[nSLUG] Wikipedia (Was: "Cat5e vs Cat6")

Richard Bonner 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.
>
> Ben

***   My whole issue with this has been in regards to high standards, 
so I agree with that statement.

Richard



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