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Is there yet a general realization that Wikipedia is a proud shining obelisk inscribed with much knowledge in all the scripts of the world, but made of chalk and drenched in a corrosive continual acid rain?


There is the story of a Chinese poet who became engrossed in weighing which word they should use in a poem, whether it should be "knock at" or "push at" the door. Re-told with various elaborations, they usually do not denigrate the questioning - which is the better expression? 反复推敲


My favorite quote, that correlates what I hear and read, with what I feel, and what I hope:

I'm a pessimist about probabilities; I'm an optimist about possibilities.
Lewis Mumford (1895-1990)


Sigh... "full-proofed"

Is there *any* logic to this?


Interesting, and a Wiki! AllSetLearning Grammar Wiki


The results of IP edits are 'sometimes' less than ideal, but then one comes along that fixes something broken for over two years. "But the article's name is just 'Beetle', not Beetles" says the one with new eyes. Err, umm, thanks. Really!!


Lately I've been on a run of correcting spelling mistakes. Lest anyone think that I think English spelling is 'rational', I'll point to my Page at Simple English Wikipedia

Lists of Common Misspellings               My best so far: "abd nabaged"


Ahh, found it again. Don't know where to put this, but sometimes I need to be reminded that even people who act very crossly may have reasonable points that I can agree with.

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Simply precious, seen on Slashdot:

>   >   " I'll never be able to prove it, but I know I'm right".
>   There is no reasonable defense against an idiot with an agenda
It would seem you have backed yourself into a corner here.