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

stevertigo stvrtg at gmail.com
Sun Oct 11 18:00:44 UTC 2009

David Goodman <dgoodmanny at gmail.com> wrote:
> neutrality does not exist.


> it is impossible to work intelligently on a subject without
> developing a view about the disputed questions.

Well, Sourcewallas don't need to work intelligently, really. We
already have lots of functions that similarly avoid the use of
unnecessary intelligence - speedy deletion of subspace drafts, for
example.  So it's not an editorial concept as much as it is a
gathering concept, and the role is not so much an editorial role but
one of interface.

> One has to be aware of ones biases and know the devices for
> overcoming them.

I understand both bias and device, but I don't think these are really
all that relevant if we can still AGF a little bit. Roles help keep
things simple, and applying concepts of principle to simple roles
means that any deviations can be detected without much subjectivity

Redundancy can work too - there is no need to rely on just one
sourcewalla. And in any case good people can keep each other honest if
their collective mode of function is one of openness.

"but it don't look like me..

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