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

Richard Jensen rjensen at saintmarys.edu
Thu Nov 21 08:43:45 CST 2013


To be fair about it, you did more than just "add a link".  Your comment
about Stephen's botanical expertise was a personal jab, and you did infer
that what he was doing was regressive.

This from a neutral reader who has no stake in the "debate" that may follow.

Dick J

On Thu, Nov 21, 2013 at 3:58 AM, Paul van Rijckevorsel
<dipteryx at freeler.nl>wrote:

> Wikipedia, and in fact the whole Wikimedia empire, is a
> battleground, with indeed very many who are all set on
> winning the taxonomy contest (There Can Be Only One
> Taxonomy, namely MINE). It is not a pretty place.
> All I did was to add a link, for those who might be
> interested in reading for themselves what Stephen Thorpe's
> post was about, and a brief summary. That Stephen
> is willing to 'debate' the issue at length will surprise nobody.
> Paul
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