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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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