Tue 9th May 2006, 10:24pm
QUOTE(Donny @ Tue 9th May 2006, 12:18am)
It's an interesting rant but clearly not written by a professional journalist. I had a look at the top domain, http://www.israelnewsagency.com/
and it doesn't look much like a news agency, more like someone's home page.
First off, thank you for inviting me to come here to comment.
The security and accountability to post in this forum is something that Wikipedia can learn from.
Yes, I am a professional. Which means I do get paid to write from time to time.
And yes, I expect different people to take different takes on my writing style.
Brits see American writing as "passionate" or "dramatic" while we Yanks see the Brits as ... rather dry. ;>
Passion defines good writing, for effective sentences will evoke laughs and tears.
Dry copy is the domain for attorneys and advocates.
I do apologize for the packaging of the Israel News Agency
- what you are looking at is a Web page created back in 1995. It's the substance that counts. Never judge a book by its cover. But your well intended feedback has caused me to call a graphic artist today :>Words hurt.Especially when there is no substance behind them.
Wikipedia hurts people. When it's supposed intention is to add fruit to our lives.
Wikipedia defines the essence of mediocrity.
For this reason it has risen to a high ranking on the Net's search engines.
No less than how many governmental officials secure top positions.
This forum was created because you good, kind and enlightened souls will not embrace mediocrity.
Nor should you.
When people start to believe all which is written on Wikipedia as an absolute - we will be in deep trouble as a society. When two people - Jimbo and Danny - can overide the consensus of a community, then it is time for brave and wise men and women to be counted.
This forum deserves credit.
You will find a link to this forum on the above stated Israel News Agency / Google News
With with the four remaining stories for which I plan to write re: the abuses of Wikipedia.
If anyone here has been hurt by Wikipedia, tell me your story.
Write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Lastly, do take Wikipedia seriously.
It is a threat to free speech.
But again, don't lose any sleep over Wiki - as it will pass.
As all circuses come and go.Best wishes,