[Wikipedia-l] Minority/majority deadlock (help!)
elian at djini.de
Sun Aug 1 15:29:58 UTC 2004
> Ok, so it finally came down to this: a few people say that some thing
> has to be done one way, while many other people say it has to be done in
> another way. Whatever the discussion, whatever the results of a poll,
> whatever the arguments, the minority can always say that they are being
> trampled upon if things are done the way the majority prefers.
So what? Wikipedia is not an organization for preserving the rights of a
minority but an encyclopedia. As such, it should report the mainstream
view and give adequate space and consideration to minority view points.
If hundred thousand people call a thing X and one thousand call it Y,
wikipedia should call it X and mention that thousand call it Y. If three
people call it Z, it's an aspect which need not be mentioned (except
these three are _very_ important people).
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