Friday, March 09, 2007

Wikipedia Re-re-re-visited?

It appears that I (along with some others) have become involved in a Wikipedia edit war as a result of the attempts of one persistent Wikipedia editor, (conveniently hiding his or her identity behind an anonymous IP address), who despite multiple and repeated protests against the use of a term, and a request for mediation, is simply taking no heed of (what would appear to be) the wishes of the majority of those involved in the issue.

I suppose that illustrates (better than anything on Conservapedia ever could) one of the weaknesses of Wikipedia. Nevertheless, I don't think it's insurmountable - other open source projects don't seem to suffer horribly from this disease, and if you can have an argument over the size of the Death Star in Star Wars, then I'm sure you can have one over what indentation style to use in Linux code.

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