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> Now, let's bury the myth, Is it an emanation of collective wisdom?
Nicholas Carr
post Thu 21st September 2006, 8:40pm
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We let everyone in the general public edit Wikipedia. ... The bigger myth is that Wikipedia is an emanation of collective intelligence or, ... We need to bury the Wikipedia myth if we're to see what Wikipedia is and what it isn't - and ...

http://www.roughtype.com/archives/2006/05/...lets_bury_t.php
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post Wed 29th July 2009, 11:30pm
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how then could a wiki be "an emanation of collective intelligence" ? shrug.gif boing.gif boing.gif boing.gif boing.gif wave.gif popcorn.gif popcorn.gif smiling.gif



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post Wed 29th July 2009, 11:34pm
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Is there some way old threads could be locked after a certain period of inactivity? I don't know why Emesee keeps resurrecting them but it's very irritating.
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post Wed 29th July 2009, 11:47pm
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QUOTE(Nerd @ Wed 29th July 2009, 4:34pm) *

Is there some way old threads could be locked after a certain period of inactivity? I don't know why Emesee keeps resurrecting them but it's very irritating.

It can be done, but it somebody would have to watch EVERY thread for some (arbitrary) period of time time, then lock it. It's better to trust posters not to resurrect necrothreads without good cause. And this nearly 3 year-old one, is probaby some kind of record. Easier to tell Emesee to just knock it off.

Emsee, if it's older than 6 months, you can pretty well be sure nobody cares to time-jump and get seasick from the Tardis. sick.gif So unless new evidence arrises in a clearly relevant way to a stately old well-developed thread. And even then, you might as well just start a new one and ask a mod to merge if they want.
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post Wed 29th July 2009, 11:51pm
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What would be even better is for a mod to the software that doesn't let members of the group "One-Liner Contributors" to post to a thread that hasn't been posted to in more than, oh, a month. I imagine that would require some hackery.

While we're at it, can we modify the software so that members of that group can use a maximum of two emoticons per post?
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QUOTE(Kelly Martin @ Wed 29th July 2009, 4:51pm) *

What would be even better is for a mod to the software that doesn't let members of the group "One-Liner Contributors" to post to a thread that hasn't been posted to in more than, oh, a month. I imagine that would require some hackery.

While we're at it, can we modify the software so that members of that group can use a maximum of two emoticons per post?

And while we're at it, we'd also like a larger civil code, more real estate taxes, zoning laws, schools, churches, homeowners' associations with assessments and archetectural control committees...
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post Thu 30th July 2009, 12:41am
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I'd like for WR to tell me how long it has been since my last post when I hit the "reply" button. smile.gif
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