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RE: Wikipedia must be stopped b4 it kills again!
> From: owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu [mailto:owner-DINOSAUR@usc.edu]
> On Behalf Of B tH
> I know a few of you have directly contributed to the
> dino/paleo Wiki pages.
> I've noticed on a couple of them that I had read several
> months ago that drastic, unrewarding changes have been made.
> On one, the updater who seems to have overwritten
> professional entries goes by "The Tom." Doesn't sound like a
> PhD to me ... But that's just one example.
> All of you have better things to do - but - dad-gum, some of
> the crap that's on there is pretty ridiculous.
> Is there no way to "lock" your entries?
That's Wikipedia for you.
> The spirit of Wiki is good but it is open to hooligan shenanigans.
> The problem with Wikipedia is that soooo many people go to
> it, not realizing its limitations.
And the other is that so many write for/edit it without realizing their
limitations, too... :-S
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr.
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Senior Lecturer, Vertebrate Paleontology
Dept. of Geology, University of Maryland
Faculty Director, Earth, Life & Time Program, College Park Scholars
Faculty Director, Science & Global Change Program, College Park Scholars
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