[nSLUG] Wikipedia (Was: "Cat5e vs Cat6")
mike.lifeguard at gmail.com
Mon Nov 2 12:50:22 AST 2009
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Richard Bonner wrote:
> *** A number of years ago in the U.S., Wikipedia was used to falsely
> discredit some political rival. I don't remember the details, but
> believe that some page on some politician was subtly altered to imply
> negative things.
Biographies are an area of great concern to Wikipedians, there is
currently a rather large effort to organize better ways to raise the bar
on introducing libel - both in the software, and socially. I don't edit
Wikipedia, so I can't explain any specifics.
> Until they get complete control over it, there's a good reason I
> call it "Why? Ki-pedia".
Who is "they"? Perhaps you don't understand how the wiki actually
works... Daniel's recent reply is a good intro, and there are a
multitude of recorded talks (google "Wikimania" for a sampling) which
can provide a more detailed explanation of how things do and don't work.
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