I tend to write about work I like and generally ignore work I dislike. A negative review, I feel, takes up valuable space that might be utilized more profitably to encourage readers to appreciate rather than avoid. On occasion, one might need to show disapprobation, but my disapproval is reserved usually for work that I regard as dishonest or inauthentic. I see little point in tearing apart the bad pictures of some beginner when I might instead encourage the promise of another. On the other hand, it can sometimes be necessary to write a corrective where one believes that an established photographer and his or her work has been overinflated.—Gerry Badger, from 'The Other Americans: Richard Avedon's Nothing Personal', in 'The Pleasures of Good Photographs'
Articles I have created
Ripples in the pond
- 2012 - After I'd created Wonga, the company Wonga began toning the article down, removing some of the claims about their unfair business practices. I did not know enough about economics to refute their persistent changes, so I did nothing and intended to learn about economics. Eventually other people noticed and The Guardian took up the story. Their revelations became big news in the media.
- 9 October 2013 - 'Old Crow Medicine Show has the longest, strangest Wikipedia page in music' at The Daily Dot and This Band's Wikipedia Page Is Somehow Longer Than The Who's - at the Phoeniz NewTimes blog - "Complaints from a number of Wikipedians have led to the page being flagged by administrators. A disclaimer at the top of the page says the article "may contain an excessive amount of intricate detail," employ a style that does not reflect Wikipedia's encyclopedia tone, and may "be too long to read and navigate comfortably."". Back in July of this year, I recognised the issue with this article and set an example of how it could be drastically slimmed down and added those flags spoken about in the articles above.
Helpful pages as a personal reference
Areas worth working on
Articles possibly worth creating
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Articles worth marking for deletion
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