QUOTE(EricBarbour @ Thu 4th August 2011, 10:42pm)
Don't worry about Wales. When I put out my report about his "encyclopedia",
he'll need to wear a hat---to keep steam from exploding out of his fat little head.
Did you know that the average en-WP article is less than 4k bytes long,
contains only 2 references, and is basically useless? And that the top 10
Wikipedia editors by quantity have been doing nothing but use bots to
make pointless edits to userpages and other non-encyclopedia locations--
for more than 2 years? And that the actual addition of useful information
to articles peaked out in 2008-2009, and is now slowly dropping? Meanwhile,
admins are blocking 16,000 users every month--mostly by using bots.
That "project" is slowly going to hell.
For a further good analysis of wikipedia methodology, have a look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Ed_Fitzgerald/thoughts
Also some insightful current comments at http://news.slashdot.org/story/11/08/05/16..._medium=twitterThis post has been edited by communicat: Sun 7th August 2011, 3:57pm