Sat 1st October 2011, 5:13am
QUOTE(thekohser @ Thu 29th September 2011, 4:33pm)
So, once the winner is determined and he (or she, but most likely he) is paid, that will make him a paid editor, and then the article can be savaged by the anti-paid-editing crowd, including Jimbo.
Yes, you are right. I believe it is a bad idea to award a student for writing an article.
BTW once I asked my friend, an academic, the best in his area of expertise, to write an article for wikipedia. He refused. He said that he always is working hard and is doing his best, when he writes something, and that's why he sees no reason to do the job on Wikipedia only to have it later changed by the people who have not a slightest idea what they are doing.