[Wikipedia-l] Re: Edward W. Felden on wikipedia

Timwi timwi at gmx.net
Sun Sep 5 01:06:52 UTC 2004

Mathias Schindler wrote:

> http://www.freedom-to-tinker.com/archives/000674.html
> "Until I read the Microsoft-case page, I was ready to declare Wikipedia 
> a clear success. Now I'm not so sure. Yes, that page will improve over 
> time; but new pages will be added. If the present state of Wikipedia is 
> any indication, most of them will be very good; but a few will lead 
> high-school report writers astray."


The Microsoft anti-trust case article was majorly rewritten at some 
point by [[User:Brian Kendig]]. At the time I was watching him a little, 
and I noticed his re-writing of this article. It stuck out to me as 
being majorly POV and possibly factually inaccurate.

Now, I wasn't (and still am not) an expert in this field, so I didn't 
know what facts to dispute, but at least I could cry "POV!". I tagged 
the article as having its neutrality disputed and attempted to begin a 
discussion on the talk page.

The NPOV dispute tag was simply removed, and I was told "You can't 
simply mark an article as disputed; you have to point out what exactly 
you are disputing." I said I was disputing the entire article, but I was 


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