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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Wikipedia's article deletion process has alienated this group of smart, influential people. (Jimbo's reform proposal.)

Quotes from the discussion (in no particular order):

" the context of this weblog and its commenters, the commenter names represent a living human being in my mind. When I peruse the AFD page, the names I recognize from here are dehumanized with the terms sockpuppets and (more egregiously) meatpuppets. It’s a bit jarring."

"What I do disagree with is the characterization I so often see of wikipedia as possessing some virtue because of it’s “open” nature, which, it should now be obvious, is a relative term."

"Screw the ‘pedia and the ‘pedians! Long live the long tail!"

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