[Taxacom] Wikipedia politics: the future don't look so bright

JF Mate aphodiinaemate at gmail.com
Wed Nov 20 14:16:09 CST 2013


Yup. I think we have just hit rock bottom. CanĀ“t you guys resolve this in
private before the outside world finds out?

Best

Jason


On 20 November 2013 20:23, Stephen Thorpe <stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz>wrote:

> Paul,
> I'll happily take you on in a one-on-one rational debate on Taxacom
> regarding any specific issue relating to your vague comment below. Bring it
> on!
> Stephen
>
> From: Paul van Rijckevorsel <dipteryx at freeler.nl>
> To: Taxacom <taxacom at mailman.nhm.ku.edu>
> Sent: Wednesday, 20 November 2013 9:59 PM
> Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Wikipedia politics: the future don't look so bright
>
>
> From: "Stephen Thorpe" <stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz>
> Sent: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 1:39 AM
>
> > I am talking Wikipedia here, not Wikispecies. FYI, there are bunches of
> > Wikipedia editors conspiring to obtain absolute control over content.
> They
> > are also not at all happy about the fact that Wikispecies is way ahead of
> > them in biodiversity stuff, and are lobbying (hopefully unsuccessfully)
> to
> > get it shut down. Our old "friend" Stemonitis actually seems something of
> > a moderate compared to these others!
>
> ***
> It might have been helpful to include a link. This appears to be
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Wikipedia_talk:WikiProject_Plants&oldid=582471403#Wikispecies
>
> Long story short, Stephen Thorpe, being the expert on botany
> that he is, has decided to set back the clock on Wikispecies
> by four years, to the position that Wikispecies had been
> struggling to escape for the four years prior to that.
>
> Paul
>
>
>
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