[Taxacom] Wikispecies has gone to the dogs, best to disregard it now

JF Mate aphodiinaemate at gmail.com
Wed Apr 29 17:19:11 CDT 2015


Maybe you should copy and paste the actual example/s as succintly as
possible. Otherwise it just looks like a playground fight.

Jason
On 30/04/2015 8:03 AM, "Stephen Thorpe" <stephen_thorpe at yahoo.co.nz> wrote:

> There has been a "military takeover" of Wikispecies, by people who know
> not what they are doing (see, for example, this article
> http://species.wikimedia.org/wiki/Austrophthiracarus_longisetosus in
> which homonymy has been confused with synonymy!) I have been excluded and
> blocked from editing the site in future. The following comment, posted by
> another editor who is alarmed by what is happening (please excuse his
> English) is illustrative of the current situation, so I copy it below from
> the Wikispecies Village Pump:
>
> Reducing time for working at Wikispecies
>
> At Wikispecies about 2 million taxon pages are missing. Instead of really
> contributing to Wikispecies, that is adding new pages, there is a playing
> around with an AWB and modifying or deleting things that do no harm, like
> the double square brackets of taxon names on hundreds of thousand pages.
> And proudly is told of "contributions". That are no contributions. There is
> nothing professional in it. Wikispecies is the only Wiki that expects to
> have users from the scientific community. Observing what is done at
> present, will not attract such users. It will lead to a number of closed
> Wikis for groups of organisms, as first ones are already existing, so that
> such unprofessional actions are not possible.
> I'll considerably reduce my working time here under the present
> circumstances. Kempf EK (talk) 16:18, 28 April 2015 (UTC)
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