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

Dave Sill sparge at gmail.com
Tue Mar 8 18:27:21 UTC 2016

Sorry, I understand this list's emotional attachment to Sasha, but it
appears to me that Wikipedia did the right thing in removing that page.


On Tue, Mar 8, 2016 at 12:45 PM, crw <crw at crw.io> wrote:

> On 3/8/2016 1:40 AM, Giulio Prisco wrote:
>> 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.
> Wikipedia could make more flexible use of the namespace system to
> effectively bolt a 'subreddit-like-entity' onto each and every article.
> Different schools of thought could then be better represented and
> (depending on how the UI/UX is done) unpopular views could be more
> discoverable.
> The Talk: namespace can be painful to trudge through, for even relatively
> uncontroversial articles. This might be by-design - one would have to
> really care about a subject to bother to tread there. Breaking that
> namespace out in the spirit of "let a thousand flowers bloom" could
> certainly address the issue, while at the same time creating additional
> administrative overhead (dealing with abuse, spam, etc, yuck). Maybe worth
> the trade-off?
> -crw.
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