[Taxacom] Wikipedia politics: the future don't look so bright
Paul van Rijckevorsel
dipteryx at freeler.nl
Thu Nov 21 09:49:26 CST 2013
What I said was "All I did was to add a link, ... AND
a brief summary." [emphasis added]
Also, I did not "infer that what he was doing was
regressive", but I said so loud and clear; this was a
descriptive statement. Note that this is pretty much
what has held back Wikispecies so much in the past.
Certainly it is quite understandable that there are
those at the English Wikipedia who call for a ban of
And please feel free to have as high an opinion of Stephen
Thorpe's botanical expertise as you like!
----- Original Message -----
From: Richard Jensen
To: Paul van Rijckevorsel
Sent: Thursday, November 21, 2013 3:43 PM
Subject: Re: [Taxacom] Wikipedia politics: the future don't look so bright
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.
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.
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