, you appear to be demanding wording
that will  be so good that people can't apply it stupidly. There is no
such possible quality of wording where human judgement can possibly be
involved; and removing human judgement makes it stupider.

- d.

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