[extropy-chat] POV wiki (was RE: Time Magazine's Person of the Year)

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Wed Dec 20 14:05:32 UTC 2006

On Tue, Dec 19, 2006 at 09:32:48PM -0700, Brent Allsop wrote:

> Sure, you can add "signed" content so others will
> not change your authored POV and so people can

Encyclopedia don't always get only better, sometimes
people refer to particular edition of Brittanica, e.g.
In principle if archive.org doesn't have a copy a
versioned Wiki would. Adressing would be as easy as
adding a timestamp parameter to the URI. This allows
you to cite stuff which has vanished, been degraded,
"improved", or otherwise tampered with.

Another nice thing is to treat user-submitted quality
as a vector, not a scalar, do server-side clustering
and modify content view for each personalized user.
This not only allows "you'll probably like this" and
"you almost certainly won't like that" lists as well
as cleans other moron's drivel from article versions,
leaving your spittle intact.

Of course, this requires that users pass a Turing test,
and lose anonymity as soon as they want to profit from
their peer group's jaundiced view.

> laboriously go to your signature information to
> find out who you are (will you know if you can
> trust them after this?).  But where is the "wiki"
> in an un-editable article?
> And there is still no way of knowing,
> quantitatively how much "support" there is for any
> POV article or argument or whatever contained in
> any of the parts of the "SPOV article sets" or the
> "forks" and so on.

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