Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Andrew Orlowsky pitches in to the new wikipedia fite.

Traditionally, Wikipedia supporters have responded to criticism in one of several ways. The commonest is: If you don't like an entry, you can fix it yourself. Which is rather like going to a restaurant for a date, being served terrible food, and then being told by the waiter where to find the kitchen. But you didn't come out to cook a meal - you could have done that at home! No matter, roll up your sleeves.

Rubbish! It's like going to a party and complaining that nobody started any interesting conversations, or that no-one brought any decent drinks.

Like a party, wikipedia is a participative community gathering, not a service provided by someone else. You have the right to participate, and with that comes a share of the responsibility.

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