User:GangofOne

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"Again, please remember that Wikipedia is a utopian social experiment; we all know that as such it is doomed to fail, but I'd like to see how far scholars of good faith can push it before genuine trolls and other vandals destroy all our work here." User:Hillman Chris Hillman [1] (Hillman has since left Wikipedia.)


Wikipedia: A Techno-Cult of Ignorance by Paulo Correa, M.Sc., Ph.D. Alexandra Correa, H.BA. Malgosia Askanas, Ph.D. (User:Helicoid) ISBN 1-894840-36-4

"ANTI-WIKIPEDIA

"Is Wikipedia a new fascism of knowledge perpetrated by disaffected leftists: a Wackopedia?

"The following is a manifesto against Wikipedia - against its pretensions to being encyclopedic; against its false claims of openness; against its representation of a democratic access to, and democratic enunciation of, knowledge; against its institutionalized falsification of facts; against its sordid attempts to monopolize knowledge and rewrite history by blanking out parts of our collective memory and replacing them with imprimaturs. Yes, those are all aspects of the cyberbureaucratic fraud that Wikipedia is committing wholesale upon knowledge. The fraud that consists of producing false knowledge on an encyclopedic scale. Now, that's notable about Wikipedia, if nothing else is.

"The facts and events related in this document unfolded in the course of an attempt to place in Wikipedia a factual and informative entry on the topic of Aetherometry. The unequal, rigged war which ensued crystallized perfectly what is corrupt and perverse in the workings of the wikipedian enterprise, and the utter impossibility for such an enterprise to produce anything even close to a factual and balanced reference source.

"The term "Wikipedia" is a neologism designed to sound as if it denoted an encyclopedia, a community project developing and functioning through an effort of 'self-regulation'. That's what Wikipedia strives to be, right? Wrong.

"It is more like a Wackopedia of the 'pediaphiles' and perverts of knowledge, the cyberpriests of infantilized knowledge. ... [fair use quote] http://www.aetherometry.com/antiwikipedia/awp_index.html

Mini book review: A jumble of overheated prose, inaccurate, partial arguments. The kind of thing the internet was made for. I enjoyed it immensely.


And how dya like

  • Wikipedia:The Rise of the Latrines? One for you too? (contributed by User:81.193.184.185 Jan 19 2006) Yes , thanks. I'm actually aware of it, haven't gone through it completely yet. As it has been said, Wikipedia is not primarily a social experiment, but it still is a social experiment. These critical works are part of the results of the experiment; worth reading. GangofOne 23:00, 19 January 2006 (UTC)

From NYT http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/04/weekinreview/04seelye.html?pagewanted=print re John Seigenthaler Sr. and John Seigenthaler Sr. Wikipedia biography controversy

"Wikipedia is a kind of collective brain, a repository of knowledge, maintained on servers in various countries and built by anyone in the world with a computer and an Internet connection who wants to share knowledge about a subject. Literally hundreds of thousands of people have written Wikipedia entries.
"Mistakes are expected to be caught and corrected by later contributors and users. "
The World Wide Web is a kind of collective brain, a repository of knowledge, maintained on servers in various countries and built by anyone in the world with a computer and an Internet connection who wants to share knowledge about a subject. Literally hundreds of thousands of people have written WWW entries.
Mistakes are expected to be caught and corrected by later contributors and users.
Literacy is a kind of collective brain, a repository of knowledge, maintained on libraries in various countries and built by anyone in the world with literacy who wants to share knowledge about a subject. Literally hundreds of thousands of people have written entries.
Mistakes are expected to be caught and corrected by later contributors and users.
Language is a kind of collective brain, a repository of knowledge, maintained on brains in various persons and built by anyone in the world with language who wants to share knowledge about a subject. Literally hundreds of thousands of people have spoken.
Mistakes are expected to be caught and corrected by later speakers.

Lost wisdom[edit]

List of pages to revisit and link memos[edit]

There are many worthwhile User pages on wikipedia, but yours is probably not listed because I hadn't started making this list when I saw it. I am open to suggestions, if you have some favorites of your own.


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