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Thursday, May 08, 2008

A Crockwork Orange

Last August, I posted an essay here about a travesty on Wikipedia involving a clique of agenda-driven editors who were trashing the biographies of several distinguished scientists and academics, one of whom I have known personally and professionally for 24 years.

Since then, the issue of problematic biographies of living people has emerged as the number one unsolved problem on the English Wikipedia.

On Sunday, an uninvolved editor, who had recently become aware of the problem, undertook to correct on her own one such biographical article, whereupon there erupted a firestorm of hostile reaction from that same clique of agenda-driven editors.

The pitched battle has been waging for five days now.

And there is a gaggle of observers at Wikipedia Review closely following the drama in a commentary thread entitled A Scientific Dissent From Wikipedianism.


Blogger archosIDF said...

Good to see you, Moulton.

How have you been doing lately?

Thinking of you.

5:32 AM  
Blogger Moulton said...

Hi Archos.

I've been doing remarkably well, all things considered.

How have you been?

Incidentally, just this morning, I made reference to one of the Best Posts of the Day from IDF.

Small world, eh?

8:37 AM  

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