[WikiEN-l] WP and Deep Web, was Re: Age fabrication and original research

Ray Saintonge saintonge at telus.net
Fri Oct 9 23:10:48 UTC 2009

stevertigo wrote:
>> The philosophic roots of this view make sense, but how do we resolve the
>> opposing tendencies of bottlenecks on one side and dispersion of ideas
>> on the other?
> Instead of fixing a hole, or not doing something for fear of creating
> new holes (or just for fear of holes in general), we 'apply good
> faith' -- understanding how we can help others be helpful to...
> others.
> It's called "empowerment." I think. "Facilitation," maybe? Hm: "The
> facilitation of empowerment and the empowerment of facilitation?"  Heh
> - needs work.
I don't know if you understood my point.  Good faith is not a factor 
here since we assume it is present in both paths.  In bottlenecks we get 
people digging in their heels and defending certain perceptions of an 
idea. Dispersion happens when someone abandons the bottlenecked sandbox 
and starts his own brand-new sandbox; with enough of these it becomes 
difficult for the new kid on the playground to choose which sandbox to 
play in.


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