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Wikipedia Quality Sucks September 17, 2006

Posted by John in Technology.
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Wikipedia quality sucks with the anonoymous postings and the results suffers as a consequence.  Nick Rough Type chimes in. 

I don’t agree with “Forking” but maybe this will put the pressure on the quality of wikipedia.  How hard is it to make people register who they are if they want to edit.  Plain and simple registering your name forces quality and authenticity.

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1. Todd - March 9, 2007

I don’t agree at all, the problem isn’t the anonymous entries so much as it is the people on wiki who have no lives, and at the same time, no knowledge of the subject matter they are deleting and remarking upon.

It doesn’t matter how many OTHER articles someone has contributed to, the basic structure of wiki is based on false premises.

If anything, the more articles you have edited, the less you should be allowed TO edit. Wiki keeps all the edits, so just go back and look at the poor mediation wiki has done, the favoritism, the palpable bias, it isn’t a “community”, it is a mob.

And like most mobs, it isn’t very intelligent or rational.

2. John Furrier - March 9, 2007

Todd,
I agree with you which is why I say force a user registration and public idenity model.


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