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Last updated on August 6th, 2017 at 01:52 pm
Andrew Bolt deals with a self-corrector:
I once asked one of the founders of Wikipedia if he really believed that mantra of trusting to self-correction, and whether that meant it was fine for me to post stuff as defamatory of him as he’d allowed to be posted of me.
I told him what I had in mind.
My entry was quickly modified.
- Wikipedia’s policy is to remove subjective content, and they do do this, although it can take a while (despite their talk about having no editors, they do have what amounts to an editorial staff, albeit mostly voluntary, who deal with partisan comments).Posted by Blithering Bunny on 2007 02 27 at 12:47 PM • permalink
- Tycho of Penny Arcade said it best.
“If I don’t like it, why don’t I go edit it myself? To which I reply: because I don’t have time to babysit the Internet. Hardly anyone does. If they do, it isn’t exactly a compliment.”Posted by Tatterdemalian on 2007 02 27 at 12:58 PM • permalink
- #1 RebeccaH
I only use Wikipedia for articles where nobody has a political ax to grind.
You’d be surprised where you’ll find political ax-grinding, though. Wikipedia is much more useful as a link-aggregator than as any kind of authoritative source.Posted by Spiny Norman on 2007 02 27 at 03:09 PM • permalink
- Wikipedia links ALWAYS require careful reading with a large grain of salt.Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 02 27 at 03:36 PM • permalink
- And, of course, let’s not forget that editing Wikipedia to reflect badly on people is hardly limited to the lefties.
Even when something stupid is actually pretty funny!
And, yes, that particular Wikipedia entry remains unchanged. Clearly, many people do not babysit the INTERNET.Posted by The_Real_JeffS on 2007 02 27 at 03:59 PM • permalink
- Is it on youtube?Posted by SwinishCapitalist on 2007 02 27 at 06:52 PM • permalink
- Kochie seems to have undergone a transformation to the left of recent years.
I used to like how he’d ambush people like Sharron Burrow with a good objective tough question. They all get free rides now though.
I think Kochie, just like Al Gore and Flannery has discovered that there is great popularity to be had by supporting this subjective, alarmist global warming agenda.Posted by Hank Reardon on 2007 02 27 at 08:34 PM • permalink
- Now this is interesting…
I just searched youtube for “Andrew Bolt” in the hopes someone uploaded the sunrise debate with Kosh.
A whole bunch of getup.org spam came up, nothing about or by Andrew though.Posted by Admonkeystrator on 2007 02 27 at 09:37 PM • permalink
Tycho of Penny Arcade said it best.
The comic sums up the problem pretty well. 🙂Posted by Patrick Chester on 2007 02 28 at 06:21 AM • permalink
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I only use Wikipedia for articles where nobody has a political ax to grind. Otherwise, it’s not a trustworthy source of information.