[Wikipedia-l] blocked an IP

Vicki Rosenzweig vr at redbird.org
Wed Aug 7 15:06:59 UTC 2002

At 08:07 AM 8/7/02 -0700, Koyaanis Qatsi wrote:
>just wanted to give you all a heads up:  if you check out 
>[[Special:Ipblocklist]] you'll see I just blocked somebody:
>* 07:42 Aug 7, 2002, Koyaanis Qatsi blocked (contribs) 
>(unblock) (scripting in about 24 Easton's Bible Dictionary entries per 
>minute--wikified, which I appreciate, but otherwise untouched, that is, 
>heavily biased.)
>I email this because I'm about to go pick up equipment for a shoot I'm 
>going to in L.A.  I'll be out most of today and I'm leaving Friday morning 
>and will be gone until early Sunday a week later.  I'm not dodging the 
>debate that will undoubtedly come up.

I'm relieved; I don't mind the entries on things found only in the Bible, 
but they're grossly
inappropriate as articles on subjects like [[anise]]. (I did a quick 
once-over on that, putting
a quick definition at the beginning, clarifying that the easton is about 
the bible, and making
a few links. But it needs lots of work--the original author doesn't even 
seem to know which
of two botanical names the article means when it says "dill."

>If you're curious, I consider [[Anger]] a prime example of the bias 
>inherent in the dictionary, and think also that many of them are no longer 
>historically accurate.  At the rate of 24 a minute, the cleanup (if left 
>unchecked) would IMO be quite an undertaking.  Feel free to unblock if 
>I've acted unfairly or in haste.  I probably won't be around to discuss it 
>until much later tonight.
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Vicki Rosenzweig
vr at redbird.org

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