On 7/11/05, kevin lyda <kevin+dated+1121551223.3c5b8b at ie.suberic.net> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 11, 2005 at 05:48:23PM +0100, Paul Biggar wrote:
> > To prove this, find the topic you know most about. Then go to the
> > wikipedia entry: is it rubbish? Can you find at least 3 mistakes? Is
>> have you actually done this?
Yes, just now.
> were your edits correcting thos mistakes rejected for some reason?
I think you may have missed the point. Suppose you were advising a
linux user about a bug that they found. It might go something like
this: 'right, so you edit the code until you have a minimal case, then
you recompile it with debug flags, and -O0, stop it at the right
place, grab a core and a stack trace, . Then you fix the problem, make
tests to prove it, redo all the above, and ship it all off to the
developer'. And they might say 'no', but in far more flowery language.
In other words, finding a problem with something does not obligate you
to fix it. In this case, I think that wikipedia is so god awful that I
choose not to contribute. Additionally, my contribution would damage
my ability to bitch about it, which I value far more than wikipedia
paul.biggar at gmail.com
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