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AAAhmed46
23rd August 10, 07:36 PM
If anyone else can get a more direct soarce to this, id welcome it if it can be posted here.

I dislike the tones of a conspiracy theory here. But his main point is interesting.

k81dgrUlknw

Discuss. Hired editors for both sides bad or irrelevent?

Cause of a wikipedia editting war?

WarPhalange
23rd August 10, 09:52 PM
Wikipedia will go down in flames. It started out as a good idea, but it can only work for things that have absolutely no subjectivity to them, such as math.

AAAhmed46
23rd August 10, 11:23 PM
Good point.

Other views?

bob
23rd August 10, 11:26 PM
It's fine for what it is. The main reason people complain about subjectivity is that the battles are fought much more publicly. IIRC a fact check audit found it compared pretty favourably to Encyclopedia Brittanica across a range of subjects.

Take it all with a grain of salt and use it as a starting point, not an end point.

HappyOldGuy
23rd August 10, 11:35 PM
The Encyclopedia Brittanica thing has been debunked pretty much. They weren't actually that close even in the original story, and a number of natures experts turned out to be factually wrong while Brittanica turned out to be right.

Alot of political groups, candidates, and corporations are hiring people to shape opinion online. I would not be even slightly surprised if Aipac was doing so.

WarPhalange
23rd August 10, 11:56 PM
The fact of the matter is, power corrupts.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Wales#Controversy

If it went from being owned by someone to lots of people, that would make things a bit better. But yeah, companies and politicians have been caught trying to change their Wikipedia articles.

Odacon
24th August 10, 10:44 AM
If anyone else can get a more direct soarce to this, id welcome it if it can be posted here.

I dislike the tones of a conspiracy theory here. But his main point is interesting.

k81dgrUlknw

Discuss. Hired editors for both sides bad or irrelevent?

Cause of a wikipedia editting war?


What the fuck is this shit?

Ajamil
24th August 10, 09:03 PM
Is he offering himself as a wiki PR specialist, then?

ICY
24th August 10, 10:34 PM
It does what I want it to do...so fuck you guys and your whining.

Iscariot
25th August 10, 05:22 AM
Most famous group to use paid (or enslaved) web users to change public opinion about themselves? The 'Church' of Scientology. If they do it then it's definitely low and a shady tactic.