[Taxacom] "Why would you waste your time editing Wikipedia?"

Paul van Rijckevorsel dipteryx at freeler.nl
Mon Sep 22 09:22:49 CDT 2008


From: "Una Smith" <una.smith at att.net>
Sent: Sunday, September 21, 2008 10:43 PM

> Paul van Rijckevorsel wrote:
>>That sounds very commendable, and like the exact opposite of what
>>Wikipedia does (in practice). There, the typical entry consists of a list,
>>copied from a database (somewhere), giving an opinion held by somebody,
>>somewhen, somewhere; details all unspecified. No indication that there are
>>other views possible.

From: "Una Smith" <una.smith at att.net>
Sent: Sunday, September 21, 2008 10:43 PM

> That is a fair description of a "stub";  an article that has a bare
> minimum of content, quality, and scholarship.

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I guess that is the most damning statement on Wikipedia I ever heard. 
However, my description holds true for items much too long to be a "stub".

Paul





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