QUOTE(Joey @ Sat 14th October 2006, 12:53pm)
It's about proving the merits of a particular ideology about the way groups behave.
Excellent point. The Pokemon and video game articles are basically a lure for kids, and the fact that they can make their opinions known about content and policy, without anyone necessarily dismissing them as being too young to even have them, is the hook. Then comes the love-bombing, the phony personal relationships, the assertions of content ownership, and so on, at which point they're reeled in, and quickly put to work on "RC Patrol" and so forth.Jackass 2
isn't quite the right demographic, though. People who are fans of that movie probably don't have the kind of respectful attitude they're looking for, and might become "tendentious" at some point.
Meanwhile, articles on cutting-edge scientific and philosophical ideas or concepts get deleted for being "original research" or "unverifiable," and Wikipedia remains mired in its longstanding reputation for being a trivia repository.
Maybe that's just as well, though...