[ExI] Alexander Chislenko article on English Wikipedia in danger of deletion

Giulio Prisco giulio at gmail.com
Tue Mar 8 09:40:01 UTC 2016

What to do then? It's a fact that some specific biases tend to
dominate Wikipedia. I have mostly given up on Wikipedia, and these
days make only minor factual edits on non-controversial topics. But of
course that empowers the biased zealots even more. We have discussed a
"Wikipedia Task Force" on this list many times, but never created one.
I guess we all have other things to do... Having said that, I would be
happy to participate in a Wikipedia Task Force.

On Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 10:02 AM, Anders Sandberg <anders at aleph.se> wrote:
> On 2016-03-08 09:35, Giulio Prisco wrote:
>> That's why instead of one social system there should be many.
> Economies of scale.
> Consider Scholarpedia - http://www.scholarpedia.org/ It has articles written
> by domain experts. The result is that it covers a few domains, and even in
> these domains many key articles are not written yet. The existing articles
> are generally good, but getting the expert to take time to write the article
> on her topic of expertise is hard: they might promise one, but actually
> getting it done between the research and grant writing is hard.
> If every community wrote their own wiki, we would have a lot of wikis. But
> they would tend to cover only a part of even what the community considers
> important, let alone what other communities would like to know. Worse, their
> productivity would be low, both in terms of article production and
> maintenance (which is strongly dependent on number of editors).
> --
> Anders Sandberg
> Future of Humanity Institute
> Oxford Martin School
> Oxford University
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