|Subject:||Re: Eleanor: an even worse Wikipedia error|
|Author:||Rene (Authenticated as Rene)|
|Date:||February 5, 2007 at 10:48:01 PM|
|Reply to:||Eleanor: an even worse Wikipedia error by Cleveland Kent Evans|
I watch Wikipedia already for quite a while because I see it as a very interesting Internet phenomenon. So I would like to give a few comments about it - not to criticize Cleveland Kent Evans, even less to start a flame war, but just as "food for thought":
Yes, Wikipedia contains a lot of misleading or even downright wrong information, but this is not surprising given that anybody at anytime can write something there. What is surprising to me and a lot of other watchers that it functions at all. At the start of Wikipedia there was a broad consensus that this will *never* work, no way. But the site has grown into something that despite all its flaws has definite uses.
You could look at it also the other way round: Regulars on this forum know very well the quality issues of "baby names websites". Like others here, I often found wrong information on those sites myself, and regularly this produced an urge in me to correct them. But, no chance, of course. With a bad Wikipedia entry, at least you can do something about it...
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