Wed 20th April 2011, 9:35pm
QUOTE(Sololol @ Wed 20th April 2011, 1:21pm)
QUOTE(Zoloft @ Wed 20th April 2011, 3:57pm)
QUOTE(SarekOfVulcan @ Wed 20th April 2011, 12:00pm)
QUOTE(EricBarbour @ Sat 9th April 2011, 5:18pm)
You want proof ... that WP is run by dweebs?
Ummm.... was there ever any doubt? :-)
People who belong to subcultures are easy targets; my true concern is behavior directed towards others - so in my mind, the question to consider is:Is Wikipedia run by douchebags?
I direct you to a critical axiom that I found whilst browsing that most respected of internet research institutions, Penny Arcade. It has proven invaluable to me and, although you've probably seen it before, I hope it is of some service to other readers. John Gabriel Internet Theory
Oh, I'm familiar with the Greater Internet Fuckwad Theory - anonymity and its regrettable consequences... but that theory applies to the masses under
the authority, not the sponsors or administrators or sysops themselves.
It's easy enough when the site is ED, where the site owners and admins were gigantic fuckwads and proud of it
, but Wikipedia has a veneer of respectability and trots out all sorts of 'rules' and 'policies' that it supposedly adheres to.
I was really addressing Sarek Of Vulcan, named after Spock's dad, so obviously a dweeb (as I am on any number of hobbies/obsessions) - and desiring him to look inward and ask himself, "Could I, Garrett, a man I hope is reasonable most of the time, family man, musician, devotee of a number of popular entertainments, could I have fallen, dragged down by the plaints and desires of this online collection of loose data, fallen so far as to be behaving... like a douchebag?"
Of course I don't expect him to share his insights with us, it's a spiritual journey.
He might even, after enough fasting and privation, be visited by his spirit animal, the tribble.