[Wikimedia-l] Paid editing v. paid advocacy (editing)
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Fri Jan 10 20:09:46 UTC 2014
On 10 January 2014 20:12, Martijn Hoekstra <martijnhoekstra at gmail.com>wrote:
> I very much agree with this. Currently we just don't have the manpower to
> explain to 'the corporate world' in an understanding and clear fashion that
> what they are trying to do is *all wrong*, and what it is they *can*
> actually do. As long as corporate spam outnumbers well-meaning Wikipedians
> who are willing to invest time and effort in explaining by roughly a factor
> 1 : 10, there is little we can do.
Or, as is the case on the Dutch-language Wikipedia; as long as hardcore
anti-anything-to-do-with-corporate-whatever Wikipedians can "outgun"
well-meaning Wikipedians who are willing to invest time and effort in
creating and maintaining content about corporate entities in the equivalent
of AfD, there is little we can do.
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