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Re: Wikipedia must be stopped b4 it kills again!



It may be worth contacting the relevant person directly.  It's
unlikely (though possible) that he is deliberately vandalising; if he
knows that what he's messing with is the work of professionals who
know the taxa in question, he may well hold off.


2009/10/23 Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. <tholtz@umd.edu>:
>> 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.
> Email: tholtz@umd.edu   Phone: 301-405-4084
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