Mon 22nd March 2010, 2:45am
QUOTE(Anonymous editor @ Mon 22nd March 2010, 1:21am)
Let me get this straight:
you're saying that if editors quit, Wikipedia will start handing out free PCs and Internet connections?
No, it is not a question of *if* ... I just think that workers should be paid for their labor and even "charitable workers" should be respected in a real way, paid expenses, and need tools.
I think that choosing to redirect some of the multi-million dollar financial resources to providing PC, iPads, internet connections would be a very interesting project that would bear some very interesting fruit.
Think ... one million bucks equals 8,000 editors or 2,000 iPads neatly customised to be portable, Wikipedia editors ... or a combination of both.
Now hand them out specifically, e.g.
to all women ...
to all ethnic minorities ...
to senior citizens ...
Instantly, you have a major positive change ... A MAJOR CORRECTION ... in the demographics involved in the Wikipedia.
These would not be giveaways. They would remain the property of the Foundation. There would be terms and conditions apply ... but what you would get for sure is change.
What is the alternative ...? They spend the money and the Piss- Porno- Vulva-pedia remains the same. The same status quo rules. They same old shit. The same old drama. No change.
It is radical but it would work. The media kick back from it alone would be worth many times more. It is a genius suggestion.
It is also a real question of the allegedly democratic or consensus driven nature of the Vulva-pedia. Democracy is worth crap unless it includes direction of the financial management of resources. It is only mock democracy, democracy for show, if it does not ... but probably only a grown up would see that.
Seeing the Wikipedia as a viking raiding ship plundering the copyrights of the world for a moment, I just though if one put it to the crew to vote, most folk would agree to the booty being shared out. A few intelligent ones might agree to it be shared wisely.
Of course, I would take it even further and invest it outside of Turdsville, USA etc but even if just within the USA it would work.
QUOTE(Cock-up-over-conspiracy @ Sat 20th March 2010, 2:15pm)
Even "charity" workers require tools ... and why the inequity of a buy in price of PC and DSL line? Why not dole out a few thousand PCs and internet connections to social demographs that are current missing on the Porno-pedia?
All the power is in the hands of the workers ... and yet they would rather busy themselves on their hamster wheels.
How to get the hamsters to go on strike for more water and feed pellets ...?
QUOTE(Ottava @ Mon 22nd March 2010, 2:01am)
Kind of impossible. Furthermore, the potential for lawsuits would be through the roof. Just imagine what would happen when there was no culpability.
Nah, I meant - no public attribution. Obviously IPs would be held at the backend for admins to deal with vandals etc.
It is kind using of the 2ch approach.
"Recognition", being the recognisable "bad boys" is part of the thrill for vandals and socks. The Porno-pedia feeds them.