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WikiProject Countering systemic bias
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Please read the associated WikiProject Page before posting here. If you notify the project, please be prepared to show how any potential bias could be resulting in a lack of balanced coverage, or some other omission, as described on the WikiProject Page.

War of 1812[edit]

I am not a member of this Wikiproject and perhaps this is not the place for this but I think that the members should take a look at this article.

Despite the fact that many historians advocate annexation of Canada as a primary war aim for the US as well as irrefutable evidence suggesting this, this article makes only a last-thought, to-the-side mention of this, and then only as a debated "possibly". This is only one of the issues of this article, some of which I have brought up in the talkpage, and I think you should look into them.

I believe this is a result of systemic bias as many if not most Wikipedia editors are from the US. This particular article is under the "protection" of several POV-pushers who suppress the countless complaining editors with fallacious, contemptious or otherwise invalid responses.

Regards, Green547 (talk) 17:57, 26 September 2015 (UTC)

I would suggest that before you wade into that quagmire (or anyone here), read this and [1] and note the author of the latter has his own WP article. No comments or endorsements from me as to content, just suggest awareness. Montanabw(talk) 05:00, 27 September 2015 (UTC)
thanks for that--I appreciate it. :) Rjensen (talk) 06:06, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

Bias as a result of cyberharassment[edit]

This past weekend I attended WikiConferenceUSA in Washington D.C. Among the excellent talks was one by Danielle Citron author of the book Hate Crimes in Cyberspace. I highly recommend watching her talk (on YouTube at: -- the speaking begins at 42 minutes and 47 seconds from the beginning). Even though her talk was about harassment, she spoke about how it can affect people. I could definitely see the connection with Wikipedia - how argumentative discussions can affect people in predictable ways (for example, forcing people to be silent), resulting in bias. - kosboot (talk) 21:16, 12 October 2015 (UTC)

African-American architects[edit]

I restored this article, got rid of the most obvious copyright infringement and began to fix the references. This article needs more work and I'd welcome any help to get it in Wikipedia shape. I think there is much that can be preserved here but the overly promotional language has to go. Liz Read! Talk! 13:23, 21 October 2015 (UTC)

Signpost editorial[edit]

Gamaliel, a Wikipedia Signpost editor, wrote a powerful editorial apparently inspired by many of the discussions at WikiConference USA. What has fascinated and horrified me are the responses. These responses made me realize for the first time that this project (Countering systemic bias) will never succeed if it focuses on articles. The real issue is Wikipedia editor behavior (that's why I say look at the comments). - kosboot (talk) 23:01, 25 October 2015 (UTC)