[nSLUG] Wikipedia (Was: "Cat5e vs Cat6")
ak621 at chebucto.ns.ca
Wed Nov 4 11:41:41 AST 2009
On Tue, 3 Nov 2009, Ben Armstrong wrote:
> On Tue, 3 Nov 2009 10:53:14 -0400
> Ben Armstrong <synrg at sanctuary.nslug.ns.ca> wrote:
>> The good news is, as I understand it, this already happens.
> I need to clarify this, because I'm sure what you meant by "oversee" is
> not exactly what I see happening. As I understand it, Wikipedia
> attracts contributions from experts in a wide variety of subjects.
> They also set very high standards for contributions, explained in
> elaborate detail at their site (e.g.
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Reliable_source_examples ). So
> in a sense, the missing "oversight" that you think is so vital is
> already there.
*** That is good news. Now to be truely useful, this needs to be
extended downward to lesser subjects.
> I would challenge, though, that "preeminence" is a necessary
> qualification for making submissions, so long as a high standard for
> submissions is adhered to.
*** My whole issue with this has been in regards to high standards,
so I agree with that statement.
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